All Top Best Upcoming Smartphones In 2016
Some smartphones are worth waiting for and there are some stunners coming in 2016. We have complied the list for the top upcoming smartphones in 2016. It is definitely a very interesting year for smartphones. We saw a lot of different flagship smartphones from major companies like Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and all the way to minor companies like Oneplus. We also noticed one very interesting trend in 2015 which was price going down instead of going up. Which is something that you’ve always wanted.
Hopefully, 2016 will be even better for smartphones. Here are our top picks for the best upcoming smartphones in 2016. To be real quick this is not an official list by any means these are just our top choices for what we think will be the top best upcoming smartphones In 2016. We’re curious to see what you guys think are the best choices. So do let us know through the comment section below.
Apple iPhone 7
The first one in our list is the Apple iPhone 7. This is Apple’s brand-new flagship phone and it should be announced in September. Although the final release date is still many months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumors going crazy over the upcoming iPhone. You already have seen rumors that the new iPhone will feature big design changes with an all new DJ headphones jack, waterproofing protection and an e-SIM. There are rumors about the screen size also, will it get bigger or will it feature a curved edge, else it have a touch ID or edge-to-edge display. One thing that is for sure is the new iPhone will be faster than ever with N8 processor and embedded M10 motion co-processor + 2 GB of RAM.
One of the finest upcoming smartphone
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 will be the best iPhone till date. Specifications will be improved to a N8 chips and M10 motion co-processor with 2 GB of RAM. It’s been suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus’ screen will increase to 5.7 inches that too without increasing the overall size of iPhone7. This could be achieved with an edge-to-edge display or sidewall displays. We just hope it will improve the resolution and also we could see a D jack headphone connector and waterproofing protection at standard.
This will be Apple’s biggest change on the iPhone. There’s have been all kinds of different rumors but there’s one that a lot of people seem to be agreeing with i.e Apple recently indicted that Apple will probably get rid of the 3.5 mm headphone jack on top of the iPhone to make this in the thinnest iPhone yet. But honestly I’m not sure this will be best move for Apple since a lot of different headphones that are already in the market will not work with the new iPhone. That can make a lot of people mad . There’s also a rumor pointing to an edge to edge display, but it is highly unlikely at this point.
Google Nexux 6 – 2016
The next one on our list is the Google Nexus 2016. it is very early days for the new Nexus rumors but we heard a tip off that the new Nexus 6 2016 smartphone will once again be manufactured by the same company that build the last year Nexus 6P that is Huawei .It will feature a snapdragon 820 chip which is more powerful and energy-efficient and built-in support for Qualcomm quickcharge 3.0. Some other stuff we know that includes the fact that it will be the launch vehicle for the new android OS that is android N. It will most likely arrive in October this year.
We all know the most recent Nexus 6P was a great success in 2015. Everyone pretty much loved it had a great build quality amazing camera in a clean Nexus experience is still too early to know exactly what can happen with the new Nexus 6 2016. We can already tell it’s probably going to be made by the same company made the Nexus 6P.New nexus 6P will be having new Snapdragon 820 processor, bigger screen siz and the latest version of android N. Phone will probably have USB Type C port which is new industry standard which would be built into android and used as format for data transfer and charging. This amazing phone is probably coming out in October 2016
The next one in our list is the HTC M 10. We all know the fact that the phone unveiled by HTC in October 2015 was an HTC 1A9. We are still expecting to see the HTC M10. In April 2016 HTC launched the traditionally successful smartphone HTC One, held just prior to March Mobile world 2015 Congress show. HTC’s chairwoman Cher Wang has said that there would be significant improvements in innovations and design for the next flagship model next year.
We will be expecting to see the HTC one and then shortly after NWC with a separate launch event held in April 2016. The key area in which HTC now lags behind its rivals is the screen. We expect to see some key improvements here as well as in general performance enhancements. HTC M 10 is already launched internationally. HTC 10 smartphone is powered by QUALCOMM snapdragon 820 SOC with 4GB of RAM.
The next one on our list is the LG G5. Its not long since we welcomed the LG G5. The Phone was announced by the company on 21st February. This is company’s first modular smartphone which can be transformed into a digital camera or Hi-Fi Player. It features a sleek aluminium uni-body with a slide out battery which is very common with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. LG G5 has 5.3 inches display which makes it easier to check the time or notification at a glance. Other innovative feature is the two cameras on the rear one with an extra wide 135° lens and key specifications include Qualcomm quad core snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 32 gigabytes of on-board storage with micro-SD card slot expansion up to 200 GB and 2800 mAH battery and android marshmallow. Phone has been on sale since April 8, 2016.
The LG G5 is a modular smart phone. You can remove the battery from the place and have a few add-ons. Apparently LG has been working on an eye scanner for the G5 with a company from the UK. There are no concrete details about this yet but LG is trying to do something completely different in 2016 with there flagship LG G5. It is also expected to have one of the longest battery life we all have ever seen on any flagship smartphone with a massive 4000 mAh battery. The phone will probably also have a dual display like the LG V10 that a lot of people really like.
LG G Flex 3
The next one in our list is again from LG. It is the LG G Flex three. The LG G Flex two was an interesting smartphone with its curve form factor and material that would automatically heal scratches. G Flex 3 should be more interesting still with the rumored metal body and premium design. We all expect Qualcomm 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM inside plus 32 GB of expandable storage via micro-SD card. Leaks suggest that there will be a 3500 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner and a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with a eight megapixel front facing camera. Although the LG G Flex three has not yet been officially confirmed by the company we expect it to make an appearance in late 2016.
windows surface phone
The next one in our list is from Microsoft. Surface phone rumors have been few and far between leading some to think it’s nothing more than a myth. But it was recently revealed by wire that Microsoft or Parade VP Panos Barney has been working on a prototype of a new phone, should it truly exist. Surface phone is expected to arrive in 2016 with a 5.5 inch Quad HD Amoled display, 4 GB of RAM, 64 and 128 GB storage options with micro-SD card expansion. Surface pro will have a 64-bit Intel processor and a 21 megapixel rear and a 8 megapixel front facing camera. The surface phone could also get a surface pen and a USB Type C port.
