Smartphones To Look Forward In 2018, In India: Samsung Galaxy S9, Nokia 9, OnePlus 6, Sony, Redmi and Lots More

Here is a look at some smartphones which might launch in India soon in 2018.

Upcoming Smartphones in India 2018

The year 2017 witnessed the launch of lots of amazing and exciting smartphones. From Samsung S8 to iPhone X to Google Pixel 2, there were lots amazing smartphones launched last year. The year 2017 also introduced the world with the trend of thinner bezels, and dual cameras.


The year 2018 is expected to follow the last year's trend of thinner bezels and dual cameras and it is also expected that the smartphone market this year will touch the new heights of innovation and technology. It is expected that in 2018 the smartphone manufactures will be looking to introduce new security features and integration of Virtual assistants and AIs will make the smartphone smarter. 


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The camera technology is expected to touch the new milestones and even more budget phones are expected to offer dual cameras. While we can only speculate what 2018 flagship smartphones might offer, here is a look at some smartphones which might reach Indian shores soon.




Samsung Galaxy A8:


Launch Date: March 2018 (expected Date)


Samsung Galaxy A8

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is powered by Exynos 7885 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. 


As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh Battery.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specs

Display: 5.6-inch
Display resolution: 2200 x 1080p
SoC: Exynos 7885
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Rear Camera: 16MP
Front Camera: 16MP + 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 7.1.1
Price: approx. Rs.30,000



Nokia 6 (2018):

Launch Date: January - February 2018 (expected Date)

Nokia 6

 

Nokia 6(2018) is an upcoming budget smartphone from Nokia. According to the rumours it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 coupled with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. It packs 32GB/64GB of internal storage which can further be expandable.


Coming on the camera section, then Nokia 6 (2018) is rumoured to pack with a 16MP primary camera on the rear and an 8MP front selfie shooter. It runs on Android 8.0 as per the rumours.



Nokia 6 Specs
Display: 5.5-inch
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Rear Camera: 16MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.14,665 (Expected Price)



HTC U11 Life:

Launch Date: May 2018 (expected Date)

HTC U11 Life 

 HTC U11 life is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage.The HTC U11 life features a 16MP rear camera a 16 MP front selfie camera.


 HTC U11 life Specs

Display: 5.2-inch
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM: 3GB/4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Rear Camera: 16MP
Front Camera: 16MP
Battery: 2600mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.39,990 (Expected Price)


HTC U11+:

Launch Date: May 2018(expected Date)
HTC U11+


 The HTC U11 + comes with a 6-inch display with 18:9 wide IP68 water and Dust resistant display and is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of built-in storage.The phone is equipped with 12 MP rear camera and 8 MP front selfie camera. The Phone is powered by a powerful longlasting 3930mAh battery.


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HTC U11 + Specs

Display: 6.0-inch
Display resolution: 2880 x 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB/6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3930mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.59,990 (Expected Price)



Huawei Mate 10 Pro:

Launch Date: May 2018 (expected Date)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) OLED
FullView displays. The phone is available in two variants - one comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, and the other one comes with 6GB  RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is powered with HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. 


It has a dual rear cameras setup with
12MP + 12MP primary and secondary sensors. On the front, the phone spots an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The phone is powered by 4000mAh battery.


Huawei Mate 10 Pro Specs

Display: 6.0-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 970
RAM: 4GB/6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 4000mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.60,990 (Expected Price)
 



Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus:

Launch Date: No launch dates yet

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus features a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and is packed with 32GB/64GB internal storage which is further expandable upto 128GB via microSD card.


The phone spots a 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The phone is powered by massive 4000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus Specs

Display: 5.99-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM: 3GB/4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 4000mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2
Price: Rs.9,990 (Expected Price)
 


Xiaomi Redmi 5:

Launch Date: March 2018 (expected Date)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 


The Redmi 5 is another budget smartphone from Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi loaded with lots of features and specs. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch 18:9 display with 1440 x 720pixel display. 


The Xiaomi Redmi 5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, coupled with 2GB/3GB RAM. The phone is packed with 16GB/32GB which is further expandable upto 128GB via microSD card. The phone spots a 12MP rear camera along with 5MP front selfie camera.


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs

Display: 5.7-inch
Display resolution: 1440 x 720p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM: 2GB/3GB
Storage: 16GB/32GB
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 3300mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2
Price: Rs.7,990 (Expected Price)




Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1:


Launch Date: February 2018 (expected Date)

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 is a mid-range smartphone loaded with amazing and attractive features. The key highlight of the phone is it's 4130mAh massive battery. 


