A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015.
A row of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones are seen on display at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 1, 2015. Reuters/Albert Gea

We're not even halfway through 2016, and the year has already seen the release of a few of the most coveted Android-powered smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and Xiaomi Mi5. As we approach the end of the first quarter of 2016, all eyes are on the unveiling of more Android smartphones in the coming months by tech giants across the globe.

Here are five of the most anticipated, yet to be released, handsets of 2016:

1 | Huawei P9

Huawei has already sent out press invitations to the media for an event in London on April 6 to launch its upcoming Android-powered flagship, the P9.

Speculations indicate that the Huawei P9 will be the first smartphone in the P series to sport a fingerprint scanner. The Chinese smartphone maker is believed to be launching four variants of the device.

Apart from these additional features, the rumoured Huawei P9 specs include a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display, Kirin 950 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and a huge 3,600mAh battery.

Related: Huawei P9 specs: Fresh render suggests dual camera, metal body

2 | HTC One M10

HTC has announced it will be holding an online launch event to unveil its much awaited One M10 (HTC 10) smartphone on April 12.

The successor to HTC’s popular One M9 is believed to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box along with Sense 8.0 UI. The HTC One M10 (HTC 10) is also expected to come in three different variants.

The smartphone will reportedly sport a 5.1-inch or 5.2-inch Quad HD Super LCD5 display, a massive 3,000mAh battery and a 12-megapixel UltraPixel rear-facing camera featuring dual-tone LED flash and optical image stabilisation (OIS).

Related: HTC One M10 (HTC One 10) to sport Super LCD 5 display not AMOLED

3 | Samsung Galaxy Note 6

Samsung is expected to launch the successor to the Galaxy Note 5 sometime in August 2016. The device is expected to run on Google’s latest Android OS.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly sport a 5.8-inch Slim RGB AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution. It might be the first ever smartphone to feature a gigantic 6GB of RAM.

The Note 6 is rumoured to come with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options along with a microSD card slot. The device is said to come with support for S Pen, pressure-sensitive display technology and an improved 12-megapixel camera with Super OIS.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 preview: Top 6 specs and features to expect

4 | Motorola Moto X 2016

Existing speculations indicate that Motorola will refresh its 2015 version of Moto X with a better camera unit and fingerprint scanner. The rumoured Motorola Moto X 2016 is said to come with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.

The speculated smartphone is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, reported Tech Times.

5 | OnePlus 3

OnePlus is also rumoured to be working on the successor of the OnePlus 2, dubbed the OnePlus 3. The handset is expected to be launched by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

Last week, the speculated OnePlus 3 appeared on benchmark site AnTuTu, as spotted by Gizmo China. The device is listed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, Adreno 530 GPU, 32GB of internal memory and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.