The smartphone technology is continuously advancing and the manufacturers are also integrating these new technologies with their phones. This is why every year, smartphones are released and they come with improved, more advanced features. Many android phones were released during this year (2015) and as the year comes to an end, we start looking forward to the new android phones that are yet to be released. Below are a few android smartphones 2016 that are expected to be released next year.


LG has been known for producing great phones especially the G series. The LGG5 is expected to come with great features such as a bigger, brighter screen, a great camera with high resolutions and, huge display (5-inch). It is expected to have more advanced features than its predecessor (the LG G4) and that it will also address some of the short comings that the predecessor had.

It is also expected that the LG G5 is likely to come with a premium metal body. Other features will also include; a corning gorilla glass protection, iris eye recognition scanner, improved touch ID fast charging (within1 hour) as well as a true HD.

LG G5 is expected release date is around March 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung smartphone manufacturers have continued to upgrade their phones to more advanced technologies. The recent Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge changed quite a number of features of the S designs and some of these changes included the elimination of the removable battery & the expandable storage.

The Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge are basically the incremental upgrades of the S6 & S6 Edge and they are said to come with improved features such as; excellent camera, metal glass design. It is also believed that the manufacturer will apply its own 3D touch technology. It is expected that, the S7 will come with a pressure sensitive screen, excellent storage (in multiples of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB & 124GB with a RAM of 3GB). The phone is also expected to come with a new USB type-C data/charging port as well as an Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

The expected release date is around April 2016.

Sony Xperia Z6

This is the successor of Sony’s Xperia Z5 and is likely to be released around March 2016. It is expected to have features like a faster processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820), 4GB RAM, a Gorilla Glass 4 screen as well as an excellent camera. It is also expected that it will come with a non-removable battery that has a larger storage (4000 mAh) and that it will not have over heating problems.

Sony Xperia Z6 is also expected to come with a pre-loaded android marshmallow OS as well as a fingerprint sensor on its rear side. It may also come with front facing speakers and USB type-C port for faster data transfer and charging. It is going to be waterproof and dust proof.

The expected release date is April 2016.

HTC One M10

Previously, HTC has not been setting a great record and the company’s profits have been declining with time. Theoretically, their phones (especially the One series) have been known to be high end devices but their features have not been that great. With the HTC One M10, the company is expected to address the issues that the predecessors and that it will be better.

The HTC One M10 is expected to come with features such as; a big bright screen, a metallic frame, two front facing features, 2 to 4 GB of RAM as well as a faster processor ( either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or 82X).

It is expected to come with 27MP dual camera, 2 stereo speakers, 64GB, 128GB memory solution, a heart rate sensor, waterproof & dustproof certification as well as a scanner.

The approximate release date is March 2016.

Huawei p9

This is another great phone from Huawei whose predecessor is Huawei P8. It is therefore expected to have more advanced, upgraded features than its predecessor. Some of the features expected to have include; a superfast, energy efficient processor (the kirin processor), a big, brighter screen (6.2 inch). It is also rumored that it may have a dual camera on the back, fingerprint sensor and this is in addition to the fact that it may be available in 2 different types i.e. Delux and LTE.


The above is just but a short list of some of the android smartphones that are to be released in 2016 but the list is endless. It is however important to note that, some of the facts may not be very accurate (especially the release dates) and more accurate information will be available once they are officially released.