MWC18

05 Mar AI, 5G and the nostalgia of Nokia: our selection of the Mobile World Congress 2018

It’s the event of the year. It’s technology. It’s in Barcelona. Many topics that we like and add to say that the Mobile World Congress, after 30 years of life, is the event of events worldwide. In the baSEmentwe feel like a brand-new smartphoneexclusive, equipped and sophisticated. This is why we show you the best of this # MWC18, around the new technologies that will accompany us during 2018.

Once again, the Fira de Barcelona dressed up to welcome more than one hundred thousand attendees, from all over the globe, to learn about the new products, projects and initiatives of the giants of the mobile industry. Asus, LG, Samsung, Qualcomm, Sony, HTC, the nostalgic Nokia, among others, will be the leading brands that should delight the experience of engineers, businessmen, technology experts and journalists who each year demand that the current edition far exceed the expectations of last year.

The advances and technological trends that “the mobile” has shown during this edition, have crossed the line of what mobile technology is about: solutions in artificial intelligence, health, automotive and augmented reality are some of the topics covered by the fair, for both big and small innovators. We leave you with our highlights:

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9: ACE UP YOUR SLEEVE

It is the first time that the South Korean power uses the Mobile World Congress to launch its flagship smartphone: the Galaxy line. This time it’s the S9 and the S9 Plus (it was not Edge?) That shine among dozens of new releases at the Hospitalet fair. ItsSuper AMOLED screens of 5.8 and 6.2 inches, the Samsung Exynos 9810 processor with eight cores to 64 bits and the 4GB and 6GB of RAM, will obviously leave excited lovers of technical specifications.

Samsung S9 S9+

But for those who do not understand very well with numbers, emojis in augmented reality, water resistance, their 12MP and 8 MP cameras, plus a super slow 960fps video camera and stereo AKG speakers. They will not leave you indifferent.

NOKIA 8810: NOSTALGIA WITH THE TASTE OF MATRIX

It was 1999 and Nokia was looking at its future in the Matrix trilogy. The phone with which Neo (Keanu Reeves) was connecting with his partners outside the “real world” was a Nokia 8810. After the boom in 2017 of the revival for the Nokia 3310, this year the nostalgic company committed to the Nokia 8110 4G Reloaded , name badge for its predecessor, the 8810, launched in 1996 and that managed to be one of the most expensive mobiles in history. The sliding lid and the curved model were its great attributes for the time.

 

LIVE APEX: LIKE A SCI-FI MOBILE

It is a prototype that promises to go out to mass production in the middle of 2018, but with these images, many will want to know it in depth. It is the closest thing to a mobile phone that those more than one dreamed of having in the 90’s

AURA, PERSONAL ASSISTANT OF TELEFONICA

If Netflix’s successful and slightly disturbing series “Black Mirror” in the “White Christmas” chapter showed how human conscience can be saved in a device, Telefónica’s powerful bet is not far behind. No tests with humans have simply taken artificial intelligence to a level that solves and unifies things from home. Movistar Home is the project and Aura its assistant, able to control the state of the network at home, turn on the television and call a contact with a simple voice command.
The way in which Telefónica will change its communications will be present in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. Hopefully it does not replicate the model of Skynet (the creator of The Terminator) and does not dominate our appliances or rebel against humanity.

BARCELONA IS 5G

One of the great milestones for the history of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the experimental implementation of 5G technology. The city will then be a great laboratory of a mobile signal that promises changes in the way of experiencing the Internet, beyond the navigation of sites, but in the opportunities that this amazing speed of connection will deliver.

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Although in 2011 the Catalan capital was already taking steps to be a reference in new technologies at the city level, in 2014 it consolidated itself as the first smart European city, setting the example in the use of clean energies and uses of mobile technology. “Our goal is to deploy the first pilots who have international visibility, just yesterday we closed agreements with Hospital Clínic, Acciona and Orange to test many of the things that were presented at this year’s congress,” said Carlos Grau, Director of Mobile World Capital to Forbes Magazine México.