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Upcoming or recent phones 2016:

Xiaomi Redmi 3S

The Redmi 3S is a tweaked version of the Redmi 3 that came out in 2016, headlining its list of specs with a Snapdragon 430 eight-core (1.4GHz + 1.1GHz) CPU, a 4100mAh battery capacity, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. It comes with 32GB of expandable memory and 3GB of RAM, though a low version with only 16GB of storage and a 2GB RAM is available as well. It is equipped with a 13-megapixel main camera as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing sub-cam, the latter sitting right above its middling 5-inch HD IPS screen.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro

While the Moto Z models transform into other devices, the Phab2 Pro delivers augmented reality (AR) utilities, literally letting you mix the real world with 3D visuals through Google's Tango AR technology. This mobile innovation is accompanied by a bevy of premium specs, such as a Tango-optimized Snapdragon 652 CPU with 4GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel 0.3-second-focusing main camera, and a 6.4-inch QHD 2.5D-curved-glass screen.

It is powered by a robust 4050mAh battery, while the Dolby Atmos 5.1 audio technology and an 8-megapixel frontal camera take care of the audio and selfie departments accordingly. Also inside its aluminum frame are a fingerprint scanner and a 64GB on-board memory.

Lumigon T3

The 4.8-inch T3 is a top-notch Android from Danish brand Lumigon whose biggest specs include a 4-megapixel night vision camera with a dual IR flash, a 2.2GHz Helio X10 octa-core chip with 3GB of RAM, and a 360-degree 3D fingerprint reader. Like several flagships from other brands, it boasts a damage-resistant Gorilla Glass 4 display cover glass, a 13-megapixel PDAF dual-tone-flash 4K-video camera, and 128GB of built-in memory. Moreover, it features Back Touch, a technology that lets you navigate the phone from its rear. Also on board its water- and dust-tight shell, which by the way is available in a 24-karat gold finish, are a 5-megapixel selfie camera, an NFC chip, and an array of sensors that includes a temperature sensor and an altimeter.

Motorola Moto Z Force

The 5.5-inch, Quad HD (1400p), ShatterShield-protected Moto Z Force forcefully enters the premium Android market with Moto Mods -- magnet-based modifications that turn it into various gadgets -- leading its specifications.

It comes with Motorola's Mobile Computing System: a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 four-core CPU, a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, a pair of Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors, and Adreno 530 graphics. In charge of storage is either a 64GB or a 32GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory that can be expanded by up to a whopping 2000GB via microSD. It also features four microphones in conjunction with a front-ported loudspeaker.

At the back, the Moto Z Force features a 21-megapixel f/1.8 camera decked out with a CCT flash, 4K video capture, and two high-end autofocus types (laser and phase-detection), while up front, it sports a 5-megapixel 1.4-micron-pixel selfie camera.

Motorola Moto Z

The 2016 Motorola Moto Z floats in premium space, with its specs list headlined by Moto Mods, which is a set of magnet-based connectors that turn your phone into gadgets like a projector or a portable JBL stereo speaker. Moreover, it boasts a 5.5-inch Quad HD 535ppi screen powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 CPU, an Adreno 530 graphics card, and a 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It also comes with Motorola's signature Contextual Computing and Natural Language processors.

As for its cameras, the Moto Z is fitted with a 13-megapixel CCT-flash (dual LED) camera with laser autofocus and 1.12-micron pixels, while a 5-megapixel selfie ca with its own flash sits up front. It is also home to four microphones, a fingerprint reader (embedded into the home key), and a 64GB/32GB UFS storage expandable by up to 2TB.

Vernee Apollo Lite

The Vernee Apollo Lite's hardware composition certainly belongs to the highest spectrum of the mobile world, being composed of a Tri-cluster deca-core 2.3GHz Helio X20 processor and a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM. Its upscale chip supports several flagship-level specs, such as a 16-megapixel 4K-video PDAF camera, a 5.5-inch FHD Sharp IGZO Gorilla Glass 3 screen, and a pressure-type fingerprint reader with 360-degree readability. Joining them are a 3180mAh battery accompanied by the Pump Express 3.0 charging technology, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies, and a 4G LTE Cat 6 network adapter. Encasing this dual-SIM model is a metal unibody crafted through the popular (among high-end smartphones) CNC technology.

ZTE Axon 7

The ZTE Axon 7 -- 7 because it is apparently the seventh generation of ZTE's flagship family -- is a 5.5-inch QHD specs powerhouse (at least as of its 2016 release) that runs on the Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz quad-core CPU coupled with an enormous 6GB RAM. It sports a 20-megapixel 4K-video camera with a dual-LED flash setup and comes with the Force Touch 3D touch technology (high version only).

