Smartphones have quickly become the most widely depended upon mobile device, so much that each and every one of us look forward to the new releases well before there reality. Over recent years we have continuously seen some of the most innovative phones that provide us with all we need, and so much of what we want.
As we look to the next coming releases we can’t help but wonder what Android Smartphones in 2016 will bring us. All of the biggest players will surely return as the top manufacturers will be bringing us something new and exciting. LG, Samsung, HTC, and Sony will all be releasing their newest models and some amazing innovations are expected.
The following article previews the Best Android Smartphones for 2016 including the LG G4, LG G Flex 3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy Note 6, and the Sony Xperia Z5. Disclosing all including rumors, specs, features, price, and release date info to help you see what 2016 has in store for us.
There’s no denying that the top manufacturers will continue to build upon their current success while giving us something that we probably didn’t expect. Some of what we’re hoping to see with the new concepts are a foldable design, octa-core processors, 23 MP cameras, 4K screen displays, and 5G wireless technology.
The following Android Smartphones Preview for 2016 details the many rumors and confirmations on the LG G5, LG G Flex 3, Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 6, Xperia Z5, Xiaomi Mi6, Galaxy Note Edge 2, and HTC One M10.
LG G5 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
Consumers and analysts alike start talking about things to come in the LG G series as soon as the newest one releases, and with typically one year before the next-coming it gives us much to speculate about. The popularity of the LG G smartphones have taken off over the past couple of years, and when looking the specs and features of the LG G3 and LG G4 it’s easy to figure out why.
Much of the concept and release pattern of LG Android smartphones will be easy, especially considering what LG’s stance is over the next few years. We already know that they have secured patents for years to come that clearly illustrates we will see a new model each year up to the LG G10.
In 2016, the LG G5 is already being regarded as one of the, if not the best Android smartphone of the year. This is quite amazing considering how much time is left until the expected official announcement in March. If the March announcement does come, it will likely set up a release date for the end of the month to the beginning of April 2016.
Huge enhancements are expected including a octa-core processor, 20 – 23 MP rear camera, 4K display, and possibly 5G wireless technology. We have been hearing many rumors on the concept changes to include increased speed, better video recording, increased efficiency, faster downloads, and an amazing crystal clear screen display.
The following on the LG G5 specs, features, price, and release date updates are the latest rumors and leaks that have come out of Korea.
LG G5 Specs – 20 to 23 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera, 3D, and Optical Image Stabilization
Probably the single most anticipated feature of the LG G5 specs is the 3D camera. The technology is in place and the time is now for us to see 3D technology integrated into the new concept. 3D technology has been rumored to be featured in smartphones for the past couple of years, and the first is rumored for 2016.
The top LG G5 rumors surrounds the 3D camera features and a 20 – 23 MP rear camera. Over 20 megapixels in any smartphone is a lot, especially when comparing the LG G5 rear camera to that of the LG G4.
We have also been hearing rumors that the front camera will feature 5.1 megapixels. This in-itself will be another enhancement, but one that will still be behind other Android smartphone releases in 2016. The optical image stabilization feature will return for the LG G5, but is expected to be even more responsive that in the G4.
LG G5 Specs – Octa-Core Processor and 5 GB RAM
The LG G5 should definitely sport the octa-core processor that we have been waiting to see as the amazing effect on speed, efficiency, and screen display will be hard to beat. We have been hearing rumors on the 2.9 ghz octa-core processor since just before the LG G4 release. As we all now know, it never happened as we hoped and now the four A-57 and four A-53 cores will make their way into the concept of the LG G5.
The eight cores will have a huge effect on speed and battery efficiency, but will also play an integral role in the 4K screen display. With more than 700 ppi, the 4K display will create one of the best looking Android smartphone displays in 2016. The speed will be further enhanced with an increase in RAM to 5 GB.
LG G5 Specs – 4K 5.6” Sapphire Screen Display
The idea of the octa-core processor supports the ability for LG to implement the 4K display. The screen resolution is rumored to be an amazing 4096 x 2160, which will may the highest of any Android smartphone on this list. Clarity and crystal clear pictures and video will look so life-like and will be a focal point of the new concept.
LG G5 Specs – 4100 mAh Battery, 5 Launch Day Colors, and 3 Internal Memory Options
Based on what we have seen thus far, the LG G5 specs will be significantly better than the specs of the LG G4. For this to happen, the battery has to have more juice, and based on the current rumors it will. We have seen reports of a 4100 mAh battery on the horizon, and knowing what LG is trying to do this is highly likely.
With five launch day colors, consumers will have numerous options. All of the previous colors including gold, white, blue, black, and copper are all expected, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more color options after the release. It’s also looking like there will be plenty of memory in the LG G5 as 16, 32, 64, and maybe even 128 GB options will be available. An expandable memory option is also rumored with an optional micro SD card to 256 MB.
LG G5 Features – Foldable Design, Retina Eye Scanner, 5G, Waterproof Design
There will be many new features in the LG G5 including a foldable design. LG made this a reality when they stated what their future concepts would have, and a foldable design is slated for the same year as the G5 release.
The foldable design is a unique concept, and one that we have been looking forward to for many years. We first heard of the idea with the G Flex series as we are also hearing info that the upcoming LG G Flex 3 will be foldable as well.
