What the Smartphone Industry Offers in 2016?

There is a smartphone in every bag, every hand and on every table. It has become such a necessity that no one can live without it now. Your whole world is in this little device.

 

Owing to the large popularity of smartphones, there has been a huge increase in its usage worldwide. According to a report published by IDC, the worldwide smartphone market grew by 13% over the whole year of 2015. In terms of growth and market share of the phone brands, Samsung is the market leader followed by Apple and then Huawei and so on.

 

Period Samsung Apple Huawei Xiaomi Lenovo* Others
2015Q2

21.4%

13.9%

8.7%

5.6%

4.7%

45.7%

 

According to a report by Emarketer, the number of smartphone users will reach up to at least two billion, worldwide. This is due to multiple reasons: awareness, buying options, and facilities. They are available in physical marketplaces as well as many online platforms such as Amazon, EBay, Kaymu or takas.

 

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According to the 2016 Smartphone forecast, there are many new smartphones coming out that are already generating much hype. Here is a list of the new smartphones of 2016 and what to expect in 2016.

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

 

 

Ever since the launch of the S6 and S6 Edge, there has been an anxious wait for the new S7, which is already expected to become the flagship one for the brand. It will have the new Android 6.0, 5g network, Quad-core 4.0 GHz 64 bit processor with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and its release date is most likely April 2016. In the terms of looks, it will, more or less, resemble the S6 Edge with some minor changes.

 

IPhone 7

 

IPhone 7

 

 

After the launch of the latest 6S series, consumers have already started looking at Apple for details about the launch of their new phone. The expectation level has risen and Apple is already looking to top it. The news tells us that the phone will have iOS 10, upgraded Apple A10 chipset processor, a reversible charger and the probability of a sim-less function. Moreover, the phone might have a side screen as well but talks are still going on. The phone will be launched in the September of 2016.

 

Sony Xperia Z6

 

Sony Xperia Z6

 

 

This phone is due to be launched next year after the huge success of the Sony Xperia Z5. The brand is looking to make this phone better than the last one with the latest features and specifications that will make it stand out. It will have Qualcomm 820 chipset or true Octa-Core chip 3GHz+ processor, 5 inches of 4K resolution display, touch ID and fingerprint scanner and 27MP rotator camera scanner. The launch date is yet unknown.

 

Microsoft Lumia 940 & 940 XL

 

Microsoft Lumia 940 & 940 XL

 

 

It is time for Microsoft to come up with their latest Android competitor. These two models will come with the latest specifications and is expected to stun everyone. With a 1440 x 2560 pixel QHD screen, 940 XL Octa-Core Snapdragon 810, 20-megapixel Carl Zeiss back camera and a 5MP front camera, it is set to dominate the market.

 

Xiaomi 6

 

Xiaomi 6

 

 

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be launched after the latest model of Xiaomi Mi 5 and it will offer much more. It will be cost-effective yet high functioning for every smartphone lover out there. This will immediately become the flagship phone for the company due to its amazing specifications. With an Ultra HD 2160 x 3840 pixels Super AMOLED display, 4GB of powerful RAM, 5g network and 21-Megapixels back and 13-Megapixels front camera, it will create huge waves.

 

Samsung S6 Mini

 

Samsung S6 Mini

 

 

This will be similar to the larger versions of the phones. The only changes will be the smaller size and slightly lesser specifications. It will have a 4.7in full-HD screen, a slower-timed Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, maybe 2GB of RAM, 16 MP back camera and 5 MP front camera. It is expected to be launched in the start of 2016.

 

Use all this information to find what you need to know about the upcoming smartphones in 2016 and wait to buy the exact one you need.

 

Guest writer Nayana Gihan is a freelancer with a special focus on tech gadgets and trends. He can be contacted on nayanagihan@gmail.com

 

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