News is flooding out of Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Smartphone giants are taking to the show to reveal their latest flagships for the year, along with new hardware they hope you buy in 2017. Here are the biggest announcements from the show...
LG took to the show to announce the LG G6, its next flagship smartphone. The LG G6 features a 5.7-inch display, running Android 7.0 Nougat. It features an internal central aluminum plate that extends out to an aluminum frame, but the front and back are made of glass. The LG G6 adds water proofing and wireless charging.
BlackBerry hardware partner TCL announced the BlackBerry KEYone -- a throwback to old BlackBerry's with the infamous QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry KEYone is a 4.5-inch handset featuring BlackBerry's DTEK security software and Android 7.1 Nougat. In 2017, the physical keyboard adds a fingerprint scanner into the space bar.
Samsung didn't use the world's largest mobile conference for a smartphone announcement. Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S3, featuring an HDR-ready display and glass design.
Specifications of the Galaxy Tab S3:
Samsung also announced a pair of Windows 10-powered Galaxy Books as a direct competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro all-in-one lineup.
Nokia via its hardware partner HMD Global announced their top-line Android phone, the Nokia 6, and a new set of mid-range handsets for those shopping on a budget. The Nokia 3310 is a retro handset announced at the show, that features a 2.4-inch display, one month of battery life, and a retro keyboard.
At the end of the Galaxy Tab S3 announcement, Samsung revealed when the Galaxy S8 will be revealed: March 29 in New York City. Of course, specific details about the new flagship were light.
A new version of Samsung's Gear VR headset features a touchpad controller, much akin to the Google Daydream. Oculus says 70+ titles are already in development for Samsung's touchpad support. The Gear VR's 550+ existing apps will work at launch, but some may not have full motion support.
Lenovo's Moto unit announced the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus at MWC. Both smartphones feature 5.2-inch displays and splash-resistant designs. The Plus model adds beefier specifications like faster performance, 12-megapixel dual-camera, and larger battery.
Huawei unveiled a duo of new smartwatches, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic. The two new smartwatches feature a 1.2-inch 390x390 326ppi circular display, a Qualcomm 1.1GHz CPU; 4GB of Flash memory, 768MB of RAM, GPS, 2.4GHz Bluetooth, and more. Huawei's Watch 2 comes in orange, black, and grey with a sport strap, while the Watch 2 Classic comes in grey with a leather strap.
Huawei's new flagship smartphone lineup, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, don't shy away from impressive hardware. Both models feature two 20-megapixel Leica cameras on the rear, with 3D face detection and other features for an increase bokeh-style effect on images.
ZTE announced a Gigabit Phone, boasting downloading speeds of up to 1Gbps, gearing up for the 5G revolution. The ZTE Gigabit Phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with an integrated Snapdragon X16 LTE modem.
Six months after the Xperia XZ's launch, Sony announced the Xperia XZ Premium. The new 5.5-inch flagship features 4K high dynamic range (HDR) display, and Sony's motion Eye camera that can capture and playback slow motion video at 960 frames per second.
Sony's Xperia Touch projector turns any wall or table a 23-inch HD touchscreen. First shown at CES, Sony used MWC to reveal the touch-capable projector will retail for about €1,499 (£1,276, $1,586), although prices may vary in each market.