The fingerprint scanner is likely to be replaced with a retina eye scanner. The eye sensing technology will heighten the security even more, and something that cell owners will love to see. We were hoping to see both an eye scanner and fingerprint scanner, but due to the high cost to consumers we would be happy with just the eye sensing technology.
Some of what we have already seen is likely to return as in the waterproof design, shockproof sensors, and dustproof features. Now being integrated as standard features, LG will likely bring them back for the LG G5 concept.
Other rumors that we’ve been hearing is 5G wireless technology. While we know it’s only a matter of time, it is highly unlikely that it will be ready for 2016 Android smartphone releases. We will probably have to wait until 2018 to see 5G, which will mean the LG G7 is more likely.
LG G5 Price and Release Date
Based on the previous releases and the idea that the LG is looking to create premium, but price comparable release, it’s somewhat easy to approximate the price and release date. The US price is expected to stay under $1000 as the current rumors suggest a $900 launch day price. In much of Europe this would mean about 730 Euros and just over £550 pounds.
If the official announcement comes at CES as expected, much of the world will see the LG G5 release date in June of 2016. Some countries may get luck with an earlier release as China, Korea, Japan, and many of us here in the US by the end of May.
LG G Flex 3 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
[AdSense-A]The LG G series has become one of the most unique Android smartphone brands as the creative concept is starting to be mimicked by other manufacturers. Since the first release back in 2014, the G Flex series has brought forth a curved, bendable concept that consumers have fell in love with. Now as we look to the upcoming 2016 Android smartphone releases we can’t help but wait for the LG G Flex 3.
Much of what we have been seeing coincides with what LG is intending with all future releases as they have already stated they have already stated that being creative will once again be seen. The LG G Flex 3 concept is rumored to feature a new foldable design that will fully compliment the 90 bendable display.
We first heard about the foldable design in 2014 as LG was giving us a glimpse of things to come. As we fast-forward to 2016, we are still awaiting the official announcement on which LG release will feature the new bendable feature.
Other rumors suggest that the LG G Flex series will again increase in size. The original Flex was noted as 6 inches, and the second release was smaller to accommodate a better visual display. 2016 LG Android smartphone releases are all expected to feature 4K screen displays which is expected to bring back the larger, 6 inch screen.
The following are all the latest confirmations and rumors on the LG G Flex 3 specs, features, price, and release date as the next coming will be here much sooner than you may have thought.
LG G Flex 3 Specs – 17 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera, 3D, Dual LED, and Optical Image Stabilization
We’ve been hearing much about 3D smartphone camera technology in 2016, and the thought has already garnered a great deal of attention. LG looks is rumored to be ready to integrate the new 3D technology in each of its flagship releases including both the LG G Flex 3 and LG G5. While we will be patiently awaiting the confirmations in January of 2016, we are almost certain the time here finally here.
Both the front and rear LG G Flex 3 cameras will be getting a much needed upgrade, but both will still be behind other flagship 2016 Android releases. For most, a 17 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera will be more than enough, but for others, it will be less than one would expect.
One of the biggest things that consumers look at for each new smartphone is the camera specs, and as we look to replace many stand-alone devices having a top of the line smartphone is a must. For those who are depending on creating high quality video and photos, the LG G Flex 3 camera specs will be more than enough.
Part of the reason why the low amount of camera megapixels will be enough is due to the other features including Dual LED and the optical image stabilization feature. Both will significantly enhance the camera quality as the photo capabilities will seem more like a premium, high end shooter.
LG G Flex 3 Specs – Octa-Core 2.9 GHZ Processor and 4 GB RAM
LG will also be looking to upgrade all of their smartphone processors in 2016 as the long-awaited octa-core processor should be integrated. Featuring eight cores of sheer power, precision, and speed, the four A-57 and four A-53 cores will integrate perfectly into the new LG G Flex 3 concept.
The Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core processor will have a tremendous effect on all the natural day-to-day processes. Multi-tasking and switching from screen to screen will be a breeze and the efficiency will demand less battery power with each process. Some analysts have speculated that the new processor will demand about 25% less battery power than a quad-core processor. 4 GB RAM is expected which will only add to the positive power and efficiency aspects.
LG G Flex 3 Specs – 6” Sapphire UHD Screen Display
One thing that’s for certain is that the G Flex screen display has come a long way since the original release. When the original LG G Flex released in 2014, the larger screen dimension was believed to rival the other Phablet, Galaxy Note. It took us no time at all to realize that while the bigger screen was one of the best aspects, it was also one of the worst.
Dubbed as a Phablet in its own rights, the visual display of the 6 inch screen was far less than premium. Supported in under HD th 720 resolution was one of the worst of its time. That all changed with the LG G Flex 2 as the rumored smaller screen supporting full HD came into play, and the 4K LG G Flex 3 UHD Sapphire screen display will be even better.
LG G Flex 3 Specs – 3800 mAh Battery, 4 Launch Day Colors, and 3 Internal Memory Options
For those looking for a wide array of options, then you will be pleasantly surprised. The battery specs will feature an upgrade as we have heard speculation of a 3800 mAh battery. This will increase the talk and text time by many hours which is expected to last users over 24 hours with standard use.
