New Smartphone 2018

A new year is upon us, and that means a new round of flagship devices soon will be, too. The next 365 days (364 now, I guess) will bring several new and exciting phones from all of the major players in the game. There may also be a few surprises along the way, as well. But the burning question in our first poll of the year is this:

Will you buy a new smartphone in 2018?

We already know Samsung is in the final stages of developing the Galaxy S9, and the LG G7 will likely come out around the same time. Google will likely follow up on the success of its flagship series with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we’ll probably see a Note 9 from Sammy, and there will likely be the V40 from LG.

And then there is a slew of other manufacturers likely to release new phones this year, like HTC, Motorola, Huawei, and OnePlus. Essential may or may not release a second device, and who knows? We may even see a follow-up to the Razer phone. And then think about all the budget phones that will probably come out.

One thing is absolutely sure: the options will be plentiful this year.

So, while we’re here at the beginning still, I thought it’d be a good time to poll you all now. Then, at the end of 2018, we’ll do a ‘Did you buy a new smartphone in 2018’ poll to see how the numbers pan out.

Vote in the poll, then let me know in the comment thread which phone you’re eyeing if your answer is yes, or which phone you already have that will hold you over until 2019 or beyond if your answer is no.

Will you buy a new smartphone in 2018

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For those curious, I likely won’t buy a new phone this year – for the first time in many years. Unless, of course, the Pixel 3 is a big enough upgrade to justify it for me.

For now, I’m still in love with my Pixel 2.


  1. As soon as the year 2018 started I already wanted to get a new phone (what a gadget freak I am). Too bad I have more things in my wishlist than money in my account.

    But if possible I’d like to get a phone that comes with Oreo out of the box (meaning that Project Treble is already there) but it has to have both microSD and headphone jack so Pixel/Pixel 2 is out of the question.

  2. I’m still thrilled with the performance of my OnePlus 3. It’s every bit as snappy as the day I got it, running factory Oreo, and I have no battery issues. I have no compelling reason to upgrade it right now. I suppose if I manage to destroy it, or something catastrophic happens, I’d have to replace it … but that’s about it. I think this one will outlast my venerable old Nexus 4, that served me well for 3 years before the battery became unusable.

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