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The Top 5 Upcoming Android Smartphones in India as on February 2012

|February 18 2012 |Android Phones, List of Mobiles, Editorial

Once again, Android Operating System proves its strength in smartphone market in India. The market with moving potential able to deliver a plethora of models and consumers still crave for new Android phones. In India, the Android smartphone range starts from Rs.5000 and lasts till Rs.40000, but people are too conservative in spending their hard earned money. However, Android still dominates the Indian smartphone market. According to Gartner report, Android will command nearly half of Worldwide smartphone operating system by year-end 2012. The report also predicts that Apple iOS will remain the second biggest platform worldwide through 2014. From our viewpoint, Android is dominating the other platforms because of its fludic, interactive UI (user-interface), OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) tend to adopt easily and above all, the high pricing of other (Apple iPhone, Windows smartphones) smart devices. Also we assume that the formerly market leader Nokia might regain its position in India if it pushes Windows Phone well in mid-tier smartphone market. Apart from this, RIM BlackBerry share for the forecast tend to decline and it cannot withhold the tightening competition.

From the above points, we understand that Android still exists to rule the World smartphone market in the year 2012. Therefore, we would like to highlight the top 5 upcoming Android smartphones in India.

1. Sony Xperia S

Sony after completely buying the stakes from Ericsson, likes to continue the business. Sony changed some ground level strategies after the acquisition and likes to concentrate on smartphone market segment. Hereinafter, Sony will not deliver any kind of  feature phones to the market. Recently, Sony announced an iconic device Xperia S at 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held at Las Vegas. The new Sony Xperia S is an excellent PlayStation certified device comes with brilliant 4.3 inch HD Reality display. The device delivers all the possible features that we can expect from an high-end Android smartphone. Also, this smartphone allows the user to customize several operating features and assign to physical buttons based on their usage.


Key features of Sony Xperia S :
  • 4.3 inch HD, LED back-lit LCD TFT touchscreen display

  • HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine

  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Adreno 220 GPU

  • 1GB RAM, 1.5 GB ROM and 32GB eMMC flash memory

  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 12.1 Megapixel Auto-focus camera with LED flash on rear-side

  • Sony Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor for low light capturing

  • 1080p HD video recording and playback

  • 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera with 720p video calling (Google Talk or Skype)

  • PlayStation® certified smartphone (for unleashed gaming experience)

  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI,  DLNA, Micro USB, ANT+ Technology, a-GPS and 3G (HSPA upto 21 Mbps)

Sony Xperia S comes in two colors Black and White. The device is expected to hit the market during March 2012.

2. LG Prada 3.0

LG in association with Italy based fashion goods manufacturer Prada announced the LG Prada 3.0. The device is expected to hit Asian and European markets by March 2012. LG Prada 3.0 which is also known as LG Prada K2 is a high performing device with trendy looks. LG has launched a couple of devices in collaboration with Prada and the Prada 3.0 is the first Android smartphone in the Prada series from LG. Initially, the device runs on Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread and soon will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LG Prada 3.0 carries a sleek 8.9mm thin architecture with Prada's signature Saffiano pattern on back and delivers an optimal performance.


Key features of LG Prada 3.0 or LG Prada K2 :
  • 4.3 inch WVGA 800-nit bright NOVA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution

  • 8.6mm thin sleek body, Prada's signature Saffiano pattern back cover

  • 1-Ghz Cortex A-9 Dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage

  • Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread (upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

  • 8.0 Megapixel Auto-focus camera with LED flash and 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera

  • 1080p HD video recording at 30fps and video playback facility

  • Expandable memory using MicroSD, Micro SDHC cards up to 32GB

  • Connectivity options : Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hot-spot, Micro USB 2.0, A-GPS and 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)

Though LG is yet to comment on official India launch, the device is expected to be priced around RS.38,990/-

3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The highly anticipated Android 4.0 flagship device, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still getting delayed for India launch. Hence, we look at this monster device as an upcoming Android device in India. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to land in India during March 2012. Though many of our readers have enough knowledge about the device, we like to highlight the key features of the device. Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the most recent handsets from Samsung. Also, the device is the latest one in Google Nexus family and successor to Samsung Google Nexus S. Therefore, the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus is simple, beautiful and beyond smart phone.

samsung-galaxy-nexusKey features of Samsung Galaxy Nexus :
  • 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED display with (1280 x 720) pixels resolution.

  • Accelerometer, Compass, gyro, Proximity sensor and even a barometer

  • 1.2Ghz Dual-core Cortex A-9 processor, 1GB RAM and 16/32GB internal memory

  • Android 4.0 OS, Ice Cream Sandwich

  • 5.0 Megapixel Auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera

  • 1080p HD video recording and playback

  • Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, NFC module, 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) LTE, DLNA

  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic and Face-detection unlock system

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected in two colors Black and Snow White

4. Motorola MOTOLUXE

Motorola unveiled the ultra-vogue, rail-thin MOTOLUXE Android smartphone in the market. This stunning beauty is expected for an Asian launch in the coming months. The device comes with a 4-inch touchscreen display that is ideal for writing emails, surfing the web and watching movies. The Motorola MOTOLUXE incorporates MotoSwitch user interface that puts all the information front and center. Similarly, the social graph feature gives easy way to access friends and chat instantly.

Motorola-MOTOLUXE_Front Key features of Motorola MOTOLUXE :
  • 4-inch FWVGA touchscreen display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution

  • 9.85 mm thin sleek architecture, weighs 123.6 grams

  • 1 Ghz Dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM and 1GB ROM

  • Android OS v2.3.7 Gingerbread with MotoSwitch user interface

  • 8.0 Megapixel Auto-Focus camera with LED flash

  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS, 3G HSDPA

  • Expandable memory using MicroSD card up to 32GB

Motorola MOTOLUXE is presently available in UK and Germany markets and soon hits Asia. Since, the device is targeted on mid-tier market segment it might not carry a sturdy profile.


The new HTC ONE X formerly known as HTC Edge is the highly speculated Android device. We could have heard the device name somewhere with the amount of buzz generated in the mobile world. The HTC EDGE is also termed as the first quad-core smartphone with NVIDIA's Tegra-3 chipset. The device is expected to get launched at Mobile World Congress 2012. The device with its spectacular architecture and features is going to rule the markets for the whole year. The stunning artifact comes in a sleek 10mm thick and delivers an optimal performance. Apparently, this smartphone will carry Android Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4.0 UI. So, assuming the speculative device facts are true and therefore we like to highlight them

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Key features of HTC ONE X (also known as HTC EDGE)

  • 4.7 inch Capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution

  • 1.5 Ghz Quad-core AP30 NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM and 32GB internal memory

  • 8.0 Megapixel camera with 28-mm, f/2.2 lens and LED flash

  • Android 4.0 OS Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC 4.0 Sense UI

  • 1080p HD video recording and playback

  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calling (Skype and GTalk)

  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps), NFC

Though, there are several other Android smartphones expected to get launched for year 2012, these seems to have a major traction in the market. Also, there are a list of top smartphones available in the market and are capable of competing with these devices.

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