Top new phones launched at the 2017 Mobile Congress
BlackBerry has released it’s new ‘KEYone’ handset, featuring the trademark BlackBerry keyboard with a fingerprint sensor built into the space bar. With durability in mind, the 4.5″ HD display is made of Gorilla Glass 4 for scratch and impact resistance and sports an aluminium frame. The KEYone runs on the latest version of Android, 7.1, and features BlackBerry’s Hub, however as always, it’s the renowned BlackBerry security that sets it apart. Featuring the DTEK software, your operating system and apps are monitored, with notifications sent if your privacy is at risk. Further specs include a 12MP rear camera and it’s 3,505mAh battery can be charged up to 50% in 36 minutes.
Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra
The XA1 and XA1 Ultra were released as Sony’s ‘mid-range’ phones for those on a budget. The XA1 is the smaller of the two devices with a 5.2″ display, while the ultra stretches to a 6″ full HD screen. Both phones feature 23 MP rear cameras, have 32GB of storage that can be expanded via MicroSD and USB-C charging. However going for the Ultra will give you a 16 MP front camera with flash, clearly overshadowing the XA1’s 8 MP front camera. The Ultra’s battery is also more powerful at 2,700mAh compared to 2,300 mAh.
Moving away from the aluminium body sported by the previous G5, LG’s new flagship features a metal frame and glass body with 3 colour choices – Ice Platinum, Astro Black and Mystic White. Further improvements include the ability to view 11.3% more content on the G6 screen compared to the G5, thanks to LG’s almost bezel-less design. Specs include 32GB of built-in memory – expandable via MicroSD, a 13 megapixel rear camera and the latest version of the Android operating system, Android Nougat.
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus
The new Huawei flagships are made of glass and metal, and have a similar look to the Apple iPhone. The P10 features a 5.1″ display, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 3,200 mAh battery and a 20 MP monochrome sensor with a 12 MP main sensor. The P10 Plus has similar specs but the includes a 5.5″ display, a larger 3,750 mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and the rear camera has a larger aperture.
Moto G5 and G5 Plus
Both the G5 and G5 Plus feature a metal body design, however the G5 is the smaller of the two with a 5″ display, with the G5 Plus sporting a slightly bigger 5.2″ screen. You’ll be able to choose from 2GB, 3GB or 4GB RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage variants. The G5 specs include a 2,800 mAh battery and 13MP camera, while the G5 plus boosts a 3,000mAh battery and 12MP camera.