Xiaomi Mi5 and Redmi 3, Meizu Pro 5 mini, LeTV Max Pro, ZTE Nubia Z11, Elephone P9000, Lenovo K4 Note and other most anticipated premieres of early 2016
The most anticipated premieres of early 2016
The year 2015 is left behind, which turned out to be rich in events in the world of mobile electronics and brought us many interesting new products, as well as raised the level of competition in the smartphone market to unprecedented heights. What will be the year 2016 - we can only guess, but now we have an idea of what interesting new items await us in the coming year. And in this article we will list those that are the most anticipated and which will be presented in the coming months.
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 5 is undoubtedly the most anticipated flagship of 2016. It was supposed to appear in the second half of the outgoing year, but as you know, the release of Xiaomi Mi 5 was delayed until the mass production of the Snapdragon 820 processor. Initially, Snapdragon 810 was supposed to be installed in this smartphone. But due to serious problems with increased heat dissipation from this processor, which subsequently lead to overheating and throttling, Xiaomi decided to abandon its plans and wait for the next chip from Qualcomm, in which all these shortcomings will be corrected. And, judging by the preliminary tests of the 820, this decision of one of the leading Chinese manufacturers turned out to be completely correct and fully justified.
So, we know that the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone will receive a 4-core Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) processor, which will allow the company's flagship to compete for leadership in the ranking of the most productive smartphones of our time. According to preliminary data, the novelty will receive a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 2K and ClearForce technology, which allows you to recognize the force of pressing the screen. The front panel of the smartphone will be made of protective glass with 2.5D rounded edges, and an elongated Home button will be installed in its lower part. However, so far we cannot say with certainty whether a fingerprint scanner will be installed in it, or whether this scanner will still be ultrasonic, and the fingerprint will be read through the screen.
The back panel of the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone will also be made of glass, and its surface will be curved at the edges using 3D technology, which will give the device a resemblance to Mi Note series smartphones. In addition, the device will receive a metal frame and a metal alloy frame around the perimeter of the case. Among the other characteristics of the flagship, we know about built-in cameras of 16 megapixels and 13 megapixels, a battery with a capacity of about 3000 mAh, as well as two versions of the device, depending on the amount of RAM and internal memory - 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB, respectively. A USB Type-C connector is expected to appear on board the device. The price of the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone is not yet known, but some sources give a figure of $310 for the basic version, although we are inclined to think that it will be around $460. As for the debut of new items, it should take place already in the second half of January or on the eve of the Chinese New Year or the so-called "Spring Festival" in the second half of February.
LeTV Max Pro (X910)
Like the new flagship from Xiaomi, the novelty from the young and growing manufacturer, LeTV, will also receive a Snapdragon 820 processor (MSM8996). But at the same time, she has every chance of becoming the first presented device with this new chip from Qualcomm, since the presentation of this smartphone can take place tomorrow, January 5, on the eve of the opening of CES 2016 in Las Vegas during a special event by LeTV. As you may have guessed, we are talking about the LeTV Max Pro (X910) phablet.
It is known that the smartphone LeTV Max Pro (X910) will receive a 6.33-inch display with 2K resolution (1440x2560 pixels), a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 21 MP main camera, optical image stabilization and a highly sensitive sensor, as well as a 3400 mAh battery. An ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C connector are announced, which has already become a kind of hallmark of LeTV smartphones. As for the amount of internal memory, it is assumed that three versions of the device will appear at once - 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
With regard to the case of the LeTV Max Pro smartphone, there are only rumors that its back panel will be made of metal, and the front panel will be curved at the top and bottom to the ends of the smartphone. In this regard, LeTV does not change its rules and carefully hides the images of its future new products until the last day before the presentation. However, there is very little time left to wait, and the veil of secrecy is about to open.
Lenovo K4 Note
Although the K4 Note model is not the flagship model in Lenovo's lineup, we are waiting for its appearance with no less interest. This was due to rumors that the next novelty of the “Musical Lemon” line will receive a new 8-core Helio P10 processor, the debut of which we have been waiting for several months on devices from several manufacturers at once. However, recent news suggests that K4 Note should be the first smartphone to show us this new chip from MediaTek in reality, since the presentation of this novelty from Lenovo should take place on January 5 in India.
