FRESH GEAR

THE LAT­EST TECH­NOL­OGY YOU SHOULD OWN

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE BOX - BY / JENNIFER DUD­LEY-NI­CHOL­SON

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

HUAWEI P10

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 G6

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

BLACK­BERRY KEYONE

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

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