The phone spots a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with  2160 x 1080pixel resolution. The phone runs on MediaTek MT6750T SoC paired with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage. The internal storage can be further expanded upto 256  GB via microSD card.




Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 Specs

Display: 5.7-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: MT6750T
RAM: 2GB/3GB
Storage: 16GB/32GB
Rear Camera: 16MP + 8MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 4130mAh
OS: Android 7.0
Price: Rs.12,990 (Expected Price)



Sony Xperia XA2:


Launch Date: March 2018 (expected Date)

Sony Xperia XA2 

Sony Xperia XA2 is a flagship smartphone running Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Soc. The phone is packed with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expended upto 256GB via microSD card.


The phone comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080pixel resolution. The phone features a 23MP rear camera and 8MP front selfie camera.


Sony Xperia XA2 Specs

Display: 5.2-inch
Display resolution:1920 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Rear Camera: 23MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3300mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.19,990 (Expected Price)




Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra:


Launch Date: March 2018 (expected Date)

Sony Xperia XA2 ultra 

Sony Xperia XA2 ultra is the larger version of  Sony Xperia XA2 with a 6-inch display. The phone is packed with 4GB and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor. The phone has an internal storage of 32GB/64GB which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.


Sony Xperia XA2 ultra Specs

Display: 6.0-inch
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Rear Camera: 23MP
Front Camera: 16MP + 8MP
Battery: 3580mAh
OS: Android 8.0
Price: Rs.29,990 (Expected Price)



Sony Xperia L2:

Launch Date: March 2018 (expected Date)

 Sony Xperia L2

Sony Xperia L2 comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and packed with 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB. 



Xperia L2 spots a 13 MP primary camera and 8 MP front selfie shooter. The phone is powered by a powerful 3300mAh battery.


Sony Xperia L2 Specs

Display: 5.5-inch
Display resolution: 1280 x 720p
SoC: MT6737T
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 3300mAh
OS: Android 7.1.1
Price: Rs.14,999 (Expected Price)





Samsung Galaxy S9

Launch Date: No launch dates yet


Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to next big flagship from the tech giant Samsung. Already Samsung Galaxy S9 is getting lots of hypes and rumours and a report claims that the production of Samsung Galaxy S9 is in full swing and is already in the first few stages of production.


If the rumours are to be believed the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be running on exclusively new powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset and will stick to 4GB of RAM, rather than 6GB as other modern smartphones have. Some reports hint that the new next Samsung Flagship is going to have a Dual-lens camera on the back with fingerprint sensors, similar to Galaxy Note 9.


If rumours are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be featuring a 5.8-inch 4K UHD Display wherelse the larger S9+ is said to have a 6.2-inch display and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.


Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumored Specs

Display: 5.8-inch
Display resolution: 4K UHD
SoC: Snapdragon 845
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: Unknown
OS: Android 8.0 (probably)
Price: Rs.62,999 (Expected Price)


Nokia 9:



Launch Date:  March 2018 (expected Date)

Nokia 9 

Nokia 9 is the yet another flagship from Nokia (HMD Global) and is believed to be launch around January 19. The Nokia 9 could feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED QHD dual-curved display and is expected to feature a thin-bezel design with a glass back and is rumoured to sport a vertical dual rear camera with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.


According to the rumours, the Nokia 9 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM with two variants of storage i.e. 64GB or 128GB ROM. The Nokia 9 is also expected to be IP67 water and dust resistant.


The Nokia 9 is believed to be priced approx. Rs 37,000 (3699 Yuan) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant and approx. Rs 42,000 (4199 Yuan) for the 6GB RAM/128GB ROM model.


Nokia 9 Rumored Specs

Display: 5.5-inch
Display resolution: QHD
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 4GB or 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 3,250mAh
OS: Android 8.0 (probably)
Price: Rs.34,990 (Expected Price)
 


OnePlus 6:


Launch Date:  March 2018 (expected Date)

 OnePlus 6

It has been hardly a month that OnePlus5T was launched by OnePlus and the market and internet is full of rumours about the next flagship of OnePlus. The next flagship of OnePlus - OnePLus 6, is rumoured to launch in March 2018. 


According to the rumours, the OnePlus 6 will be featuring with an under-display fingerprint sensor and will be powered by the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform. There is hardly any other information available about the specifications of the OnePlus 6 but it is believed that OnePlus 6 will retain the same design as the OnePlus 5T.




OnePlus 6 Rumored Specs

Display: 5.7-inch
Display resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear Camera: 23MP
Front Camera: 16MP + 16MP
Battery: 3500mAH
OS: Android 8.0 (probably)

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