Everything You Need To Know From MWC17

Nokia Unveiled Their Modern 3310 Ahead Of MWC 2017

Okay, here comes one giant trip down Nostalgia Lane. Nokia has just announced ahead of MWC 2017 that they are bringing the Nokia 3310 back into production. Remember Snake and custom made ringtones? Oh my goodness, my childhood can finally be relived!

HMD, the company behind the Nokia 3310 are the inventors behind the phone. They’re keeping it in-line with the original model. By no means is this going to outrun the likes of Samsung or Apple, or even really be a powerhouse by current standards. The focus here is really on battery life. HMD’s new handset is going to boast a 31 day standby battery life.

Inside the phone will also keep in line with today’s budget handsets, with a QVGA display at 2.4 inches and a 2-megapixel camera on the rear. What is nice is that it’ll have a microSD storagte expansion slot, probably for those wanting to carry around a music library.

The phone will come in many different vibrant colours including a bright red, yellow as well as the more stylish matte grey and dark blue.

Since the release of the original Nokia 3310, the company has sold 126 million units before it was fully discontinued back in 2005. Let’s hope that the re-release of the once world’s most popular handset does just as well in today’s mobile market.

The Mobile World Congress 2017 is being held in Barcelona and is officially opening tomorrow on 27th February 2017.



The New LG G6 Comes With A Wider Than Normal Screen

Ahead of MWC 2017, LG has unveiled their new G6 smartphone. What’s interesting about this model is that it now has an 18:8 aspect ratio on its screen, as opposed to the 16:9 industry standard. This means that it can be used splitscreen between two apps.

The screen has a resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 and is around 5.7 inches. LG are calling the technology FullVision and falls in line with their range of ultra wide monitors for PC.

It’s claimed that the LG G6 will enable users to have a more immersive experience when using their new flagship smartphone.

Other specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragron 821 processor, 4GB RAM and a 13 megapixel camera on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front for your selfies. Inside is a 3,300mAh battery. It’s running Android 7.0 Nougat. Colours include Astro Black. Ice Platinum and Mystic White. The LG G6 will be available from Vodafone, as well as others on release.



Sony Release a Slo-Mo Phone At MWC 2017

We’ve seen it in mobile phones before. I’ve even got some slow-motion video recorded on my Samsung S6, but it’s nothing like what’s coming out of the new Sony Xperia XZ smartphone.

Yet where as my Samsung S6 records slow motion video at 120fps, the new Sony Xperia XZ smartphone is capable of hitting 960 frames per second, offering users super smooth slow motion video.

This is all thanks to their new image processor that Sony is using in their new handset. Sony do however usually offer their sensors to other manufacturers, but this happens around six to 12 months after Sony has released them to the market. So if you want this super slo-mo recording, you’ll have to go for the new Xperia XZ.

Other specifications on the Sony Xperia XZ include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a 4K display for those super vibrant images backed up by a Gigabit Class LTE which could mean up to a Gigabit download speed. The Sony Xperia XZ will be available from Vodafone, as well as others on release.



First Phone To Be Covered In LEDs, And It Looks Stunning

With the rise of RGB lighting in technology, it’s no wonder mobile phones are starting to catch on. This is where the new Alcatel A5 comes into play.

It was announced today by TCL Communication at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it has definitely started turning heads.

The rear of the phone is completely covered in an LED panel, offering users to customise what sort of colour patterns they would like displayed. Whether it’s the letters of your initials, or what looks like a graphic equaliser, it’s expected that patterns will be able to change depending on your mood. You can even decide which type of LED patterns are displayed depending on your phone’s notifications.

With the innovative A5 LED, Alcatel is delivering new fun features, like light-up notifications and unique LED cover patterns and themes you can create yourself, as well as an enhanced multimedia experience. It is ideal for people who value having fun and letting their personality shine”, said William Dowie, Portfolio Management Director, Alcatel.

Inside is an octa-core processor for multitasking and games, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a large 5.2 inch display.

It will retail at 199 Euros and will be released in May this year. It will be available in a Metallic Black LED as well as an additional Metallic Black or Metallic Silver back  cover to keep the phone scratch free.

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