Before you go out and commit yourself to a new long-term smartphone contract, there’s something I need to tell you about! 2016 so far, has delivered many quality handsets. And you are probably considering upgrading to one of them. However, have you considered any of the handsets that could soon replace them?. I’m talking about handsets like the iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 5 and more! So before you act rashly, take a look below, as I have provided you with some details including a release date on a number of them.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors
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iPhone 7 Release Date

Yes, Apple has not officially talked about this handset yet. However, you can bet that Apple is working on it. Rumors doing the rounds about this handset suggest the iPhone 7 could be an almost complete replica of the iPhone 6s Plus, but yet again, who really knows.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors

About the only thing, I can tell you for near 100 percent (Although still a guess) is that you can expect Apple to launch its next iPhone in September 2016.

Galaxy Note 7

This year it looks like Samsung is going to ditch its previous plans to launch a standard flat screen Note and Edge+ smartphone and instead launch the Galaxy Note 7 Edge. Which, will take design cues from the Galaxy S7 Edge and feature a huge 5.8-inch Quad-HD High-Def display, and possibly feature a massive 6GB of RAM, plus have curved edges.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors
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As for a release date, it is expected that Samsung will hold its annual unpacked event in New York sometime in August.

Nexus 6

This year it is expected that HTC will be the manufacturer for the Nexus 6 (2016). And along with its sibling the Nexus 5, it is expected that the handset will run on the new Android OS called Android N. As for what I know about this device. Rumors are suggesting that it will feature a Snapdragon 820 CPU, which is extremely powerful and has inbuilt support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors

What is the release date?. According to current rumors, you can expect to see it hit the shelves in September this year.

Galaxy S8

In previous years, Samsung has always held its Unpacked event the day prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. So, if nothing changes, there’s a really good chance that the Galaxy S8 could have a release date, sometime in March next year 2017.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors

As for what next 2017’s S-series handset will offer, there’s no doubt that you can expect to get the fastest handset Samsung can produce. This means you’ll see if feature the latest Exynos CPU and probably come with a minimum of 6GB of RAM, maybe more!

Surface Phone

Microsoft recently gutted its phone division. However, new rumors are suggesting that the long-awaited Surface Phone could still be under development. As it stands, what can only be described as a tentative release date of Sometime next March 2017 is being talked about.

iPhone 7, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 7, Nexus 6: Release Date Rumors

As for what you will get, again rumors are spreading. They state that it will have a 6-inch edge-to-edge display and come in three variations. With the base model featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

So, that’s five handsets that are yet to be launched by their manufacturers. Five that will each in their own rights, offer something different and probably more powerful than what you already have. Whatever you now decide to do. Keep checking back here on Valuewalk, for all of the latest smartphone release dates, spec updates and rumors and more!