Are you looking to change phones in 2018? The options available now are pretty solid and reliable, but there is always the feeling that something good is coming just around the corner. With the level of competition in the mobile phone industry, the biggest companies are always releasing more improved versions of their models every other year. If you are one of those that would not like to be left behind when the 2018 phones come in, then you are in for a treat. Here are some of the biggest models that industry giants are planning to roll out in 2018.
The Apple iPhone 2018
Nobody knows what it will be called, at least not yet, whether it will be the XS, the iPhone 9 or X Plus. Whatever it will be called, if the hype that surrounded the iPhone X is anything to go by, this is likely to be the one model that will shut down the competition. Rumor has it that the next iPhone model will come in three varieties, with a mini and a plus version. It is unclear whether cheaper models will keep the X design, but there will be improvements on the performance and operating system. One thing is for sure, though. Fans should expect more than one iPhone in September, likely with better battery tech and accessories. Apple found itself playing catch up in the industry when it released the iPhone X. It will not want to do that again with this year’s version.
The iPhone SE was apple’s small and cheap phone, and still the only one with a 4 inch screen that is still on sale. There are rumors of a new SE hitting the market, though. This new one will not necessarily be a cheaper version or a small one. In fact, in some quarters, expectations are that it will be modelled against the X. Still, at least with regards to iPhone prices, it will be relatively cheap, with an estimated price tag of about £649.
Moving away from Apple and iOS, Google’s Pixel 3 is likely to be the android lover’s dream. Not much has been revealed about it, but the Pixel 3 is expected to run on the brand new Android 9.0P. They are also expected to run on the 7nm Snapdragon 845 processor, with an 18:9 screen with pOLED panels.
The LG G7
Originally meant to be launched at the CES in January, things did not go as planned for LG, leading fans to speculate that perhaps the company had abandoned the project altogether or moved it to a much later date. LG has, of course, refuted all these claims, confirming its flagship is still on track for a scheduled release date of February. It is likely to be one of the very first phones to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, unlike the G6 version which struggled with competition from Samsung. It will be expected to have the 18:9 OLED full vision display screen, with a fingerprint sensor under glass.
These are, of course, predictions gathered from expert opinion and industry trends. It is clear, however, that there will be no shortage of excitement for the phone enthusiast.