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Mobile World Congress 2017 : All you need to know in this year’s show!

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All the things you wish to know about Mobile World Congress is all here!

DAY 1:
We've rounded up all of the major announcements on day one to help you keep up.

  1. BlackBerry continues to release phones BlackBerry KEYone with attaches a physical keyboard and overpriced midrange phone without really paying attention to industry trends or anything its competitors are doing.
  2. At the end of Samsung's Mobile World Congress presentation, the firm dropped a teaser trailer for its next handset, expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the company still has a couple Android and Windows tablets for you to look at.
  3. Meanwhile, HMD revealed the Nokia 6 Android-based smartphones which went on-sale in China in January, will be launching worldwide in the second quarter of 2017
  4. Nokia relaunches the popular 3310. Released in 2000, the original Nokia 3310 sold 126 million units worldwide, making it one of the world's best-selling mobile phones. Now HMD Global, the Finnish company with exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand has released a revamped version of the classic phone.
    • The G5 will launch in March
    • The G5 Plus is scheduled for mid-spring
  5. The biggest phone announcement so far is probably the LG G6. The LG G6 runs Android 7.0 Nougat and has Google Assistant built in. It comes in Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White.
  6. Sony's new phone the XZ Premium for their fans has a 5.5-inch screen along with an impressive-sounding camera.
  7. Decent budget phones abound! The newest Moto G5 phones follow a similar pattern to what went before: premium-feeling handsets and add better.
    • The BlackBerry KEYone runs Android 7.1
    • It comes loaded with BlackBerry Hub
    • It bringing all your messages into one consolidated place including emails, texts and messages from any social media account
  8. Huawei has teamed up with GoPro, Leica, and Pantone for its P10 and the P10 Plus phones.
    • The P10 features an upgraded Leica dual camera with a 12MP colour sensor and 20MP monochrome sensor
    • The P10 has a slim metal body with a matte "sandblast" finish and rounded edges.
    • As well as the standard version, Huawei has unveiled the P10+ with a larger display.
  9. Google doesn't have much of a formal presence at MWC, but the show basically runs on Android and Google often puts out a minor announcement that its Google Assistant software will soon begin rolling out to all Android phones running version 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up.
  10. PC companies are the busiest at CES.
    • The HP Pro x2 tablet is a repairable, business-friendly riff on Microsoft's Surface
    • Lenovo's newest Yoga laptops offer a good blend of features and performance.
  11. Roborace unveiled the world's first self-driving electric car at this year's Mobile World Congress.Read more about Roborace's press conference.
  12. Peugeot unveil its Instinct concept an autonomous car that drives differently depending on your mood and needs.
    • Its four-seater saloon powered
    • The car connects to Samsung’s Artik cloud service, allowing it to gather data from other connected devices. For example, in autonomous soft mode, the car could tap into your schedule and potentially even your heart-rate reading from a smartwatch to change seating angles and ambient lighting to calm you down on the drive home.

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