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Best Upcoming Smartphones 2018

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2017 has been a whole lot of new experiences with dual camera, Bezel-less display, AI-based SoC and many more.Now let’s move to 2018 and have a look at best upcoming smartphones 2018.

So, here is a list of 11 best upcoming smartphones 2018 that I am going to discuss today.

  • Red Hydrogen One
  • LG G7
  • Sony Experia XZ1 Max
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+
  • Huawei View 10
  • Huawei P11
  • Nokia 9
  • Oneplus 6
  • Mi 7
  • Nokia 3310 (2018)
  • Android Go Edition Smartphones

Red Hydrogen One

Hydrogen One is upcoming smartphone by the Red company and this is their first flagship phone. It will be powered by Android OS. And it will show up in the market in the early of 2018 with the price tag of $1,195 for Titanium version.

As no big hardware information is available for Hydrogen One, so I am going to talk about the design that Marques Brownlee also explained in this video.

Design

It’s a huge phone with 5.5-Inches display and uses nanotechnology to switch between traditional 2d content and holographic multi-view content.And on the back a lot of material going on and you get an industrial looking try panel design.

It looks kind of like ZenFone AR due to it’s a really hard design. And in the middle, it has a logo of the company with a jewel and it’s pretty crazy. Top and bottom parts are Kevlar panels which are good for giving it a feel of an actual phone while using.

Sides of the Hydrogen One have the grips like notches that are seen on the render also. Maybe you find it weird to hold it due to the grips on the sides or size of it because no other phone has the grips like this one has.

Camera

The camera is like a bump on the back with the dual camera setup and flash and it is definitely more of a placeholder than an indicator of what the module will actually look like on the inside but it’s still pretty big.

Buttons

The button on the sides looks solid and the power button is on the right side in the middle with a fingerprint scanner in it like Sony has.It also has a special video record button under the power button.

Volume buttons are on the left side which they probably have to be because of all the notches and ridges it has on sides for grips.

Conclusion

So as a new entry in the world of smartphone look’s like red is trying it’s best to give a challenge to other smartphones companies. As this is not the best phone in this price range but you know everything improves by the passage of time and experience.

LG G7

As LG G6 was announced in early of 2017 so this is the best time to think about the successor of G6 yes I am talking about LG G7.

Design

We are expecting LG G7 design with a different combination of metal and glass. And it should have curved OLED display with slim bezels. As all flagship devices of 2018 are moving Fingerprint Sensor Under the display so we will not be surprised to see the same in Lg G7.

Camera

Not only fingerprint sensor under display but also an iris scanner just like note 8. As iris scanner with infra-red, So LG is also making a camera that can switch from IR to a simple one.

Processor

Now if we talk about the processor that we are expecting in LG G7 then it is not rude to say that it shall have Snapdragon 845 that is the latest processor by Qualcommand almost every flagship devices of 2018 will use it.But LG may use Snapdragon 835 in the earlier release.

Release Date

Because LG G5 and LG G6 both were launched at MWC so LG might not miss Barcelona Conference to announce its new LG G7.

But some rumors also say that LG will release LG G7 in January in order get ahead of Samsung Galaxy S9 and other flagship competitors.In that case, LG might release it at CES 2018 which will take place from 9-12 January.

Price of LG G7 with the 128GB – 6GB RAM variant would be around 700$.

Sony Experia ZX1 Max

While 2017 has not been a great year for Sony, this year they are about to make a comeback with its upcoming Sony Experia XZ1, according to the recent leak.It will be a premium flagship device.The device is rumored to come with a massive 6.3-inch full view display with high resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and 401ppi. It is also expected to come with 8gigs of ram with 128 GB internal storage.

Specifications

Display6.3 Inch (1440 x 2880 Pixels)
ProcessorOcta-core 64 Bit
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM6/8GB RAM
Primary Camera19.1MP
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Storage128 GB
ColoursSilver, Midnight blue, Red, and Black
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateRelease date hasn’t been confirmed yet, I will update it when I get any news about it.
PriceN/A

Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+

As I already talked about the design and specification of Samsung Galaxy S9 herewhen it was rumored but today I am gonna talk about Samsung Galaxy S9+.

Rumours say that Samsung’s next flagship will be Galaxy S9+. Although, the South Korean major has denied reports of the Galaxy S9+.But there have been many leaks about design features of S9+.

Specifications

Display6.20 Inch
Resolution1440×2960
ProcessorOcta-core
ChipsetIt will be running Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810.
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera8 MP
Secondary Camera12 MP
Storage64 GB
Pixels Per Inch531 ppi
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)

Huawei Honor View 10/V10

As In 2017, Huawei was named number 49 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands, number 88 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands and number 40 on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands lists.

So this year Huawei is determined to stay on top and want to get more sales of their smartphones.The Next Upcoming smartphone of Huawei that I am going to talk about is Huawei View 10.

Honor V10 is expected to launch in India in the early half of 2018.The device comes with all metal build with 18:9 aspect ratio full view display.It is just 6.76 mm thick.It is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 SoC that has a NPU.It comes with the 20MP+16MP dual rear camera and a 13MP front-facing camera infused with AI.The device will pack a large 3750 mAh battery. Honor V10 will be a premium AI based experience for its users.

