The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a trade show run by GSMA. This world’s biggest gathering for the mobile industry witnessed a spectacular mix of fresh innovations as well as old-school phones, which should not be overlooked.
Some biggest announcements from MWC 2017 in Barcelona are here:
Using Nokia moniker, HMD Global has reintroduced a new version of iconic Nokia 3310 and all the attention at MWC has been on this retro-fantastic phone. The new Nokia 3310 is much more slimmer than the original phone and will be released later this year in some amazing colors such as glossy red, matte blue, yellow and grey. Some world class features include 2.4-inch color screen, 2-megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone socket with support for microSD cards. At the same event, HMD Global launched the Nokia 3,5 and 6 with 5, 5.2 and 5.5-inch screen sizes respectively at affordable rates.
This mobile includes a 5.7-inch screen and an 18:9 screen aspect ratio that provides more viewing space and definitely a more immersive experience while streaming videos as well as playing games. There are some other wonderful specifications, including Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, 5MP front-facing camera and 13MP on the rear as well as 3,300mAh battery. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat and also has Google Assistant built in. It is available in Ice Platinum, Astro Black and Mystic white.
It has a 4.5-inch display and combines a touch display with a physical keyboard in order to give users more useable space for typing. This keyboard can be programmed to launch up to 52 shortcuts and there is also a fingerprint sensor built into the keyboard spacebar. In addition, it runs 7.1 and comes with Blackberry Hub, covering all your messages into one consolidated place which includes texts, emails and all messages from any social media account.
The brand used MWC to announce its flagship Xperia XZ Premium, Experia XA1 Ultra, Xperia XA1 and XZs. The XZ premium has a 4K HDR, 5.5-inch display. The nano-SIM Premium has a fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, IP65/68 water resistance, USB Type C connectivity as well as a headphone jack. In addition, it has one sheet of 2.5D corning Glass on the rear as well as on the front which creates a great finish that is less fussy.
Sony also introduced Xperia Xzs has the company’s OmniBalance flat-slabbed finish with large bezels at the top and bottom of the display. The device possess a 5.2-inch Full HD display and has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top and the side-mounted power button with its built-in fingerprint sensor featured on the right of the device. At the left, there is a microSD and SIM slot, which are covered by a flap for IP65 & IP68 water and dust resistance. Moreover, there is a new memory-stacked camera called Motion Eye on the rear that has a 19 -megapixel resolution and 1.22µm pixels, whereas there is 13-megapixel sensor at the front, along with 5in XA1 and 6in XA1 Ultra.
Moto G5 and G5 Plus
The latest Motorola phones run Android 7.0 with Google Assistant, offering pixel-matching features. The G5 has a 5-inch, full HD display, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage with a microSD card slot. 13MP rear-facing camera and 5MP on the front and the battery is 2800mAh. On the other hand, G5 Plus has 5.2-inch screen with 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa-core chip, 2GB or 4GB RAM. Rear-facing camera is 12MP, while 5MP on the front and the battery is 3000mAh.
Samsung Tab S3 has a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display and its pre-orders will open from March 17. In addition, the company also dropped a teaser for its headset that can be known as Samsung Galaxy S8.
The company has teamed up with GoPro, Leica and Pantone for P10 and P10 Plus Phones. The P10 features an upgraded Leica dual camera with a 12MP colour sensor as well as 20MP monochrome sensor. It has a slim metal body with round edges, whereas the company has unveiled P10+ with a much larger display.
In conclusion, these are some major phones launched so far at MWC 2017, which will leave you spellbound.