- If you can’t wait for a budget smartphone
- Premium Upcoming Phones in India
- Samsung Galaxy X
- HTC U
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Alternative: Pixel 2 From Google
- Motorola Moto Z Force
- Nokia P
- Nokia 8
- Apple iPhone 8
- HTC 11
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7R
- Upcoming Mid-Range Smartphones
- Upcoming Budget Smartphones
- Summing it all up…
- Our Advice For Upcoming Mobiles in 2017
- Upcoming Mobiles Infographic
You might be wondering:
With new phones being launched every day, which one should I buy?
Better start saving up if you want to buy one of the top upcoming mobiles of the season. Many new upcoming mobiles are going to be launched this year with the latest Android version.
We’ve built this huge guide so you can select from the latest mobile phones and decide which new mobile phone you’re going to buy.
Don’t forget to check out our 10.or E Review. Pronounced Tenor, this is the latest phone which will be launched exclusively on Amazon on 29th September.
Want to know the best part?
The year 2017 is that many brands are launching their smartphones 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 upcoming mobile phones 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 mobile has been divided according to its expected price.
If you can’t wait for a budget smartphone
If you’re on a budget and you can’t wait for a new phone to launch, we have some great reviews of existing phones to help you. In our opinion, the best budget phones are made by Samsung. There are several Samsung upcoming phones below.
We have an update list of The Best Samsung Smartphones Under 5000
If you’re more of a made in India Micromax fan, do check out our detailed review of the best Micromax Mobile Under 5000
If you have a slightly higher budget and you’re looking for great value, make sure you check out the Best Phone Under 10000
Micromax has been consistently coming up with some high quality, feature-packed phones and you should check out our top picks.
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 X
Samsung keeps its engine running by producing trendy styles and displays like Edge, but it’s been circulating that its newest project Galaxy X (believed to be a part of Project Valley) will highlight a foldable display.
Apparently, this smartphone will have hinged second OLED panels that might ditch the bezels to achieve a full-screen look. This phone turns into a tablet with a 7-inch display when not folded. This is what makes it one of the most awaited phones to watch out for.
This is projected to be released during the second half of 2017, from July to September. Since it is supposed to be a test run, only 100,000 will be offered to South Korea. However, US, Poland, and the UK will also have their share.
Once these prototypes are released, the mobile giant will begin observing their performance. A consumer version will be released eventually. So be sure to check out this top choice as part of the most awaited phones to watch out for.
Digital Trends also reported that the official version might be launched at the Mobile World Congress in February 2018. However, a similar report said that the release is on 2019 due to Samsung’s desire to see an efficient performance first. Samsung is also planning on releasing two models, in which one has a 5-inch screen, but turns into an 8-inch display when it is rolled out.
- One of the best Upcoming mobiles with 4K Display
- Dual camera
- OLED display with 1080p
- Arms control (automated)
HTC used Twitter a few weeks ago to tease the world about the fact that it had an announcement set for May 16th. This social media teaser turned out to be an announcement about the launch date for the new HTC U smart phone.
The most exciting part about the teaser was that it appears to show somebody squeezing the edges of the phone in a small video released at the same time, with reports suggesting that the new HTC Z2 Play will have sensors all around the actual edge of the phone which will allow you to squeeze it to get the phone to perform certain actions, effectively making it a three-dimensional smart phone.
More details are coming out about the power behind this third flagship device. It will apparently have the following specifications:
- Snapdragon 835 Processor
- 5” 2560×1440 Display
- Android 7.1 Nugget
- Available In 5 Colours
- Edge Sense Technology
That’s a set of features pretty exciting all-around, from the general power of this high-end smartphone plus the added bonus of seeing how this edge sense technology works in practice. Like other new ideas, it will be interesting to see how practical it is initially. But as with all new ideas, if it is adapted by users then it will develop into a useful function.
The other big news about this phone is that it has been officially named as the HTC U 11, which fits in with how previous flagship HTC phones have been named, One M8, One M9, HTC10, and of course now the imminent HTC U 11.
