2015 is definitely going to be packed with smartphone launches and consumer electronics innovation. Some of the leading smartphones manufacturers, including Samsung, have already announced launches for flagship devices this year. Although 2015 was a great year for smartphones shoppers and consumer electronics buffs, there is every reason you should be excited about what's coming in 2015. In this article, we look at the best new smartphones coming in 2015. If you're planning to upgrade your smartphone any time this year, this is the best list to look at.

#1 Best Android Smartphone 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung is one of the top global companies with regards to smartphones manufacturing. This year, it seems like Sammy has a lot packed up their sleeves. The first new thing you'll hear from Samsung is the launch of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 during the MWC 2015. Samsung Update has exclusively covered some of the features that will be in this powerful device, but they're most definitely worth another mention. Currently, 2 designs are rumored to be in the making. The first one is an all-metal body frame similar to that f the Galaxy Alpha. The other design will be half-metal, also featuring a removable plastic rear piece, similar to the design of the Galaxy Note 4. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a full quad-HD screen, bringing the wonders of Samsung advanced display technology to your living room. More so, this device will leverage 3GB of RAM, not to forget a quick Snapdragon 810 processor and a host of other radical features, including an improved fingerprint scanner.

#2 Best 2015 Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini

The launch of the top phone in the Samsung Galaxy lineup is often followed by a number of variants. The Samsung Galaxy S6 mini is expected to hit the market later this year after the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 flagship device. Although there are no precise specifications provided so far, this device will likely feature a 4.7 inch full-HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 2GB Ram. The Samsung Galaxy S6 mean might feature a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, essentially making one of the best new smartphones to launch this year.

#3 Best New Android Smartphone 2015: HTC One M9

HTC was just a dying company a few years ago, but with their powerful HTC One smartphone, this company was able to penetrate the market. The HTC One was indeed one of the best Android smartphones in the market at the same time when the Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched. In 2015, HTC is expected to show us something more, a device that will feature a 5” full-HD Super LCD3 display, an Adreno 430 graphics and a 13MP front camera. The processor will typically be a Snapdragon 810, similar to what will be present in the Samsung Galaxy S6. Notably still, the HTC One M9 will have a powerful 20MP back camera, following in the footsteps of the HTC Desire Eye. Just like all the other devices expected to launch this year, the One M9 will run on Android Lollipop, complemented by HTC Sense 7.0 for an all-fluid experience.

#4 Best Android Smartphone 2015: Samsung Galaxy A7

The A7 is a new name in the Samsung lineup of smart devices, but one that will thrill the market. This device will feature a Samsung Galaxy A7, a 6.3mm unibody metal chassis, and a 5.5” Super AMOLED screen. Additionally, the A7 is rumored to have a 64-bit octa-core processor, essentially beating most of the other Android smartphone launches by processing power. So if you're looking for a device that will give you extraordinary processor power, this one might be just it. Variants featuring Dual-Sim will also be available.

#5 Best Android Smartphone: Sony Xperia Z4

Sony has cultivated a reputation for availing smartphone updates every half-year. Last year in September, the company released the Sony Xperia Z3 Android smartphone. Rumor has it that the next device launch from Sony will be somewhere around March, mostly at IFA. There also has been quite some speculation that the launch of this device will be tied to the release of the new James Bond movie, with feature actor Daniel Craig and Director Sam Mendes rumored to be involved in its design. Based on information leaks available online, the Sony Xperia Z4 Android smartphone will boast an Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, a Quad HD screen, and 4GB worth of Ram. Once it hits the market, the Sony Xperia Z4 will be one of the best Android smartphones in 2015.

#6 Best New Android Smartphone: HTC Hima Ace Plus

The launch of the HTC One M9 is rumored to be coupled with the release of another classic device, the HTC Hima Ace Plus. This will be a phablet-version, featuring a 5.5” screen and a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. More so, the device will have 3GB of RAM, based on information leaks online. However, it's likely we'll have to wait for this device a little longer, maybe until September this year.

#7 Best Android Smartphone 2015: LG G4

We are predominantly Samsung fans, but there's no crime in saying that the LG G3 was quite a device, and one of the best Android smartphones one could buy in 2014. With the LG G4 smartphones, the only course of action is that things will get better. This means we'll see more, better features. Rumor mongers suggest that this device will launch sometimes in June 2015. Although there are no feature-leaks at this point in time, we expect that it'll have quite a lot to offer.

#8 Best Android Smartphone 2015: Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Samsung Galaxy S series has furnished the market with some of the best smartphones ever, but it's the Galaxy Note line that's changing attitude and up-keeping the Samsung reputation for great discoveries. After the launch of the Note 4 at the IFA tradeshow in 2014, this device has been at the top of smartphone ranking boards ever since. Rumor has it that a Note 5 will be launching later this year. When it does, it'll definitely be the smartphone to buy, featuring a cocktail of wealthy features.

#9 Best New Smartphone: Xiaomi Mi Note

You probably haven't heard about Xiaomi, but it's a hot company that's been kicking Samsung's ass in China. Xiaomi has made a name for itself by manufacturing wow, powerful and more importantly cheap smartphones. A smartphone from this company that offers comparable performance with some of Sammy's hottest devices sells for way less. The release of the Xiaomi Mi Note in 2015 is expected to cause a stir. This device will likely have a 5.7” curved display, with full HD. A Snapdragon Octa-core chip processor is likely, accompanied by 4GB RAM and an Adreno 430 graphics unit. Not to forget, there's loads more to see from this brand, and their smartphones are definitely on our watch list.

#10 Best Android Smartphone 2015: LG G Flex 2

The LG doesn't stop its game with the G4, which will launch sometimes in 2015. The company released the G Flex 2 smartphone during the CES 2015. This device features a 5.5” display and a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. Notably, you also get a self-healing technology, which is not typical in the market so far. If you're looking for the best Android smartphone this year, you should give the Flex 2 some serious thought.

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