Also fueling interest in the presentation of Lenovo K4 Note are rumors about the incredible combination of smartphone characteristics, materials of its case and price. It is assumed that the novelty will receive a metal case with a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. In addition, the smartphone will receive a 5.5-inch display, which Lenovo positions as “killer” (whether we are talking about screen resolution or picture quality on it is not yet clear), 32 GB of internal memory, 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, and also a battery with a capacity of about 3000 mAh. The amount of RAM will be 2 GB or 3 GB, depending on the version of the device, and the cost of K4 Note will be from $150 (for the basic version).
Well, if all of the above is true, then the Kenovo K4 Note smartphone will become a worthy rival for Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which has become the most successful novelty of the past year in its price segment.
ZTE Nubia Z11
In fact, using the ZTE brand name in combination with Nubia devices is not entirely correct, since the manufacturer positions Nubia as a separate premium brand. Nevertheless, we write in this way so that our subscribers clearly understand which major Chinese manufacturer the devices under this brand belong to. And the next brainchild under the Nubia brand will be called Z11, traditionally avoiding even numbers in the abbreviation of devices in this series.
The news about the development of the Nubia Z11 smartphone appeared on the network quite recently, but we could not even imagine that the debut of this new product could also take place on January 5th. From the information received earlier, it became known that the presentation of the Nubia Z11 may take place at the same CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where LeTV will bring its new brainchild. Moreover, according to major online media, both premieres should take place on the same day. Apparently, the ZTE sub-brand also decided to compete for the title of the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 820 processor for their device. And this competition further fuels our interest in both upcoming new products.
From the details about the Nubia Z11 smartphone, we learned that it will receive a 5.2-inch display, like the previous model in this series, Nubia Z9, but the display resolution will increase to 2K (1440x2560 pixels). In addition to the Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) quad-core processor, the Nubia Z11 smartphone will receive 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal memory, 20.7 megapixel and 13 megapixel cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. However, this information should be treated with caution, since ZTE also keeps the specifications of its new products until the last days, and everything that is now known is only a rumor. Nevertheless, as in the case of the LeTV Max Pro, there is very little left to wait for the discovery of the truth.
Meizu Pro 5 mini
The news that Meizu is developing a mini-version of its current flagship, the Pro 5 model, appeared literally immediately after the presentation of the latter. Since then, the Meizu Pro 5 mini smartphone has firmly established itself on our list of the most anticipated new products of 2016. This was facilitated not only by hopes for the appearance of a compact version of the Meizu Pro 5 flagship at a more reasonable price, but also by information that a 10-core Helio X20 (MT6797) processor from MediaTek will be responsible for its work.
Unfortunately, for now, we only know that the Meizu Pro 5 mini will receive a 4.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a 16 MP rear camera and a 3050 mAh battery. The body of the novelty will retain the design of its older "brother" and will also be made of metal. And the price of Meizu Pro 5 mini should be about $310.
At the moment, we do not have specific information about the release date of the Meizu Pro 5 mini smartphone. According to some rumors, it may take place in January, while others call the date no earlier than mid-April. But we hope that the manufacturer will not delay the debut of the mini-version of its flagship, since Chinese manufacturers have not yet had such a powerful device among models with a display diagonal of less than 5 inches, and, as polls have shown, such a smartphone is the ideal choice for most modern buyers.
Almost everything has already been said about the Elephone P9000 smartphone, and even photos of this new product, as well as its other modifications, are already available on the Internet in sufficient quantities. However, the manufacturer is still delaying the release of this smartphone for reasons known only to him alone. However, the latest information from Elephone added optimism and joy to all those who are in awe of the products of this manufacturer and are looking forward to the appearance of the P9000 model, which should become the most successful pen creation of this Chinese brand. Elephone announced that the P9000 model, as well as several other long-awaited new products, will be presented to the public on January 15th.
The most interesting features of the Elephone P9000 smartphone are its display with incredibly narrow (at least for this manufacturer) side frames, as well as the new 8-core Helio P10 (MT6755) processor from MediaTek. The display diagonal of this novelty was 5.5 inches, and the resolution is Full HD. The P9000 also received 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a rear camera with a resolution of 21 megapixels and a 3000 mAh battery. Throw in a fingerprint scanner, support for NFC, fast charging and wireless charging, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and you have the recipe for one of the most anticipated smartphones in recent months.
Also, do not forget about the two younger versions of the Elephone P9000 smartphone, which will offer customers almost the same functionality and no less high performance for a more modest amount. We are sure that the presentation of Elephone P9000 will attract not only fans of this brand, but also those who used to prefer the products of more famous brands. And we will be able to verify this in less than 2 weeks.