For those looking for some color in life, the G Flex 3 is expected to launch with four color options. The standard colors will return including a black, blue, silver, and white launch day variant. Internal memory options will also be plentiful as it’s rumored for 16 and 32 GB, and there has been some talk on a 128 GB variant. External memory is still up in the air, and the most logical would be that it wouldn’t feature an option if there was an internal memory variant with 128 GB.
LG G Flex 3 Features – Aluminum Surround, Fingerprint Scanner, and Waterproof Design
In order to maintain the idea of a bendable and foldable design, the phone’s exterior is likely to remain aluminum. Making it easier to fold and have that 90 degree bend is why we won’t see a metal surround.
The fingerprint scanner is likely to be one of the biggest features as LG will probably dismiss the rumors of the retina eye scanner. Many rumors have been in place for eye sensing technology in many upcoming Android smartphones, but the overwhelming cost will be passed down to consumers. As LG looks to maintain the LG G Flex 3 price comparable, eye sensing technology is highly unlikely.
The waterproof design, dustproof, and shockproof features will likely be in the new concept. For years these three features have been featured in only more expensive smartphones, they have now become more of a standard feature. The phone’s waterproof exterior will help the overall durability and be a perfect compliment for the new camera features.
LG G Flex 3 Price and Release Date
The expected price and LG G Flex 2 release date should fall into the normal once per year release scheduled that most smartphone manufactures live by. Based on the previous price and release date trends, this would lead us to believe that we should see the third edition of the Flex during the first quarter of 2016, and for a very comparable price.
Here in the United States we are hoping that the price will not go over $1000 for the launch as a $900 price tag is the most realistic. The official announcement is expected during the first week in February which is likely to set up a mid-February release in most of the larger markets in the world.
Larger Asia markets should feature the LG G Flex 3 release first with many smaller markets around the world getting their first hands-on during the first and second weeks in March. For sure, the huge expectations that are already mounting should set up a huge worldwide launch with presales likely to sell out quick.
Samsung Galaxy S7 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
Probably the most trusted and popular Android smartphone series has become the Galaxy S series, and the seventh release is setting up to another huge one. The Samsung Galaxy S7 may just be the best-selling 2016 Android smartphone of the year as the name alone and the huge innovations that have given us helps raise the brand awareness for consumers.
The Galaxy S7 is expecting to give us more of the same while there have been many surprises over the years. Samsung continually helps shape the overall market itself with the S7 being yet another near perfect example.
Many concept changes are expected which has been the case with each new release. Some of the things we are hopeful of seeing is a bigger screen, faster processor, increased camera megapixels, more memory options, full metal body, and a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge variant. We have been hearing rumors on the Edge variant as consumers will have many versions of the S7 to choose from. With premium features, one can expect a price difference between the standard S7 and the S7 Edge.
Besides the standard S7 and Edge variants, there will be many color and memory options to choose from. Consumers will gain the idea of purchasing power as you can choose exactly what you want, and for a price you are willing to pay.
The following are all there is to know on the new Samsung Galaxy S7 features, specs, price, and release date info.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs – 30 MP Rear Camera, 10 MP Front Camera, Optical Image Stabilization, and 3D
We’re hearing rumors of a massive 30 MP Galaxy S7 camera, and I wouldn’t doubt if Samsung would be the one to pull it off. Each year manufacturer’s look to outdo what they did the year before, and in 2016 more of the same from Samsung is expected. Even the rear camera is expected to have some almost hard-to-believe specs as rumored with a 10 MP front camera.
When comparing the S7 camera specs to other phones on this list, it almost seems surreal. As Samsung continually looks for new innovations, integrating 30 and 10 megapixels wouldn’t be a surprise at all. It’s a safe bet we’ll see the optical image stabilization as it has become one of the best features of any phone, but a 3D camera is still unknown. The octa-core 810 processor will make it possible to integrate a 3D camera on paper, but time will tell if it becomes a reality.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs – Octa-Core 2.9 ghz 810 Processor and 5 GB RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to be the most technologically advanced smartphone released in 2016, and when looking at all the info here you will easily figure out why. The Snapdragon Qualcomm 810 processor will feature eight cores running in series that will offer an almost endless stream of the most efficient power.
The quad-core 810 processor rumored will also set up the idea of a 4K display. An even better notion which is expected to be an unheard of 3840 x 2200 screen resolution and the possibility of 3D. The 810 processor makes it possible for both as the idea of both gaming and picture rendering on a 3D visual display may just become the best feature. The S7 is also rumored to be one of the first smartphones to feature 5 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs – OLED 4K Display
The 4K display will be amazing to look at, and one that will become one of the top features of the Galaxy S7. The time is in the past of full-HD as the four times that display is the next big thing. Rumors are swirling on the 5.2” 4K Galaxy S7 display as it’s expected to have some of the best visuals of any of the Android smartphones for 2016 on this list.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs – 4000 mAh Battery, 4 Color Options, and 3 Internal Memory Options
What good is features and apps if you don’t have the battery power to sustain a day of enjoying them? This is where upgrading to a 4000 mAh battery comes in, and the S7 is expected to do just that.
With four launch day color options and three internal memory options, consumers can choose what they want and how they want to store it. Four of the standard colors are expected to return as black, blue, white, and a platinum have been rumored. Memory will be another option as 16, 32, 64 and probably 256 MB versions are expected. Expandable to a whole 1 GB would be nice with an external memory card would make transferring spreadsheets, music, and other data from one device to another.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Features – Metal Surround, Curved Display, Fingerprint Scanner, and Waterproof Design
As consumers look to a premium look and feel when it comes to smartphones, the Galaxy S7 should be a full metal surround. There has been talk of an aluminum and metal composite surround, but a full-metal body is expected in order to help keep the production costs down.
