When Apple introduced the iPhone X, a lot of people had frown upon its notch display. Fast forward a few months later, virtually all smartphone makers from China have incorporated the notch on their flagship phones. Apparently, this is now a trend in order to maximise the phone’s display on a smaller footprint.
While Samsung had stuck to their guns by maintaining an Infinity Display on the Galaxy S9 and S9+, their South Korean rival, LG, has succumbed to the notch design. This is the LG G7.
Following the launch of the Mate 10 series late last year, Huawei’s next focus will be their upcoming P-series smartphones. This would replace their current P10/P10 Plus/P10 lite and it will feature a Full View display like its current Mate10 and Nova 2i series.
After having two generations of dual-camera smartphones in partnership with Leica, the next flagship will come with up to three cameras at the rear. If you’re wondering how it might look like, @onleaks has revealed a couple of renders for the purported P20 and P20 Lite via TigerMobile. The model name isn’t finalised yet but Huawei has been speculated to jump from P10 straight to P20 for 2018.
The next big thing from Samsung will be the Galaxy S9 and S9+ which are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2018. While it’s still early, serial leakster @onleaks have just released more details and a full 360 render of these two flagship devices via MySmartPrice and 91mobiles.
If you don’t like the fingerprint sensor placement on the current Galaxy S8/Note8 series, you’ll be pleased to know that Samsung has finally fixed it on their upcoming models.
HTC will be introducing a new large screen smartphone very soon. After Samsung, LG and Huawei had launched their tall and skinny 18:9 display smartphones, HTC will be releasing a “FullView’ smartphone of their own that is expected to be called the HTC U11 Plus.
Sony appears to be releasing yet another Xperia flagship during IFA 2017. After introducing the Xperia XZs earlier this year, Sony will announce a new successor that’s expected to be called the Xperia XZ1.
If you’re hoping that Sony will do something drastic when it comes to design, get ready for some disappointment.
The Galaxy Note8 is Samsung’s next big thing and it is almost a year since the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 was announced last August. After serial leaker @evleaks had dropped some details on the specs, we now have some sort of visual of the upcoming productivity smartphone.
The styling looks very similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but with a slot for the S-Pen and what is likely to be a non-removable battery. This is evidenced by slot on the side which is likely to be either a SIM or a microSD expansion slot but its too soon to tell.
Video after the break.