1HTC Evo 4G
In March, HTC and Sprint introduced the Evo 4G, a 3G/4G smartphone running Android 2.1 and featuring—at 4.3 inches—one of the industry’s largest displays, though competitors are catching up. Nonetheless, other serious perks include an 8 megapixel camera, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capabilities and HD video capture. A firm release date hasn’t been set, but the rumors say June 13.
2HTC Evo 4G
3Samsung Galaxy S II
A follow-up to Samsung’s enormously successful Galaxy S line, the Galaxy S II will feature a dual-core processor and run Android 2.3, and is being touted as the world’s thinnest smartphone. (It’s just 8.49mm, compared to the iPhone 4’s 9.3mm.) Already launched in India, U.S. customers may have to wait until late summer or even early fall.
4Samsung Droid Charge
In time to get customers up and running for the long holiday weekend, Verizon launched the Samsung Droid Charge May 15, the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone on its network. The Charge features a 4.3-inch display, runs Android 2.2, is loaded with entertainment features and supports a 32GB storage card. Verizon will even start out users with a $25 Media Hub credit.
5Samsung Droid Charge
8RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900
Its name isn’t likely to make it any friends, but its dedicated Facebook button might. The gently curved HTC ChaCha, slated for a June arrival on the T-Mobile network, lets users share anything with a touch of the button below its dedicated QWERTY keypad. Other features include a 2.6-inch touch screen, Android with HTC’s Sense interface and a 5-megapixel camera.
10Motorola Droid Bionic
Early reviews have the Droid Bionic living up to its name. It boasts a dual-core processor—with each core running at 1GHz—has 512MB of RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera and full access to Verizon’s 4G network for tasks such as peer-to-peer gaming and HD video streaming to an HDTV.
11HTC Evo 3D
12HTC Evo 3D
13Apple iPhone 5
The oh-so-hyped iPhone 5—or whatever Apple decides to call the next iteration of its killer smartphone—is rumored for a June or July debut. It’s expected to feature NFC technology, an end-to-end display, 4G connectivity, a larger screen, connectivity that can straddle Verizon and AT&T’s networks and—putting “Antennagate” to rest—a new antenna design. (Pictured here is the long-awaited white iPhone 4.)