Top 3 Smartphones (Not Yet Released) To Look Forward To In 2017
The smartphone evolution is moving so rapidly that we are always anticipating something new. This evolution is so fast that no sooner have you bought a new smartphone than a better and cooler version gets released into the market. 2017 has a lot of options for smartphones that you can buy. But have you been thinking of waiting for the next launches? Here are the smartphones that are yet to be released in 2017:
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Note 7 was a great phone until its battery brought it down. It almost seemed that the Note family might end with the Note 7 but rumor says that Note 8 will be coming in 2017.
The release date
It is expected that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released towards the end of the year, perhaps in August or September.
We expect that the design of Note 8 will not be too far from that of Note 7. However, it will have a smaller bezel like that of S8. It might also feature an all-screen front and a fingerprint sensor at the back like the S8 and S8+.
Like the Note 7, it might also feature a curved display. It will also feature an S pen and a USB type-C.
Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch screen, mobile high dynamic range, and super AMOLED technology. It will also feature a dual-edge display and 4K resolution.
The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to have a 12MP CIS support 2PD, a 13MP telephoto CIS, and 3X optical zoom.
There is a good chance that Note 8 will have a 6GB RAM. Like Note 7, it might have a 3,500mAh battery and AKG speakers.
Note 8 will run on Android 7.1.1.
Motorola Moto X4
Motorola, under Lenovo, plans to upgrade Moto X in 2017. Formerly known as Moto X 2017, it has now become branded under the name Moto X4. This phone is expected to be a mid-range handset with an approximate screen size of 5.5 inches.
It is uncertain if the Moto X4 will have compatibility with the Moto Mods, especially because the leaks so far promise a completely different design. The exact differences between this model and E, Z, X, and G are yet to be known. There is plenty of evidence to imply that Moto X4 is coming and that there is a new Moto E being made as well.
The release date
The rumors have not given a specific release date for Moto X4, but since it has been mentioned at a company presentation and it appears on the Motorola roadmap for 2017, we expect it in the summer.
We have seen a few leaked pictures and an image from a presentation slide that tells us that the Moto X4 has a metallic build with slim bezels on the sides and bigger ones on the bottom and top. It has a physical home bottom which confirms that it is a sub-flagship phone and an IPS8 rating to protect it from sand, water, dust, and dirt.
The presentation slide shows that this phone will have a 5.2-inch screen with 3D glass. We suppose 3D glass means that edges made of curved edges which will make it easy to hold and give it an edgy look.
The phone has a dual camera with both lenses located in one place. We guess that the megapixels will be 12 or 13. The dual lens camera has an LED flash and the front facing camera has a 5MP sensor. It also has a feature called SmartCam which will help in providing quality pictures.
According to one source, the phone has a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. It also has a Snapdragon 660 processor. Additionally, it has a 3,800mAh.
Sony Xperia Flagship
The next Sony Xperia flagship is expected to be an improvement of the already released Xperia XZ Premium. There is a possibility that it will release two flagship phones.
The release date
According to Sony, the next flagship phones will be released towards the end of the year 2017. This is expected to be some time in August.
These phones will feature reduced bezels, a 2.5D glass, and a fingerprint sensor at the side power button. They are also expected to retain the flat slab rectangle design.
It is expected that the next flagship phones will have a 4K display like the XZ Premium. They might also feature high dynamic range and an LCD panel although it would be great if Sony started using AMOLED.
These phones might also have a six-inch display panel with an aspect ratio of 2:1. They might also feature “Pixel Eyes” technology.
We expect that Sony will retain the amazing slow-motion feature of XZ Premium. It might also retain the Motion Eye Camera and the 19MP for the rear sensor.
We expect the next flagship phones to have a Qualcomm processor. It is also possible that they will have more than 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a micro SD slot. We also expect a USB type-C port and a battery capacity of about 3,000mAh.
The next flagship phones will most probably feature Android Nougat like XZ Premium but with a few tweaks.
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