April 13, 2021
upcoming smartphones in 2016

The Top 5 Smartphones To Look Out For In 2016

The year 2015 has been quite a bummer in terms of new launches of #smartphones, but the tech savvies need to hold their breaths for the upcoming releases due in late-2015/early-2016 because the best is yet to come. The smartphone market is about to get blown away with the upcoming smartphones in 2016, as the biggest names of the industry prepare themselves for the ultimate showdown and are all pumped up about launching their flagship devices well in time. So if you are looking forward to buying a new smartphone these days, you better hold that thought for a while because the smartphone industry giants are about to jump on the bandwagon in the Q4 2015 and Q1 2016.

upcoming smartphones in 2016

Rumor has it that the new #smartphones coming out in the forthcoming period of time will have a transformative impact on the market. The pre-launch hype has already generated immense enthusiasm and excitement in the hearts of smartphones enthusiasts all around the world. Once these smartphones are released they are likely to take the market by storm and will be available for sale online on Ebay, alibaba, Kaymu and on a number of bricks and mortar stores. The leading online websites in different countries like Amazon, flip kart and many others will be offering a vast range of new smartphones of 2016 following their releases.

To help you with your decision, we have rounded up the much anticipated smartphones due to be launched in the upcoming season.  Take a look at the best of smartphone tech that haven’t been launched yet and get ready to be blown away with the next big thing to envy. Continue to read for having an insight into the future of new phones by Apple, HTC, Nexus, Samsung and Sony.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Samsung S7 Edge

This year, Samsung has gained huge popularity with Galaxy S6 brilliant smartphones. The coming year will be yet another feather in the cap for Samsung as the company will be aiming towards embarking upon new heights of success. It is rumored that Samsung Galaxy S7 will be unveiled at a special global event somewhere around the first quarter of 2016, with it going on sale probably two-four weeks after it’s official release.  We will also be seeing Galaxy Samsung Edge S7 being launched potentially alongside Samsung Galaxy S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Samsung S7 Edge

The next generation of Sam mobiles are predicted to offer a wide range of highly advanced features as compared to the previous S6 phones. The current leaks suggest that Samsung fans can expect a 5.2 inch and 5.8 inch wide display in the upcoming releases. There are also rumors circulating the market that these devices will have the fastest 2.9-GHz Octa-core processor which will be much better than the 1.5GHz Octa-core processor being offered in the previous S6 smartphones. Samsung claims one of its phones come with a flat display while the other one will have a dual curved display. These phones are said to have a massive 4GB of RAM which is more than the 3GB RAM being offered in the previous S6 model. The storage capacity will be available in multiples of 16GB, 32GB, 64 GB and 124 GB.  It is rumored that in contrast 16 MP and 5MP cameras of S6, the upcoming series of Galaxy phones will have a 30-MP and 7 MP front and back cameras for capturing incredibly  vibrant photos. However the most interesting feature to watch out for will be it’s innovative folding capability. The Samsung S7 will be equipped with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. More catchy innovations may include a USB type- C charging/data port and either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 processor. Altogether these phones will have everything phone mavens are expecting from the smartphones of 2016.

  1. Nexus 5X

Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X is definitely the one to look out for if you are in the market for a new smartphone.  Since the previous Nexus 6 failed to impress the users because of it’s many apparent flaws, Google is now hedging its bets with the release of a new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to math every requirement. These new phone are made by LG and feature a 5.2 inch full HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor which is a lot faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor being used in the previous model. Unlike Nexus 6, these phones are relatively light-weight because of having a plastic body along with a very sleek and stylish design. The 12.3- and 5Mp rear front and back cameras on Nexus 5X have a pretty large pixel size and capture great images. Alongside the aforementioned features, the phone has 2GB RAM, 16-32 GB internal storage capacity, a USB Type-C charging port, a rear fingerprint scanner plus a front-facing speaker. The operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is the best OS till date. These phones also make an excellent choice for all the smartphone savvies.

  1. HTC One M10

HTC one M10

Though HTC has made a name for itself with it’s flagship One series, but it’s latest HTC One M9 did not prove to be among the best smartphones of 2015. Following poor sales of HTC One M19, the hottest rumor in town is that HTC could launch its successor HTC One M10 during the last Quarter of 2015. Users can expect a wide range of new and exciting features from this new offspring of One phone series such as a wide, bright screen, a faster Snapdragon 810 or the newer 820 processor, 2-3GB of RAM, a metallic frame and two large front- facing speakers.

  1. Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

The release of Sony Xperia Z3+ set new standards of technology and innovation in the smartphone market with record-breaking sales. The new Sony Xepria Z 5 is predicted to be the best flagship the users have been anticipating since they got to experience Sony Xperia Z3. This phones will be surely giving a tough time to the competitors with it’s OmniBalance design, waterproofed bodies, fingerprint sensors and many other new and exciting features such as Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM inside, a brilliant 23Mp camera, and a microSD support up to a whopping 200GB.

  1. IPhone 7

Iphone 7

IPhone will prove to a serious threat to all the major competitors. It will be offering a number of groundbreaking and innovative features. These phones will have everything you have been hoping for in the smartphones of the future. A highly advanced integrated projector will be included through which you can easily display presentation slides. The phones will be able to store more charge as a result of the organic material being used in the batteries. This device is impossible to break because of being covered in a Liquidmetal Case. However, the most astonishing feature of the phone will be the “The Protective Mechanism for Electronic Device” which protects the display against accidents. The quad-core processor and 20-MP rear iSight camera are also among IPhone 7’s many amazing features.

According to 2016 Smart Phone forecasts, the coming year will be a promising one for the smartphone manufacturers and users. With the upcoming releases of flagship and new mobiles entering the market, the future of smartphone tech in 2016 is likely to reach the pinnacle of success due to the cutting-edge technological advancements in smartphone features and specs.


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