This roster of upcoming phones for Verizon has been composed by us to keep you informed about your potential possessions that are in the pipeline to be released for the carrier in the future. These upcoming handsets are expected to arrive under the network provider’s portfolio in 2013. While none of them are confirmed offerings, they’re all either imminent ones or predictions that have real chances of coming true. The carrier had a fantastic 2012 with a number of high-profile as well as lesser known handsets it sold to its customers with LTE and other services. And as we look forward to the months to come, we can see that fans of the Big Red can expect a lot more coming their way as a wide range of devices stand ready to be announced for it. Let’s have a look at them.
1 – BlackBerry Z10:
Leaks upon leaks have been plaguing RIM lately. And now we keep moving closer to its BB 10 launch event where its new handsets will be officially shown. The full-touch BlackBerry Z10 looks swanky if you go by its leaked image. Numerous reports have gone on to confirm that it will be hitting the carrier’s catalog once it’s launched. Its purported specifications include a 4.2-inch touchscreen with a 1280 x 768p resolution, a 1.5GHz dual core chipset, 1GB RAM, NFC, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and more. To exploit the interesting camera features of the BB 10 platform, an 8MP autofocus snapper will be thrown into the mix as well. This first device in our catalog is expected to be officially unveiled on January 30.
2 – Pantech Perception:
Ever since its photograph was leaked earlier this month, the Pantech Perception has been talked about as a potential offering from Big Red. Also a 4G LTE handset, it is said to come with an 1196 x 720p display proffering HD visuals. A Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is being speculated to have been pushed under its hood, with its operations clocked at 1.5GHz. Other concrete details about the device are unavailable right now. Android Jelly Bean seems the most likely OS that it’ll be carrying.
3 – Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere III (Godiva):
Information about this rumored device codenamed Godiva came out earlier this month, with its facts suggesting that it might just be the next Galaxy Stratosphere that’s supposed to be exclusive to the service provider. The current model is a slide-out keyboard-equipped device which has led many to believe that the successor too will ship with the attribute. Its rumored specifications include a 1.4GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 SoC chipset and Adreno 305 graphics. A 720p HD screen, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and support for 4G LTE are also being said to be part its features.
4 – HTC M7:
HTC’s next big handset has generated a huge amount of buzz around it even without the company having released any official details about it. It looks all set to replace the One X from the company’s flagship spot. Word going around town is that it will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event that is slated to commence in Barcelona late next month. The company will also be infusing it with its next-generation user interface dubbed Sense 5.0. Its reported specifications include the Android Jelly Bean OS, a 4.7-inch full HD SoLux display, a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 13MP primary camera. This entry into our compilation can be expected to land with the carrier in March.
5 – BlackBerry X10:
Here’s another handset that BlackBerry enthusiasts can look forward to. Equipped with the latest BB 10 OS, it is said to have an official launch planned for January 30. The device has been surfacing in the form of leaks for quite some now, and it was in late December that clear images of it gave its existence away completely. Although a touchscreen is lodged on it, it still holds a QWERTY keyboard. This seems to have been targeted at those buyers who won’t be comfortable with the full-touch Z10 that we’ve mentioned above. In terms of its looks, the X10 does take a lot of its aura from the Porsche-branded P’9981 which was recently released in a black hue. All US carriers including Big Red have confirmed support for the BB 10 platform, and hence, we can expect this device to arrive through the said network provider within the next few months.
6 – Samsung Galaxy S4:
The big one in this lineup is the Samsung Galaxy S4. The South Korean brand’s successor to its incredible Galaxy S3 is being seen as a potential game changer in the industry. During the start of this month, an image of what appears to be a shot of the promotional material had come to visit eager fans. It showed that the device will be sporting a larger display, leaving little to no bezel space around it. A larger screen can mean a higher resolution, while the possibility of an even more powerful camera cannot be ignored as well. Also, at the CES, Samsung had unveiled its new line of Octa-core chipsets, and it won’t be wishful thinking to predict that such a baby would make its way into the rumored S4. The Note’s S Pen technology is also being said to form part of it.
Those were all our picks for this roster of upcoming phones for Verizon. None of these have been confirmed officially by the carrier, but there is more than one possibility hinting towards its arrival through the network provider.