"MWC 2017: No Galaxy S8, but nostalgia and 5G-everything"
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Mobile World Congress 2018
MWC 2017: No Galaxy S8, but nostalgia and 5G-everything
Another MWC has come and gone.
We've seen some great phones, we've gotten a taste about the kinds of phones that we're going to see in 2017.
And one of the big trends we've seen is comebacks here at MWC.
We've had both Blackberry coming in with its high end Key 1 phone with a physical keyboard.
And then we've got Nokia in on the low end with a raft of affordable phones, including an old familiar name.
3310 isn't even a smartphone it's a feature phone, and it's not gonna work most places in the world, It's 2G, and yet this was one of the most exciting things.
It really was, but we have had some really exciting high end stuff as well, with :G of course and the G6, and Jess, what's so special about that?
Well it's got a two to one screen ratio.
Basically, there's more screen to the display.
Thin bezels, that's something that we're also gonna see this year.
And the phone fits really well in your hand, it's pretty narrow.
Yeah, and it looks good as well, I think.
But and then later on this year we've got a few companies coming who we haven't seen yet [UNKNOWN].
That's true, HTC is probably going to release a flagship phone
And also the big elephant in the room with Samsung which wasn't here at the show but the company did use the opportunity to announce its launch event for the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship which is gonna take place in late March.>>Now one of the other big things of the show is that out 5G.
Now 5G isn't about getting back to speed on your mobile phones.
It's also about connecting everything around you.
From smart light bulbs through to autonomous cars.
Now apparently, this is going to the way that we interact with technology, but it isn't gonna be with us for the next few years.
That's disappointing, but that means that there's a lot of exciting stuff that's going to take place in 2017, and this is just the beginning.
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