Better start saving up if you want to purchase one of the top upcoming mobiles of the season. There are many brands that you can find on the market, which can be categorized as premium, mid-range, or budget phone. Some of the famous brands include Samsung and Apple.
The best part about the year 2017 is that many brands are launching their phones again into the market with a promise of great features. This includes the likes of Motorola and Nokia.
For your ease, we have picked the top five upcoming mobiles which are sure to grab your attention. They have been listed down by premium, mid-range, and budget. This will make it easier for you as every phone has been divided according to its expected price.
We agree that the task of choosing a phone can be daunting, especially if you don’t know anything about the market and are unsure about the phones which are available and will be coming soon.
Upcoming Mobile Phones
To make it easier, you can read the following to know more about the upcoming mobile phones.
Premium Upcoming Phones in India
Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung is currently one of the leading phone brands. If someone is not carrying an iPhone, they will probably have a Samsung mobile.
It is presumably because of the brand name which provides users with some security and reliability. The features of the phone are quite brilliant, which is one of the reasons why we are looking forward to its arrival.
This mobile is said to be released on 10th February 2017. There is a possibility that the phone will get delayed, though.
It is a premium phone as it has a high price of Rs. 60,999. It is just the expected price, and there are chances that it will go up or down; one can never be too sure.
One thing that we know a lot of users require is the support of different networks at the same time. Lucky for us, this phone is said to have a dual SIM system. However, it does lack hybrid SIM functions.
As it is one of the upcoming mobile phones, it needs to stay updated with the market or have an edge over its competitors. The edge that this phone has is that it is completely waterproof – it can survive underwater for a long time.
The phone is also available in a variety of colors, namely gold, silver and black. It is a smartphone, and you can also use it as a phablet as it falls in that category. It is said to support a dual Nano SIM card.
There is a fingerprint scanner feature added to the phone so that you can lock it and no one will be able to open the phone. The network supported by it said to be LTE + LTE.
The body of the phone is supposed to be made of metal which makes it durable, and the metal is the sort that will not witness any scratches easily.
The premium pricing of this phone is justified as it comes with a whole bunch of features that make this phone so great. It is possible that this phone becomes the most preferred in the list of upcoming mobiles.
Motorola Moto Z Force
We all remember the Moto Razr and most of us even had it. It was considered to be one of the best phones of its time; in fact, a lot of us still wish we could use that phone. But now it is said that Motorola will be making a comeback.
It is supposed to release some mobile phones all over the world which will vary in design, features, and price. Right now, we have shortlisted one of its phones that we feel will be a good one: the Motorola Moto Z Force.
The launch of this upcoming mobile phone is said to be 20th March 2017. It is possible that the launch gets delayed from the said date. Nothing is certain at this point, but whatever the date, we are anxiously awaiting it.
The phone has been priced at Rs. 40,000. This is the expected cost of this model, so we cannot be too sure whether it will increase or decrease.
When you look at the feature list of this mobile phone, you will be left in awe. Who knew Motorola had it in it to produce such glorious mobiles? Let’s get one thing straight: this phone does not support dual or hybrid SIM.
You will only be able to insert one SIM at a time, which may be inconvenient for many people. However, the phone does come with a fingerprint scanner and will be considered as a smartphone; you can also use it as a phablet if you like.
It is said that it will be available in four different colors, namely gold, rose gold, gray, and black. You will only be able to insert a Nano SIM in this phone. The network it is said to support is GSM.
The phone’s weight mentioned makes it quite light in weight, weighing in at only 163 grams, which would make it quite easy to carry around. The dimensions are said to be 155.9 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm.
In line with all its upcoming mobiles, for this particular one, it is not just these features that are said to make the phone great. When you check out the display specifications of the phone, you will understand the quality which it will present.
We can hardly wait to see this phone and already recommend it as one of the best mobiles for 2017.
Nokia is said to come with an excellent line of mobiles after the company’s takeover. The upcoming series of phones is priced differently, but a model that falls in the premium category is Nokia P.
The expected launch date of the mobile is 16th April 2017, a date that is subject to change.
