2015 was the beginning of the rise of Samsung to the top of the smartphone business, with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. These devices were loved and warmly accepted by all, and caused many Apple fan boys to switch over to Android. Since then, the company has been releasing so many wonderful smartphones, including the 2016 flagships Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. We’ve compiled a list of all smartphones released by Samsung so far this year, for you to pore over.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual is a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablet that was released last year. The Note 5 Dual is just the same as the original Note 5, with the difference being the dual-SIM slot present in the variant. The device was released for the Indian populace and the price quite varies from that of the original Note 5.


“The Samsung galaxy Note 5 dual as the name suggests uses a dual Nano SIM slot with support for 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC.”


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Samsung Galaxy S7

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Samsung Mobile announced the Galaxy S7 as a successor to last year’s Galaxy S6 at an event in Barcelona. The S7 is the non-edge version of Samsung’s annual Galaxy flagship in 2016. Several renders and rumored release dates preceded the release of the device.


“Measuring only 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, the Samsung galaxy S7 is encased in an all-round curvier Metal glass body with 2.5D effect instead of the usual plastic designs on previous version. It features a 5.1-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 577ppi pixel density. Like the latest LG G5,the Samsung galaxy S7 also features an Always-On display, which acts as quick notification screen.”


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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the ‘edge’ version of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Flagship devices. The device was announced alongside the Galaxy S7 and has a larger and two-sided curved display. The device was later released for the Indian market some days later


“The Samsung galaxy S7 edge is made with same metal glass material as the standard Galaxy S7 ,but now with 3D metal glass design with water and glass resistance. It comes with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) 535 PPI Super AMOLED always-on display whose processing power is derived from either a Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor depending on the market.”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)

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The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is the 2016 iteration of the 2015 model of the Samsung Galaxy J1. The device is 4G-equipped and has specs appropriate for a middle-range device.


“The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable internal memory .The device is fitted with a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 2MP front camera.”


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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini

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The J1 Mini was released, firstly in the Philippine, for people who loved the J1 2016 variant but don’t have the purchasing power, or those who want a smaller version of the device with almost the same specs, which is exactly what the J1 Mini is.


“The old fashioned Android 5.1 Lollipop runs the show for the Samsung galaxy J1 Mini wile a 5MP main camera (without LED flash) and a VGA front-snapper is chiefly in charge of photography. Talking of the power house, there is a 1500mAh battery with a rating of up to 8 hours of 3G talk time, 7 hours of browsing and 29 hours of audio playback and Dual SIM support.”


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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

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The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro was finally released after weeks of multiple leaks and rumors, as a successor to the Galaxy A9. The device comes with major upgrades and a mammoth battery.


“The Samsung galaxy A9 Pro has a 4GB of RAM compare to the 3GB of the base Galaxy A9 ,but internal storage still remains at 32GB expandable up to 128GB via Micro SD slot.

The camera department retained a 8-megapixel front-facing camera, same as that of the Galaxy A9, but the rear facing camera has been hiked from the previous 13mp unit to a 16-megapixel unit with optical image stabilization (OIS).”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

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The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) was tipped to be a refresh of the 2015 model Samsung Galaxy J2. The J2 is a middle-range smartphone with a low price that comes equipped with Android 6.1 Marshmallow, Android’s latest flavor.


“In terms of Specifications, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) “borrows” virtually all the internal innards of the Galaxy J3 2016 featuring same 5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.5 GHz Spreadtrum 8830 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8 and 16GB storage options, as well as the 8 and 5MP cameras .”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

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As is the yearly tradition of Samsung Mobile, an ‘Active’ version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 which is more rugged and durable. The ‘Active’ series of every flagship Galaxy device is always made, with the working population in mind, to make sure they enjoy the flagships can be enjoyed in all conditions.


“Other specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7 active should be similar to almost all the specs of the flagship galaxy S7. The device is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, aided by 4GB of RAM and a likely bigger battery capacity.”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy J5 & J7 (2016)

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The Samsung Galaxy J5 series of smartphones are known for their stylish designs and durable hardware, and it was no surprise when Samsung released the 2016 variant of the Galaxy J5. The device features a full metal frame and characteristic stylish design.


“The Samsung galaxy J7 (2016) runs on Android 6.1 Marshmallow out of the box and comes with 4G LTE bands, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V4.1. connectivity options with the special S Bike mode that was introduced with the J3 (2016) and Ultra data saving (UDS) mode powered by Opera Max that compresses cellular data across all contents.”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy C5

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The Samsung Galaxy C5 was, alongside the C7, the continuation of Samsung’s ‘Galaxy C’ series of smartphones in 2016. The device is a budget smartphone with a medium-sized battery and sleek design.


“The Samsung Galaxy C5 is a dual-SIM phone, but one of the SIM slots is actually a hybrid slot so you can fit a micro SD instead. Additional connectivity includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC (with Samsung Pay support).”


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Samsung Galaxy C7

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The Galaxy C5 was released immediately after the Galaxy C5 in China. The device is a bigger version of the C5 with more advanced specs and a higher price tag.


“The phone which comes in silver, gray, gold, and rose gold colors also features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, and NFC support capabilities as well as fingerprint sensor embedded as the Home button for dual functionality.”


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Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro

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After releasing the Galaxy C5 and C7, Samsung did not seem to want to calm down as they released the J3 Pro this month, as an upgrade to the Galaxy J3, also announced in 2016. The device was announced at TENAA and came in two variants, one which works only with China networks, and one that supports global networks.


“Apart from few changes, the Galaxy J3 Pro comes with same design specifications as Galaxy J3 (2016). It measures 142.23 x 71.30 x 8 mm and weighs 138 grams. But unlike the Galaxy J3 (2016), the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro comes with a textured back panel. The power button is on the right edge of the device while the volume rocker is placed on the left edge.”


Full Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro



There you have it. All Samsung Smartphones released in 2016. If you didn’t find your favorite device up there and you’d like us to include it, simply comment below. We’ll be updating this list every month as more Samsung devices are released this year, and we’ll be releasing lists of other smartphone brands released in 2016 very soon.

Which of these devices do you like the most? Which one do you hate the most? Or which one are you neutral about? Tell us in the comments box below. Let the conversation begin!

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