Top 10 Most Anticipated Smartphones Of 2013

5. Apple’s Budget iPhone

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After a marketer’s comments dismissing the notion of a budget handset were pulled from news articles, speculation soon arose that Apple do indeed have a cheap build in the pipeline. Main rumours include the use of plastic casing to cut production costs, and a late 2013 release.

6. Huawei Ascend Mate

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Huawei’s new Ascend Mate, due in spring, could soon make the company a major contender in the market. A 6.1-inch display makes it bigger than Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, while its 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM mean it can handle games and video with ease.

7. ZTE Grand S

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Another CES favourite, ZTE’s newest build features the world’s thinnest touchscreen – just an incredible 0.55mm, with a 5-inch display. It’s already taken home a number of awards, including the 2013 iF International Design Award – definitely the style gadget of the year, due this spring.

8. Blackberry 10

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The main buzz around this handset is not just how it runs, but what it will do for RIM, the company behind the device. With a 4.2-inch touchscreen, dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM, this is marked by many as a last-ditch attempt to boost the company’s fortunes.

9. Samsung Galaxy Note III

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The third iteration of the hugely successful Note series is expected to feature Samsung’s new eight-core processor, as well as a flexible screen and a display that increases past the 6-inch mark. It’s not due until September, so there’s still a lot of information to come.

10. Huawei Ascend D2

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Huawei’s tech-heavy offering boasts an impressive set of specs, from its 32GB of storage to the 1080p 5-inch display. A 13-megapixel camera and 2GB of RAM bring it up to date with other current-generation phones, and you can expect a worldwide release before the third quarter of 2013.

Overall, it seems that all the major companies are pushing the boundaries this year in order to compete in an ever-growing market – so which one will you be looking out for?

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