With big gains being made in the VR world, talks of self-driving cars, solar roofs and the anticipation of the illustrious iPhone 8, 2017 seems to be the year where the Tech industry enters its groove.
Certainly does seem like exciting times ahead for the Tech world, so we have taken this opportunity to compile a list of the 7 Tech items to look forward to this year.
Dummy showing what the iPhone may look like PHOTO: Twitter/ Bejamin Geskin
Apple’s anticipated iPhone 8 device is arguably to most sought after Tech development this year. According to reports, Apple will be releasing three models of iPhone 8 including one 5.8-inch iPhone along 4.7- and 5.5-inch models.
Among other features, the biggest feature reportedly coming to next version of iPhone is that Apple might be integrating some form of facial/gesture recognition and wireless charging.
A report by Goldman Sachs suggests that the new 10th-anniversary edition iPhone may cost a staggering $1,000 for the base model while another report from Asian news outlet Nikkei suggests that Apple has placed an order for 70 million “bendable” OLED displays from Samsung that are going to be used in the upcoming device.
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Tesla Model 3
Tesla’s Model 3 has to be one of the most sought after cars for this year. The all-electric sedan can be driven up to 215 miles on a single charge and will also be one of the most affordable all-electric vehicles, starting at $35,000 in the US.
In its update for the first quarter, Tesla said its Model 3 development “is nearly complete”. The company expects to produce 5,000 of these cars per week at some point this year and 10,000 per week in 2018.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft has already launched the new Surface Laptop with shipping to start in June. Aimed at college students and evidently intended to set a performance bar for partners, Microsoft has launched the traditional clamshell laptop with a fixed keyboard.
Microsoft also unveiled the Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of its popular operating system, that is integrated with the surface Laptop students, as it tries to take share from Google’s Chrome OS-run computers.
The company said the Surface laptop integrated with Windows 10 S was priced from $999 and would be available for pre-order.
Nintendo 2DS XL
After Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s is launching the new 3DS XL, a top-end, full clamshell, priced at $149 with glasses-free 3D capable of playing everything in 3DS as well as original DS and DSi libraries.
It is, for all intents and purposes, a prettier, lighter, ergonomically refined 3DS XL — minus the 3D.
Google is expected to soon announce more details on version 8.0 of Android, which we know to be codenamed Android O but it remains to be seen how it will fare.
For now the big debate focuses on what the O refers to. Users have bet on it standing for Oreo.
We shall learn more about Android’s latest operating system at Google’s I/O conference.
Google Pixel 2
What we know so far about the Android O is that it shall run Google’s flagship smartphone, Google Pixel 2.
Rumours for Google Pixel 2 suggest the phone may come with a curved display when it launches later this year.
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It is also expected to sport the Snapdragon 835 running at 1.9Ghz supported by 4GB of RAM. As for storage, 64, 128, and 256GB options are possible
Having already confirmed that the Scorpio will be able to handle a level of 4K support, we now know that the Xbox Scorpio will include a LucidSoun has LS35X gaming headset.
Xbox Scorpio also boasts a 1 TB hard drive, as well as 12 GB of GDDR5 memory in terms of Specs and is expected to release during the holiday season.