Apr 26 AT 10:02 AM Taylor Wimberly 40 Comments

Verizon’s roadmap rumored to include Galaxy S III, RAZR HD, and “HTC Note”


Worried that Verizon might pass over the Samsung Galaxy S III? Jonathan Geller of BGR claims he has exclusively learned the details about Verizon’s flagship smartphone launches for the remainder of 2012. Read on for the full details.

Samsung Galaxy S III

First up is the Galaxy S III. There was some speculation that Verizon might turn the next Galaxy into a Droid phone or even pass on it (like they skipped the Galaxy S II), but BGR says that Big Red will carry the phone. No release date was provided, but Geller thinks it will arrive sometime this summer.

Motorola RAZR HD

Next we have the Motorola RAZR HD. This is the device we had been calling the Droid Fighter. We still don’t know the final product name, but this device will feature a look similar to the new RAZR. Upgrades include a 4.6 inch 720p HD display, 13 megapixel camera, and dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. It will still pack a massive 3,300 mAh battery, and it should feature even longer battery life than the RAZR MAXX thanks to the Snapragon S4 chip with integrated LTE modem.

HTC’s take on Galaxy Note

Finally we hear that HTC could be working on their answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note. This device is rumored to feature a 5 inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 GPU (maybe the APQ8064 or dual-core MSM8960 Pro), and use HTC’s Scribe pen that we saw in the Flyer tablet.

Source: BGR

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  • Joel

    Powerpacked lineup as usual.

  • MrMrMan

    I swear, why can’t T-Mobile offer a lineup like this? Ugh….

    • Vance

      These are rumors, not an “offered lineup”! T-mo just launched the One S (which is an amazing device), have been rumored to offer a version of the One X later this summer, and we recently saw a rumored Galaxy Note for t-mo as well. You could also go snag the new Google offered Galaxy Nexus and use it on t-mo. T-mobile is heating up, if not yet on fire!

    • Patty

      >why can’t T-Mobile offer a lineup like this?

      … because T-Mobile is dead last in the “top 4 carriers in the country”.
      Less coverage, slower speeds, older phones.

      Ironically… my phone… and phone plan…. costs the same on the biggest/best carrier… as it does on the worst.

      The real question: For the same money… why would anyone WANT “dead last carrier”?

      • Vance

        My plan is cheaper on t-mo than it would be on Verizon or AT&T and your comment “less coverage, slower speed, and older phones” is completely ignorant. The fact is, carrier strength and speed varies from region to region. Where I live, t-mo is much better than Verizon (which I’ve had) and Sprint (which I’ve had). I haven’t had, nor plan to ever have, AT&T, so I can’t speak to their speed, but I hear it’s horrible here.

      • thel0nerang3r

        Your coverage matters. Nation wide matters if you travel a lot. I normally stay withing 100 mi of my home over 90% of the time. If where you live T-Mobile gives you better/faster connections, then VZW is not the best for you. ATT claims the largest coverage and what not, where I live, it sucks. I do get coverage, 3 to 4 bars, but calls do not go through. Calls go to VM, phone does not ring, but I got coverage… this is for my work phone. Yay, BlackBerry! While my personal phone (Sprint) works great.

        • Vance

          I manage a 14 state territory and travel nearly every week. I’ve never had a problem with t-mobile.

      • LinuxFrenzy

        So you speak for everyone on T-Mobile?.I have the opposite of what you posted great coverage,awesome speeds and a good phone.Just because YOU had issues doesn’t mean everyone does.So next time speak for yourself or better just stay quiet.

  • spazby

    it will be interesting what verizon will do about sg3, i think they will offer it, the phone has a huge potential for them

  • Bryan Stoner

    Oh yeaaa Galaxy S III on VZM!

    I would have guessed that HTC would make a scribe-like phone before Samsung. Anyhow it’s good to see we have them come to the phone + stylus market. I bet it’s going to come with amazing software for the stylus~

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Hmmmmm oh Geller. His iOS sources are usually halfassed… but he’s usually spot on with with Android Sources…. I have no interest in a 5inch phone.. I already think my Gnex is tipping the scales…

    But it’s FANTASTIC news that we’re actually getting some word of the GS3 coming to VZW sooner than later.

  • tony collins

    why would any one put a 1080p screen in something so small.

    • http://www.jeffkibuule.com Jeff

      1080p display on a screen smaller than 10″ = wasted.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Chocolate Wasted?

    • dVyper

      My thoughts exactly

    • Eric Rossman

      That is a really good question. Something I have been wondering as well.
      Mostly by the sheer bandwidth and file size requirements to support true 1080p.
      This really does not make any sense for the average consumer with limited mobile storage space and capped data plans. We are being sold features that let us blast into our data limits already.

      Having hardware that can push1080p to larger screens is a useful feature, beyond that I have no interest in 1080p.

  • WlfHart

    Finally some hope of competition in the stylus market!

    • muchachodelcampo

      I am excited a phone with a stylus is coming to Verizon!

    • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

      I’m interested in seeing what HTC has to offer. The only problem I see is if it’s anything like the HTC Scribe, there isn’t much competition. The Galaxy Note has a Wacom digitizer, which makes it much more than your basic stylus. (128 different levels of pressure sensitivity.) If they are able to offer a similar digitizer, and long lasting battery life, I will definitely be interested. (Especially with those rumored specs.)

