Another year and another MCW (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. And what an event it was. The world’s leading phone manufactures collided once again to showcase their offerings for the year (excluding apple).
MWC is an annual trade show that is unrevealing of the most prominent talking points of the year. From mobile devices, televisions, artificial intelligence solutions and any other innovations, this is the place to be to get the first scope of what the best and the worst technology to come.
Here are the best takeaways from the event:
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 +
As always Samsung revealed the phone that tends to lead the way at this stage, and the S9 follows the annual tradition.
Not that much different from its predecessor regarding looks but you will find that the fingerprint sensor is now snuggled underneath the camera button. Under the hood is where the improvements come into play.
With an improved chipset and camera functionality the S9 is sure to continue the trend of top-tier Samsung devices of being great to look at, fast with a camera that has a few tricks up its sleeve.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be released on Friday 16th March.
Sony phones of late haven’t been the most inspiring to talk about. With its large bezels and small displays, we often wondered when Sony would get the memo. With the Xperia XZ2, it seems that they got it with capital letters.
The Xperia XZ2 has a smaller bezel’s than past models, but it is still big enough to showcase the Sony name at the bottom of the display. With a 5.7 inch display and front facing speakers at the top and bottom of the devices, the XZ2 will be great for entertainment. Add in what Sony is calling “rumble feedback; your phone will vibrate while you’re watching some of your favourite series on Netflix.
Following the recent trend, the Xperia XZ2 fingerprint reader sits nicely below the 19MP camera that can record in 4K HDR.
The Xperia XZ2 will be released later on in March ( no date available).
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia resurgent continues. With 5 phones announced for at MWC, this stands out as the one to consider.
With 5.5 inch Quad HD P-OLED Display embedded in a Gorilla Glass 5 glass- wrapped case which sits nicely in a stainless steel frame, the Nokia Sirocco is an appealing device.
Another one keeping in line with trends the Nokia Sirocco comes with dual lenses on the rear. The main being 13- megapixel while the secondary is 12-megapixel. With a wide-angle 5 megapixel on the front taking group, selfies will be easy.
The Nokia Sirocco will be released in April.