Upcoming or recent phones 2016:

HTC Desire 10 Pro

HTC's Desire 10 Pro is a 5.5-inch Full HD (with Gorilla Glass) Android that targets a tech-savvy clientele, with a 20-megapixel laser-autofocus dual-flash camera, a 2GHz octa-core engine with 4GB's worth of RAM, and a 13-megapixel front-facing secondary camera among its key specifications. It is equipped with a 64GB memory expandable by up to a whopping 2000GB, a fingerprint sensor, and an LTE Cat 6 adapter reaching a 300Mbps peak data rate. Also tagging along are HTC's trademark BoomSound audio technology and the HTC Freestyle Layout for UI customization. The Desire 10 Pro dons a matte finish in colors like Valentine Lux and Royal Blue, which is spruced up by metallic gold trim.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is an overall middle-class smartphone equipped with some preloaded Samsung apps, including the S Secure security toolkit paired up with fingerprint identification as well as S Power Planning (2400mAh power cap only) for battery management. Also among its specs are a 16GB memory that can be expanded by a colossal 256GB, a 13-megapixel f/1.9 rear-facing main camera, and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Right above its 5-inch 2.5D Gorilla Glass HD screen is a 5-megapixel f/2.2 selfie cam, with a full-metal housing holding everything together.

Kyocera DuraForce PRO

One of Kyocera's highest-specked rugged Androids as of 2016 Q3, the 5-inch Full HD DuraForce PRO accompanies its bulky water-proof and shock-ready (It passes IP68, MIL-STD-810G, and non-incendive rugged standards) shell with an octa-core 1.5GHz + 1.2GHz processor, a 13-megapixel main camera with up-to-135-degree Super Wide View shooting, and a 32GB memory extendable by up to a monstrous 256GB.

Familiar upscale (as of its release) specs, such as fingerprint recognition, Cat 6 LTE connectivity, and a 3240mAh Quick Charge 2.0 battery join its offering as well. Additionally, it brings back Enhanced Push-to-Talk or EPTT as well as a programmable side key, which are a couple of signature features from Kyocera.

Nokia 216

The Nokia 216 is a basic bar phone whose specs list stores a few surprises, at least for a phone under this category. It comes with dual 0.3-megapixel LED-flash cameras, one on ether side of its body, and supports a maximum of 2000 phone book entries -- many older models only store up to 1000 contacts. It is powered by a 1020mAh battery that reaches 24 days on standby and scores an 18-hour maximum talk time. Its memory is dependent on the installed microSD card (up-to-32GB cards supported), while a 16MB RAM runs its Series 30+ OS. It owns a 2.4-inch 320 x 240 (QVGA) display and comes in black, white, or mint.

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

A toned-down version of the Desire 10 Pro, the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle replaces its sibling's eight-core Helio P10 CPU with a 1.6GHz quad-core engine, this time with only 3GB of RAM, instead of 4GB, and features a 13-megapixel-only BSI-sensor rear camera (The Pro boasts a 20-megapixel cam). That being said, the rest of its specifications, which include a 24-bit Hi-Res-certified Dolby Audio system with HTC's BoomSound profile and a 32GB memory expandable by up to an enormous 2TB, still make it an upscale 2016 Android. Additionally, it delivers a 5-megapixel FHD-video selfie camera, 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity, and a 5-inch HD Gorilla Glass Super LCD screen. Like its Pro big brother, it dons a matte finish inlaid with a metallic gold contour design.

BLU Life One X2

The Life One X2 is one of several high-end 2016 BLU smartphones, with a 1.4GHz eight-core CPU coupled with 4GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel primary camera with dual autofocus (PDAF and laser-aided) technologies, and a quick-access fingerprint reader among its key specs. Furthermore, it features an 8-megapixel selfie camera with its own front-facing LED flash, a 3000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 battery, and a 64GB internal memory (a 16GB version with only 2GB of RAM is also offered) expandable by up to 64GB. Tying its features together are a 5.2-inch Full HD 423ppi Curved Glass BLU Infinite View IPS display and a finish of either Gunmetal Gray or Rose Gold.

BLU Vivo 5R

A fresher version of BLU's Vivo 5 (the R stands for refresh), the Vivo 5R upgrades its base phone's 5.5-inch HD display to a Full HD curved-glass interface of the same size and raises the selfie cam resolution from 5 to 8 megapixels, with a frontal LED flash this time. Its specs list also now includes fingerprint recognition (with encrypted file management), which is a nice touch for a phone that operates on a 1.3GHz 64-bit MediaTek 6753 eight-core CPU aided by 3GB of RAM and a Mali-T720 GPU. Right above its fingerprint sensor is a 13-megapixel PDAF (phase-detection autofocus) primary camera armed with Sony's IMX258 sensor, while joining its aforementioned hardware components under the hood are a 3150mAh reverse-charging-enabled battery and 32GB of on-board memory. It dons an aluminum battery lid and comes in Slate Gray or Lush Gold.

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus features a quartet of fresh (as far as iPhones go) specs on the outside. First, it meets users with a 5.5-inch Full HD LED-backlit Retina HD display with the 3D Touch technology. Second, it replaces the iPhone 6s Plus's Home button with one powered by a Taptic Engine, which means that it takes on a solid-state form (cannot be clicked, but recognizes the amount of pressure applied), while bringing back the Touch ID fingerprint technology. Next, it delivers the dual-rear-camera technology that was first introduced by Android-based brands like ZTE and Huawei, in the form of two 12-megapixel shooters (wide-angle and telephoto) decorated with a 6-element sapphire-covered lens, optical image/video stabilization, and a first-of-its-kind quad-LED true-tone flash. It is also the first iPhone (along with its 4.7-inch sibling) to rock an IP67-certified splash-ready casing.

