With the pace of smartphone evolution moving at the speed of light, there’s always something new getting ready to be launched. No sooner have you bought the latest handset, then there’s anticipation of something else, the next big thing.
Before we dive into the details, here are some of the anticipated upcoming handsets for 2018:
- Nokia 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- HTC U12
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Apple iPhone 9
Nokia is also sure to keep the Zeiss partnership going and it will probably offer the bothie function of the Nokia 8 – although there’s talk of it having wide-angle and zoom functions on the rear cameras.
We also heard through the grapevine that it will be running Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810.
Now there’s talk of what we’re calling the Xperia XZ2. spotting a 5.48-inch display with Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 845 and twin rear 12-megapixel cameras, with a 15-megapixel camera on the front.
.HTC U12- HTC has added the HTC U11+ to its 2018 line-up, shifting to an 18:9 display and boosting a number of areas of this phone. It comes at a strange time and feels like the foundation for the 2018 flagship.
Rumours are light on the ground at the moment (including the name), but HTC has come forward and said that it will be making a return to dual cameras in 2018. HTC was the first to put two cameras on the back of its phone in the HTC One M8, and we can’t help feeling this is a bid to compete on the spec sheet with rivals like LG and Huawei.
The only other leak relating to HTC at the moment its render that appears to be bezel-free.’
There’s currently no knowing what Apple will call the new iPhone, but we hear it will move from stainless steel back to aluminum to bring the price down while retaining that 19:9 display and using Face ID. We expect Apple to offer a couple of sizes in this design.