Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones in The World 2017. The only constant in life is change. This is the fundamentals of technology. Change, evolution, and innovation are key aspects in staying not only competitive but relevant in modern times. With the end of 2016 quickly approaching its time to take a look forward into the future of the mobile industry and prepare for the onslaught of new technology. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality are fast becoming a mainstay for any gadget. Increased display resolution and megapixels are the name of the game in this business. Before upgrading check out these phones and the immense innovations taking place for 2017.
List of Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones in The World 2017
10. Nokia C1
Scheduled Release Late 2017
Nokia is attempted to dominate the mobile market once again with its release of the C1. This phone will be equipped with a Snapdragon 652 processor, 2 GB RAM, and run on the Android Nougat OS system linked with Windows 10. The display is perhaps one of the most stunning features of this smartphone as it will be equipped with 2K resolution and 13-MP rear shooter camera that will snap some amazing photos.
9. Sony Xperia Z6
Scheduled Release Early 2017
After various setbacks with previous models, Sony has possibly made a comeback with the Sony Xperia Z6. In 2015 Sony released the Sony Xperia Z5 with both a compact and premium version, the premium version was one of the first phones to have a 4K screen, and helped cement Sony’s place in the mobile market. But since Sony has been tight lipped about the release of the Xperia Z6 which was rumored to be revealed at MWC and the IFA respectively but instead wasn’t. Sony has stated that the Xperia Z6 may or may not come to fruition but further implicated a focus on a new Xperia X series, which is possibly what the proposed Z6 could find itself morphing into.
8. LG G6
Scheduled Release February or March 2017
LG has mainly focused on its cameras in its smartphones. While many insiders assume the G6 will be equipped with a powerful camera like many of its predecessors, perhaps the best thing about this phone is its display. Rumor has it the G6 will be equipped with a UHD display the same as 4k, and will be slightly bigger than the G5 coming in at 5.5 in. There’s speculation of 5 GB RAM, Snapdragon 830 and 26 MP 4k supportable camera. Also the G6 will have an updated back with glass replacing the painted metal that is currently on the back of the G5. Insiders are debating whether or not the G6 will have a curved screen, however, some sources say the company will not be ready to make that move in time, and most likely will save that update for the G7.
7. Microsoft Surface Phone
Scheduled Release Possibly Early 2017
Speculation about the possibility of this phone has circulated for so long some have begun to believe it was a myth. Until recently Microsoft has kept a tight lid on the project, but in September the company piqued interests further when discussing the launch of the Surface Pro 5. In an interview, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO admitted that the company fell short when it came to the Windows Phone, but he hoped to move forward in the future. Hoping to further promote the Windows 10 complete ecosystem, Microsoft will hopefully integrate the Surface Phone to seamlessly sync with the entire Windows 10 system. Users will be able to connect it to monitor, keyboards, or mouse and use the phone as if it were a PC. Rumor has it that the phone is being developed with three variants in mind for, consumer, enthusiast, and business. There is also speculation the phone could have a 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM variants complementary of the three segments of population that Microsoft hopes to cater to. There is also talk of a 20 MP optic by Carl Zeiss and a 5.7 inch Quad HD display.
6. Samsung Galaxy S8
Scheduled Release February 2017
There are many rumors regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, one the biggest inspired by the merging of Samsung’s Note 7 standard and edge versions. Some believe Samsung will do the same with the Galaxy merging both the standard and edge versions while still maintaining two models. The size of the screen will most likely differentiate the models. When its released the S8 is expected to be one of the fastest phones on the market with a top-of-the-line processor and 6GB of RAM. The phone is projected to run the next Android OS-Android Nougat-which business insiders speculate means Samsung may upgrade the screen from Quad-HD to Ultra-HD especially because of the importance of VR technology that is the focus of Android Nougat.
5. HTC 11
Scheduled Release August or September 2017
Long touted as one of the best smartphone producers in the world, HTC will unveil this new phone sometime near the end of next year. The HTC 11 will be the successor of the HTC 10 and is rumored to be one of the most sophisticated phones on the market. Expect to see various high-end features such as 24-Ultrapixels camera—an upgrade from the 10’s current 12-Ultrapixels—a front facing speaker, as well as a complete overhaul of the phone’s design giving it a sleeker and sexier façade. Other specifications include 430mAh battery, 6GB RAM and Android Nougat just to name a few. Because of the quality of HTC’s previous smartphones, it’s safe to say this phone may be one of the hottest and worthwhile buys of 2017.
4. iPhone 8
Scheduled Release September 2017
For the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple is rumored to unveil a newly designed, sleeker and sexier version of its revolutionary invention. Apple plans to change the game once more with the iPhone 8. Rumor has it the iPhone 8 will have an edge-to-edge OLED screen and glass body to boot. Say goodbye to the physical Home button, and hello to a smoother face, almost as if the phone is a single sheet of glass. Other rumored changes include, biometric and iris scanning features, wireless charging and a possible curved screen. This is one of the Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones in The World 2017.
3. Samsung Galaxy X
Scheduled Release September 2017
Flexibility is the name of the game in 2017. Samsung is leading the way with its proposed Galaxy X series scheduled to be released in September. The Galaxy X will be the first smartphone with a completely foldable, flexible OLED display. The touchscreen will curve and fold without creasing, cracking, or distorting the image. Even more impressive the X is rumored to be able to feature a clamshell, flip-phone like design enabling it to fold up into a compact, pocket-friendly phone, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the advent of the smartphone ten years ago. Not many other specifics can be said about this phone, as its construction is tightly under wraps, but given that Samsung hopes to launch 5 new flagship phones next year it’s easy to assume, that the company will not disappoint.
2. Google Pixel/Pixel XL
Scheduled Release TBA
If there’s one competitor that can shake up the mobile tech industry its Google. Insiders claim the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will compete directly with Samsung’s Galaxy line. Considering all the unfortunate mishaps with Samsung’s Note 7, it’s not hard to see how Google will begin to give Samsung a run for their money. The Pixel will run on a faster processor—Snapdragon 820—and be the first smartphone to connect to Google Daydream. Another key feature includes Google Assistant similar to Siri on the iPhone. Pixel also has the highest rating in the DxOMark for its extraordinary camera. With a 12.3megapixel resolution and large 1.55-micron pixels and an f/2.0 aperture. Which means this phone will be equipped to take some pretty sharp images. Google will also offer unlimited cloud storage for any images taken with the Pixel.
1. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Scheduled Release early 2017
This sleek phone will be the largest amongst its competitors. At a staggering 6.4 inch, the Phab 2 Pro will also be the first to be Tango-enabled. This feature will allow augmented reality, so users can see how that comfy couch will fit to scale in their living room. The Phab 2 Pro will also be equipped with three cameras, the rear camera a 16 megapixel while the front camera will be 8 megapixels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor is known beast making this phone one of the fastest on the market. Other cool features include fingerprint scan, 64GB and 4GB of RAM as well as a battery pack with a turbo-charging feature.
These are the Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones in The World 2017. With all these design innovations and movements toward VR it’s safe to say that 2017 is going to be an exciting year for the mobile tech industry. Some would even consider the new year’s upcoming roster as game-changing. As the industry morphs and develops its good to know which products have cutting edge capabilities. Happy shopping!