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New Android phones to look out for in 2018

This year saw the arrival of numerous excellent smartphones, which we’ll no doubt continue to talk about for some time. As 2017 draws to a close, our gaze has now been turned to future smartphones. Here are the dazzling new Android phones that will be released in 2018.

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Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A 2018

In keeping with tradition, Samsung’s next generation of mid-range smartphones are expected to make their debut early next year. Four models will be among them: A3, A5, A7 and A8.

The A range is still inspired by the S range. It looks like the specs will be complementary to those of the 2017 range, with early images and information confirming this hypothesis by means of an Infinity Display screen in 18.5:9 format, similar to the one seen on the last Galaxy S8 and Note 8. In terms of the connector, users will probably be relieved to hear that there will be a mini jack to connect their headphones or earphones.

Expected launch date: January-February 2018

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The same, but with curved edges? / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy S9

It’s hard to neglect mentioning the Galaxy S9 in the list of Android smartphones to keep an eye on in 2018. More precisely, it’s not one but two smartphones that should be announced. The two future successors of the S8 and S8+ could surprise everyone by appearing at the end of February instead of March, as was the case in 2017. 

Samsung’s two future showpieces will offer some important material innovations. From a design point of view, it's best not to expect big new features, but rather a better positioned fingerprint reader and the installation of a dual sensor camera, just like the Note 8.

Expected launch date: February 2018

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The fingerprint scanner may be in a new position. / © Techno Codex

Samsung Galaxy X

Although the Galaxy S9 will certainly take up a lot of our time early next year, it’s probably the Samsung Galaxy X that will stand out from the South Korean manufacturer. This smartphone could indeed inaugurate the future of the brand’s phones. We’ve been talking about Samsung and its folding screen concepts for months now. By hearing things about it, and above all, the same things, we began to think that it was maybe all just gossip. That is, until Samsung confirmed the release of its device for 2018.

The Galaxy X, which could be presented at CES 2018, could have a folding flap-type screen. It would consist of two screens, with one screen being able to be folded away (not a fold between the two screens). As for the rest, we don’t know any information about colors, materials or other elements relating to the design and finish.

Expected launch date: unknown

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This is the concept of the Samsung Galaxy X. © Letsgodigital

RED Hydrogen One

Six months ago, the manufacturer RED introduced a smartphone called Hydrogen One. This smartphone, which is expected to arrive in 2018, will feature a holographic display and modular system, with the aim of offering professional video quality. The robustly designed camera will carry photo and video sensors that should reflect the manufacturer’s quality.

Of course, the main interest of the smartphone lies in the holographic screen. This holographic screen won’t be like the HTC Evo 3D or Nintendo 3DS. It’ll be possible to see things differently depending on the angles of perspective, and the content will be visible from 4 sides. It will also play a role in the creation of media formats (audio and video).

As we talk about 2K, 4K and other such things every day, RED Hydrogen One could give us a first glimpse of the future.

Expected launch date: unknown

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This is the RED Hydrogen One. © RED

Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 will appear, but at its own pace. The beloved, beautiful Pixel, with its Assistant and its big camera. Without a doubt, the smartphone will have a pure Android interface. Google’s acquisition of part of HTC’s mobile division should increase the quality and offer an even more advanced smartphone. Google could finally switch to the dual sensor camera and offer a higher camera than its predecessor, already classed as a reference in its field.

Expected launch date: End of September 2018

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What will the next Pixel have in store for us? © AndroidPIT

Huawei P20

After the announcement of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro last October, the Huawei P20, the successor of the Huawei P10, attracted the attention of the brand’s fans. Following the Chinese brand's latest productions, the Huawei P20 should offer a FullView screen (in other words bezel-less) and adopt a notch on the front of the screen, just as the iPhone X has. 

Huawei will also have planned some good surprises with respect to the camera. For example, the Huawei PCE series will include three main cameras equipped with Leica lenses. One of these cameras will offer a resolution of 40MPand and hybrid x5 zoom. Under the hood, the Huawei P11 will include the latest Kirin 970 processor with artificial intelligence.

Expected launch date: March 2018

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Will the Huawei P20 resemble the iPhone X? © XDA

Honor 10

The Honor 9 was hugely successful thanks to its premium design and technical features, which almost brought the smartphone into the flagship category. Honor would like to repeat that this year with a new model: the Honor 10.

