Digitimes, which has been unreliable in the past, is reporting that HTC, LG and Samsung will introduce their new flagship Smartphones in the second part of the year, Q3 to be precise. This is nothing unknown as it is being claimed by many other rumors as well, so Digitimes might just hit the target once in a while. All the major Smartphone manufacturers are looking to compete with the next Apple iPhone, which is expected to show its face around the same time.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The specifications quoted in the report by Digitimes are pretty close to the rumors so far. The report says that it will have a 5.99 inch Amoled Full HD display with Exynos 5 Octa core CPU, which is the same processor powering the international variant of Galaxy S4. It will succeed the king of phablets Galaxy Note 2.
HTC Butterfly 2
It is expected to come with a large size Full HD display with additional features borrowed from HTC One such as BlinkFeed, UltraPixel camera and BoomSound speakers. According to other rumors, the device is expected to launch in the later part of the year and was first leaked in an OTA test some time ago. The phone will succeed the highly successful HTC Butterfly.
LG Optimus G2
The successor to its current flagship LG Optimus G will come with a 5 inch Full HD display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core processor. The phone was previously leaked in images and in benchmarks and Bluetooth SIG, although it was highly doubtful so we suggest you take that leak with a grain of salt.
The Digitimes report didn’t mention anything else and have kept the report very diplomatic, thus increasing its chances of getting a hit this time. Other rumors reveal some details about the availability of these handsets. Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be unveiled in Berlin at IFA 2013. LG is having an event in Macau on May 30th, so we can expect Optimus G2 to either come early via that event or some time later in this year. HTC gets the mystery benefit here as no rumors are currently available regarding any of its upcoming events.