12 Best Smartphones Expected to Trend in 2018

Smartphone companies made a lot of improvements, innovations and success in the year 2017 but 2018 promises to be a hit even better than the previous year. Having said that, there are some hugely anticipated smartphones that will trend in 2018 with features such as Full HD, face ID, 18:9 Bezel-less display, bigger RAM and internal memory.

However, other expected features of 2018 smartphones are Snapdragon 835 processor, Android 8.0 Oreo, wireless charging and bigger battery. At the moment, fingerprint sensors and 4G LTE are already common so they won't be a big deal in 2018.

So I have gathered the 12 Smartphones that are expected to trend next year and below is the full details.

1. Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2 (2018):
Expected Release Date: February – March 2018.

Sony is expected to release a higher version of its 2017 flagship device - the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and will call it Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2. The device is highly respected for its 4K screen and capable camera on a 5.5-inch LCD display. Rumor has it that Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2 will sport a new design and includes a 5.7-inch 4K display with support for HDR. Android Oreo Certified and 3,420mAh battery. We could also see the 18:9 Bezelless edge-to-edge display as well.
Sony Xperia XZ
2. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3:
Expected Release Date: Fall of 2018

If you recall, Xiaomi Mi Mix was among the first phones to spot the edge-to-edge, bezel-less design, then, the Mi Mix 2 followed suit but the company will definitely come up with better features for the Mi Mix 3 in 2018.
Xiaomi Mi Mix
3. Nokia 9
Expected Release Date: Spring 2018.

Nokia, now owned and controlled by HMD Global. They released some amazing phones this year and actually took the world by storm. Well, in 2018, we should expect more camera centric smartphones from the company and one of such is Nokia 9 with Zeiss optic.
Nokia 9
4. Huawei P11/Mate 11
Expected Release Date: Spring/Fall 2018.

Huawei P11 will bring an edge-to-edge display in a more affordable package than companies like Apple and Samsung, but we also expect Huawei to lead the way with its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments and with its own line of Kirin processors.

5. Moto Z3 Force
Expected Launch Date: Summer 2018

6. Essential Phone 2
Expected Release Date: Summer 2018
Essential phone
7. HTC U12
Expected Release Date: Spring 2018

When the world thought HTC is dead, they gave fans a new hope in 2017 by releasing devices no one expected from a company having financial problems. The HTC U11 is a great phone but we expect something more with the HTC U12. The device is likely to spot an edge-to-edge screen, better camera, higher Android version and of course, the processor.

8. LG G7/V40
Expected Release Date: Spring/Fall 2018

LG is a household name in the electronics industry. They launched LG V30 in 2017 with amazing design and features but could come up with more enticing features when they release LG V40 (G7) next year. At least, we will see a much improved camera features.

9. OnePlus 6/6T
Expected Release Date: Summer 2018.

We expect to see a better improvement and performance with OnePlus 6/6T

10. Google Pixel 3/3 XL
Expected Release date: Fall 2018.

Google dived fully into smartphone production and released some interesting Android phones in 2017 but we are anticipating the release of Pixel 3/3 XL which should be an improvement on the existing Pixel phones and of course, something very new.
Samsung Galaxy s9
11: Samsung Galaxy S9/Note 9
Expected release date: Spring/Fall 2018.

Samsung does not need introduction. Well, after the release of Samsung S8, the company started planning on another big project which will be delivered as Galaxy S9 and its larger-sized sibling, the S9 Plus in the spring of 2018, and the Note 9 in the fall. Reports has it that Samsung may include a revolutionary new under-screen fingerprint scanner and fix the terrible position of the fingerprint reader on the current S8/Note 8.

12. Apple iPhone Xs, 8s and 8s Plus
Expected Release Date: Fall 2018

Just like Samsung, apple needs no formal introduction especially after they introduced brands flagship device - the iPhone X which costs about $1,000. But in 2018, Apple may unveil iPhone Xs with even more features and of course, more expensive. Apple is known for introducing the latest phone designs, no wonder other brands copy them.


Which phone do you expect to use in 2018? And which feature do you really want your dream phone to have?


  1. This can never be cheap phones

  2. We will be looking forward to them sha!

  3. Its has been a year of advanced technology in the smart phone world.
    13mega pixels of camera back, was fully adopted by smart phones makers this year, finger print sensors, fast charging feature, higher ram and Rom, won't forget to add a monsters kind of battery, 18:9 ratio display all trends in 2017.

  4. No doubt next here is going to be great, because what we have seen so far here, shows that these top smartphones manufacturers have a lot to dish out, and i think competition between Samsung and Iphone is going to be more very high.
    Same competition goes with the likes of infinix and tecno.

    I just hope itel also makes some amends with their funny specs