2016 was an interesting year for smartphone enthusiasts. The year saw a lot of noteworthy handsets. To be honest, 2016 could be called the year of mid-rangers. There were some flagships, but the market was dominated globally and also in Nepal, by mid-rangers like Samsung J7, Xiaomi Redmi Note3 and Motorola Moto G4. Some of the remarkable flagships of 2016 were Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung Note 7 was in the headlines too; well, for all the wrong reasons. Global market saw the launch of almost bezel-less handset Xiaomi Mi Mix. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T were the strongest contenders in 2016. A lot of new Chinese companies made their way into the Nepali market in 2016, giving customers numerous choices.
2016 also saw a lot of new trends, with smartphones having 6 GB RAM for the first time and handsets having dual camera modules. 2 GB can now be considered the minimum RAM for good handsets, and FHD resolution has become very common. All in all, the standard for smartphones improved significantly and we can say 2016 was a good year for smartphone manufacturers and customers as well. So what can we look forward in 2017? Below are a few smartphones that will be launched in 2017. A few of them will make their way into Nepal, while others remain a possibility. Let’s see what 2017 has to offer.