10 upcoming smartphones that are worth waiting for (August 2017)

From the much hyped Nokia 8 to Xiaomi's upcoming Mi smartphone, there are a lot of smartphones to look forward to.

Published Date
04 - Aug - 2017
| Last Updated
04 - Aug - 2017
 
10 upcoming smartphones that are worth waiting for (August 2017)

The Indian smartphone market is huge, with thousands of phone being launched every quarter. If you are looking for an all rounder, the OnePlus 5 is hard to beat. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 still rules the budget segment. The Honor 8 is available at a heavy discount, and the best overall phone currently is the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, if you are still not sure about what you should get for yourself, then we would suggest you to go through our extensive top tens or wait for below listed phones. Yes, we have taken the liberty to create the list of 10 upcoming phones that are worth waiting for. 

Now, some of these devices are already available in other markets and then there are some rumored ones. However all of these upcoming smartphones are expected to make their way into the Indian smartphone market sooner or later.

Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is supposed to be the THE flagship of the year. The phone is rumored to have a dual camera setup and is supposed to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Latest rumours suggest Nokia may launch the phone with Android O. But perhaps most importantly, this completes the return of Nokia to the mobile phone market.

Rumored Specifications:
Display: 5.3-inch, QHD
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB 
Camera: Dual camera (12MP)
Battery: NA

Apple IPhone 8
If you haven't heard a single iPhone rumor till now, you're either better than us, or absolutely not interested in phones (what are you doing here anyway?). If you have though, be assured that it will be coming to India later this year and the if the rumors are right, we might finally have bezel-less iPhone the world's been waiting for.

Rumored Specifications:
Display: 5.1-inch
SoC: Apple A11
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 64/256GB 
Camera: Dual camera
Battery: NA

Moto G5S Plus
The Moto G5S Plus is the updated successor to the current Moto G5 Plus. The phone is powered by the same mid-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, but now packs a dual camera setup along with larger display.

Specifications:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 3/4GB
Storage: 32/64GB 
Camera: Dual 13MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh

Xiaomi Mi 5X
Xiaomi’s Jai Mani has already confirmed that Xiaomi will bring more Mi devices to India later this year. We are hopeful that the Mi Mix 2 will launch in India, but we don't see anyone complaining if the Mi 5X is launched as well. Hear us, Xiaomi! 'As well' not 'instead'.

Specifications:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB 
Camera: Dual 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3080mAh

LG Q6
The LG Q6 is not a high-end device, but LG has made the phone special by offering a 5.5-inch Full Vision display on it. The phone carries the same 2:1 aspect ratio as the LG G6, and is almost bezel less, making it look quite good compared to its peers.

Specifications:
Display: 5.5-inch, 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM: 2/3/4GB
Storage: 16/32/64GB 
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
You can't miss the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 when talking about upcoming phones. The device is rumored to feature the same internal hardware as the Samsung Galaxy S8, but with a larger display and dual camera. Expect some "explosive" jokes at launch.

Rumored Specifications:
Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
SoC: Exynos 8895
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64/128GB 
Camera: Dual 12MP, 8MP
Battery: 3300mAh

Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 is supposed to have a dual camera, is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform and will definitely run on Android O. However, the burning question is, will it retain the headphone jack?

Rumored Specifications:
Display: 5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB 
Camera: Dual 12MP, 8MP
Battery: NA

Lenovo K8 Note
The Note series is one of the most popular ranges in Lenovo's smartphone portfolio. However, the company seems to have lost its touch with the last two iterations. Still, we expect this one to be better and rumors suggest we can expect a stock Android interface.

Rumored Specifications:
Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: MediaTek Helio X20
RAM: NA
Storage: NA
Camera: NA
Battery: NA

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
Samsung has improved its budget phones drastically over the past year and we reckon this one might be equally good. 

Specifications:
Display: 5.2-inch, 720p
SoC: Exynos 7870
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB 
Camera: 13MP, 13MP
Battery: 3000mAh

Asus Zenfone 4 lineup
Asus' 2017 Zenfone lineup is a bit late, but expect a whole range of smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer in the coming months. The company has started with the Zenfone 4 Max and we are expecting the usual Zenfone 4 Ultra, Selfie, Deluxe and more. The phones are likely to priced across all price points and may cater to all kinds of customers.

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