Months after the official unveiling, HMD Global has officially unveiled the latest Android-powered Nokia smartphones for the UAE market. The three smartphones, namely the Nokia 3, the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were showcased at the event at The Farm Restaurant in Dubai. These new smartphones run on the latest version of the Android Nougat operating system with near-stock UI experience. HMD Global also claimed that they worked closely with Google to ensure that users enjoy the best and the latest Android experience. The Nokia 3, which is the smallest and cheapest of the three devices, features a 5-inch display and mediocre specifications such as 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2650 mAh battery. The Nokia 3 will be available in the UAE by the end of June for AED 499. The Nokia 5 holds a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 430 processor and a wide-angle 8MP front camera. The Nokia 5 will be available in the UAE from July for AED 649. The Nokia 6, which will be available from July end for AED 799, comes with a 5.5-inch display, dual speakers, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 16MP main camera. Click here to know more about the products and details.
Honor has officially introduced their latest generation premium smartphone called the Honor 9. The device comes with a premium-level construction as its predecessor, the Honor 8, and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The Kirin 960 processor that powers the Honor 9, is also used on other flagship smartphones such as the Mate 9 and Huawei P10. The device also features 6GB RAM with storage options of 64GB and 128GB models. The dual-lens configuration of the main camera consists of the 12MP and the 20MP image sensors with 2x optical zoom. The main display is 5.15-inches in size with FHD resolution. While the official availability of the Honor 9 in the UAE is not known, the prices are said to start from approximately AED 1496. Click here for more information.
A year after Sony introduced its 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro game console, Microsoft has finally introduced their latest game system called the Xbox One X. While the new console is far more superior in performance, the machine is a part of the Xbox One portfolio and will play all Xbox One games. With a 6 Tflop GPU on-board, the Xbox One X is the most powerful video game console in today’s market. It also features 12GB GDDR5 RAM in which, almost 9GB can be used by games and the rest for the operating system. Xbox One X also features a 4K UHD Blue Ray player. Microsoft claims that the new game console is capable of true 4K gaming experience at 60fps and also improve loading times. Existing Xbox One games is said to receive performance benefits from the new system’s raw power. Read more here.
Motorola’s latest entry-level Android smartphones, which includes the E4 and E4 Plus devices, are said to be priced at AED 477 and AED 661, respectively. The Moto E4 features a 5-inch display with 720p screen resolution, a mediocre MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM, and a large 2800 mAh battery. The camera on the rear side of the Moto E4 is 8MP. The bigger Moto E4 Plus features a 5.5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 427 processor and a large 5000 mAh battery. The main camera is 13MP on the rear and the front camera comes with a 5MP selfie snapper. Both the Moto E4 and the E4 Plus runs on the latest Android 7.1 OS. The availability of the Moto E4 and E4 Plus for the UAE market isn’t known yet, but we will let you know once the word is out. Click here for more information.
Google may have a new manufacturer in mind for their next iteration of Pixel smartphones. According to rumors, Google is reportedly working with LG to develop the Pixel XL smartphone for this year. The information was revealed through a bug report from the Android Issue Tracker. The new Pixel and Pixel XL devices come with the internal codenames as Taimen and Walleye. It should be noted that the existing Google Pixel smartphones, where are still one of the best Android smartphones in the market, are manufactured by HTC. It’s odd to see that despite the popularity of the existing Pixel smartphones, Google prefers to go with LG for making their next premium devices. It should also be noted that the Google Nexus 5 and the Nexus 5X was also manufactured by LG. Read more here.
According to new rumors, Samsung’s upcoming Note8 flagship device is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s next processor, the Snapdragon 836 CPU. While the processor isn’t official yet, the CPU is said to feature 8 cores and are clocked at 2.5 GHz speed. That said, the UAE market usually gets the Exynos version of Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphones. Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy Note8 will come with the infinity display, AKG-tuned speakers, dual-lens camera, dedicated Bixby button, and the embedded fingerprint scanner within the main display. Click here to read more.