Let's Take a Quick Sneak Peak at Samsung Smartphones Launched in 2016

Take a look at Samsung's 2016 journey.

The smartphone space underwent a massive transformation in 2016 in terms of technological advancements. Most smartphone vendors, be it a renowned brand or a new entrant adapted to a wide range of new technologies and brought about various features like fast charging, 4G VoLTE, dual rear camera and more. Amidst all the success that most smartphone manufacturers attained, 2016 has been a tough year for Samsung.

Let's Take a Quick Sneak Peak at Samsung Smartphones Launched in 2016

The South Korean giant experienced a major drop in its sales as its flagship device, Galaxy Note 7 faced innumerable battery explosion incidents recorded worldwide. Due to the rising number of battery failures, Note 7 failed drastically, which forced Samsung to recall the device and later shut the production. Other than the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung did unveil a wide range of other devices that gained both success and popularity.

The South Korean giant lined up several flagship offerings, out of which, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be tagged as "masterpieces". Not only this, Samsung also brought about a gamut of other smartphones in various prices, colors, and features, which includes J series, A series and On series phones. So, it can be concluded that the year has been a mixed one for Samsung. Let's take a look at Samsung's 2016 journey here.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 G389F

Designed with support for LTE network, the smartphone sporting a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen and a 4.5-inch display was released in April 2016. Galaxy Xcover runs on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) and comes with Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A5, 8GB storage capacity with microSD slot and removable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery, which is expected to last for 13 hours on 3G, and 42 hours on 2G. In terms of camera, this Samsung handset equips a 5MP rear camera along with LED flash and auto focus.

Samsung Z3 Corporate Edition

Released in June 2016, the smartphone comes with Dual SIM capability, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and 5.0 inches display. Running on Tizen OS, v2.4, Samsung Z3 includes Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, microSD, up to 128 GB and 1 GB RAM. The smartphone doesn't have a great camera quality, and consists of an 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash rear camera along with Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama and HDR feature. Similar to that of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3, the Z3 Corporate Edition includes a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery and is available in three color variants including Black, Silver, and Gold.

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Samsung Galaxy Express Prime

Designed with a 5.0-inch display, Samsung Galaxy Express Prime runs on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) and includes 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. Released in April, the smartphone comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, microSD up to 256 GB, and 16 GB storage with 1.5 GB RAM. As far as the camera is concerned, Express Prime includes 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash rear camera along with Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, and HDR feature. Sporting a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, the standby time for the smartphone is 528 hours, whereas with talk-time the battery lasts for nearly 22 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Running on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow), Samsung Galaxy S7 active sports 5.1 inch display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820, the smartphone includes a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, microSD which can be expanded up to 256 GB, fingerprint sensor, and fast charging capability. In terms of camera, Galaxy S7 active includes 12 MP rear camera along with f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash, 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy J Max

This Dual SIM smartphone comes with a 7.0-inch display running on Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) and powered by Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7. Samsung Galaxy J Max fits in a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, along with microSD, which can be expanded up to 256 GB and 8 GB internal storage and 1.5 GB RAM. As far as the camera set up is concerned, the smartphone includes an 8MP rear camera, which comes with f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash and features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro

Running on Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop), Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro comes with a 16 GB, 2 GB RAM, 8MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash camera along with a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery. Released in 2016, June, the smartphone is available in three color variants White, Black, and Gold, sports a display of 5.0 inches and is powered by Quad-core 1.2 GHz.

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Samsung Galaxy J1 Nxt

Powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, the smartphone sports a 4.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display. Running on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), the Galaxy J1 Nxt comes with a 5MP rear camera set up, Dual SIM capability, and a removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. The handset is available in 3 color variants - White, Gold, and Black.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

Sporting a 5.5-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection, the smartphone comes with 32GB internal storage with an expandable memory up to 256GB via micro SD card. Running on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) the smartphones comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash camera along with 3300mAh battery and fingerprint sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro

Running on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow), Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro comes sports a 5.0-inch display with 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. Powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, the smartphone is made available in two colors - White and Black and sports a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery along with an 8MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash camera set-up.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016)

Released in July, this Dual SIM Samsung phone comes with a 5.0-inch display and 16 GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 128GB. In terms of camera set-up, J2 Pro includes an 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash camera, along with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama features. The phone comes with a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, which is expected to last for 14 hours when talking on 3G network, whereas 54 hours on music play.

