The evolution of smartphone industry has been moving at an incredible pace. There is always something new waiting in the tank. So, everyone anticipates innovative features in the next-gen flagship smartphone. The same thing is going to happen for the upcoming smartphones of the next year. The recent reports have revealed some of the most groundbreaking features, which are shaking the tech communities. In this best smartphone 2018 list, you will find 10 devices that are driving everyone crazy. Take a look at them.
#1 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Samsung has been relentlessly working hard to get back its lost position as the fastest smartphone manufacturer on the planet. After seeing its flagship phones beaten by a massive margin by the new iPhones, the Korean tech giant vows to bring the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ with the fastest mobile processor possible. We expect both the devices to feature the upgraded Snapdragon 845 chip, which is very likely to take out Apple’s A11 Bionic processor. Both of the devices will also retain the Infinity Display. Similar to the Galaxy Note 8, the S9+ will feature dual cameras with an outstanding zooming capability. However, the smaller variant, the S9, will retain the single shooter. Both of the devices are expected to last longer than the current generation models. And they will definitely attract a huge number of consumers worldwide.
#2 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: iPhone 9
iPhone 9 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the next year. According to Ming Chi Kuo, who has a great track record of predicting the features and release dates of future iDevices accurately, the next-gen phone will be released in three different screen sizes, including 6.5-inch, 6.1-inch and 5.8-inch. The device will feature several new features, including wireless charging over the air. But there will be no Touch ID. Instead, similar to iPhone X, the iPhone 9 will feature Face ID. The new A12 processor will be even faster than the current generation A11 Bionic chip. Overall, the iPhone 9 will have everything to beat all the major flagship phones on the market.
#3 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Samsung Galaxy Note X
Samsung has been rumored to release a foldable smartphone for a long time. However, there is a strong possibility of seeing the device in 2018. Earlier this year, Koh Dong-Jin, president of mobile business of the Korean company, said “As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year. When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product.” The Galaxy Note X will have a 4K display with a flexible OLED panel. So, you will be able to fold and put it inside your pocket pretty easily. It will also have Snapdragon 845 processor, dual camera setup and a non-removable battery.
#4 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Google Pixel 3
After achieving a massive success with the Pixel 2, Google has decided to launch a new model on October 2018. It will be known as the Pixel 3, which will go head to head with all the flagship phones of 2018. It will be released in three different models, which are currently codenamed as Crosshatch, Albacore and Blueline. All of them will run through the Android 9.0 P, Google’s next version of mobile operating system. They will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor. They will also feature 6 GB RAM, dual camera setup, waterproofing and dustproofing capability (IP68 rated) and the super-fast X20 LTE modem. So, there are plenty of things to be excited about.
#5 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Microsoft Surface Phone
It has been more than two years since the rumors on the Surface Phone began surfacing throughout the internet. We thought the device will never see the light of reality. However, Microsoft’s recent patent filings on foldable smartphones have revived the possibility once again. It will be quite different from Galaxy Note X. When unfolded, it will work as a laptop with half of the screen acting as a keyboard. But when folded, it will work as a typical smartphone. The device is expected to be packed with either Snapdragon 845 or a 64-bit Intel processor, 4 GB RAM, 21-MP primary camera and 8-MP selfie shooter. If it is really released in 2018, it will definitely become one of the most unique smartphones of all time.
#6 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: LG G7
LG had launched almost all the G-series smartphones in February, just ahead of MWC. But this time, the company is planning to reveal the next-gen model, the G7 at CES 2018 in January. It will provide the device with a head start over its competitors. The LG G7 is going to be one of the very first phones to have the new Snapdragon 845 processor. It will also have an AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and the dual camera setup. The highly anticipated X20 LTE modem, which offers over 1Gbps speed, will be included as well. There will be several design changes, including the relocation of fingerprint sensor from the rear to underneath the screen. An iris scanner is also rumored to be applied. Overall, the G7 will have everything that the G6 users desperately want to have.
#7 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Nokia 9
Nokia 9 is expected to be revealed on 19th January. It is going to be the larger counterpart of the Nokia 8. It will have a 5.7-inch display with either 18:9 or 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone will not have the next-gen Snapdragon 845 processor due to the early launch. Nokia has decided to use Snapdragon 835 once again. It will be coupled with the upgraded Adreno 540 GPU and 6 GB RAM. Nokia 9 will also have the dual camera setup. According to the recent reports, it will have a 13-MP rear shooter with separate RGB and monochrome sensors. There will also be a 13-MP selfie shooter.
#8 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Huawei P11
Huawei P11 is strongly expected to be revealed at MWC 2018, which is scheduled to be held in February. It is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch IPS display, which will have a high resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. It will be powered by a super-fast octa-core Kirin 970 processor, which will have a clock speed of 3 GHz. Similar to other flagship phones, Huawei P11 will sport the dual-camera setup. However, the megapixel range will be much higher than the competitors. According to the recent reports, a 20-MP dual camera setup is going to be used. In the front, there will be an 8-MP camera with a larger aperture of f/1.9 and Leica lens. So, you will be able to take stunning selfies.
#9 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium
Sony will release its new flagship phone, the Xperia XZ1 Premium, at the MWC 2018. The device will be equipped with Snapdragon 845 processor and 4 GB / 6GB RAM. There will be a 12-MP dual camera setup on the rear. For the selfie shooters, the device will have a 15-MP front camera. It is also expected to sport a 5.48-inch Triluminos display supporting full-HD resolution. Similar to iPhone X, there will be no bezel around the screen. The aspect ratio will be 16:9. If it really happens, the Xperia XZ1 Premium will become the most beautiful and unique smartphone that Sony has ever produced.
#10 in Our Best Smartphone 2018 List: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi is expected to release the Mi Mix 3 in October 2018. The company has already begun working on it. The prototype of the image has been leaked. It reveals two major features, including a vertical dual camera on the rear and a fingerprint scanner placed in the center. The device is rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, which will be coupled with 6 GB RAM. It will run through MIUI9, not the stock Android 0. So, you will have to install Google services by yourself after buying it.