The wikionthego introduces the most anticipated smart phones of the year: from the new Galaxy S9 to the three frameless iPhone.

To judge what will be smart phones in 2018, you can by the last flagships of last year, the latest announcements and simply rumors. All this clearly demonstrates the main trends.

  • Screens with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Panels of this format will be equipped with both flagships and devices in the class below. A vivid example of the introduction to the available models are the recently introducedXiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus.
  • Frameless displays. The race for the reduction of the framework is just beginning. In the coming year, smartphones like Xiaomi Mi MIX 2and iPhone X will become more and more.
  • Face recognition systems. With the filing of Apple, such technologies have already begun to introduce manufacturers from China.
  • Portrait mode of shooting. It is already available on many current flagships, and in 2018 the quality of the shooting with blurring of the background will only grow. Smartphones Pixel 2and 2 XL Google has proved that for this even a second camera may not be needed.
  • Accelerated charging. It is in 2018 that the introduction of superfast charge, announced earlier, including from Meizu and Oppo, should begin.
  • Integrated fingerprint scanners. These are invisible sensors in the inactive state, hidden directly on the screen of the smartphone. Officially, such modules have already been submitted by Synaptic.

Long wait for new smartphones will not have to. Already at the beginning of this year, the first flagships should be presented at major exhibitions, and a little later – and the models are simpler. Which of these smartphones should be expected and why, we will now tell.

Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9 +

Announcement: February 27th.

The main external difference from the predecessors will be the location of the fingerprint scanner: it will be placed under the camera lens, like the Galaxy A8 and A8+. In this case, Galaxy S9+ will receive a dual photo module, and S9 will inherit the single. Among the innovations of both models are mentioned the stereo speakers from AKG, which would be very handy. It is in terms of sound that Samsung’s flagships are still inferior to competitors.

As for the user’s face recognition system, the opinions of the sources are different. Some are confident that such technology in Samsung smart phones will indeed appear, while others report the improvement of the company’s iris scanner. In any case, you can unlock the Smartphone not only with a fingerprint.

Most likely, in the transition from the Galaxy S8 / S8+ to S9 / S9+ there will be little sense. However, if the “eight” did not suit you, for example, because of the inconveniently located fingerprint scanner, then the novelties may well be of interest. Also, models should attract those who just want to possess the best flagship of Samsung.


Nokia 9

Announcement: January-February.

This flagship Smartphone is credited with a 5.5-inch OLED screen, a dual main camera and a dual front. Due to the narrow framework, the model against the background of the current analogs will be relatively compact. Present it should either within the CES in early January, or at the MWC in late February – early March. Such a Smartphone should appeal to all fans of the net version of Android and, of course, long-time fans of the Finnish brand.



Announcement: February-March.

This model is developed on the basis of LG V30 + and in fact will become its slightly more compact and technically improved version. Wait is as narrow a frame, a dual main camera and a high-quality audio system, developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen.

According to rumors, one of the main differences from the predecessors will be the corporate eye iris scanner combined with the front camera. This technology is already patented by the manufacturer, which means that it can be used in a novelty. Among the more questionable leaks is the mention of a photosensor with aperture f / 1.4, which can make LG G7 one of the best in terms of night photography. With a similar sensor or different from it, the G7 should be an interesting alternative to Samsung’s flagships.


Huawei P20 (P11)

Announcement: February.

According to the January rumors, Huawei will replace the naming system for top-end smartphones and will soon introduce three P20 flagships at once. All of them will receive three rear cameras capable of providing a 5x hybrid zoom, a high-quality background blur effect and the ability to take pictures with a resolution of 40 megapixels.

Huawei P20 and P20 Plus will be equipped with front-end fingerprint scanners in the button below the display. Huawei P20 Pro from them should be markedly different. It will have about the same display as the iPhone X, and the fingerprint sensor will be located on the rear panel. Perhaps all the models from this trio will be holders of the face recognition system, which was announced back in November.

Meizu M15 Plus

Announcement: February-March.

It will be a jubilee Smartphone of the company, which will be equipped with a screen 18: 9 with rounded narrow frames and a dual main camera. Also, he is credited with a fingerprint scanner, located on the side, like the Sony Xperia smartphones.

Perhaps, it is in this flagship that Meizu will first use super-fast super mCharge charging, presented in February 2017. With its help, a battery with a capacity of 3 000 mAh from 0 to 100% can be charged in just 20 minutes. It is possible that this frameless will be equipped with the top-end processor Exynos, which will significantly increase its chances of competition with the flagships of A-brands.


Xiaomi Mi7

Announcement: March-April.

According to rumors, this Smartphone will receive a 5.65-inch display with narrow frames and a proprietary system for recognizing the user in the face. The latter should work on the same principle as the Face ID in the iPhone X. The main camera of the flagship will again be dual, but the resolution of the sensors will be 12 and 20 megapixels. Also Mi7 will support wireless and accelerated charging from Qualcomm. The main advantage against the background of analogues will again be a relatively low price.


Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Announcement: May.

This model will be similar in size to the current Mi Max 2, but the diagonal of the screen will increase to 7 inches. This will be achieved through the use of trendy IPS-panels in 18: 9 formats with narrow frames. The tablet will be released in versions with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and a more powerful Snapdragon 660. In both cases, the battery capacity will increase to 5 500 mAh, fast charging will be supported. Such a device will be an excellent choice for those who like to watch movies on the Smartphone and play mobile games.


iPhone 2018

Announcement: September.

In the autumn of 2018, Apple will again introduce three models of the iPhone, each of which will have an unusual screen in the style of the iPhone X. The diagonal of the first will be 5.8 inches, the second – 6.1, and the third – 6.5. The matrices, resolution and density of the pixels will be different. Similarly, with prices.

If you believe the rumors, the most affordable is the medium-sized novelty, which will cost from $ 650. From the whole trio, she can become the sole owner of the metal case. In the other two, a glass backdrop will be preserved. The Face ID camera will receive all three smart phones.

Running just three frameless models, different in size and price, will be a real holiday for Apple fans. Find among the novelties an option will be loved by those who are interested in the actual iPhone X too expensive and the iPhone 8 plus is too big.