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The Essential Guide to 2017 Smartphone Release Dates, Specs, Videos, and Rumors

Everything you need to know about more than 30 of the hottest smartphones coming in 2017 Looking for a list of the best smartphones coming out in 2017? From Apple and Samsung to HTC and even Nokia, below you’ll find release dates, specs, videos, and rumors for 30+ smartphones to be launched in 2017. Apple The rumor mill has it that Apple will “skip” the iPhone 7s and jump straight to the iPhone 8 for the 10th anniversary release of its flagship smartphone. Others believe the iPhone 8 – which might be being developed under the codename “Ferrari” – will be released alongside the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus. Other rumors peg the 2017 iPhone release to include three different models: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and a yet-to-be named exclusive flagship (perhaps the iPhone Pro). iPhone 8 Anticipated release date
  • September 2017
Rumored price
  • $649 to $849
Rumored features and specs
  • Glass body; possible special ceramic edition
  • Wireless charging (potentially long-range, up to 15 feet)
  • Edge-to-edge borderless screen (could be a curved, plastic OLED)
  • No physical home button or bezels – Touch ID embedded into or under glass
  • Facial recognition and/or iris scanning
  • Apple A11 processor, motion co-processor
  • Dual camera (16/12MP rear camera; 8MP front camera)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Improved haptic feedback
  • Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Two-piece logic board
  • Redesigned speakers for a thinner phone
  • New red color
iPhone 8 rumors video iPhone 8 Plus The iPhone 8 Plus will likely feature the same basic specs as the iPhone 8, albeit with a larger screen (rumored to be between 5.5 and 5.9 inches). The Plus might also sport a curved glass back. Some rumors claim the iPhone 8 Plus will be released in two different models – one sporting an LED screen, the other an advanced OLED screen (the codename “Ferrari” has also been associated with the OLED Plus model). The screen might be flexible or even foldable. Anticipated release date
  • September 2017
Rumored price
  • $769 to $969
iPhone anniversary flagship This rumored yet-to-be-named iPhone could represent a dramatic shift in design, though few details are available. It might also be the model referenced under the “Ferrari” codename. Anticipated release date
  • September 2017
Rumored price
  • Perhaps $1,200
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Samsung Samsung is gearing up to release a slate of new smartphones in 2017. We can expect the next generation in its flagship series, the Galaxy S8; though the most anticipated new Samsung device might be the Note 8 – which is bound to be an improvement over the Note 7 disaster. Perhaps even more intriguing, Samsung is rumored to be developing a foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X. Samsung Galaxy S8 Anticipated release date
  • April 2017
  • Some rumors speculate February or March 2017 release dates
Rumored price
  • $850
Rumored features and specs
  • Curved, edge-to-edge 5.1-inch 4K display (no flat version available)
  • “Beast Mode” for enhanced performance (the opposite of battery saving mode)
  • Bixby AI assistant (to rival Siri)
  • Optional S Pen
  • 3.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 830 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • Dual-lens camera (30MP multi-sensor rear camera, 8MP autofocus front camera)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Iris scanner
  • No headphone jack
  • No home button
  • Foldable display
  • Android Nougat with TouchWiz
  • Embedded fingerprint scanner
  • USB-C port
  • 64 GB, 128 GB, and/or 256 GB options
  • 4200 mAh battery
  • Dual micro SD cards
  • An “Edge” version could also be released, though this might also be the “Plus” if Samsung decides to go with curved screens for both devices
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus The Galaxy S8 Plus is rumored to boast the same features as the S8, but with a larger screen that could be anywhere from 5.7 to 6.2 inches. Anticipated release date
  • April 2017
  • Some rumors speculate February or March 2017 release dates
Rumored price
  • $900
Galaxy S8 rumors videos Additional reading Samsung Galaxy Note 8 After the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 recall, Samsung will seek to redeem itself with a new, improved, non-exploding version of its popular Note series. Some speculate Samsung might give the line a new moniker to distance it from the Note 7’s failure. Anticipated release date
  • Likely August 2017
  • Possibility of an earlier release alongside Galaxy S8
Rumored price
  • $850
Rumored features and specs
  • VR-capable, 5.7-inch/6.2-inch 4K, Quad HD or Super AMOLED edge-to-edge display
  • Batteries supplied by LG; could reach 50% charge in 15 minutes
  • Dual-screen display
  • S Pen
  • Waterproof
  • Foldable screen
  • Snapdragon 830 or 835 processor
  • Two size options: 5.7-inch and 6.2 inch
  • 6 GB to 8 GB RAM
  • JBL-tuned speakers
  • Bixby AI assistant
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Iris scanner
Galaxy Note 8 rumors video Additional reading Samsung Galaxy X Will Samsung release a foldable smartphone in 2017? That’s the rumor, and though few details are available the company has received several patents related to folding phones – and even demoed a prototype in 2014. Potential release date