Specifications

Display5.99 Inch
Resolution1080 x 2160
ProcessorOcta-core
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970
RAM6 GB
Primary CameraDual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP
Secondary Camera13 MP, f/2.0
Storage128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Pixels Per Inch403 ppi
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateJanuary 8th, 2018
Price500 EUR

Huawei P11

From recent leaks, it is found that Huawei is also working on its successor of P10.Rumours say that it will be a premium titanium build body.It is also expected to come with a 10nm HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset.

The most interesting part is, the device will come with a unique trio camera setup.It will come with 40MP triple lens rear camera setup capable of 5x hybrid zoom, as well a 24 MP front-facing camera.

Specifications

Display6.0 Inch
Resolution1080 x 2160
UIEMUI 8.0.1
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970
RAM6 GB
Primary Camera12 MP with Leica
Secondary Camera24 MP
Storage64/128GB Built-in
Pixels Per Inch402 ppi
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateEarly of 2018
PriceAround 770$

Nokia 9

Good news for Nokia fans, that Nokia is back in the smartphone league.2017 has been a good start for Nokia.This year Nokia is all set to play against the big players in the smartphone league.

Nokia 9 will be the upcoming flagship device from Nokia this year.Some of the specs of rumored Nokia 9 in FFC documents states that the device will be powered a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU.A 5.5 inch OLED display.Sport by the 12MP+13MP dual rear camera with dual 5MP front-facing camera.It will pack a 3250 mAh battery.It is expected to come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Specifications

Display5.5 Inch
Resolution1440 x 2560
ProcessorOcta-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
RAM4 GB
Primary CameraDual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
Secondary CameraDual: 5 MP (f/2.0, AF, 1080p) + 5 MP (f/2.4, no AF)
Storage64/128 GB
Pixels Per Inch534 ppi
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateN/A
PriceAbout 750 EUR

Oneplus 6

Oneplus 5t was a great top notch device by Oneplus at a customer favorable price which was launched in the latter part of 2017.

According to some rumors, Oneplus is working on its upcoming device Oneplus 6.It is expected to come with a huge 6.1-inch full view display.And the new feature that it will have is Fingerprint sensor under the Screen Glass.

Rumours say that Oneplus 6 will be one of the first device of OnePlus to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.But nothing is confirmed about its specification and design these are all rumors from different sources.

Specifications

Display6.1 Inch (1080 x 2160 Pixels)
ProcessorOcta-core 64 Bit
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM6/8GB RAM
Storage64/128 GB
Fingerprint ScannerOn-screen fingerprint sensor
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateMarch 2018
PriceAround 800$

Xiaomi Mi 7

Mi 7 will be the successor of Mi 6 and it is upcoming flagship smartphone of Xiaomi.

It is expected to launch in the early part of 2018. leaks say that it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with 6GB ram backed by a 3350 mAh battery.

In terms of camera, it is likely to come with the dual 16MP rear camera.While further leaks suggest that it will have a glass back to enable wireless charging.

According to MyDrivers the device will not have a fingerprint scanner under the display.But GizChina says that it will have an under display fingerprint scanner.So these all are rumors but what I think is that Xiamomi will not use under display fingerprint scanner instead they will provide facial Id.

Specifications

Display6.0 Inch
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM6 RAM
Primary CameraDual: 16 MP
Fingerprint ScannerOn-screen fingerprint sensor (Not conform can be replaced with facial Id).
O.SAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
Release DateExpected to be launched in the early months of 2018
PriceAround 420$

Nokia 3310

As Nokia made an entry in the world of Android phones in 2017 and launched many budget smartphones like.But Nokia never left back it’s traditional button phones yes I am talking about Nokia 3310.

According to many sources, Nokia is working on a 4G variant phone that is powered by Android.The new generation 3310 model of Nokia is expected to be launch in the middle of this year.

Specifications

  • 2.4-inch QVGA color display
  • Nokia micro USB Charger
  • WH-108 Headset
  • Android OS
  • 4G LTE
  • 2MP rear camera with flash
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • micro sd card supported
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Android Go Edition Smartphone

What is Android Go?

Android Go is an Android-Oreo based well-optimized version of Android meant for the lower tier smartphones.In this version, there are no bulk of apps and running services in Android Go that slow down smartphones with low specifications.

  • Smaller Apps size
  • Files Go
  • Google Go
  • Google Assistant Go

Recent reports suggest that Google has partnered with Indian companies like Microsoft, Intel, Karbonn, and others to release smartphones with Android Oreo go edition at affordable prices.Google also pitch down some of their applications like Google Chrome, maps, etc so that it would run on the smartphones smoothly and consume less battery and storage.

So we are looking forward in 2018 to see some smartphones in the market with Android Go.

Conclusion

So which next smartphone you will choose in 2018? let us know in the comments below.

P.S: All specs and other information are gathered from various sources, so we are not sure if everything we discussed is true.

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