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Rumors about Samsung Galaxy S3 are getting juicier with every passing day. With some astonishing features, quad-core processors and a 12 MP camera, Galaxy S3 looks so promising that the smartphone lovers believe that this will be Samsung's best device to go down in the history of smartphones.

According to latest rumors, Galaxy S3 will be released in the third quarter of the year. With all the rumored specs, Galaxy S3 will surely carry its predecessor's legacy and become the best Android phone in the market, believe Samsung lovers.

Galaxy S3 is expected to throw a tough competition to other Android smartphones and will also take a large bite out of Apple, which is expected to extend its flagship iPhone version with the iPhone 5. And, as S2 also is receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update within few weeks, Galaxy S3's journey to conquer the smartphone market will not be smooth and easy.

Check out the all major five competitors that might get an edge over the Galaxy S3. While phones like Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX and Lumia 900 are already in the market, HTC One X and LG Optimus 4X HD will be released soon and iPhone 5 is still a rumor.

iPhone 5 - Speculations are rife that Apple will release its iPhone 5 later this year. With jaw-dropping features with a bigger screen, 4G LTE and TD-SCDMA support, Apple's next generation smartphone will outshine all its competitors. Rumors also indicate that Apple might also introduce an amazing technology enabling the user to control a 3D interface using touch-free motion-based gestures. The iPhone is also expected to sport an 8MP camera, 4+-inch Retina display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, Waterproof Nanotech Coating, 1.2 to 1.5 GHz quad-core A6 processor with 1GB of RAM. The iPhone, as rumored, will run on Apple's latest iOS 5.1 and will have an improved Siri with a revolutionary Wireless Charging technology. If all rumors come true and the Cupertino-based tech giant launches iPhone 5 this year, Galaxy S3's dream of biting the share out of Apple will be a distant dream.

HTC One X - The HTC One X begins a new phase in the history of HTC phones. Being the 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the HTC One X is here to match all your wishes that you wanted to see coming true in a smartphone. The HTC One X sports a 4.7-inch super LCD 2 multi-touch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 312 ppi pixel density and will have Corning Gorilla Glass protection topped with a revamped version of the HTC Sense interface, Sense 4.0. One X comes with an 8-megapixel camera with five levels of LED flash and automatic focus and 1080p HD video capacity. And the phone will also have a 1.3-megapixel front camera with 720p HD video shoot capacity. But the USP of the phone is Beats Audio and a music hub that automatically pulls together music apps for your phone. The phone will launch soon and will be a serious obstacle in Galaxy S3's run for winning the best Android phone title.

Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia heralded in a new era in high-end smartphone with the launch of its Lumia series. Lumia 900 is the latest addition to Nokia's Lumia family. The phone was the winner at the Consumer Electronics Show that took place in January this year and was described by Chris Weber, President of Nokia in North America, as iconic, beautiful and fast. Lumia 900 is the company's first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) phone. The Nokia phone entices with a slim but solid built (which is of course the hallmark of Nokia design), a bright 4.3-inch AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear-camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, an F2.2 aperture, and a 28mm focal length and 1.4GHz processor.

But the USP of the phone is its latest Microsoft Windows 7.5 Mango OS and the phone offers one-touch access to social networking sites along with some nifty features like easy grouping of contacts, communication threads, Internet Explorer 9 and Xbox Live Hub. The phone gives LTE support on AT&T. What else can you ask for from a smartphone? Lumia 900 is here to stay and give a tough competition to the Galaxy S3.

LG Optimus 4X HD - With a 4.7-inch display that comes with 1280x720-pixel resolution and True HD IPS display, the LG phone is a gorgeous smartphone. The phone also touts Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) OS, Nvidia Tegra 3 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 4-PLUS-1 technology, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, LG's own UI overlay, an 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC and a 2,150mAh battery. Reports say the Korean electronics giant is launching the phone in Korea and the UK later this year, but ther has been no prediction for the U.S. arrival. Can this stunning LG phone outshine Galaxy S3? Only time will tell.

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX - A beefed-up battery, a slim design, bright display with 1.2GHz dual-core processor and fast Verizon 4G/LTE data speeds - these are the winning features of Motorola's latest device. The phone also sports a powerful multimedia and good security features. However, the powerful battery that lasts 21 hours (as said by the company) is undoubtedly the USP of the phone. But, the phone is still waiting for its Ice Cream Sandwich update, which is of course a turn-off for many smartphone enthusiasts. Once the Motorola device receives its ICS update, the Galaxy S3 will have to face its scariest competitor.