Day by day the uses of smartphones are growing rapidly. If you mark closely then you can find every smartphone brand comes with some new models at regular intervals. If you are a smartphone lover and want to upgrade your phone then this article can be helpful for you. Slowly India is becoming big market of smartphones and many companies are already getting success in India (Honor is one example). Many big smartphone companies knows that India is famous mid-range smartphones, thus they targets those audience only and getting success as well. As per IDC report, In 2017 Samsung’s market share for smartphone in India was 24.7% followed by Xiaomi with 20.9%. VIVO, Lenovo and Oppo is also in the list and soon Honor will make it for sure.
Last year, Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 4 smartphone in India and users loved it this phone so much which makes it the highest selling smartphone of the year 2017. In 4th quarter of the year 2017 Xiaomi beats Samsung and achieved number 1 position in the best marketshare list.
In 2018, you can already see some new smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 plus. No doubt, 2018 is the year of smartphones but this is not the end a lot of smartphones are coming within few months. Some top-rated smartphone brands like Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, LG, Honor, One Plus and Asus are already in the race with their upcoming smartphones. Though there is no such confirmation from the brand organizations officially still a lot of leaked news shows that there is something interesting ahead. So here we are going to discuss on some most awaited smartphones will be launched in 2018. So let’s start without wasting any time.
Upcoming Smartphones to Launch in 2018
#1 Lenovo Z5
In the starting of this week on 7th May 2018, the Lenovo Group VP Chang Cheng, teased the first image of Z5 on its official Weibo account. Today, on 11th we have received another sketch of the phone and ot looks absolutely stunning. It seems that the phone will have the highest screen to body ratio ever. Also, it is expected that this smartphone will be announced on 14th June 2018. Still there are no official leaks or announcement about the specifications of the smartphone.
We have learnt for the teasers that the design at the sides show the antenna bands which are on the left of the phone. This can actually mean that there could a metallic chassis. We also see a USB Type-C port at the bottom of the smartphone. Cheng also claims that through Lenovo Z5, the company has achieved four technological breakthroughs and a whooping eighteen patented technologies.
Expectations, Rumors and Images :-
- Type C Charger
- Price expected around – $1000
- Highest ever screen to body ratio ≈ 95%
#2 iPhone X 2018
According to leaked news, Apple is going to launch its brand new phone which may come like the names iPhone X, X plus or XI plus. News says it this phone design will be no notch and bezel-less. The expected features are like iPhone X but you will not gate any home button this time. It comes with face ID camera features which are great news for iPhone lovers. Till the date, there is no such confirmation from Apple official but still, there is a lot of excitement among people regarding the upcoming Apple smartphone.
iPhone Rumors, Leaked Images & Latest News
- iPhone Model will come with liquid crystal polymer antennas
- iPhone X and iPhone X Plus price will be starts with $899 & $999
- Apple is making “Blush Gold” iPhone X this year
#3 One Plus 6/6t – Best Flagship Smartphone of 2018
One Plus is a reputed brand and well known for its highest standard phones. After the success of One Plus 5t device, the company is looking forward to build their next device much more premium. One Plus 6 device will be one of the most awaited smartphone of the year 2018. Last year users were disappointed with the price of One Plus 5t because company didn’t changed the price compared with earlier device One Plus 5. Thus, One Plus 5 device users gets disappointed because it’s been only 6 months gap between 2 devices and they feel cheated by the company.
According to the leaked news, this brand is going to launch its One Plus6/6t in 2018. The expected features of this upcoming smartphone can be 6GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The processor may be powered by Octacore snapdragon 845 processors. You may find 8.1 Oreo android versions of this smartphone. Some other features like vertical dual camera setup, 19.9 aspect ratio display may make this phone outstanding and can be a great competitor of iPhone 2018.
