Top 10 Upcoming Smartphones: The world of smartphones is ever changing, the upcoming become bygones in a matter of time, this amplifies the necessity to come up with the latest Top 10 Upcoming Mobiles every once in a while. This is our latest list of the Best Upcoming Smartphones 2017 or a few of these might be pushed to 2017 as well. We have included some really interesting smartphones in this list, we have got a modular smartphone in the form of Google’s Project Ara, there is also a mobile phone you can do 3D-Mapping with – Lenovo and Google’s Project Tango-powered smartphone. Let us hope right in and check the complete list of the much awaited, most interesting and the best upcoming smartphones to come in 2017.
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#1 Nokia 9
Nokia, the Finland-based smartphone manufacturing firm with the collaboration of HMD Global, is reportedly working on its flagship device, named as Nokia 9. The much-awaited flagship model is expected to come with a top of the line specifications. The Nokia’s parent company is all set to launch seven to eight Nokia Android smartphones ranging from entry level to flagship segment by the end of March 2017.
The upcoming Nokia smartphone, Nokia 9 will feature a 5.5-inches QHD OLED display having a resolution of 2560*1440 pixels. Under the hood, the upcoming Nokia smartphone is driven by a Snapdragon 835 processor along with the Adreno 540 GPU. The GSM-based Nokia 9 will run on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system out of the box. For the storage, it will come in two variants i.e. 64GB and 128GB variant with the support of further memory expansion and is coupled with 6GB of RAM. It is said to be the best upcoming smartphone 2017.
As per the leaks, the Nokia 9 camera section will support a 22-megapixel dual Carl-Zeiss camera at the rear end for the perfect photography experience. On the other hand, it is tipped to support a 12-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.
#2 Sony Xperia XA 2
Sony, the Japanese multinational company has reportedly worked on the successor model of Sony Xperia XA smartphone. The upcoming handset is tipped to launch with a tag of Sony Xperia XA 2. The leaks suggested that the Xperia XA2 features a rectangular device with bezels on the both sides of the display. It is likely to be featuring a polycarbonate chassis instead of metallic chassis.
The Sony Xperia XA 2 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 64-bit Octa-core processor and is coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset is assumed to best upcoming Sony smartphone 2017. The mobile phone is likely to runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. For the storage, it houses a 64GB of inbuilt space, that can be further expandable via microSD card slot expansion.
As per the leaks, the camera is loaded with a 23-megapixel camera at the rear end with enticing and marvelous features. On the other hand, it will bear a 16-megapixel front facing camera for the perfect selfie shots and video calls. The upcoming Android mobile phone is expected to launch at MWC 2017.
#3 Honor V9
Earlier in May, the China-based company launched the high-end Honor V8 smartphone in China. As for now, the company is all set to launch the successor model dubbed as Honor V9 to the market. The launch event happens a week ahead of MWC 2017 and is expected from the company to showcase this device at the event likely to happen on February 21st. On off the chance, the upcoming Honor V9 will also come with a dual lens camera.
The GSM based mobile phone flaunts a 5.7-inches HD display having a resolution of 2560*1440 pixels. Under the hood, the GSM-based handset is powered by an Octa-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz and is coupled with 6GB RAM. The handset runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box. The V9 is said to be the best upcoming smartphones 2017.
#4 Nokia D1C
As we Know, Nokia always offers one of the best quality devices. Now, the Nokia is going to launch a Nokia D1C Android Smartphone in the market with high-quality specifications. As per the leaks and Rumors, the upcoming Nokia D1C will come with the two hardware Versions, 3GB RAM, Fingerprint Sensor, Android Nougat 7.0 OS.
It may come with the 5-inch or 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display having the resolution of (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is expected to come with the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU. As per the latest news, it will run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Operation System out of the Box. It might be featured with the 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
According to the Leaks, it will come with the 16MP rear and 8MP Selfie camera. It will be featured with the fingerprint sensor that may place on the back panel. The Nokia D1C is expected to Launch in February or March 2017.
#5 Xiaomi Mi 6
The Xiaomi going to unvield it’s new device in February 2017 named as Xiaomi Mi 6. There are many news and rumors available about the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone. As per the one iSuppli analyst, the Xiaomi Mi 6 will be the first Chinese smartphone which will come with the upcoming SoC as well as Mi6 will be launched at around the same time of Samsung Galaxy S8 will get its international Release – Like it happens, The Galaxy S8 will also be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Sure!, this news is not verified so far.
