Best new phones coming in 2016

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 Plus will be the best iPhone to date, with an array of spec improvements that include a bump up to the A10 chip and M10 motion co-processor with 2GB of RAM.

Google Nexus 6 2016

It's very early days for new Nexus 6 rumours, but we've already heard a tip-off that the smartphone will once again be made by Huawei, and that it will feature a Snapdragon 820 chip, which is more powerful and energy efficient, and builds in support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

HTC One M10

Now that we know the phone unveiled by HTC in October was an HTC One A9, we're still expecting to see the HTC One M10 in March 2016.


It's not long since we welcomed the LG G4, but the LG G5 will be here by the end of spring 2016.

LG G Flex 3

The LG G Flex 2 was an interesting smartphone, with its curved form-factor and material that would automatically heal scratches. Mark 3 should be more interesting still, with a rumoured metal body and premium design.

LG V10

LG has unveiled what looks to be the LG G4 Pro, except it's known as the LG V10. It's a dual-screen Quad-HD smartphone with two front-facing selfie cameras, a manual mode for video and support for microSD up to 2TB. Other highlights include 64GB of built-in storage, a 3,000mAh removable battery, a hexacore Snapdragon 808 chip with 4GB of RAM and a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC.

Microsoft Surface Phone

Surface Phone rumours have been few and far between, leading some to think it's nothing more than a myth. But it was recently revealed by Wired that Microsoft Corporate VP Panos Panay has been working on a prototype of a new phone.

Nextbit Robin

Things on Kickstarter are often a complete load of rubbish but the Nextbit Robin is a success story which we're looking forward to seeing in the flesh.

OnePlus 2 Mini

Despite having only recently announced the OnePlus X, a smaller OnePlus smartphone than the company's flagship OnePlus 2, there are rumours that we'll soon see a third OnePlus smartphone.

OnePlus 3

OnePlus has spoiled us in 2015 with both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X, but we're already hearing whispers about a OnePlus 3.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S6 is a brilliant product from Samsung, and there has been so much intrigue in its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that it has since unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ phablet. Samsung doesn't rest on its laurels too long, though, and in March 2016 at Mobile World Congress we will see the new Samsung Galaxy S7 on show - potentially alongside a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Sony Xperia Z6

Sony has had a rough ride in the smartphone market this year and while it will hope the Xperia Z5 range will be a big success, its thoughts must now be firmly with the Xperia Z6.

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