With the UAE’s smartphone market forecast to reach US$ 1.1 billion by 2020 and ‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without a smartphone – making devices an indispensable reality, GITEX Shopper 2017, offers the ultimate destination for those looking to replace, upgrade or shop around for latest models on the market. Whether a tech expert, novice or somewhere in between, a visit to the Middle East’s largest consumer electronics is essential – taking place this week until 30th September at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Top smartphones to look out for at GITEX Shopper 2017
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
Stocks of the latest Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available at this year’s GITEX Shopper – giving visitors a chance to view the latest device and its impressive new functionalities. This is also good news for bargain hunters, as prices for the predecessor, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are expected to decrease. Apple has also recently announced the upcoming launch of its iOS 11 operating system ARKit, boasting extensive updates, including augmented reality capabilities. With new upgrades and lower-priced handsets, now is the perfect time to buy a new iPhone at the show.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The latest flagship device by the consumer electronics brand has arrived in the region – and at GITEX Shopper. With the Galaxy Note 8, the new ‘App Pair’ feature lets you create a custom pair of apps on the Edge Panel and simultaneously launch two apps with ease. Other standout features include the Note 8’s updated artificial intelligence voice-assistant — Bixby, and dual 12MP rear cameras.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+:
Launched in March this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ is often referred to as ‘the most beautiful smartphone ever made’, and according to Purushotham, Head of Marketing (Smartphones & Tablets), IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, both models are available at GITEX Shopper. Intelligent features such as its front-facing iris scanner keeps the phone secure, while the enhanced autofocus takes selfies to a new level. Both phones are powered by top end processors and include high-spec cameras.
HTC U11 has been labelled as one of the best phones for music on the market. It’s certified to withstand up to 1m water submersion, has a fingerprint reader, and its camera quality is exceptional.
Huawei Mate 9:
The preference for a larger screen is a growing trend in the tech world as devices offer so much more through ‘Internet of Things’. For a large screen phone that boasts a great camera (12MP sensor, dual-pixel autofocus) and a battery that won’t let you down, look no further than this high-performance smartphone.
One Plus 5:
For a smartphone with high-end features and capabilities normally found at high-end prices, the One Plus 5 could be what you’re looking for. It’s affordable, super-quick, and its battery lasts for 18 hours.
As well as an extensive range of smartphones, visitors will also find unbeatable deals on TVs, laptops, wearable tech, cameras and gaming consoles among many others. Giving consumers the opportunity to search and compare through all the top retailers’ offers, flash sales, and bundled offers all under one roof. Visitors will also have the chance to compete and win fabulous prizes, with millions of dirhams up for grabs.