Latest smartphones South Africa

The latest edition of IFA played host to more than a few decent smartphone reveals, although last year’s event was pretty noteworthy as well.

In any event, here are some of the better smartphones to be announced/revealed at IFA 2017.

LG V30


The V30 continues the media-focused trend of the V-series, packing features like smooth zooming on any subject in a frame, Graphy functionality for manual photography and (of course) manual video settings.

But the phone also delivers a set of hardware upgrades, such as a 6-inch “FullVision” AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 835 chip, 16MP f/1.6 main camera and a 13MP f/1.9 wide-angle shooter.

Moto Z Force

The Moto Z Force is packed with some decent specs into its body, as well as a solid camera.Lenovo then delivered an upgraded model, featuring two 12MP main cameras, a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 screen and a beefy Snapdragon 835 as well. The upgraded model is compatible with Moto Models as well, such as power banks, cameras, game pads and more.

Sony Xperia XZ1/XZ1 Compact

This entry of the XZ1 Compact, features a 4.6-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 19MP main camera (with 960fps slow-mo) and a 2700mAh battery. Although its not yet in south Africa, the standard XZ1 is coming to SA with the same specs, but swapping out the 4.6-inch 720p screen for a 5.2-inch full HD display. Expect a 1 October launch date .

Hisense A2 Pro

Last year saw Hisense reveal the A2, being a phone with a traditional display on the front and an e-ink screen on the back. Unfortunately, it missed South Africa, but Hisense SA told Gearburn an “A2 Pro” would be coming instead.

At IFA 2017, the brand used the event to make the A2 Pro official. Expect a power-efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 1080p AMOLED display and a 960×540 e-ink screen on the back. Aside from the chipset, the biggest change is the addition of a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

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