MWC 2017 Day One Wrap-Up: Samsung Tab S3, LG G6, Xperia XZ, Huawei P10 And The 'Ugly' Nokia 3310
At the 2017 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, we got to see a number of devices from the big companies. Some were great while some were just not that impressive. With that being said, here are some of the new devices from Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and Nokia.
Samsung Tab S3
The Galaxy Tab S3 is essentially a repurposed smartphone parts shoved into a 9.7-inch chassis of the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7. The device itself runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, packed with a SD 820 chipset, a built-in memory of 32 GB (U.S. version) with 4 GB of RAM and an expandable memory option. It features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a 13 MP rear camera with auto focus and a flash unit and a 5 MP front-facing camera. It also comes with an S Pen, a 6000 mAh battery with fast-charging feature and is available in two casing color variations, silver and black.
As per Droid-life, the LG G6 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, equipped with Qualcomm's SD 821 processor. It also has an internal memory capacity of 32 GB with 4 GB of RAM and a MicroSD support of up to 2 TB. It features a QHD+FullVision 5.7-inch display with 2880 x 1440 pixel, IP68 rating, dual 13 MP rear camera (one for taking wide-angled shots and the other for standard shots), 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (not in U.S.) and a 3,300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 feature.
Xperia XZ Premium
Listed on Sony's official website, the Xperia XZ Premium was also spotted at the event. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, carries a SD 835 processor, an internal memory storage of 64 GB with 4 GB of RAM and an expandable memory option of up to 256 GB. The device itself comes with a 5.5-inch 4K HDR display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, a 19 MP rear camera, a 13 MP front camera and an IP 65/68 rating. It houses a 3230 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 and is available in two color casing variations, luminous chrome and deepsea black.
According to Pocket-lint, the Huawei P10 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top of it. It is packed with a Kirin 960 chipset, has a built-in memory of 64 GB with 4 GB of RAM, an expandable memory option via microSD slot, powered by a 3200 mAh battery, SuperCharge fast-charging feature and a 5.1-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. For its camera specs, the Huawei P10 features Leica cameras, both on the rear and front. The dual rear camera is a 20 MP and a 12 MP sensor while the front camera is a 8 MP sensor. The price of Huawei P10 is said to be €649, which translates to $687.
At the 2017 Mobile World Congress event, HMD Global CEO, Arto Nummela, held up the "modern versions" of the Nokia 3310 and said three things only; its battery lasts a month, it has Snake and it has the iconic Nokia ringtone. Upon further inspection, the said phone also has a web browser which is a dumbed down versions of Opera, a 2 MP camera, a 2.4-inch display with 240 x 300 pixels and it has colors on its screen. Delving deeper to its battery life, the article reports that it can last of up to 31 days on standby or up to 22 hours of talk time. As for its retail price, it will cost 49 Euros ($51) when it will be launched in Europe.
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