They started talking about the new smartphone of Huawei's top line immediately after the presentation of the Kirin 950 processor, which is the latest and most powerful development of this manufacturer. However, the first smartphone to receive this chip was the Mate 8 phablet.
Toward the end of 2015, rumors about Huawei P9 erupted with renewed vigor, and all because this leading Chinese manufacturer can present its future flagship already at the same CES 2016 exhibition in Las Vegas and also on January 5th. So, apparently, tomorrow can become incredibly rich in large presentations.
To date, it is known that Huawei P9 will receive a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a metal body with two rear cameras, an 8-core Kirin 950 processor with a Mali-T880MP4 video accelerator and 6 GB of RAM.
Also, most likely, Mini and Max versions of this device will be presented, although we do not know anything about their characteristics yet. Either way, the Huawei P9 specs look incredibly impressive and we'll be waiting for confirmation tomorrow afternoon.
Many of you are also waiting for the appearance of the new flagship of LG with great interest, because the already existing G4 model has become one of the most successful devices of 2015 and has long been considered the best camera phone according to many experts.
With the G5 model, the manufacturer also intends to repeat its last year's success, or even surpass it. The latest leaks report that the LG G5 smartphone will receive an all-metal body, a first for the flagship line of devices, as well as 2 displays on the front panel, similar to the V10 model. The main screen should get a 5.3-inch diagonal and Quad HD resolution, while the secondary should be placed above it and get a resolution of 160x1040 pixels. Also, the novelty should receive an 8-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and two rear cameras with a resolution of 8 megapixels and 16 megapixels, which will once again be able to return LG to the top of the camera phone rating. The flagship will be helped by laser and chromatographic focusing systems, which should provide incredible image quality.
In addition, the LG G5 smartphone should receive a fingerprint scanner on the back panel, an iris recognition function, as well as a heart rate sensor and a built-in barometer. And all these amazing details should be confirmed at MWC 2016 in Barcelona at the end of February.
Xiaomi Redmi 3
The release of new products from Xiaomi has always been accompanied by increased attention, both from the press and from buyers. And no wonder, because any of the latest smartphones from this manufacturer has gained a lot of fame at its own expense and was adequately appreciated by users, which was expressed in an incredible number of copies sold. And if we talked about the debut of the future flagship a little higher, and Xiaomi does not expect any changes in the middle segment (everything is great there anyway), then many media outlets are undeservedly silent about the release of a new representative of the budget line or are limited to only rare publications. And in vain, because the Xiaomi Redmi 3 smartphone can also claim to be a bestseller or at least shake the position of many leading manufacturers in this segment.
According to the data we have, the new representative of the budget line Redmi (Red Rice) has grown significantly in size, moving into the niche of devices with a 5-inch display. Also, the manufacturer decided to equip Redmi 3 with a metal case, which will also add interest from buyers to the future novelty. The smartphone will be powered by an 8-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, although it is not yet clear whether it will be MT6753T or MT6755M. However, compared to the level of performance that the Redmi 2 showed, this is a big leap forward anyway.
From other characteristics of Xiaomi Redmi 3, we know about the screen resolution, which will be 720p, as well as the volume of internal and RAM will be 16 GB and 2 GB, respectively. The novelty will receive built-in cameras with a resolution of 5 megapixels and 13 megapixels, as well as a battery with a more impressive capacity than its predecessor. Judging by the dimensions of Redmi 3, which amounted to 69.6x139.3x8.5 mm, as well as the weight of the device, which was 143 grams, the battery capacity in this smartphone will be at least 3000 mAh, or even more if the manufacturer decides to use cells with a higher specific charge density , as in the Redmi Note 3 model.
Nothing is known about the presentation date of the state employee Redmi 3 from Xiaomi, but we do not exclude that it will be held together with the presentation of the flagship Mi 5. It is only known that the price for Xiaomi Redmi 3 will be about $107, which will be great news for everyone fans of this manufacturer.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, HTC One M10 and others
At the beginning of 2016, other equally interesting new items are waiting for us, but in this article we will not dwell on them in detail. Samsung and HTC will present their new flagships, and, perhaps, it will even take place simultaneously on one of the days of the MWC 2016 exhibition in Barcelona. We are also waiting for the appearance of a new representative of the Mi Note line from Xiaomi and a number of interesting smartphones, both from leading manufacturers and from companies in the second ten. Therefore, carefully follow our news, participate in discussions in our vkontakte network group and watch the video on our youtube channel! 2016 will be even more interesting with us, we guarantee you that!