The planned cost of the cell phone is Rs. 42,999, which is also subject to change.
This phone will only be available in black color and will not come in a metal body. The category that it will fall into is both smartphone and phablet, so you can have an idea of the size of the phone.
The phone will only be able to support a dual Nano SIM. It does not have a fingerprint scanner and neither is it waterproof. The network backed by this phone is LTE + LTE. The operating system is the latest model available in mobile phones: Android v7.0 Nougat.
Though it may feel like the phone does not come with too many features, there is a lot more that it does support. For example, it has a 64 GB internal storage and a 23 MP rear camera.
You should research a bit more on the phone, and you will find it to be one of the best upcoming phones.
Apple iPhone 8
The iPhone probably doesn’t need any introduction, but we should let you know that this year, the iPhone 8 will be hitting the markets. This phone is one of the highest priced phones, so it will fall in the extremely premium category if there is such a thing like that.
The expected date is 5th March 2017, but it is subject to change.
As we said before, it lies on the much higher end of the premium spectrum. The expected price of the phone is Rs. 90,999. It can vary when the phone gets released.
Apple is known to have phones in various colors, and the upcoming iPhone 8 will be available in a metal body and different colors including rose gold, gold, silver and black. It is said that the phone does not fall into the phablet category but will cover the smartphone category.
It will not support dual or hybrid SIM but will only be able to accept Nano SIMs. The phone will be waterproof and, like the previous model, will have a fingerprint scanner. The phone will only support a GSM network. It will have an operating system of iOS v10.
The brand reputation is what sells the phone, and this brand is one of the highest priced phones that you will find on the market. Every customer has always been highly satisfied with the phone and will love the experience it offers.
The brand has not been introducing too many models this year, but one model that it will, falls in the premium category and is called the HTC 11.
The expected launch date, subject to change, is 19th January 2017.
The price that we expect from the phone is Rs. 51,999, which is also subject to change.
The phone will only be available in a few different colors, namely gold, silver and black. It falls into the smartphone/phablet category. The phone only supports dual SIM which needs to be Nano in size.
The phone is waterproof and includes a fingerprint scanner. The network backed by the phone is LTE + LTE. The operating system of the phone is the latest Android v7.0 Nougat.
HTC is a great brand to own and has always put forward reliable phones. We don’t see why this model will be any different.
The OnePlus is regarded as one of the best phones in the market ever since its launch a few years ago. The brand itself has not been able to gain too much popularity as many people are a bit reluctant to try a new brand.
Even so, those who have used it are quite addicted to the brand and don’t want anything more. This particular model of the phone is said to be one of the best upcoming smartphones in India. There are no other upcoming mobiles from this brand in this year.
There are no other upcoming mobiles from this brand in this year.
The OnePlus 4’s expected launch date is said to be May 20th 2017. There is a slight possibility that this time may vary and the phone can be launched before or after this date.
This phone falls in the higher priced category as it is said to come with a retail price tag of Rs. 32,000. The phone is a steal for this price as it is considered to be one of the best models in the world.
The fourth of its kind to come out, this mobile is expected to be a big hit in the market. Quite a lot of people are waiting for its launch as the specifications listed indicate that this phone will be far better than its previous model.
There is no hybrid SIM option present in this phone, but you will have a dual SIM feature where you can directly operate two SIMs at the same time. It does not have a wide color range and will only be available in gunmetal or gold. The phone will fall in the smartphone category, but many people may even like to use it as a phablet.
One downside of the phone is that it is not waterproof, but to make up for that, the phone will come with a fingerprint scanner. Only you will be able to operate the phone as your print will only allow you to unlock it.
It is shaped like any other smartphone, and you will be able to grip it with one hand easily. The body is made of metal which is not scratchable, but you will need to take care of your phone.
Even though the phone is not on the market yet, we are confident that the quality of the phone will be excellent as the manufacturers are known for this aspect and will land among the top upcoming mobiles. The company only makes two phones at a time to ensure that its standards are met at all times.
