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From Nokia 9 to iPhones: 5 smartphones expected to be launched by end of 2018

The smartphones now come with innovative technology such as in-display fingerprint sensors, multiple-camera setup, pop-up cameras and more.

NMF News Bureau | Updated: 10 Aug 2018, 15:23:56
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New Delhi: The year 2018 has so far witnessed a number of smartphone launches and the technology keeps evolving. The smartphones now come with innovative technology such as in-display fingerprint sensors, multiple-camera setup, pop-up cameras and more.

There are still many much-awaited smartphones that will be launched by the end of 2018. Check out the five devices expected to be launched this year.

1. OPPO R17

Chinese handset maker OPPO may launch the R17 smartphone alongside a high-end variant, R17 Pro this month. The R17 is said to feature a 6.4-inch full-screen 4K OLED display and a "waterdrop" notch at the top. It may also come with an under-display fingerprint sensor, ultra-slim bezels and a vertical dual rear camera setup.

It is rumoured that the OPPO R17 could be the first ever smartphone to come with 10GB of RAM.

2. Nokia 9

After unveiling many Nokia smartphones, including Nokia 8 Sirocco, at MWC-2018, HMD Global may launch the Nokia 9 in September. The company will reportedly unveil the Nokia 9 during the IFA-2018, scheduled to take place August 31-September 5.

The Nokia 9 may come with a 6-inch QHD "notch" display, 8GB RAM, and under-display fingerprint-scanner. Its penta-camera setup would be its highlight. The smartphone is rumoured to have the world's first 52MP 5X Optical Zoom Lens.

3. Pixel 3 handsets

In October, Google had announced the Pixel flagship smartphones and it could launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in September. Pixel 3 may come with a 5.4-inch 18:9 display, while the Pixel 3 XL is rumoured to have 6.2-inch 19:9 "notch" display. The smartphones will use Snapdragon 845 SoC and run Android 9 Pie. Both the phones may feature a triple-camera setup with dual front camera.

4. iPhones

Apple may launch three iPhones resembling iPhone X in September. The iPhones that are expected to be launched will be successors to  iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X (rumored to be called iPhone 9, 9 Plus, and iPhone XI, respectively).

5. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3

Xiaomi will reportedly be launching the Mi MIX 3 with 5.99-inch display and wireless charging support, in mid-September. Major design changes on the phone may be a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor.


First Published: 10 Aug 2018, 15:19:48

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