7 of the Hottest Smartphones that will be Released in 2018

The past year has been an incredible year for smartphones. In that year, we almost got rid of the bezels, improved the battery life, introduced face unlock, the iris scanner, dual camera setup, and so on.

Now that a New Year has come, it is time to find out what will be the trend-setters for this year. Continue reading to find out the most anticipated smartphones of 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 will definitely be one of the hottest smartphones in 2018. While the Galaxy S8 had it all, it will be interesting to see what Samsung does to make the S9 stand out. First of all, the device is likely to be powered by the all-new 7nm Snapdragon 845 or the Exynos 9810 processor. While the device will certainly keep the infinity display, the chances are high that there will be a plus version with a larger screen size. What’s more, you can expect to get the fingerprint scanner embedded on the front along with a bump in the RAM and storage capacity.

Nokia 9

While Nokia 8 is already on sale, Nokia 9 will be the flagship device for the company in 2018. Industry experts expect the device to have a larger 5.7-inch display with a 16:9 contrast ratio. Also, expect to find a dual 13MP camera on the back with dedicated RGB and monochrome sensors. It is also expected to keep the unique Bothie photo mode introduced by Nokia 8. Regarding the performance, you might get a powerful combination of the Snapdragon 835 with Adreno 540 and 6GB of RAM.

iPhone 9

Everyone knows that the iPhone X was launched to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Apple. While the device was premium and incredibly high-priced, Apple has confirmed that the future devices will get inspiration from this device. That means we can expect the upcoming iPhone 9 to look a lot like the iPhone X. Some people are also guessing that the company will move from stainless steel to aluminum back to reduce the price. However, some things like the Face ID and the 19:9 aspect ratio for the display. You can also expect to get the iPhone 9 in multiple sizes.


LG usually releases two flagship devices in a year, with one from their G lineup during the first few months of the year. That means you can expect the LG G7 to be announced very soon. According to the rumors, the device will not introduce any major design changes, which means it could be another metal and glass sandwich design along with the drop protection and waterproofing features. The device can also be the first device to sport the brand new Snapdragon 845 processor. The display can be between 5.7 and 6 inches, while you will find all the usual options like the microSD card slot, fast charging, and USB Type-C support.

Google Pixel 3

Google’s Pixel 2 devices offer the best smartphone camera right now. And the upcoming Pixel 3 is expected to continue the trend with a further improved camera. You can also expect the new device to address the screen quality issues present in the Pixel 2 devices. It would also be better if the new device features a thinner bezel. Another thing you can take for granted is the Pixel 3 will run the Android 9.0 version, offering the original user experience. Regarding the hardware section, the chances are high that the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor with 64GB or 128GB onboard storage.

Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi releases several premium devices throughout the year, but the Mi Mix 3 will be the center of attention in 2018. We have already come across a leaked image of the rear panel, which suggests a vertical dual camera setup, rounded corners, and a perfectly positioned fingerprint sensor. Continuing with the bezel-less concept, you can expect the display to take almost the entire front side. Since this is a flagship device, you shouldn’t expect the device to come with the Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM and at least 128GB storage. It is also likely that the device will run on Android One.

OnePlus 6

It has only been a few weeks since OnePlus 5T was released. While the device is already offering the best tech specifications available right now, we wonder how OnePlus 6 is going to top that up. Some early speculations indicate the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor. Another highly talked about feature is the on-screen fingerprint sensor, which is yet to be found on any smartphone. Alternatively, the device may come with a face unlock feature as well. Since it is a OnePlus device we are talking about, you can expect a surprisingly lower price for the smartphone as well.

Final Words

And these were the hottest smartphones you are going to see in 2018. So, which of these smartphones make you the most excited? If you were to pick a smartphone from this list, which one would you pick? Let me know in the comments below.

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