  • Late 2017
Rumored price
  • $650+
Rumored features and specs
  • “Clamshell” folding design
  • Display might be approximately 5 inches folded, 8 inches unfolded
  • Seamless screen that could be 4K or 1080 HD OLED
  • Curved bottom that makes screen edge visible when closed – could serve as information ticker
  • Could feature an “accordion-like” hinge or other type of hinge, hinge could have display capabilities
  • Front and rear cameras
  • Snapdragon processor (620, 820, or 830)
  • 3GB to 6GB RAM
  • microSD slot
Galaxy X rumors video Additional reading Samsung Galaxy A-series Samsung will be releasing three new phones under the A-series name, and have suggested a water-resistant design in a teaser released prior to the January CES show. All three smartphones will also include a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. Anticipated release date
  • January 5, 2017 announcement, mid-January release
Rumored price
  • A7: $499
  • A5: $399
  • A3: $329
Rumored features and specs A3
  • 4.7-inch display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
A5
  • trong5.2-inch display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 3300 mAh battery
  • Several colors including Pearl Black
A7
  • 5.7-inch display
  • 3500 or 3600 mAh battery
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 MP rear and front cameras
Galaxy A-series rumors video Additional reading Galaxy J7 Samsung will improve upon the 2016 J7 with a new model that features an updated, clean design. Anticipated release date
  • April 2017
Rumored price
  • Around $200
Rumored features and specs
  • Flat rear panel
  • Rear metallic strip housing camera
  • Side edge speaker
  • 5.5-inch AMOLED 1080 display
  • microUSB port
  • Headphone jack
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 5PM front camera
  • microSD slot
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LG LG is expected to launch updates for the G6 and Stylus 3 in 2017; plus, it’s K-series line and a rumored new phone that has not been announced. LG G6 Unlike the G5, early renders depict the G6 with a flat display and there appears to be no compatibility with the G5’s “Friends” accessories. Anticipated release date
  • Late February/Early March 2017
Rumored price
  • $650
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.3-inch to 5.6-inch display; could be 4K OLED or Quad HD LCD
  • Snapdragon 830 Qualcomm Octa-core 3.7 GHz processor
  • 64 or 128 GB internal memory, expandable to more than 128GB
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • 24 MP dual rear camera
  • 7 MP unified front camera
  • 2800, 3000, or 4200 mAh battery
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Waterproof
  • Wireless charging, with 50% charge in 30 minutes
  • Non-modular, which means battery will be non-removable
  • Glossy and matte finishes; might feature a highly-metallic back panel
LG G6 rumors video Additional reading LG Stylus 3 The low-priced Stylus 3 may feature a stylus with off-screen note-taking capabilities plus a proximity sensor to prevent stylus loss. Anticipated release date
  • Early 2017 to Q2 2017
Rumored price
  • Around $200
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.7-inch display
  • 720 x 1280 pixel resolution
  • Android Nougat
  • MediaTek MT6750 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage
  • 256 capacity microSD slot
  • 13 MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • FM radio
  • 3200 mAh battery
  • Titan and pink gold colors
LG Stylus 3 rumors video Additional reading LG K-series Four new K-series devices will offer mid-range smartphone options in 2017. Anticipated release date
  • Early 2017 to Q2 2017
Rumored prices
  • Not yet available, but likely budget-friendly
Rumored features and specs K10
  • 5.3-inch LCD display
  • 32GB storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • Removable 2800 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Black, gold, and tan colors
K8
  • 5-inch LCD display
  • 16GB storage
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 13MP rear camera, 5PM front camera
  • Removable 2500 mAh battery
  • Silver, tan, gold, and dark blue colors
K4
  • 5-inch LCD display
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP camera
  • Removable 2500 mAh battery
  • Black and tan colors
K3
  • 4.5-inch LCD display
  • 8GB storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP camera
  • Removable 2100 mAh battery
  • Black color
LG K-series rumors video Additional reading LG X Series Both the X Power 2 and the new X Caliber are expected to be announced in January 2017; however, little is known about either device. Anticipated release date
  • January 2017
Rumored features and specs X Power 2
  • 5.3-inch display
  • 13MP wide angle camera
X Caliber
  • IP68 waterproof certification
Additional reading HTC We might see as many as five new HTC smartphones in 2017, notably the HTC 11, HTC X10, and HTC Ocean – which might be a series of three mid-range phones. HTC 11 HTC’s premium flagship is due for an update after last year’s HTC 10 fell short in some specs. Anticipated release date
  • Late February to early April 2017, though some speculate it might come later
Rumored price
  • $799
Rumored features and specs
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC ‘s Sense 8 UI
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 5.5-inch display
