February 27 to March 2 – these were probably the most exciting days of the year in Barcelona, in terms of technology. Giants of the mobile world came to the city to unveil and show off mobile technology at its best. Yes. The 2017 Mobile World Congress saw some fascinating devices take the stage. Samsung, LG, Oppo, Huawei, Nokia and even Porsche demonstrated gadgets that would fill any tech lover with joy. Shiny smartphones, overly-capable laptops and even a robot race car – MWC 2017 had all of it. But, there were of course, those that stood out more than others. So, here’s a quick round-up of this MWC’s 10 best unveilings – tech that made the Internet talk and that got the geek to stalk!
Samsung Galaxy Book
If Samsung isn’t making the news with phones, it’s doing so in other ways. The Galaxy Book is a tab that’s packed with features and style enough to rival Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4.
One of the biggest announcements at this year’s MWC was that of the revival of Nokia’s “indestructible” 3310 handset.
Archos Airwheel Urban eScooter
It may look skinny and weak, but this e-scooter “can tackle slopes with up to 15 degrees of incline”.
Oppo 5x Zoom
Of course a smartphone that packs 5x optical zoom has made its way to our list. The Oppo 5x Zoom even achieves its magic via a dual camera set-up.
Porsche Design Book One
Porsche doesn’t just want to make sleek rides. The company also wants to make laptops that are irresistible and expensive, like the stunning Design Book One.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
A second 4K handset that also boasts 960fps slow motion recording! Sony has done well with this feature-packed phone.
One of the most brilliant displays of technology at MWC 2017 was definitely the glorious Robocar. An autonomous race car that’s actually a robot – of course it’s on this list!
Successor to the G5, this sleek handset also packs the “world’s first 18:9 display on a mobile phone”.
Huawei Watch 2
Completely waterproof and running the latest Android Wear 2.0 with its standalone app store, the Watch 2 is one of the coolest and most functional smartwatches out there right now.
The very first BlackBerry handset to launch after the Canadian company licensed its name to TCL, the KEYone is a signature BlackBerry device and more.