These 10 High-end Smart Phones will Shake Mobile Fans in 2017

2017 will indeed be a year of smartphone innovations as many top brands are top-gear to storm the mobile tech market with high-end smart phones with mouth-watering features.

This year (2016) brought a lot of new mobile tech innovation such as the 100% water-proof / dust-proof smart phones. I’m betting that 2017 will definitely improve on them or even introduce superior ones.

Here’s bringing to you a detailed list of top 10 high-end smart cell phones that will be launched in 2017 with their rumored price, specification and features.

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iPhone 8

Next year will mark 1o years Apple introduced the IPhone series. And it will be celebrating the anniversary with the launch of its new flagship iPhone 8 smart phone.

The device is poised to come equipped with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display including an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It will also come with a rear facing camera.

Release Date is expected to be around September 2017 and rumored price is about USD750, 700 Euro i.e NGN 236, 000.

Iphone 8

iPhone 8 Features and Specifications:

Battery 3000 Mah
Screen Display 5.0” 1920 x 1080 Screen Resolution
Camera Features Dual Led Flash, 4k Video Recording
Rear 16 Megapixels
Front 8 Megapixels
Features Fast Charging, 5G Technology, Finger Print Scanner, Retina Eye Scanner
Memory 32/64/128 GB Internal memory and expandable with dual Micro SD cards
Operating System  iOS 10.02 upgradable to 11.0
Processor A – 11


Blackberry Mercury

BlackBerry is trying to build up their lost prestige. The introduction of android was a big blow to the company as they lost many-a-lot of fans, but recently they are gradually gaining ground again.

The BlackBerry Mercury will be a blast to mobile market come 2017, the 4.5” device will run on Android OS 7.0 and a whopping Snapdragon 625 processor.

Price not yet certain.

Blackberry Mercury

Rumored Specs

Screen size 4.5-inch
Screen resolution 1920×1080
Physical keyboard? Yes
Water resistant No
Processor Snapdragon 625
OS Android 7.0
Memory 3GB
Storage 32GB + microSD
Battery 3400mAh
Rear Camera 18MP


HTC 11

The Taiwan based smartphone brand HTC is set to release a mid-range high-end smartphone which could be launched earlier next year, probably between  January – April.

The rumored price of this device is about NGN 90, 200, $288 (CNY 2,000)

HTC 11

Leaked Specs

Screen size 5.5-inch
Resolution QHD display resolution
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
OS Android 7.0
Quick Charge 4.0
Memory 8GB RAM
Storage Up to 256GB
Battery 3,700mAh battery
Primary Camera 12-megapixel
Secondary camera 8-megapixel
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Microsoft Surface Phone

Microsoft will launch its Surface Phone probably early 2017. Though it may not be during the Mobile (MWC) World Congress which will occur from February 27th  to March 2.

The phone was spotted with some sweet features such as three variants, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 5.7-inch display.

We are expecting the release to be around the first quarter in 2017.

As seen in the leaked specs of the device, it’s cost range is $699 – $1,100 (£499-£799) approx.

Microsoft Surface Phone


Screen Options Quad HD 5.5-inch AMOLED screen (Gorilla Glass 4)
Processor Snapdragon processor 830
OS Android 7.0
Quick Charge 4.0
Memory 8GB of RAM  (DDR4)
Storage 64GB or 128GB of internal storage
Battery 4000mAh
Primary Camera 21-megapixel rear camera
Secondary camera 8MP selfie camera


Nokia DIC

The Nokia D1C is said to be launched in two variants. One will be a Mid-range device while the other will be in budget.

According to the leaked specs, the 5.0” smartphone will possess 13mp rear camera 2GB of RAM, and the other variant was sighted packing a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and will be powered with 3GB of RAM rocking 16MP rear camera.

The two versions are expected to come with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with Adreno 505 GPU.

Nokia DIC

The rumored cost of the Nokia D1c smart phone is about $200. ie-  NGN 63, 000.

