It’s surprising how little we know about the upcoming flagship smartphones from Verizon, while all other three major carriers get close to actually releasing their first flagship devices of 2012. Sprint recently got the Galaxy Nexus and will soon release the HTC EVO 4G, AT&T will get the HTC One XL, while T-Mobile scored the One S. But don’t you guys worry, as according to Johnatan Geller, the founder of BGR.com, the fall 2012 line-up of Verizon smartphones will be absolutely impressive.
Geller first mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will reach Verizon over the summer, which falls perfectly in line with our expectations. Last year, Verizon have passed on the Galaxy S2 in return for a time-limited exclusivity on the Galaxy Nexus. If BGR’s sources turn out to be valid, the Galaxy S3 will face some very tough competition starting fall. These sources claim that Verizon will launch more than one Motorola RAZR model over the following months (one of them likely being the RAZR HD / Droid Fighter), as well as a HTC competitor to the Galaxy Note.
While there are no specs mentioned for the Motorola smartphones, Geller claims that the HTC phablet will sport a 5-inch 1080p (non-Pentile) display, a quad core Qualcomm S4 Krait CPU, along with an Adreno 320 GPU, HTC Sense 5, and a stylus. Burn!
Apple’s response to the Verizon Android army of 2012 will be the iPhone 5, rumored to come with a complete redesign – I guess you can’t release three smartphone generations in a row with the exact same design ;) – and expected to arrive this fall.
It looks like 2012 will be as least as exciting as the last one when it comes to high-end smartphones. Do you guys think Verizon will be the leader of the pack this year? Let us know what you guys think in the comment section below!