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
22.06%
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
24.29%
Sony Xperia TX
14.63%
LG E/LS970 "Eclipse" (Snapdragon S4 Pro and Adreno 320 graphics)
3.56%
HTC 6435 (S4 Pro and Adreno 320)
12.44%
Nokia Phi
19.01%
Samsung "Odyssey" WP8 flagship
4.01%

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53 Comments

53. Montrose

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I've been an avid Iphone user since the very first one hit the market and really love my Iphone 4. My current contract is up in November and am seriously considering a windows phone 8. When the GS3 came out I thought that would be my new phone until I actually held one in my hand. I just can't get past the cheap plastic feel to it. I like the Nokia 900 but am going to wait til WP8 hits the market and just maybe I'll leave the Apple fold. I've already sold my Ipad2 and am ready to go all in for microsoft.

51. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

lmfao... apart from a few fanboys, I doubt very much anyone is waiting for the note 2

50. D3VR04

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Please dear god let the galaxy note II be super amoled PLUS! Why is Samsung forsaking the Plus? galaxy nexus -no Plus, galaxy note -no Plus, galaxy s III -no Plus. Here's hoping for a Super AMOLED Plus on the Galaxy Note II.

48. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

WP8 with Pureview for me... i mean come on people... android still looks the same and just change some specs and sizes... but it is still android!!! aren't you contented of having S3 with you?? nokia WP8 with pureview tech for me!!! and i wonder where's BB10? oh i forgot its only gadgets that will come out on holiday... but still wait for BB10!!! but for now WP8 and the next iPhone for me... and sony xperia!!!

45. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

cant wait for that nokia baby windows 8 then getting the surface its a good year for me.

44. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 would be wonderful, but we haven't heard any rumors about it. Yet. When did we start hearing rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 1?

43. beelzebug07

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Waiting for the next nexus and the htc 6435... It would be difficult to choose between these two...

42. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I just want a 4.3 inch top speced xperia phone (not xperia s though) or the HTC One S with updated version of sense 4.1 :(

41. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Still holding on to the hope that the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL actually exists.

40. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Xperia TX. Gonna be a huge innovation if it packs a big battery inside a small sexy body. Not to mention the camera quality and the processor.

39. midnight_marauder

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I couldn't vote twice, but I can't wait for the S Note II and the Xperia TX. I voted for the TX. I like sony products, just usually slow on the updates.

38. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

No DROID RAZR HD?

37. Aeires unregistered

One that isn't listed: either an updated Asus Padfone, or one of the new Nexus lines in the pipeline. While you can't put those in a chart, you could have given an option like: phone soon to be released.

36. w595vsgamit

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i m waiting for all !! then choose the best

35. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

I hope the Sony Xperia TX and the new Google Nexus comes out when fall arrives

34. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

waiting for next nexus or A15... or hopefully both in 1 package. :)

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Since there is no Razr/Maxx HD or next Nexus on the poll, I went with the Galaxy Note 2. The Note is still a nice phone, but the S3 makes it look embarrassingly aged.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I picked the Note 2 for the same reason. It was the best of the choices available. On the off chance that it pops out with the A15 exynos 5 dual, it would be up on my list. The size is still a turn off though. They really missed a big possible answer with the next Nexus since supposedly we will see multiple nexus phones from different manufacturers this time. That would have been my actual pick.

30. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Go Nokia Gooooo :D

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.

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

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.

17. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Where is the :None of the above option?

16. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

The Eclipse.

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

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

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.

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