Like it or not, smartphones are have already conquered our lives. We can no longer exist without them. And to be up-to-date, we need to upgrade our devices every time a new round of the latest gadgets is offered in the market. So, if you want to upgrade your device, here are some of the best and the latest smartphones that we can expect this year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Reports indicate that Samsung Electronics Ltd. is planning for a launch of its latest Galaxy S9 in early July of 2018. The reports also say that the company is now starting the production of AMOLED to be put into its Note 9 in April this year. There are also rumors indicating that the new device will have a screen size of 6.38 inches, upped from the previous 6.32 inches, a re-invented camera similar to that of the S9+, a processor that is faster, AR Emoji, thinner screen bezels and support of micro SD up to 400 GB. We can expect an announcement regarding this new gadget sometime at the end of August, and maybe an initial market offering on mid-September. As to price points, reports indicate that the initial costs will be around $1,200. But you can expect the price to drop within three months, which is typical of Samsung offerings.
HTC has experienced lack of traction lately and the company is in a financial quandary. But reports say that it wants to recover its lost markets and would like to launch new mobile devices with the latest attractive features that are designed to amaze its competitors. This is why we can expect that this company will give its new products the best that they can give. Its last product was the HTC U11 which is very impressive. So this year’s HTC U12 is expected to offer more. Rumors say that its screen will be an edge to edge, with an enhanced user interface in its custom Android and a more powerful camera. HTC U12’s expected release date is spring 2018 and the rumored price is $700.
For 2018, we can expect three new iPhones from Apple Inc. They are not expected to be released until September of this year. The tech giant usually announces its latest offering during this month. It’s the last launching of the last iPhone was in September 2017. There is no reason to believe that this practice will change this year.
So we are expecting a flagship model to be unveiled later this year that will cost around the same price of iPhone X which is $999. With iPhone X released but without iPhone 9, perhaps the next iPhone will be called iPhone 11. Different price points are also expected as this upcoming gadget will come with various variants.
Sony Xperia XZ Pro
In 2017, the electronic giant Sony made a stir with the launching of its Xperia XZ Premium. Its 5.5-inch LDC screen has an outstanding 4K resolution – the first in the world. But that was more for the aficionados of virtual reality, not the average mobile user who can’t even tell the difference between full HD and Quad HD resolutions. However, Sony was able to show that it is in front of everybody else. In that vein, we can expect Sony to continue displaying its technological capability by coming up with another Xperia Phone premium brand this year. The tech giant might introduce this smartphone by summer of 2018. The expected price of this latest gadget is $800.
Huawei P20/Mate 20
Huawei smartphones are now growing in popularity around the world but it is still trying to increase its market share in the United States. Actually, this Chinese company is the third-largest smartphone maker in the world. Its top smartphone models are the P and the Mate series. It is expected by some industry observers that Huawei will launch a new model similar to the old P11. This is the Huawei P20 which will come with a new edge-to-edge screen display that will be more affordable than its nearest competitors. Rumors are also saying that Huawei will leverage its Artificial Intelligence infused in its Kirin processors. The rumored price for Huawei P20 is $600 and for Huawei Mate 20 is $800. The release date is scheduled either in the spring or fall of 2018.
LG G7/ V40
Another leading South Korean electronics giant, LG Electronics is poised on launching new models of smartphones. It has amazed many mobile phone users with its offering in 2017, particularly the LV V30. This old LG smartphone model was able to set a new standard for the company with regards to its aesthetics and design. Rumors are saying the LG is planning to launch two new high-end phones this year, together with some fixes for its old models. Aside from the Note Series, a new smaller phone, the new LG G7, is expected to launch in the spring. In addition, a new LG V40 is scheduled to be released in the fall. Rumored price of the upcoming LG G7 is around $600 while the LG V40 is about $800.