10 Upcoming Smartphones 2018 – Future Phones 👌

Let’s check out some of the best upcoming smartphones with expected Specs, Price and launch date, likely to launch in next few months from the top brands like Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, LG, HTC, and Google.

The focus has been entirely shifted, from large computing devices (PC and laptop) to incredibly powerful smartphones with devices like OnePlus 6 having 8 GB RAM or Samsung using its DEX technology to turn your phone into a PC.

Computers and laptops are quickly getting replaced with highly capable smartphones with ever exceeding computing power; I don’t have to switch on a computer now for a lot of tasks. Responsive website designs and Apps have made the internet a great place for mobiles. Smartphones like the iPhone X, Samsung S9 Plus, and the Huawei P20 PRO showcase what future smartphones will be.

Also, there are modern gaming phones like the Asus Rog, Xiaomi Black Shark or the Razer Phone pushing the performance boundaries. Recently Vivo launched the Vivo X21, yet another innovative device that comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Phones are no more just a mode to communicate, they are used to do so much more and in ways never imagined before.

Read More About Upcoming Phones:
  1. Upcoming Xiaomi Phones in India and China – Mi Max 3, Mi A2, Redmi Pro 6, Mi Mix 3
  2. Upcoming Nokia Phones 2018 – Nokia X5, Nokia A1 Plus, Nokia X6 and Nokia 9

Here is a list of some of the Future upcoming smartphones expected to release in 2018 and beyond.

10 Upcoming Smartphones in India 2018 – From Top Brands

The first half of 2018 is almost gone, and a number of smartphones including the Flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6 are already up for the grabs.

On the other hand, other major contenders in the smartphone world are prepping themselves up for their yearly launch announcements.

We will take a look at some of the upcoming smartphones, that are supposed to hit the market soon.

9Oppo F9 / F9 PRO

Oppo has today (30 July 2018) shared that they are planning to launch a new phone in the Indian market and it will be called Oppo F9 Pro. Also, the company is planning to launch the Oppo F9 which will be the successor to the Oppo F7.

The new Oppo F9 Pro comes with a smaller notch display at the top of the phone as you can see in the below picture. Also. the phone is likely to have IP67 rating suggests GSM arena. It will be one of the first phones from the brand to come with a smaller notch like the Essential phone and also has water and dustresistant.

Also, there were some new leaked images on Chinese social network weibo which showcase a new Oppo phone with the tiniest notch on any device. It is likely to be Oppo R17 which seems to be similar to the Oppo F9 that is coming to India soon.

Oppo F9 Image

Oppo has also recently launched the motorized Oppo Find X in the country for Rs. 59,999.

8SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9

Samsung Note series has always a loyal fan-following among users of big-screen phones.

Nonetheless, Samsung Note phones have indeed been some of the best phablet-sized smartphones out there.

So far this year, Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been keeping the Samsung in a very high position in the smartphone race.

But the things could soon change when Samsung introduces its Galaxy Note 9 phablet in the global market.

Recently, Samsung has sent out invitations for its Unpacked event that will take place on August 9 for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9.

Note9-Invite

Expected Specs for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels at 514 PPI
  • Screen Protection: Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor with Mali-G72 MP18
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Memory: 64 GB or 128 GB or 256 GB
  • Cameras: 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Rear camera with PDAF and 2X optical zoom
  • Front Camera – 8-Megapixel shooter
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Dual Sim(4G/3G) with VoLTE, Bluetooth
  • Updated S-Pen with new features
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear-mounted
  • Battery: 3850 mAh non-removable, Fast Charging supported

7Motorola One & Moto One Power

After Moto X4, which was revealed last year, One Power is thought to be the second Android One phone from the Lenovo-owned smartphone manufacturer.

While actual details of the upcoming device are still not revealed by official sources, there is a slew of rumors making rounds on the internet.

The above image of the Moto One is slightly different in comparison to the Moto One Power shown in the below image. Motorola can launch 2 phones – Moto One & Moto One Power at the upcoming event on 2nd August 2018, reports GSM Arena.

Motorola-One-Power

As per some leaks, Motorola One Power will have a Snapdragon 636 processor on board, alongside 6GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It will also carry a full HD+ display.

Camera department wise, it may have main camera setup of 16 MP + 5 MP with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. Whereas, the secondary camera will supposedly be a 16MP shooter with 1080p video and f/1.9 aperture.

Expected Specs of Motorola One Power

  • Screen – 6.28-inches IPS LCD, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio with 402 PPI
  • Processor – Snapdragon 636 Octa-core at 1.8 GHz clock speed, Adreno 509 GPU
  • 6 GB Ram / 64 GB storage, expandable up to 256 GB
  • Rear Camera – 16 MP + 5 MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 16 MP Front Selfie Camera.
  • 3780 mAh battery
  • 4G VOLTE and USB-C port
  • Android Oreo
  • Fingerprint scanner at the rear

6LG V40

The LG V40 is the upcoming phone and the successor to the LG V30, which was launched last year.