Nokia Z2 Plus
Nokia has been in the market since the first mobile was developed. At one point it ruled the industry, but sadly it was not able to keep up with the technology advancement. We sincerely think that after so many efforts and the takeover, the brand will be able to deliver quality mobiles this year.
There are a few models that the brand is introducing as upcoming phones in India, and we have picked the one that we liked the best: the Nokia Z2 Plus. The features of this phone are great, and you will be completely satisfied from the specifications that have been specified thus far.
Like the rest of the mobiles listed above, the launch date of this mobile is an expected one; it can be extended further by the manufacturers. The supposed launch date of this phone is 28th April 2017.
What has been quoted here is just the expected price of this particular model of Nokia’s upcoming phone, so the actual price may vary. For this model, the price currently quoted is Rs. 29,999. This price falls in the mid-range of mobile phones.
We know that many people prefer metal phones because they look great and are more durable, but this phone does not have a metal body. There are only two different colors available in this phone: black and silver. The form factor of this mobile is also a bar, not any different from the others except in size.
The phone falls in the smartphone and phablet category. The size is medium and will fit your grip firmly. It is said to only dual support SIMs; you cannot use the hybrid SIM option in this phone. The network present is LTE + LTE, which is great and widely accessible. However, the phone does not come with a fingerprint scanner and neither is it waterproof.
The phone provides value for money as it is one of the best upcoming mobiles that you will find on the market. The phone also comes with a variety of advanced features that are becoming the norm in the phones being introduced in 2017.
Though only time will tell about the actual phone and how it functions, from the looks of it, it seems to be turning out pretty well.
Motorola Moto Z Style
We can’t keep ourselves from not listing Motorola phones. It is one of the best brands that you can buy and is highly reliable. You will find many upcoming mobiles from this brand, but we feel that this one is an excellent model as it checks almost all of the boxes when you look for a mobile that falls in this range.
The phone is expected to be launched soon, so if you can hold your horses, you definitely should as you will be getting one of the best models. The expected launch date of the phone is 9th June 2017, which is almost around the corner.
The price of the model is backed by quality. The expected price of this phone is Rs. 30,499, though it is possible that it can change when the phone is launched.
You will have three different colors that you can choose from: black, silver, and gold. The form factor of the phone is, like the rest of the upcoming mobiles, a bar form. The phone will fall into two categories, which are the smartphone and phablet categories. The phone will only be able to support dual SIM; it will not support a hybrid SIM. The SIM card that you can use is a dual Nano SIM card; you will have to get yours adjusted accordingly.
The great part about the phone is that it is waterproof and comes with a fingerprint scanner – two features that are hardly present together in upcoming mobiles. The network supported by the phone is LTE + GSM. It has one of the latest operating systems, which is Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow which is not too readily available in other upcoming mobiles.
Motorola is a great brand, so this phone has to be an excellent model as well. It comes with many other features that we believe make up for the price and is sure to provide satisfactory results to anyone who plans on using it.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Yes, this brand also has a few upcoming mobiles in this range. The brand and this model will not disappoint you as it has features that are considered to be great and, hence, is priced accordingly.
The phone is expected to be launched on 15th March 2017, a date that can vary.
The price range can also vary when the phone is launched. Currently, the expected price of the phone is Rs. 27,999.
Considering the features that this phone offers, it is very light in weight. The total weight is about 166 grams only. The phone will be available in black and silver only. The form factor of the phone is a bar, and it has a metal body.
The phone will only be able to support Dual Nano SIM and will not work with hybrid SIMs. It is not waterproof but does come with a fingerprint scanner. It also supports LTE + LTE networks. The operating system of the phone is Android v6.0 Marshmallow with an MIUI 8 custom UI.
The phone is one of the best you will find that is packed with a bunch of features and completes its mission of providing quality for value.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
The phone is considered to be reliable as the brand is a well-recognized one. Out of many upcoming mobiles, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is also one of the models that we feel fits great with the rest listed here.
The expected launch date of the phone is 18th January 2017; it can vary as well.
The planned price of the mobile can vary, but at the moment, it will fall at Rs. 31,670.
