Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones of 2016 – 2017


    Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones or phablets which are expected to rock the technology world will be discussed here. All of these upcoming smartphones of 2017 are expected to get a good market share with uniqueness and impressive quality. All the companies are focusing on delivering something unique to stay in the market and lead the competition. The smartphone market is now running in such a time that every company is releasing different models, and a new handset is introduced to the market almost every alternate day! Out of so many rumors and expectation as well as official announcements, we have chosen the ten most possibly best upcoming phones.

    1. Xiaomi Mi 6
    2. Apple iPhone 8
    3. Samsung Galaxy S8
    4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    5. OnePlus 4
    6. Nokia C1
    7. Oppo Find 9
    8. Sony Xperia Z6
    9. Microsoft Surface Smartphone
    10. LG G flex 3

    Top 10 Best Upcoming Smartphones of 2016-2017

    Best Upcoming Smartphones 2016

    1. Xiaomi Mi 6


    New Update: We have got the first rumor on Xiaomi Mi6 which is going to be the next most anticipated smartphone from Xiaomi. As per new leak, we have got two new live images which suggest to be Mi6 Dummy.

    If you are looking for best upcoming Android smartphones, then Xiaomi is one of the top contenders to look at. Xiaomi is the most well-known company for delivering back to back quality handsets at a cheaper rate than other companies. Though it is also known for the high budget Smartphone models. Xiaomi recently launched Mi 5 which is the flagship device now of this company. Mi 5 initially good response from users so now Xiaomi is looking forward to their next smartphone Mi 6. Xiaomi is expected to release its Mi 6 model very soon. It is rumored to come with some innovativeness. The specifications are not yet officially declared but lists of expected specifications are available on the internet. If you say the upcoming smartphones of India in 2016 this smartphone will be the most praised device.

    Expected Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 6

    • QHD 2K Super AMOLED display
    • Qualcomm Deka core Snapdragon 821 processor
    • 6GB RAM/8GB RAM
    • Snapdragon chipset
    • 4G VoLTE network support
    • 5000 mAh non-removable battery
    • 16MP & 12MP Dual rear Camera and 13MP front-facing camera
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
    • Health-related sensors, Fingerprint sensor

    Expected Launch Date: No News yet

    2. Apple iPhone 8


    Apple has released iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus recently, and both devices are a huge hit. But people are already looking for the next upcoming flagship smartphone from Apple as the next device will get some significant changes in terms of Design, UI, and Software.

    There’s a new rumor about iPhone that Apple might skip iPhone 7s and go for iPhone 8. Apple iPhone 7 Plus already has Dual Camera integrated so the next year’s Apple 8 will get some . Next year is Apple’s 10th Anniversary, and it is expected iPhone will get an entirely new makeover. So eventually iPhone 8 is already most anticipated upcoming smartphone 2017 from Apple.

    Expected Specifications of iPhone 8

    • 5.8-inch 2K AMOLED curved edge display
    • No home button and no bezels
    • iOS 11 OS
    • Apple A10 Chipset
    • 4GB RAM
    • Fingerprint Sensor
    • Dual Camera
    • 16MP & 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera
    • Li-Po 3000 mAh Non-removable battery

    Expected Launch Date: Q4 of 2017

    iPhone 8 Concept Video

    3. Samsung Galaxy S8


    After the explosion issues with Galaxy Note 7 Samsung is looking forward to launch Galaxy Note 8 as early as possible. So far we have got so many major leaks on the upcoming smartphone from Samsung, Galaxy S8. Samsung might go for Bezel-less Display this time. We have some Galaxy S8 concept pictures which looks amazing. Other leaks suggest for 4K Display and powerful Mali-G71 GPU Display for emmersive VR experience. The device will feature Samsung’s upcoming Exynos 8895 chipset.

    Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S8 (Rumored)

    • Display – QHD 5.5-inch 4K
    • Processor –Exynos 8895 chipset
    • RAM – 6GB
    • GPU – Mali-G71
    • Internal Storage – 64GB / 128GB
    • Primary Camera – 12MP
    • Front Camera – 8MP
    • Type C USB port
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • Battery – 3450 mAh

    Expected Launch Date: 26th February

    4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    In best upcoming smartphones 2017 category Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be one of the most awaited Note series smartphones. Samsung has recently announced their new 4GB RAM Galaxy Note 7. Now it is also rumored that Samsung will also launch the 6GB RAM variant of Galaxy Note 7. We expect Samsung will come with something innovative with Galaxy Note 8 too.

    Expected Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    • 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved dual edge display
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
    • 64 bit Octa-Core 14 nm Exynos 8890 processor or Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor
    • 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
    • 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal memory
    • External memory up to 256GB with microSD
    • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
    • 12-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, Smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture, dual-pixel PDAF
    • 5-megapixel front camera, f/1.7 aperture
    • IP68 ratings water and dust resistance
    • Fingerprint sensor, Heart rate sensor, Iris scanner, Barometer
    • S Pen stylus
    • Single SIM/Dual SIM
    • 4G LTE Cat.12, Bluetooth 4.2 LE Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), USB Type-C, NFC
    • 4000 mAh battery with fast charging
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    Expected Launch Date: No News yet

    5. OnePlus 4

    OnePlus 3

    OnePlus 3 is a huge hit with its 6GB RAM and wonderful Design and performance and now the company is looking forward to its upcoming model, OnePlus 4 which will surely be better than the former. The best upcoming smartphone 2017 OnePlus 4 will launch next year.

