Top 10 upcoming smartphones in 2018

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All the efforts in current days are made towards increasing connectivity and enhancing the way people communicate. Hence, the need for the latest compact devices arose and flagships commenced to do just that. Mobile phones have come a long way since the invention of Motorola DynaTAC 8000x in 1973 by Martin Cooper. Smartphones have made their way into every household, occupying the palms of every resident. Ranging from making calls, listening to music, setting out reminders for events, smartphones can do it all.

No more hassles of the big and sturdy old tech mobile phones, smartphones are compact and efficient. They come in various sizes; some with up to the capacity of 3-4 sim cards and providing storage options of up to 256 Gigabytes. All of these were just mere dreams just a decade ago but flagships from Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Xiaomi, Huawei, etc. have worked towards making these dreams come true. Eventually, smartphones paved ways for applications like Xander enabling us to share files, pictures, music, and applications over wi-fi. Top 10 upcoming smartphones in 2018.

There are a ton of smartphones blazing the market with new features tweaked on an almost everyday basis and here we take a peek at the upcoming smartphones in the market:

1. Apple iPhone SE2

I Phone SE2

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Witnessing a huge popularity with the iPhone SE among its loyal customers, Apple has decided to go for it and launch the iPhone SE2 under its flagship. Unlike SE though, SE2 won’t come cheap and certainly won’t be in the $441 bracket. Rather if rumors are to be believed, SE2 will be actually a development over the latest iPhone X. It is expected to have an iPhone X like notch with a 6.01 LCD screen.

Expected Specifications:

  • Processor: Quadcore
  • Display: 4.5” (11.43 cm)
  • Storage: 32GB/ 128 GB
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Battery: 1750 mAh
  • RAM: 2 GB

Expected Price: $399/$499

Expected Launch: June 2018

2. Xiaomi Mi8

Xiaomi Mi 8

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Embedded in an aluminum frame with a 4-way curved glass back panel, Xiaomi is finally launching its first notch-built phone. With a 6.2 inch OLED screen (2248×1080), this model gives Samsung a run for its money. Mi8 comes handy with a wireless charging feature along with a dual frequency GPS to improve location constraints. The fingerprint is built-in within the screen.

Expected Specifications:

  • Processor: Octa-core
  • Resolution: 1080×2248 pixels
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
  • Front Camer: 20-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3400mAh
  • RAM: 6GB

Expected Price: $360

Expected Launch: June 2018

3. Google Pixel Series

Google Pixel

Google is set to launch 3 Pixel phones in the upcoming month of October with one of them alleged to be iPhone X’s rival. The prototypes are codenamed Crosshatch, Albacore, and Blueline and are expected to run on the Android 9.0 version.

Expected Specifications:

  • Processor: 10nm (second-gen) Snapdragon 845
  • Display: 18:9 pOLED

Expected Price: undisclosed

Expected Launch: October 2018

4. HTC U12+

HTC U12 Plus

HTC has been building a lot of hype regarding the launch of its latest flagship, the HTC U12+. Believed to be a competition in the bracket of Galaxy S9, LG G7 and OnePlus 6, HTC U12+ has an excellent audio and video recording quality. It has a 6in tall (18:9) Quad-HD display but nothing else stands out rather than the fact that it uses a Snapdragon 845 processor.

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 6.00-inch
  • Processor: 2.8GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2880 pixels
  • RAM: 6GB
  • OS: Android 8.0
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-Ultrapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh

Expected Price: $720

Expected Launch: undisclosed

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5. LG V35 ThinQ

LG V35

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While smartphone enthusiasts have been waiting eagerly for the launch of V40 ThinQ, they might have to stay content with the upcoming release of V35 ThinQ. Built with an impressive 6 inch 18:9 OLED screen, the device doesn’t sport a notch. Other features include wireless charging, Quad DAC, DTS-X virtual surround sound and IP68 waterproofing.

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 6.00-inch
  • Processor: octa-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2880 pixels
  • RAM: 6GB
  • OS: Android 8.0
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 16-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3300mAh

Expected Price: $911

Expected Launch: June 2018

6. Moto Z3

Moto Z3 Play smartphone

The highly hyped Moto Z3 is all set to take the market by storm. With Z2, Moto had produced a genius of a smartphone and it would look forward to gaining the same popularity with its latest flagship. The Moto Z3 is rumored to have a borderless display with an 18:9 6 inch screen. Z3 is looking to be a power-packed device with features like 5G connectivity, full HD resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor Octa-core Kryo 260 @ 1.8GHz GHz 14nm process.

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 6.01-inch
  • Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1080×2160 pixels
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3000mAh

Expected Price: $400

Expected Launch: June 2018

7. Nokia 9

Nokia 9 Smartphone

Initially, the launch was planned way back in October 2017 but due to performance issues the Nokia 8 Sirocco was released beforehand. Nevertheless, it is set to be launched this summer at IFA and enthusiasts are expecting it to be a super hit instantly. Built with an iPhone X style notch, the device is compact with 5.7-inch Quad-HD+ POLED screen. The feature that makes it stand out is the in-display fingerprint. The powerhouse of the device is made with a Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8 GB RAM. Nokia has yet again partnered with Zeiss to bring in a 22 MP Dual camera. Nokia 9 will have Qi wireless charging, IP67 waterproofing but no headphone jack (strange!).

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 5.30-inch
  • Processor: quad-core
  • Front Camera: 12-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Android 7.1
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 22-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3800mAh

Expected Price: $852

Expected Launch: August 2018

8. Nokia 10 Penta

Nokia 10 Penta

Rumors of another flagship from Nokia have been surfacing for quite some time and though much of the details are still a secret, Nokia 10 Penta multi-lens camera.

Expected Specifications: 

Unknown

Expected Price: Unknown

Expected Launch: Unknown

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

With the codename Crown, Note 9 is expected to set the benchmark for all the Android phones. It is to sport an under-glass fingerprint scanner. Note 9 may also have an all-glass body.

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 6.40-inch
  • Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core
  • Front Camera: Yes
  • Resolution: 1440×2960 pixels
  • RAM: 6GB
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Rear Camera: Yes
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh

Expected Price: $980

Expected Launch: July 2018

10.  Razer Phone 2

Razor Phone 2

The first of its kind, Razer series produces phones for gamers (YES!). With its first phone the only smartphone to have a 120 Hz refresh rate, game lovers are eagerly waiting for the newest flagship from Razer.

Expected Specifications:

  • Display: 5.70-inch
  • Processor: quad-core
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh

Expected Price: $827

Expected Launch: September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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