Leaks on a curved display with a minimal side viewing bezel have been in circulation, but we’re not sure if this is for the S7 or a new Samsung flagship release. We are almost certain that a Galaxy S7 Edge version will be release at the same time as the standard S7 which is likely to cost about $100 more. A fingerprint scanner and waterproof design is expected to be in the concept of both S7 versions.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Release Date and Price
The expected Samsung Galaxy S7 release date here in the US is believed to be for April. It should be released in markets in South Korea, China, and Japan first before making its way here, and many markets in Europe around the same time as the US release.
Presales should be starting by the end of March to the 1st week in April, and with a price tag of around $800 the S7 price will be comparable with other Android smartphones in this preview. On-contract pricing through some of the largest cell carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile should only be $299.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
The Samsung Galaxy Note series started something years ago and it seems that many of the other manufacturers are following suit. The larger sized smartphone that many started to look away from are now turning heads. The Galaxy Note 6 will do more of the same as the upcoming release is expected to be the best Phablet yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 looks to be one amazing productivity and entertainment mobile device. Large in stature, but small in price makes this a sure bet in 2016, and will undeniably be one of the best Android smartphones of the year.
Many improvements are expected such as in the processor, camera, features, and even the surround as many of the things we have grown to love will be replaced with something better. As Samsung looks to continue to appeal to all, we are expecting yet another perfect smartphone with a price that we are sure to appreciate.
The following Galaxy Note 6 specs, features, price, and release date info will keep you wanting more right up until the official launch.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Specs – 28 MP Rear Camera, 7 MP Front Camera, Optical Image Stabilization, and 3D
When we say that Samsung looks to be doing it right, we mean it. The concept of the Galaxy Note 6 will be the most feature packed Galaxy Note yet, and when looking at what they have done in the past there is no reason to doubt it. The camera specs and features coincide with the innovational changes that are expected in the Note 6 concept, and some that we are hoping to see.
The rear camera is rumored to feature an amazing 28 MP shooter. This is quite a feat considering that the device itself was first created with productivity in mind. The 7 MP front camera will be equally amazing, and will definitely feature the OIS feature we have seen in previous models.
One rumor that we are hoping for, but are less likely to see is 3D camera integration. We believe that Samsung will be on the brink of integrating 3D camera technology due to the 810 Snapdragon processor and are quite sure we will see our first glimpse of the 3D camera. The summer of 2016 release should give Samsung just enough time as it is more likely to be featured in the Note 6 than in the S7.
Samsung Galax Note 6 Specs – Octa-Core 2.9 ghz Processor and 5 GB RAM
The enhancements don’t stop with the camera as the rumored Snapdragon Qualcomm 2.9 ghz octa-core processor should make it to the Note 6. Running on eight cores, the Note 6 should will not only be faster than the Note 5, but will also be able to handle other processes.
The octa-core technology does much more for the new phone then add speed as it will be able to integrate a 4K display. The 810 processor enables the Note 6 to have a screen resolution up to 4096 x 2160. This is four times that of true HD, and a display that will look more lifelike than life itself. Integrated with 5 GB of RAM, the speed of the phone will be faster than many high end laptop devices and will have a positive influence on mobile video gaming.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Specs – 4K 6.0” Screen Display
The screen size of the Galaxy Note 6 is rumored to be larger and much better looking. We are hoping to see the 4K 6.2” screen that has been rumored as the new octa-core processor makes this possible. The 4K display will have four times the resolution of true high definition.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Specs – 4200 mAh Battery, 2 Color Options, and 3 Internal Memory Options
A phone that’s this big will need a big battery, and the 4200 mAh battery will be more than enough. Samsung intends on doing it all big, and increasing the battery size will be a nice addition. As consumers look to store everything, do everything, and literally have everything on their mobile devices, having a huge battery will be needed.
Black and white will return for launch day colors and three memory options including a 16, 32, and 64 MB will be options. It would be nice to see even more as a 128 MB option would be like an endless supply of memory. One of the more recent rumors is that the Faux rear surround may be a thing of the past as Samsung looks to create a true premium device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Features – Full Metal Surround, Retina Eye Scanner, and Waterproof Design
The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to be a full metal body as the Faux surround that we have come to expect is rumored to be gone. The leather backing has been a trademark of the Note series, but with the intentions of creating something unique it may be no longer.
The retina eye scanner that we first heard about for the Galaxy Note 5 concept may finally be here as we have seen information that it will replace the fingerprint scanner. With eye sensing technology, owners will be sure that no other can lock and unlock the device. While the fingerprint scanner was a great security feature, it had some negative aspects relating to precision. The retina scanner will add a unique element, and a feature that has been rumored since the previous two releases.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Release Date and Price
The Galaxy Note 6 release date should be about the same time but one year later than the Note 5. If Samsung continues with the same release schedule, this will mean that we will see the Note 6 during the month of September.
