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New smartphones a comin’ including Samsung Galaxy S IV

The recent Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona put the spotlight on many of the new smartphones coming out this year.  Apparently bigger is better.  If not then you should get used to bigger phones.

I’ve been carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and get lots of comments on its enormous size (thank you, ladies).   Described as a “phablet” – a cross between a phone and a tablet – the Note 2 is just one of the early “big” smartphones that will hit the market in the coming months.

The upcoming LG Optimus G Pro will sport a 5.5″ screen and measure 3″ wide.  And the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV will reportedly have a 5″ screen.  One may need a car seat to carry these devices around or possibly check them in as baggage on an airline.

Speaking of the Galaxy S IV, the official announcement will be made by Samsung on March 14.  Like last year’s popular S III, this new version is creating tons of buzz with its possible eye scrolling feature and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Here is PC Magazine’s recap of the top 7 smartphones that will hit the U.S. market this year.  Note the absence of the word “Apple” here.

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