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Weekly Tech News: Mobile World Congress 2018

by 3 Community Manager ‎02-03-2018 12:00 PM - edited ‎02-03-2018 12:02 PM (274 Views)

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2018’s Mobile World Congress wrapped up yesterday in Barcelona after an exciting week showcasing the newest devices and best in mobile technology. There were so many exciting announcements at this year’s MWC that we couldn’t possibly mention them all, so here are our top three announcements of the week.

 

SAMSUNG UNVEIL S9 SERIES

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Samsung kicked off MWC in style – by announcing the awesome Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. This time around, their latest flagship phone is all about the camera. The S9 and S9+ comes with an incredible Super Slow Mo feature, as well as dual aperture to ensure photos taken in any light will look fantastic. The phones also come with an improved fingerprint scanner and stereo, as well as personalised AR emojis.

For full specs and more info, check out our review. You can pre-order your Samsung S9 or S9+ from Three now, and receive it seven days early.

 

NOKIA ANNOUNCES RETRO ‘MATRIX PHONE’

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Following on from the huge success of the re-released Nokia 3310, Nokia has revealed another classic retro phone – the Nokia 8810 4G, commonly known as ‘The Matrix Phone’. The slider phone, originally released in 1998 (that’s right, TWENTY years ago), will come with 4G capability, as well as features such as Google Assistant. The Nokia 8810 4G will be coming to Three very soon, so watch this space.

In addition, Nokia also announced its new flagship phone, the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The Sirocco looks very slick, which is no surprise since it’s made of 95% glass, and has a 5.5” curved 2K OLED display. The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM, 128GB memory and a Snapdragon 835 chip. The Sirocco will take great pictures thanks to its dual 12MP cameras, and will have wireless charging too.

You can find out more about these two new devices at nokia.com.

 

SONY REVEALS XPERIA XZ2

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Sony took the opportunity at MWC to reveal its impressive new flagship, the Xperia XZ2. The XZ2 looks and feels like a premium smartphone, thanks to its new curved back design and 5.7” display with Full HD resolution. The 19MP camera will be able to shoot 4K HDR and super slow motion video, which will surely look amazing on the screen.

The inside is impressive too – the XZ2 boasts a Snapdragon 845 chip, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, with the option of adding a 400GB microSD card. The device will have dual SIM slots, wireless charging, and water resistance. Like many other phones on the market, the Sony Xperia XZ2 will not have a headphone jack – you’ll need wireless or USB-C headphones to listen to music.

For more info, check out sonymobile.com. The Sony Xperia XZ2 will be coming to Three very soon.

 

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