There’s no reason to think that the same won’t hold true, especially considering there will be two other flagship Samsung releases in the same year. The Galaxy S7 will release during the first quarter, and the Galaxy Note Edge 3 will release during the winter of 2016.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 price will be in the middle of the S7 and the Edge 3, and here in the US we are expecting to see an $1100 price. In the European market, the price of the Note 5 will be around 900 Euros, and around 700 in England. Presales should start in their respective countries approximately 2-3 weeks before the actual release.
Sony Xperia Z5 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
Xperia Z5 looks to be even sexier. The sleek design always gets consumers to take notice, and no matter what number release is up it will surely demand attention.
The Sony Xperia Z5 will be another huge release, and in 2016 it’s already setting up to be one of the best Android smartphones of the year. One of the biggest rumors coincides with the actual release date as Sony has been one of the few to have an unconventional launch cycle. They have been releasing two Xperia Z models per year, which is unlike other manufacturers who typically release one per year.
This is likely to change this year as Sony has seen a decline in smartphone sales over the years as it has been rumored that they will turn to more of a conventional schedule. This will actually be better for loyal customers for the upcoming Xperia Z5 concept as the intentions are that Sony will concentrate on only one smartphone this year.
Some of the other rumors that have come out is the inevitable compact and Z5 Ultra. Expecting to have a total of three variants with the Z5 Compact being 5.2 inches, the standard being 5.5 inches, and the Ultra being a Phablet like 5.9 inches.
The following tells all there is to know up until now, and the many Xperia Z5 rumors and confirmations to this point on the specs, features, price, and release date.
Sony Xperia Z5 Specs – 24 MP Rear Camera, 6 MP Front Camera, APCS Sensor, and Optical Image Stabilization
Sony has always been one of the best at creating high quality camera specs, and both the camera specs and features of the Xperia Z5 cameras will be more than fitting. The rear camera is rumored to have a 24 MP camera and up to 28 megapixels while the front camera is expected to feature at least 6 MP.
The APCS Sensor and OIS will have a huge effect on normal movement and lighting effects, and will be much improved that the same features of the Z4. While Sony intends on concentrating its focus one smartphone device, the Xperia Z5 cameras will surely standout.
Sony Xperia Z5 Specs – Octa-Core 2.9 ghz Processor and 5 GB RAM
The Sony Xperia Z5 processor is another one that will sport the octa-core processor. Most of the top 2016 Android smartphone releases are turning to 4K technology, and it all starts with at least an 810 processor. This will enable Sony to increase the RAM to 5 GB, which will be yet another improvement when comparing it to the Xperia Z4.
Sony Xperia Z5 Specs – 5.5” QHD Display – Standard Version
The standard version of the Xperia Z5 is rumored to be 5.5 inches and sport a QHD 4K display. As most of the upcoming Android smartphones are turning to the 4 times HD display, Sony will be doing the same. The crystal clear display will be like watching the highest quality TV right on your handheld mobile device.
Sony Xperia Z5 Specs – 4200 mAh Battery, 3 Color Options, and 2 Internal Memory Options
The 4200 mAh Xperia Z5 battery will provide almost 36 hours of juice of talk, text, and data. The standard Android smartphone battery provides around 18 hours of battery life, so the battery of the Z5 will be significant better. If it does end up being 4200 mAh, the Z5 will have the best battery power of any other smartphone in this preview.
There is expected to be three launch day colors of white, black and silver with more to possibly come over the months after the release. Two internal memory options of 16 and 32 MB with consumers calling for at least a third option of 128 MB. The memory can be expanded upon with a 128 MB optional micro card. With the external card slow, users can transfer contacts, pictures, and other data such as MP3’s from one smartphone to another.
Sony Xperia Z5 Features – Fingerprint Scanner, Dustproof, Shockproof, and Waterproof Design
All of the same features you would expect in a flagship Android smartphone should be seen including a fingerprint scanner, dustproof, ad shockproof. The Xperia Z5 will also come preloaded with the most current Android operating system that will integrate seamlessly into the new concept.
Sony Xperia Z5 Release Date and Price
As the latest rumors surrounding a more conventional release schedule, we are patiently awaiting the official announcement from Sony. If the speculation is true, then the Xperia Z5 release should start by April in larger markets worldwide. Japan, China, Korea, and Thailand should see the Z5 at the beginning of April, with larger markets in Europe and North America by the middle of the month, and smaller markets globally by the end of the month.
One of the best things about the new Xperia Z5 concept is the different options and price points for consumers. With three different size variants that are expected to be about a $100 price difference.
Xiaomi Mi6 – Best Android Smartphones 2016
[AdSense-A]Xiaomi has really made a name for themselves in such as short amount of time, and the next release called the Mi6 will certainly be the best one yet. The Chinese start-up has taken the world by storm with their high quality Android smartphones at such an unbeatable price.
The Xiaomi Mi6 looks more and more like a national release as the first Xiaomi Mi smartphone that was a limited market release will all change with the worldwide release of the Mi6. With what most are already calling a true contender for one of the best Android smartphones of 2016, it will be interesting to see if it really is.
Xiaomi has been looking to increase their exposure past the Asian market, and is looking to become a household name worldwide. Current Xiaomi Mi6 rumors have it making its way to the US, UK, Canada, and other markets where it hasn’t been seen before. With all the changes in store in the concept of the Mi6, there’s no denying that it should be on this list.
Below, you will see all there is to know including all Xiaomi Mi6 rumors, specs, features, price, and release date info.
