t’s always the way that as soon as you upgrade your phone something better comes along, so should you upgrade now or wait? We outline details of the best new phones set to arrive within the next few months to help you make a decision.

2018 new phone release calendar

February 2018

  • LG V30+a
  • Nokia 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

March 2018

  • Apple iPhone SE 2
  • Huawei P20 (P11)

April 2018

  • LG G7
  • Xiaomi Mi7

May 2018

  • HTC U12

June 2018

  • Moto Z3/Z3 Play
  • OnePlus 6

July 2018

  • Moto Z3 Force

August 2018

  • Nokia 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9

September 2018

  • Apple iPhone 2018
  • LG V40
  • Razer Phone 2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2/XZ2 Compact

October 2018

  • Google Pixel 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
  • Xiaomi Mi Note 4

November 2018

  • Huawei Mate 11

If you’re in the market for a new phone your choices available right now are pretty good, but it’s always the way that as soon as you take the plunge and upgrade something better comes along and you regret your decision. In this article we outline the phones that will be released in 2018 to help you decide whether or not to wait.

Apple iPhone 2018

OK, so we don’t know what it’ll be called. iPhone 11? XS? X Plus? 9? Whatever it’s called, you’re probably going to want one.

Rumours suggest the iPhone X design could get two more sizes, mini and Plus, with upgrades to the internals of the X itself. Others suggest there could be cheaper alternatives that keep the design.

Either way, expect more than one iPhone this September. Apple had to play catch up with the iPhone X, and it won’t want to do that again. Likely with an A12 processor, better battery tech, iOS 12 and faster charging, this is going to be the best iPhone. Again.

Apple iPhone SE 2iphone

The iPhone SE is Apple’s small and cheap iPhone, the only one still on sale with a 4in screen but well overdue an update. What on earth is it doing in a round-up of the *best* new phones coming in 2018, you might wonder.

Well, let us explain. The iPhone SE 2 we’ve all been waiting for may not be the cheap, small iPhone we’re expecting. In fact it may be an iPhone X SE, with a larger screen and higher price tag.

According to rumours the new SE will still be cheaper than the iPhone X, but cheap is not a word we’d associate with a phone that might still cost £649.

It’s likely the phone will see a 6.01in LCD screen with an iPhone X-like notch, but it will lose 3D Touch to cut down costs.

Google Pixel 3

Three new Google Pixel phones are expected to land on 4 October 2018, with one of them potentially poised as a rival to the iPhone X.

Codenamed Crosshatch, Albacore and Blueline, we know that these new pure Android phones will run the to-be-announced Android 9.0 P, and that they will likely carry the 10nm (second-gen) Snapdragon 845 processor and feature 18:9 pOLED panels.

Huawei P20

Originally tipped for February’s MWC tradeshow, but now all but confirmed for launch at a separate Paris event on 27 March, the P20 will be successor to the company’s current flagship, the P10.

In common with the Mate 10 it will likely get the Kirin 970 chip, which Huawei claims delivers 25 times better CPU performance and 50 times greater energy efficiency.

Rumours suggest it could copy sister company Honor’s latest flagship and ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.