Trying to decide which Android phone to buy? Your decision just got a little harder (or a lot easier). The Samsung Galaxy S III ($TBA) is the Korean giant's latest flagship smartphone, packing a 4.8 inch, 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, Samsung's new Siri-like S Voice speech-powered interface, NFC, the now-standard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.0/GPS/sensor array, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of built-in storage with microSD expansion, HSPA+ — LTE will appear later — and, of course, Android 4.0. Arriving soon on a carrier near you.
We've seen projectors built into point-and-shoot cameras, but since those are quickly being replaced by smartphones, it was inevitable we'd see a projector pop up in one of those next. And so we have, with the Samsung Galaxy Beam ($TBA). Although its specs are relatively pedestrian — a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch 480x800 display, Android 2.3, 8GB of memory, and a 5 megapixel camera — it's the 15 lumen projector built into the top that steals the show, letting you share photos and videos on a projected screen up to 50-inches wide. Try doing that with your iPhone.
And you thought your phone had a kick-ass camera. Packing a revolutionary 41 megapixel sensor, the Nokia 808 PureView ($TBA) redefines what's possible with a camera phone. In standard resolutions — 2, 3, 5, or 8 megapixels — advanced algorithms are used to combine multiple pixels into one, while allowing for crystal clear zooming. At high resolutions — up to a 38 megapixel maximum — you can crop, reframe, and resize to your heart's content. Yeah, it's a little chunky, and yes, it's disappointingly powered by Symbian, but for imaging technology this crazy, it might be worth the tradeoff.
We got some hands-on time with the Lumia 800 on our ride from McCarran to the Aria, so we're hoping that the new Nokia Lumia 900 ($TBA) can live up to its little brother's promise. The first Nokia Windows Phone to sport LTE, the 900 also features a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen, an eight megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dual LED flash, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 14.5 GB of internal storage, and a 1.4 GHz processor.