All the phones and gadgets at MWC so far
At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, tech companies launch a slew of new phones, laptops and wearables. Here's the lowdown on all the top gadgets announced so far.
Samsung DeX Pad
The DeX Pad turns Samsung's new S9 into a touchpad driving a PC-style experience you can use with a plug-in monitor. The DeX Pad is only for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus for now, but it may eventually get an update that'll let it work with the S8.
Nokia 8110 4G
The 8110 4G gives a new, updated version of Nokia's classic 20-year-old phone. First launched in 1996, the original Nokia 8110 popularized the "slider" phone -- and of course, in 1999, it appeared in the iconic Keanu Reeves sci-fi action movie "The Matrix." This new model is the second revival of a classic Nokia phone, following last year's upgraded Nokia 3310.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia's new Sirocco flagship phone may share the same numeral as its predecessor, but it's a more visually exciting creature. The 5.5-inch display stretches to all sides of the phone, curving gently at the edges to meet a stainless steel frame. Sure, it makes it look a bit like a Galaxy S8, but that's no bad thing. The Sirocco looks and feels like the premium device the Nokia 8 should have been all along.
Nokia 6 and 7 Plus
Nokia has a pair of midrange Android phones that combine neat metal designs with low prices. The Nokia 6 is the cheapest of the two, and is very much just a bumped-up version of the Nokia 6 that the company released last year. The design is much the same, although the metal body now comes in a few new colors. The Nokia 7 Plus (pictured here) stretches its 6-inch screen to reach right to the edge of the phone and has an awesome-looking two-tone metal body.
The Nokia 1 is an affordable, easy-to-use phone, primarily for making calls, but still able to go online, take a photo and listen to tunes. It has a 4.5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera and runs the light Android Go version of Android.
Huawei Matebook X Pro
The Matebook X Pro is bigger than the Matebook X, thanks to the extra selection of ports it offers. It also has a slick new touchscreen with antifingerprint coating. A new privacy feature that makes for a cool party trick is the laptop's recessed camera. Hidden in plain sight as a spring-loaded button between the F7 and F8 keys, it's a clever workaround that means you won't need to use tape to cover your webcam due to privacy concerns.
Huawei MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro
Huawei's two new tablets are built for video, whether you stream it or download it. The MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro both have curved glass displays, a 2,560x1,600-pixel screen resolution, IPS panels, U-shaped antennas and SIM slots. The 10.8-inch M5 Pro, however, has four speakers and comes with a stylus, while the 8.4-inch M5 has only two speakers and doesn't include the stylus or a pogo pin connection for an optional keyboard.
ZTE Blade V9 and V9 Vita
The newest Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita may not blow you away. But the overall feel comes closer to what premium phones offer in size-to-screen ratio. The 5.7-inch Blade V9 edges out the 5.45-inch V9 Vita in specs and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, Android Oreo 8.1, 32 or 64GB of storage and a dual rear 16-megapixel camera.
ZTE Tempo Go
The Tempo Go runs Google's new Android Go operating system, a lightweight version of Android designed for lower-end devices with less than 1GB of RAM. This flavor of Android promises a world of efficient, decent-performing budget phones with timely security and app updates. It will be one of the first US Android Go phones, and the first to have Qualcomm's new quad-core MSM8909 processor.
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact
Sony's latest phones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, come with some serious camera features. They can shoot HDR photos with 4K resolution and record super slow motion video at 1080p resolution. The duo is pretty similar on paper, but the XZ2 Compact is smaller with a 5-inch display, versus the XZ2's 5.7-inch display.
Lenovo Yoga 730 and Flex 14
Vivo Apex phone concept
This is what the phone of the future could look like. The Vivo Apex concept phone packs three wild new features including a selfie camera that pops out of the phone, an in-screen fingerprint reader that can scan two fingers at a time and a vibrating screen that creates a fuller sound.
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The Galaxy S9 is not the only new player hurtling out of Barcelona. There's an iPhone X clone from Asus, a classic Nokia that makes a comeback and a futuristic Vivo concept phone.
Land Rover Explore
The Land Rover Explore is an Android-based phone built by Bullitt with rugged elements from the Land Rover brand. It can take on the worst with features like a IP68 waterproof rating, a 4,000mAh expandable battery and even an SOS torch light.
Are you big on bitcoin? The SikurPhone is an Android device that comes with its own cryptocurrency wallet and is built to be extra secure. It uses its own encrypted messaging platform and internet browser to ensure that no one is spying on you.
Alcatel released seven budget friendly phones at MWC. These phones range from the super affordable Alcatel 1X and 1C, which cost less than €100 (that converts to $125, £90 or AU$155) to the Alcatel 5, which has some premium features, but still costs less than €300 (about $370, £265 or AU$470).
Asus ZenFone 5
No, that's not the iPhone X you're looking at, it's the new Asus ZenFone 5. Not only does the phone have that premium thin bezel look, it also comes with the latest camera tech like a wide-angle lens and AI enhancements. Also look out for the Asus ZenFone 5Z, which comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor, and the 6-inch ZenFone 5 Lite.