As Smart As It Gets
How many of us feel that as soon as we upgrade our phone something better comes along and makes us doubt our decision to change phones. This is the usual story with most of us as all the major smartphone players come up with something new each month, making it difficult for us to make and stick to our decision!
2017 has seen the launch of many amazing phones and 2018 has got us all anticipating for more. Let's take a look at the phones that are expected to create a buzz in the market once they are launched.
Google Pixel 3
Three new Google Pixel phones are expected to launch in October 2018, with one of them potentially poised as a rival to the iPhone X. Although not much is known about them, we know that these new pure Android phones will run the to-be-announced Android 9.0 P, and that they will likely carry the 7nm Snapdragon 845 processor and feature 18:9 pOLED panels.
This phone will be successor to the company's current flagship, the P10. It will likely get the Kirin 970 chip, which Huawei claims delivers 25 times better CPU performance and 50 times greater energy efficiency.
LG G7 is rumoured to be launched in January 2018 giving it a head start against major rivals such as the Galaxy S9. Another rumour suggests that LG is already wroking with Qualcomm and the G7 will be the first with its new Snapdragon 845 processor.
The Nokia 9 is an upgraded version of the Nokia 8 with a 16:9 display. It may have a dual-camera - potentially 13Mp with separate RGB and monochrome sensors. A 13Mp selfie camera may also be found at the front. This is the setup seen in the Nokia 8, which also boasts 'Bothie photos' - snaps that combine images from the front and rear cameras to create a fuller picture. The Nokia 9 is thought to be the flagship in Nokia's Android phone family, and as such will likely run the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 GPU, plus 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be the biggest and baddest of the phones announced in 2018, continuing to perfect what have so far shaped up to be the best phones of 2017. Both models are likely to have the 7nm Snapdragon 845 or 8nm Exynos 9810 processor, with a dual-lens rear camera, and fingerprint scanners embedded into the Infinity display. Performance will definitely get a boost, and we might see Samsung finally go above the 4GB of RAM seen in the company's previous flagships.
Samsung Galaxy Note X
The bendable phone will finally become a reality in early 2018 if rumours are to be believed. The Galaxy Note X, previously known as Project Valley, is thought to be a smartphone with a dual-screen (one on each side) that folds out to reveal a 7 inch tablet.
Let's see which phone makes it big this year while which phone fades away as soon as it arrives. Don't forget to keep an eye on Hamee India for phone covers for all the latest models!