The 11 Most Expected Smartphones of 2016

Every year we see major releases in the smartphone business, which usually consist of improved versions of an established model (common to Apple and Samsung) to devices that dare to risk their configuration and design.

With the year 2016 just beginning, speculation about the major manufacturers' releases and their news has already begun. If you want to know more about the rumors and facts already known, check out our list of the most anticipated smartphones of 2016!

1. iPhone 7

There is no way to leave the annual iPhone release off our list, after all this is always one of the most anticipated moments for Apple fans. With the release of iPhone 6S (simply an improved version of iPhone 6) last year, we are expected to see iPhone 7 this time around.

Of course, we usually only see concrete news about this between the middle and the end of the year, but many people already speculate about the possible settings and features that may come with the new iPhone. It is expected to have its design modified with respect to the 6 and 6S (which are identical), to be waterproof, thinner and to change its headphone connector. Some say Apple is likely to get rid of the physical button on the front, but with the popular use of Touch ID, it seems harder to do.

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2. iPhone 6C

In addition to the expected major event near the end of the year, Apple is scheduled for another event in March this year. Of course, you are expected to see more than just a new version of Apple Watch or accessory news.

Many people believe the company will feature nothing less than a cheaper version of the iPhone 6, as the iPhone 6S was released a few months ago. Following the same pattern as the iPhone 5, this could very well be the iPhone 6C. If that were the case, besides being more economical, the device would probably have several color options and some more basic settings. The way is to wait and see if the rumors are confirmed.

3. Galaxy S7

Like Apple, Samsung also has the custom of launching a new premium smartphone model every year. If we follow the obvious pattern of previous models, it is very likely that the Galaxy S7 will be released in 2016.

The biggest difference is that the company usually makes its revelations and releases early in the year, at the Mobile World Congress, which will be held this February. In addition, there are several rumors about the look and feel of the smartphone, such as a 20 megapixel camera, 3D Touch-like technology (which recognizes the pressure of your touch on the screen), an enhanced fingerprint scanner, 4 GB of RAM and different versions for various screen sizes.

4. Galaxy S7 Edge

After the huge success of its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge has become one of the most anticipated smartphones for the year 2016. Like the Galaxy S7, the handset is due to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, with possible launch yet to begin. of the year.

Following the different design of the Galaxy S6 Edge, the new device should also feature a curved display, a more powerful processor and significant camera enhancements.

5. LG G5

The LG G4 was one of the big releases of 2015, having established itself as one of the best smartphones of the year quickly. So it's no surprise that your successor is already being eagerly awaited in the mobile market. Like other devices on this list, there are many rumors about the LG G5, with the difference that some of them are really quite specific.

The handset is expected to have a 5.5-inch 4K resolution display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB RAM, 20 megapixel camera, USB Type-C technology connector and 32 GB card-expandable internal storage. micro SD. In addition, LG is likely to give concrete information and launch the smartphone in the first quarter of 2016.

6. Sony Xperia Z6

Considering that the Xperia Z5 is one of the best Android smartphones you can find today, it's understandable that its successor is already being anticipated. It is only expected to be released mid-year, so we are unlikely to see any news or information about it at Mobile World Congress, for example.

There aren't as many details about its possible technical specifications either, but it is believed that the Xperia Z6 will feature a waterproof Snapdragon 820 processor that has a 5-inch 2K resolution display and a Touch-like feature. ID to recognize your fingerprints.

7. Project Ara

Google already has a great reputation for smartphones because of its popular Nexus line, but what fans of the company are really looking forward to this year is Project Ara. The highlight of this handset is the possibility of exchange of its components, so that the user can assemble their ideal smartphone. The idea is that you can change your processor, camera, speakers and even the screen to your liking.

Not much is known about the project yet, as to whether it will have standard components or if you can buy what you want to use right away, but if it really works the way Google put it, it will be a real revolution in the mobile market. The device has been delayed until this year, so Google is expected to offer more information and a release date soon.

8. Zenfone 3

One line of smartphones that stood out and became very popular in Brazil was Zenfone, brand Asus. Besides offering great value for its consumers, Zenfone 2 still has great settings for those looking for a premium device.

Not much is known about the Zenfone 3 yet, but it is expected to have a USB-C connector, fingerprint reading technology and an improved camera. As for its release, it is too early to guess, as Asus has not disclosed any information or details about it.

9. Galaxy Note 6

Samsung's phablets are also always very successful, making the future Galaxy Note 6 one of the biggest releases this year. As the Galaxy Note 5 was released recently, it is expected that it will be a while before we see its successor, which should be introduced later in 2016.

There are not so many rumors about its settings yet, but it is believed that there are improvements to the stylus S Pen (which caused design problems on the Galaxy Note 5), a more powerful processor and use of a technology similar to 3D Touch.

10. Moto X

A major competitor of Samsung in the Android smartphone market, Motorola is sure to launch a new model of Moto X, one of its most successful lines. Last year, for example, the company introduced and launched several different models to appeal to a wider audience, something that should be repeated in 2016.

One of the versions is expected to have a greater focus on competing with other premium handsets, making it more powerful and more robustly configured. Still, the device should not be announced or released at least until the middle or end of this year.

11. Xiaomi Mi 5

Another brand with great value for money products that became extremely popular in Brazil was Xiaomi. Its smartphones offer powerful configurations at unmatched prices, which made the Chinese company draw a lot of attention in 2015.

As early as this year, the Mi 5 is expected to ship with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor and 3 or 4 GB of RAM, as the device may have more than one version. The good news is that the smartphone can be launched in Brazil before March, so we just have to wait!

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