Smartphone enthusiasts have witnessed the launch of a number of mobile phones in 2016. Those who have not bought a new phone this year will have a lot of options to choose from in 2017.
Here are some of the upcoming smartphones of 2017 that customers can start saving up for.
Apple iPhones are one of the most anticipated smartphones each year. The company normally unveils new iPhones in September and it is highly likely that Apple will follow the same trend in 2017 with the launch of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.
The bigger iPhone 7 Plus is the first iPhone with dual-lens camera setup. It is likely Apple may include dual-lens setup in the iPhone 8. Apple is also rumored to overhaul the design of the iPhone 8.
The current-gen iPhones feature IPS LCD display but rumors suggest that an OLED display for the iPhone 8 is in the cards.
The upcoming iPhone could also support wireless charging and fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Galaxy S8 is expected to be the first Samsung flagship smartphone of 2017, which could launch during the Mobile World Congress.
A previous Tech Times report highlighted that Samsung may move from flat screen to curved screens in all models of the Galaxy S8.
Rumors also hint that the upcoming Samsung flagship may support dual-boot system, which means customers will have the option to run their handsets in Windows Phone or Android operating systems.
Some mobile phone launched in 2016 come with 6 GB of RAM. It should not come as a surprise if the Galaxy S8 comes with 6 GB of RAM.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus launched its OnePlus 3 phone in June this year. The company is speculated to unveil the OnePlus 4 sometime in 2017.
The OnePlus 3 is currently one of the handful of phones with 6 GB of RAM. If rumors are to be believed then the phonemaker may bump up the RAM capacity to 8 GB in the OnePlus 4.
A 4,000 mAh battery and the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor may feature in the OnePlus 4.
HTC normally releases its flagship mobile phones in the first half of every year. The HTC 10 was launched in April 2016, while the HTC One M9 was announced in March.
HTC phone lovers can expect HTC to unveil the HTC 11 in March or April next year. The HTC 10 sports a 5.2-inch screen but rumors claim that the HTC 11 may come with a 5.5-inch dual-edge display.
The phone may include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal memory.
The LG G6 could boast a 4K display. The phone's predecessor, the LG G5, is equipped with a dual-lens camera setup, which has been applauded by many customers. It is likely that LG would include a dual-camera in the LG G6 as well.
A bigger battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 SoC and 6 GB of RAM are some of the rumored features of the LG G6.
The LG G5 has a modular design; however, a previous Tech Times report pointed out that the LG G6 may not have a modular design.
LG has not followed a specific launch pattern for new devices in the "G" series, which means customers will have to wait until LG officially confirms the LG G6 sometime in 2017.