April-June (Q2) Smartphones
1. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Two of the most anticipated Smartphones of the year, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, were announced at a press event on March 29 and will be hitting stores on April 21. Both devices supply a sizable Infinity display (5.8 and 6.2-inch) that’s curved on both sides and have small bezels on the top and at the bottom.
2. Xiaomi Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus
The official reveal of the Xiaomi Mi 6 seems to be just around the corner with all the company affirming the smartphone will probably be started on April 19 in Beijing. However, it didn’t say anything regarding the Mi 6 Plus, so there’s a chance that the two devices won’t be declared on exactly the same day.
3. ZTE Axon 8
Together with the OnePlus 3T, the ZTE Axon 7 was clearly one of the finest budget smartphones of 2016. We’re excited to see what its successor, the Axon 8, will bring to the table. In case the firm sticks to the conventional one-year release cycle, it will announce its coming flagship in May, with sales starting about a month later.
4. Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Deluxe, and Zenfone 4 Ultra
The new Zenfone 4 chain of smartphones is expected to be announced at Computex in Taiwan, which kicks off at the end of May. We’re still a little while away, so we don’t really understand what to expect from the apparatus but escapes will issue in due course.
5. HTC U
HTC has already affirmed that the U Ultra isn’t the only high-end device it is going to release this year. The organization said that we can anticipate a Snapdragon 835 powered HTC in 2017 probably called the HTC U that is anticipated to be officially declared in the next quarter.
6. OnePlus 5
The release date of the OnePlus 5 is kind of tough to pinpoint. The OnePlus 3 was announced in June 2016, but merely five months after the OnePlus 3T was unveiled. Nevertheless, our guess is that the OnePlus 5 will make an appearance at the conclusion of the 2nd quarter June.
7. Moto Z and Moto Z Force (2017)
Last year’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force took the modular method of the next level. Some people loved it, while others weren’t so impressed. However, both are fantastic devices and we are looking forward to seeing their successors this year. Not much is known about them, except that they’ll likely still boast a modular design that will make them different from most other smartphones on the market.
8. Honor 9
Last year’s Honor 8 is a great device, particularly when considering its price. It provides strong specs together with a glass body that is actually easy on the eyes. Although we don’t know much regarding its successor, the Honor 9, we expect the business will go for precisely the same strategy that made the Honour 8 successful.
9. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Regardless of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung will still release a fresh version of its popular phablet under the Note brand this year. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, as it will likely be called, should be declared sometime in the summer.
10. LG V30 Smartphones
Those of you who like phablets are probably looking forward to the upcoming LG V30. You will, however, have to wait quite a few months before you have the ability to get it, as the apparatus will likely be announced in October. But it ought to be worth the wait. The V20 is one of the finest phones available on the market, and we anticipate that the V30 won’t is any different in that aspect.
11. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2
Googles mobiles have impressed us with their outstanding camera plus a fantastic software experience. Nevertheless, they do have their mistakes that Google will hopefully address with the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2. Despite the glass window on the back, the complete design of the devices could be described as plain
12. Xiaomi Mi Note 3
This is another phablet were looking forward to seeing in 2017. Its predecessor, the Mi Note 2, was declared in October, which is the reason why we expect to see the Mi Note 3 around the same time in 2017.
13. Huawei Mate 10
The Teammate 8 and Mate 9 were announced in the month of November, so there’s no real reason to believe that Huawei will alter things up this year. We can, therefore, anticipate the Chinese producer will formally take the wraps off its phablet in November.
14. Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 (2017)
Samsung has already declared the 2017 Galaxy A lineup. At the beginning of the year, the business took the wraps off the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7, which are already obtainable in quite a couple of markets around the world. They’re all midrange devices that sport a metal frame, a glass rear, and are water resistant (IP68) for the first time.
15. HTC U Ultra
HTC announced its phablet, the U Ultra, at the start of the year. The device comes with a 3D contoured glass back which appears similar to the one located on the Galaxy Note 7. HTC also determined to take a page from LGs playbook, as the U Ultra features a 2-inch secondary screen above the main one, which is wonderful for notifications, contacts, and reminders, among others
16. BlackBerry KEYone
The BlackBerry-branded smartphone called the KEYone made by TCL Communication was officially declared at MWC in Barcelona on February 25. Its biggest feature is definitely the iconic QWERTY keyboard that made BlackBerry cellphones popular among consumers
17. LG G6
LG took the wraps off the G6 at Mobile World Congress on February 26. The smartphone is extremely different from its predecessor. It is waterproof and includes a large 5.7-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and very thin bezels, which make it quite compact for its size.
18. Nokia 3,5,6, 3310 and 9
HMD Global, the company that bought the rights to sell Nokia-branded devices, announced a few new handsets at MWC. These contained the mid-range Nokia 3 and 5 as well as a brand new form of the iconic 3310. Moreover, the business also announced that the Nokia 6, which was unveiled in China in January, would be available in other nations as well.
19. Huawei P10 and P10 Plus
At MWC in Barcelona on February 26, Huawei announced the P10 and P10 Plus. Both apparatus seem rather similar to their predecessors with a few exceptions. The main one is the fact that the flagships have the fingerprint scanner located on the front, below the display, and not on the rear as the prior P series did.
20. Moto G5 and G5 Plus
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus made their debut at MWC in Spain in February. The budget-friendly smartphones do bring some new things to the table when compared with their predecessors, including an alloy body. The two devices look almost precisely the same but offer different screen sizes.
21. Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs
At MWC 2017, Sony took the wraps off the high-end Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs smartphones. The former offers the better specs of the two and is also bigger, as it has a 5.46-inch display compared to the 5.2-inch screen found on the XZs.
22. Apple iPhone 8
Apple has released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus recently, and both devices are a huge hit. But folks are already looking for the next forthcoming main smartphone from Apple as the next device will get some major changes with regards to Design, UI, and Software.
23. BlackBerry Mercury
Evan Blass reports for VentureBeat reports that the BlackBerry Mercury, expected to establish in 2017, will feature a physical keyboard like the BlackBerry Priv. The computer keyboard supposedly won’t be concealable, and also the apparatus is anticipated to feature a 4.5-inch display with full HD resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio.
24. HTC 11
The HTC 11, anticipated to launch in early 2017, is rumored to feature mainly the same external design as its predecessor, with a metal body and dual textures. The device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 830, and will probably feature an impressive camera, perhaps one with an even higher resolution than the 12MP camera comprised in the HTC 10.