The last quarter of 2017 brought us some downright excellent smartphones. Between the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Note 8, consumers have more fantastic options than ever when choosing a new device. It's now the perfect opportunity for Samsung to set the tone for 2018 smartphones with their exceptional S9 and S9+.
HTC is heading in a strange direction lately. Instead of releasing just one flagship in the spring season, they released two top-tier phones, with one having last year's specs and both having last year's design. They were also supposed to manufacture both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, but Google was unimpressed by the HTC-made Pixel 2 XL and looked to LG for the bigger device. Now it seems, HTC isn't finished yet.
OnePlus surprised the mobile industry last year when it revealed the OnePlus 3T in November, an improved version of the OnePlus 3 that came out just months earlier in June. While many thought this was a fluke, history has repeated itself with the arrival of the OnePlus 5T.
The LG V30 has finally been announced and was rumored to be released sometime in September, but September has come and is almost gone, while LG fans have been waiting anxiously. The V series offers a more robust media experience when compared to LG's other flagship, the LG G6. Since the phone has been announced, we do have all of the details for the third flagship in LG's V series, and believe me, it's sounds like it'll be worth the wait.
Although marked by initial scandals, many regard the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as some of the best Android devices money can buy. With that precedent set, all Android users should be excited for whatever Google is cooking up with its third Pixel device, as their 2017 offerings have set the bar rather high.
After TCL licensed the name and rights of the iconic BlackBerry brand, they've brought it from the brink of obscurity to a somewhat competitive form. Products such as the KEYone were well-received by critics, merging the iconic keyboard with traditional smartphone design. And it looks a sequel to this device is coming soon.
After two years of poor sales, LG decided to shake up its mobile division. New executives are at the helm, and changes to their flagship lineups are already underway. The LG G series and the V series have already seen their share of shakeups, and it looks like this year, consumers will get a new device, the LG V35.
The ZTE Axon 7 was a well-received phone that offered flagship specs at a midrange price. But at this point, the phone's nearly two years old and many have been wondering when a successor was coming. This year, ZTE announced they will finally release the Axon 9, and we now have a fresh set of leaked specs.
The iPhone X was released several months ago, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus dropped right before it, but now everyone's gearing up for the 2018 iPhone releases. The rumor mill regarding the iPhone X's successor started churning out speculations on names, cameras, display size, and more, almost immediately.