Rumours were flying before Mobile World Congress 2017 that Sony would be releasing five new phones. The Sony Xperia L1 arrived slightly later than it’s counterparts (a range that includes the Sony Xperia XZ Premium), but it’s decent budget phone that packs a punch.
The Xperia L1 includes a 5.5 inch touchscreen display with 720p screen,quad-core (4 x 1.45 GHz) MediaTek processor running Android Nougat, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Capture the moment with a 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel selfie camera, and talk for longer thanks to the built in 2620mAh battery.
Here’s the specs at a glance:
Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Dimensions: 151 x 74 x 8.7 mm (5.94 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
The LG K family of devices landed just before CES this year, with the K10 (2017) at the top of the line up. Offering the latest version of Android, a fingerprint scanner and a metal construction provides a dash of luxury, the K10 offers a lot for the budget price tag.
Here’s the specification at a glance:
Dimensions: 148.7 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (5.85 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 144 g (5.08 oz)
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display: 5.3 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 69.2% screen-to-body ratio, 720 x 1280 pixels (~277 ppi pixel density) Multitoicj
OS: Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset: Mediatek MT6750
CPU: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal Memory: 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary camera : 13 Megapixel, f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, 1/3” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Apple highlight Indie Gamers in their App Store for the first time
It’s one of the hardest game of all for indie developers; getting noticed within the sea of apps available on Apple’s App Store.
Going up against multi- billion dollar companies that have the budget to be seen, may seem like an impossible task but this week Apple have given the indies some love with their new feature.
Apple have started highlighting indie gamer’s content in a dedicated section within the store. “Celebrating Indie Games” is a hub that showcases new releases from independent game developers selected by the App Store’s Editorial team.
The selections were chosen by the App Store’s Editorial team, and include a mix of both paid and free-to-play titles. These offerings are organised into appealing categories including “incredible sound design” or “unforgettable stories.”
According to a recent App Store tweet the indie gamers hub will be a permanent feature, making a positive impact on the discoverability of new developer’s work.
The 5.3 inch display remains, with a slightly smaller screen to body ratio and a thinner casing on the latest edition. The 2017 K10 runs on Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat), provides 500mAH increase in battery capacity and the addition of a wide angle lens for improved photography experience.
Apple granted Seven Design Patents covering their iPhone 7
The Apple iPhone 7 hit our world on September 7, 2016, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco by Apple CEO Tim Cook, and were released on September 16, 2016. Since then iPhone 7 fever has taken over and the iPhone 7 Plus sold out online before the smartphone became available in store.
Last week Apple continued their iPhone 7 winning streak with the tech giants being granted seven design patents covering their iPhone 7.
The majority cover the dual lens camera system of the Plus (a total of four design patents for the iPhone 7-Plus from numbers 7M001 to 7M004) with the remaining three design patents focusing on individual features of the iPhone 7 Plus design.
At Mobile World Congress we saw Nokia unveil three new smartphones; the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. Launching alongside the Nokia 3310 (new and improved) in the UK first, we take a look at 5 facts about the Nokia 5:
1. It packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM.
2. The Nokia 5 sits below the Nokia 6 and above the cheaper Nokia 3, making it the mid-range product in Nokia’s latest lineup.
3. Constructed from 6000-series aluminium, anodised with magnesium and alloy, the device is durable and aesthetically appealing.
4. Offering a clean version of Android 7.1.1, the handset even provides the Pixel Launcher and the Google Assistant experience without the price tag.
5. The Nokia 5 will be released alongside the Nokia 3 and 6 and will be avilable in Silver, Tempered Blue, Matte Black, and Copper coloured variants.