Upcoming or recent phones 2016:

ZTE Nubia Z11

ZTE's Nubia sub-brand adds a premium-specked Android to its catalog with the Nubia Z11, a 5.2-inch 2K (2048 x 1536) curved-screen model that runs on the Snapdragon 820 processor assisted by a whopping 4GB RAM and an Adreno 530 graphics chip. It also boasts 128GB of internal memory, probably to justify its lack of a microSD card slot.

In addition, the Z11's high-tier specs include a 20.7-megapixel 4K-video camera, under which a fingerprint detector is perched, while a secondary 13-megapixel selfie cam sits on the opposite side. ZTE's Frame Interactive Technology (FiT), which lets you call up functions by swiping its edges, is on board as well. It is preloaded with the Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS, but sadly settles for a typical (by high-end standards) 2900mAh power cap.

LG K4

Shortly after unveiling its K-series lineup during the CES 2016, LG pitched the 4.5-inch (FWVGA) K4, which is merely an entry-level smartphone riddled with some timeworn specs. That said, its basic pair of 5- and 2-megapixel cameras do come with gesture shooting and virtual flash respectively. Its hardware was not so lucky, though, consisting of nothing more than a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek CPU alongside a 1GB RAM, with only 1940mAh's worth of power to work with. Topping it off are an 8GB on-board memory and dual micro SIM card slots.

Alcatel Pixi 4 6

One of four Pixi 4 variants released by Alcatel during the CES 2016, this HD 6-inch phablet banks on a 5-megapixel selfie camera, a 2580mAh battery power, and an array of switchable battery lids -- with colors like Gold and Blue-Green included. Despite its comparably-large screen real estate, it opts for entry-level hardware specs, which include a 1GB RAM and a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU. The Pixi 4 (6) also offers an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as 4G LTE connectivity.

BLU Studio One Plus

The mid-range Studio One Plus from BLU sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while a 1.3GHz MTK True-8-Core 64-bit processor (1.3GHz) alongside 2GB of RAM reside in the engine room. Its specs also include a PDAF (phase-detection autofocus) 13-megapixel camera and a 3200mAh battery. Topping off this dual-SIM Android's profile are a 16GB memory, a 5-megapixel selfie cam, and LTE Cat 4 connectivity.

Yezz Sfera

Even though a relatively minor brand in the smartphone world, Yezz enters CES 2016 with a major smartphone innovation, particularly, its dual 5-megapixel 360-degree fish-eye cameras, which produce VR-style photos and videos -- sewn-together captures of both front and rear cams.

Its specs aren't all about imaging, though, as the Sfera lands on flagship territory with its eight-core 2GHz Helio P10 processor (3GB RAM), 32GB memory expandable by up to 64GB, and 3000mAh battery promising roughly 1000 minutes of calling time (500 hours on standby). Tying it all together is a 5.5-inch tempered-glass HD display that meets users with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow interface.

BLU Studio M HD

Though it comes with nothing special specs-wise, the BLU Studio M HD likely fits the bill as a first-timer's smartphone, sporting a 5-inch HD BLU Infinite View (IPS) screen, an 8-megapixel primary camera, and a 16GB memory that can go up to 64GB via microSD. It relies on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired up with a Mali-400 GPU and a 1GB RAM, while an average (as of its release) 2000mAh battery is on power duties. Wrapping up this 3G-only model are dual SIM card slots and a 2-megapixel front-facing sub-camera.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo

Boasting a premium-class specs list loaded onto the Windows 10 Mobile platform, the Liquid Jade Primo is described by Acer as a pocket PC. It features Windows Continuum, which was introduced by the Lumia 950 models as a function that lets you use the phone in conjunction with external devices, such as mice or keyboards. Incidentally, it has its own PC-inspired cooling system alongside a Type-C USB interface.

The Primo's imaging banks on a 21-megapixel 4K camera with a dual LED flash setup as well as an f/2.2 8-megapixel frontal sub-cam. As for its hardware, this 5.5-inch AMOLED (2.5D Gorilla Glass) runs on a 64-bit hexa-core CPU and a 3GB RAM. Lastly, it comes with 32GB of storage, which you can expand by up to 128GB using its microSD slot.