Nokia D1C Specifications

1st Variant 2nd Variant
5in 1080p resolution display 5.5in 1080p resolution display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor
Adreno 505 GPU Adreno 505 GPU
2GB of RAM 3GB of RAM
16GB onboard storage 16GB onboard storage
13MP primary camera 16MP primary camera
8MP front-facing camera 8MP front-facing camera
Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat


OnePlus 4 

The new OnePlus 4 will be a successor to the OnePlus 3. The device will land with 21 megapixel camera instead of 16MP camera the OnePlus3 packs.

OnePlus 4

OnePlus 4 will cost $450 USD, 500 Euro or (NGN 165, 000).

Rumored Specs

Screen Options 5.5-inch AMOLED QHD display
Processor Snapdragon processor 830
OS  Oxygen OS with android Nougat
Memory 6 and 8 GB RAM Variant
Primary Camera 21-megapixel rear camera
Secondary camera 12MP selfie camera


Xiaomi MI 6

Xiaomi a.k.a the iPhone of China is working to launch a flagship smartphone in 2017 and this device will be called Xiaomi Mi 6. It will also be the first Chinese smartphone to feature Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Xiaomi MI 6

It is also rumored that the phone will be in three variants Mi 6S, Mi 6E, and Mi 6P running with different processors and may cost around $399 (NGN 126, 000).

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Spec and features

Screen Options Ultra HD 2160 x 3840 pixels Super AMOLED display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
Network May come with 5G LTE
Memory 8 GB RAM
Battery 4200mah
Primary Camera 21-megapixel rear camera
Secondary camera 13MP selfie camera


Samsung Galaxy X

This device will shut down the mobile market in 2017. It will be the first ever fold-able smartphone technology has ever invented.

The legendary vendor Samsung is famous for quality and unbeatable design build in electronic assets. We are expecting this flagship device by mid-2017.

Samsung galaxy x

This monster smart phone  starting cost is rumored to be around £639 (NGN 248, 000).


Screen Options 5.5 to 5.7inch QHD Super AMOLED foldable display
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
Resistance Water and dust resistance
Memory 6 GB RAM
Storage 256GB internal storage + microSD
Battery 4,000mAh or 3,600mAh battery
Features Iris Scanner

LG Flex

LG’s flagship phone of 2017 is tagged LG G Flex 4 and might offer a Bendable display and also a wireless charging option too.

LG Flex

The device might be released in mid 2017 and will cost around 750 USD (NGN 236, 000).

Leaked Specs

Screen Options 4096 x 2060 with Corning gorilla glass 4
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Memory 6 GB RAM
Storage 128GB storage
Battery 4,000mAh
Camera 22Mp Rear camera and 6Mp selfies camera
Features fingerprint scanner

Sony Xperia Z7

Sony is set to unleash some sweet smartphones come 2017, some of which include the Sony Xperia Z7, Xperia C6 and many others.

Sony Xperia Z7

The Sony Xperia Z7 will cost around $600 USD, 539 Euro, (NGN 189, 000).


Battery 3900 mAh
Camera 10Mp selfies camera and a whopping 28Mp rear camera
Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, retina eye scanner, rapid wireless charging, quick charging, mini projector
Memory 32 and 64 GB internal memory and expandable with a 128GB micro SD card
OS Android 7.0 Operating System 2017
Processor Snapdragon Qualcomm 820 or 830 octa-core 3.2 GHz processor
Release Date April 2017
Screen Display 4.6”, 5.3” and 6.0” 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution


In conclusion;

2017 is expected to come with many sturdy smart phones, smart watches, wrist bands and etc. The 10 in our list is just ‘ a tip of the iceberg’.

We will try and update you will the progress of their launch as soon as it goes public. Feel free to list some more by using the comment section below.

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  1. UKO ETIM says

    please notify when these listed smart phones (2017) are launch for sales

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