Android’s Jelly Bean operating system is currently one of the most functional and user friendly in the market and with every successive build, it keeps getting better and better. Samsung is one of the most popular makers of Android handsets and is slowly but surely bringing the Android 4.2 build to its lineup. Take a look at the top 10 Samsung smartphones most likely to receive Android Jelly Bean’s version 4.2 in the near future.
1. Galaxy Grand Duos: Currently running Android Jelly Bean version 4.1, the Galaxy Grand Duos is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a 2100 mAh battery and a 1 GB RAM. The dual-Sim, 3G enabled handset packs in an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. Its 5-inch display comes with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 187ppi. Samsung has given the phone 8 GB of internal storage which is expandable by up to 64 GB externally. The Grand Duos also ships with cloud storage of 50 GB in Dropbox.
2. Galaxy Grand: The single-Sim version of the Galaxy Grand Duos, this handset also runs on a 1.2 GHz processor, Android Jelly Bean version 4.1, a 1 GB RAM and a 2100 mAh battery. The phone ships with 8 GB of internal memory which is expandable externally by 64 GB. Its 5-inch display is equipped with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 187ppi. The 3G enabled phone houses an 8-megapixel primary snapper and a 2-megapixel front-facer.
3. Galaxy S2 Plus: Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this smartphone packs in a 4.3-inch display. Its screen offers users a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 217ppi. The phone is also equipped with an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 2-megapxiel front facing snapper. A 1 GB RAM and a 1650 mAh battery help power the device. This 3G and NFC enabled handset comes with 8 GB of in-built storage with external memory expansion support for up to 64 GB.
4. Galaxy S3 Mini: The smaller, more compact version of the popular Galaxy S3 high-ender, the Galaxy S3 Mini runs on a 1 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a 1 GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 1500 mAh battery. Connectivity options on the handset include NFC and 3G. The smartphone houses a 4-inch display that packs in a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 233ppi. Its primary 5-megapixel camera is accompanied by a smaller VGA front-facer. 16 GB of its internal memory is expandable by up to 32 GB externally.
5. Galaxy S3: The tech world is abuzz with rumours about whether Samsung will or will not upgrade this best seller to the Android 4.2 build. Speculation is rife that the handset might directly move to Android 4.3 in the coming months but till this news is confirmed, the phone stays on our top 10 list.
The NFC enabled Galaxy S3 is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 chipset, a Mali 400MP GPU, a 2100 mAh battery and a 1 GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right now. The best seller packs in a 4.8-inch display that sports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 306ppi. Samsung has given the phone an 8-megapixel primary sensor and a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera. The handset ships in variants of 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory, each with support for external memory expansion by up to 64 GB.
6. Galaxy Note 2: Like the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Note 2’s upgrade status is under debate. Word around the tech world is that the phablet might skip the Android 4.2 update and jump directly on to the Android 4.3 bandwagon. Till more is known about the handset, it stays on your list.
A 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, a 2 GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 3000 mAh battery power the 4G LTE and NFC enabled Galaxy Note 2. It is equipped with a 5.5-inch display that sports a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 267ppi, which works well with its S Pen stylus. 16 GB of its internal storage is externally expandable by up to 64 GB. The phone also ships with 50 GB of Dropbox cloud storage. Samsung has given its phablet an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera.
7. Galaxy S2: The fate of Samsung’s 2011 flagship hangs in the air as well. While ideally it is in line for the crossover to Android 4.2, the handset is apparently facing trouble running the updated build. Hopefully, we should get some clarity about the Galaxy S2’s update soon.
A 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a 1650 mAh battery and a 1 GB RAM power the handset. It houses a 4.3-inch display which packs in a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is also equipped with an 8-megapixel camera. 16 GB of in-built storage can be expanded externally by another 32 GB on the 3G enabled handset. The Galaxy S2 received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update earlier this year.
8. Galaxy Note: The device that made the phablet the next best thing in mobile communication is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 processor, a 1 GB RAM and a 2500 mAh battery. It houses a 5.3-inch display that sports a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The stylus compatible handset also comes with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel front snapper. The Galaxy Note ships in variants of 16 or 32 GB and supports external memory expansion by up to 32 GB.
Although the phablet has already received its update to version 4.1 of the Jelly Bean operating system, its move to the 4.2 build is still unclear. Ideally, it should be receiving the new Jelly Bean update but delays and compatibility issues have left the tech world wondering when that will be.
9. Galaxy Express: Currently running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Express works on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 1 GB RAM and a 2000 mAh battery. It ships with 8 GB of storage built in which can be expanded by up to 32 GB externally. The handset is equipped with a 4.5 inch screen which packs in a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 207ppi. Samsung has given the Galaxy Express a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 1.3-megapixel front snapper. The phone is 4G LTE and NFC enabled.
10. Galaxy Young: Samsung’s Galaxy Young gets its juice from a 1 GHz single-core processor, a 768 MB RAM and a 1300 mAh battery. The phone currently runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean build. 4 GB of its internal memory is expandable by up to 64 GB externally. It houses a 3.27-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels along with a 3-megapixel camera. The device is 3G and NFC enabled.