4 Most Anticipated Smartphones of 2016
Since the beginning of 2016, we have seen that many well-known companies have launched and will launch their best lines of products that embrace the latest technology. Notable companies such as Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HTC, and LG seem to compete to release new technology 2016 phones, which are mostly sought after by the gadget lovers. What are they? Check them out!
New Technology 2016 Phones at the Market
# Samsung Galaxy S7
Speculations about Samsung Galaxy S7 series finally came to the end when Samsung officially announced the series on March 11st 2016. The smartphone comes with polished and curved design and awesome camera, and microSD storage slot that allows the owner to extend the storage capacity. As a long-anticipated smartphone 2016, Samsung Galaxy S7 is beautiful in design and powerful as well as fast in performance, thanks to the support from newest android technology – namely, Anroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
It is equipped with a 5.2-inch display supported by QHD Super AMOLED technology, as what you found with the S6 series – not something new, right? However, AMOLED tech is more than adequate to provide great color reproduction. Samsung adds a new feature, called Always-ON Display. This feature allows you to see the clock, calendar, and other display features even though the phone is in standby position.
Long battery life is an advantage even though it is rather disappointing that the camera is non-removable. Unlike the previous series, the S7 series is currently available only with 32-GB storage – there are no variants with 12-GB or 64-GB storage capacity yet. Furthermore, if the S6 series came with a 12-MP camera, the smart phone 2016 from Samsung even comes with a 12-MP camera. Despite seemingly downgrading feature with camera, it actually comes with better lighting and 56% larger pixels.
Here are the key features of Samsung Galaxy S7:
- 5.1-Inch QHD Display
- 12-MP rear and 5-MP front camera
- Wireless charging feature
- MicroSD card slot
- 3.000mAh battery
- 4Gb or RAM
- 5MP front camera
- Exynos 8890 processor
- 6.0.0 Android Marshmallow
Failure with LG G4 reportly urges LG to launch a new series. The LG G4 is sold only 240.000 units in Korea and it is much fewer than the selling points of its competitor, Samsung Galaxy S6, which makes a great success. Therefore, LG G5 is one of mostly anticipated smartphones 2016, as LG enthusiasts expect many improvements in the upcoming series.
Now the questions and speculations are answered. As expected by smartphone enthusiast, LG makes a big jump with its newest phone series. This particularly applies with the features. This is the first LG phone with all-metal body. A unique “cap” at the bottom part of the phone makes LG G5 one of unique smartphones 2016. When the cap is removed, you will see the features, such as battery, Magic Slot (which is new in this phone series), and MicroSD slot.
The following are some key features of LG G5:
- 5.3-inch QHD display
- 4-GB RAM
- 32-GB storage
- MicroSD Slot
- Qualcom Snapdragon 820 processor
- 16-MP rear camera with OIS, and 8-MP selfie camera
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Wi-Fi 802
- 2800 mAh battery. With quick charging feature
- Android 6.0. Marshmallow
- Available in four color options, Gold, Pink, Silver, and Titan
Considering the features, you see that LG G5 is one of best smartphones of 2016; it is even comparable to Samsung Galaxy S7, which comes with some ‘not-new’ features. What about the price? LG has not officially announced the price, but it is like to be somewhere from $600 to $650, and will be available for shipping in April 2016.
Upcoming Smartphones of 2016
If the two smartphones above have been officially announced, the following two smartphones are still waiting for their turn.
Unlike Samsung Galaxy S7 series, which is official and available for pre-order now, iPhone7 is still in the cloud, as no defined specifications are available yet. It was reported that it would have a stronger and longer battery life, more sophisticated camera and more powerful processor. Besides that, the Apple’s lovers are also waiting for the 7 series launch because it is expected to come with new smartphone technology 2016 called “Glass on Glass Touch Panel”, which Apple is now trying to patent.
Many photo leaks have been around. The following are some of the expected features:
- Dual-lens camera, which is expected for iPhone 7 Plus
- Redesigned antenna bands
- Two screen sizes
- Thinner design
- No headphone jack
- Two speakers
So far, no information is available on when Apple will officially announce the coming of iPhone 7. It is speculated that Apple will follow the same trend, in which it released its smartphone series in September. It is likely that iPhone 7 will be introduced in Fall this year. Let’s wait then!
As what LG experienced with LG G4, HTC also faced almost similar problems with HTC M8 and M9. It seems that HTC needs to consider the specs and design carefully as not to repeat the same story with its two previous lines. It is rumored that HTC will make the newest series official in April 2016. Since the large brands, such as Samsung and LG have released their 2016 new smartphones, HTC receives more pressure to release its newest product.
Based on the photo leaks, it seems that HTC M10 will look more like HTC One M7, HTC will not use the name “Once” for this upcoming phone. The following are some expected features in this phone:
- Greater flash light
- 12-MP rear camera with laser auto focus feature, and 5-MP front camera for selfie
- A finger print sensor at Home button
- A 5.2-inch display supported by AMOLED technology
- 32-GB storage capacity
- 4-GB RAM
- SoC Snapdragon 820 Processor
- Adreno 530 GPU
- MicroSD slot
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Before, it was rumored that HTC M10 will be launched in about the same time with Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, but HTC decide to choose different schedule. No exact reason has been stated by HTC, but this shows that the brand needs more time to make sure that the new phone will be a success.
Of the four smartphones discussed above, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 have made their way to the market. They are among the most anticipated new technology 2016 phones, and to some extent, they prove so. However, you can wait for the two others, iPhone 7 and HTC M10 for more options of new smartphones 2016, as they are rumored to come with new features, new designs, and latest technology. Hopefully.