If you are planning to buy a premium smartphone, you need to wait a little more as there are many flagship smartphones from popular brands gearing up for their launch. With the rapid evolution of the smartphone features and functionalities, companies are bringing out stunning smartphones every year. If you don’t buy the smartphone with all the latest features, you will feel like an outcast and regret your purchase. So far this year, we have seen the launch of two mega smartphones Samsung Galaxy S9 and Nokia 8 Sirocco. These are just the tip of the long list of upcoming premium smartphones in 2018.
1. OnePlus 6
OnePlus is undoubtedly the king of mid-range smartphones. OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T have been extremely successful and their successor OnePlus 6 is one of the most anticipated smartphones in 2018. The company has been teasing the smartphone to hype the crowd and it should be launched in a few months. As far as the rumored specifications of OnePlus 6 go, it is likely to sport 21MP dual camera, 8GB RAM, QHD display, latest Snapdragon chipset and most importantly, it could be completely waterproof.
2. Samsung Note 9
Samsung has already launched Galaxy S9 and S9+ this year in their premium smartphone segment and the response has been overwhelming as always. But it is always the Note series that create all the buzz as Note series smartphones are comparable to iPhones. The rumor has it that it is going to be the first 4K smartphone from the company and the camera is going to be something stunning. The battery capacity could be a mammoth 4000mAh. The smartphone is likely to be launched in September. The price is not yet announced and expected to be high but you can always save extra with Online Shopping offers.
3. Google Pixel 3
The first Pixel smartphone was extremely successful but Pixel 2 has disappointed on many levels due to various malfunctions reported. Google is looking for a turnaround with Pixel 3 which will have the best-certified camera just like Pixel 2. It is finally going to have dual camera setup and the processor chipset could be the upcoming Qualcomm 855. Another reason to watch for it is that it could be shipped with Android 9.0 P. It has all the potentials to be the best Android smartphone in 2018.
4. Apple iPhone 9 and X Plus
Apple has not yet revealed whether the next iPhone will be iPhone 9 or 11 but iPhone X Plus is a sure product to come out this year. Rather than hardware upgrades, the new iPhones can have more software features to do more with cameras, augmented reality and likewise. iPhone X Plus is likely to be the biggest smartphone from the company ever. Just like always, September is the month to watch out for the launch of the latest iPhones.
LG G6 has been quite successful and a comeback from the company. LG plans to make it big with LG G7 and it is likely to be a complete bezel-less smartphone. There is going to be dual camera setup on both sides. The cameras will be capable of recording 4K videos. The display will probably be 4K to show such videos perfectly. If you are an LG fan, you should get excited about this premium smartphone. May is when the company plans to launch the smartphone.
6.HTC U 12
HTC is the third largest smartphone company in the world after Apple and Samsung. They are popular for their high-end premium smartphones and HTC U11 has been super successful. That is why there are high expectations from HTC U12. The design is going to be refreshing as always, unlike other Android smartphone companies that are coming iPhone X’s look. Rather than making one specification stronger, the company is focusing to make it an all-around smartphone with high-end specifications in all aspects. It is likely to be launched in the month of June.
7. Microsoft Surface Smartphone
Microsoft is planning to make a comeback with a brand new flagship smartphone under Surface series. It is likely to have Intel processor instead of Qualcomm one which will enable the phone to run in 32-bit Windows. The screen could be QHD display but the main focus of the phone is likely to be the camera to compete with Samsung, Google, and iPhone. The RAM can be 8GB while the primary camera can be 21MP with Zeiss 6-lens setup. This could well be the dark horse of the year in the smartphone industry.
Apart from these, Samsung Galaxy X could be a surprise this year and it will be interesting to see what Xiaomi and Sony bring to the table. An exciting time lies ahead for the smartphone enthusiasts and you need to watch out for the upcoming premium smartphones of 2018 if you are planning to purchase a new one or upgrade the existing smartphone.