Upcoming Smartphones 2017-18: Should You upgrade Now or Wait?


With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and Apple’s three new phones launched already, it already seems like the time to upgrade. But if you aren’t an Apple or Samsung (Note 8) fanboy, here’s a list of upcoming phones that are worth waiting for.

Which One is Your Favorite Brand?

Google Pixel 2

The original Google Pixel, while being impressive on the inside, failed to impress the critiques because of its generic design. However, both Google Pixel and Pixel XL are amazing devices when it comes to cameras, stock Android software and built quality. And those who already own a Pixel device knows what it means to have a second-generation Google Pixel device.

According to some rumors, which Google has denied already, there will be three different variants of the device, with the third one even bigger than the Pixel XL.

The last year’s phones were manufactured by HTC but this time, we could expect LG to get back into business with Google.

Evan Blass, who has always been on-point with his predictions believe that the second-generation phone will be released on October 5th, 2017.

Still, remember, it’s not an official date.

Microsoft Surface Phone

There have only been a few rumors about Microsoft’s Surface Phone. In fact, they are so scarce that it’s now considered no more than a myth. But it’s not a dead end. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did tease the fans by saying that the Surface Phone could be “the ultimate mobile device”.

The Surface was expected to release somewhere in Q4 2017. However, there’s nothing as of yet. But if it arrives, it could have a 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch AMOLED display, 64/128 GB storage options, and a 64-bit Intel Processor. We could also expect some good cameras on the phone and a Type-C port.

Galaxy S9 and S9+

We are already in the last quarter of 2017 and there are already rumors that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ could be released in January 2018 along with LG’s G7 launch event.

The new phones in the Galaxy series are going to be super pumped with smokin’ hot features like a 7nm Snapdragon 845 or 8nm Exynos 9810 processor, under-the-display fingerprint scanner, dual-lens cameras and the gorgeous infinity display that will be even more infinite than before.

It’s also expected that the new Samsung phones will boast a bigger RAM, finally. There will be only be a few minor design changes with no fingerprint scanner on the back. The display bezel could still stay the same because it’s already very thin.

If you aren’t totally sold out to iPhone X and if you want something that’s more affordable, maybe it’s time not to get your hands on a $1000 phone.