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Top 5 Best Upcoming Smartphones Of 2017: Nokia D1C, Surface Phone, Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Plus?

By Cameron , Dec 15, 2016 05:13 PM EST
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Although flagships and smartphones come and go, we still can't wait to anticipate what's new and what's in. Here is a quick look at the best upcoming smartphones of 2017.

Nokia D1C

There are no official specs yet, but based on the rumors, the Nokia D1C will come in two models and will feature two different screen sizes: 5 inches and 5.5 inches. The device will feature a 16 MP and a 13 MP camera. It will be running on Android 7.0 Nougat and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. The internal memories are 16 GB with 2 GB of RAM ($150) and 16 GB with 3 GB of RAM ($200).

Surface Phone

According to the reports, Microsoft could be realizing 3 models next year. About its specs and features, there has been no official announcement yet. What we do know is that Microsoft has been planning for a long time to build something that has all the internal reminiscent of a laptop, but wrapped in a mobile device.

Samsung Galaxy S8

For its body dimensions, there are no confirmed specs yet. The display screen type is a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The display screen size is 5.7 inches with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.

The Galaxy S8 will run on Android OS, v7.0 and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
Exynos 8895 Octa. For its internal memory, the device is said to feature 64 GB with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB with 6 GB of RAM. The device will feature a dual-lens 12 MP camera for its primary camera and 8 MP for its secondary camera. For its videos, it shoots in 2160p@60fps and 1080p@120fps. The price of this device is expected to be around $810.

Apple iPhone 8

About the iPhone 8, it is hard to tell what the specific features are. All we know that according to reports, Apple will launch 3 models for the iPhone. One iPhone will be the iPhone 8, the other will be the iPhone 8 Plus, and lastly, an unnamed flagship that will feature the best of the best of what Apple has to offer. About its price tags, it is said that the unnamed iPhone will be cost more than the two.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Plus?

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was just released last November. What makes this phone special is that is it the first phone to ever feature Google's "Tango" technology. Though it was well received, its features were kinda rough on the edges and needed some upgrades. Perhaps by next year, this "augmented reality" that was featured in the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be more sophisticated.

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