Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017

LG L Series III hands-on images show physical home button on the L40 and L70

LG L Series III hands-on images show physical home button on the L40 and L70

Last weekend, LG unveiled a trio of budget oriented smartphones under its L-series brand — the L40, L70 and L90 — running Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has put the handsets up for demo on the MWC floors in Barcelona allowing us to feast on some hands-on images and initial impressions of the devices. 

Acer Liquid E3 demo videos show front LED flash and notification muting

Acer Liquid E3 demo videos show front LED flash and notification muting

Acer has announced their mid-range Liquid E3 device earlier this week and we already have a couple of hands-on videos from MWC that showcase the phone’s differentiating features, namely its front-facing LED flash for well lit selfies.

Acer announces two mid-range handsets — Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4

Acer announces two mid-range handsets — Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4

Acer might not have been met with tremendous success with their Android devices but that has not stopped the company from releasing more handsets. Today, it announced two new mid-range handsets — the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 — with some impressive mid-range specs. 

Huawei Ascend G6 and TalkBand B1 unveiled

Huawei Ascend G6 and TalkBand B1 unveiled

Along with a couple of MediaPad tablets, Huawei also announced a mid-range smartphone with LTE Cat4 support — the Ascend G6 — and its first ever smartband, the TalkBand B1. The G6 shares similar design cues from its higher-end sibling, the P6, inside a smaller body with more modest specs. 

Huawei unveils the MediaPad X1 and M1 tablets, the X1 is also a phone

Huawei unveils the MediaPad X1 and M1 tablets, the X1 is also a phone

Huawei, pronounced WAH-WAY, today announced a couple of new tablets at its press conference in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — the MediaPad X1 and M1. The former is a 7-inch tablet with phone capabilities while the latter is a budget-oriented tablet with support for LTE Cat 4 networks.  

Samsung unveils Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, here’s everything we know so far

Samsung unveils Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, here’s everything we know so far

In a rather surprising move, Samsung has unveiled its second generation of smartwatches before the Mobile World Congress, the Gear 2 and the camera-less Gear 2 Neo.

Interestingly, Samsung’s second generation smartwatches will run on the Tizen operating system rather than Android, which is probably the reason it no longer comes with the Galaxy branding.