What better way to celebrate the announcement of new technology, than to report on three new flagship devices in one day. At MWC 17 this past weekend, LG, Huawei, and Samsung all unveiled their latest new smartphones for 2017. Let’s take a look at all of the awesome new smartphones we can see in stores later this year.
After last year’s modular design, LG has taken the upcoming G6 back to the basics. Gone are the gimmicky extra add-ons, and welcome a new solid smartphone that boasts a stunning screen one which has not been seen in a smartphone to date.
HDR is the technology that is able to distinguish between low-lights and highlights, in order to deliver lighting and colours beyond that of a standard display. The LG G6 features a 5.7-inch display, which comes with Dolby Vision HDR. This means that videos will be brighter, images will be more colourful, and overall the display will showcase visuals that will be much closer to reality.
Another stunning feature is the display’s 18:9 ratio. This is a boost up from every other smartphone on the market that makes use of a 16:9 ratio display. This means that the G6 has a longer display when in landscape mode, and the device will make use of this in many different ways. Games will have larger viewing space, and multitasking is able to split the screen exactly down the middle for perfect-sized squares. A perfect example of this is the camera app that will let you take the picture on the top square, while viewing the library on the bottom. The display will also look amazing at a 2880×1440 resolution.
Two 13 Megapixel Cameras
The camera is actually a step down from last year’s G5 in terms of pixels, but LG has added a second camera into the G6. Instead of the 16-megapixel camera, the G6 has two 13-megapixel lenses on the back, with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The back cameras work together to provide a 100-degree wide-angle shot, or can be used to take other cool photos similar to a GoPro
The LG G6 will also pack some pretty powerful hardware like a Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, an IP68 rating making it splash proof and water proof up to 1 meter, a 3,200 mAh non-replaceable battery, and a MicroSD slot for expandable memory.
Huawei P10 | P10 Plus
Yes, the P10 and P10 Plus could have the best cameras revealed at MWC 17, and thanks to the other hardware tweaks built into the devices, it all comes together very nicely.
A Smart Camera In A Smart Phone
Starting off with the back of the devices, the P10 and P10 Plus have two cameras at the back. The 12-megapixel sensor, and the 20-megapixel sensor work together to recognise 190 different facial points and adjust lighting and exposure to take the perfect picture. The 20-megapixel sensor is actually a monochrome lens which works by overlaying the images you take on top of each other to give you better detail and more contrast. It also lets you take great black and white shots, with the same portrait feature we have seen in the iPhone 7 Plus.
The most exciting new feature is the new Leica optics that work to provide image stabilisation, and a four-in-one hybrid autofocus that will deliver great landscape photos, portrait shots, and macro photos. As for the front-facing camera, this 8-megapixel camera delivers great selfies and is able to detect if you have more than one person in your shot, so it can zoom out to fit them in. It also has facial detection that will adjust the camera lens for the perfect shot.
The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch 1080p display, while the P10 boasts a 5.5-inch WQHD panel. Both screens are coated in the new Gorilla Glass 5, and have a Kirin 960 processor. The P10 has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage by standard, and a 3200mAh battery. While the P10 Plus has 6GB of RAM, and a 3750mAh battery. Both come with 128GB alternative models too, and feature the new Huawei SuperCharge chip that gives you a few hours of charge just on 30-minutes in the plug.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 | Samsung Galaxy Book
While we were all expecting a Galaxy S8 reveal, Samsung kept its MWC 17 press conference off topic, and rather focused on the first tablet Samsung has created in a few years, the new Galaxy Tab 3. Along with the Galaxy Tab 3, Samsung also unvieled the first ever Windows 10 tablet built by Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
The new Tab 3 is kind of following in the iPad Pro’s footsteps with a brand new 4-speaker system designed by AKG. This new device comes with the new S-Pen designed by Wacom too. It is a clear sign that Samsung is partnering with some of the best companies out there to build a device that does more.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is a 8-inch and 9.7-inch tablet, but it is also a media device thanks to the powerful AMOLED display that supports HDR. It packs 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable MicroSD), and a 6000mAh quick charge battery. The device comes in a Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi + LTE model, and will ship with Android 7.0.
Samsung Galaxy Book
Running Windows 10 and packed with 8GB of RAM, and a Core-i5 processor, Samsung is confident that its new Galaxy Book will take on the powerful PC on the go. It comes in a 10.6-inch (Intel Core M3), and 12-inch (Intel Core-i5) model, with the 12-inch model packing a Super AMOLED HDR display. Both models come with two USB-Type C ports for quick charging, and up to 10-hours of battery life.
The greatest draw to the Galaxy Book is the new Pogo backlit keyboard and S Pen that has over 4,000 different levels of pressure sensitivity, and a rubber 0.7mm tip. These two extra accessories will also come packed in with every Galaxy Book, which will turn the device into a notebook rather than a tablet, and thanks to Windows 10, you will be able to do so much more on the devices.
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