That is it for the new smartphones that have recently been announced or have begun to ship to customers. However, the year is far from done, and there are still a slew of upcoming Android phones to be released that we are certainly excited about. Let’s take a look!


The HTC U11 Plus will be the even higher end version of the HTC U11 that launched a few months ago. Nearly everything about this phone is impressive in terms of its hardware specs. The U11 Plus will have a bigger 6-inch display than the U11, with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution. It also will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4 or 6 GB of RAM (depending on the market), 64 GB or 128 GB of on board storage (again depending on the market), and a big 3,930 mAh battery.

The camera hardware in the U11 Plus is the same as the one found in the U11, with a 12 MP UltraPixel 3 sensor in the back, with f/1.7 aperture and 1.4 μm pixels, and a 8 MP sensor in the front. The phone lacks a 3.5 mm headphone jack, but does have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The U11 Plus has the Edge Sense squeezable body found in the U11, with the addition of the Edge Launcher, which lets you access favorite apps, contacts, and quick settings by squeezing the phone’s frame. Finally, the phone will come with the option of a Translucent color in the back, which will let you see through the Gorilla Glass back of the phone. This option will you check out the internal hardware of the U11 Plus.

There’s no word yet on the price or availability of the phone but it is expected to be launched by the end of 2017. The upgraded hardware on the HTC U11 Plus make it an easy choice for our most anticipated upcoming Android phones list.


  • 6.0-inch Super LCD display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4/6 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB built-in storage
  • 12 MP rear camera, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,930 mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm, 188 grams


As powerful as our smartphones are and as great looking as they are getting with near bezel-less designs and metal, glass, and ceramic constructions, there isn’t as much of a “wow” factor anymore, particularly for us who are a part of this world. RED, a famous cinematography camera company that you’ve definitely heard of if you have any interest in filming, is hoping to change all that with their first smartphone offering – the Hydrogen One.

We don’t know a whole lot about this addition to the upcoming Android phones list, except for the fact the prototype looks really good, the phone will be modular, and is expected to release only early next year. However, given RED’s area of expertise, we can definitely expect this upcoming Android phones entry to feature an excellent camera setup on-board. Even more exciting is that this phone will feature a holographic display, even if we don’t have much of idea of what exactly that entails, but this member of our upcoming Android phones list is one to watch for.


The launch of the OnePlus 5 earlier this year showed that the Chinese company can continue to launch high-end handsets at prices far cheaper than the competition. The latest upcoming Android phones rumors claim that the OnePlus 5T could continue that trend, with an all new design.

In our exclusive teaser image, we showed that the OnePlus 5T will have a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 resolution display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and will ditch hardware buttons on the bottom. Inside, there might be some other improvements compared to the OnePlus 5, including a bigger battery and a better camera. The OnePlus 5T will be officially revealed on Nov. 16, with a launch date of Novt. 20. The new screen design alone makes it one of our most anticipated upcoming Android phones.

Specs (rumored)

  • 6-inch 2160 x 1080 resolution display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 6/8 GB of RAM
  • 64/128 GB of onboard storage, no microSD card slot
  • Dual 20 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 3,450 mAh
  • Android 7.0 Nougat or Android 8.0 Oreo


By far, one of the most anticipated upcoming Android phones is the one that will come from Razer. The well-know PC and console gaming accessory and hardware company has already confirmed that it will begin selling its first mobile phone, simply called the Razer Phone, on Nov. 17, and it’s targeting the gaming community.

Razer bought Nextbit, the company that released the impressive Robin phone, early in 2017, to help them make this new product, and the design of the Razer Phone is very similar on the outside to the old Robin. However, the hardware specs on the Razer Phone may be among the highest, if not the highest, on this upcoming Android phones list. It will have a 5.7-inch IGZO LCD display with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution, but more importantly, it will be the first phone with a 120 Hz UltraMotion screen. That means game developers can make titles that will have almost no lag or stuttering when they are playing on screen.

Audio will come from twin speakers on the front that Razer says are the loudest found on any phone, with Dolby ATMOS support. Headphone users will be able to listen with a special USB-C adapter that includes THX certified DAC support. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is inside, along with a whopping 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage with a microSD card slot, dual 12 MP rear cameras, an 8 MP front facing camera, and a big 4,000 mAh battery.

While the Razer Phone will ship with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box, it will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the first quarter of 2018. It will be priced at $699 when it goes on sale. It is one of the upcoming Android phones that we are very much looking forward to trying out for ourselves.


  • 5.7-inch 1,440 x 2,560 resolution IGZO LCD display; 120 Hz UltraMotion screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of onboard storage,
  • Dual 12 MP rear cameras, 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm, 197 g


Is it too early to put the Samsung Galaxy S9 on our upcoming Android phones list? If one rumor is to be believed, nope. It claims Samsung plans to launch the next generation version of the Galaxy S series in February, following an announcement in January. Some rumors about the phone include one that claims it will have a camera that can record video at 1,000 fps. There are also reports that Samsung could launch a phone with a folding display alongside the Galaxy S9. None of this is confirmed but it certainly puts both devices on our upcoming Android phones wish list.

And so, there you have it for this roundup of new and upcoming Android phones that we are excited about! Are there any upcoming Android phones out there that you think should be a part of this list? Do let us know in the comments section below!

Source : androidauthority