As we are inching towards the last sunset for 2016, rumors and speculations related to upcoming smartphones are pouring thick and fast. If everything that we are hearing turns out to be true then 2017 will certainly be exciting for mobile phone enthusiasts.

In 2017, we can expect Android mobile phone users to find a wide range of smartphones to choose from, whereas Microsoft will try and infuse a new life rapidly fading Windows based phones with new Surface phones.

Here’s are 10 Best smartphones To Look Forward to In 2017:

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Samsung Galaxy S8

Expected release date: March – April 2017

Samsung Galaxy S series flagships are one of the most anticipated smartphones every year but after the unfortunate Samsung Note 7 debacle, the Korean conglomerate has a lot at stake with Galaxy S8.

As per current rumors, the Galaxy S8 could make its debut with 4K display powered by the latest Exynos chipset/ Snapdragon 835 (depending on the regions). Reports suggest there wouldn’t be a fingerprint sensor clubbed with the home key this time.  We are also hearing that the Samsung S8 will come with an improved AF selfie camera. It will be interesting whether Samsung introduces the dual-camera system in next gen. S-series phone or not.

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iPhone 8

Expected release date: September 2017

2016 has been a mixed bag for the iPhone fans as some of them failed to come to terms with Apple’s decision to ditch 3.5mm jack.  Now rumors mills are running full steam and speculating about an anniversary edition codenamed Ferrari being under works are rife.

Rumors suggest that the new iPhone will include a bezel-less design with OLED display, integrated Touch ID, new and improved haptic feedback, improved dual camera and faster A series chipset, and wireless charging. Some insiders claim that the Next iPhone will flaunt a ceramic design which will be immune to scratches.

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Google Pixel 2

Expected release date: October 2017

This year Google’s Pixel phones were off to a great start. The Phone comes with top-level Snapdragon 821 SoC, excellent cameras, pure Android 7.0 Nougat and deliver a gratifying Android experience.

Pixel and Pixel XL design, however, wasn’t received well. In 2017, we will Google is likely to launch its next iteration of Pixel phones for which we have high hopes. We expect, Google Pixel 2017 to flaunt a better design, improved Google Assistant along with new software and hardware features.

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OnePlus 5

Expected release date: May 2017

The young and budding Chinese brand has had a roller-coaster ride so far. With an impressive debut in 2014 and a hapless 2015, OnePlus got its act together in 2016 with impressive OnePlus 3 and 3T (review). Both phones had a perfect combination of graceful built, top-grade innards, fast Dash charging and reasonably good cameras.  Now all eyes are set for what company has to offer with OnePLus 5 in 2017. Yes, the Chinese company has succumbed to

Now all eyes are set for what company has to offer with OnePlus 5 in 2017. Yes, the Chinese company has allegedly succumbed to tetraphobia‘ and will introduce OnePlus 5 instead of OnePlus 4. The phone is said to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and other updated specs with a premium ceramic body.

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Nokia P

Expected release date: February 2017

Nokia – the erstwhile king of mobile phones, is making a comeback 2017 with its first Android-based phone. However, it is still a mystery what company has in store for us. According to rumors, Nokia will be making its re-entry in the smartphone world with four Android 7.0 Nougat based smartphones. The new Nokia portfolio will be led by P1 and C1 which will have a high-end specification, Quad HD screens, and sophisticated cameras.

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HTC Ocean

Expected release date: March 2017

Past couple of years has been turbulent for HTC with shrinking market share and sliding finances. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will once again be hoping to revive its fortune with HTC Ocean flagship smartphone. The rumored phone is said to have new innovative which is offer a unique experience to its users. One of such feature will be the swipe-sensitive side with which one can control volume. HTC is likely to integrate Google Assistant in its Sense UI and may introduce dual rear cameras

The rumored phone is said to have several innovative features for a unique user experience. One of such feature will be the swipe-sensitive side with which one can control volume. HTC is likely to integrate Google Assistant in its Sense UI and may introduce a new dual rear camera setup in HTC Ocean.

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Huawei P10

Expected release date: April 2017

Huawei has had an eventful 2016 but what’s must have given huge satisfaction to the Chinese phone maker is the pat on the back it received from its consumers and the critics for its dual Camera phone P9.

Now, expect Huawei P10 to be the flag bearer for the company’s Dual Camera technology in 2017. It is expected to come with a slightly bigger display and further improved dual camera performance.

Also Read: Best Dual Camera Phones One Can Buy Today

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Expected release date: June 2017

Under the Umbrella of Lenovo, Motorola launched 2016’s most adventures phone Moto Z. The USP of the phone was its modular design with detachable Mods. The concept phone has a limited number of Mods available currently which are also compatible with the comparatively cheaper Moto Z Play.

The market has high expectations with the Moto Z2 which is likely to come with new cutting edge hardware along with a few more interesting Mods.

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Xiaomi MI 6

Expected release date: February 2017

Dubbed as the Chinese Apple -Xiaomi is said to be gearing up for a Valentine day launch of Xiaomi Mi6. The smartphone manufacturer may introduce three variants of the phone: the Mi 6S, Mi 6P and Mi 6E where S stands for Qualcomm Snapdragon, P for MediaTek Helio P and E for Samsung for Exynos.

Some reports suggest the 6P variant will be powered by  Xiaomi’s own Pinecone SoC while The Mi 6S will boast Snapdragon 835 chipset, and possibly become the first smartphone to do so.

Xiaomi Mi 6 might flaunt a 2.5D curved display and a metal-glass construction. The Mi 6 is also expected to come with Quick Charge 4.0 and will be running Android 7.0 Nougat garnished with MIUI8.

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LG G6

Expected release date: March 2017

LG has a reputation for being an innovative smartphone manufacturer. It’s bold LG G5, however, was more of a modular misfire. In 2016, LG is rumored to launch G6 which will resort back to key LG strengths.

It is expected to come with a removable battery, water-resistance, and wireless charging support. Some rumors even suggest that it will feature an iris scanner, and will be powered by flagship Snapdragon chipset. Let’s see how many of these rumors turns out to be true.

3 COMMENTS

  1. The best smartphones 2017 was well highlighted. I follow Smartprix blog for updates related to Technology, mobile reviews and product launches.

  2. The return of Nokia is great.
    Apple is just increasing the damn price tag and isn’t offering anything out of the world. I still prefer iPhone 6s over 7 series.
    HTC and obviously Moto and LG stay on the eagerly being awaited list of Android phones. I guess Samsung is a pain tbh!

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