From the top OLED screens to ever-reducing bezels that we’ve ever seen to the best dual rear cameras, smartphones have really changed over the last few years. And, with the first half of 2018 already gone, a new generation of cutting-edge smartphones is starting to appear, led by Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+’s launch.
Apple plans to continue dominating in the world of handset designs with probably not a single, but multiple successors to the iPhone X. On the other hand, Samsung hopes to outdo Apple on its S8 successor launch, early August. Other players in the industry like LG, Motorola and Red are also planning to make major announcements of their next handsets. So today, we share with you some of the most anticipated 2018 hottest smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung plans to launch Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. What should you expect of the Note 9? Well, perhaps Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor (like the S9 and S9+’s), Bixby and improved S Pen, which would probably incorporate Bluetooth and even audio capabilities for making calls.
This latest smartphone from iPhone is anticipated to come with an even larger screen than that of iPhone X. Apple plans to launch this latest flagship in the fall.
Google Pixel 3
It’s rumored that Google plans to launch two third-generation premium smartphones, alongside another high-end model this fall. The latest flagship from Google is expected to come with iris scanning capability that you can securely use for your mobile payments apart from unlocking your device.
Oppo Find X
Oppo Find X will be the first ever smartphone from a Chinese phone manufacturer to be sold in the U.S. and Europe. The Find X’s cameras are enclosed in its body’s portion that slides out of the phone’s top. This design gives Find X an impressive screen-to-body ratio of around 93 percent. However, perhaps the most intriguing feature with this phone is what you can do with its front camera. Plus, like the iPhone X, your Find X will come with 3D facial recognition capability.
Mysterious Motorola Phone 2018
Motorola promises you completely new way to connect, download, stream, video chat and much more with their coming gadget. Besides capability to support Moto Mod add-ons, expect your new Moto phone to come with a more powerful processor and dual rear cameras. The phone manufacturer plans to launch the gadget on August 2.
Red Hydrogen One
Expected in August this year, this photo-centric smartphone will be a little bit pricier than your iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8. Your Red Hydrogen One comes with capability to display 3D content and supports AR and VR without a headset. You’ll also find the ability to add new features to your phone quite intriguing.
Asus ROG Phone
If you’re planning to get a gaming-centered smartphone, then the ROG Phone could be what you need. This gaming-centric device features a 6-inch AMOLED display and a superfast Snapdragon 845 processor ideal for a great gaming experience. Besides, you can connect assorted accessories to your ROG Phone thanks to the USB Type-C ports located on the bottom and side of your gadget. ROG will be launched this summer.
It seems LG just can’t stop releasing phones. In spite LG releasing G7 ThinQ and LG V35 ThinQ earlier this year, the electronics company is reportedly planning to release another flagship to its V-series later this year. Your new LG V40 phone is expected to adopt the ThinQ name, since it comes with more AI-powered features. Besides, rumor has it that the phone will feature five cameras (three on the rear and two on the front).
Azus ZenFone 5 and 5Z
We’ve witnessed a tough competition when it comes to budget flagship between phone manufacturers like OnePlus, Honor and HTC. And, Azus seems set to join the league with its fifth-generation ZenFone devices. Both phones come with extra-wide screens and notches rivaling those of iPhone X. Besides, the phones feature dual cameras and lots of intelligent features for enhanced functionality.
Xperia XZ2 Premium
This latest smartphone from Sony is expected this July. The phone manufacturer seems to put more emphasis on cameras with this flagship. XZ2 features the top ISO 12800 sensitivity when it comes to video recording. You can take low-light shots with your Xperia XZ2 thanks to its impressive ISO 51200 sensitivity on still images. Besides, this phone lets you take low-noise images thanks to its Motion Eye Dual camera and a 19-MP sensor with a 12-MP black-and-white shooter.