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5 Smartphones that will steal headlines in 2017

5 Smartphones that will steal headlines in 2017
2016 is on the verge of completing its tenure, the year which has seen lots of new technologies and ups and down for the different Mobile Companies. As we are ready to welcome 2017, let’s not discuss the past.

In this article, we are going to talk about the five phones which will steal the headlines in 2017. There are few phones from which consumers as well as the companies have bigger hopes and we do expect the better results from the below-listed devices.

In 2017, Microsoft Surface phone success or failure will decide the future of Microsoft phones, which Samsung will try to regain the trust with Galaxy S8 after the downfall of Note 7. For Apple, 2017 will have special meaning as iPhone will complete its 10 years of launch and executors have bigger hopes from the best innovative company in the world.

So, without wasting time let get to the business.

Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Edge

Samsung had great success with its Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. But in light of the Note 7's battery problems and subsequent fiasco, the South Korean company will probably have to bring a lot to the table for its follow-up to these phones. For this reason, tech analysts expect that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will be extra special.

After two years into South Korean company's switch to premium smartphones, the designs of the Galaxy S6 and then the Galaxy S7 lines of smartphones are a bit tired at this point. Samsung is likely up for a potentially big refresh of their Galaxy S line.

Reports have suggested that Samsung might offer only curved devices in two sizes and not launch a flat version of the S8. These upcoming Samsung flagship smartphones could also come with an increase in screen resolution to 4K. In case that these speculations and rumors are true, then the upcoming smartphones will need to be powered by the latest chipset, so expect a new Exynos.

There are also speculations about an OLED bezel-less display and the discontinuing the physical home button. Tech analysts also expect Samsung to add USB Type-C support to its flagship lineup. When it comes to the operating system, the S8 will likely launch with TouchWiz and Nougat.

There is also talk of removal of the headphone jack, an under-glass fingerprint reader, bezel-less display, dedicated Assistant button and a special unveiling in April. It seems that the South Korean company has chosen a late April launch in order to ensure the necessary time for extra testing for its completely new phone design. Samsung is extra cautious to not allow the Note 7 story play out again.

Must Read: Leaks Suggest Samsung Galaxy S8 will be bigger in screen size and RAM

Apple iPhone 8

Although the iPhone 7 is only a few months old, there's plenty of rumors going around about the iPhone 8, which is expected to release on the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and thought to bring a complete overhaul in design.

The iPhone 7 wasn't hugely different from the iPhone 6S - or even the iPhone 6 for the matter. So, if anything, that's a huge indication that the next model will sport an all-new look, as Apple likes to switch up the iPhone's design every couple years.

By the time the iPhone 8 releases, it will have been three years since Apple's decided to change how the iPhone looks.

Some reports have suggested the iPhone 8 will be mostly glass and may be curved. It might also introduce wireless charging and ditch the physical home button. There's also talk about a special ceramic version coming. Keep in mind Apple recently released a ceramic version of the Apple Watch Series 2.

One of the most outlandish rumors so far is that there will be an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus to go alongside this drastically different iPhone 8 anniversary model - so, three new iPhones in total.

Must Read: Five features that are expected in iPhone 8

Nokia P

As we all are aware Nokia is all set to re-enter the smartphone market with new Android devices. The company is doing this in association with HMD Global, which will be manufacturing the phones under Nokia branding. New Nokia-branded phones from HMD are expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017.

Nokia may unveil a high-end Android smartphone alongside the much-rumoured Nokia D1C if the latest leaks are to be believed.

A new report citing a Chinese tipster claims that Nokia's upcoming high-end smartphone will pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and a 23-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss lens. An earlier report suggested that the high-end Nokia phone may sport a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch screen size and come with 2K (QHD) display.
OnePlus 5 (OnePlus 4)

Another important player in the Android space is China-based OnePlus. According to ZDNet, there is speculation that the company will release OnePlus 5 in the coming year, skipping the 4 number. The upcoming OnePlus 5 is rumored to come with a glass or ceramic body.

OnePlus' latest phone is the OnePlus 3T. If the current speculations are true, then the design of the next OnePlus flagship will be very different. OnePlus will likely keep being original, following the tradition of changing things launched with the OnePlus X. The OnePlus 5 might come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and a 5.3-inch display.

Microsoft Surface Phones

This final one is a stretch, but we must include it. We could've mentioned Google's next Pixel, but there are like no rumors on that so far. And we could've brought up the next phones by HTC or Huawei, but what Microsoft is reportedly planning seems a lot more interesting.

Plus, we've already discussed three other Android phones to expect in the coming year.

The Surface Phone is something of an enigma. With Windows phones, we had Nokia, then Microsoft Devices, and now there are all sorts of guessing going on about a Surface-branded phone that will usher in the ultimate Windows mobile device.

However, given the recent sale of many of its phone patents, and an announcement Windows Phone development isn't a major priority, the Surface Phone is seeming less and less likely.

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