    OnePlus 3 is now the most popular android smartphone so there’s no doubt that OnePlus 4 will also be a huge hit.

    OnePlus 4 Specifications (Rumoured)

    • 5-inch Full HD Display (1920×1080 pixels)
    • Quad-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 821 processor
    • 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
    • Adreno 530 GPU
    • 64GB/128GB internal memory
    • Android 7.0 Nougat based on Oxygen OS
    • 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, Laser AF and 4K video recording support
    • 8-megapixel front Camera
    • Dual SIM
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (MIMO), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C

    Expected Launch Date: Q2 2017

    6. Nokia C1

    Nokia C1

    Nokia lost its market a few years ago but still people have faith in this company due to having very genuine products. Nokia is now a part of Microsoft though but still, the company is looking forward making their name again. Some recent leaks show Nokia may launch C1 its upcoming Android smartphone in 2016-2017. Well, the images and specs also leaked. It is expected that this new smartphone will launch in Q4 of 2016.

    According to the Nokia officials the company is ready to come back in the smartphone and tablet market. Hopefully, we will see some great upcoming phones from them.

    Expected Specifications of Nokia C1

    • 5 inches/ 5.5 inches UHD or Full QHD display
    • 2/3 GB of RAM
    • 13 MP rear camera
    • 8MP front-facing camera
    • Fast charging support
    • Android Marshmallow

    Expected Launch Date: Q4 of 2016-Q1 of 2017

    7. Oppo Find 9

    Oppo Find 9

    According to different renowned blogs and leak experts, Oppo will be launching Find 9 later in this month only. If Oppo releases Find 9 then it will be jumping a generation as the last Oppo Find model Smartphone was Oppo Find 7.

    Expected Specifications of Oppo Find 9

    • 5 inch 2K Display
    • Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor
    • 6 GB RAM
    • 21 MP Exmor rear camera and 8 MP front camera
    • 64GB of inbuilt memory
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Fast charging support

    8. Sony Xperia Z6

    Sony Xperia Z6 will continue the Xperia flagship after Z5. Price and release date or specifications are not out yet but we have some list of rumors and expectations going on in the internet.


    Expected Specifications of Sony Xperia Z6

    • Qualcomm 820 chipset
    • Octa Core processor 3GHz
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 2-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920
    • Touch ID
    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Eye scanner
    • 32 GB internal storage
    • Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof
    • Fast charging battery

    Expected Launch Date: Q1 of 2016

    9. Microsoft Surface Smartphone

    Microsoft Surface Smartphone

    Microsoft is currently taking a shot at a 4GB RAM based model, Microsoft Surface Smartphone. Recently few information of the Microsoft Surface Mobile is leaked online. From the various responses, it seems that people are waiting to get it on hands. This device will be released on last of this year of 2016 maybe in October.

    Expected Specifications of Microsoft Surface Mobile

    • 4GB RAM
    • 64GB/128GB internal storage
    • Expandable storage up to 256GB with MicroSD
    • Intel Atom x3 (SoFIA) 64-bit processor
    • Windows 10
    • 21MP rear camera with PureView Zeiss 6-lens and 8 MP front camera
    • 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
    • ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 4 protection
    • USB Type-C connector and wireless charging

    10. LG G flex 3


    We are already waiting for LG G5 which was announced at the MWC 2016. And now we are expecting LG G Flex 3, the curvy device which LG introduced 2 years back. LG G Flex 2 got a good response from the market, and LG will be obviously looking forward to come up with something very special.

    Expected Specifications of LG G Flex 3

    • 4/6GB RAM
    • 64GB/128GB internal storage
    • Expandable storage up to 256GB with MicroSD
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
    • Android N Nutella
    • 16MP Dual Rear Camera
    • 8MP front camera with LED Flash
    • 4000mAh battery
    • Fingerprint sensor

    So these are all the best upcoming smartphones of 2016-2017. If you know of any other futuristic smartphones that you think will be launched in 2016 and should be on the list, comment below. We have already seen many beasts in 2016 and hopefully the trend will continue in 2017 with smartphones getting better, especially in the battery department. I hope the upcoming smartphones 2017 category will have so many powerful smartphones with more RAM and more battery life.

    • John Youle

      I like the Iphone 7 concept phone, if only because it actually uses the whole face of the phone. I was disappointed that with so many phones, they espouse a large screen only to see a large portion of it black or bezel edges.

    • vikas bisoi

      hi..let Mi 5 get released first (seems not before Jan’16)..then let’s talk abt Mi6 (seems not sooner than end of 2016).

    • I am super excited about most of the phones in this list and especially iPhone 7. Can’t wait to see how the next iPhone would look like. I found a cool concept design in this article here –