Aside from the launches of the Huawei P10, the LG G6, the Nokia 3310, the Samsung Tab S3 and the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, there were a host of other cool things at MWC. Click the tl;dr button to see some of the sexiest snaps from the last week...
Guys, we’re back from MWC, and boy was it a rollercoaster ride. We saw some pretty insane new tech, some of it revolutionary, some of it rofl-inducing. We were front row for some serious phone announcements and papping away behind the scenes to bring you informative and entertaining updates from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In case you forgot to follow us, here’s a handy round-up of all the major events over the last five days. Enjoy…
It’s no surprise that some of the biggest news of MWC came from Huawei with the launch announcement of the P10 and P10 Plus. This beautiful new smartphone comes with impressive new camera tech, allowing for crystal clear images and professional portrait quality. Its design was the real talking point though, thanks to the clean, textured finish and colour partnership with Pantone.
The LG G6 was also announced and it’s perfect for any phone users who appreciate simplicity and sexy screens. Created with a unique 18:9 ratio for true cinematic quality, the screen is 5.7 inches of pure perfection, and the camera ain’t half bad either.
Sony scored a hat-trick with three major new products: their (literally) shiny new flagship Xperia XZ Premium phone, tablet-projector hybrid Xperia Touch and integrated wearable Xperia Ear. Focusing on bridging the gaps between body and technology, each product brings something new and unique to the table.
The 3310 is back, baby, although slightly different to before. Instead of the clunky rectangular design, Nokia unveiled a new, rounded, cartoonish bubble phone. Shhhhh calm down, yes it comes with Snake, but don’t get too excited, as we discovered it’s a new version of the game with weird new features that we instantly distrusted :/
Good news is that at least you can browse the web using 2.5G and the Opera mini browser. Lol.
It’s been a pretty wild year for Samsung, and they didn’t shy away from this at their press conference, during which they candidly addressed safety and security issues across their products. They then dropped the mic by revealing the new Samsung Tab S3 – a beautiful new tablet that seamlessly blends work and play (and can be accompanied by a siiiiick Staedtler s-pen, should you so wish). We also found out some interesting info on when their new Galaxy phone might be announced…
VR, robots and more
There was so much futuristic tech at MWC it seemed that wherever you turned all you could see was headsets, mechanical arms, drones or supercars. Obvs Samsung put on one of the most impressive displays, but we saw virtual reality experiences covering everything from simulated rollercoasters, to falling off a building (why would you willingly do this?), to swimming in the ocean, to exploring Catalonia.
Behind the scenes…
Of course, at the end of the day, our Three team were rushing around dozens of universe-sized rooms finding all the coolest content and weirdest news to share with you. Here’s a sneak peak into what went on behind the scenes: