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Samsung’s lineup of smartphones is arguably the best on the market. Known for their innovative displays, their high-quality cameras, and their snappy performance, the latest Samsung smartphones incorporate the latest in smart cellular technology. The Samsung Galaxy models are the current gold standard in everyday smartphone usage, while the larger Note-series smartphones offer a high-tech middle ground between smartphones and tablets. Samsung also offers a number of entry-level phones for budget-minded customers. Powered by the latest versions of Google’s Android OS, you can’t go wrong with a Samsung handheld. Read on to learn more about 2018’s top-rated Samsung phones.

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Want a larger smartphone that uses a stylus? Then the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is your phone.  Featuring a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, the Note8 is a great option whether you’re using apps, editing photos or playing online games. It is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor with 6 GB of RAM for effortless multitasking. It can be secured with an iris or fingerprint scanner, and its camera features two lenses with numerous digital enhancement options. Fans of the Galaxy Note series will love the stylus, which you can use even when the phone is off.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Sleek, high-tech, and ergonomic, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is perhaps the most popular smartphone of 2018. Powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4 GB of RAM, this phone offers exciting features and technology for its scores of users. It features a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a rear fingerprint scanner and a dual-facing camera with a 12 MP lens. Equipped with zoom and optical image stabilization, the S9 is capable of snapping clear, colorful photos under most lighting conditions. It features waterproof construction, expandable memory, a wired headphone jack, and also a software home button. The phone is designed with “always on” technology that makes it easy to power up (or find in dark rooms).

Samsung Galaxy S9+

For a cutting-edge smartphone with all the perks of the Samsung Galaxy S9, check out the Samsung Galaxy S9+. This phone shares most of the S9’s features and specs, with one clear difference - it’s screen is noticeably larger. The S9+ also ships with 6GB of RAM, and it gets a dual-lens camera with a 2x optical zoom. This phone also gets slow-motion video technology that lets you capture the most fleeting moments in jaw-dropping clarity.

Coming Soon: The Samsung Galaxy Note9

Expect a new Samsung smartphone to hit store shelves by the year’s end - the long-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note9. Details of the Note9 are just now being released, although pricing and launch information remains unannounced. Analysts expect this phone to be equipped with the Snapdragon 845 chipset in addition to a 3,800mAh battery. Expect at least 6GB of RAM and possibly more. For a camera, the Note9 is expected to retain a dual-lens setup with a variable aperture for extreme light settings. Look for incredible deals on the new Galaxy Note9 from national cellular providers and major retailers to start appearing late this fall.