The smartphone is a must needed gadget of our life. And they are getting more powerful. Smartphones are not only the way of communication, but they are making our life easier than ever. So everyone one is looking to have the best phone in a pocket. That’s the competition between smartphones companies is very high, and they all want to deliver best to their customers. In 2016, we’ve seen many upgraded new phones in the market like iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Galaxy S7, Note 7 and much more. Few of them were amazing, but some were failed to impress the users. But overall 2016 was a big year for smartphones. But now everyone if looking forward to 2017.
Pakistan is one of the top countries by smartphones users. Even there are million of smartphones lovers in Pakistan. And after testing the phones of 2016, now they are looking forward to the models coming in 2017. So we are going to create the list of top 10 upcoming smartphones in Pakistan during 2017.
1) Samsung Galaxy S8:
This year, Samsung launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These both models got a lot of users attention and success. So Samsung is now launching the Galaxy S8 on 26 Feb 2017. And after a month of its release, it will be available in Pakistan. Samsung is promising that the new handset will come with a better camera, slim design, higher processing power, and high storage capacity with the increase of RAM.
|Body||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel, Single/dual sim.|
|Screen||5.1 Inches super AMOLED screen with 16M PPI and the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, Multi-touch, Gorilla Glass 5, Multi-touch.|
|Operating system||Android OS, v7.0 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895 Octa|
|MEMORY||Internal memory: 64/128 GB
RAM: 6 GB
|CAMERA||Back: dual 12-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, Panorama, Auto HDR, touch focus and 2160p@60fps video recording.
Front: 8 Megapixel.
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFS, Bluetooth.|
|MORE||accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, SpO2, heart rate,|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-on battery|
|Colors||Black, white, gold, silver, pink gold|
|Release date||26 Feb 2016 (will available in Pakistan after one month of release)|
|Price in Pakistan||About RS 75000 for 64 GB and RS 80000 for 128 GB|
2) LG G6:
LG has done everything perfectly with their last model LG G5. It was one of the best smartphones in 2016. But now LG G6 will be the next phone from LG series and will be launching in the 1st quarter of 2017 and will be available very soon in Pakistan. G6 will come with some significant changes in the department of Design, Ram, ROM, Processing power and Battery life.
|Screen||5.6 Inches with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution, 4k display, Bendable display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4,|
|Camera||Back Camera: 24 Megapixels camera with Optical image stabilization plus, Dual LED, facial recognition, 3D front and back camera element, auto laser focus and Geo tagging
Front Camera: 7 Megapixels
|Memory||Internal memory: 32, 64, and 128 GB internal memory
RAM: 5 GB
|Operating sytem||Android 6.0 Operating System with Snapdragon Qualcomm Octa-core 3.0 GHz processor|
|More||Retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging, waterproof, mini projector, stylus, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint scanner, Bendable display and many coming soon.|
|Release Date||First quarter of 2016|
|Price in Pakistan||Rs 100, 000|
3) Huawei Mate 9 Pro:
Huawei Mate 9 Pro will be launch in the first week of November this year. But it will be available in Pakistan from January 2017. Mate 9 Pro will deliver a quad HD display on 6.0 Inches display. The design will be quite similar to Huawei Mate 8 . You will see the all-metal rear with parallel antenna bands on the bottom and top edges of Mate 9 Pro.
|Screen||6.0 Inches screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3, with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.
Multitouch, 490 pixels per density.
Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
|Operating system||Android OS, v7.0 with Octa-core 2.6 GHz Cortex-A53 and Hisilicon Kirin 960|
|Memory||Internal: 64/128/256 GB
RAM: 4/6 GB
|Camera:||Back Camera: 2p MP camera with 4x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, LED, face/smile detection, panorama, touch focus, Geo-tagging, and 2160p video recording
Front Camera: 8 Megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.
|More||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass.|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, USB|
|Color||Gold, Graphite, Brown, Pink, White, Black|
|Release Date||In Pakistan, It’ll be available from January 2017|
|Price in Pakistan||About 80,000 RS|
4) Sony Xperia z7:
Sony is also Going to launch their smartphone in 2017 to participate in the competition. The phone they are going to launch is Xperia z7. And it will be available from the summer of 2017. According to the experts, Z7 will be the top-line smartphone of 2017. The company has decided to feature the smartphone with 5 GB of Ram which you help you in playing games and running apps more smoothly. Z7 is expected to have a dual camera, upgraded processor, 3d features for videos and photos and much more.
|Screen||6.0 Inches screen with the resolution of 4096 x 2160.
4k display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Camera||Back: 28 Megapixel camera with 3D cinematography, 3D picture taking, auto laser focus, HDR, geo-tagging, facial recognition, Optical image stabilization and 1820p video recording.
Front: 10 Megapixel camera with 1080p video recording
|Memory||Internal memory: 32/64 Gb
RAM: 5 GB
|Operating system||Android 7.0 with Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 or 830 octa-core 3.2 GHz processor|
|More||WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, fingerprint sensor, radio, USB, etc|
|Release date||April 2017|
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5) Xiaomi Mi6:
Xiaomi Mi7 is one the best upcoming smartphone of 2017. Xiaomi is the only company that is delivering back to back the best quality handsets on lower prices. Recently, Xiaomi launched flagship device Mi5 which is getting the good response from users, so the company is now planning to launch their new model Mi6 in February 2017.
|Screen||5.3 Inches IPS, capacitive screen with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
QHD 2K Super AMOLED display
|Operating system||Android Os 7.1 with Qualcomm Deka core Snapdragon 821 processor and Adreno 541 chipset|
|Camera||Back Camera: Dual 16 and 12 Mega Pixel camera with dual LED flash auto laser focus, HDR, geo-tagging, facial recognition, Optical image stabilization and 1820p video recording.