Xiaomi Mi6 Camera – 23 MP rear camera, 7-10 MP front camera, Auto Focus, and Optical Image Stabilization
Xiaomi smartphones have become known for the high quality camera specs, and the Mi6 cameras will be more of the same. More megapixels and the auto zoom and optical image stabilization will help create great looking photos and video.
The Mi6 rear camera is rumored to sport a 23 MP shooter and will be complimented with the OIS and auto zoom feature. Optical Image Stabilization has been featured in most premium flagships, and the current Xiaomi smartphone.
The rear shooter is said to sport a 7 MP and as much as a 10 MP shooter. Coupled with an ultra-wide front lens, this would create an amazing selfie picture. A smaller, narrower lens typically captures 3-4 people, but if an ultra-wide lens is seen it would mean 6-7 people.
Xiaomi Mi6 Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5 GHZ Octa-Core Processor
Expect Xiaomi to go with the top of the line octa-core processor. With four cores running side by side, the Mi6 will be more efficient, faster, and remain cooler. Rumored to be clocked at 2.5 GHZ, it would be comparable, if not faster than some of the other 2016 Android smartphones on this list.
LG G5 Screen – 4K 5.2” Ultra HD Screen Display
Expect big things with the Xiaomi Mi6 screen display. We’re hearing a 4K screen with a 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution. The 5.2” Ultra HD screen will have a great color palette, vibrant colors, and a lifelike viewing experience.
Xiaomi Mi6 – 2450 mAh Battery, 3 internal memory options, and Dual Micro SD Card Slots
As consumers look to download more and become even more mobile then what we are now, the 2450 battery rumored may not be enough. Providing nearly 20 hours of battery life for the average user, this may be one of the weakest aspects. On the other hand, if Xiaomi elects to go with a bigger battery in the Mi6, it may detract from the overall design qualities.
The Xiaomi Mi6 specs looks to further appeal to those who are in the mobile age. The memory rumored will feature both on-board and expandable memory options. We are hearing the Mi6 may just feature not only one, but two micro SD card slots. Each SD card would be for 128 GB, and including the internal memory of 16, 32, and 64GB.
Xiaomi Mi6 Features – Uni-Body Metal/Glass Design, Wireless Charging, and Retina Eye Scanner
As Xiaomi looks to appeal to those looking for a high end looking smartphone, playing the part will be very important. The uni-body design that is rumored is expected to feature a glass backing. The glass back would make it look amazing right out of the box, but the durability itself may be in question.
Wireless charging and a retina eye scanner are being rumored, and the wireless charging feature would help with the smaller battery than most. The wireless concept is nothing new for smartphones as consumers can take advantage of charging the phone by simply placing it down on a charging mat. The mat itself gets plugged in, but the phone does not.
We’ve been hearing eye sensing technology being integrated into smartphones for some time, but it has yet to materialize in premium devices. The added security feature would be nice, but this may not yet become evident until someone figures out how to integrate it at half the cost. This type of technology can be quite expensive, and with a budget friendly name like Xiaomi, a retina eye scanner may not be an option.
Xiaomi Mi6 Release Date and Price
The Xiaomi Mi6 will be one of the cheapest Android smartphones in 2016 just like the previous Xiaomi releases. The start-up out of China really has a good thing going, and if they are able to continue the trend of bringing together high quality Android smartphone specs at an affordable cost the Xiaomi brand will continue to flourish.
The expected Mi6 price is believed to be in the area of $400 USD. If there is a premium version with dual Micro SD cards it could get as high at $450 here in the US, but still much cheaper than most 2016 flagships.
With a China Xiaomi Mi6 release date expected during the 2nd quarter of 2016, it will be weeks later before it makes its way to the US. Late may to early June is the most likely timeframe for the release in China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and right after should be the debut in India. Canada, UK, and the rest of Europe is likely to be around the same time as the US Xiaomi Mi6 release date.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
There is already a ton of information in circulation on the upc0ming Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2. With the huge success in limited markets, it will be interesting to see how the worldwide release of the Note Edge 2 will be. We’re hearing rumors that the follow-up to the original Edge concept will be featured in all markets worldwide during the 4th quarter of 2015 and 1st quarter of 2016.
Samsung is really pushing the Edge concept as it just recently made its debut in Samsung’s other top flagship. The Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge is already drawing huge interest which the same is expected with the 2015- 2016 Galaxy Note Edge 2 release.
There have been some rumors that Samsung will be switching the name of the Galaxy Note Edge 2 to the Galaxy Note 5 Edge which would coincide with the Galaxy S Edge series, but this is highly unlikely. The name change after the initial release would only confuse consumers at this point, which wouldn’t be a good marketing ploy for a highly regarded follow-up.
Rumors has it that Samsung will be enhancing the Edge concept starting with the awkward one-handed feeling of the Edge controls. Many have stated that holding the original Edge with one hand is awkward to use the Edge controls. This is especially the case for left-handed users and those with particularly smaller hands.
We’re also hearing rumors that Samsung is looking to enhance the processor which will add more power, a better visual display, and will allow the Note Edge 2 to run much more efficient. Expected to feature an octa-core processor, it will much faster, use less battery power, and allow the integration of a 4K screen display. More is on the way including some new and unique features that have yet to be featured in previous flagships.