Huawei Honor 5X

An addition to Huawei's Honor sub-brand that came out during the CES 2016, the 5X's aircraft-grade aluminum alloy shell is home to a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel camera (with the SmartImage 3.0 image processor), and a 64-bit eight-core CPU (1.5GHz + 1.2GHz) with 2GB of RAM. The 5.5-inch Full HD Honor 5X also houses specs like a 3000mAh SmartPower-equipped battery, a 16GB memory expandable by up to 128 gigs, and Huawei's own EMUI 3.1 user interface (Android 5.1 platform). It also features a 5-megapixel selfie cam and is available in Gold, White, and Gray.

Alcatel Fierce XL Windows

Alcatel's first shot at a Windows-operated phone (Windows 10 Mobile) brings about specs like Cortana (Siri's arch-nemesis), Wi-Fi calling (T-Mobile) and VoLTE, as well as a 2500mAh battery that scores up to 820 hours of standby time and an 840-minute maximum calling time. While its 4G LTE connectivity and 16GB memory sound satisfactory, the Fierce XL for Windows likely disappoints a lot of mid-range smartphone buyers with only an 8-megapixel 2x-zooming (most others have a 4x digital zoom) HD-video rear camera and a 2-megapixel sub-cam to offer. It runs on a 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM.

Polaroid Power

This high-specked model from Polaroid literally banks on power, accompanying its 3000mAh battery with an 8000mAh external power bank. Its specs are not all about battery though, as the Polaroid Power also features a high-end pair of cameras, specifically, a 13-megapixel dual-LED flash rear cam and an 8-megapixel sub-cam with its own selfie flash. Working underneath its 6-inch Full HD display is a 64-bit octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, while an expandable 32GB memory takes care of the storage front. This CES 2016 release from Polaroid was initially priced at $249.99.

ZTE Grand X 3

The 5.5-inch (HD) Grand X 3, unveiled during the 2016 CES event, is ZTE's first Android to offer the reversible USB Type-C technology, which is the highlight of its specs list. Relying on a high-end 3080mAh battery capacity, it features the Dolby Atmos audio technology, but runs on a rather underwhelming Snapdragon 210 quad-core 1.3GHz engine with 2GB of RAM. Additional details include 16 gigs of native memory, an 8-megapixel camera (2-megapixel sub-cam), and 4G LTE connectivity.

Polaroid Snap

Polaroid's CES 2016 booth introduced the unlocked Polaroid Snap, which is a budget-class Android available in three different screen sizes (5 inches, 5.5 inches, and 6 inches), all variants rocking a similar 720p HD resolution and accompanying specifications. It sports a 13-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash setup, with the 5-megapixel frontal sub-cam touting a selfie flash of its own. The Snap is loaded with 16 gigs of storage and 2GB of RAM, but a cheaper 8GB-1GB model is available -- both versions run on a quad-core processor.

BLU Vivo 5

With specs like a 64-bit MediaTek True-8-Core processor (3GB RAM), a USB Type-C connector, and a 32GB memory expandable by up to 64GB, BLU's Vivo 5 potentially ends up alongside high-end models from more mainstream brands. At a mere 6.9mm thin, its full-metal body is home to a Super AMOLED 5.5-inch HD screen (with Gorilla Glass 3 protection) as well as a pair of 13- and 5-megapixel cameras, the primary one rigged with phase-detection autofocus (PDAF). It is powered by a 3150mAh battery and is available in Chic Gold or Liquid Silver.

verykool Cyprus LTE SL6010

Representing verykool in the 2016 phablet Android market, the Cyprus LTE SL6010 dons a 6-inch HD (720p) screen finished with a layer of 2.5D tempered Gorilla Glass 2, above which sits an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with a dedicated LED flash. Its more-capable main camera is a 13-megapixel one, boasting a dual LED (warm-tone) flash setup. This 207g-heavy Android, which is appreciably rated at only 0.14 SAR, also lugs specs like a 64-bit 1GHz four-core CPU (1GB RAM), a 16GB memory expandable by up to 64GB, and a 2500mAh battery. It comes with dual SIM card sockets and 4G LTE connectivity as well.

Samsung Galaxy J1 2016

A 2016 update to the Galaxy J1, this 4.5-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED Android comes with an up-to-128GB microSD support (8GB on-board storage), the Smart Manager toolkit from Samsung, and 4G LTE network connectivity. It runs on a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM and is powered by a basic 2050mAh battery. Also part of its specs are a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie cam -- both with an f/2.2 aperture. The Galaxy J1 2016 is available in Black, White, and Gold.

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