Some smartphones are worth waiting for and there are some stunners coming in 2016. These are the best new phones coming in 2016, including the best new Android phones, best new iPhones, best new Windows phones, best new Samsung phones, best new Sony phones, best new HTC phones, best new LG phones and more.
Apple iPhone 7
The new iPhone will be faster than ever, with an A10 processor and embedded M10 motion co-processor, plus 2GB of RAM.
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.
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.
Although the LG G Flex 3 has not yet been officially confirmed by the company, we expect it to make an appearance in early 2016 – probably at CES 2016 – with a price tag a touch over £500.
LG G Flex 3
Although the LG G Flex 3 has not yet been officially confirmed by the company, we expect it to make an appearance in early 2016 – probably at CES 2016 – with a price tag a touch over £500. The new LG G5 is thought to have a larger-capacity battery – perhaps up to 4000mAh – and the company is expected to retain the ability to remove- and also wirelessly charge the battery.
Microsoft Surface Phone
The Surface Phone is expected to arrive in 2016, with a 5.5in Quad-HD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64- and 128GB storage options (with microSD support), a 64-bit Intel processor and 21Mp rear- and 8Mp front cameras.
OnePlus 2 Mini
The rumours of a OnePlus 2 Mini phone stem from an entry in the GFXBench database of an unknown OnePlus device with a 4.6in screen (the OnePlus X has a 5in screen and the OnePlus 2 a 5.5in screen). That’s a full-HD (1808p panel), and other specs include a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and 12Mp/5Mp cameras. In common with the OnePlus 2, there’s no NFC.