Best Upcoming Smartphones of 2016

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2016 has been a great year for smartphones, so far, and it looks to only get better. With the likes of Apple, Samsung, Sony and more releasing handsets this year, the options are endless. Here’s a short run down of the best smartphones coming very soon.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

The Note 6 has been long awaited, and with speculation that this could be one of the biggest smartphone releases of 2016 what’s there not to get exciting about?!

Rumoured to feature a 5.77-inch display, with 2K (QHD) screen resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 CPU & 6GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have more processing power than some desktop PCs!

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

With a rumoured 4,200mAh battery, you’ll be able to keep your device with you for at least a few days before needing to put it on charge.

Samsung are yet to reveal any details about the Note 6, but if previous Note versions are anything to go by we’re expecting great things.

The rumoured price is around the £600 mark, so by today’s standards it’s around the same as most high-end smartphones.

Apple iPhone 7

Apple product releases seem to always have the most rumours – with most of them generally being fairly accurate. This year is no different, and a fair few rumours have been floating around.

The main rumour I’ve seen is relating to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Many sources say that it will be non-existent on the iPhone 7, in favour of a lightning adapter or wireless headset.

Other rumours suggest that a 256GB storage option is likely to appear, which should hopefully mean an end to the measly 16GB option and 32GB becoming the new base-level option, with 128GB in between.

With regards to the display Apple are said to be sticking with the 4.7- and 5.5-inch screen sizes, but there’s no word on any actual display upgrades yet. Videos, photos and free bingo no deposit games will all still look amazing on the high-quality iPhone display.

The camera is rumoured to be getting an upgrade, supposedly with improved lol-light performance and the inclusion of 2-3x optical zoom, which will be a welcome addition for most users.

Some big differences between the standard model and the Plus model are said to be appearing as well, with the iPhone 7 likely to ship with 2GB of RAM, whilst the iPhone 7 Plus shipping with 3GB of RAM.

OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is the third generation smartphone from OnePlus, which has now been released (14th June). It features, much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is rumoured to, 6GB of RAM, and has a wide range of cool features for less than half the price of the Galaxy Note 6 (£309).

The OnePlus 3 is charged via a USB-C connection, and has the capability to charge over 60% of the battery in just 30 minutes. That’s lightning fast for those times where you’ve forgot to put your phone on charge before work.

64GB of storage as standard, a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display & 3,000mAH battery just add to the attractiveness of this already very beautiful device.


Running on OxygenOS, which is based on Android Marshmallow, you get the best of Android and also the custom designed OS made to run beautifully on this high-powered device.

Some great devices, set to be released this year. Are you looking forward to a certain smartphone? Let us know by tweeting us @TechReviews_UK