As we push into 2018 we’re starting to hear about replacements coming to replace popular devices from last year. Some of these rumors are vague, but many others are firming up as we push away from the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch into the spring and summer months.
If you’re in the hunt for a new phone right now don’t expect the decision to come easy. 2017’s smartphone crop was excellent and includes household names like the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Google Pixel 2.
You’ve also got to deal with the rumored devices from 2018 which, as of right now, include a bigger iPhone X model, a new Galaxy Note, and a potential successor for the popular 4-inch iPhone SE. None of the phones are official, save for one, but rumors continue to emerge as we make our way toward their respective launch windows.
Today we want to take you through the 2018 phones you should know about before you buy your next device. This guide outlines what we currently know about these phones and when you can expect them to land on shelves.
We’re starting off with phones that are currently rumored. We certainly expect more than seven exciting phones in 2018, but these are the rumors that’ve caught our eye and the device’s that need to be on your radar as we press deeper into 2018.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still a great phone, made even better by the Android Oreo upgrade and a cheaper price tag. That said, before you commit to one or the other, you'll want to dig into Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors.
Samsung confirmed the Galaxy Note 9 at MWC 2018 in February and Galaxy Note 9 rumors are starting to pickup as we move away from the Galaxy S9 release date. We still don't have an official list of features, but the potential changes we've heard about are exciting.
Rumors suggest Samsung is toying with a new fingerprint sensor, a larger display, and a bigger battery for improved performance. The company is also testing Android 8.1 Oreo on the device behind the scenes.
We don't have a firm date for the Galaxy Note 9 launch, but Samsung typically launches its Galaxy S line in August ahead of the iPhone.
The Galaxy Note 9 looks like it'll be a worthy successor for the Galaxy Note 9 and a solid alternative to big screen devices like the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.