With all the major launches this year out of the way, we're left to look forward to 2017. Upcoming phones are way more interesting than what's currently available; that's just the way it is! There are already plenty of speculations and leaks in circulation about next year's two biggest launches, Samsung's Galaxy S8 flagship is pegged to arrive on February 26, while Apple's next-gen iPhone, the one expected to be a massive overhaul. Microsoft's Surface Phone is a complete game-changer and also the HTC 11 rumored specs will blow us away.
These companies, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and HTC are the biggest players in the space. They command sales, profit margins, and headlines. The iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8, Surface phone and HTC 11 are looking likely to be even more of a big deal.
The Microsoft Surface Phone
It's more likely that the Microsoft Surface Phone is set to be powered by Qualcomm's brand-new Snapdragon 835 chipset. Many believe it could also have a whopping 6GB of RAM.The Surface Phone is anticipated to sport a 20-megapixel rear and 8 mp for the front with a Carl Zeiss lens and dual camera.Microsoft's intention, say the sources, is to make the future Surface phone a true alternative to a PC, using both this feature and Continuum.
The Samsung S8 And S8 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to come in two sizes, a 5-inch (Galaxy s8) and 6-inch (Galaxy S8 Plus) Also believed will be powered by 835 Qualcomm's Snapdragon Chip. It is also set to sport a 4k design, 8 GB RAM, 30 MP for the rear and 9 MP for the front. Moreover, under the hood is a massive 4200 mAh battery life alongside a 64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards. Galaxy s8 will run the latest Android Nougat.
The iPhone 8
Rumors said the next-gen iPhone will come in three sizes 4.7 inches, 5.5 inches, and 5.8 inches with Curved OLED. Storages come with 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage. CPU is the A11 processor. Equipped with 4GB RAM. For the camera, an 8MP front shooter for selfies and a 12MP dual-lens for the main. Also, will feature dual-OIS and 4K video recording. Some of the new added features are Iris scanner and wireless charging. Also, rumors rounding up, iPhone 8 will come bezel-less without a home button.
The HTC 11
HTC 11 will come with 5.5-inch QHD (1440x2560) display and set to run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat customized with the HTC's Sense 8 UI. Comes with a dual-camera setup. HTC 11 will sport a 12-megapixel each on the rear side, considering the front-facing camera is believed to be an 8-megapixel shooter for selfies. The HTC 11 is also set to powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU. It is set to pack a whopping 8GB of RAM. Under the hood is 3700 mAh Battery life.