It is expected to some with a metal body instead of glass that is more prone to damage. it will be featured with 5.2-inches Ultra HD 4K screen having the resolution of 4096*2160 pixels, It offers a pixel density of around 700ppi, and the screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. it is expected to run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Operation System based MIUI out of the box. Rather than the recently declared, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC processor. The device will be available in 2 RAM variants – 4GB and 6GB RAM along with different-different storage options.
It is expected to come with 23MP rear and 7MP front camera. As per the rumors, the Xiaomi Mi6 launch date will set for 6th February and Sale will start anytime in March 2017.
#6 LG V11
Before LG unveiled the LG G5 at the Mobile World Congress, MWC, that was held in Barcelona, Spain, the Korean company had informed about their plans of releasing two flagship smartphones in 2017. One of which we have already encountered in the form of the LG G5. The will most probably be the LG V11, the successor to the highly praised LG V10.
The LG V11 Launch date will arrive sometime in early 2017, around October, the same time period, the LG V10 was released. There have no LG V11 leaks, news and information yet about the device. But we will soon get you more information about the device as soon as we get our hands on more scoops about the upcoming LG smartphone in 2017.
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#7 Samsung Galaxy S8
The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8 is touted to be one of the best upcoming smartphones of 2017. By seeing the high competitive smartphone market, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer has forced to deploy the entirely different mobile phone with the enticing features.
The new high-end Samsung Galaxy S8 flaunts a 5.8-inches Super AMOLED QHD+ Infinity display and is having a resolution of 2960*1440 pixels. It is fueled by a Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and is combined with 4GB RAM. The handset sports a 13-megapixel camera at the rear end with Dual Pixel Technology. On the other hand, it houses an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture and smart auto focus for the perfect selfies. The Android mobile phone runs on latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and will be available to purchase in 64GB storage option.
#8 Apple iPhone 8
The Cupertino-based firm known for its premium and smartest devices. The Apple with the new launch and rumor of the upcoming iPhone always brings the heat of sensation in the smartphone market and the iPhone lovers. Now, the next sensation in the smartphone market is upcoming iPhone 8. The new iPhone 8 specifications and features are expected to be the marvelous. The best thing in the Apple’s smartphone, the company always comes with a unique and durable concept that makes the device a premium with all top-notch features.
The California-based Apple is allegedly planning for the uniquely designing concept for the upcoming iPhone 8. The company is said to be bringing the all-glass variant of its interactive phone, that will release in 2017. The MacRumors report revealed that “A glass casing may be slightly heavier than an aluminum one of the same thickness, but the difference is so small that the use of the thinner and lighter AMOLED panel will compensate for that.”
As per the rumors, the Apple iPhone 8 Release Date will be near of festive season of Cupertino-based firm’s 10th anniversary. The Apple iPhone 8 release date is supposed to appear in Q4 in 2017. But for the exact iPhone 8 release date, we have to wait till its official announcement.
#9 Samsung Galaxy Note 6
Samsung has unveiled it flagship smartphone for the year 2016, both of which are brilliant handsets (check them out HERE). But this cannot stop us from getting excited about the next most anticipated Samsung mobile phone – Samsung Galaxy Note 6. To me, the Galaxy Notes have always excited more than the Galaxy S’. There are already whispers circulating around that the Samsung Note 6 will come with a different and improved build and design.
It is further predicted that this phablet from Samsung will be powered by a 16-core processor, clocking a very impressive speed of 3.1GHz (rather unbelievable though). Samsung might also make the Galaxy Note 6 smartphone compatible with a mini keyboard. These are just predictions and must be taken with a pinch of salt until we come up with something more solid.
#10 HTC and Google’s Smartphones (Sailfish and Marlin)
HTC, the Taiwanese giant and speculated smartphone maker after the launch of its flagship smartphone HTC 10 and HTC 10 lifestyle. As for now, the company has collaborated with the Google to join with its Nexus lineup. The previous iterations of the Nexus were created by Huawei and Google as Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, and for now, the contract is over and the Google made HTC as a partner for the next better Nexus device.
The Google’s ancestor model Nexus 6P had already shown its hardcore reliability among its users. Now, we are expecting much more than this. As per the leaks and rumors, HTC will be making two new Nexus device dubbed as Marlin and Sailfish, one is a premium smartphone and another one is a budget friendly smartphone. It seems to be like that this is the best form of HTC smartphones.
As per the leaks, the HTC Sailfish Marlin specifications, images and features are set as, it features a 5-inch FHD 1080p display having a pixel density of 440ppi. It is powered by a quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Android mobile phone by Google has an inbuilt storage of 32GB, that can be further expandable via microSD card slot expansion and is enhanced with a rear fingerprint scanner. It has dual bottom speakers, USB-C Port and is backed by a 2770mAh battery. For the optics, the GSM-based handset is added with a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera.
