Last week we have told you about the best high-end phones of 2017 but we did not mention the best upcoming phones in 2017, so here’s a list of devices that we are still waiting for to be released.
Xiaomi is going to release their flagships devices for the year of 2017 tomorrow at 7AM in UK time. Xiaomi will release the new MI6 and MI6 Plus devices.
The duo is rumoured to feature the new Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4/6GB of RAM.
The display is supposedly a 5.2″ and 5.7″ IPS LCDs for both maxing out at 1080p. The duo is rumoured to be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI being used on top of it – a very light and feature rich launcher.
SD card expandable slots are not expected to be available in both phones and the storage options should be expected at 32/64/128GBs. 128GB models are likely to be featuring 6GB RAM options.
Camera wise, we should expect a dual 12MP unit with dual LEDs.
Both devices are also likely to have a USB Type-C reversible port and have a 3200-4500mAh batteries. We’re going to know much more about the exact specifications tomorrow and we are going to be giving you our initial thoughts of the devices first here on Techusiast. Stay Tuned!
The live stream is going to be available on the link below:
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 15, 2017
From the image above, we can see that the new upcoming flagship device from HTC will feature a glass front and back design. The bezels on the sides look to be quiet small, however this image does leave the phone with larger than expected chins on both on bottom and top of the device.
The device is said to have the fingerprint sensor on the front once again, placed underneath the display. What’s interesting is that it’s said that the phone is going to have a physical sensor.
The rumoured specifications include a 5.5″ QHD IPS display with the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset featuring 4GB RAM and a 12MP camera on the back.
HTC is also said to ditch the 11 series and re-name their flagships to “U” although this is unconfirmed at this time, so take it with a pinch of salt as always.
The latest flagship is leaked all over the internet and is likely to have the new pressure-sensitive display built-in to the phone. This should help you make better and more reliable gestures and controls over the phone when using with one hand as you would be able to use the edges of the screen to do one of the many functions available.
The phones are said to be announced by HTC at the end of April or May.
Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and Anniversary
The iPhone 8 announcement is still far away, but there are a few things that we already know and can predict. Apple is likely to release not two but three devices this year a new third one being an ‘Anniversary version’ to celebrate the iPhone’s great success and it’s 10th anniversary. We should expect to see the same iPhone 8 4.7″ ; iPhone 8 Plus 5.5″ and iPhone Anniversary phones in September. The Special Anniversary version is reported to be featuring Samsung AMOLED displays and an all-screen design with curved and small bezels and a reportedly hefty $1000+ price tag.
Latest reports suggest that the TouchID (Fingerprint sensor) may be removed as Apple has failed to place it on the front of the phone due to the lack of space of the ‘all-full-screen’ design.
Design wise, the iPhone 8/Plus should be redesigned and should feature something new. Although this was expected from the iPhone 7, the latter failed to fulfil the expectations of aesthetics last year.
The new iPhones are expected to be announced between 5-15 September and be available on the Western market between 20-25 September.
Image source : NokiaPowerUser.com
Nokia’s back in Business!
Nokia’s Android flagship phone is rumoured to be called Nokia 9. It’s expected to be announced and released this mid-late year and also to be made out of premium materials with a premium price tag.
The device is reported to be having the latest Snapdragon 835 chipset and likely 4/6GB RAM. The screen should be a 5.5″ QHD OLED display that would go side-to-side and likely feature an ‘all-screen’ design, similar to what we have already seen on the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 devices.
As you can see on the image above, Nokia would jump on the dual camera train and opt for a 22MP Carl Zeiss dual rear camera.
Battery will possibly be near to 3800 mAh and feature Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 that was announced for the latest 835 chipsets.
Looking at the Nokia 5 and other announced mid, low-end devices from Nokia this year, we can predict that we’re going to see the latest stock Android version and experience out-of-the-box.
OnePlus 5 (One, Two, Three, Three T…Five?)
Number 4 is considered to be bad luck in Chine, therefore OnePlus and many other companies do not tend to opt in for the number 4…like ever.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to feature all the flagship specifications that we’ve listed above including: Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6/8GB RAM, 64/128/256GB storage options, metallic build, curved 5.5″ QHD AMOLED display, 4000 mAh with quick charge capabilities (credits to Dash Charge) and of course, the latest Android Version.
Price wise, the phone should be available for about ~$500 and about ~£450 British Pounds.
OnePlus should announce and release the OnePlus 5 this summer, no exact information is known yet unfortunately. We’ll be sure to let you know when we hear something!
What do you think of the upcoming flagship devices? What are you most excited for? Which one are you planning on purchasing? Let us know in the comments section below!