Below are all there is to know on Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 specs, features, price, and release date info.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Specs – 18 – 21 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera, Auto Laser Focus, and Optical Image Stabilization Plus
Samsung has been dedicated to the camera feature and specs of their previous flagships, and the same is expected with both the front and rear cameras of the Note Edge 2. The rear camera is expected to get a 18 – 21 MP shooter and the front camera is expected to get a 5 MP shooter. The increased megapixels will compare with the other top Android smartphones for 2016 within this preview.
Auto laser focus is also rumored which will have a significant effect on real time picture quality. There will be no need to focus in and out as the auto focus with top notch precision will produce the best in quality. Even more prominent, this will have a bigger effect on video recording, especially with typical movement and side to side motion. The OIS feature is expected to get an upgrade as well with rumors on an Optical Image Stabilization Plus feature.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Specs – Octa-Core 810 Processor and 4 GB RAM
The Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor will be the gold-standard of 2016 smartphones, and the Galaxy Note Edge 2 will sport one of the fastest. The 810 processor is expected to be clocked at 3.2 GHZ which will be faster than the LG G Flex 2. The faster processor will take multimedia tasking to a whole new level which will appeal to business and personal uses alike.
With 4 GB RAM, the Note Edge 2 processor will also be much more efficient than the original. Allowing the phone to run smoother while calling on less requests and keeping the requests closer to the processor itself will make it much more efficient. This will have an effect on less battery power consumption which will mean more hours for talk, text, and data usage between charges.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Specs – 4K 5.7” Sapphire Screen Display
Expect Samsung to go away from the Gorilla Glass screen in place of the higher quality Sapphire screen. The glass itself is much more durable, clearer, and more precise for touchscreen controls. With a resolution better than Ultra HD, the 4096 x 2160 display will bring out the very best in colors and ppi. Rumors on the 5.7” display will make it one of the best Phablet Android smartphones of 2015 – 2016.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Specs – 3500 mAh Battery, 2 Launch Day Colors, and 3 Internal Memory Options, Android 5.2 Operating System
The rumors on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 specs will be significantly improved over the Galaxy Note Edge, and this includes the battery as well. The battery will get a step up in juice to a non-removable 3500 mAh battery. With Samsung electing to go with a uni-body metal design in all of its upcoming flagships, the Note Edge 2 battery will become a permanent fixture.
We still hoping to see more launch day colors, but at this time there seems to only be black and white. Samsung has been pretty consistent with the colors of its Phablets including the Galaxy Note series and it seems like this will not change. The Phablet itself has always been marketed to more of a narrow consumer base, and if this changes with their upcoming Phablet smartphones for 2016 this may change. Internal memory options of 16, 32, and 64 GB will be featured as well as expandable memory to 128 with an optional micro SD card.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Features – Foldable Design, Fingerprint Scanner, Shockproof, Waterproof Design
The fingerprint scanner will return along with all the typical sensors of a flagship smartphone. HR, pedometer, compass, GPS, barometer, and others will further enhance the overall user experience. With other peripherials such as the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the Samsung Gear VR headset, expect to see even more Samsung Galax Note Edge 2 features. Shockproof and a waterproof design will give it that premium look and feel that consumers are hoping for.
Samsung has alluded to a foldable design in 2016, but it probably will not make it in time for the Galaxy Note Edge 2 concept. The foldable design is truly a unique concept that could call for a much bigger phone that will probably be reserved for a new Samsung smartphone series in 2016 all-together. Other rumors that are probably not likely in the Note Edge 2 are a retina eye scanner and a 3D display.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 Price and Release Date
Samsung is likely to remain on track with their release date schedule as the Note Edge 2 is expected to come out shortly after the release of the Galaxy Note 5. The break in-between give consumers enough time to take in the information on both versions to make sure they get what they want.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 price is certain to be one of the year’s most expensive Android smartphones, and is expected to top the $1000 mark here in the US. The price will be dependant on the memory option you choose, and could range from $900 – 1100 for unlocked versions. Contract pricing will keep the launch day price respectable for those looking to renew or look for a new two year contract, which will compare to other 2016 Android flagships at $299.
Likely to be released in most larger Asian markets before being seen in Europe and North America with the official Korea Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 release date coming late-September. Markets in Asia including Korea, Singapore, China, Japan, and Thailand will see the Edge 2 around the same time before making its way through the open markets in the UK, Germany, Canada, and the US by mid-October 2015. Some smaller markets worldwide aren’t expected to see the Note Edge 2 until after the US and UK release, and could be as late as early 2016.
[AdSense-A]Preorders will start about two weeks after the official announcement which will come by the end of September. All of the top carriers worldwide will be getting in on the action with Verizon hoping to be one of the first US carriers to debut the US Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 2 release first. Verizon suffered huge delays with the debut of the original due to many technical issues with software and hardware specs.
HTC One M10 – Best Android Smartphones 2016 Preview
The next installment of the popular HTC one series of smartphones will surely be one of the best Android smartphones of 2016, and from where we’re sitting there is a lot to be excited about. The future of mobile trends have literally changed the way we go about our daily routines, and much of what we do happens in the palm of our hands.
The 2016 release of the presumed HTC One M10 will undeniably be even better of the sleek and sexy HTC One M9. HTC typically holds nothing back when it comes to design, quality, and premium specs that gives consumers not only what we want, but what we need. The concept of the M10 is expected to only increase this by making us all more efficient while being able to handle everything right from our smartphones.