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Samsung Galaxy On8

This Dual SIM phone runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and is powered by Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53. Samsung Galaxy On8 sports a 5.5-inch display with 16 GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card. As far as camera is concerned, the Samsung device comes with a  13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash camera and is available in White, Black, and Gold colors.

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Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro and Galaxy On7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, the smartphone comes with 13 MP, f/2.1, autofocus, LED flash camera set up. Available in White, Black, Gold colors, the smartphone sports 5.5-inch display and comes with Dual SIM facility. Comprising almost the similar feature as On7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) comes with non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, whereas the On7 Pro consists of removable battery and is available in Gold, Rose Gold, Black variants.

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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus

The Dual SIM phone runs on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) and sports an 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash camera. Including a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, Galaxy Grand Prime Plus is said to last up to 12 hours when on 3G network, whereas goes up to 59 hours with music play. Available in Black, Gold, Silver color variants, the smartphone comes with a 5.0-inch display and an 8 GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card.

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Samsung Galaxy C7

Designed with a 5.7-inch display, the smartphone runs on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor. In terms of camera, the phone equips a 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, which makes it a pretty good option for photography lovers. Galaxy C7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, and is available in Gold, Pink Gold, Dark Gray color variants.

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Samsung Galaxy C5

Similar to that of Galaxy C7, C5 sports a 16MP, f/1.9, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash camera set-up, which is equally good as C7. Running on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617, and designed with a 5.2 inch display screen along with a fingerprint sensor. C7 equips non-a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery and available in Gold, Pink Gold and Dark Gray color variants.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

Running on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), the smartphone sports a 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash camera along with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR features. The Galaxy A8 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery and 32GB internal storage memory, which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card.

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

This Dual SIM smartphone sports a 6.0-inch display screen along with 64GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 256GB with microSD card. Running on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), C9 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 653. In terms of camera set up, the phone includes a 16 MP, f/1.9, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and a non-removable 4000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

With a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, the smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch display and a 5 MP, f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash camera. Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) sports a removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery, which supposedly lasts for up to 12 hours on 3G network, and up to 39 hours on music play and is available in White, Black, Gold color variants.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)

Running on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) comes with a 16MP, f/1.9, auto focus, OIS, LED flash camera and fast battery charging capability. Powered by the Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652, the smartphone comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery that lasts for 33 hours when on 3G.

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Samsung Z2

Running on Tizen OS v2.4, Samsung Z2 consists of dual SIM card slots, and comes with a 5 MP, f/2.2, LED flash camera, along with a removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. This Samsung smartphone sports a 4.0 inch display screen along with 8 GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 200GB with a microSD card.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) and Galaxy J2 Prime

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) runs on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and sports a 5.0-inch display screen, an 8 MP, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash camera, and a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, which lasts up to 14 hours on 3G. Whereas, Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime runs on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) and is available in four color variants - Black, Gold, Silver, and Pink.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Designed with a 5.1-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S7 comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel. In terms of camera specs, the smartphone sports a 12MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash along with fast charging capability, and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, which lasts for 22 hours. Running on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow), Galaxy S7 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and comes along with 32/64 GB storage capacity, which can be expanded up to 256GB along with microSD card. Whereas, the Galaxy S7 edge sports a 5.5-inch along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, fingerprint sensor, fast battery charging, and a non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery. In terms of camera, S7 edge resembles S7.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J5 (2016)

Powered by Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), whereas Galaxy J5 (2016) comes with Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53. As per the display is concerned, the former sports 5.0 inch screen, whereas S7 edge comes with a bigger version with 5.2 inch display screen, and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. In terms of camera set-up, both the smartphones consists of 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash and also includes fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime comes with non-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery, wherein J5 (2016) includes removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and J7 (2016) both runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and sports 5.5 inch display, wherein J7 Prime is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass. In terms of camera, the two handsets include 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash along with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR features. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery, whereas J7 (2016) sports removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery.

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