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New phones for 2017 from LG, Huawei and the return of Nokia!
A barrage of new phones were announced over the weekend at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here's the latest on the big ones we saw on Sunday.
It's nearly all screen! Smart move by LG, they've binned the modular approach of the G5 and gone one better than widescreen with a 18:9 ratio screen. The tiny bevel edge means you get a 5.7" screen on a phone that is the same size as last year's 5.2" G5. It also packs two 13MP cameras on the back, one of them has a wide-angle lens for big panoramics plus it can shoot 4K video for running on your home cinema screen. It's water and dust proof with an all-metal frame sandwiched between two panes of gorgeous looking Gorilla Glass. LG finishes it off with 32GB of storage and fast-charging which will give you a 70% charge in 30 mins - perfect if you're dashing out the door on a Friday night. Plus it supports HDR video which basically means Netflix will look loads better on the G6 than on any other phone available today.
When can I get it?
The LG G6 is expected to launch in April and will be available from Chitter Chatter on EE and SIM Free. You can register your interest here and we'll keep you up to date on pricing, stock and when you can order.
Huawei P10 and P10+
Huawei are now the third biggest smartphone maker in the world, chasing Samsung and Apple. The P10 comes with excellent dual cameras, a sleek overall build and plenty of power. It's the camera that will really impress with all it's DSLR-like trickery. The phone is about the same size as an iPhone 7 yet packs a bigger 5.1" screen vs. iPhone's 4.7". It wins on storage space too with 64GB - there is no 32GB variant. The P10+ increases the screen size to 5.5" with 128GB of memory so plenty of space for your videos, photos, apps and games.
When can I get it?
The P10 launches in March and will be available from Chitter Chatter on EE and SIM Free. Register your interest here and we'll keep you up to date on when you can place your order and all our P10 offers.
The return of a legend. Nokia's back!
Grabbing more headlines than anything else yesterday was the announcement that the world's favourite phone; the Nokia 3310 is to be relaunched. Super-smart marketing move by Nokia to grab everyone's attention and it worked as they then got plenty of coverage about their other new trio of mid-range launches, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6.
The Nokia 3, 5 and 6 are all Android phones and pack some impressive specs to take on the likes of the Samsung A and J Series.
17 years on, the Nokia 3310 gets a facelift for 2017 with a 2MP camera, 2G for calling and texts, a headphone jack, 25 days standby battery life, 22 hours talktime and of course, Snake!
When can I get them?
Launch plans for Nokia phones are still to be confirmed. They are due to launch during Q2 2017. Register for our newsletter here online and we'll keep you up to date on all the new launches.