Chinese manufacturer Vivo was expected to be the first OEM to show off a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Right on cue, the company has unveiled a new handset known as the “Apex” during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017
Nokia made its grand comeback at MWC this year with the launch of not one, but three Android smartphones: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6. However, the fourth handset launched by the company that managed to steal the thunder not only from its own phones but also from every other phone launched at MWC was the Nokia 3310.
The most major mobile launches during the first quarter of a year are done at MWC. This year’s MWC was no different, with Samsung being the only notable company that did not announce its new flagship at the event.
Along with its new Xperia lineup of smartphones, Sony also announced the Xperia Touch at MWC. An ultrashort throw projector running Android, the projector essentially turns any table or desk into an interactive surface.
Every year, Motorola launches a multitude of premium mid-range and flagship phones but its the Moto G series that earns the company its bread and butter. The original Moto G single handedly brought Motorola back from oblivion and into contention in the smartphone market. Last year though, Motorola stumbled with the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus.
OPPO today at MWC unveiled its latest mobile camera technology breakthrough: 5X Precision Optical Zoom. As the name suggests, OPPO has managed to develop a camera module that offers 5x optical zoom on a phone.
Nokia, the Finnish company that once dominated the smartphone market with its Symbian phones before being acquired by Microsoft and fading into oblivion, is back. HMD Global, a Finnish company comprising of veteran Nokia executives and staff, purchased the rights from Nokia to manufacture and sell phones under its brand name.
Sony today kickstarted the first day of MWC by announcing four new phones: the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA 1, and Xperia XA 1 Ultra. First, let’s talk about the company’s flagship phone: the Xperia XZ Premium.
Samsung today sent out invites that released a teaser video confirming that the Galaxy S8 will indeed be launching on March 29. The teaser video ends by hinting at the almost bezel-less front of the Galaxy S8.
Motorola and Lenovo today officially unveiled the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. While Moto handsets have not met with much success in the European and US markets, the Moto G series is particularly popular in India and Brazil.