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4 July 2019, 21:57
The Love Island contestants are often spotted snapping pics on their phones, but what else are they able to do on them?
The stars of this year's Love Islands each have a mobile phone, but we all know they're used for more than reading the "I'VE GOT A TEXT" messages.
So what are the islanders allowed to do on their phone and what handsets do they have? We reveal all.
All of the contestants of the show are given a mobile, and they aren't shoddy old handsets either.
They all receive a brand new Samsung S10+, as the brand is a sponsor of this year's series.
Georgia Steel and Wes Nelson from last year's Love Island have been working on campaigns with Samsung to promote the handset and the clear quality of the camera, meaning that all of the islanders are snapping picture perfect selfies and poolside thirst traps all summer.
Previous contestant have revealed what they are actually allowed to do their phones.
It's common knowledge that they aren't allowed to have any contact with the outside world, but they ARE allowed to text each other.
Harley Judge from season 3 revealed that they are in a group chat with all of the current islanders, and can also contact other islanders directly if they need to get in touch with each other.
They're told to keep their phones on them the majority of the time, as the people behind the show can drop a text into the villa at any point, which is how the show takes a lot of its direction.
Also, the phones are obviously used for pictures, and the snaps are often shared on ITV and Love Island's social media accounts - the villa is an incredibly instagrammable place after all.