Whenever the word ‘smartphone’ comes into our mind, we always just say it is just a “style statement”, but the truth is that over the years, smartphones have managed to conquer the major part of our life. The year 2015 has witnessed some of unbelievably amazing smartphones from Google to Samsung to Apple and Xiaomi to OnePlus and many more. Each and every smartphone has surprised us in its own significance and special way.

So, we have finally stepped into another year and we all are eagerly waiting for better as well as the bigger releases, which are already rumoured to be lined up for 2016. Though the list of upcoming smartphones is quite a lengthy one, but we will talk about the top 5 best upcoming smartphones 2016, which are the most awaited, hyped releases and attracted a lot of people through the speculations and rumours.

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Apple iPhone 7

It is good to start with the most speculated Apple iPhone 7 which is scheduled to be released in September 2016 (Apple releases their new iPhones every year in the month of September). It seems that this time too, Apple will stick itself with its regular pattern of releasing two iPhones, a smaller one with 4.7 inch display and a larger one with 5.5 inch display. Though Apple is not releasing or talking about their upcoming smartphones, but according to the rumours, it seems that we will have waterproof as well as tougher iPhones this time. As per the insider sources, it seems that Apple will replace the headphone socket with a new lightening port. Hope to get more information about Apple iPhone 7 this summer at WWDC with an announcement of iOS 10.

Sony Xperia Z6

The year 2015 was quite uneven for Sony in terms of its smartphones, but it is expected that with the launch of the Sony Xperia Z6 this year will help the company to get back on the right track. Though, in terms of sales, Sony will not set it on fire, but yes, it is expected to have more powerful as well as good looking smartphones in the market. So, what we are expecting from Sony? First, it is rumoured that we will have five different versions with 3D touch technology (currently available only in iPhones). Second, we will have an evident looking handset by Sony with the usual features of waterproofing and dust. This time, Sony is taking adequate time for its flagship device, so it quite makes a hype now.

Samsung Galaxy S7

We all have our eyes on Samsung this year, which is the biggest Apple Challenger. Samsung has managed to earn a level of respect and success in the year 2015 with their most innovative and powerful Edge handsets. But, for now, we just have to wait for Mobile World Congress, which will held in the end of February. Still, there are speculations and rumours around that this year we might see Samsung flagship earlier. Though there are minimal chances of any changes in the design, but will surely have a bump in its internal specs. Also, it is expected to have extra-tough materials too, as well as in two variant sizes like Apple iPhones. It is expected to be the first best smartphone of 2016.

LG G5

We all were quite impressed with LG G4 released in the year 2015, so now we have some high expectations from LG. And even LG has set high standards for themselves too. We don’t have any official information about the release of LG G5, but yes, we will soon expect it to be released this year. It is expected that this new LG flagship, G5 might also help Google with its initiatives on Nexus. Probably, LG will unveil its flagship around February or March this year and will feature all-metal, premium body, as per the insiders chain. It is expected to have an upgrade in its specifications, including an integrated camera with big improvements. Also, it might feature iris scanner too, which can help the users in unlocking their phones just by looking at its display.

HTC One M10

The future intentions of HTC have been pretty clear after the release of One M9 in 2015, which had a lot of things to be commended upon, but it failed. And, now, with One M10, HTC is all set to come back ticking all the right boxes. It is expected to be released in the first third of 2016 with a mix of wireless charging, improved internal specs, including the screen resolution. We hope that this time HTC will not disappoint us with its design because we expect something innovative now.

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These smartphones are going to be the best in their own special way and will definitely rock the tech market with their unique and awesome features. These devices are going to be completely different from each other because every company is trying their best to win the race. This is the main reason that we all are getting differently new innovations in technology from different companies and brands. Other best upcoming smartphones 2016 includes Xiaomi Mi6, OnePlus 3, Oppo Find 9, Microsoft Lumia 940 & 940 XL, Nokia C1, Samsung Galaxy Note 6, ASUS Z1 Titan, Google Nexus 6 and many more.

Yes, the year 2015 was a year of Smartphones Bonanza, but in the next 12 months, we have more to come with more beautiful, innovative and powerful smartphones. So, if you are in the market searching for your next smartphone, then just have little more patience and guys, “just start saving your money, your next smartphone is just around the corner waiting for you”, because you are going to love these new smartphones and believe me they are worth waiting for.