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Top 5 Most Awaited Smartphones Of 2016

With the rise in smartphone sales in 2015, and India being the numero uno country in terms of smartphones sold, every manufacturer has its eyes on the Indian market. We as consumers and tech enthusiasts are keen to showcase our top picks that might shake up the smartphone industry in 2016. Here are our top 5 picks for the year 2016-

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Last year we saw the G4 deliver note-worthy performance and a laser autofocus camera that had the iPhone and Samsung line-up in jeopardy. This time around LG plans to open its doors again with a blast by launching the LG G5. The phone will have a 5.5 inch screen with support for 4k resolution and it will also come with the new Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM at the minimum. As a result, it will be one of the most powerful smartphones of the next year. Again, it will feature the 20-MP shooter, which will capture stunning photos. Moreover, it will have the iris scanner through which you will be able to authenticate the smartphone with your eyes. Similar to the other devices, it will have fingerprint scanner as well. The build will be changed to all-metal, which will make the device more eye-catching

Key Features

  • Snapdragon 810 or on other Best upcoming Processor
  • Full QHD Display or UHD Display
  • 4 or 5 GB RAM
  • 21 MP which can take 4k images
  • Latest Android Marshmallow

ASUS Z1 Titan


As previously we have seen, that the Asus surprised us with its 4GB RAM smartphone in 2015 named as Asus Zenfone 2, when others were busy in making 3GB RAM handsets, the main key point of its smartphones are they only comes with the reasonable price point. As we look into the leaks and rumors, this time around as well Asus is busy in making beast of a smartphone named as The ASUS Z1 Titan which will cost around 25k in India. Just have a look at the specifications below.

Key Features

  • 5.5 inch 2k AMOLED Screen Display
  • 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM
  • 16 MP Back Camera with Dual Flash
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Xiaomi Mi6


Xiaomi is a brand that every year rivals the top-tier companies at every segment and this year too they plan to arrive with a bang by launching the Xiaomi Mi6 which is supposed to be their flagship killer for the year 2016. Industry rumors suggest that Xiaomi is working endlessly to innovate their smartphones and offer uniqueness in many forms. Here are some of the specs we believe the Xiaomi will contain

Key Features

  • 4 K Display (Resolution 4096 x 2190 pixels. i.e. > 600 ppi density).
  • Might Come with Retina Scanner
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4200mah Battery with Fast Charging
  • Snapdragon 820 CPU

Samsung Galaxy S7


With Samsung completely revamping its design development team in 2015, we saw how the company did wonders when it came to the looks, feel and build quality with the Galaxy S6. This year they plan on stepping up their game by building the Galaxy s7 completely out of magnesium based alloys which translates to a more durable and lighter smartphone. However, the most significant feature will be the BRITCELL camera, which will be able to capture stunning photos even in low light. Let us see some of its specifications we have been able to collect

Key Features

  • 5.1 Or 5.7 Inches 4K Display
  • Snapdragon 820 with 4GB RAM
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Pressure Sensitive Screen
  • Will be available with a curved display variant

Nokia C1


After dispatching its first Android tablet in November, the Nokia N1, the Finnish firm is currently rumored to be taking a shot at an Android based phone called Nokia C1. The people are just waiting for Best Nokia’s Upcoming Smartphone and with images that surface we find the C1 to be a beautiful handset with a fresh looking user interface. Nokia could be hitting a sweet spot very soon with this handset.

Key Features

  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 4G support
  • 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • 5-inch display
  • The price will be Less than 15k in India



Nextbit Robin

The Nextbit Robin is a success story out of Kickstarter which we’re looking forward to seeing in the month of February. The firm was founded in 2012 and its key staff have been involved with Android since the beginning. Collectively, they’ve worked on launching phones including the G1, Nexus and HTC One M8. Due to arrive in February 2016 with a price tag of $399 or INR 25, 000, the ‘cloud-first’ smartphone has a different approach to most other Android devices on the market. There is on-board storage but the phone will automatically optimise by doing things like moving unused apps and photos to the cloud. The Nextbit Robin has been billed as the first “cloud phone”, because it backs up everything in the cloud – apps, data, and multimedia included. With a purchase of the phone you get 32GB of built-in storage, but also an additional 100GB in the cloud. The point here is for you to never run out of storage. As soon as the internal space starts filling up, the phone automatically deletes stuff, but since everything is backed up to the cloud you can get things back if you need to. This entire process is supposedly seamless, requiring little to no user interaction.

Key Features

  • 5.2-inch 1080p Touchscreen
  • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 chipset with 3GB of RAM
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and Dual-LED flash, 5 MP Selfie Snapper
  • USB Type-C Port Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and a 2,680mAh Battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner as well as Front-facing Stereo Speakers

Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.