Best New Phones Coming Soon: Will You Upgrade Now or Wait?
It is always the way that the moment you upgrade your phone something better comes along. We have seen some excellent phones go on sale within the last few months, such as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Nokia 8, Moto Z2 Force, LG V30 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
In this guide, we summarize the phones which will be published during the next few months that will help you decide whether or not to wait.
Especially, the 10th anniversary iPhone X will be available to purchase from 3 November, while Google’s Pixel 2 will be available from 19 October. The Pixel 2 XL is coming a bit later, on sale 15 November.
Apple iPhone X
Apple has shown the iPhone X – pronounced iPhone Ten – in celebration of its 10th anniversary. With prices beginning at $999, the iPhone X is currently available to pre-order from 27 October and goes on sale 3 November.
The immediately noticeable change comes to the screen, a nearly full-screen panel that is 5.8in in size. In spite of this, the X is approximately the same size as the iPhone 8.
Component of this has been achieved by eliminating the TouchID Home button, and the iPhone X now relies on FaceID to unlock access to the telephone.
Other notable new features include iOS 11, the Apple A11 Bionic chip, 64- and 256GB storage choices, a 12Mp dual-camera with dual-OIS, and wireless charging.
Google Pixel 2
The Pixel 2and Pixel two XL was announced on 4 October. Both are accessible to pre-order today, with on-sale dates of 19 October and 15 November respectively.
Impressively the specs are mostly the same between the two phones, with the display the vital difference. A 6in FullVision 18:9 Quad-HD+ pOLED panel adorns the XL version, while the normal Pixel 2 includes a 5in 16:9 Full-HD AMOLED display.
Both support squeezable border gestures, and also have what is claimed to be the best smartphone camera yet – one that accomplishes a DXOMark score of 98, and is capable of the same ‘bokeh’-fashion shots as dual-camera telephones but using a single lens.
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei will unveil its own Mate 10 phablet on 16 October, and it is expected to come in three versions.
In accordance with other recent flagships, it is expected to find a close bezel-less display.
The Mate 10 series will surpass Apple’s iPhone 8 because our phone is going to have much longer battery life, a full-screen screen, much faster-charging rate, much better camera and photographic capacity, in addition to much better overall user experience,” claims Huawei’s Richard Yu.
Tipped for February’s MWC tradeshow, the P11 are the successor to the Firm’s current flagship, the P10.
In accordance with the Mate 10, it will probably get the Kirin 970 chip, which Huawei claims deliver 25 times greater CPU performance and 50 times greater energy efficiency.
Very little is known about the P11, but rumors suggest it could copy sister firm Honor’s most current flagship and ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The LG G6 (pictured) has not existed for long but there are already some rumors appearing about the next version.
It is believed that the firm will launch the LG G7 as early as January 2018 pegging the launching at CES 2018. This would give it a head start against major competitors like the Galaxy S9.
Another rumor indicates that LG is currently working on Qualcomm and the G7 are the first with its new Snapdragon 845 chip.
The V30 runs on the Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and has a dual-camera using a massive f/1.6 aperture. You could say it is the phone that the G6 should have been.
The Nokia 9 has been believed to be an updated version of the Nokia 8 using a bigger 5.7in 18:9 screen and an additional 2GB of RAM, but the newest leaked pictures reveal a standard 16:9 screen.
We ought to see a dual-camera – possibly 13Mp with different RGB and monochrome sensors. A 13Mp selfie camera may also be found at the front. This is the installation seen from the Nokia 8, which also boasts Bothie pictures – snaps which combine pictures from the front- and back cameras to make a fuller picture.
Also new from the Nokia 8 is 360-degree Ozo audio recording, which we are convinced will even make its way into the Nokia 9.
The Nokia 9 is believed to be the flagship of Nokia’s Android phone household, and as such will probably run the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU, also 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The prospect of a OnePlus 5T might be based on shaky rumors – a leaked picture that may actually be the Oppo F5 and an occasion invitation the firm claims is false – but that doesn’t mean one isn’t coming soon.
The present OnePlus 5 is from inventory over on OnePlus’ official website, and something smells fishy about that. Particularly if we know that there was a point upgrade to the prior OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 3 if the OnePlus 3T started six months after launching.
If we do see a OnePlus 5T, the rumored release date of 5 November sounds about right – if not entirely accurate, given that this is a Sunday. The upgraded phone will probably feature an 18:9 screen, which makes it a closer competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and a much better match for your flagship killer it needs to be.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini
Samsung has not produced a miniature version of its flagship S-series handset because of the Galaxy S5 miniature, but with the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ bigger than ever, customers who want a compact but high-performance smartphone aren’t satisfied.
Rumours suggest a Galaxy S8 miniature with a 5.3in display (that feels much smaller given that the curved borders), Snapdragon 840 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and an iris scanner is in development in Korea. Such a device has just popped up on Geekbench also, suggesting a launch could be imminent.
Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+
We are now into the second half of 2017, so we are beginning to see rumors of new devices which will rock up in ancient 2018 too. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are the largest and worst of this lot, continuing to perfect what have so far shaped up to be the best phones of 2017.
New from the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is very likely to be the 7nm Snapdragon 845 or 8nm Exynos 9810 chip and dual-lens rear cameras, plus fingerprint scanners inserted in the Infinity display.
The operation will surely get a boost, and we may see Samsung eventually go over the 4GB of RAM seen from the business’s previous flagships. The design is unlikely to change significantly, and hopefully neither will the cost.
It is possible we will see the Galaxy S9 sooner than ever in 2018, copying the LG G7 with a January launch event.
Samsung Galaxy Note X
The bendable phone will eventually become a reality in ancient 2018 if rumors are to be considered. Samsung is supposedly going to ship 100,000 units of its Note-branded Galaxy X foldable phone in the third quarter of the year, though expect it to be costly.
The Galaxy Note X, formerly called Project Valley, is regarded as a smartphone with a dual-screen (one on each side) that folds out to show a 7in tablet. An 8in tablet that folds up into a 5in phone has also been rumored.
Alright, let’s be honest here, we are not really entirely convinced that a Snapchat smartphone could ever exist, let alone become a fact in 2017. We believe it more likely the company is working on a connected camera, but there’s certainly talk of a Snapchat phone.
If a Snapchat smartphone comes to the fact it will probably be the greatest selfie phone, and possibly the very first phone to feature a 360-degree camera.