MWC 2017


Samsung to Produce Prototypes of Foldable Smartphones in 3Q2017

by Alan Spencer

South Korean and Chinese manufacturers are competing to be the first company in the world to produce a foldable smartphone. Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are working to produce a number of foldable smartphone …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Samsung| Vol 24 - Issue 10

Large Displays at MWC 2017

by Bob Raikes

We made a big report on the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona for the subscribers to our Mobile Display Monitor newsletter. Dell had a very big presence at the show, but as a …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Transparent Displays| Vol 24 - Issue 09

Huawei P10 Mobile Review: Top Performer

by Isaac Oburu

After many rumours, Huawei’s new flagship smartphone – the Huawei P10, has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona a few weeks ago. DxOMark’s engineers were eager to review its enhanced camera …

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2017 MWC Not Great for Handsets

by Bob Raikes

Well, the numbers are in and the 2017 MWC was up 7% on last year in terms of visitors, at 108,000. 2,300 companies were there as exhibitors. Organisers said that 55% of attendees held …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Vol 24 - Issue 08

MWC 4YFN Show Buzzes

by Bob Raikes

Away from the main show at the older exhibition centre in Barcelona, Montjuic, the organisers held a special event called “Four Years from Now”, or 4YFN, that was designed for technology innovators from academia …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Augmented Reality| Blend & Warp| GPUs| Laser Projectors| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Press Events| Smartphones| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 08

Nokia Buzz is About 3310 – Go Figure!

by Bob Raikes

Nokia brand licensee, HMD, was on the Nokia booth to show off two lines of phones. The attraction of the brand was clear as on the first day, the booth was one of the …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Nokia| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 08

SmartDisplayer Working on Credit Card Displays

by Bob Raikes

Tucked away in the back of one hall was a small company, Smart Displayer, based in Taiwan, which is working on bank and smart cards that use E Ink EPDs (or LCDs). The company …

Tags:EPD (Electrophoretic)| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Vol 24 - Issue 08

Elliptic is Behind Xiaomi Mi Mix

by Bob Raikes

We met with Elliptic Labs which is a specialist in ultrasound and was in a good mood as it has been working with Xiaomi on the Mi Mix which uses Elliptic’s ultrasound system for …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 08

Bosch Sensortec Laser Scanner Looks Good

by Bob Raikes

Bosch Sensortec was showing a new MEMs-based laser scanning projector at the show, the BML050. The basic engine supports 854 x 480 (although higher resolution can be achieved, up to around 720P) and the …

Tags:Automotive| Embedded Pico Projectors| Laser Projectors| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Robert Bosch| Vol 24 - Issue 08

ABox42 & Zattoo Collaborate

by Bob Raikes

Although they are independent companies, ABox42, which makes STBs and Zattoo, which is a TV service provider, they are both based in Germany and collaborate a lot, so were sharing a booth at the …

Tags:Cloud TV| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| STBs| Vol 24 - Issue 08

Hisense Adds E Ink to Smartphone

by Bob Raikes

Somehow we missed it at CES, but Hisense showed the A2 phone at MWC again, so we caught up. The smartphone is unusual in having a 5.5″ FullHD AMOLED main display, with a touch-enabled …

Tags:EPD (Electrophoretic)| Hisense| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2017| OLEDs| Smartphones| Vol 24 - Issue 08

JCDecaux Shows Abribus Shelter Concept

by Bob Raikes

JCDecaux showed the latest version of its Abribus ‘Shelter of the Future’ concept at MWC. As well as an information display for service updates, the shelter includes an 84″ information display and sensors so …

Tags:JCDecaux| Large Display Monitor| MWC 2017| Transport| Vol 24 - Issue 09