We have been following the changes in different flagship smartphones since 2016, and we saw drastic changes in technology. Today we will list out the best upcoming flagship smartphones in 2017, and what can we expect from them.
Due to competition, these manufacturers are adding new technology and great improvements which is always good for the consumers. The list below is not in any order, let us check it out.
Sony Xperia C6
The Sony Xperia C6 yes you heard it right, the sucessor to the Xperia C5 is coming soon. The device was leaked before in some live images. The device is one the best upcoming smartphones from Sony. It is expected to be a phablet device, it will come with big screen display, for which C series phones are well known. It will sports a 6-inch FHD Screen display, the screen is expected to be bezel less which will provide you very good viewing experience, and protected with Gorilla Glass 5. It will be a full metal body smartphone, at the back too it will be protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Sony Xperia C6 is the new successor of Xperia C5, there are alreayd image leaks and rumours around this smartphone. It is said to be a phablet which has a 6 inch FHD screen display, bezel-less with Gorilla Glass 5. It will be a full metal body smartphone and the back will also have Gorilla Glass 5.
It will be powered by Qualcomm (no specifics yet), according to some leaks it will be Snapdragon 820. Has a 20MP camera at the back and 16MP on the front which is great for taking selfies. A 4GB RAM is included and it is expected to launch on Q2 of 2017.
- Powered by 4GB RAM
- Snapdragon 820 processor
- 20-Megapixels back and 16MP front camera
- 6-inch screen display (FHD)
- Gorilla Glass 5
Samsung Galaxy X (Foldable Phone)
Samsung Galaxy X will be sold with foldable technology, which makes the edge-technology comes to an end (I think). Samsung is already looking for foldable display, which is why they are introducing the Samsung Galaxy X. This smartphone will have a 4K Super AMOLED display, a dual rear facing camera and a size of 5.5 to 5.7 inch.
Rumors said that this device will have 6GB of RAM, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or their own Exynos processor. This is one of the most awaited smartphones in 2017.
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 830 processor
- 6GB of RAM
- 4,000mAh or 3,600mAh battery
- 5.5 to 5.7inch QHD Super AMOLED foldable display
- Water and dust resistance
- 256GB internal storage + microSD
- Dual rear cameras
- Iris scanner
Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi is well-known for making flagship devices on a cheaper price than their competitors, with unique design and display Xiaomi is expected to create Mi 6 a flagship killer.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 has 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor and 128GB storage. 16MP camera that has the abilit to record 4K videos, which is a $1000 from Samsung and LG to have on a device.
The device is said to have different variants from RAM to internal storage space, we will have to wait for the official press release from Xiaomi, but looking at the specs of this device, this is will be a great year for Xiaomi fans.
- Ultra HD 2160 x 3840 pixels Super AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
- with 8GB of powerful RAM
- may come with 5g network
- 4200mah battery
- 21-Megapixels back and 13-Megapixels front camera
Nokia p Flagship
Nokia is coming back in the mobile industry, which they made agreement with HMD to creat nokia smartphones. In Q2 of 2017, we will see a new flagship device from Nokia, mainly the Nokia P.
Rumours already spread the word about this device, a 5.2 inch display with a different variant of 5.5 inch. Leaks suggest that it will be powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 835 processor. This will be a powerful and faster smartphones in 2017, with Quick Charge 4.0 technology and a QHD display.
The device will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat with Z-Launcher System UI, it will have 6GB of RAM and 23MP rear camera with Zeiss-brand optics.
With IPS resistivity, the said device will be waterproof, dust-proof as well. This will be the first flagship device from Nokia for 2017, so let’s watch out for this one.
- 3GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- 4G support
- 13- and 16MP-megapixel camera
- 5.0 and 5.5-inch display
- Snapdragon 430 processor
- Latest Android
Microsoft Surface Phone
The success launch of Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL, Microsoft is looking for another flagship device which is the Microsoft Surface Phone, the upcoming device is their biggest smartphone yet.
In 2017, we will see a different technology and quality hardware for Microsoft’s devices, like what they did in Lumia series. The Surface Phone willhave QHD display with ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 4 according to rumours.
