These handsome handsets are as cutting-edge as it gets right now, and constant software tweaks and operating system upgrades should mean they won’t be left behind once newer models roll around. The latest version of Android is already in developers’ hands (even if we don’t know what sweet treat the ‘O’ stands for just yet), and Apple talked all things iOS 11 at its own developer conference in June.
But we’re not finished with new hardware yet. Now that Samsung and LG have kicked off the tiny-bezel trend, expect the rest of the world to follow suit – including Apple. It’s the iPhone’s 10th birthday this year, so expect something special to arrive in September. And that’s just the start: they probably won’t arrive until 2018, but smartphone screens that can bend and fold are already in the works. Now that’s the kind of phone future we really want.