  • 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • Dual-camera
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera
  • 3700 mAh battery
HTC 11 rumors video Additional reading HTC X10 This update over the mid-range HTC X9 smartphone should be available in early 2017. Anticipated release date
  • January 2017
Rumored price
  • $288
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.5-inch HD LCD display with 1080×1920 resolution
  • MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
HTC X10 rumors video Additional reading HTC Ocean Recent evidence suggests the rumored HTC Ocean might be a series of three phones: the HTC Ocean Master, Ocean Note, and Ocean Smart. Anticipated release date
  • January 2017
Rumored price
  • Unknown
Rumored features and specs
  • No physical buttons – “Sense Touch” feature
  • Snapdragon 835 processor
  • Note version might be a phablet with 64GB and 128GB storage options
HTC Ocean rumors video Additional reading Nokia Nokia is expected to make its return to the smartphone market with three phones in early 2017. Nokia P1 Likely Nokia’s flagship Android smartphone, the P1 will feature high-end specs. Anticipated release date
  • February 2017
Rumored price
  • Unknown
Rumored features and specs
  • Metal shell
  • 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD 2560×1440 AMOLED display options
  • IP68 waterproofing
  • Snapdragon 821 or 835 processor
  • 3GB to 6GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • 23MP rear camera
  • 3700 mAh battery
Nokia P1 rumors video Additional reading Nokia C1 The Nokia C1 is rumored to be an upper-mid-range phone with mixed specs. Anticipated release date
  • February 2017
Rumored price
  • $150
Rumored features and specs
  • 5-inch full HD display
  • Snapdragon 830 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options
  • Dual rear camera (16/12MP)
Nokia C1 rumors video Additional reading Nokia D1C A mid-range Nokia smartphone will accompany the launch of the P1 and C1. Anticipated release date
  • February 2017
Rumored price
  • Unknown
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • Second option with 5-inch display and 2GB RAM
Nokia D1C rumors video Additional reading OnePlus 4/5 The next release in the OnePlus flagship lineup will likely be the OnePlus 5, which skips the number 4 in succeeding the OnePlus 3. Why? The number 4 is considered unlucky in Asia. Anticipated release date
  • Most likely between April and June 2017, though it could be released as early as March
Rumored price
  • $420
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.3-inch Quad HD AMOLED display
  • Glass body
  • Waterproof
  • Snapdragon 830 or 835 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • Dual camera
  • 3500 to 4000 mAh battery
  • Black, white, blue, gold, and ceramic color options
OnePlus 4/5 rumors video Additional reading Microsoft Surface Phone Lots of rumors are swirling around the release of Microsoft’s upcoming 2017 Surface Phone, primarily related to the number of variants it will offer as well as the actual date of release. Anticipated release date
  • April 2017, though some speculate it will come later in the year
Rumored price
  • $699 to $1,099
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display
  • Windows 10
  • Snapdragon 835
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64 GB and 128 GB memory
  • Micro-SD support
  • 64-bit Intel processor
  • 21 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Surface pen
  • USB-C port
  • 3 variants: Consumer, Business, Enthusiast
Microsoft Surface Phone rumors video Additional Reading BlackBerry Mercury BlackBerry looks to maintain a presence in the smartphone market with 2017’s Mercury. Anticipated release date
  • January 2017
Rumored price
  • $500
Rumored features and specs
  • Physical keyboard
  • 3:2 aspect ratio
  • 4.5-inch full HD display
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • USB-C port
  • Snapdragon 625 or 821 processor
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 3400 mAh battery
  • 18MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • Could be destined for Verizon-exclusive release
BlackBerry Mercury rumors video Additional reading Sony Xperia XZ/X2 The jury’s still out on what Sony’s next flagship smartphone will be called, and rumored specs are few and far between. Anticipated release date
  • Perhaps January or February 2017
Rumored price
  • Unknown
Rumored features and specs
  • 5-inch, 5.2-inch, or 5.5-inch 4K display
  • 23MP rear camera, 13MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 821 or 830 Snapdragon processor
  • 32GB storage
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • microSD slot
  • Metal design
  • USB-C port
Sony Xperia XZ rumors video Additional reading Huawei P10 The P10 could pave the path for Huawei – the world’s third-largest smartphone maker – to carve out market share in the U.S. Anticipated release date
  • April 2017
Rumored price
  • $530 to $650
Rumored features and specs
  • 5.5-inch curved QHD display
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Wireless charging
  • Dual lens 12MP to 20MP rear camera, 8MP to 12MP front camera
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • USB-C port
  • Kirin 960 processor
  • 4GB to 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB storage
  • Black, white, and rose gold color options
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