It will only be available in gold and rose gold. The form factor of the phone is a bar. The phone will only be able to support a dual SIM, which has to be the Nano SIM type. The phone is not waterproof but will come with a fingerprint scanner. It has an LTE + GSM network system and an operating system of Android v6.0 Marshmallow. The phone weighs only 185 grams.
If you are looking for a good phone that is not too heavy, then you might want to consider this model out of the other upcoming mobiles.
Upcoming Budget Smartphones
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
The company Xiaomi is not as strong a player in the market as the rest of the brands listed above. If you are looking for upcoming budget smartphones, then you may want to consider the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X.
This mobile is packed with features and if it comes out the way the company has portrayed, it may as well be the best of the lot.
The expected launch date of this upcoming mobile is 26th March 2017. The date is not too far away, but do keep in mind that there is a possibility of delay in the launch, so keep checking to see when the phone will be introduced.
Unlike the upcoming mobiles listed above, this one is priced for people who are on a budget. The expected price of this phone is around Rs. 13,999, which you will notice is a great price with the features that are being offered.
It is said that the phone will be available in three different colors. These include the likes of gray, gold, and silver. There is no announcement of the phone coming in black or white. The form of the phone, like the rest of the upcoming mobiles, is a bar.
Again, just like the other upcoming mobiles, the phone can be categorized as a smartphone and a phablet. One of the great parts about this phone is that it supports both hybrid SIMs and dual SIMs. The hybrid SIMs include micro and Nano SIM cards. The dual SIM card supported is Nano SIM.
The phone is not waterproof but does come with a fingerprint scanner which may be lacking in many mid-range upcoming mobiles.
Not everyone has a very high budget to spend when it comes to phones, especially upcoming mobiles that are highly priced in the beginning. These people have the right to purchase a phone that will give them a quality product at a lower price. This phone is one of them, fulfilling the needs of the mass market while ensuring a place in their hearts.
Nokia has always been a huge player in the market and we expect nothing better than the best from it. Since almost always, it has introduced a variety of phones that have catered to almost every type of market.
With its upcoming mobiles, it has done the same thing. You will find a bunch of new ones that will easily fit in your budget as well. One such mobile is the Nokia D1C which is packed with various features and is supposed to be one of the best budget mobiles.
It is expected that this mobile will be launched on 1st March 2017, which is not too far away. If you are looking to purchase one from the upcoming mobile range, then it is recommended that you wait for this mobile to be launched.
As we said before, this mobile will easily fit into your budget as the expected cost of the mobile is Rs. 10,000. Again, this price is just a rough estimate; the actual price may differ from the original one.
It is expected that there will be three different colors that the phone will be available in – black, white and gold. These colors are excellent ones and no matter which color you choose, the phone is bound to look great. Everyone wants to know the form factor of the phone; this one comes in shape of a bar, which is the most preferred smartphone style.
The phone also falls in the smartphone and phablet category; you can make a rough estimate of the size of the phone through this. It is expected that the phone will only be able to support a dual SIM. If you are looking for one that can handle a hybrid SIM as well, then you will need to look for another model.
This mobile will also be able to support a dual micro SIM card, so ensure that your SIM is that sort before your purchase the mobile. However, the phone will not come with a fingerprint scanner and neither is it waterproof. The networks supported by the phone are LTE + GSM.
We understand that the operating system is one thing that needs to be updated. Hence, we added this phone to the list as it comes with the latest Android v7.0 Nougat.
If you are on a budget and want a mobile that comes from a reliable manufacturer, then you ought to consider this model.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime
Many people are reluctant to buy this brand as it majorly caters to the budget needs of the market. However, there is nothing to fear as this phone is by far one of the best models you will find. It is reliable, comes with a warranty, and is stylish at the same time.
Unlike most upcoming mobiles, this model is expected to launch at the end of the first month. The expected launch date of this phone is 20th January 2017. The date can vary and it can be released after the said date.
Out of all the upcoming mobiles listed in this article, this model is priced the lowest at Rs. 8,999. Let’s make one thing clear: the price is still an estimate and can vary from the actual price.