One plus 6 Official Teaser
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— OnePlus (@oneplus) 2 April 2018
One Plus 6/6t Rumors, Leaked Images & Latest News
Carl Pei, co-founder of One Plus smartphone company confirmed that One Plus 6 phone will have a notch
Last week One Plus 6 Smartphone specifications and price also leaked online which stating that One Plus 6 will have 8 GB RAM and 256 GB Internal storage with price $749
#4 Asus Zenfone 5
If you are an Asus smartphone lover then this news definitely gives you a big smile on your face. Recently Asus launched it’s Zenfone 5 in February 2018 which comes with Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. Asus Zenfone 5 comes with 6.2 inch HD plus display with 2246 x 1080 high resolutions. Zenfone5 have dual 12+5 MP rear camera with bright LED flash and 8 MP of front camera. Zenfone5 will be a fully loaded smartphone in 2018 because the expected external support may be up to 400 GB and 64 GB internal memory with 4GB RAM/6 GB for fast processing. Asus Zenfone5 comes with 3,300mAh battery capacity along with some other attractive features like 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB 2.0 port, Edge to edge display, Fingerprint Reader, VoLTE Support, AI Photography and much more.
#5 Huawei P20 Standard/Lite/Pro
Huawei launched its new flagship smartphone Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 pro on March 27th, 2018. Though it’s not the official announcement of Huawei P20 Lite but still there is a possibility. According to Official news of Huawei, P20 Pro comes with Trilens Camera 40MP/20MP/8MP on the back side and 24MPcamera on the front side and in P20 smartphone there are two cameras 12MP/20MP camera in rear and 24MP front camera. In Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, you get the fingerprint scanner in the home button. Additional Sensor of P20 and P20 pro is Gravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Front fingerprint sensor, Hall-sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Colour Temperature sensor. In P20 Pro and P20 have 4000mph and 3400 battery capacity respectively.
#6 LG G7
According to leaked news, LG is going to launch its new LG G7 model smartphone in the market very soon. Rumor says that this handset may come with the dual camera on the back as well as the front. You may find Android v7.0 Nougat and a 5.7-inch screen with 1440×2560 high resolutions. There is a possibility of 4GB RAM with this phone along with paired processor (2.3 GHz Quad core, Cortex A75 + 1.6 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53). You may get all kinds of sensors like Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscopes with some other features like Dual SIM, 64 GB internal, external support up to 200 GB.
#7 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – Most Awaited Smartphone of 2018
No doubt Samsung is one of the most popular brands when it comes to a smartphone. According to the leaked news, this brand is coming with its brand new Galaxy Note 9. Yes, it’s interesting, right? After the successful launch of s9 and s9+, Samsung is planning to launch its Note 9. Rumor says that it may launch at the end of August. It may come with 10nm Qual comm Snapdragon 845 processor, RAM is 6GB and bezel-less. You may see a new type of metal used in this phone which make it strong and lightweight. You may not get a fingerprint sensor in note 9 under the display.
#8 Xiaomi MI MIX 2S
Xiaomi is a popular smartphone brand which has too much popularity among people. If you are a Xiaomi lover then this is great news for you. Recently on 27th March Xiaomi launched its new smartphone MI MIX 2S at Shanghai event. Xiaomi MI MIX 2S powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC processor with 8GB RAM which runs on Android Oreo 8.1 operating system. Mi MIX 2S handset comes with the 12MP vertical dual rear camera in which one with a regular lens, a bigger pixel size of 1.4 ultra pixels and other is the telephoto lens for better bokeh and optical zoom. MI MIX 2S have fully ceramic body frame which is made of from 7000 series aluminum. MI MIX 2S has 5.99 inches Full HD plus LCD display with thin bezels. According to news of MI, MIX 2S supports wireless charging support and battery capacity is 3400mAh which are some interesting specifications of this phone which can attract many customers towards it.
Xiaomi MI MIX 2s smartphone scores 97 at DXO Mark test and got 101 score for photos and it’s quite an achievement by the smartphone.
This year in 2018, Notch & Bezzel less screen will be the trend in Android devices. Xiaomi recently launched mid range device Redmi Note 5 pro for Indian audience but the same device has different specs in Chinese version of the smartphone. Hope we will see more premium designed smartphone at affordable price by various companies this year.
#9 Nokia 6 (2018)
The Nokia 6 (2018) highlights a similar design as a years ago Nokia 6, except for moving the fingerprint sensor to the back. The screen also carries an indistinguishable 16:9 ratio as the one previously. About the internals, the chipset has been moved up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with first variation consisting 32 GB storage alongside 3 GB RAM and a another variation with 64 GB of storage alongside 4 GB RAM. It additionally supports expandable capacity with a microSD card up to 128 GB.
