This year in 2017, the smartphone industry brought in a flood of spectacular handsets which raised the bar of technological excellence. The bar of excellence is expected to go a step further with the upcoming smartphones in UAE.
You will get a wide range of smartphones with top-notch specs in 2018. However, at times you may become confused to select the best one. So, we have picked the top five smartphones with high-end specs that may hit the store in 2018.
Whether it is the latest processor or dual cameras or the brand new OS the below-specified phones are unbeatable in every aspect. You may have to pay some extra money to get the flamboyant devices but every single penny will be worth to pay for.
Here we go:
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 8 was the best phablet ever from Samsung. Following the success, the South Korean company is coming up with another big hit Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
There are many rumours streaming online about the futuristic phone. It is expected to hit the market somewhere in mid-September. According to the report from The Investor, Samsung has already given it a code name ‘Crown’.
From the patent design, we can observe that the screen is curved over the right. The other side remains flat. As for the expectations, we can think that the upcoming gadget will surely feature an OLED display, improved dual-lens camera, S Pen Stylus, and a huge 6GB of RAM.
Rumors suggest that Note 9 may have the fingerprint scanner built into the screen. The upcoming smartphone may stick on to the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It is likely to run on Android Oreo latest update that ensures few extra features. The device surely comes in with the refreshed look and added features.
As of now, we are not sure of what features Samsung is planning to include in its flagship model. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in UAE is set according to the features rendered. Hope that we can have a better idea about Galaxy Note 9, after the launch of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
The expected Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in UAE, Dubai is AED 3999
Apple launched the hottest model iPhone X recently and rumours already took its way to the next iPhone release. Since it is not officially announced, we are not sure of the name given to upcoming iPhone. For the time being, let us assume it to be iPhone 11.
The successor of iPhone X is expected to be unwrapped in mid-September as Galaxy Note 9. Apart from iPhone 11 in UAE, Apple is even planning to launch iPhone SE2. Few sources suggest that the next two upcoming iPhones will sport OLED panels with 6.3 inches and 5.8 inches screen size. It is expected to launch another LCD model measuring 6.1 inches.
It would feature all screen design, Face ID recognition camera, and wireless charging with no home button. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI analyst, the new iPhones may come with inbuilt Touch ID fingerprint scanner which is definitely a technological challenge. But still, we can expect the same feature to be implemented in 2018 iPhones.
It seems that the Apple is aiming at Gigabit LTE support iPhones which clears the way to next-generation 5G. With this technology, the device can track the signal from far away towers and ensures maximum download speed. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 already supports this Gigabit LTE but iPhone X doesn’t have the same feature.
The upcoming smartphone from Apple may not feature true depth rear camera. According to KGI securities, Apple is focusing on the front facing true-depth camera. Though the price of iPhone 11 in UAE is expected to be huge, it worth to pay for.
The Nokia’s upcoming smartphone is Nokia 9. New leak confirms the design of the upcoming Android flagship. The Finnish company seems to prepare for something big in the next launch.
It may have 5.7 inches touch display with 1440 X 2560 screen resolution. It is expected to show off its first look in January 2018. The Nokia 9 in UAE, successor of Nokia 8 may have a larger screen with the full-screen display. It is secured by the Gorilla Glass 5 protection and few leaked images show that the device holds glass covering at the rear end.
The Nokia 9 is rumoured to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It packs in a 4GB of RAM and non-expandable 64 GB internal storage. The device may be paired up with a 22MP rear camera and 12MP selfie camera. Nokia 9 may run on Android 7.1 Nougat (soon upgradeable to Android Oreo) and can include non-removable 3800mAh Li-Ion battery.
Being one of the biggest brands in the smartphone market, Android phones from HMD global are quite different from its rivals. Nokia focuses on customer everyday experience with smartphone and features accordingly.
Samsung Galaxy S9
In these recent years, Samsung has come up with many smartphones with top-notch features. Now, in 2018 the Korean company is planning for the Samsung Galaxy S9 featuring high-end specifications. Along with S9, Samsung may also launch another two high-end smartphones S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9.
We can expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone launch in February 2018. The Bell reports state that Samsung has already started working on Galaxy S9 with the codename ‘Star’.
So, how would Samsung Galaxy S9 probably look like? Well, as per the track records, we can expect the design to be a replica of Galaxy S8 with minor tweaks. We could see the curved edges over right and left edges. Fingerprint sensor can now be located below the camera.
As for the screen, we might think that it holds the same Quad HD Super AMOLED screen supporting the 2K display. However, rumours also suggest that Samsung is looking for the device featuring 4K display. If not in Galaxy S9, but we are sure that Samsung will feature 4K in futuristic smartphones.
It is likely to include Snapdragon 845/ Exynos 9810 chipset depending on the location. It supports LTE modem that ensures download speed up to 1.2 Gps.
The new fingerprint scanner can take its place into the notch at the bottom of the screen. However, Samsung is planning something innovative for unlocking a phone. Apart from this, 3D sensor front camera is another latest innovation that we can see in the upcoming smartphone. Rumors roll out about the upcoming model that features dual-lens camera setup as well.
Though everything sounds to be rumoured, if these features come out to be true then it would be a great hit for the Korean company.
Another Android flagship from Nokia is Nokia Edge. It is expected to make its debut in March 2018. The Nokia smartphone comes in with 5.2 inches FHD scratch resistant display with a screen resolution at 1080 X 920 pixels.
The device is powered by Octa-core MediaTek MT6755 processor. The octa-core CPU and 3GB RAM ensures smooth functioning of the device. It even packs in 32 GB of expandable internal storage up to 128 GB and graphics processor.
Nokia Edge runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and is backed up with non-removable Li-ion 3600 mAh battery. As for the camera setup, it houses 23MP rear camera with face detection, auto focus, HDR, panorama, Touch focus and digital zoom technology.
Thanks to the LED flash technology, that supports to capture sharp images even in low light conditions. On the front end, you can have better selfie as well as better video calling capability with a 13MP selfie shooter. To mention, the upcoming Nokia smartphone does not support optical image stabilization.
To ensure great graphical performance, the device is coupled with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The device may come up with different color variants like Black, Grey, and white shades. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual SIM support, 4G, Type-C port, and GPS.
Along with these smartphones, Huawei is planning to launch the powerful Huawei Mate 20 in UAE.
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