Although there is no official word about the phone, it will supposedly be called LG V40.

However, there have been rumors going around that suggest LG V40 will have 5 cameras in total. That said, the phone will have 3 rear-facing cameras just like Huawei Pro 20 and 2 cameras on the front.

Apart from that, LG V40 will have the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU. Moreover, the phone will boast a dedicated Google Assistant button.

Strikingly, the LG V40 will feature a display notch. Like a lot of other phone makers, LG is set to bring the notch to its upcoming flagship.

Expected Specs LG V40

  • Screen – 6.3-inch Quad HD+, 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor – Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • RAM: 6 GB DDR4
  • Rear Camera – Triple-camera setup
  • Front Camera – Dual camera setup
  • Face Unlocking
  • Water and dust resistant
  • USB Type-C
  • Quad-DAC
  • 4G VOLTE and USB-C port
  • Android Oreo
  • Fingerprint scanner at the rear

5APPLE iPhone SE 2

Apple has always been able to shift the momentum in the smartphone market with its cult following among a large user base.

In a bid to compete with its rivals that have phablet-like devices in their line-ups, Apple currently has an iPhone X (pronounced 10), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Also, there is an iPhone SE (Special Edition), whose next generation is long overdue, and was announced back in 2016.

Various rumors suggest that to rule an upper mid-range segment, Apple may soon launch an iPhone SE 2.

Some rumors suggest that iPhone SE 2’s mass production has already started in the first quarter of 2018.

Whereas, others suggest that there will be 4a .2-inch display while having an Apple A10 chipset inside.

Expected Specs for Apple iPhone SE 2

  • Chipset: Apple A10
  • Display: 2-inch LCD display with 640 x 1136 resolution
  • Memory: 2 GB Ram, Storage – 32 GB or 128 GB.
  • Rear Camera Dual: 12 Megapixel iSight camera
  • Front Camera – 5 Megapixel FaceTime
  • Battery: 3300 mAH with Qualcomm QC 3.0 Technology.
  • Operating System: LG  UX 6.0 and Nougat 7.1.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 support,  Near Field Communication, USB Type-C port.
  • Unlocking Mechanism – FaceID

4GOOGLE PIXEL 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL is one of the most keenly-awaited smartphones of the year, and it comes from the house of Google.

There have been a ton of rumors surrounding the phone, although there is no word from the Google itself, whether it is about its production, pricing, or the availability.

Although rumors from Bloomberg points to this that Google will debut Pixel 3 XL in October this year.

Moreover, the report from the same source suggests that it will come with a notch on top of its display, just like the one on Apple iPhone X.

Expected Specs for the Google Pixel 3 XL

  • 6.2-inch AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2880, 537 PPI
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage
  • 12.2 MP dual-camera setup, dual-LED flash
  • 8 MP Front snapper
  • 3600 mAh battery with fast charging technology
  • Android P
  • Fingerprint sensor – YES
  • Water and Dustproof – IP 67 Rating

3Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiomi Mi A2 is supposed to be launched soon. It is rumored to have a 5.99-inch screen that will come with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at a pixel density of 403 PPI.

Moreover, it will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and will have 6 GB and 4 GB RAM variants, while internal storage will be 128 GB, 64 GB or 32 GB.

Lastly, it may come with a dual-setup 12 MP + 20 MP camera module for the rear, while a whopping 20 MP front camera will be there for taking selfies.

  • Processing chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Display: 99-inch IPS LCD display with 1080*2160 resolution, 18:9 ratio, 403 PPI
  • Storage: 4 GB RAM or 6 GB RAM, 128GB/64GB/32GB
  • Front Camera: Dual 12 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP (f/1.8), PDAF, LED flash
  • Secondary Camera: 20 Megapixel (f/1.8), Auto HDR with 1080p video
  • Battery: 3010 mAh
  • OS: Android One or Android Oreo
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 support, USB Type-C port.
  • Unlocking Mechanism – Fingerprint reader at the back.

2Turing Smartphone

The Turing smartphone is one of the most mysterious devices ever announced and is most radically different when compared to anything on this list.

The smartphone is alleged to come with insane 18 GB of Ram, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and will have a 4K display.

A dream device with every spec blow out of proportion is what the company is dreaming.

1Microsoft Surface Phone 

 Microsoft is nowhere seen these days in the smartphone market. It is sad to know that it holds just 1% share in the mobile market. Windows phones are outdated after Microsoft took over.