So obviously surface tablets have been getting pretty popular recently its no surprise that Microsoft wants to make a service phone in 2016. There have been tons of rumors about it but according to wired magazine, VP of Microsoft and they are already been working on a prototype of the same. If it’s real then it will be coming with four gigs of RAM, a 5.5 inch display, 21 megapixel camera and possibly a surface pen as well.
OnePlus 2 Mini
The next one in our list is the OnePlus 2 Mini. Despite having only recently announced the Oneplus X, the smaller than one plus 2 smart phone. There are rumors that this new Oneplus mini will be smaller than Oneplus X but performance to match the Oneplus 2. Some leaks suggest that the price should be somewhere in between the two that if it ever sees the light of the day. Device may be having 4.6 inch screen, Oneplus X has 5 inch screen and the Oneplus 2 has a 5.5 inch screen that is a full HD. Other specification include a 1.7 GHz QUALCOMM snapdragon 810 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of on-board storage and 12 megapixel and five megapixel camera. In common with the OnePlus 2 there is no NFC.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Finally on the list which is in no particular order by the way, is the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Samsung makes huge leaps and bounds every year. It surprises us just how for one generation Samsung can go. In 2015 the S6 and S6 Edge blew us away. It is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in phones before. S6 was definitely a game changer for Samsung as their best-selling phone till date. Hopefully S7 will continue that trend. Great hardware design and software work. It is rumored that it has adopted technology from the iPhone such as 3-D touch, live photos. Samsung will bring back micro SD slot.
The S7 is expected to be similar as of Galaxy S6 with respect to build quality and screen size. There’s also a rumor that Samsung might be using new Snapdragon 820 processor instead of their own Exynos processors. But nothing is confirmed as of right now so apparently it will be coming with 4 gigs of RAM. The latest version of android 6.0. Phone will be having new fingerprint scanner. Apparently Samsung has already set an event to launch the Galaxy S7 in February.
Next up in our list is the Oneplus 3. Oneplus has spoiled us in 2015 with both the Oneplus 2 and Oneplus X. But we are already hearing whispers about a OnePlus 3. As per leaks design of Oneplus3 has an artist’s impression. Previously there is no fingerprint scanner into the home button. But now One plus is going down the Sony rule by building it into the power button. It could mean a drop completely possibly in favor of something more radical such as an iris scanning. Early leaks specifications included the QUALCOMM snapdragon 820 chip. That will feature heavily in 2016 flagship smartphones offering improved performance and battery efficiency. That will support Qualcomm quickcharge technology 3.0 and Adreno 530 graphics.
Oneplus 3 will continue to fit a 1080p full HD display screen. It suggests to us that the Oneplus 3 will be a great value for money probably under Rs. 25000 with high-end specs and a mid-range price. It is expected to have a 5 inch 1080p Full HD display with the snapdragon 820 SOC powering. Leaks suggest that it will have six GB RAM, 32 to 64 GB internal storage. All these are rumors specification and we can’t wait to see the features of Oneplus 3.
Next up we have some exciting news from Sony’s table. It is the Sony Xperia Z6 and Xperia XA and Xperia X. Sony just neglected the announcement of the Xperia Z6 at MWC 2016. Sony has replaced the Xperia Z6 with a new X family smart phones starting with Xperia X performance and Xperia X. Xperia X performance and Xperia X boast next generation camera technology, battery and design. The company says that the new series embodies Sony’s mobile new brand vision. Both have 5 inch screens full HD for the Xperia X and 720p for the XA. It has a 23 megapixel camera and support for micro-SD card and a smart battery management system.
The new promising phone to forward in 2016 is Sony Xperia X performance and Xperia X. Both have a specifications of 5 inch 1080p display with a snapdragon 820 and 250 SOC respectively. With 3GB of RAM on both but 32 GB and 64 GB of Internal storage respectively.
Xiomi Mi 5
Next one in our list is Xiaomi Mi5. Company unveiled its new flagship beast at MWC 2016. Company claims that the smartphone achieved a staggering 142,000 points in Antutu Banchmark. That score was made possible by a combination of all. It includes Qualcomm snapdragon 820 with Adreno 530 GPU, Quickcharge support 3.0 and up to 4 GB of RAM. Other specifications like 5.15 inch full HD IPS screen, 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. It support 4K video recording, 3000 mAH battery, fingerprint scanner and Mi Ui 7 operating system based on android marshmallow.
Lenovo Zuk Z1
Lenovo’s Z1 will be launch in May 2016. It is already available internationally and is running on the age-old QUALCOMM snapdragon 801. Lenovo Z1 also has a 5.5 inch 1080p display with three GB of RAM and 64 GB of data storage.
Also expected to launch in May 2016. This smartphone has a 5.2 inch 1080p display, Running on Snapdragon 808 SOC with 3 GB RAM. The unique feature you will get with this smartphone is that you will get 100 GB of cloud storage
Meizu M3 Note
Launched in May 2016, The smartphone has a 5.5 inch 1080p display powered by the mediatek SOC. Smartphone comes in two variants – 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage and 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB Storage.
These are our picks for the top upcoming smartphones in 2016. Hope you guys enjoyed reading our list and let us know about your thoughts in the comment section below. This is our list for all smartphones that you should look forward to in 2016. We have some smartphones like HTC 10, LG G5 which are available internationally but are yet to launch in India.