As far as optics, the telephone has a only one camera on both the back and the front side of the smartphone. The back camera has a 16 MP camera sensor and the front accompanies a 8 MP camera sensor.
#10 Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is Nokia’s first smartphone to include a 18:9 display. With regards to internals, 7 Plus has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU and an Adreno 512 GPU for graphic-concentrated works. The 7 Plus has a 6.0-inch IPS LCD screen alongside FHD+ determination (1080×2160 pixels) in 18:9 aspect ratio with 403 PPI.
The Nokia 7 Plus consists of 64 GB storage alongside external storage capacity with microSD card with up to 256 GB limit. The gadget has a double SIM slot where the microSD card takes the second SIM space. The organization has decreased the RAM to 4 GB rather than the 6 GB that accompanied the Nokia 7 from a year ago. It sports Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Concerning camera optics, the double camera setup accompanies a 12 MP camera sensor with f/1.75 aperture and a 13 MP telephoto camera sensor with a f/2.6 aperture for 2x optical zoom. HMD Global has included a double pixel phase detection Technology to the double camera setup to enhance the focusing capacities of the camera. People enjoying Selfie can celebrate as the front camera shoots pictures at 16 MP pictures with f/2.0 opening.
#11 Nokia 8 Sirocco
It consist a 5.5-inch QHD P-OLED unit that curves around the sides and highlights Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 security against any scratches. Inside, there a surprising Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset matched with 6 GB of LPDDR 4X RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.
The Nokia 8 Sirocco has a 12 MP camera sensor with a f/1.7 aperture and a 13 MP camera sensor with a telephoto lens and f/2.6 aperture on the back. The double camera setup is joined by a double tone flash. The setup does not accompany optical image stabilization (OIS) which should hit hard with regards to an effectively not so good low light photos. The front camera gets a minimization with a 5 MP unit instead of the 13 MP PDAF unit on the more established Nokia 8.
For connectivity we have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a only 1 SIM slot for 4G LTE network. Since there’s glass on the back, Nokia has included Qi wireless charging innovation also, asserting that it can energize from 0-50 percent in only 30 minutes.
Likewise sitting behind the back cover is a 3,260 mAh battery, which is a upgrade from the previous model and accompanies Quick Charge. This was normal since there’s more space now due to the bendable plastic OLED display panel.
What has likewise enhanced is the IP rating which has gone up from an IP 54 rating to an IP 67 rating, which implies you can utilize it in the rain or a shower easily.
#12 Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
The all new Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a dual-SIM (Nano) which runs a pure version of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box itself, and in the future, it will get upgrades of Android P and Android Q as well. It offers a beautiful 5.99-inch FHD+ (Full High Definition +) which is 1080×2160 pixels, IPS Full View display with aspect ratio of 18:9. The handset has a powerful processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core 636 SoC, which is coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU.
Talking about the for camera, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is having a dual camera setup at the back whicj divides to a 13-MP primary of Omnivision sensor with f/2.2 aperture and another 5-MP secondary depth sensor camera. Looking at the front, there is a selfie camera with 8-MP f/2.0 aperture, an massive 85.5-degree wide-angle lens, with a 5P lens. The rear and front camera both have a soft-light LED flash. With up to 64GB EMCP of inbuilt storage, it also supports microSD card up to 2TB for expansion and 4 GB RAM. And, a massive 5000mAh battery, with a super fast 10W charger, which powers in the internals from under the hood.
In terms of connection, the phone includes options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 (with aptX), GLONASS, GPS/ A-GPS, BDS, Micro-USB, and of course the 3.5mm headphone jack. About the sensors that are onboard, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 includes a fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock sensor. The dimensions of the phone are 159x76x8.61mm and it weighs 180 grams.
Zenfone has also announced the same model in 6GB RAM variant of the Zenfone Max Pro M1, which will also be having 64GB internal storage, a better 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel back camera, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. All the other specifications and details remain the same as the standard variant. This version of phone will also soon be released and will be priced at Rs. 14,999.