latest smartphones boasting of ‘world’s-first’ features

Asus Zenfone AR: 8GB RAM

Earlier this year, Asus launched the world’s first 8GB smartphone Zenfone AR.

The Google Tango augmented reality-based smartphone’s massive RAM is said to aid the heavy augmented reality content processing.

10 latest smartphones boasting of ‘world’s-first’ features

The year 2017 has seen the launch of several smartphones offering impressive specifications.

With these, there are also some that boasts of features that have so far not made their appearance in any other smartphone globally.

Here are 10 latest smartphones boasting of ‘world’s-first’ features

Vivo X20 Plus UD: In-screen fingerprint sensor

Vivo X20 Plus UD can be arguably called as the world’s first smartphone to feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Users would simply have to place their finger on the screen to unlock the device. This also means the smartphone has more screen-to-body ratio.

Apple iPhone X: Animoji

Apple was the first in the world to launch the Animoji feature with its iPhone X smartphone in 2017. With this feature users can choose any Animoji character and animate it based on their facial movements.

Huawei P20 Pro: Three rear cameras

Huawei P20 Pro, the company’s flagship smartphone for 2018 was the world’s first handset to feature triple rear cameras. The handset came with a 40MP sensor along with a 20MP monochrome sensor and 8MP telephoto sensor.

HTC U11: Squeezable sides

HTC in 2017 launched its first smartphone that can be literally be ‘squeezed’ to activate apps. The tech was introduced with the HTC U11 and was later seen in Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The same tech is also visible with the HTC U12+

LG G6: Dolby Vision viewing technology

LG’s latest flagship smartphone G6 is claimed to be the world’s first smartphone to feature Dolby Vision viewing technology.

The smartphone unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, boasts of ‘Full Vision’ display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Huawei P10 Plus: 4.5G connectivity support

Huawei P10 smartphone is claimed to be the first to boast of 4.5G LTE connectivity with 4×4 MIMO Technology for faster speeds.

The device will arrive in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants. The company also launched its younger sibling, Huawei P10, along with the device.

ZTE Gigabit Phone: 5G connectivity support

ZTE has unveiled the world’s first smartphone to support 5G connectivity.

Dubbed as Gigabit Phone, the device is capable of attaining peak download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), which is up to 10 times faster than the first generation of 4G services widely in use today.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium: 4K HDR display

Sony showcased its Xperia XZ Premium smartphone at the recent MWC 2017 tradeshow.

The smartphone is the world’s first to come with 4K HDR display. Sony unveiled the smartphone alongwith Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra. In 2016, the Japanese company was the first to bring 4K resolution displays to smartphones.

BlackBerry KEYone: Can support 52 app shortcuts

BlackBerry KEYone, the Canadian smartphone company’s first major launch of this year boasts of several firsts.

The smartphone can support 52 app shortcuts as all of them can be mapped to each and every button.

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