It will have 21MP PureView camera with Zeiss 6 lens, this is the best sensor used in any Microsoft devices. The front will have 8MP Zeiss wide-angle lens for wider selfies with superb quality.
- Quad HD 5.5-inch AMOLED screen
- Gorilla Glass 4
- Snapdragon processor 830
- 8GB of RAM (DDR4)
- 21-megapixel rear camera and 8MP front camera
- 64GB or 128GB of internal storage
- 4000mAh battery
OnePlus 4 will be the successor to OnePlus 3. But it is clear that this device will be more efficient and powerful than its previous version. The previous version OnePlus 3 is pretty famous for its camera and performance which is surely enough to impress you. And now the people are expecting some enhancements in OnePlus 4 if compared with other upcoming smartphones.
OnePlus 4 is the new successor of OnePlus 3 but it will be more powerful and efficient from its previous version. The OnePlus 4 will have 21MP compared to 16MP from OnePlus 3, and will have 8GB of RAM, powered by Snapdragon 830.
Resolutions will be at 1440 x 2560, will have Android N as rumours suggest, with 128GB of internal storage.
- 6 and 8 GB RAM Variant
- 5.5-inch AMOLED QHD display
- Snapdragon 830 processor
- 21-megapixel back and 12-megapixel front cam
- Oxygen OS with android N
LG is now looking big with their upcoming LG G6 smartphone, their previous LG G5 did really well in the market and consumers loved it.
Now, their new device LG G6 will be powered with Snapdragon 835, a huge upgrade from competitors. With dual camera set up, which we expect to be common on smartphones in 2017.
As rumours suggest, it will have 21MP + 12MP rear camera that is capable of 4K videos and 8MP front shooter. With 6GB of RAM it will be faster than its previous version.
There will be two variants, 5.1 or 5.5 inch, we will keep an eye for this device as soon as LG release this one.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- Powered with 6GB of RAM
- Dual (21MP+12MP) rear camera
- 64GB, 128GB, 256GB storage option
- 3500mAh battery
- fingerprint scanner, eye scanner
HTC is one of the biggest flagship makeers in the past and they are well known for their amazing devices. Their HTC 10 was very impressive in design and has a great camera.
In 2017, HTC will upgrade their series to HTC 11. There hasn’t any official release from HTC, but according to rumours the HTC 11 will greatly improve start from design quality.
It will be 5.5 QHD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, some sources suggest that it will be in 4K, not much information about that. HTC will use the upcoming processor from Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
We can expect a two variant of the said device, a 6GB RAM with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB of internal storage. Camera will have 12MP with dual ultrapixel camera with is much better than iPhone.
- 8GB of RAM
- 12MP-dual ultrapixel camera
- 5-inch QHD Display
- 256GB of inbuilt memory
- Snapdragon 835 processor
Apple iPhone 8
After successfully launching the iPhone 7 series, Apple is now preparing for their next flagship device. Since the iPhone 7 did really well in the market and consumers, Apple is ready to take the bar higher by adding new technology in their devices.
Apple iPhone 8 said to have two variants, with dual camera set up and a new body design which we didn’t see in the iPhone 7. Rumours suggest that iPhone 8 will be a powerful device in terms of performance and efficiency. Though we should expect if they will launch an iPhone 7s series this 2017 before launching iPhone 8.
- The iPhone 7 will be packed with iOS 11
- Upgraded Apple A11 chipset processor
- Waterproof Technology
- Reversible USB charger
- No headphone jack this time
- Slimmer iPhone ever created
Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge
Samsung will launch their Galaxy S8 Edge in the coming MWC 2017, we can expect a massive change of their device since the failure of Galaxy Note 7.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge will come without a headphone jack (hope not!), which means the user will only have USB Type-C port for audio. With 4K resolution display and a three-sided edge screen instead of 2, according to rumours.
We will keep an eye for MWC event, when Samsung launch their devices and we can update the specs and features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge.
- Snapdragon 835 processor
- 6GB of RAM
- 4K screen display
- 5G Network supported
From this top 10 best flagship smartphones in 2017, which one is your favorite? According to the rumours we will have a heck of new technology and amazing smartphone designs. And since 4K will be a normal display, wonder how other competitors will do?