It is loaded with 128GB of expandable storage, 3250mAh of power, and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera. Joining the mix are a circular fingerprint reader, a USB Type-C connector, and an NFC chip for handling mobile transactions.

Acer Liquid Zest Plus

The 2016 Acer Liquid Zest Plus is a 5000mAh-powered mutation of the Liquid Zest that can charge other devices via a USB-OTG connector. Among its mid-tier specs are a 13-megapixel camera rigged with a hybrid tri-focusing technology, which is a combination of phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) and classic contrast-based focusing. It also features a DTS-HD Premium Sound audio system, a 5.5-inch HD BluelightShield screen, and an expandable 16GB storage.

Jolla C

Only the second smartphone from Jolla, the Jolla C features the open-source Sailfish OS 2.0, which is aimed at a device-specific user community as well as developers, but works with most Android-based applications notwithstanding. Its technical specifications include a 5-inch HD-720p screen, a 1.3GHz quad-core engine coupled with a 2GB RAM, and a 16GB expandable memory. It owns an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie cam, while a 2500mAh battery is on power duties. This 4G-ready device dons a two-toned Black-and-Red finish.

Alcatel Pixi 4 5 3G

The Alcatel Pixi 4 5 3G is a 2016 entry-level smartphone whose key selling point comes in the form of an 8-megapixel flash-equipped front-facing camera. Other than that, its specs are of low-end caliber all the way. These include a 5-inch FWVGA-480p display, a 2000mAh battery (with a power saving mode), and a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU aided by a 1GB-only RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and offers 8GB of inbuilt memory, but, as given away by its name, settles for 3G networks only.

BLU Energy JR

Though sporting a tiny 4-inch WVGA 233ppi screen, the Energy JR packs a ton of energy (for an entry-level smartphone) with its 3000mAh battery, consequently promising up to 96 days of standard usage. The specs that it powers, however, are not so great -- quite ancient, in fact, since they include a 512MB memory expandable by up to 64GB, a dual-core 1.3GHz processor aided by only 256MB of RAM, and a basic Mali-400 GPU. It supports dual SIM card slots and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

BLU Dash L2

A sequel to the 2015 BLU Dash L, the Dash L2 does not change any technical feature, save for the processor, which is now a 1.3GHz quad-core engine, instead of the first model's dual-core one. Its casing, which is available in dual-tone options like Grey-Pink, is coated in an electrolyzed shiny metal finish and a soft-touch battery cover paint. That being said, it brings back the Dash L's assortment of low-end specs, consisting of a 512MB RAM, a 4GB memory expandable by up to 64GB, and a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) screen.

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

While many of its older devices stay within low- and mid-range bounds, Vodafone takes a stab at a high-end device with the 5.5-inch WQHD-1440p Smart Platinum 7. Its key features include a dual Gorilla Glass finish, which means that it has a scratch-resistant 2.5D glass panel covering the display as well as the battery lid.

It touts a 16-megapixel dual-tone-LED-flash rear camera that captures 4K-2160p videos, while an 8-megapixel flash-rigged selfie cam sits up front. This Smart model is run by a split-eight-core (1.8GHz + 1.2GHz) CPU aided by a 3GB RAM and Adreno 510 graphics, while a 3000mAh Quick Charge 3.0 battery takes care of its power necessities. Topping it off is a circular fingerprint reader at the back, which was a must-have facet for any high-end Android when it came out.

Alcatel Pixi 4 5 4G

This member of Alcatel's entry-level Pixi 4 family lists a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash and an LTE Cat 4 adapter scoring a 150Mbps maximum data rate among its key specs. Additionally, the Pixi 4 5 4G features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera opposite its low-end 5-inch FWVGA screen. It runs on a 1GHz quad-core engine with 1GB of RAM and has 8GB of memory on board. Similar to its series-mates, it is available in a wide variety of colors, such as Gold, Pink, Green, and Yellow.

OnePlus 3

The 2016 OnePlus 3 continues OnePlus's series of feature-rich smartphones, with specs like a 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, a 16-megapixel 4K-video camera with OIS and EIS (electronic and optical image stabilization), and a space-grade aluminum body in tow. Despite not coming with a microSD card slot, it boasts 64GB of UFS 2.0 memory, while its 3000mAh battery is aided by OnePlus's trademark Dash Charge technology (30 minutes for 60% of battery life). Adding to its high-caliber feature set are an 8-megapixel 1.4-micron-pixel front-facing camera and fingerprint recognition. Tying everything together is its 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED Gorilla Glass 4 display.

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