HTC seem to be doing a great job of generating some real excitement as they get this phone to market, which will obviously help with selling phones when it launches. They keep releasing more details, more social media, clearer and clearer images of the phone from different angles, and teasers around this exciting edge sense technology.
It’s going to be a great launch and wherever you are in the world I’m sure there will be a rush to get hold of this new HTC model.
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’s going to be an Octa Core phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Price in India is expected to be under Rs 50,000.
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 have better specs than the other phones in the market to 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.
When the demand for extra security features in smartphones has increased, Samsung has been capitalizing on it since. This phone is not an exception. It has a rear fingerprint scanner as well as an iris scanner. With this added security feature, you will no longer worry about your privacy unless of course, if your phone will be stolen.
This premium smartphone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This means that it is scratch proof and shatter resistant.
The premium pricing of this phone is justified as it comes with a whole bunch of features that make this phone so great.
Alternative: Pixel 2 From Google
Surely, there is no stopping in making new and exciting inventions when it comes to the tech-giant Google. They have already wowed us last year with their first ever Google-branded smartphones – the Pixel and the Pixel XL. These phones were priced starting at Rs. 47,000 up to Rs. 57,000 when they were first released.
There has been a craze on this for quite some time now, but we will not talk about them here. But guess what? Google will be releasing another set of phones this year!
Well, what can you expect with the kind of competition we have today? Google have to make an upgrade. So, here they are. We just have to wait and see in the coming months. But before we get too excited, let’s take a little sneak peek on these promising phones.
What Are the Next-Generation Pixels?
Rumors have leaked that the two phones will be codenamed Walleye and Muskie – pretty weird names, right? As expected, the marine theme will continue. It’s no surprise that Google have used these fishy codenames as they already have used codenames like Sailfish, Marlin, and Shamu in the past Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus.
These phones are still categorized as Pixel smartphones. It has been reported that they will be similar to Pixel and Pixel XL; one smaller and the other, larger.
Google has yet to share any other details on the “Pixel 2” smartphone.
One source has disclosed that these phones will be focusing on low-light photography. It also has been reported that Walleye will be running on Android OS. Sadly, there were no reports yet about the system of Muskie.
On the bright side, however, it will be a sure enhancement on the water resistance feature of the two phones. It is also expected, based on reports, that Google will either use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset or their own chipset.
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 the latest Motorola phones, 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.
Nokia is still alive and kicking. After unveiling three handsets at the Mobile World Congress this year, rumor has it that Nokia is gearing up for the release of its flagship phone. It is still unclear if this smartphone will be named Nokia 8, Nokia 9 or Nokia P1.
However, but ignoring the guesswork, this phone is said to have a metallic design that has IP68 dust and water protection. As expected, these qualities make Nokia 8 as a member of the most awaited phones to watch out for.
This model is reported to have various sizes, but a 5.5-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution will catapult it as a device worthy of being the company’s flagship phone. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with a 6GB RAM are underway for this model.
This chipset is what makes this smartphone a laudable mention as part of the elite set of the most awaited phones to watch out for.
Moreover, it is toying with the idea of a sensor that boasts of 23-megapixles with Zeiss lenses. Nokia 8 is believed to be equipped with Android Nougat and Google Assistant. Talks about a possible tweaked camera are circulating because its predecessors are already on this bandwagon.
- Rear camera with 25-megapixels
- 7-inch display
- Front camera with 12-megapixels
- Built-in battery with 3999mAH
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. This is going to be one of the most sought after upcoming smartphones in India. Also check out the newly launched iPhone X.
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.
HTC is brewing something new for 2018 with its HTC 12. There are no reports yet about the available colors for this model, but the metallic design and chamfered edge are sure to be included. The bezel is still expected for a sleek look and is a vital X-factor for being hailed as a top choice for the most awaited phones to watch out for.
