Are you looking for best upcoming smartphones of 2013? Here we come up with the 10 Best upcoming smartphones that are expected to be released before 2014. A brief review of each smartphone along with its features and expected release date are mentioned. Leaked photos are also attached.  Enjoy!
The smartphone industry is very much booming these days. Every other month some or other smartphone is released. We can never keep track of how and when they are released. All we can do is to just relish the new release and select the one that we can buy for this Christmas or New Year. The top ten upcoming smartphones that can be expected in 2013 are as listed below:

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 Best Upcoming Smartphones 2013

1. Nokia Lumia 2520:

 Nokia Lumia 2520

Nokia Lumia’s first tablet which is more of a phablet that has features of both smartphone and tablet which can be utilized for various purposes. This will be launched with Windows 8 OS and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip. The phablet will be having 4G support. This is the first time the users are blessed with a windows based tablet. Microsoft is clearly doing everything that will put it in the top spot of smartphone operating systems. Recently we would have noticed that there are a lot of windows phones released. This year itself we witnessed almost 5+ smartphones from Nokia Lumia alone.

 2. Nokia Lumia 1320/1520:

Nokia Lumia 1520

Again this is a phablet that can be expected from Nokia Lumia with windows 8 operating system. This will be having only 5 mega pixel camera but the screen size would be six inches and it will have a dual core processor. There are two versions of this namely the 1320 and 1520. The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes up with a 20 Megapixels camera. Both will be released in the UAE at first and later in other countries. The prices of these Nokia Lumia Upcoming Smartphones will be $339 for 1320 and $749 for 1520.


3. Google LG Nexus 7 (2013):

Google Nexus 7 2013

The Google and LG’s Nexus (2013) is available for preorder in selected countries like Korea. It will be released with following specifications.

  • 7 inch FHD Display
  • Quad Core Qualcomm Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 or 32 GB internal storage
  • Wi-Fi Support.

The price of 16 GB would be around $294 and that of 32GB would be $330.


4. Google LG Nexus 5:

Google Nexus 5

Not only Nokia but Google and LG are also releasing more smartphones these days. So we have also added Google Nexus upcoming smartphones to our list. While Nexus 7 is a suave tablet, the users who don’t think big is beautiful can opt for this small 5 inch display sized Nexus 5. This will have a Nano sim support. The primary camera is of 8 mega pixels and the secondary is 1.2 mega pixels. This will be having Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset similar to other smartphones and this will be released with inbuilt Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system which is a very important plus to this gadget. This will release at same time around that of Kit Kat release.


 5. Sony Xperia Z1 Mini or Z1 F:

Sony Xperia Z1 Mini

This is going to be the miniature version of the Sony Xperia Z1 with a small display size and with minor change in the specifications. This is rumored to be released by November 12 of this year in China.  It will have a 4.3 inch display instead of 5 inch and the camera, hardware and software specifications are going to be similar to that of the Xperia Z1 which means there will be 7 megapixels camera with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 version.


6. Sony Xperia Z1 S:

Sony Xperia Z1S Review

Sony Xperia Z1 S is one of the best upcoming smartphone of 2013. This is again a mini version of Sony Xperia Z1. This is expected to have a 4.3 inch 720 pixels display. The hardware would be the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core CPU. The operating system would be Jelly Bean however the new Xperia Z1 s will be having a stupendous 20MP G-Lens camera. This is also expected to be released around November 12, 2013 in Shangai, China at the event specially to be held for release of the two miniature versions of Xperia Z1.


7. HTC One Max:

HTC One Max

This is the HTC’s answer to Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.9 inch full HD 1080 pixels display. It will have the Snapdragon 600 chipset with the Android Jellybean OS with 2GB RAM. This is more or less similar to the HTC One however an additional and much awaited feature is the finger print recognition. With all the major smartphone manufacturers going for finger print recognition the HTC One Finger Print will be considered as a suave new entry. This is expected to be released by end of October 2013.


8. LG Z Curved Smartphone:

LG Z Curved Smartphone

LG Z is first of its kind curved display smartphone. Yes! Indeed smartphone manufacturers have started wondering why should phones should be too straight so they made the phones smile with a curve. This will be a strong bodied phone but will support curve in the display. This will also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Chipset and Android’s operating system Jelly Bean preferably. The phone is in post-production stage and might be released in October or November in Korea. However there isn’t any news about official release date or the price.


9. Samsung Galaxy Round:

Samsung Galaxy Round - Review

The Galaxy Round similar to LG Z will sport a curved smiling display. It will be having a screen size of 5.7-inch with 1080 pixel resolution and a HD Super AMOLED display. The phone will have 7.9 mm thickness and will weigh around 154 grams. It will run with Android 4.3, has RAM capacity of 3GB and the processor is 2.3GHz quad-cored one. The primary camera will be of 13 megapixels. Although the news and sneak peek of the phone is out still there is no news about the exact price and the release date. We can expect the phone before December 2013.


10. Motorola Droid 5:

Motorola Droid 5

Motorola’s Droid 5 will have a 4.3-inch with 720 pixel screen resolution. It is supported by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and 1GB of RAM is present. The phone will be a touch and type based smartphone. As usual as the name suggests the phone will have a ‘Droid (Android) operating system probably Jelly Bean. The smartphone was expected to be released a long time back but was delayed and the users can expect it by end of the year.

These are the top ten smartphones that are expected to be released by end of December 2013. Each of these is no less than the other and each phone has a unique feature that sets it apart. However, to know which is best we need to wait.

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Author Bio:

This article is written by Zoya Bennet. She is a passionate blogger and have written many articles on Android wireless application development. She is planning to write more technical articles that would benefit people.

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