Best Android Phones 2013

While there are already a ton of great Android phones to choose right now, some us are ever curious as to what the near future will bring.

Whether you’re planning on buying a new phone soon or simply want to see what’s out there, Android Authority has gathered up a list of officially announced devices that have yet to be widely released.

So let’s jump in and take a look:

#1 – Oppo N1

Oppo N1: Upcoming Android Phones

The Oppo N1 features a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM. It has a massive 5.9-inch IPS Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 display.

Oppo’s N1 has a rotatable 13-megapixel sensor, and the device comes in 16GB and 32GB models. Finally, the smartphone has hardware optimization for CyanogenMod, which will arrive as an optional ROM later this year.

Oppo N1 Specs

Dimensions170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm
213 grams
Display5.9-inch IPS Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080
377 PPI
ProcessorQuad-core Snapdragon 600 @ 1.7GHz
Adreno 320 GPU
Storage16GB, 32GB
Camera13-megapixel sensor with dedicated ISP
FlashDual-mode LED
Aperture f/2.0
Battery3,610 mAh
Android versionColor ROM atop of Android 4.2

For more on the Oppo N1, including our hands-on, click here.

#2 – HTC One Max


The HTC One Max is powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, features 2GB of RAM and a full HD 5.9-inch display.

The HTC One Max might not have quite as impressive specs as the Galaxy Note 3, but it’s still quite a looker and does offer a few unique features such a fingerprint scanner and dual front speakers.

HTC One Max Specs

Dimensions164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3 mm, 217 grams
Display5.9-inch Super LCD3 with 1080 x 1920 resolution, 373ppi
Processor1.7GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon 600
Storage16/32 GB,plus microSD expansion
Camera4MP UltraPixel camera, 2.1MP front cam
Battery3,300 mAh Li-Po battery
Android versionAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean

For more info on the HTC One Max, click here.

#3 – Xiaomi Mi-3

xiaomi mi3 price: upcoming android phones

The Xiaomi Mi-3 features a Tegra 4 quad-core 1.8GHz CPU or a quad-core Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor in varying regions. It has 2GB of RAM, and an impressive 13-megapixel Sony Exmor rear sensor.

Finally, we have a beautiful 5-inch IPS LCD 1,920 x 1,080 display at 441ppi. And starting at $327, the Xiaomi Mi-3 presents a lot of Nexus-like value.

Xiaomi Mi-3 Specs

Dimensions144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm
145 grams
Display5-inch IPS LCD 1,920 x 1,080 display
ProcessorQuad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor @ 1.8 GHz or quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor @ 2.3GHz
Adreno 330 GPU
Storage16GB, 64GB
Camera13-megapixel Sony Exmor RCMOS rear sensor
2-megapixel front camera
Battery3,050 mAh
Android versionMIUI atop of Android 4.2

For more on the Xiaomi Mi-3, click here.

#4 – HTC Desire 300

HTC Desire 300: Upcoming Android Phones

The HTC Desire 300 features a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 512MB of RAM. It has a 1,650 mAh removable battery, which is unusual for most HTC devices.

Furthermore, the Desire 300 has a 4.3-inch WVGA 800 x 480 display, rated at 217ppi. It comes with 4GB of onboard storage, 1.4GB of which is available to the user, and microSD support.

HTC Desire 300 Specs

Dimensions131.78 x 66.23 x 10.12 mm
120 grams
Display4.3-inch WVGA 800 x 480 display
Processor1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
microSD support
Camera5-megapixel rear camera
f2.8 aperture
34mm lens
VGA front sensor
Battery1,650 mAh, removable
Android versionSense 5 atop of Android 4.2

For more info on the HTC Desire 300, click here.

#5 – HTC Desire 601

htc desire 601 aa 2 upcoming android phones

HTC’s Desire 601 sports a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a decent 5-megapixel rear sensor. It has 8GB of storage, 4.5GB of which is available to the user, and microSD support.

The Desire 601 has a 2,100 mAh battery, and as for software, we have Sense 5 atop of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

HTC Desire 601 Specs

Dimensions134.5 x 66.7 x 9.88 mm
130 grams
Display4.5-inch qHD 960 x 540 display
Processor1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
microSD support
Camera5-megapixel sensor
f2.0 aperture
28mm lens
BSI sensor
HTC Image Chip
VGA front sensor
Battery2,100 mAh
Android versionSense 5 atop of Android 4.2

For more info on the HTC Desire 601, click here.

That concludes our list of upcoming Android devices. Be sure to check back frequently, as this post will continue to be updated as new and exciting Android devices are announced!

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