If you are planning to buy a new flagship smartphone, then this list is what you are looking for. These are the most anticipated mobiles of this year from the popular brands. Most of the time, companies focus on the premium devices and what you get in the lower price segment is a toned down version of the same. This fact makes these phones all the more significant. They will decide the turn that mobile technology may take this year.
Samsung Note 6 and Galaxy S7
The phablet series from South Korean manufacturer has huge fans. But the fans were disappointed last year with Note 5 as it was almost the same as the Samsung Galaxy S6 except for its size. Rumors have it that Note 6 may have 3D touch following iphone 6s touch will now have more parameters like the pressure applied to touch- different pressure will invoke different actions. We also anticipate bigger and long lasting battery which goes well with the high end games and full HD movie viewing. The device is expected to launch in August-September this year and anticipated price is somewhere around 55,000/-
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were one of the most appreciated phones of last year. The leaked images show that the design of S7 is not going to differ much from that of S6 except for a few touch-up in the curves. We expect Samsung to bring back the micro SD card slot. The phone will be presented in Mobile word conference this year in F ebruary.
Apple iphone 7 and 7 plus
Apple iphone 7 and its bigger version 7 plus are expected to be release in sometime September this year. It is anticipated that the screen size of iphone 7 will be larger than 5.5 inches and may have dual rear camera. The new camera technology is expected to take DSLR- quality photos from your mobile. The phone may be available in 32Gb, 64GB and 128 GB as well.
LG G5 and Flex 3
LG G5 is expected is exected to be announced in the Mobile World Congress to be held in Spain in February this year. The giant of a phone is expected to continue the removable battery design and support 16 MP rear and 8 MP front camera. With the LeEco phone coming with the latest Type-C USB ports we expect to see LG G5 also following the trend.
LG Flex 3 is much anticipated for the flexible display feature. We are yet to discover if the foldable design will completely replaced the curved display. It will be interesting to see how the company integrates the large screen size while keeping the visual appeal in the cured Flex 3. The phone is expected to release sometime in February this year. Both the LG devices are expected to be somewhere around 54,000/-(on the plus side)
OnePlus one and OnePlus two proved to be a huge hit for the company. With the invite based marketing strategy and word of mouth the company was able to sell bout 1 million devices. The prices were very competitive and the specs were too good for the price. This has raised the hopes high for OnePlus three. If rumors are to be believed, OnePlus three is expected to come with a finger print sensor, heartbeat sensor, projector lamp to project presentations, images etc on any clear surface, depth sensor camera- 25 MP. The phone is expected to release sometime around September this year
HTC One M10
The flagship phone will come at a time when the company is facing severe losses. HTC One M10 can be a turning point if it succeeds to win back customers. There are huge expectation from the device especially regarding its camera. M10 is expected to have a 12 Ultra Pixel rear camera ,dual flash and optical image stabilization to capture perfect shots. It is expected that the device will be launched with minimum storage variant as 32GB which can be expanded using memory card slot. It is expected to launch in March this year.
Sony Xperia Z6
Sony is expected to do some major changes in the product design of its upcoming flagship- Xperia Z6. It is rumored that the phone ma be thinner and be more curvier than it predecessors. It may be available in more vibrant and bright colors. The conventional flagship features like bio-metric scanner, finger print scanner are also expected along with 3D touch on the line of iphone 6s. More about this like to be revealed in the upcoming Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.