Top 5 Upcoming Smartphones of 2016
We are only a few months away before we bid farewell to 2015. During the year we have witnessed some of the greatest smartphones ever launched featuring the most powerful features consumers have had the pleasure to get their hands on. By next year, experts predict that demands for more innovate mobile devices will increase, with an expected 2 billion consumers owning smartphones globally by the year’s end. In fact, by 2018, over half of mobile phone users worldwide will have smartphones.
Various rumored innovative features are expected to appear on the next wave of smartphones, such as the iris scanning technology and see-through displays. Will we ever see these features next year?
Look no further; as this post is set to document all of the upcoming smartphones set to hit the market in 2016.
1. Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra
Bigger is always better. The Z Ultra is coming back in 2016 with bigger features than its predecessor. Sony might have helped LG with their G5’s camera, but the company is also busy working on their own roster of smartphones. The Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra/Premium is expected to come out by March 2016, featuring some of the newest technology on the market: Snapdragon 820 chipset, 6.44-inch 4K Display, and a 23-megapixel camera. The battery might also get an upgrade from the usual 3,000 mAh to 4,000 mAh.
2. LG G5
Another Android device manufacturer will be taking the center stage next year with the arrival of their new handset. LG will be releasing the G5 with more upgraded features. If Fujitsu revealed the first iris scanning smartphone, LG is rumored to be working on its own iris scanning handset to be released next year. In a report by the IB Times, the LG G5 is said to come with Sony’s 20-megapixel camera, 5.5-inch Quantum display, Snapdragon 808/820 chipset, 3,000 mAh battery, and a new set of leather back cover options.
3. Samsung Galaxy S7
If you were surprised by the Galaxy S6 Edge, you might be intrigued to see what Samsung have up their sleeves next. Similar to past releases, we should expect the Galaxy S7 sometime in March 2016, in time for the Mobile World Congress (MWC). It’s expected to be built with a slim metal and glass, non-removable battery, 5.7-inch “bendable” display with 4K video technology, 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing snapper, and the newest Snapdragon 820 processor to support the new UI of Samsung’s Touch Wiz.
4. iPhone 7
Dust and waterproof capabilities are just some of the features that are expected to appear on the next iPhone. The current Apple smartphones (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) were featured by O2 because they exhibit sturdier 7000 Series aluminum alloy that made these variants more robust than its predecessor. However, leaked information from reliable sources claim that the mobile giant is working on an iPhone 7 prototype with “ruggedized” features. It will also have some upgraded features such as a 6-core A10 chipset, 24-megapixel camera, and a large 3,000 mAh battery.
5. HTC One M10
One of the smartphones that has been confirmed to run the Android M OS is the HTC One M10. The next HTC handsets are speculated to come in two variants: 64 GB and 128 GB, supported by a powerful 4 GB RAM. It will also have the following upgraded features: support to Type-C USB port, 3,500 mAh battery, 27-megapixel rear camera & 5-megapixel front camera, and wireless charging capabilities. It will most likely be released sometime in March or April 2016 with a price range of $700 to $800 depending on the plan that the consumer is contracted to.
Other tech brands are expected to reveal their own set of powerful smartphones next year. As Google and Huawei have revealed their a 5.7-inch flagship handset (called the 6p) as part of their range of Nexus handsets. The search giant has also worked with LG to produce an old favorite in Nexus line in 5-inch size called Nexus 5X.
What other upcoming smartphones are you expecting to see next year?
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Written by TechnoLatest