Here we're looking at those phones that haven't yet launched, the best upcoming phones for 2018. These are the devices just announced but yet to hit the shelves.
That's right, Nokia's next smartphone is rumoured to be called the Nokia 9 and it's said to be more premium than the recently-announced Nokia 8. That might see the display adopt curved edges with an 18:9 aspect, see the introduction of waterproofing and keep that metal body.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
Smartphone giants never sleep and it wasn't long after the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ (pictured) that we started to hear about Samsung's future plans. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is thought to be coming in two sizes once again and sticking with the Infinity Display. Having seen the debut of Samsung's dual camera on the Note 8, we're also expecting to see these zoom skills coming to the S9+ too, while the smaller S9 sticks to a single camera.
Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony churns phones more often than we have hot meals. Having announced the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1, new rumours then appeared suggesting that Sony wants to change its smartphone design. That's big news, because we've essentially had the same OmniBalance design in Sony Xperia phones since the Xperia Z.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Note 8 has barely gone on sale, but Samsung is already talking about the Note 9. In an interview, the development team confirmed that they'd moved straight into planning for the next Note model, including working on enhancing notable features, like the S Pen.
HTC has added the HTC U11+ to its 2018 line-up, shifting to an 18:9 display and boosting a number of areas of this phone. It comes at a strange time, and feels like the foundation for the 2018 flagship. We wouldn't be surprised to see a similar device on new hardware with a couple of additional features launching in April 2018.
Huawei has been moving things up a step and seems to be making gains globally in its smartphone offering. There's now talk of the Huawei P11 being launched at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Apple iPhone 9
The iPhone X is a celebration of 10-years of iPhone. It's also super-premium and expansive. But Apple has confirmed that this phone lays the foundations for the next 10 years of the iPhone and we suspect that the 2018 iPhone update will take a lot from the iPhone X.