Mar 1st, 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.

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