This phone is probably one of the lightest ones that you will find; it only weighs about 158 grams! Don’t worry too much about the weight as the phone has a metal body finish and is highly durable and resistant to scratches.
There are a few different colors available in this model: gray, silver, and gold. The phone’s format is a bar phone similar to the rest of the upcoming mobiles. However, this phone does not fall into a phablet category; it will only be marked as a smartphone.
The phone supports both dual and hybrid SIMs and dual Nano SIM cards, so make sure that’s what you have. The phone is not waterproof, but it does come with a fingerprint scanner. The phone supports a network of LTE + LTE.
The operating system supported is Android v6.0 Marshmallow and the custom UI is MIUI 8.
One of the best upcoming mobiles in the market is the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime that will fit your budget perfectly. It will fall under Rs. 10,000 and will give you a great user experience which will not cause any complaints during the time you use it.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola is one of the most major brands we can imagine, especially due to the durability and reliability it offers in its phones.
Its upcoming mobiles are priced differently, and a few models fall into the budget price range as well. One of the best budget range mobiles you can buy of this brand is the Motorola Moto G5 Plus.
It is expected that this mobile will launch on 10th February 2017. This date is an expected time that has been announced, but it is a possibility that it may go up or down.
Even though the upcoming mobiles of this brand are priced higher, this model is one of the best you will get at a budget price. The estimated price of this mobile is Rs. 16,999 which can vary when it is launched by the manufacturers.
The form factor of this mobile is bar-shaped and is only available in two colors: black and white. However, this phone falls in the smartphone and phablet category, so you can have a rough idea of how big it will be.
The phone supports a dual SIM but will not work with hybrid SIMs. The type of SIM card you will require for this phone is a dual micro SIM card. The phone is not waterproof, but it does come with a fingerprint scanner. The type of network supported by the phone is LTE + GSM. It has the latest operating system which is Android v7.0 Nougat.
A great phone falling in the upper budget phone range, it is worth the money as it is an upcoming model which is manufactured by one of the best brands in the world.
LeEco Le 2 Pro
Don’t be too fooled by the label as this upcoming mobile is one of the best and comes in a few different types. An excellent model of this range that we like is the LeEco Le 2 Pro. It is packed with many features and is of top quality, ensuring durability and robustness. The phone will also easily fit your range with its estimated price.
The phone is expected to be released by 20th February 2017, which is not too far away, so hold up till the new range of phones is launched. The date can vary and can either go up or down.
The price of the phone is quite reasonable when compared to that of many other brands. It is considered to fall in the middle of the budget price range of new upcoming mobiles. The expected price of the phone is Rs. 14,999, but the actual price can vary.
This model is also one of the lightest phone models that you will find as it weighs only 153 grams. Be assured that this lightweight mobile is durable and will be able to withstand pressure, but like any other upcoming mobile, it is still breakable under extreme pressure.
The phone will only be available in gold and silver colors and the form factor of the phone, much like all the other upcoming mobiles, is a bar. The phone will fall into a smartphone and phablet category. It will only be able to support dual SIM but will not be able to sustain hybrid SIM. The type of SIM card that you can use with this phone is the dual Nano SIM card.
The phone is not waterproof but does come with a fingerprint scanner. The networks that this phone allows are LTE + LTE. The operating system, though not new, is still one of the latest ones, which is Android v6.0 Marshmallow which comes with a 5.8 EUI.
The phone may not seem much or may not look too sleek, but it is still considered to be one of the most fantastic upcoming mobiles. Your budget should easily compensate for this mobile, and it will serve its purpose.
Summing it all up…
The top-of-the-line upcoming phones have now been listed here. We hope that the article has been helpful and will assist you further when you are trying to buy a phone, no matter what your price range.
There are many other phones that will also be released on the market in the year 2017, so you will need to keep your eyes peeled for the best upcoming smartphones in India.
Our Advice For Upcoming Mobiles in 2017
If you plan on getting a phone, then we would suggest that you wait for a little and let the line of phones come out so that you have a wider range of options to choose from. From the trend witnessed, we say that most of the upcoming mobiles will be released by the end of the year’s first quarter.