On the other hand, HTC’s next smartphone Marlin specs, images, and features will be flaunted as the new Google Nexus features a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display having a resolution of 2560*1440 pixels. It is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm processor GHZ (unknown) combined with 4GB RAM. It will be available in 32/128GB of storage and is packed with the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The expected launch date of these Nexus devices is before December.
#11 LG Flex 3
LG has unveiled its latest LG G5 Flagship smartphone (it’s outstanding, read about it HERE), and now we are all excited about the flex-y smartphone, LG Flex 3.
Though not much have been leaked about the forthcoming Flex 3 smartphone but we expect the smartphone to feature a metal body with a premium design. The cell phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM space and 32GB of internal storage space (expandable using a microSD card). The battery size will be probably somewhere between 3000-3500mAh. The handset will also be packed with fingerprint scanner and brilliant cameras. LG might also include the modular concept in the LG Flex 3 but the chances of this happening are very bleak.
The LG Flex 3 might see a launch around the IFA Berlin in September 2016 and the LG Flex 3 Price will be set around £500 (Rs. 47,720 app).
#12 Microsoft Surface Phone
We come across a number of leaks and rumors about Microsoft working on a Surface phone that will be running the Windows 10 OS. This is indeed in the development stage and considering the success of the Surface Pro 4 and the excitement around Surface Book, the Surface Phone could be just what the Windows smartphone business need.
It is expected that the smartphone will feature an Intel chipset and it will sport a usual magnesium alloy chassis. Not much can be said about the smartphone right now, but this smartphone has managed to create some serious excitement.
The Microsoft Surface mobile phone is expected to come with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display on the front that will have a QHD resolution. The handset will probably be powered by the Snapdragon 820 processor and this will be supported by 4GB of RAM space and 64GB onboard storage space.
#13 Google Project Ara
The modular smartphone from Google has faced a number of delay already, and now we are finally expecting the Project Ara smartphone to arrive in 2017. The Google Ara Phone will be a smartphone whose components can be changed by its users according to their needs and requirements. This will allow its users to build the best smartphone for them.
A pilot program was scheduled to take place in Puerto Rico last year but is has now got pushed to 2017. The Project Ara smartphone will be initially launched in a few test markets in US. An entry-level Google Project Ara device is expected to be in the $50-100 range. I am all excited about this upcoming modular smartphone in 2017 and i can sense that so are you.
#14 Sony Xperia Z6/ Xperia Z6 Compact (March)
Sony has scrapped its strategy of releasing a flagship smartphone every six months and now it will release a flagship smartphone once every year. This strategy will probably start with the launch of the Sony Xperia Z6, in March at MWC. With the Sony Xperia Z5 going mostly unnoticed, the Xperia Z6 will be very important for Sony and the future of Sony smartphones might be dependent on the performance of the Xperia Z6.
The Sony Xperia Z6 will probably feature a 4K Ultra HD screen, and they will probably include on new camera features and technology and at the same time carrying some nice Xperia Z5 features such as fingerprint sensor, waterproofing, large battery.
#15 OnePlus 4
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has come up with some really very impressive mobile phones at very reasonable prices, this makes its next upcoming flagship smartphone – OnePlus 4 – worth getting excited about. The OnePlus 3 launch date will be somewhere towards the end of Q2 in 2017, so we can expect seeing the next OnePlus phone towards the end of June 2017. The OnePlus 3 that was launched earlier this year had seen the Chinese smartphone manufacturer playing around with its design and features and it was able to do a commendable job with that of combining aesthetics along with power in the smartphone.
The OnePlus 4 will be packed with the most powerful Snapdragon processor of 2017 and many other top of the line features.
#16 Nokia C1
We have now been hearing for long that the once leader in the world of mobile phones, Nokia, is all set to mark its comeback into the smartphone scene and this time it will come with the popular Android OS.
Not much is known about the specifications and features the Nokia C1 mobile phone will be equipped with but rumors have it that the device will sport a 5.5 inch LCD display on the front and it will come running a 1.85GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Cortex-A72 processor, along with 2GB of RAM space and 32GB of internal storage space. As mentioned it will come running the Android OS. The smartphone will most expectedly come with a 13MP primary and 5MP secondary camera combination.
The company will unveil the Nokia C1 mobile phone some time in the second half of 2017 and we are as excited for this upcoming Nokia mobile phone as you are.
Top 10 Upcoming Mobiles 2017:
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