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The summer is the hottest period in the year – not only regarding the weather, but in the tech world as well. It is where most of the brands publish their new innovations. In the world of smartphones, we are seeing improvements every year.

But what does 2016 hide from us? Which ‘killer’ smartphones should we expect and prepare for?

We are listing the best upcoming smartphones to wait for in the next couple of months.

The OnePlus 3 (Release: June 2016)

OnePlus carved its way into the smartphone marketplace after the huge success with the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X models. In reality, these affordable smartphones are packed with insane features that you wouldn’t expect for the price.

What started as a sales model only to people with an invite led OnePlus to become one of the greatest smartphone competitors on the marketplace. But what can we expect for the OnePlus 3 in June 2016?

Well, the rumors say that it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip, a huge 3,500 mAh battery and a powerful 1920×1080 resolution display. Also, it will stick to the ‘budget-friendly’ principle, with a price of around 300 USD.

Nexus 5/6 2016 (Release: October 2016)

Google’s branded smartphone is getting an upgrade every year. The company announced to refresh the Nexus in October this year. After the success with the Nexus 7 and 9 tablets, Google has adopted a huge loyal audience to its stellar devices.

As you probably know, the Nexus is a flagship phone made by different suppliers but adopted under Google. And the rumors say that this year, Huawei may be making the new Nexus phones aside from HTC, the bestselling manufacturer for the Nexus devices.

The Android rumors for this smartphone do not say much – but we know that there must be a certain upgrade in its operating system. Google will be responsible for this.

iPhone 7 (Release: September 2016)

iPhone 7 has been among the hottest topics in the smartphone world. There have been tons of concepts and designs claimed as ‘leaked’ ones. However, one of the most credible ‘leaked photo’ of iPhone’s new design may be the one below:


As we can see, the shell is quite in the same shape as the iPhone 6 and 6s models. The antennas are gone, and the camera is somehow unified with the flash. The logo and iPhone text stay on the same positions.

For what’s on the inside, Apple already confirmed that they will ditch the headphone jack. This opens the gates for another technology – and we can’t help but wonder what it will bring to replace our favorite headphones.

Sony Xperia XA (Release Date TBA)

Although it will be a mid-range phone, the Xperia XA has already been presented at MWC. With a 5 inch screen, it competes with the iPhone SE. Also, it is packed with a quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and works on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here it is below:


However, the release date for the legendary Xperia XA model is still ‘to be announced’. However, this model is known to be among the sleekest ones. It will have a display that stretches from edfe to edge and powerful features.

So, which phone are you waiting for the most? Are you excited about this year’s releases as much as we are?

Drop us a line in the comments!