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Believe it or not, last year’s dual-core smartphones are about to be usurped by their brainier siblings — such as this HTC One X. It has the best of everything: a super-tough case moulded from polycarbonate (used to make ice-hockey helmets), a pixel-packed 4.7in HD display and a speedy quad-core processor.

And yes, four cores rather than two means this phone can do twice as many simultaneous operations. The best Android phone yet? Well, we’d hate to make any rash predictions…

£480; carphonewarehouse.com

Game changing phones coming soon

WORLD’S FIRST PROJECTOR PHONE

Samsung’s Galaxy Beam can throw a 50in HD image on to any surface. Due July; samsung.com/uk

WORLD’S FIRST ‘DEEP’ 3D PHONE

LG’s Optimus 3D Max is glasses-free and can also display Google Maps in 3D. Due May; unlocked-mobiles.com

WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL CAMERAPHONE

Nokia’s 808 Pureview has 41 megapixels and a Carl Zeiss lens. Due April/May; nokia.com

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