The year 2017 saw a massive revolution in the smartphone market. Dual cameras, bezel-less displays, Artificial Intelligence, Facial recognition and whatnot have been introduced in smartphones. From flagships like Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 and iPhone X to Honor 7x which redefined the midrange market we have seen massive improvements.
Tech enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for smartphone manufacturers to launch their new devices in 2018. We have picked the top 5 smartphones which are going to be launched in 2018.
So, without waiting any further let’s get updated.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9 series
Expected Release Date: February 27, 2018 Expected Price: Rs. 61990/ 74999
After the huge success of S8 series and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is ready for its next flagship smartphone – Samsung Galaxy S9. There will be three variants of the smartphone: S9, S9 Plus, S9 mini. Galaxy S9’s model number will be SM-G960,
S9 Plus will have the SM-G965 model, while the mini’s variant is still unknown. Samsung is expected to keep the headphone jack and will 100% miss out on a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display.
- 5 / 5.8 / 6.2 inches Super AMOLED curved edges with Infinity Display
- Exynos 9810 octa-core processor / Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 12 MP dual rear camera with 10x optical zoom with BBAR coating
- Video recording at 1000 fps
- Galaxy AI UX
- Android 8.0 Oreo
2. Nokia 9
Expected Release Date: January 2018 Expected Price: Rs. 35990
Nokia will be back in the flagship game with Nokia 9. The renders for the Nokia 9 got released by the collaboration of @Onleaks and @CompareRaja. The phone is expected to come with a thin bezel and dual camera setup at the back. This will be the second smartphone from Nokia which comes with a dual camera, the other one being the Nokia 8. The Nokia 9 will be the first Nokia device to feature ‘Nokia OZO Audio’ enhancements which offer 3D audio experience optimized for headphones and spatial audio playback systems.
- 5.5-inch 18:9 panel with QHD+ resolution 3D glass OLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- 4/6 GB RAM + 64/128 GB ROM
- 13 MP + 12 MP Dual-Lens Rear Camera with Carl-Zeiss optics
- 5 MP Front Dual-camera
- 3250 mAH Battery
- Android Oreo
- Fingerprint Scanner
- IP68 Water/Dust resistant
- OZO Audio
- Wireless Charging
3. OnePlus 6
Expected Release Date: March 2018 Expected Price: Rs. 42990
OnePlus 6 is the next flagship killer smartphone from OnePlus. OnePlus 6 is coming with jaw-dropping features such as the on-screen fingerprint sensor which consists of fingerprint sensor inbuilt in a screen and 3D camera which captures 3D image of an object. It has a 23 MP camera Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 5536 x 4152 Pixels and the front Camera is powered by an Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. It will also come with face detection unlock feature.
- 5.7 inches edge-to-edge display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor
- 6 GB + 64 GB / 8 GB + 128 GB storage
- 23 MP dual 3D camera and 16 MP front camera
- 3500 mAh battery with Dash Charging
- On-screen Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Detection Unlock
- Android Oreo
4. Xiaomi Mi 7
Expected Release Date: February 2018 Expected Price: Rs 26990
The Chinese tech-supergiant Xiaomi has geared up for its next flagship smartphone – Xiaomi Mi 7. It is expected to come with wireless charging as it was confirmed by their official WeChat channel. It will feature a 6.01-inch OLED edge-to-edge display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The company has already announced that it will be powered by the Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 platform. The device will come with a dual 16 MP rear camera along with a fingerprint sensor on the back. It was rumored to come with under the display fingerprint scanner but possibly Xiaomi will miss it out this time.
- 6.1 inches edge to edge OLED display of 2160 x 3840 pixels at 722 ppi
- 2.8 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor
- 6 GB + 64 GB storage
- 16 MP + 16 MP rear Dual Camera
- 16 MP front camera
- 3800 mAh Li-Po Battery
5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Expected Release Date: Jan 25, 2018 Expected Price: Rs. 12990
After the huge success of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – India’s no.1 selling smartphone for the year 2017 Xiaomi is ready for it’s next Redmi sensation – Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Note series from Xiaomi has always provided users with the best configuration at a low price point. Note 5 is armed with a pair of quad-core Cortex A72 and Cortex A53 processors each with speed of 1.8 GHz and 1.4 GHz respectively. It will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. In the camera department, it will feature 12 + 5 MP dual camera with 4K video recording and 5 MP front camera.
- 5.99 inches Full HD(1080 x 2160 pixels) display at 403 PPI
- 2 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor
- 4 GB + 64 GB storage (expandable)
- 12 MP + 5 MP rear Dual Camera
- 5 MP front camera
- 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Android Oreo
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