Published: Sat, March 03, 2018
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What the Newest Technology at the Mobile World Congress Looks Like

What the Newest Technology at the Mobile World Congress Looks Like

"This prestigious award recognizes individuals, companies and organizations that have contributed in significant ways to the development of the mobile industry and the advancement of mobile communications", GSMA wrote in a statement.

The University of Surrey (5GIC), University of Bristol and King's College London will demonstrate an end-to-end 5G network at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corp and HMD Global, which develops mobile phones under the Nokia brand, were among the prominent companies that held separate product launches on Sunday, attracting a portion of the more than 108,000 attendees from 208 countries expected at the MWC from Monday to Thursday.

Sony - The Japanese company revealed the latest version of its flagship Xperia line, the Xperia XZ2. Souq and Noon have set pre-orders for the S9 at $843 and the S9+ $952, with shipping beginning in March. While similar to the S8 in appearance, the new model has an upgraded camera created to improve shooting in lowlight conditions and in slow motion, and includes augmented reality features akin to Apple's iPhone X. The S9 has a 5.8-inch display, while the S9+ has a 6.2-inch display.

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Nokia made a nostalgia play at MWC, showing off its new 8110 Reloaded phone.

Two of the world's largest device manufacturers have stolen the show early on, as Samsung debuted its Galaxy S9, and Huawei was awarded by GSMA - the company that organizes Mobile World Congress - as the 2018 company with the largest contribution to the mobile industry.

GSMA brings together and represents almost 800 mobile phone operators and more than 300 companies in the broader mobile telephone ecosystem including mobile device manufacturers, software companies, internet companies and organisations in related sectors.

Mobile World Congress wraps up tomorrow with a full day of programs on 5G networking, artificial intelligence, digital identity, digital social innovation, drones, gamification, the Internet of Things, smart cities, and other topics.

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