2016: The Smartphones We Can't Wait For

Could this be the eagerly anticipated iPhone 7?

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 is now behind us. We’ve seen the launch of the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and we’re now waiting with baited breath for the moment we'll finally get our hands on them.

But Samsung and LG aren’t the only manufacturers who are making waves this year – we’re still waiting on many, many new releases. Here’s our list of the smartphones we can’t wait to see in 2016.


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iPhone 5se

Apple’s newest budget handset is expected to come out later this month, at an Apple event which may also see the release of the newest version of the iPad. It is rumoured the event will be held on the 21st of March – stay posted, we’ll be updating this with the latest news.

Update: The iPhone SE is scheduled for a March 31st release. Read the iPhone SE review here

The 4-inch iPhone 5se (or iPhone 6c, depending on the source) is said to look a lot like the iPhone 5s. Read more about all the rumours here, and let us know what you think Apple will do with their new smartphone.

iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus

Possibly even more exciting than the little iPhone 5se is the news that the iPhone 7 will be coming out this September, at Apple’s usual yearly conference.

According to the rumours, there will be a big change in design: the headphone jack should be abandoned, the home button might be disappearing, and we’ve also heard the iPhone 7 would be waterproof.

Read more about the iPhone 7 here and the iPhone 7 Plus here.

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HTC One M10

HTC has started teasing the release of their latest flagship smartphone, rumoured to be around April this year.

HTC may have been struggling to compete with Apple and Samsung over the past few years, but it seems like they are getting back in the game with the M10. We’re expecting some major improvements in screen and camera quality.

Read more about the HTC One M10 here.

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OnePlus 3

We discovered the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X  last year, and now there’s already been rumours of a mysterious OnePlus 3 coming out in 2016.

Leaked specs include a 1080p full-HD screen, a Snapdragon 820 chip, and better battery efficiency. All signs point to a very high-end phone, at a mid-range price: the OnePlus 3 is expected to cost less than £300.

Read more about the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X.

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Sony Xperia X / Sony Xperia XA

We’re expecting the latest in the Xperia series to come out this summer, most probably June 5th. Both handsets are high-end, affordable smartphone with fantastic cameras, HD displays and longer battery life.

But the real star is the sound: Sony are using Virtual Phones Technology to enhance sound quality, with cinema-style surround effect when played from headphones.

Read more about the Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia XA.


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More Upcoming Phones

So with all these mobile phones listed are they the ones you are waiting for? If you have another handset in mind or want to keep upto date with mobile phones expected in the near future we have all the details right here,

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