Upcoming mobile devices: April 2012

These days, phone manufacturers enjoy pushing out several new devices every couple of months, and at times it's hard to keep track of just everything coming out. So to make things easier for you guys, we've dug up (hopefully) all the phones and tablets that are coming out in the next month and listed them for you. If we missed any, feel free to add them to the comments.

Windows Phone

It's been relatively dry in the Windows Phone release arena for the past couple of months, but starting with next month we should be seeing a few more devices coming to the market.

Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia and AT&T officially announced that the Lumia 900 would be available on April 8. For the international version, expect it sometime late April.

Display: 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED at 800 x 480
Camera: 8 megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, 720p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Snapdragon S2 (APQ8055): single-core Scorpion at 1.4 GHz; Adreno 205; 512MB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Tri-band HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
Software: Windows Phone 7.5
Size: 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm at 160 grams

HTC Titan II

Along with the Nokia Lumia 900, the HTC Titan II will make a debut on AT&T on April 8.

Display: 4.7-inch S-LCD at 800 x 480
Camera: 16 megapixels with dual-LED flash, 720p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Snapdragon S2 (APQ8055): single-core Scorpion at 1.5 GHz; Adreno 205; 512MB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Tri-band HSPA, LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
Software: Windows Phone 7.5
Size: 132 x 69 x 13 mm at 147 grams

As for Tango devices such as the Nokia Lumia 610 and ZTE Orbit, don't expect these until later this year

Android

With MWC 2012 at the end of February that brought a huge number of smartphone announcements, expect some of these to be released next month. Heading the pack should be HTC's One Series and the rest of Sony's NXT line-up.

HTC One X

HTC has mentioned that the One Series devices will be available from April 3 in select European countries, with other locations to follow later in April; the US might not see the device until May. As for the similar HTC One XL, this device will most likely be launched later in the month.

Display: 4.7-inch S-LCD 2 at 1280 x 720
Camera: 8 megapixels with f/2.0 lens, HDR, autofocus, LED flash, dual-shutter, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Tegra 3 (Kal-El): quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.5 GHz; ULP GeForce GPU; 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 32 GB on-board (26 GB usable); no microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Software: Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
Size: 134.4 x 69.9 x 9.3 mm at 130 grams

HTC One S

A similar situation should be occurring for the HTC One S; it will launch in some parts of Europe on April 3.

Display: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED at 960 x 540
Camera: 8 megapixels with f/2.0 lens, HDR, autofocus, LED flash, dual-shutter, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260A (Snapdragon S4): dual-core Krait at 1.5 GHz; Adreno 225 GPU; 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Tri-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Software: Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
Size: 130.9 x 65 x 7.8 mm at 120 grams

HTC One V

As with the other devices in the HTC One Series, the entry-level HTC One V should see a release on April 3.

Display: 3.7-inch LCD at 800 x 480
Camera: 5 megapixels with f/2.0 lens, autofocus, LED flash, 720p video capture
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8255 (Snapdragon S2): single-core Scorpion at 1 GHz, Adreno 205 GPU, 512 MB of RAM
Storage: 4 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Software: Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 3.6
Size: 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm at 115 grams

Sony Xperia P

Sony has only given a "Q2 2012" release time-frame for the remaining Xperia NXT devices (with the Xperia S already released), but there is a slim possibility that the Xperia P will be released at the end of April.

Display: 4.0-inch LED-backlit LCD at 960 x 540
Camera: 8 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500: dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1 GHz, Mali-400 MP, 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio
Software: Android 2.3 with Timescape
Size: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm at 120 grams

Sony Xperia U

There is a similar story for the mid-range Xperia U: a "Q2 2012" release window with the possibility of a late-April launch.

 

Display: 3.5-inch LED-backlit LCD at 854 x 480
Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 720p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500: dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1 GHz, Mali-400 MP, 512 MB of RAM
Storage: 8 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Tri-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio
Software: Android 2.3 with Timescape
Size: 112 x 54 x 12 mm at 110 grams

Samsung Galaxy Beam

According to a spokesperson for Samsung, the Galaxy Beam with its built in 15 lumen pico-projector is coming in April.

Display: 4.0-inch Super AMOLED at 800 x 480
Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 720p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Unspecified 1.0 GHz dual-core (possibly Snapdragon), 768 MB of RAM
Storage: 8 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
Software: Android 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0
Size: 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm at 145g

As for other devices announced at MWC, most of LG's line-up is expect in either May or June, other Samsung devices such as the Galaxy Tab 2 and Note 10.1 have tentative "Q2 2012" release time-frames and probably won't see an April launch. Also, Huawei's Ascend D devices have been reportedly delayed to June-July, while the Nokia PureView 808 is expected in May

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