As for its innards, the iPhone 7 Plus operates on an A10 Fusion chip with an M10 motion coprocessor tagging along, while an LTE Advanced adapter, which promises browsing rates of up to 450Mbps leads the connectivity front. Also, it offers a gigantic 256GB maximum internal memory (128GB and 32GB options are available) and has a battery that promises 1 hour longer battery life than its predecessor.

Crowning this 2016 iPhone release are a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD selfie camera and a stereo speaker system.

iPhone 7

Apple's very first splash-ready (IP67-grade) iPhone, the iPhone 7, responds to the bevy of 2016-released high-end Androids with its solid-state Taptic Engine Home button (with Touch ID), 4.7-inch LED-backlit 3D Touch Retina HD screen, and 12-megapixel sapphire-covered camera with 4K video support and a quad-LED-light true-tone flash system.

Claiming to be twice as fast as the iPhone 6, it introduces the A10 Fusion chip accompanied by an M10 motion coprocessor, while a mammoth 256GB of non-expandable memory (128GB and 32GB versions are also offered) takes charge of the storage front. Additionally, the iPhone 7 is the first iPhone to sport a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera rigged with wide color control and a Retina Flash.

A few more of its specs include a stereo audio system, an up-to-450Mbps LTE connectivity, and a bundle of Wi-Fi Calling, VoLTE (Voice over LTE), and FaceTime audio. Lastly, it claims to pack the best iPhone battery yet (as of September 2016), with 780 minutes of video playback and an 840-minute Wi-Fi browsing time under its belt.

Acer Liquid Z6 Plus

A much-more-generous (in terms of specs) sibling of the Liquid Z6, the 5.5-inch, 2.5D-glass-covered Liquid Z6 Plus boasts a 4080mAh battery power alongside an equally-high-end eight-core MT6753 CPU running at 1.3GHz coupled with 3GB's worth of RAM. Additionally, it supports biometric authentication (fingerprint sensor) and features a familiar high-class duo of 13- and 5-megapixel cameras. Like lots of other devices in this Android neighborhood, this the Z6 Plus is preloaded with 32GB of internal memory and it dons a metal battery lid.

Acer Liquid Z6

Acer's Liquid Z6 comes off as a rather modest 2016 Android, with nothing but an 8-megapixel back camera and a 2.5D-curved-glass-finished 5-inch HD-720p display to call as selling points. The remainder of its low-caliber specs include 8GB of on-board storage, a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, and a 4G LTE browsing capability. Regrettably, it comes with a sub-standard 2-megapixel selfie camera and has only 2000mAh of power in the tank. Rounding out its basic feature set is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

HTC One A9s

This s-version of HTC's mid-end One A9 headlines its specs list with a fingerprint reader, an octa-core 2GHz MediaTek Helio P10 processor, and either 3GB of 2GB of RAM. Also on board is a whopping up-to-2TB external memory support complementing its 32GB/16GB internal memory. For imaging, the One A9s touts a 13-megapixel 1.12-micron-pixel BSI rear camera for regular shooting and a 5-megapixel f/2.8 front-facing sub-camera for selfies. Also, it brings back HTC's signature BoomSound audio profile, but opts for a near-average 2300mAh battery pack.

Huawei nova

Huawei kicks off a fresh Android lineup with the 5-inch, 2.5D-glass-finished nova. Its brightest specs come in the form of a pressure-sensitive (3D) fingerprint reader and a 12-megapixel 4K-video camera with Optical Anti-Shake, both of which are powered by a flagship-class Snapdragon 625 CPU (quad 2GHz + quad 2GHz) and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Also inside its relatively-chic brushed-hairline-finished housing are an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 3020mAh battery, and a 32GB memory expandable by up to 128GB. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with Huawei's own Emotion UI v4.1, while its color options include Titanium Grey, Mystic Silver, and Prestige Gold.

Huawei nova plus

The Huawei nova plus, much like its sibling, features a pressure-sensing fingerprint scanner and Huawei's dual-antenna technology, but this time comes with a larger 2.5D-glass display (5.5-inch), a 16-megapixel OIS-equipped camera that captures 4K-2160p videos, and 3340mAh of power. Apart from those adjustments, it delivers a roughly-similar specs list, consisting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 split-octa-core processor, with both its four-core clusters running at 2GHz, a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, and a metallic unibody furbished with a brushed hairline finish and dual diamond-cut bezels. Additionally, it sports a 2.5D-curved cover glass, an 8-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera, and the DTS Audio system. This Marshmallow-run Android (with EMUI 4.1) is offered in Prestige Gold, Titanium Grey, and Mystic Silver.

Sony Xperia XZ

Sony's Xperia XZ builds an almost fully-premium specs list around its top-notch 23-megapixel 4K-video-capable camera with triple image sensing and quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU (3GB RAM), consequently listing itself among the highest-specked smartphones as of its release. It is among the few 2016 Androids that boast a double-digit selfie cam resolution (13-megapixel) and an up-to-256GB microSD card support -- it comes with 64GB/32GB of native memory. Additionally, it features fingerprint identification, PS4 Remote Play, and a 2900mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging, a technology promising to prevent long-run battery decline. The XZ comes with a Type-C USB port, NFC, as well as an IP68/65-certified waterproof and dust-tight casing. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and dons either a Forest Blue, Mineral Black, or Platinum finish.

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