There was a time when Apple and Samsung were synonymous with the global smartphone industry, but the last few years have seen the advent of several brands that have created a plethora of options for buyers. From ASUS and OnePlus to HTC and Microsoft, there is a never-ending array of choices if you are looking to buy a new phone.
2017 has been an especially great year for smartphones as it has observed the launch of many anticipated devices, with still many more waiting to hit the markets soon. Here’s a list of the some recently launched and upcoming smartphones that are trending all over the world.
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#1. Apple iPhone 8
Over the years, Apple has built a loyal fandom for its flagship device. Since 2017 is a momentous occasion as the year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone, fans are also speculating a huge surprise. Though there has been no official word from the company, rumors have been circulating about the revolutionary technology the smartphone could bring. In-screen fingerprint scanner, massive display, and in-box AirPods are among the alleged features of iPhone 8.
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#2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The latest installment of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, which was in the news for all the wrong reasons a few months back, is believed to hit stores in late August. The Korean conglomerate looks to change the public perception of the series with this launch. Along with the dual camera, the device is also believed to boast a curved 6.7-inch infinity display, Exynos 8895 processor as well as 6 GB RAM.
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#3. Google Pixel 2
Set to be launched close to iPhone 8, Google’s second generation of smartphones called Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 are also making the rounds among techies. Recently, a concept video of the device was leaked, which showed thinner bezels, sleeker design, broad screen and dual back cameras. Google, which trusted HTC to make Pixel, is believed to have shown confidence in LG to manufacture its next phones.
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#4. HTC U11
In May 2017, the Taiwanese electronics company introduced the world to U11, which many are calling the world’s first “squeezable” smartphone. The sensors beneath the phone’s sides register response and take action based on the input. A 5.5-inch 3D glass display accompanied by 2.45 GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and 3000 mAh battery available in 4 GB and 6 GB variants. Its 16 MP front camera and 12 MP (HTC UltraPixel™ 3 with 1.4μm pixel) back camera makes it a great choice for those, who wish to capture every moment.
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#5. Samsung Galaxy S8
Many are facing the dilemma of whether to upgrade their iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8 or wait a few months for iPhone 8. With an amazing picture quality which beats iPhone, the device is considered by many to be the best smartphone available in the market. Its 5.8-inch quad HD+ Super AMOLED screen comes with astounding 570 ppi, rendering the phone a stunning picture quality. The curved edges not only add to the beauty of the phone but also make it quite handy.
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#6. LG G6
Considered to be a tough competitor for Samsung’s Galaxy S8, LG G6 features a 5.5-inch FullVision display, with 18:9 aspect ratio as opposed to 16:9. Its 13-MP dual lenses at the back can capture 125-degree wide frames with resolutions up to 4160 x 3120. Metal body, slow-motion video recording, 4 GB RAM and expandable memory of up to 2 TB are some of its highlights.
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#7. OnePlus 5
OnePlus, the Chinese manufacturer has stunned the market with its every device and its recently launched OnePlus 5 is no exception. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the lightning fast device is available in 6 GB/64 GB and 8 GB/128 GB variants. The 5.5-inch full HD optic AMOLED screen is great from watching movies.
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