Will it be able to do as well as the Honor 9? This could be quite possible as Honor seems to have adopted the aggressive strategy of offering increasingly attractive devices at affordable prices. This is evidenced by the latest Honor View 10, which matches the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, despite the fact that the latter costs hundreds of dollars more. This Honor 10 could therefore take up the same concept and adopt the technical data features of the Huawei P11, which will be announced at the MWC.

Expected launch date: June-July 2018

Motorola Moto Z3

Let's now move on to Motorola’s new flagship: the Moto Z3. As you can imagine, this is the successor of the Moto Z, Z2 Play and Z2. Just like last year, the Moto Z3 could be compatible with Moto Mods. Lenovo would thus maintain the magnetic connection model, as seen on previous models. This is important for long-term planning, but it also has its drawbacks: the shape and size of the smartphone are specified by what the mods can fit onto.

Expected launch date: unknown

The others

Other Android smartphones to keep an eye on in 2018 include the LG G7 (February-March), the HTC 12 (April), the Xiaomi Mi 7 and the OnePlus 6 (June), among the most popular models. Sony might surprise us too, since as of yet the Japanese manufacturer has been relatively reserved about the design of its smartphones, remaining true to the Omnia design introduced a few years ago. Many users have the impression that Sony smartphones have a rather outdated design and large borders around the screen. Thankfully in 2018, things could change.

Here are the smartphones we'll be watching for throughout 2018. Which ones will you be looking for over the next year? Are there any devices we may have missed? Let us know in the comments!

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  • No new phones from Sony?


  • Sorin 9 months ago Link to comment

    I'm waiting for iPhone XX, who is the follower of his iPhone X!


  • Question 1-- Any word on a new Nexus device??

    Question 2-- What are yalls views on the Nextbit??


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    Deactivated Account Jan 1, 2017 Link to comment

    X Premium... Snapdragon 835 and display 4K HDR


  • Good list! Thanks for sharing


  • SNault Dec 30, 2016 Link to comment

    What about Nokia?


  • Rumour now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will support a stylus pen,so Samsung trying to get the disappointed Note 7 users a phone to switch to quickly instead of waiting for the future Note 8,Who is going to produce the best "Edge" screen phone in 2017?


  • Samsung is the best


  • Oneplus4 will be great phone as compare to Oneplus3.


  • Can't wait for the Huawei P10


  • I think " Oneplus 4 " will overcome in this list, really waiting for launch of it.


  • nice job buddy….i was really excited to know about the upcoming phones.


  • Skip the Asus 6.8 phone...the camera is ok but not all that. The battery life for being 4600 mah isn't that great, it's quirky and when you speak while the speakerphone is on, no one can hear you. The speakers are the best I've ever heard and the screen is great but otherwise...why can't they make a huge phone with a great battery and a fantastic camera.


  • gpon Aug 28, 2016 Link to comment

    Never trust HTC again. Too bad Nexus is teaming up with them. Let them go broke.


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    • Brittany McGhee
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      Dec 20, 2016 Link to comment

      Did you have a bad experience with an HTC phone?


      • zvljml Dec 21, 2016 Link to comment

        No..so far , the beast really satisfy me..great phone ,stunnish durability and mommamia"..sweet satisfaction 😁


    • Never trust them for what reason? Is it because they make phones that blow up in your face, or maybe it's because after 2 or3 months of owning a HTC devices it adopts lag, and the battery don't last. Oh I'm sorry that's what happens to all my Samsung devices. I'm disappointed with HTC myself, but they are hands down the best performing android phones on the market. The problem I have with them is they keep designing the phone to look more and more plain. They let all these other manufacturers steal their identity and instead of improving on its design they have taken steps backwards. The facts about HTC phones still remain they are great devices. Start your own company and bless the world with your ideas instead of trolling on HTC because your a fanboy of someone else.


  • Loffea Aug 23, 2016 Link to comment

    I am looking forward.


  • WHEN is one of you blogger pukes going to notice the ZTE Axon 7??
    I Have owned one for a month and it is a True Flagship with the BEST warranty in
    The phone Industry.
    Metal Body fingerprint reader 2k display 4 gb ram 64 gb onboard memory
    Decent camera and all for 399.00 U.S.

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