SMARTPHONES TO LOOKOUT FOR IN 2017
January began with a major international exhibition CES 2017, which traditionally sets the tone for the upcoming season, and shows new trends in the development of #smartphones. The current exhibition in Las Vegas was marked by two important premieres: the return of the legendary brand Nokia and the debut of a new line of HTC devices. Furthermore, the ASUS surprised: the Taiwanese company showed a smartphone with built-in technology of augmented reality. In January, I found a reason for joy and Xiaomi fans: company announced the release of the international version of Redmi Note 4 processor Qualcomm.
ASUS ZenFone Zoom 3
Start Time Sales: February 2017
Approximate price: 4 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM – $ 530
Features: Dual main camera (12 + 12 MP), optical zoom, the battery 5000 mAh
Updated cameraphone Taiwanese company has attracted attention for several reasons. Thickness 3 ASUS ZenFone Zoom is only 9 mm with built-in battery capacity of 5000 mAh. On the back side, there is a double main camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels each module, so that the gadget is able to take pictures with popular now bokeh effect. Another chip ASUS ZenFone Zoom 3 became 2.3-fold optical zoom for capturing distant objects without loss of quality. Through the aperture f / 1,7 it has been possible to reduce the amount of noise. The device is able to shoot video in 4K. Among other features appear on a 5.5-inch screen Full HD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, a fingerprint scanner, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, as well as 32, 64 or 128 GB of ROM.
ASUS ZenFone AR
Start Time Sales: Spring 2017
Estimated price: unknown
Features: 8 GB of RAM, 5.7-inch screen, Project Tango and technology support platform Daydream
ASUS ZenFone AR was an attempt to combine augmented and virtual reality in a single smartphone. ZenFone AR runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports Google Daydream platform for immersion in a virtual environment. In addition, the depth measurement technology Project Tango and 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 camera module can track movement, measure the depth of the space and create three-dimensional images of objects and spaces. For maximum performance in the smartphone Snapdragon processor, 821 is used in tandem with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. For advanced speaker sound answers to the five magnets, and for the quality of the image – a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560h1440 pixels.
HTC U Ultra
Start Time Sales: Pre-order
Estimated price: 64 GB ROM and glass Gorilla Glass 5 – $ 750, 128 GB of ROM and sapphire crystal – $ 910
Features: glass casing, machine learning, lack of 3.5 mm audiodzheka, advanced main camera
In January, HTC introduced a new line of smartphones U, which debuted with an unusual design for the company. Masthead U Ultra is made in the glass case, the front panel is set to 5.7-inch IPS-screen with Quad HD. Instead of outdated micro-USB and 3.5 mm audio-in #HTC U Ultra is offered a single connector USB Type-C. Responsible for the performance Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 821 is paired with 4GB of RAM. An additional two-inch screen on the main panel, as in the LG V20, designed for quick access to favorite contacts and applications, as well as to display various information and receiving notifications. Rear mounted 12-megapixel camera with a pixel size of 1.55 mm and aperture f / 1,8, optical stabilization and autofocus phase. Front-end module 16 megapixels and with an aperture of f / 2,0 in the shadows becomes UltraPixel mode, creating sharper images chetyrёhmegapikselnye. HTC U Ultra tracks user habits and later learns to adjust to his style of smartphone management, anticipating some action.
Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
Start Time Sales: February 1
Approximate price: € 239
Features: CPU Kirin 655, the front camera is 8 megapixels, two slots for SIM-cards
#Huawei P8 Lite (2017) – a very strange but interesting novelty that will receive naming different depending on the region of the world. This unit does not similar to the previous device Huawei Lite line. Before us is a medium-sized smartphone with a diagonal of 5.2 inches and a resolution of Full HD screen. Responsible for the performance of fresh eight-processor Kirin 655 graphics accelerator Mali-T830 MP2 and 3 GB of RAM. There are two slots for SIM-cards, fingerprint reader and slot for memory cards, NFC, VoLTE and 3.5 mm audio jack.