Verizon has been releasing lots of phones each year over the past few years. In fact in 2012 they released over 7 smartphones and you can see some of the new Droid phones they released on that link. They also released several basic phones that don’t require data plans for those individuals that for some reason only want to make phone calls with their phone…aka my grandpa.
So what are some of the upcoming Verizon phones in 2013 going to be?
Keep in mind the bottom part of this list is just rumors…the top few phones are certain to almost certain to launch in 2013.
- Sony Xperia Z & ZL
- HTC M7
- iPhone 5S
- Galaxy S4
- Droid 5
- Droid DNA 2
- Droid RAZR Maxx HD 2
- Nexus 5
- Galaxy Note 3
Looks like another upcoming Verizon phones is coming very soon in the spring/summer 2013…the HTC M7.
There is one phone confirmed and several easy bets as to what will be coming out in 2013. The one smartphone that is confirmed and that will no doubt be a huge hit is the Sony Xperia Z and ZL phones.
The Sony Xperia Z and ZL will be new Verizon phones in April 2013.
These two Sony phones has officially put Sony in the top few spots for the high end smart phone in 2013. It will be very hard for another company to beat these phones in terms of looks and specs. The Xperia Z is freaking waterproof, looks beautiful, has a quad-core processor and an awesome camera with a full 1080p screen. The Xperia ZL has everything except the waterproofing.
The next upcoming Verizon phone is going to be the new iPhone…what will the name be? Probably the iPhone 5s or maybe an entirely new size of iPhone. There have been rumors for a while about a mini iphone…even though the iPhone already has a tiny 3.5″ screen that I think is too small (I moved to a Galaxy S3 for the bigger screen). There is also a new rumor that Apple might finally budge and make a man sized 4.5+ screen. Yes the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen then the previous iPhones…but it’s only .5″ longer…that’s it…big freaking deal. Apple caved and made a smaller iPad with the mini and it really is a better iPad because of the perfect size….it’s much easier to handle.
Then we have the Droid line of phones which Verizon released each year with improvements and additions. They’ve pretty much added all the types they can with the Droid line at this point because they have the Droid with the keyboard, the mid range Droid, the high end droid, the super high end droid with the huge battery and the slim droid.
So, we’ll probably see the Droid 5, the Droid DNA 2, Droid RAZR MAXX HD 2 and any variations of those names.
Next up we have Samsung’s heavy seller…the Galaxy lineup. Considering they just released the Galaxy Note 2 before Christmas they probably won’t release a new Note 3 in 2013 but probably early 2014. But, they will certainly release the next version of the Galaxy s3…the Galaxy S4. Expect the Galaxy S4 to come out in the spring or summer of 2013 and it will be one of the biggest upcoming Verizon phone sellers in 2013.
There’s not too much known about the Galaxy S4 except that it will be sporting a quad-core processor, 1080p screen, 2GB RAM, 12MP+ camera and possibly wireless charging and if they want to match the Xperia Z they’ll need to waterproof it…even though that’s not a huge deal to me, the spec lovers will want it waterproofed.
We’ll release more information when we know more about the upcoming Verizon phones in 2013.