Another year means another set of phones hitting shelves. With everything that releases, which 2016 smartphones should you keep a lookout for? We have a list of a few we think are going to change the industry.

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iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

We have heard quite a number of rumours relating to Apple’s latest iPhone 7 that is expected to be released sometime in 2016. We know for certain that it will include its latest 3D Touch support which is only available on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but what about all these rumours of waterproof casing an a 256GB model?

We hope that Apple scraps its 16GB model this year as it’s just not a viable option in today’s tech times, with games, apps, and camera megapixels growing, there is just not enough space to fit your life onto the device.

iPhone 6

Waterproofing would also be a great feature as most phones have this today, and Apple, well its missed out on this for years now. We can expect a new design this year as rumours suggest that Apple has been working on a new technology that masks antennas, allowing them to get rid of the bars that wrap around the device.

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Rumours also suggest that it will do away with the audio jack which might also decrease the thickness of the device, this means that audio will be passed through the Lightning port.

Samsung Galaxy S7

This year’s flagship Galaxy device might further improve Samsung’s reboot of the Galaxy which we saw last year.  Rumours suggest that the devices, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will support micro SDs, which was removed from the last Galaxy S6. Reports claim that the devices will also have an IP67 rating which means that Samsung has opted for a waterproof device, which the company removed on the Galaxy S6.

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We could see a 5.7-inch model, the same size as last year’s device, with a Super AMOLED screen with a 1440×2560 resolution. The Galaxy S7 could see an improved battery to 3000mAh up from the 2550mAh of last year’s model.

LG G5

Now when talking about LG and its G5 phone, you have to take all the rumours with a pinch of salt, because they are crazy. The LG G5 could the first 4K mobile device from LG as they move into the 4K territory. The device could boast a resolution of 3480×2160, with its actual display being a flexible touch screen. What??!

One of the biggest and most suspicious of these claims is that the device will have an eye scanner built into it called IRIENCE. This scanner will read a person’s eye from a distance of 50cm, so it will unlock instantly when looking at it from a reasonable distance.

LG G4 Camera 1

As for the camera, the LG has always boasted a great low-light camera, and the G5 is said to have a 1/2-inch lens allowing it to shoot amazing low-light shots.

So there you have the three biggest phone makers in the world, with all their reported rumours and tech specs of their upcoming devices. Will all this really materialize as we progress through 2016? We will have to just wait and see. One thing is for sure, it all sounds pretty great.