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Last week has been exciting as smartphone makers such as Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei had launched their smartphones in Dubai, UAE. We check out the best news that has happened throughout the week that you might have missed.
We’ve had more than enough Android Wear smartwatches unveiling in the last couple of months, but is Apple going to take all this lying down? Doesn’t seem like it. Reports have emerged of a third Apple Watch shipping out in the second half of 2017. This could mean a September launch date, which we’re definitely looking forward to. The next Apple Watch is rumored to add LTE capabilities to the device, a big feature in any modern smartwatch.
Microsoft’s next big gaming console entry, the Xbox One Scorpio received a technical breakdown last week and we found out some juicy details about what makes it tick. With an 8-core CPU and 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, the Scorpio is primed to take out its main competition, the PS4 Pro.
There’s no release date announced yet, but we’re expecting more details to come out in June at E3 2017.
It’s been a busy week in Dubai as we see multiple flagship phones getting their regional launch event. LG Gulf announced the LG G6, a phone we’ve been waiting to get our hands on. It’s the first ever LG flagship device to come with full IP68 water and dust resistance, along with some proprietary tech that keeps your device cooler in high temperatures.
It’s available now in all of the major retail stores across the UAE in a variety of color variants. Now that it’s here, be sure to keep an eye out for our full review at Feedbaac.com
Sony Middle East launched their roster of android smartphones, including the flagship Xperia XZ Premium, the Xperia XA1, the Xperia XA1 Ultra and the budget friendly Xperia L1, which was silently announced a while ago.
Being one of the first devices to feature Snapdragon’s 835 processor, we were excited to see it perform in action. While there weren’t any details regarding the regional pricing, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as they announce them.
Huawei officially announced the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones, bringing a new standard of mobile photography thanks to the Leica Lenses found in them. Featuring the Kirin 960 processor and the new EMUI 5.1 software, Huawei has all the potential to be the biggest flagship smartphone in the region. We had a lot to say about the camera in particular at the launch event, so be sure to check out our full article linked in the description below.
And to round up an amazing week, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S8 and S8+ featuring their new bezel design. We had a good look at the massive 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch displays, without a doubt one of the eye-catching features of the new smartphone. And speaking of eye-catching, the new Iris Scanner on the front is also worth taking notice. The Galaxy S8 is priced at 2799 and the S8+ at 3099. For our full coverage of the launch event, check out the article linked in the description below. We’ve got one for each of the smartphones launched this week.
Last but not least, we had a sit down with Taimoor Hafeez, the Product Manager of the Consumer division at Sennheiser Middle East. Check out our How To Buy Headphones guide for Sennheiser as we get his advice on purchasing headphones and what his favorite headphones are. Spoiler alert, it’s Sennheiser.