The operating system is said to be Android Marshmallow that can be upgraded to the more advanced Android Nougat. A 5GB RAM is also something to look out for. A screen size of 5.4-inches makes watching videos and playing games all the more exciting.
A potent combo is the 21-MP rear camera and a 15-MP camera on the front. It also comes with a 35mAh-battery. These qualities are the shoo-in for the most awaited phones to watch out for.
- retina or iris scanner and fingerprint scanner
- 4K screen resolution
Samsung Galaxy Note 7R
Samsung To Re-Launch Galaxy Note 7 In Some Countries
It was last month that Samsung confirmed that it will be selling a fully refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7R. That’s great news, but unfortunately they have also stated that it will only be in certain parts of the world.
The Note 7 is the phone which prompted the biggest recall ever, which sent the Samsung share price downwards and caused a lot of soul-searching around pre-launch testing and quality standards.
Up until now, Samsung have not revealed which countries this refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 will actually be sold in. But it appears that there is information now leaking out about which countries will be selling the refurbished phone.
Officially, Samsung is only planning to release this refurbished version in South Korea, with a launch in June. Its retail cost will be around 700,000 Won (About $620), which is a third cheaper than the original Galaxy Note 7 price.
Unimaginatively, the relaunched Galaxy Note 7 will be called the Galaxy Note 7R, with the R standing unsurprisingly for refurbished. It is expected to have all the same features and specifications of the original phone, apart from obviously the battery which caused all the issues with this phone in the first place. It will allegedly have a smaller battery than the original version, perhaps to ensure the overheating problems don’t get a second chance to occur.
But for people in India and the rest of the world, we won’t know for a while if we going to get this refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7 or not, although people in the United States already know it won’t be sold there. I’m guessing it will depend how well it sells. If it doesn’t sell very well, they will extend the number of countries it will be sold in.
What is certain is that wherever you are in the world you will be able to get hold of this phone through retailers like Amazon and eBay, with people keen to sell them on. And of course the good news is that if you can’t get hold of a refurbished Note then with the imminent launch of the Galaxy S8, a brand-new, high end Samsung smart phone isn’t far away for all of us.
Upcoming Mid-Range Smartphones
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 phones expected from this brand in 2017.
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 latest 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.
For the first time ever, Nokia is launching Android 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 Android based Nokiaa phones 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 new Moto phones, 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 new Motorola phones, 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 other new 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 forthcoming phones.
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
Mi phones are probably the most popular new phones in India. 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 earlier Xiaomi Redmi and Redmi Note have been hugely successful.
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.
Why Should You Buy This New Phone?
Scratches coming from your pocket and bags – this might be one of the problems when you own a smartphone. This is why the Corning Gorilla Glass is the new trend today.
This protective layer of glass protects the display from cracking and scratches. So, you don’t have to worry about having those annoying scratches when you put your Xiaomi Mi Note in your pocket or in your bag. It can also endure a certain amount of force when you drop it since it is shatter-resistant.
Curved Edges and Quad HD Display
This handset is perfect for multimedia and game lovers. Why is that? Well, it just happens that the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a crisp visual quality, thanks to its Quad HD resolution and curved edges. So, if you are very fond playing games in your phone, this particular handset is surely what you have been waiting for. This is one generation after Full HD displays.
Reading Mode and Sunlight Display
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is also equipped with different display modes that will suit various situations. This will surely increase your comfort in using this smartphone.
One of this features is the Sunlight Display Pro where it makes the display clear even in direct sunlight. The Reading Mode specializes for low-light conditions. When you are reading, you can select this mode to have a healthy amount of light in the display which is more suitable.
This upcoming smartphone is equipped with a powerful 4070 mAh battery. With moderate use, this will give you at least one whole day before draining your battery.
This aspect has been a major factor when buying a smartphone. How good is its camera? Well, in this particular field, Xiaomi has never been the last in line. It has proved this since the first Mi3 handset was launched. So, you can expect that this new Xiaomi Mi Note 2 will have more powerful cameras. It will have a 23 Megapixels on the rear panel and an 8 Megapixels on the front. This is what can you expect when a phone passes a threshold of mobile phones under 8000 or 15000.
