Top 12 Upcoming Smartphones in 2016


1. Samsung Galaxy S7

One of the smartphones that will stand in the spotlight at the exhibition in Barcelona is the emblematic model of Samsung – Galaxy S7. Almost everything about the device is already known, including its design, thanks to information and photographs leaked on the Internet.


According to rumors it will have a Snapdragon 820 processor and will be presented in several versions, including a round display. It is expected that the device will have 4 GB of RAM and a port for placing a card memory expansion.

It’s clear what can be expected from its version “Edge”. It will have a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels and processor Qualcomm Snapdragon  820. The camera is expected to be 12 megapixel.

2. Nextbit Robin

This is one of the few good smartphones that can begin its existence with a Kickstarter’s campaign. Created by several former employees of the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, it will be Android-smartphone, which is expected to offer 100 GB of memory in the “cloud” at a price of 399 dollars.


This smartphone will have Snapdragon 808 processor, 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels and 32 GB internal memory. Its presentation is scheduled for February 16.

For more information: Nextbit’s Kickstarter page.

3. LG G5

Rumors say that the new iconic LG model will be presented at the exhibition in Barcelona. If not, however, it will almost certainly happen in Marchа


Market expectations include: metal design- for the first time in this series, 5.3-inch display and a second display similar to that shown in the model LG V10. This will be another new smartphone with Snapdragon 820 chip, the camera will most likely be 16 megapixel. It is expected to present the so-called by LG “magical port” that can be used for memory expansion or additional flash.

4. Huawei P9

This is another model that consumers expect to see in Barcelona. In addition to the standard version, there are expected three variations- budget version P9 lite, phablet- P9 max and a model (without a name yet), but with much higher performance.

huawei p9

Specialists expect the standard version of this smartphone to feature  6 GB of RAM and dual rear camera of 12 megapixels. The display probably will be 5.2-inch with a resolution of 1080 pixels and the processor – produced by Huawei Kirin 950 SoC.

Most likely this smartphone will have a fingerprint sensor. According to the report, none of the Huawei’s models that will be presented this year will feature a display with QHD-resolution. This is because Huawei does not believe that higher resolution is worth the sacrifice, which battery life requires.

5. HTC One M10

There is still not much information about how the new Taiwanese smartphone will look However, forecasts are for 4 GB of RAM, memory slot and a battery of 3500 mAh.

htc one m10

The design is likely to resemble the iPhone again, for which his predecessor  M9 was widely criticized. His debut is expected to be in March or April.

6. Project Araproject ara

This is a concept that is increasingly closer to reality. The smartphone is expected to deliver full capabilities of users for configuration of technical parameters, thanks to special modules-camera, battery, processor, internal memory and more.It is not clear when it will hit the market, but the conference of Google from 18-20 May may provide a little more clarity to the project.

7. Sony Xperia Z6

sony xperia z6

This upcoming model from Sony is the subject of much speculation. It may be presented in several variants – a 5.2-inch, 5.8-inch, 6.4-inch and 4.6-inch display. These models can be potentially seen at the exhibition in Barcelona.

8. Asus Zenfone 3

Last year,  Asus introduced several variations of devices from the popular series ZenFone 2. New information that leaked on the Internet, suggests that the next model series might also be seen at the exhibition in Barcelona.

asus zenfone 3

Its other version is expected to be with 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 720 pixels and 12 or 13-megapixel camera and 5MP front. It will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 615, which is a quad-core with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, and 3GB RAM.

The internal memory will be 32 GB. Its operating system will be Android 6.0. His other variant is expected to be 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory. The processor will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 with a frequency of 1.7 GHz, and operating system Android 6.0.

9. Lenovo Project Tangolenovo project tango

This project is the result of cooperation between Google and Lenovo. With a combination of cameras, the device can create models of objects from the environment in 3D, which will make navigation much more accurate. So users will be able to be navigated to specific objects. The device will be marketed this summer and will cost around $ 500.

10. Microsoft Surface Phone

Expectations are Microsoft Surface Phone to be with AMOLED-display, processor Intel Atom x3, 4GB of RAM and 64GB surface phone

It’s possible this smartphone to be launched in April or August, with the new update of Windows 10.

11. iPhone 6c, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

The presentation of the new iPhone 7 will be after nearly nine months, but new low-cost version of the popular device from Apple is expected soon.

iphone 7

The model is expected to be named iPhone 6c and to have 4” display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. It could be out in March – when the new “smart watch” of Apple will be shown.

It is expected that the iPhone 6c will be with the chip A9, used in model iPhone 6s, metal body and the same camera used for the iPhone 6.

There is much speculation regarding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These devices could have two cameras and wireless charging. It is very possible the audio jack to be replaced by a universal connector.

12. HTC Nexushtc nexus

This smartphone is expected to be presented in two versions – one model with 5-inch display and one with  5.5-inch. If this proves to be true, we will witness a reduction in the size of the screens in the new models.