Top 10 Upcoming Rumored Smartphones Expected To Launch in 2016/2017

The smartphone juggernaut keeps on rolling in full pride. We are past the days when phones looked like walkie-talkies and weighed like a brick, and into a generation when feature phones don't even exist. And with the future bright for the industry, expect more new innovations in the pipeline.

While there are a host of smartphone makers in the market with a number of devices aimed at breaking the barrier in technology, this surely isn't the last time we will see hefty innovations being made in the handsets in the sector.

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2014 has anyway been a brilliant year in terms of smartphone releases. We have seen the likes of HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z3 and the Apple-made iPhone 6 hit the ground running. And although it's the end of the year, we are still far away from the smartphone juggernaut offering more handsets.

The coming year is also set to be one of the massive ones in terms of handset releases. We will get to see more new Nexus smartphones and tablets, new Samsung handsets, and obviously a fresh new iPhone. And the list just keeps growing.

But which are the handsets that are currently expecting a 2016/2017 announcement? Here's a look at the top 10 among those. Check the sliders below for more information and stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Rumored Key Features
5.5 Inch, 1440x2560 px display, Super AMOLED
Android v5.0 (Lollipop) or upper version
Octa core 2000 MHz processor
20 MP Primary Camera, 8 MP Secondary
4G/5G/3G, WiFi, NFC
32 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 128 GB
4000 mAh, Li-Polymer battery

Rumored Key Features
Expected that the iPhone 7 might have a screen size bigger than that of the iPhone 6 Plus
Speculations of having a quad-core A8 processor
A 14 megapixel camera is also speculated
iPhone 7's memory could be 256GB or even higher
a quad-core A8 processor or even higher is expected
4G equipped providing better connectivity
A new battery technology is expected to be in the works to provided extended hours of usage

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Rumored Key Features

  • A 5.9 inch 4K SUPER AMOLED display pumping out 600+ ppi.
  • 4GB RAM
  • Internal storage capacity: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB which would be further expandable upto 128GB.
  • Aluminium finished edges with an all metallic curved body.
  • Will have the latest Android version which ever be present.
  • It will even feature an Octa core processor clocked at 2.9Ghz with a 64 bit architecture which will be the Exynos variant and a Quad Core Snapdragon 808 variant.
  • Finger print sensor and retina scanner is more than likely to be included.
  • An 18 Megapixel, 1/3″ sensor camera with f2.0 Aperture and 4K recording capabilities..
  • 5 Megapixel wide angle front facing camera for selfies.
  • Knox Security mode and Heart rate sensor.
  • Super Battery Saver mode along with Wireless Charging


Rumored Key Features
OnePlus Two might have a smaller footprint.
5.5-inch JDI 1080 full HD display with 401 pixels per inch
It runs CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4
13 MP rear-facing camera
5 MP front-facing camera
up to 64 GB storage capacity
powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.5 GHz

Rumored Key Features
A 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution
A 2.5GHz snapdragon 805 processor
Android 5.0 is believed to be pre-installed
Unit offering 64GB of native storage
One with 128GB of memory available
A higher MP camera on

Rumored Key Features
octa-core processor features LTE-A Cat
6 network capabilities, giving users the ability to access 4G speeds that reach up to 300mbps
The Nunclun packs four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A15 cores for the tough stuff and four 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A7 cores for the lighter lifting
expected to be anywhere between 15-17/20.7 megapixels

Rumored Key Features
A 5.2inch 2,560x1,440 QHD display
Pack a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Processor, paired with an Adreno 430 GPU
A whopping 4GB RAM
Run Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop software

Rumored Key Features
5.8 inch Quad HD display
Windows 8.2 OS
feature a Snapdragon 805 processor
3 GB of RAM
plus 32 or 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot
a 41 megapixel Pureview back camera and an 8.7 megapixel front camera
a 4300 mAh battery and supports wireless charging.

Rumored Key Features
5.0 Inch, 1080x1920 px display, LCD
Android v4.4 (KitKat)
Quad core 2500 MHz processor
13 MP Primary Camera, 5 MP Secondary
3G, WiFi
16 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 32 GB
2700 mAh, Li-Polymer battery

Rumored Key Features
5.1 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
microSD, up to 128 GB card Slot
16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
2 MP of Front Camera
Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Chipset
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450 CPU

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