Best New Phones Coming in 2017 & 2018: Should you Upgrade Now?


  • Apple iPhone 8 – 12 September launch
  • LG G7 – Potential January launch
  • LG V30 – 31 August launch
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – 23 August launch
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 mini – launch TBC
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 – Potential January launch
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 – 31 August launch
  • Google Pixel 2 – 5 October launch
  • Motorola Moto Z2 Force – 25 July launch
  • Nokia 8 – 16 August launch
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 – 11 September launch

The best new phones of 2017 and 2018 will offer faster performance and longer battery life. Some will use the new Snapdragon 835 chip for which headline performance figures include 25 percent faster graphics rendering and half the power consumption compared to the Snapdragon 801.

You can expect this processor to be paired with at least 4- but potentially as much as 8GB of RAM, a minimum amount of 32GB of storage, extra-large Quad-HD screens and class-leading cameras.

We’ve already seen some great smartphones announced earlier this year, including the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, LG G6, HTC U11Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xiaomi Mi6 and OnePlus 5. These are all now on sale, so we have removed them from this article. However, here are some more great phones coming in the next 12 months, including today’s launch of the new iPhones.

Apple iPhone 8

Google Pixel 2


LG V30

Microsoft Surface Phone

Motorola Moto G5s & G5s Plus

Motorola Moto Z2 Force

Nokia 8 & Nokia 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S8 mini

Samsung Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy X

Snapchat Smartphone

Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

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