The 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage might come with this device. A 21 MP rear shooter and an 8 MP front snapper can be expected too.

Expected Specs for Microsoft Surface Phone :

  • Quad HD 5.7 inch AMOLED display
  • 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
  • Gorilla Glass 4 protection
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chipset
  • 8 GB RAM (DDR4) / 512 GB internal storage
  • 21 MP rear camera & 8 MP front camera with Carl Zeiss wide angled lens
  • Surface pen and keyboard integrated into the flip cover
  • In-built kickstand
  • 4000 mAh battery 

What to Expect from Future Smartphones 2020?

If I have to visualize the future of smartphones and concepts and ideas for 2020 –  here are the top 6 future ideas which will be popular in coming years.

Great Battery Back Up

The battery is probably the weakest part of smartphones technology so far. They hardly last a day with high pixel resolution displays and more powerful processors. There is a need for compact batteries which can last 3-4 days with a single charge and should be much more compact than the current Generation of batteries.

4K Bezel-less Displays

Though Sony already has a smartphone with 4K display Sony Xperia Z5 – Worlds Highest 806 PPI 4K Display Smartphone Unveiled. Though, it is going to be more common in smartphones by the year 2020. Xiaomi has the Mi Mix now which is a true bezel-less device; more refinements will happen to that design in coming years. Additional and evolution of flexible displays is something which is also on the cards. iPhone 8 and smartphones from Lenovo are expected to go with some of these.

Artificial Intelligence

With Google Assist and Siri, Apple and Google are trying to bring in more artificial intelligence to the smartphones and mobile computing devices. They are still in development and far away from being a good digital assistant. But in 2-3 years they may become smarter and a true assistant in helping with daily tasks.

Augmented Reality

Google’s project tango along with Lenovo is the first step towards the augmented reality. Tim Cook also has said multiple times that Apple is thinking big about the Augmented reality and it could be a more prominent development even when compared to the VR.

Virtual Reality

While the virtual reality is getting some steam in the recent years, there is much more to be done before the technology becomes mainstream. Both the user experience and price for using it will come down by 2020. There will be more 3D content, videos, images and games which can make the technology popular.  Google is working on daydream while there are several more VR developments from Samsung, Oculus, Sony, and HTC.

Seamless Connectivity (4G, 5G)

4G and 5G networks – I think the worst part of modern smartphones is lack of seamless connectivity which kills the user experience. The 3G or 4G network just fail anytime, you can’t surf or watch your favorite content because of network issues. A more robust network rollout and availability can boost the user experience in future.

The vision for perfect future smartphones will have many more additions over time, and we continue to add new things to this article as we proceed further.

So that’s all from my side if you may like to read about top performance phones.

Read More About Upcoming Phones:
  1. Upcoming Xiaomi Phones in India and China – Mi Max 3, Mi A2, Redmi Pro 6, Mi Mix 3
  2. Upcoming Nokia Phones 2018 – Nokia X5, Nokia A1 Plus, Nokia X6 and Nokia 9

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Dear sir,

    This list has all the expected names. Sir what about our Indian brands? Is micromax, yu, xolo, lava, smartron etc coming up with any challenge?

    Regards,

    Rohit P

  2. Looking smartphone like this
    About Battery should be come like solar so that in sunny automatically connect charging without any USB.
    Fully bazzless smartphone.
    Now a days people conscious about health related going gym or etc. Smartphone show their health of users.
    Smartphone just concentrate their only models smartphone, and battery should be given incharge other only battery company which is bestest maker Batteries.
    Compulsory NFC compass quick charging Fingerprint sensor. And soever price willbe.

  3. Hi,

    Looking for this type of Featured Smartphone –
    Top class Features that we mostly like to Prefer is
    – 5 to 5’2 inch with long capacity Battery
    – Dual Sim is must now- a – days ( Active )
    – 3 GB RAM or More..and Inbuilt ROM
    – 32/64/128 GB with dedicated Expandable up to 128 GB
    – Screen resolution with Full HD above or Retina like display
    – Corning Gorilla Glass 3 or above With Curved Screen or Edge
    – Branded Front Facing Speakers ( Like Beats Audio or Bose or SkullCandy or Dolby in Dual Surround System
    – Sensors …Buttons and Finishing etc !
    – Regular Software Updates

    Currently using Gionee E3 (liked for slimness, Retina display, lightweight)

    Some selected models by me, (all below with hybrid, disappointing)

    – Sony Xperia X Dual
    – LG G5
    – Lenovo K6 Power
    – Asus Zen 3 (5’2)
    – Motorola M (64 gb)
    – HTC One Me
    – HTC Desire 10 Pro

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