Mar, 01 2013

Mobile World Congress has come and gone, and though it wasn’t as exciting as years past, there was plenty of cool new kit to check out. From dual-screen concepts to 7-inch smartphones, manufacturers got creative this year as advancements in hardware specs have stalled. If you missed any of our coverage from the past week, here is a list of must-see first looks at the latest Android gear.


We didn’t have high hopes for the Yotaphone, but after a short demonstration we were sold. This dual-screen phone with a standard LCD as well as eInk display stole the show.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung continues to grow their Note lineup, this time with an 8-inch form factor. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is everything you would expect from the S Pen-driven slate, and it makes calls, too.

ASUS Fonepad

Speaking of tablets that make phone calls, ASUS debuted their Fonepad, a 7-inch hybrid smartphone/tablet. They also showed off the ASUS Padfone Infinity.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Sony gave us our first proper look at the Xperia Tablet Z, a device built with the same design-minded quality as its counterpart smartphone. Simply one of the most beautiful Android tablets we have ever seen.

NEC Medias W

NEC had their own dual-screen smartphone to show off, the Medias W. Similar to previous folding, dual-display smartphones, the NTT DoCoMo-bound handset pulls if off better than any before.

LG Optimus G Pro

LG had plenty to show off, but perhaps the most impressive was their Optimus G Pro. A 5.5-inch powerhouse, LG should make a strong push with this one.


Check out all of our coverage from this year’s show and let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.