Java16 is the latest new version released by oracle released on March 16 , 2021

It is also called Java SE Platform with Version 21.

It is Long term Support (LTS) version

Java16 Features

New latest features list:

  • Foreign Functions and Memory API, an alternative to JNI
  • Enhancements to Vector API
  • Record type is released
  • Static properties in Inner classes
  • InstanceOf pattern matching


  • Primitive Wrapper classes such as Integer, Constructor is removed

What is the latest version of Java 2021?

java 16 or jdk16 is the latest version released in March 2021.

You can download it from here

JDK Release Notes

You can check all the release notes here