The biggest tech event of 2017 is over, and it’s now time to do a recap. Android users have kept their eyes peeled to see what popular device manufacturers such as LG, Sony, Samsung and Nokia have been up to. Indeed, there were many surprises for the Android mob. This MWC 2017 highlights focuses on three new devices that were introduced between Feb 27th and March 2: the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, LG G6, and Nokia 3310.
LG featured its 5.7” G6 smartphone in this year’s MWC. The company apparently fulfilled many users’ wishlist to have a bigger display. The device is a pocket-fit, and runs the latest version of Android (Nougat). It other main selling point include a QHD+ with Dolby Vision, Google Assistant, a Snapdragon 831 processor, 4GB worth of RAM, and 32/64 GB internal storage options. The phone comes with a dual 13MP camera with a 125-degree capture range that LG hopes will wow its users. The device’s battery capacity is quite something. After LG’s disappointing sales with the G5, the company hopes to make a killing with the G6. We will keep watching to see just how that unfolds.
Xperia XZ Premium
On February 27, 8:30 am during Sony’s press conference, the company revealed its Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium leverages the industry’s first-ever 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor, which allows impressively slow motion media video to be captured. Better yet, the XZ Premium is a true revolution in design. It’s available in Chrome and Black, and features an OmniBalance design with a fingerprint scanner in the power button. There’s also an additional dedicated camera shutter button on the upper-right edge of the device. The XZ Premium sports a solid 5.46” with HDR (the LG G6 also has HDR). It runs Android Nougat, has 64GB internal storage, and 4GB RAM behind a Snapdragon 835 processor. XZ Premium will most likely be available by about June, and might retail at around $800.
Over the MWC weekend, Nokia made headlines after announcing a range of Android phones, and returning a classic to the market. The company’s Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Android smartphones were quite something. But the indisputable star was the returning Nokia 3310, which is now available in a classic new form. The device features bring colors, runs a basic Symbian OS, and boasts a month-long standby time. Like its classic predecessor, the phone has pretty basic features, including a 1.5” color screen, 2.5G network, Bluetooth, 1 day of talk time and the Snake game. It’ll retail for about 50 Euros. There’s no doubt that the 3310 is quite an add device in today’s world of 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 CPUs, but it’s refreshing.