Samsung Galaxy 8

Snapdragon 835 ARM chip and a USB Type-Cport. The iris scanner from the Note7 will

probably also make a comeback in the GS8. It’s

rumored Samsung will remove the 3.5mm

headphone jack, though. You can also expect it

to launch running Android Nougat with

Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, which isn’t bad

these days.

OnePlus 4

With Google’s discontinuation of the budget-

oriented Nexus flagships, OnePlus finds itself in

a very strong position. The OnePlus 3 and 3T

are powerful phones available for very

competitive prices; they are the best available in

the “budget flagship” category. That makes the

2017 OnePlus 4 something to look forward t

There have been some wildly successful phonereleased in 2016, as well as some monumental

flops. The question is, should you get one of

2016’s best Android phones or wait and see

what happens in 2017? Committing to a new

phone is a risk—there’s always something else

just around the corner. Maybe one of those

devices will be exactly what you want in a

phone. Before you make a purchase, you should

know what’s coming. These are the upcoming

Android phones you might want to wait on.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung is just coming off the stunning

blunder that was the Galaxy Note7. This phone

launched with very positive reviews, but a

battery defect caused the phone to catch fire

much more often than other devices. Samsung

is looking to regain consumer trust with the

Galaxy S8, which will launch sometime in the

first half of 2017. It was originally believed to be

slated for an unveiling at Mobile World

Congress in late February, but that might be

pushed back now.

The Galaxy S8 will again use Samsung’s latest

Super AMOLED displays, but 2017 might be the

year flat Samsung phones start fading away.

The “Edge” variants (see above) have been

selling far better, so Samsung might just stick

with that design for both a small and large

variant of the phone. The resolution is unclear,

but a move to 4K is plausible considering

Samsung’s interest in virtual reality. If any

display manufacturer can make 4K AMOLED

displays viable on mobile, it’s Samsung.

It will most likely have a next-generation

Snapdragon 835 ARM chip and a USB Type-C

port. The iris scanner from the Note7 will

probably also make a comeback in the GS8. It’s

rumored Samsung will remove the 3.5mm

headphone jack, though. You can also expect it

to launch running Android Nougat with

Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, which isn’t bad

these days.

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