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Upcoming Android smartphones at MWC 2017

Huawei P9

Huawei P9
 The year's biggest mobile industry trade show, Mobile World Congress 2017, is just days away. Some of the world's biggest smartphone makers are expected to showcase their upcoming devices and technologies at the event. As the countdown begins, here's a look at the smartphones that are likely to debut at the event.

Nokia 5 and Nokia 3
Nokia is set to make its big comeback make its big comeback after years at MWC 2017. HMD Global, the company that owns licence to make Nokia-branded smartphones, is said to launch Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones at the event. So far, there are no details on the smartphone's likely specifications. Rumours suggest that Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones will come at a price tag of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

Nokia 6: Top 7 features you should know about

Nokia 6: Top 7 features you should know about
Android 7.0 Nougat
Display and resolution
Processor and RAM
Camera
Storage
Battery
Additional features

Nokia 6: Top 7 features you should know about

Nokia’s back dear readers. Over the weekend HMD Global, the company with exclusive rights to manufacture Nokia-branded smartphones, launched the Nokia 6 in China. The device marks the comeback of, what many call, the ‘Father of all smartphones’. Just in case you missed out on all the information with regards to the launch, here are some key features of the smartphone.

Android 7.0 Nougat

The Nokia 6 smartphone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This means that the device will come loaded with the latest features, such as direct reply from notifications, new settings page, multi-window view, and battery saving Doze mode amongst others.

Display and resolution

Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution. The screen has a 2.5D glass coating with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. With a pixel density of 403 ppi, the smartphone displays content in a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Processor and RAM

The smartphone sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. Though not the most powerful amongst the lot available today, it is supported by a 4GB LPDDR3 RAM and an Adreno 505 GPU.

Camera

The Nokia 6 smartphone has a 16MP rear camera with phase detection auto focus (PDAF), 1.0um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and a dual-tone flash. On the front, there is an 8MP camera with 1.12um sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and an 84-degree wide angle lens.

Storage

The HMD-made smartphone comes with a decent inbuilt storage of 64GB. However, it remains to be seen as to how much of that space do the OS and other related files take up. Users also have the option to install a microSD card of up to 128GB to expand the storage.

Battery

The Nokia 6 smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery, which according to the company, can deliver a maximum standby time of 32 days, a 3G talk-time of 18 hours, and a music playback time of 22 hours.

Additional features

Additional features onboard the Nokia 6 smartphone include dual front-facing speakers with a smart amplifier chip (TFA9891), and Dolby Atmos audio technology. A fingerprint sensor is also embedded on the ‘Home’ button placed below the display.
Nokia 6: Top 7 features you should know about
Android 7.0 Nougat
Display and resolution
Processor and RAM
Camera
Storage
Battery
Additional features


Huawei P10
Huawei has already confirmed that it will be launching its P10 smartphone at MWC 2017. The camera-focussed handset has been teased several times by the company and has also been a subject of several leaks and rumours. The smartphone is expected to have the same dual-rear camera design as the predecessor.
LG G6
South Korean technology giant LG too has announced that it will be launching its next flagship smartphone LG G6 at MWC 2017. The company has gone a step further and has also give out information on the handset's camera specs, AI, LG UX 6.0 and more. The smartphone won't be a modular one like the G5 and will feature a dust/water resistant body.

Moto G5

Lenovo's Motorola is also geared up to launch its much-talked about mid-range smartphone, Moto G5. The smartphone is rumoured to launch with its elder sibling, the Moto G5 Plus. The duo will succeed Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.



BlackBerry Mercury

BlackBerry has been teasing its 'Mercury' smartphone since past few weeks. The smartphones is set to launch at MWC 2017. BlackBerry Mercury is likely to feature both Qwerty keyboard and touch screen panel. It is expected to sport high-end specifications and come with latest version of Android OS out of the box.
Sony Xperia X2

Sony is expected to launch as many as five smartphones at MWC 2017. The hottest among these appears to be Xperia X2. There have not been many leaks and rumours about the device but what we know so far is that the smartphone is likely to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 processor with 4GB RAM and come with Android 7.0 Nougat based Xperia UI.

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