Mobile World Congress 2018: Recap
A lot sure happened!
Barcelona was packed with innovations and new technologies last week! One of the biggest highlights was the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus launched which we already shared here. Now, let’s go head on with the rest of the highlights from this year’s Mobile World Congress!
Let's start with new devices!
As promised last CES, Alcatel launched several handsets namely the Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V, Alcatel 3C, Alcatel 3X, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 1X, Alcatel 1C---all having the 18:9 display ratio. The Alcatel 1X was the first Android Go phone to be released on Google's “Android Go” Platform. That’s not all, they also released tablets the Alcatel 1T 7 which has a 7-inch display and the 1T 10 which has a 10-in display.
LG got into the game with the release of the LG V30S ThinQ and V30S ThinQ Plus. Externally, they are a lot similar to their predecessors with the 6-inch Full Vision Display.
Sony also came to the scene with the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact. Steering away from its usual design, they came with a more modern look better camera and audio. Quite identical except for the display and battery. The former having a 5.7-in Full HD+ screen and the latter with 5-in.
Nokia is also joining the no headphone jack scene with is Nokia 8 Sirocco with a 5.5-in OLED display. This was launched alongside mid-tier Nokia 7 and 7 Plus and a refreshed 6-in LCD display Nokia 6.
5G coming in fast folks! Phone carriers Sprint, Verizon and AT&T showcased their plans on how they’ll roll out as early as late 2018 to 2019. With other phone carriers to follow hopefully by 2020.
Of course congrats to the GLOMO (GSMA’s Global Mobile) Awards Winners!
Apple (though a no show in the event) won Best Smartphone 2017 and Disruptive Device Innovation Award. While Samsung Won Best Mobile Innovation for Payment and Best Mobile VR or AR.
Surprisingly, Huawei bagged a lot of awards with Best Mobile Network Infrastructure, Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough (along with Sprint and Airspan), Best Network Software Breakthrough, Outstanding Mobile Technology Award- The CTO’s Choice, Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities, Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets, The Green Mobile Award and the Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry.
Wow, that’s a lot to take in… lots of new devices and a lot of possible phone falls in
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