Friday in CE: Mobile World Congress Shaping Smartphone Landscape
Mobile World Congress is still a weekend away, technically starting Sunday, but that hasn't stopped it from already being one of the most influential tech shows in the world. The obvious secret sauce is it's dedication to mobile devices, which have been gathering more and more steam thanks to major companies doubling down on their flagship smartphone investments.
A quick glance at MWC press releases reveals Huawei, Nokia, Samsung (namely the Galaxy), Sony, and Asus are all looking to make announcements. We've covered the Samsung Galaxy S9 to death, and for good reason. The biggest opponent (read copycat) to all things iPhone, the Galaxy has been vying for the throne for some time now. Most of the time, their endless screaming contest ends in lawsuits over who copied who but this year has a different tone.
For now, at least, Samsung isn't interested in copying everything the new iPhone did. In fact, their flagship phone still sports a correctly positioned rear fingerprint sensor, a massive battery life, and a headphone jack. They have also double-downed on a few unique accessories that can turn your smartphone into a 'computer' thanks to the DeX pad.