The Bluboo S2 was at MWC with its crazy rotatable camera, all-screen front, massive battery

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This year’s MWC was stuffed to the brim with interesting tech and it’s obvious that phones with 18:9 screens and minimal bezels are taking over. Now, while a lot of them will have a notch cutout at the top of the screen to accommodate a selfie camera, some have chosen a more exotic, innovative take on how to deal with the lack of a top bezel. Such is the case with …

Best and worst tech of MWC 2018

The Mobile World Congress of 2018, the largest event in the cell phone industry, is done and dusted by our team on the ground, and it’s time for detailed recaps of what we saw, touched, and marveled at. Alternatively, we also sometimes wondered about the reason for being of this and that company creation, too.

Granted, the expo went mainly under the auspices of Samsung with its Galaxy S9 and S9+ showstoppers, but Sony, LG, Nokia, Huawei and some others, also had a thing or five to showcase, and steal some of the attention away from the Infinity Display-laden …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ wins "Best New Connected Device" award at MWC 2018

Samsung has just announced that one of its best smartphones ever made, the Galaxy S9+ has been awarded the “Best New Connected Device” title at the annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards). In fact, the smartphone received more than 30 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 thanks to its stunning design, advanced camera features, and overall performance.

Aside from the Galaxy S9+, other Samsung products that were recognized at MWC 2018 for their innovative technologies include Samsung Pay, Gear VR with Controller and Samsung DeX. Each of these devices has been praised at the GLOMO …

Nokia steals the show to become the most mentioned brand at MWC 2018

HMD Global, the company that successfully revived the Nokia mobile phone brand, had a great Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Finns managed to score almost two dozen awards during the 4-day trade fair, more than it did last year at MWC.

Even though it faced fierce competition from Samsung, which unveiled the Galaxy S9 and S9+ the same day, HMD Global made quite a splash with its new lineup of Android smartphones and the Nokia 8110 4G aka the “banana phone.”

According to a survey published by Brandwatch in partnership with Twitter, Nokia was the most mentioned brand during MWC 2018, …

MWC 2018 schedule of events: Here's when the Galaxy S9, S9+ and other devices will debut

Truth be told, CES 2018 was a bit lackluster due to the relative scarcity of exciting phones, but thankfully, MWC 2018 is just around the corner with the promise for tons of new intriguing devices coming our way. Truth be said, we have set up our hopes to 10 for that one and are really hoping that it will meet our expectations.

We’ve rounded all of the devices we anticipate top get unveiled at MWC ’18 in a separate post that’s available right here, but it will probably be quite useful to showcase the schedule of the trade show and help you catch the keynotes that might be of interest to …

Most notable device announcements that came out of MWC in the last 10 years

All eyes are on Mobile World Congress 2018, which shouldn’t be too surprising given how this year’s show is shaping up to be one of the busiest in recent memory – thanks in part to the number of flagships we’re expecting to see. For anyone in mobile, this particular tradeshow can really help to propel a company into the limelight, while also establishing the pacing for the rest of the year. Some announcements end up providing the spark that’s necessary in generating sales later, so it’s always quite interesting to know that these unveilings at Mobile World Congress are crucial.

We’ve …

Google to finally launch its new AR platform at MWC?

Augmented Reality has been a buzzword for about a year now, even more so since Apple launched its ARKit with its latest iPhones. It’s basically a platform, which allows developers to tap into the iPhones’ Augmented Reality capabilities and allow them to put virtual objects in the world observed by the phone’s camera.

The applications can vary — from your own digital ruler to putting virtual IKEA furniture in your room before you decide to buy, or just to placing stickers and 3D emoji that are more realistically positioned in the world. Augmented Reality can be used …

We have arrived in Barcelona for MWC 2018!

Meet this year’s MWC team:
Rado Slavov, Victor Hristov, Nick Todorov, and John Velasco.
Many are the reasons to visit Barcelona for a week. The extraordinary architecture and numerous landmarks, blending the Gothic style with modern design, make this city a pleasure to get lost in. The pristine beaches span for miles and bring millions of tourists yearly. The abundance of delicious seafood and tapas restaurants make it a heaven for foodies. And the list goes on. 
We, however, …

Vernee will be at MWC, new flagship and a new rugged phone to be showcased

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Vernee has been in the business of offering powerful but affordable smartphones for quite a while now. Each one of its products has something that it excels at — the Vernee Thor has a huge battery, the Mars has a sleek body, the Active is rugged, and so on. In an effort to make the product lines more streamlined and easier to follow, Vernee will be renaming …

LG K8 and K10 2018 edition announced, to be shown at MWC 2018

With Mobile World Congress just a few days away, LG has announced the 2018 editions of its K10 and K8 budget-friendly smartphones. The company’s entry-level cell phone lineup gains a total of four new models and variations, all of which we expect to see in person at this year’s MWC expo. 
LG describes the 2018-edition LG K8 and LG K10 as “enhanced with even more premium features rivaling those of premium flagships”. Still, the LG K-series is a budget-friendly one, so don’t expect anything fancy.
Design-wise, …