The many HTC One M10 rumors surround the new concept as it looks like the familiar design that we have come to appreciate will be a thing of the past. Rumors surrounding a new, slimmer design and rounded edges suggests another high-end smartphone. With all that’s expected as far as a faster processor, better looking screen, more features, and an overall better HTC smartphone, it will be interesting to see if the price remains to be one of the best features.
The following on the HTC One M10 specs, features, price, and release date updates are the latest rumors and leaks that we have uncovered so far.
HTC One M10 Specs – 27 MP Rear Camera, 10 MP Front Camera, Auto Laser Focus, and Optical Image Stabilization
The cameras are one of the features that we used to want to see in any smartphone, but now, they have become something we have to see. HTC has recognized this and has went back to the dual camera feature as seen in both the front and back HTC One M10 cameras. Smartphone camera have evolved a lot since only regarding them as an accessory, and now they’re used for a way to communicate, send messages, create reminders, and interface with other apps.
The rear lens is rumored to feature a 27 MP shooter while the front camera will be an amazing selfie experience with a 10 MP shooter. With built in auto laser focus and optical image stabilization, both the front and rear M10 camera may become one of the deciding factors.
HTC One M10 Specs – Octa-Core 812 Processor and 4 GB RAM
Eight core processors first debuted this year in the LG G Flex 2, and over the course of the next couple of years we fully expect this to become a standard of flagship smartphones. The HTC One M10 processor rumors are no different, as we’re hearing reports of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 812 processor.
The speed of the processor is expected to be huge as rumors suggest the 812 will be clocked at 3.5 GHZ. With 4 GB RAM, the speed and overall less strain on the battery will be much improved over the HTC One M9.
HTC One M10 Specs – 4K 5.2” Sapphire Screen Display
HTC is looking to introduce the Sapphire display and will be moving away from the Gorilla Glass we’ve seen in the past HTC One smartphones. With a 4K screen with a resolution of 4096 x 2160, it’s expected to be one of the best smartphone screens for 2015. Lifelike images and the highest quality playback that will be reflected in everything from YouTube videos to 4x HD recording.
HTC One M10 Specs – 3400 mAh Battery, Wireless and Instant Charging, and 3 Internal Memory Options
The rumors are out on the battery specifications of the M10, and they are aimed to please. The M10 battery will be getting much more juice by way of a 3400 mAh battery and will also feature wireless charging and instant charging features. Wireless charging is expected to make its way to most 2016 premium smartphones including the latest from HTC.
The instant charging feature is something that we’ve all been asking for as no one has the time to wait for more juice. The ability to charge the phone in about an instant is something that will appeal to us all. Rumored to come standard with an adaptable instant charger that will provide a full charge in about 5 minutes.
We’re also hearing rumors on three memory options and more expandable memory than you can imagine. While most of us spend more time on the go then at home, having more than enough memory on a one device that does all is imperative in this mobile age.
Believed to come in three options of 16, 32, and 64 GB, along with expandable memory with dual micro SD slots. Each slot could mean an extra 128 GB each, which would provide more than enough memory for all you can imagine.
HTC One M10 Features – Dual Layer Metal Composite, Retina Eye Scanner, Waterproof Design
It looks like HTC will be adding more, while giving the M10 the look of being much less. The high quality metal composite is expected to be one of the best HTC One M10 features. Offering a dual layer protection that will be much more durable, but with a slimmer, sleeker design.
We are also hearing much on the possibility of a retina eye scanner. We’re unsure if it will run along a fingerprint scanner, although the production cost of integrating both may be too much. The retina eye scanner is rumored to be in many of the best Android smartphones for 2016, but if the HTC One M10 launches first like most think, it will be the first.
A waterproof design will finally make its way to the M10, although it isn’t exactly one of the premium features any more. With many smartphones going away from the waterproof feature like the Samsung Galaxy S6, it almost seems to be a thing of the past.
HTC One M10 Price and Release Date
HTC started to look at a different price point with the M9 as they made it more affordable for the average consumer. Most 2016 smartphones have a higher end price that nears $1000 for an unlocked version, but not the HTC One M10.
The HTC One M10 price will be much cheaper than some of the other top Android smartphones for 2016, and is rumored to range between $600 and $750 for the full purchase price. Cell carriers will feature competitive pricing including contract and no money down payment plans. The launch day price for a new or renewal contract is expected to be $199 for the 16 GB version, and up to $299 for the 64 GB version. We’re hoping to see the new HTC Uh-Oh Plan which is expected to increase consumer interest even more.
Wrapping up the Best Android Smartphones for 2016 Preview
2016 is shaping up to be a very competitive market for Android smartphones as all of the top manufacturers will be taking their best shot in creating the best one. The many rumors and confirmations to this point is giving us much to look forward to as the many innovations and creative minds are sure to give us what we’re looking for.
The upcoming releases from some of the industry leaders such as Sony, Samsung, and LG. With the inevitable releases in their next series of Android flagship smartphones the next editions presumably called the LG G5, LG G Flex 3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy Note 6, Sony Xperia Z5, Xiaomi Mi6, Galaxy Note Edge 2, and the HTC One M10 are all shaping up to be the Best Android Smartphones for 2016.