The month of January is almost over and this just means one thing: new smartphone models for 2017. Android phones are expected to dominate once again but iPhone users are also waiting for the next iPhone to be launched by Apple.
Smartphone giants like Samsung, Apple, Huawei and LG are expected to launch new phone models while other brand names like Xiaomi, Oppo and Gionee are also included in the list. Let us take a look at the smartphones rumored to be released this year.
We were introduced to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September last year and yet a new model is rumored to come out this year around the same month. As early as now, there are talks that the iPhone 7s will come out an OLED display, a 3D camera and 10nm processor. If what has been going around is correct, we can expect an “all glass” phone without a Home button. Moreover, material will also be ceramic and will run on iOS 11.
Samsung Galaxy C7
It is no surprise that Samsung will be coming up with a new smartphone release this year. This will be the Galaxy C7 which boasts of notable features. This 5.7-inch touchscreen phone will have Super AMOLED display and will be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor with clock speed of 2GHz. Moreover, it will be available in two internal memory choices: 32 GB and 64 GB.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Despite the controversial recall of the Galaxy Note 7, it is expected that Samsung will be making a comeback. By the first quarter of 2017, Android fans might be able to get a hold of the Samsung Galaxy S8, based on its announcement at MWC 2017. Aside from a possible home button similar to the iPhone, it is said that this model will come with a fingerprint sensor located at the back panel and other features.
Although HTC was not at the MWC 2016 yet went on to unveil HTC 10 via its own event. Spectators are looking forward to this new model being unveiled in February at MWC 2017 and will be available in the market in March. Rumored features of this Android smartphone include additional RAM, longer battery life as well as a faster processor for better performance.
Oppo R9 Plus
Soon to be released in India, this new 6-inch Android phone with Full HD AMOLED display is powered by octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor. It has 4GB RAM for faster browsing, internal memory of either 32 GB or 64 GB with an expandable external memory of up to 128 GB. Camera features are impressive with both front and rear cameras at 16 megapixels. OS is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and this phone also has a fingerprint sensor.
Huawei Mate 9
Another promising Android smartphone to be launched in India is an octa-core Huawei Kirin 960-powered mobile phone with a 5.9-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display. It has 4GB RAM and an expandable memory of 256 GB. Moreover, it has an Android 7.0 OS.
With the upcoming smartphones for 2017 almost out, it’s high time to make comparisons. You might want to start with comparing Samsung Galaxy S8 with Nokia Edge.