  • SGB101

    that moto looks great, as long as it is root’d and rom’d

  • redraider133

    I hope this turns out to be true that would be a great lineup for Verizon and give people lots of choices

  • David

    i would love to c the S3 come verizon…but just after returning the Gnex, reception was crap… HTC might be a winner though..

    • Cupofteashawty

      Dude I’m with ya about the nexus, All the little bugs including the signal issues just threw me overboard, I thought the nexus was suppose to be cream of crop, I’m typing this on a iPhone. What have I done!!! Oh the humanity haha. I still use all google services and will not make any purchases from iTunes because I use google music haha Score! (end rant)

      • redraider133

        I did the same thing. Nexus just couldn’t hold signal it was weird because previous Samsung phone I had never had such bad signal issues. Hopefully Samsung got everything worked out because I love Samsung and their screens but if I can’t use my phone as a phone it’s not going to be a purchase for me

    • JoJo

      I’m another on who returned the GNex due to reception issues. They need to get their radios straightened out.

      (waiting for the “mine works great” post)

  • msgnyc

    If the “HTC Note” rumor is true….
    Someone really needs to explain to HTC that when they say they want to focus on Quality over quantity….
    having just as many if not MORE device announced in the first 4 months of this year then they had last year isnt such a good start……………

  • RX-78-7

    A galaxy for everyone would be nice.

  • Michael

    So, the response to the Note is…a smaller phone???? Great idea!! What the hell? So many people are stoked about the note being 5.3 inches and still able to fit nicely in your pocket. So, verizon and HTC decide to make it almost an inch smaller? How about .3 inches bigger!!!

    This irritates me so bad. The specs sound great, but come on….smaller??? Really???

    Get with it

    • redraider133

      almost an inch smaller? What math are you using? Last I checked 5″ is .3 smaller….

  • glovesfootball

    The drama continues…I think this is a prime example of one of the major issues in today’s wireless market — CONSUMER CHOICE. Since I first saw the Galaxy Note, I have been wishing for HTC (my favorite manufacturer) to come up with it’s version. However, the problem is that

    1.) I’m a Sprint customer.

    2.) I want a tablet and a phone, but not both.

    3.) My contract just expired this month and I’m ready to upgrade from the HTC EVO 4G.

    So in order to get the phone that I, the consumer, wants I’d have to either:

    a.) Just wait and see if Sprint gets this rumored phone (not good — what if the rumor isn’t true?).

    b.) Switch to Verizon if the rumor is true… (still involves waiting, plus losing my unlimited data plan – which may go away soon anyway if Sprint continues to gain customers, which is likely to bog down the network — but I’m sure they’ll welcome that ‘problem’.).

    c.) Go ahead and upgrade to the EVO 4G LTE to satisfy my craving for another device, then trade it for the “HTC Note” if it ever comes out and ever comes to Sprint somewhere apparently after Verizon gets it. (likely the path I’ll end up taking).

    Uggggh, does it really have to be this complicated that I’d have to “map out a game plan” just to buy some technology? :-) Too many things have to line up just right. I should be able to get a version of at least the most popular phones regardless of who my carrier is. There has to be a better way…no fun being at the mercy of manufacturers and carriers.

    • Kindroid

      Poor guy…so many choices. Ask the folks in Canada how they would feel about having your “problem”.

      • Hue Three of Five

        My name is Corey Trevor and this is my friend Trevor Corey : )

    • Hue Three of Five

      I have been on Verizon for a long while now and let me tell you, they are just the worst. Highest priced carrier, heavily tainted and messed with phones, they withhold updates, and are super controlling. The only thing they got going for them is coverage…I’m off to unlocked gsm land after my contract is up.

      • JoJo

        Yup. Can’t beat their network but everything else about this company is F’-ed up.

        On the other hand, I have Verizon FiOS. Not really related to Verizon Wireless but everything is good with them.

  • tarwin

    This has me a bit mixed opinions. I love HTC, while my opinion on Samsung is a mixed bag. But if htc is planning something Note-like then they can’t use the exact same pen. The pen is more precise than a capacitive stylus but it is barely precise enough for 7 inches. For 5 I think it wouldn’t be enough… (I might love my flyer but I recognize its shortcomings, like it being seriously underpowered compared to the new generation of tablets). I’ve been hoping for a new tablet from HTC, but i could see myself going for a note like device… (though I would have to wait for an international version).Quad-core S4 with 320 Adreno GPU would rock (as long as the 320 lives up to its promise).

  • JoJo

    Not to pee on anyone’s parade, but BGR?

    They have been wrong in the rumor dept quite frequently. Grain of salt.

  • Nathan D.

    Dam talking about having a killer team. But this isn’t official so a far as we know all these device might not see the light of day.

  • chuck54

    So whats the estimated date now? my mom is taking my droid x (rooted miui) and ill get this to play with. Any guess will help , thanx!

  • AC

    NO FREAKING WAY. They are not going to jump >100ppi to get a 1080p screen on a 5″ phone. That’s >400ppi.. No way. Calling it right now.

  • cnerd

    I have an unlimited Verizon data plan waiting for an upgrade. Wish I knew when the release date will be.