Looking back at year 2017, one can actually see some intriguing smartphones that redefine the way we looked at them. While bezel-less was the top design trend among the OEMs, dual-cameras have made their way to more phones and Snapdragon 835 has also slipped in between to be the driver for all the high-end phone till now. So, there is a whole bunch of new features and hardware advancements that carving out the mightiest smartphones till date. While companies like Samsung went on to come up with a phone having 6GB RAM, OnePlus went insane to put a whopping 8GB in it’s OnePlus 5 smartphone. These are just petty examples of what we have seen so far in 2017, but there’s a lot more mind-boggling stuff coming our way by the end of this year.
While companies like Samsung, LG and Sony have already placed their cards on the deck, biggies like Apple and Google are yet to reveal their trump cards. The global launch the upcoming iPhone is confirmed for August 12 but there are still some flagship handsets that are en route to India. In this article, we have listed the top 5 flagship smartphone that are yet to be launched in India this year.
Samsung took to the stage in New York on 23 August to take the covers off the Galaxy Note 8 – revealing a big screen smartphone complete with dual cameras and an updated S Pen. Samsung didn't have to do much to make a decent Note 8, such was the impressive nature of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Essentially, Note 8 is just a beefed-up version of those phones with a fancier dual-camera setup, which will be further enhance the already stunning camera on the S8. The power will attract some users who want 6GB of RAM alongside the latest CPUs on the market (Exynos 8895) in India’s case), but they won't really change the performance for most users.
As long as the Note 8 doesn't run into any similar issues to last year, we're going to be treated to an epic battle between Samsung and Apple this year to see which brand can offer the most impressive handset. Customers looking for a powerful phone with big display and enhanced S Pen for productivity will definitely consider this over many others. On top of everything, it also offers IP68 certification, wireless charging and tons of other features from S8.
The Nokia 8 is one of the best phones on the market right now, it offers a lot of features you expect from a great device in a well designed package with tons of nostalgia. It comes with a good camera setup, some additional features unlike mid-range siblings such as the #Bothie mode and the design looks flush complimenting the gorgeous QHD display on the front of the handset.
Out of all the Nokia phone launched till date, this one is one is the closest to what Nokia was always known for. Somehow, Nokia has managed to sneak in all the essentials in the phone but it still feels short of a stand out feature. Still, if you like the design, want a QHD display and need a Carl Zeiss powered dual camera with a smooth stock Android experience then this one suits your need perfectly. Otherwise, you can go for a OnePlus 5 if you are looking for a cheaper alternative.
Nokia is supposed to launch in India sometime in October, it would be interesting to see what kind of response it gets from the fans and how much will the price. Read more about Nokia 8 here.
LG has always impressed with its V series since it’s born, be it the multimedia features or the amazing camera capabilities packed along with great processing prowess. For us, it’s always the LG’s UI that has been a cause of concern. With V30, LG has turned the game around with the design, camera, multimedia and tons of unique productivity features.
It comes in a glass sandwich design that is the first in the series along with a POLED display which comes with QHD resolution. It is a cinematographer’s phone with amazing manual video and cinematography skills, which leverages the dual 16-megapixel camera setup with a stunning f/1.6 aperture (first in its class) and a wide-angle lens. This time around, LG has got rid of its physical secondary display, and replaced it with a software tweak. The phone this time comes with waterproofing and is MIL-STD 810G compliant to withstand against accidental drops and enhanced durability.
There is a lot to talk about this phone but we’ll keep it brief in this post. If you want go dive deep into nitty gritty about it, you can head over to this link. The smartphone is expected to arrive in India either in late October or early November, which will be confirmed later by the company.
This is one smartphone which is still not officially out but most of us have been relying on leaks and renders. According to several trusted leaksters, the most awaited phone of the year will be a huge overhaul over the iPhone 7 series. The Apple Keynote is set on September 12, and it is said that Apple will unveil more than one phone this time around. According to rumours, Apple will be releasing iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 8.
The new Apple phone is said to come with something called 'Face ID', which could take the place of the fingerprint sensor (or be an addition to it). It may be the new way to unlock your phone now that the 5.8-inch display doesn't have room for a Touch ID home button. In addition, it’ll feature 5.8-inch AMOLED screen that stretches from edge to edge. It is highly possible that the phone will come with a glass sandwich design and a vertical dual camera setup.
There’s a lot of new stuff coming in the iPhone 8, so if you want to know more about the iPhone 8, you can just head over to this link and know it all.
The iPhone 8 is expected to make it to India in October 2017. If you need dive into the nitty gritty of the iPhone 8, you can read this.
Similar to iPhone 8, the flagship from Google is also based only on rumours till now. The phone is said to come with a bezel-less display like most other flagships of 2017 and also have the latest Snapdragon 836 processor from Qualcomm. Noted leaker Evan Blass suggests the Google Pixel 2 will launch on October 5, 2017.
It is also rumoured that the Pixel 2 will be dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, so this may be the right time to invest on a good pair of wireless headphones.
Recently, the purported Pixel 2 has shown up in the flesh, seeming to confirm some design elements we've seen, as well as that the big bezels are likely to stay there for some more time.
Last but not least, the Pixel 2 has surfaced in a regulatory filing, confirming rumored features like the squeeze-friendly "Active Edge" function like the HTC U11.
To know more about the upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone you can read this.