Which smartphone from the fall crop are you expecting the most?

Which smartphone from the fall crop are you expecting the most?
It's that calm-before-the-storm month of the year, when many exciting new phone announcements are ahead of us, as manufacturers are gearing up for the holiday season bonanza.

Just in a few short weeks we will be inundated with numerous unveilings of Android, iOS and Windows Phone handsets that will usher the mobile war in a new phase as we have the perfect storm this year - Apple's expected two-year iPhone redesign meets Google's most ambitious year to date with the Jelly Bean release and the fifth year of the Android brand, versus the wild card Microsoft with its Windows Phone 8 release and Nokia's first modern dual-core handsets with HD screens in tow.

That's why we decided to ask you which of the yet-unreleased but heavily rumored handsets that are bound to hit stores for the holidays are you anticipating the most? Is it the 6th generation iPhone, that will allegedly be the first LTE handset from Cupertino, and break the 3.5" screen barrier set for Apple's handsets since 2007?

Or maybe you are saving your pretty penny for the heir of the handset that carved the surprisingly successful "phablet" market niche - the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with its rumored 5.5" high-res display

How about another long-awaited Android phone from a trusted maker - the Sony Xperia TX, or whatever it gets named, with its buttonless front and 13MP "stacked" camera sensor? 

Or maybe you are hoping that those LG and HTC monster phones with Snapdragon S4 Pro and Adreno 320 graphics that we found crushing the GL benchmarks will make it in time for the holiday shopping craze?

Moving on to the third horse in the race, are you holding your wallet tight until Windows Phone 8 that will finally allow Nokia to enter the modern flagship smartphone era with the rumored dual-core Nokia Phi with HD screen and LTE, although it's probably too early to hope it will sport PureView camera tech, despite the leaked Pure Phi and Pure Lambda codenames? 

Or you will bet on Samsung's manufacturing prowess with its own "Odyssey" WP8 handset, assumed to sport an HD Super AMOLED display and LTE connectivity? 

Checkmark your choice in the poll below and sound off your arguments in the comment section, with the caveat that all those names and pics are tentative, while the specs are rumored still.

Which smartphone from the fall crop are you expecting the most?

The sixth generation iPhone
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Sony Xperia TX
LG E/LS970 "Eclipse" (Snapdragon S4 Pro and Adreno 320 graphics)
HTC 6435 (S4 Pro and Adreno 320)
Nokia Phi
Samsung "Odyssey" WP8 flagship



3. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G is a tablet and a phone.

7. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Ony that the article refers to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with is a phablet, not a tablet. And on the same note: the HTC 6435 is probably a tablet, not a phone... I guess that's why it's not getting much votes.

47. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

The htc is definitely a phone htc would not make a tablet and give it a phone model number if u did any research u would of found that out the tbolt is 6400 and I think the Rezound is 6430 or sumn so this is next in line.... It's people like you posting misinformation causing the confusion in the first place!

52. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I just said "probably", and we´ll see that when it comes out. I still doubt they´ll create a pone with 1920x1080 resolution. What screen size would they use for it? It does not make really sense to have it for screens under 7 inches wich already gives a 314 dpi. And 7 inches is alredy a tablet.

20. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Nexus 4

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i'm excited for the iPhone, Next Nokia Flagship and the Next Nexus... Galaxy Note II... maybe. but i already got sick of waiting for updates so I think those three I've mentioned above will do. depends on what they present me.

24. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

nexus phone = next year

31. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i'm still expecting something big this November (5), Android's (5)th Anniversary... some say (5) Nexi will be released, and it's the (5)th Nexus to be released too, not counting the Q... and who knows, it might bring Android (5) Key Lime Pie. The Nexus Five Conspiracy!

54. No_Nonsense unregistered

Maybe all except KLP

46. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"nexus phone = next year" Hoping that's not true. :(

6. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Where is the Next Nexus phones???

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Nexus phones won't come till October. One and a half to two months later than the bunch that will be announced end of this month. I guesll there will be a poll jus for them.

18. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

Bonus Poll Those anticipating/expecting the next NEXUS!!! THUMBS UP: if you think shoulda been on the list THUMBS DOWN: if you dont care

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

This^. All i'm waiting for. :)

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Waiting for NEXUS!

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I expect to back the smallest group and am pumped for Samsungs Odyssey. Love my Focus S and it has sung like an Opera star since I got it. Will be happy to give Nokia a chance to earn my cash as well. (Noticed PA left off HTC's flagship WP 8 off the list.) On Android side I am really excited to see what Sony pumps out. I think they could easily become an Android sensation. I expect excellent hardware, leaving their UI as the X factor. Also interested to see if the Note 2 is as much of a monster success as the first one was (pun, of course, completely intended). Hope iPhone is something good. Apple needs to challenge itself and take a risk.

11. dudeyoureabarista

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

In my fully honest opinion I think the Apple IPhone will get the most sales. I would choose the Galaxy Note in a heartbeat,but like usual there are so many apple fans out there and if they bring a 4 inch display, apple users would be like "How did I live with this small display?!" and buy that instantly. However, I think the iPhone will only do good in sales but the hardware department probably not so much.

12. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Excited for the Sony Xperia TX, Samsung "Odyssey" and the Galaxy note 2 :D hehe gonna be a nice holiday season this year so many new devices coming out

13. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

No Galaxy Nexus 2, and no Motorola Razr MAXX HD? What good is this poll this way?

19. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Those sound much nicer than anything up there... lets hope for those soon. Of what is up there the note 2 sounds best. I really hope for a vzw version of the Note though, then I could get work to order me one to play with.

21. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Technically Nexus comes out in verrrrrrrrry early Winter

14. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

I cant wait anymore for TX

25. swagat73

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

i also cant wait

15. sharique

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I am waiting for xperia TX and the anticipation is similar to that of iPhone and note 2 so quite excited of what Sony can do! :D

16. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

The Eclipse.

17. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Where is the :None of the above option?

26. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

This will be a war of epic proportions. My wife and I have our contracts ending in November. Let's see who proves the best bang for buck to grab our vote.

27. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

To be honest i'm waiting for the 6th generation iPhone, you may call me iShe*p, apple fanboy etc, but in reality i'm not

28. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

As a person who's eyes are no longer young, the only one that even comes close to interesting me is the Note 2. It has simmered for a year and the updates look good. As for the rest, the smaller the screen, the less likely they are to actually be usable. That simple. However, I will be waiting until it actually has Jelly Bean ready for the Note 2 before I buy. No point waiting through ICS when it will not do a few of the things I want. I'll wait, just to be sure. That will also assure me of a decent selection fo accessories by the time I am ready to buy.

29. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Wow thats the first good reason i have ever read to buy a galaxy note: poor eyesight. I too have this condition but would never buy something that cant fit in my pocket.

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