HMD Global launched the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones along with a revamped Nokia 3310 at the MWC 2017. The company also showcased the global variant of the Nokia 6, which is expected to hit the Indian market in the second quarter of this year. While the company didn t reveal availability of the other two smartphones in India during its MWC event, a new report suggests that all of the Nokia smartphones will be available in India in June.
Apart from launching the nostalgia-inducing Nokia 3310, HMD Global also took the wraps off three new Nokia-branded Android smartphones -- Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6 (global variant). Priced at 139 Euros (Rs 9,800 approximately), the Nokia 3 is the most affordable Android smartphone in HMD Global s new lineup. At the ongoing MWC 2017, I spent sometime with the Nokia 3, and here are my first impressions.
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Nokia in the areas of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).
As expected, LG has finally unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the G6, at its MWC 2017 event in Barcelona. Successor to the LG G5, the new smartphone brings major changes right from new design with thin bezels to keep up with the current trends, dual-rear camera setup, water and dust resistance among others. The LG G6 will be offered in three color variants mystic white, astro black and ice platinum.
MWC 2017 is here and it s that time of the year when major brands launch their flagship smartphones. BlackBerry kicked off the event by launching the KEYone smartphone with touch screen and physical QWERTY keyboard, and today LG finally took the wraps off its 2017 flagship smartphone the G6. Unlike its predecessor, the G5, the G6 represents a complete change in the strategy of the company. The Korean tech giant has gone ahead with a completely new design and features to keep up with the latest trends.
At the ongoing MWC 2017 expo in Barcelona, OPPO has finally taken the wraps off its new 5x Project , which the company promises will take the most popular smartphone feature to a whole new level . The project is basically a new smartphone camera technology that has been developed by the Chinese company, which steps up the mobile photography by including 5x optical zoom. Taking on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus 2x optical zoom technology, the new smartphone technology offers 5x magnification for clear distance view images. Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom also features 2x zoom technology, whereas the Zenfone Zoom features a 3x optical zoom technology.
Lenovo introduced new Tab 4 Series tablets at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The new tablets are available in 8-inch and 10-inch display sizes, run Android 7.0 Nougat, and are available in Wi-Fi+LTE and Wi-Fi only models. The 8-inch Tab 4 model is priced at $109 for the standard version while the Plus variant is priced at $199. The 10-inch version is available at $149 for the standard model while the Plus variant is priced at $249. The Tab 4 Series will officially hit the shelves sometime in May.
ZTE has also made its presence at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, with the launch of two mid-range smartphones called the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite and the highly anticipated Gigabit Phone. While the ZTE Gigabit Phone boasts of offering download speeds over ten times than LTE smartphones, the ZTE Blade V8 Mini features a set of dual cameras on the back. ZTE hasn t revealed the pricing details for the smartphones but has announced the availability details. The Blade V8 Mini will be available across markets in Asia Pacific and Europe. The ZTE Blade V8 Lite on the other hand will be available in countries like Italy, Germany, and Spain. The ZTE Gigabit Phone is touted as a forward looking phone and is not aimed for retail.
At the ongoing MWC 2017, OPPO is lining up for a big event. According to a recent hint dropped by OPPO, the Chinese company will be showcasing it 5x Project , which is basically its new mobile camera technology. The OPPO event will go live today on February 27 at 6:30 PM IST. You can watch the live stream of the event here.
After being tight-lipped about its MWC plans, Sony has launched four new smartphones at an event in Barcelona during MWC 2017. The new smartphones are Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra. All four smartphones runn Android Nougat out-of-the-box and the Sony UI over the top. Of the lot, the Xperia XZ Premium has the world's first 4K (3840x2160 pixels) HDR display on a smartphone.
The ongoing MWC 2017 has so far been witness to a host of smartphone launches including the likes of the LG G6, Nokia 3310, Huawei P10, Moto G5 and more. While the giants in the smartphone industry have had their share of excitement, companies like Gionee have also graced the occasion with their presence in the MWC 2017 event. Following the tagline Super Selfie, Super Battery , Gionee today launched the A1 and A1 Plus smartphones at its MWC 2017 event in Barcelona.
Though MWC 2017 kicks off officially today, most of the major announcements took place over the weekend. Needless to say, the return of Nokia was one of the major talking points, and the former giants didn t disappoint. As far as smartphones are concerned, the folks at HMD Global unveiled the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and the global variant of the Nokia 6. But what created a buzz, and induced an overdose of nostalgia was the modern rendition of the iconic Nokia 3310. I spent sometime with the feature phone during the launch event, and here are my first impressions.
Alongside the latest Xperia smartphones and concept wireless earbuds, Sony also launched a new projector at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Called Sony Xperia Touch, the interactive Android projector is capable of turning any flat surface into an interactive touchscreen. Xperia Touch rolls out to Europe via select retailers and the Xperia Store Online in selected countries from Spring 2017 at a price of 1499 (approximately Rs 1,06,000).
Amid the slew of smartphones being launched at the ongoing MWC 2017 event in Barcelona, Alcatel has also joined in by launching three new smartphones. The Alcatel U5, A3, and A5 LED continue the company s focus on offering premium-like smartphones in the affordable range. Along with the smartphones, Alcatel has also launched the Plus 12 tablet, which comes with a removable keyboard. Although these smartphones have been placed in the affordable range, their prices and availability details are still not known.
Sony today announced its next generation of Xperia smartphones and along with a slew of accessories including an Apple AirPod rival at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Called Xperia Ear Open-Style , it is Sony s new wireless smart earbud concept and is based on open-ear audio technology. It is a product out of Sony s Future Lab Program, which means it is yet to be commercialized.
At its MWC 2017 launch event in Barcelona, Samsung launched two new devices, the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book. And as promised, Samsung did have an update on the much awaited Galaxy S8. The company has announced that its next flagship smartphone will be showcased at its Unpacked event on March 29.
After months of anticipation filled with numerous leaks and rumors, Huawei has finally unveiled the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones. The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones come with Leica-engineered cameras, just like the last year's Huawei P9 smartphone. The P10 series also comes with several improved features as compared to the predecessors. One of the notable additions is 4.5G LTE support featuring 4 antennas and is claimed to deliver 2X faster download speeds. The Huawei P10 is priced at 649 which rounds up to Rs 45,800 approximately. The P10 Plus is priced higher at 699 which is approximately Rs 49,300.
Even as the Nokia 3310 redux hogged all the limelight at the day zero of the MWC 2017, Nokia had an important announcement for the Indian fans. Nokia has confirmed that it will be launching the Nokia 6 smartphone in the Indian market by second quarter of this year. Along with the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, the company had announced the international variant of the Nokia 6, which had been exclusive to China since the launch in January this year.
Targetting today's mobile professionals who want a stylish device that is easy to use, HP Inc has announced a dynamic new commercial 2-in-1 detachable laptop at Mobile World Congress 2017. The new HP Pro x2 612 G2 is a versatile 2-in-1 detachable laptop, featuring multiple modes ideal for commercial use, including presentation mode, inking mode for taking notes, tablet mode for data collection, and notebook mode.