Tag: mwc18

Wait a minute, that might be the LG G7 after all

During Mobile World Congress the LG G7 appeared on the LG stand in Barcelona. After this we heard that it was actually an early iteration of the device, and another device would probably take the LG G7 name. However, Evan Blass (leaker extraordinaire) has now changed his mind …

#MWC18 – Have we reached a plateau ?

A number of years ago, I questioned whether mobile phones had stopped evolving. This year, at Mobile World Congress, I think it’s happened. I think we’ve reached a plateau. A point where phones really aren’t going to make any huge leaps any more. Way back when I started …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 224 Live

We are back with another live episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. No backlog to clear for the Podcast Editing Porgs, so expect the edited version out sooner than usual. Feel free to hit us up on Twitter with any questions you may have. Happy watching!

#MWC18 – STK announce the X2

I know what you’re thinking.. “Who are STK?” Well, they’re actually selling into the UK and you can find out more about them on STKlife.com. At Mobile World Congress they announced the STK X2. It’s a smartphone with an attractive price-tag, just £269.99. It’ll be available in Black …

#MWC18 – Well, that was a busy one

Each February, the mobile community comes together in Barcelona to show off their latest creations. From across the globe they come, to do deals, trade business cards and launch new smartphones, new accessories, new ideas. Covering it all is no easy task, and I want to personally thank …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Hisense Infinity H11 Pro

Last year here at Mobile World Congress we saw the Hisense Rock and the Hisense A2 with its dual-screen arrangement. The latter was pretty interesting because the eInk rear panel meant that you could read books or place an image on the rear side without it nailing your …

#MWC18 – The Coolsmartphone Mobile World Congress HQ

The story so far then, and I’ll try to keep this brief. Coolsmartphone has been hanging around these internetz for over 15 years now and, for the last 8 years, we’ve been lucky enough be on site to cover the Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona. As an …

#MWC18 – Hands-on with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

This is another very impressive handset from Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is very new, appearing only this month, so a lot of visitors were trying to get hold of the phones which were being displayed here in Barcelona. The Note 5 Pro has a 5.99″ 1020 …

#MWC18 – A look at that NOA N10 iPhone X lookalike

No prizes for guessing what this handset reminds you of design-wise. It is, to be honest, the second handset with a “notch” that I saw in the very same hall, and some manufacturers aren’t afraid if taking “design ideas” from Apple. On the NOA stand it was the …

#MWC18 – The key Samsung Galaxy S9 features

When this handset arrives in store and sits next to the existing Galaxy S8, if we’re honest, you won’t be able to see a huge amount of difference. In all honesty, like when the iPhone 8 replaced the iPhone 7, that’s no bad thing. The design is proven, …

#MWC18 – MyScreen Protector, a phone, a drill. What could go wrong?

See? I’m becoming a master at this click-bait headline writing! So, just around the corner from PanzerGlass is a company called MyScreen Protector. They have a protector that you can fit yourself (the PanzerGlass ones are perhaps best fitted professionally) and it’s got a special film which is …

#MWC18 – PanzerGlass, a phone, a hammer. What could go wrong?

Misleading headline that because, in reality, nothing went wrong. I am, though, learning the art of click-bait ;) Yes, we’re back again in Barcelona and we’re back to see those crazy guys at PanzerGlass as they show just how good their screen protectors actually are. They’ve roped in …

#MWC18 – Want a tiny phone that you can stick in your ear?

I’m always interested in the smaller stands here at Mobile World Congress. The big names have equally big stands, but down in Congress Square you’ll find some new ideas and companies that want to get noticed. As we strolled through we spotted a company called L8Star who had …

#MWC18 – The Sony XZ2 – Confirmed on #EE

It’s early days yet. The handset only got announced a few seconds ago, but already EE have confirmed that they will offer the Xperia XZ2 when it launches on April 6th. If you pre-register your interest with EE between tomorrow and March 21st, you’ll be entered for a …

#MWC18 – Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ go official

Yes, there’s two phones. Yes, most of this leaked out, but here’s the short version. Both are powered by Android 8 and the CPU is a 64-bit octa-core CPU – a 2.7 GHz quad  and a 1.7 GHz quad or a 2.8 GHz quad and 1.7 GHz quad depending …

#MWC18 – Is it the LG G7? No, but we do get an LG V30S

One thing we won’t be seeing here in Barcelona (and yes, I’ve made it!) is the all-new LG G7. I’ve owned quite a few LG handsets – the G6 is a big favourite of mine and I held onto the LG G4 for absolutely ages. Loved that. The …

#MWC18 – The S9 and S9+. Squeezing even more leaks from Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Ok, come on. Is there anything that we don’t know about these phones ? Well, if there is, there’ll be lots more unknowns filled in with the video below. This was quickly grabbed and re-uploaded by SlashLeaks after being …

#MWC18 – Alcatel 1x, 3, and 3x revealed

Hello! Today, here in Barcelona (yes, we made it), Alcatel will be launching their new handsets. It’s Mobile World Congress, so it’s the start of the mobile madness! You can whack your refresh button right here on the site to get the latest information. That or Twitter, whatever …

#MWC18 – Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leakage

On Monday at Mobile World Congress we’ll have another big launch from Sony. This time, according to serial leaker Evan Blass, it’ll include a couple of full-screen smartphones. First, there’s this, the Xperia XZ2. The XZ2 will have a 5.7″ screen, but there’ll be another handset announced too …