2016 was a great year for tech enthusiasts. Several major products like iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were released in the market. Apart from this, both Android and iOS were upgraded to newer versions. Now our all hopes are pinned on 2017 and we are expecting to see some really cool gadgets to arrive.
Here, we’ve prepared a list of such most anticipated techs of 2017. Let’s get started:
Most anticipated techs of 2017
Samsung Galaxy 8
The list of the most anticipated techs of 2017 couldn’t have been completed without Samsung. This year wasn’t that great for Samsung as the tech giant had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following the battery damage issue. Now the company is pinning all its expectations on Samsung Galaxy 8 that is slated to release next year.
According to reports, the upcoming smartphone will feature a new digital assistant from Viv, the AI startup Samsung bought this year.
For those who don’t know, Viv was founded by the same people responsible for building Apple Siri. So, we can expect that Samsung’s digital assistant will also have same high-level features and functionalities.
Samsung foldable smartphone
Samsung has been working on its foldable smartphones for years. Still, we didn’t get to see any such device in the market. The good news is that your wait may come to an end this year. There are reports that the tech giant is working on a foldable smartphone that will release in mid of 2017. So we may expect to see the new phones in stores anytime soon.
Apple’s iPhone 8 is several months away from release. Still, the rumors and reports have already started gearing up.
If all these rumors and reports are to be believed, Apple is planning to introduce major changes in the upcoming iPhone 8. With the end-to-end glass display, we may expect to see a new technology that will allow your screen to work as a fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, there are rumors that the new iPhone will feature flexible OLED display rather than the LCD panels. This will make the device lighter and offer more versatile screen colors.
The iPhone maker also has plans to launch the new iPad Pro this year. There are reports that the new iPad Pro will come in 12.9 inches, 7.9 inches and 10.9 inches with minor design changes. The new iPad will have 32GB RAM native storage and it will power on upcoming A10X processing chip.
Leading video game company Nintendo is releasing a new game console next year. Known as Nintendo Switch, the upcoming gadget is packed with features like multi-touch screen (with support for up to 10 touch points) and HD display.
Xbox Project Scorpio
Microsoft is also launching a new version of Xbox gaming consoles called Xbox project Scorpio. If rumors are to be believed, the upcoming console will be five times more powerful than the current Xbox One. It will come packed with a VR headset, 6 teraflops of graphics power and a newer processor chip. It will be capable of running all latest HD games.
This high-tech console is expected to arrive in stores in the fall of 2017.
Microsoft Surface Pro
Contrary to the hopes of many people who were expecting a new surface pro in 2016, Microsoft didn’t release any update to its Surface Pro lineup this year. So it will be pretty reasonable to hope that we’ll get a major update to the Microsoft Surface pro in 2017.
Microsoft Surface Book
We can also see some major updates in the Microsoft Surface Book. The computer has already got much powerful with this year’s upgrade. Now it will be exciting to see how the company improves its capabilities even further.
Smartwatch from Google
Google is also planning to launch its own smartwatch. There are rumors that the tech giant is working on two smartwatch projects codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish. The new smartwatches that are expected to arrive in stores anytime next year.
A new Google laptop running special Android version
Google has plans to extend the capabilities of Chrome and Android operating systems to further more devices. For this, the company is launching a new kind of laptop that will run on a special operating system called Andromeda OS that combines the features of both Chrome and Android OS. You can use it as both a laptop and a tablet.
This brand new laptop is expected to launch in the next year’s fall.
Our roundup of the most anticipated techs of 2017 ends here. Stay tuned for more interesting posts.
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