THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY YOU SHOULD OWN
APPLE iPHONE 7
It’s bold, it’s bright, and it’s for a great cause. Apple’s iPhone is the latest to get the Product RED treatment, and a share of its sales will go to fighting AIDS. It doesn’t add new features apart from that striking new look but neither does it cost extra.
from $1229 / apple.com/au
The biggest reason to buy this phone is that Leica-branded double-camera on its back with an impressive portrait mode. The upcoming model also has a much faster chip, though it lacks waterproofing or the crisper screen of its P10 Plus brother.
$TBA / huawei.com
LG replaced its built-it-yourself phone with this slick flagship offering a screen dominating 80 per cent of its facade, a waterresistant body, and a double camera that can take wide-angle shots. Its chip isn’t the newest but this phone is LG’s best work.
$1199 / harveynorman.com.au
Next month, BlackBerry fans will finally be able to buy a new keyboard-flashing smartphone. The KEYone features buttons beneath a 4.5-inch screen, Android apps, and BlackBerry security software.
$799 / blackberrymobile.com
SAMSUNG GALAXY S8+
Samsung is back, and it’s clearly been busy. The tech giant’s 2017 flagship phone features a much bigger screen, packing a vibrant 6.2-inch display into a regular handset by whittling down its borders. It’s also brought back the iris scanner, introduces a smart assistant named Bixby, and adds a new multi-frame camera mode. Its fingerprint scanner is close to the lens, and Bixby can’t understand you yet, but the S8+ sets the bar high.
$1349 / in stores April 28 / samsung.com/au