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.
Watch out for Xiaomi’s Mi7 this 2018. Xiaomi is said to be the 3rd largest phone company and is not satisfied with being the poor third. In fact, it is gunning for more and has its eye on being one of the most awaited phones to watch out for. Its latest bid for smartphone supremacy is the Xiaomi Mi7, the 7th generation phone from the Mi series.
A Snapdragon 830 processor running at 3.0 GHz for top speed are the bragging rights of this device. On top of that, a 4GB RAM or higher is not something to take forgranted. Its screen size is at 5.3-inches with a 4K resolution. Its camera is pegged at 25-MP. The release date is predicted to be in the second half of 2018.
- Storage ranging from 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB (extendable)
- 8-MP front camera
- 3D technology
- Image stabilization
- Auto laser focus
- Android 0 Nougat
- 2160 x 4096 pixels
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
The phone is considered to be reliable as the brand is a well-recognized one. Out of many Samsung 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 Android mobiles.
Leaked Images Of Moto Z2 Play
The technology and phone website TechnoBuffalo has just released images which allegedly show the last in the trio of new Moto Z phones to be launched. Several images of the high specification Moto Z2 Play model have recently appeared on their website, causing a lot of interest.
The pictures show that this new phone will have a front facing camera flash, connector pins for Moto Mods, and also a rounded fingerprint reader on the device. There are also a couple of small changes in relation to how it looks alongside the other models which are worth pointing out here.
The first small difference is that both the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Force are equipped with a dual rear camera set up. But the Play version seems to have just a single rear camera sensor. Added to this is the difference that the Moto Z2 Play also seems to have a front facing camera flash, because it is in a different position to the other two phones.
We don’t know the specifications of the Moto Z2 Play as yet, but what we do know is the original Play was aimed at the mid range specification market, making it a mid-range price smart phone. So it could have a lower specification and the new Z2 and Z2 Force models.
However, one of the best features of the old Play was its large battery capacity, so let’s hope that if this is a mid-price phone, that the new Moto Z2 Play retains that high capacity battery life, because cutting costs on the back three seems to happen with low and mid range phones, despite how cheap making a battery is.
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 phones 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 them, is a bar.
Again, just like the other 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 Android phones.
Not everyone has a very high budget to spend when it comes to phones, especially newly launched phones 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 new 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 new Anroid phones, 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 new 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 latest Android Phones. 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 most anticipated phones 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.
The latest Motorola mobile phones 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 latest smartphones 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 based on when it launches.
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 mobile launches in 2017. 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 new mobile phones, 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 new phones. Your budget should easily compensate for this mobile, and it will serve its purpose.
Alternative: Pixel 2B From Google
According to the Google’s head of hardware Rick Osterloh, the next-generation Pixel phones will be sold following the premium- pricing strategy. So, we will have to expect that those two phones will be similar to the pricing of Pixel phones last year. Just a reminder, it was at Rs. 57,000 that the Pixel and Pixel XL were sold. This is obviously not affordable for an average person. So, many are asking: will there be affordable smartphones from Google?
If you are one of the people who are hoping to buy a Google smartphone with a lower price, this is the perfect time to get excited my friend. The tech-company is reportedly looking to launch their budget smartphones this year. One of the reasons behind this is the small market for the premium smartphones in countries like India.
The only downside about this new budget phones is that they will not be “Pixel” branded. So now, while we are waiting for the premium next-generation Pixel smartphones, we might as well wait for the budget phone “Pixel 2B”.
With the cheaper price, which is expected to be included in upcoming smartphones under 15000, the Pixel 2B will have a less powerful hardware. It is also expected to be in line with the previous Android One smartphones. According to source, this new tier of phone will be marketed in “different” country such as India and China where feature-rich affordable phones are in demand.
Summing it all up…
The top-of-the-line upcoming phones in India 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 third quarter.