Front Camera: 13 Mega pixel front facing camera.
|Memory||Internal Memory: 32/64.128 GB
RAM: 4 GB or 8 GB(Not yet confirmed)
|Connectivity||WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, Radio, GPS, WiFi direct, USB port|
|More||Acceleration sensors; a Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Hall Sensor; Electronic compass; Barometer, Infrared, Gyro, Multi-touch.|
|Battery||3000 mAh Battery|
|Release date||February 2017|
|Price in Pakistan||RS 53000|
6) HTC 11:
This year, HTC 10 was launched by the company, but it did not receive too much attention of users. So the company is now planning to launch HTC 11 with more improvements. Htc 11 will be available in markets from April 2017. Everyone knows Htc just because of their unique designs and According to the leaked news; Htc 11 is not only coming with a unique layout, but it will be better than iPhone 7 and Galaxy s7 in the term of work.
|Screen||5.5 Inches IPS screen with 2k display and the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.|
|Camera||Back Camera: Dual 12 Megapixel camera(More info not available yet)
Front Camera: 8 Megapixel camera
|Memory||Internal memory: 64/128 GB
RAM: 4/6 GB
|Operating system||Android OS v 7.0 Octa-core Snapdragon 830 chipset|
|Release date||In April 2017|
|Price||About 90,000 PKR|
7) OnePlus 4:
OnePlus 3 was a vast creation from the company with 6 GB of RAM, large built-in memory, beautiful design. OnePlus 3 is one of my favourite and best smartphone of all time, but now the company is going to launch their new model OnePlus 4 in the middle of 2017 with more feature, excellent design and upgraded flagship. There is no doubt that it will be one of the best smartphones of 2016.
|Screen||5.5 Inches full HD display with the resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels.
2K screen will improve the VR experience.
|Operating system||latetst oxygen 7.0 OS with Adreno 630 GPU, Quad-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 821 processor|
|Camera||Back Camera: 21 Megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, Laser AF and 4K video recording.
Front: 8 Megapixel front facing a camera.
|Memory||Internal memory: 64/128 GB
RAM: 8 GB
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (MIMO), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, 4G LTE.|
|Release date||In middle of 2017|
|Price||About 50,000 pkr|
8) Microsoft Surface Smartphone:
Everyone knows that Microsofts have products like smartwatches, laptops, and tablets. But Now they are going to launch their first smartphone in 2017 officially by the name of Microsoft Surface Phone. And it will be available in markets from Q1 of 2017. Initially, the company was planning to launch that Microsoft Surface phone in October 2016 But due to some reasons, Now it will be launch in the 1st quarter of 2017.
|Screen||5.5-inch AMOLED display with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
Clearblack Gorilla Glass 4 protection
|Operating system||Window 10 with Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) 64-bit processor|
|Camera||Back: 21 Megapixel back camera with Zeiss 6-lens
Front: 8 Megapixel front-facing camera
|Memory||Internal: 64/128 GB internal memory
RAM: 4 GB
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, RADIO, 4G LTE etc|
|Release date||Q1 of 2017|
|Price in Pakistan||About 100,000 RS|
9) Oppo Find 9:
According to the leaks, Oppo is also going to launch a smartphone Oppo Find 9 in 2017. It will be available for sale from the middle of 2017. Find 9 is coming to 4100 mAh of large battery life, 21 MP rear camera, 16 MP front-facing camera and few more massive updates.
|Screen||5.5 inches super AMOLED screen with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
401 PPI Pixel Density with 16M color
|Operating system||Android OS v 5.1 with Octa core 1.9 GHz, Mali T860 GPU, MediaTek MT6755 SoC|
|Memory||Internal: 64 GB
RAM: 4 GB
|Camera||Back: 21 MP Exmor rear camera with dual LED flash,
Front: 8 megapixel
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, GPS, USB, 4G LTE|
|Battery||4100 mAh non-removable battery|
|Release data||Middle of 2017|
|Price||Not available yet|
10) iPhone 8:
Recently, Apple has released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, and reached the milestone of success very easily. So now company is looking for their next flagship smartphone iPhone 8. and they decided to launch iPhone 8 in September 2017. The new iPhone 8 will come with a Glass body, edge to edge display, an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
|Display||5.5 Inches OLED edge to edge display|
|Memory||Internal memory: 64/128/256 GB memory
RAM: 4 GB
|Camera:||Back: Dual 14 MP and 12 MP camera with Autofocus, Optical image stabilization, rapid charging, Wireless Charging, 3D-4K Resolution, Live Photo. 2160p @ 30 fps video recording
Front: 8 Megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p @ 60 fps video recording.
|Operating system||iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.3.2,
Apple A10 Chipset
|Sensors||Barometer, Compass, dustproof, heart rate, shockproof, SPO2, thermometer, Fingerprint|
|Battery||3000 mAh non-removable camera|
|Colors||Silver/Space Grey/Gold/Rose Gold|
|Release date||Q4 of 2017|
|Price in Pakistan||Rs 120,000|
So Above is the list of top 10 upcoming smartphones in Pakistan during 2017. Hope you’ll like the list of best smartphones coming in 2017, Let us know in the comments below.
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