We are firmly into the second half of the year and so far so good. We’ve seen quite a number of impressive smartphones released.
The start of the year saw the entry of HTC U Ultra followed closely by the LG G6 the following month. Huawei was also at the MWC 2017 event with the P10 and P10 Plus. The following months have also seen the likes of HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Xiaomi Mi 6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Moto Z2 Force hit the market.
There’s no doubt that these are all great phones with some powerful specs and tons of features, however, the year has just started – or should I say it’s not over!
For fans out there, you probably know the IFA 2017 is almost here. It is this time of the year that the big boys start taking center stage. Samsung, LG, Sony are always ready with something around these dates and this year isn’t different. A week to the event, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be announced. Just a day before the main event, the LG V30 and Sony Xperia XZ1 series will also be unveiled.
A few weeks later, Google will be coming in with the Pixel 2 series and rumor has it that the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 might also be announced this coming month. Not to forget, the Nokia 8 is here with us. In short, there will be plenty to choose from, but it will also mean many phones released in the first half of this year and late last year will further be discounted.
You probably aren’t interested in any of the so called big boys. While they might carry powerful specs and new features, they don’t come on the cheap. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wait until they are announced or even released. Up to now, the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, LG G6, HTC U Ultra and other phones already in the market have received several discounts. But once the incoming phones see the light, these discounts will get even better as retailers will be looking to empty their shelves for newer models.
So, if you have hunting a certain early-2017 or 2016 flagship phone, just hold your horses for a bit longer. The prices of these phones are set to drop even further.