Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC Butterfly 2 and LG Optimus G2 prepped for Q3 launch to spar with the iPhone 5S

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC Butterfly 2 and LG Optimus G2 prepped for Q3 launch to spar with the iPhone 5S
According to the perennial "industry insiders," major smartphone vendors are prepping flagship handsets for Q3 - end of summer/beginning of fall period. While that's nothing new, it is reassuring to hear another source confirm that Samsung, LG and HTC are working on the announcements of their next best things.

Of note is the timing for these major handset releases, as Q3 is also when Apple is expected to introduce this year's iPhone 5S, or whatever it gets titled, so the leading Android warriors are prepping for a fight. Sony is also rumored to launch an innovative i1 aka Honami cameraphone, along with a Togari phablet, so the traditionally slow summer period should get more than its fair share of leaks and announcements this year.

source: Digitimes

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78 Comments

1. Kurai unregistered

lolololol 5.99 in. . in the future, the note 20 will have a 20.99 in screen

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

No, they will reduce bezels, keeping the device size same. But after that I don't see much scope of screen size increase.

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

there just may be with flexible OLEDs

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What is the use of flexible displays for a phone when neither the frame nor the battery can be flexed??

27. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So they could have a fold-out screen? Then they actually could put a 20.99" screen on the Note!

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah right!! lol!!

45. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

exactly my point. but i guess they can change the shape of the phone like the original nexus and the curved screen can come into effect at lower cost. not sure why they are trying to implement flexible screen. maybe its cheaper for them

66. theuncannyhigh

Posts: 1; Member since: May 09, 2013

they have introduced flexible battery already. And if you have watched CES 2013, no frame needed for the flexible screen. Furthermore, flexible display doesn't necessarily mean flexible like paper, simply "flexible" like one of nokia's concept.

25. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC Butterfly 2, Sony Honami, Nokia Lumia 950/EOS (whatever it is called), LG Optimus G*, etc, etc... VS iPhone 5S? Looks like iPhone 5S's gonna rank last (if it is just another incremental upgrade) LOL.

72. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

you nailed it. honami is only phone that im looking forward to, other are pretty predictable.

55. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

you can increase the size by .2inch by reducing bezels but you cant increase by .5inch by reducing bezels!

30. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

You mean Samsung smart TV with note feature Lol.

49. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Out of all those phones mentioned the Samsung Galaxy Note III is the only one I am getting. I STILL can't imagine how ULTRA SEXY a 5.99" 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED screen will look like. We all know the Note III will have almost no bezel making it look like the phone is just pure screen and nothing else! Guys I think I have a problem... I am dreaming of the Samsung Galaxy Note III at night now. lol My wife is going to get my rooted HTC Droid DNA while I get the incredible Samsung Galaxy Note III. Is it Q3 of 2013 yet? :-(

65. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Your not alone man. The Note 3 will be my first phone I pay full price for. After having this Note 2 since November it's like my view on all other phones now is warped. I see someone with a smaller phone and I just think aw good for you lol.

68. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah, i'm completely spoiled by screen real estate. I did play with the Xperia Z and the S4, but I'm spoiled by the sheer size of my note 2's screen. I really hope the future nexus will have some phablet-esque screen size lol. I would be content with 5.2 inches.

67. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

But what if t there's a sexy 5.2 Nexus 5 coming out?????? LOL. How's the DNA treating you? Are you running any custom roms?

52. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

What abt the X Phone ???

2. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I cant wait until the Note 3 is released

37. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

while am i getting so many thumbs down. it just want i want. iphone loves :P

39. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

U still dont know d answer? PA community is full of immature haters Cmon give me thumbs down coz ur one of them :) Wiiandds and samsung ddnt do anything to ruin ur life haha yet ur full of hate or too much fanboyism

3. mydi.maus unregistered

OPTIMUS G 2, HTC BUTTERFLY 2 cant wait.

4. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Easily the Galaxy Note 3 for me come October. Nothing else will matter period.

7. waqarzec

Posts: 70; Member since: May 09, 2013

HTC butterfly will them all

8. blingblingthing

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Finally. Android talking the fight right towards apple. All that's needed now is some intuitive ads like what Samsung does.

9. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

Though I hate to say this....but so many flagships from so many companies to target one phone...ACCEPT IT... Apple is still ruling...

13. waqarzec

Posts: 70; Member since: May 09, 2013

sorry the time for apple is over now

14. waqarzec

Posts: 70; Member since: May 09, 2013

sorry the time for apple is over now

16. kvk066

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

I hope so....

48. Aeires unregistered

Actually, they are targeting consumers.

62. iushnt

Posts: 3066; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

who said they are targeting only apple..they target each other..do you think htc targets only apple and not samsung, sony.. such a childish comment

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