The United States is one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. Although it ranks second after China and India being third, the smartphone penetration is highest in the USA. According to Statist, 63.5% of the USA population is expected to have a smartphone by 2017. There was a significant rise from 2012 when the penetration rate was only 12%. Such an increase indicates a huge expectation from the buyer for some new launches of the smart phone.
Some of the upcoming smartphones, which the buyer should be looking for, are
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Edge)
Apple iPhone 8
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Edge)
Samsung Galaxy Phones are launched in Mobile World Congress event. However, the dismal performance of Galaxy Note 7 might force Samsung to launch the product in January 2017, which is before MWC 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S8 will have 64 and 128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards. The device is expected to have a 6 GB RAM with Snapdragon Qualcomm octal-core 3.2 GHz processor with the current Android operating system. The picture quality of the camera is supposed to be excellent with 30 Megapixel rear cameras and 9 Megapixel front cameras. The camera will have additional features like optical image stabilization, geo-tagging, facial recognition, HDR and auto laser focus. The phone is also expected to have retina eye scanner, wireless charging, rapid charging and mini projector. It is also supposed to support 5G networks and will have the latest version of Bluetooth 5.0 and HTML support.
At a time when the modern smartphones have finally started to shed the 3.5mm audio jack and iPhone 7 already started the implementation, there are rumors of Samsung also following the trend and will instead have a USB Type-C port for audio. The phone is expected to cost around $850 USD and come in black, blue, white and gold colors.
Apple iPhone 8
Apple always has the reputation of bringing in unique features in smartphones which one hardly expects and this has lead to its justification of premium pricing. This makes it visible for hope about the probable launch date (not yet decided) and feature of iPhone 8.
According to Macromeres report the phone is supposed to come with a glass casing and Lighter AMOLED panel in place of the traditional aluminum one. Apple had disappointed iPhone 7 users when only the &-Plus users had the dual camera on their phones. However, this time both iPhone 8 and 8S users will have the dual camera with 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras. IPhone 8 is expected to be powered by the powerful A 11 processor with 4 GB RAM. The operating system of iOS 10.02 can be upgraded to 11.0. The phone will come with a 32/64/128 GB internal memory and expandable with dual micro SD cards. Some of the distinctive features will be fast charging, 5G Technology, fingerprint scanner and retina eye scanner. The phone is expected to cost around $750 USD and will have the option of colors like white, jet black, gold and rose gold.
Apple will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, and hence the market expects the new gadget to be unusual and marvelous.
HTC is currently the largest smartphone maker in the world. After the success of HTC 10, the company expects to bring in HTC 11 in mid-2017 with significant new features to combat similar high-level launches.
HTC, which is always appreciated for its design, is projected to bring in more changes to remain attractive. The device said to be backed with the help of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and powered by 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. Dual cameras of 12 megapixels each in HTC 11 will surely give it an edge over the competitors like Apple. The device is expected to have a 5.5-inch display and a battery size of 3500 mAh. It is possible for the company to increase customer delight with new accessories like VR headset or wireless headphone. HTC 11 is expected to be priced at USD 900 in the international market.