Ready to upgrade your mobile yet? Of course you are. Every year, we’re treated to a brand new set of smartphones that look so good they make us want to chuck our current models away, and 2017 is no exception. We’ve put together a list of the most highly anticipated mobile releases over the coming months – the handsets that have been stirring some serious excitement in the tech community.
No smartphone list is ever complete without the latest iPhone. In 2017, perhaps around September time, the 7s will be hitting stores across the world. Will we finally get the wireless charging technology we’ve all been screaming for? It seems unlikely, unfortunately, but the model is sure to be equipped with greater speed, a 3D sensing camera, and possibly a few AR/VR-friendly features. There may well be a big design change too, with rumours suggesting the home button may be sacrificed in favour of edge-to-edge screen technology.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (top to bottom) in black sky, orchid grey and arctic silver (left to right) pic.twitter.com/ISo7W10sYV
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 19, 2017
The Samsung Galaxy S7 was a real success, and the S8 looks as though it may even improve on its predecessor with an array of terrific features. These include a higher performance 5.8 inch screen, 6GB of memory, a 12MP camera at the rear and an 8MP camera at the front. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is set for a late March launch date, with the handset available for pre-order in April.
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 (2017) Concept
– 18:9 QHD+ Display
– IP68 Certification
– Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 pic.twitter.com/y2BkI6AjO9
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) March 3, 2017
It’s supposed to cost a fair bit, but the Google Pixel 2 is also going to be armed with an array of attributes that justify its high retail price, including a waterproof exterior, a far superior chipset and camera, and an improvement on the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Pixel 2 is due for release in late 2017, with October looking the most likely month at present.
Taiwanese mobile juggernaut HTC have been keeping their cards close to their chest for the newest addition to their product line, but a recent leak has revealed we could be treated to a variety of exciting features for the 11; a 5.5-inch screen, QHD display resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 256GB of storage, and two cameras (one 12MP and the other 8GB). Again, official news of a release date is being played down, but there are rumours we could see the HTC 11 towards the end of 2017, or failing that, Spring 2018.
— LG UK (@LGUK) February 26, 2017
The LG G6 will be made available to smartphone lovers in April, and it’s already receiving rave reviews across the board for its attractive design, speed, whopping 32GB storage capabilities, and pair of superb 13MP cameras. The handset also comes fitted with an 18:9 quad-HD display, and 3,300mAh battery.
The rumours suggest we could be seeing the OnePlus 4 very soon – maybe even as early as the summer. The new device will boast a gorgeous 5.3 inch 2K display, with a revamped body design built with glass and metal. There’s also supposed to be 128GB of storage space, a 4000mAh battery pack, and state of the art high-speed charging.
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