NOA N7 and NOA N1

NOA N7 and N1 hands-on at MWC 2018 (video)

Croatian smartphone manufacturer NOA didn’t just bring its notched N10 prototype handset to MWC 2018. The company also launched two more design-savvy, ultra-widescreen, dual-camera phones, the mid-range N7 and lower-end N1.

MWC 2018 Extra: The OEMs you don’t hear about.. (Video)

Where do smaller players come into the fold at the industry’s largest annual trade show? We connect some of the dots in this bonus video!

NOA N10 eyes-on at MWC 2018 (video)

You probably haven’t heard of NOA smartphones before, but you should have. This Croatian company sells affordable, premium-looking, feature-packed, mid-range handsets in Croatia and several other eastern European countries. Today we look at the NOA N10.

MWC 2018 All-Stars or The Reduced BezelMasters! | #PNWeekly 294

The show’s over, but for many of these smartphones, it’s the beginning of the road to commercialization. We have an all-star group to talk Galaxy S9, ASUS ZenFone 5 and more in this show from Barcelona!

MWC 2018 recap: All the announcements that mattered

This is our complete MWC 2018 recap, jam-packed with exclusive hands-on coverage of the most exciting new mobile products unveiled in Barcelona this year.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Hands-On: A new shine (Video)

Love or hate Sony’s new flagship smartphone design direction, at least the Xperia XZ2 looks different. It’s chunky, but curvy. It has no jack, but it compensates with a great screen.

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite Hands-On: How do you say ‘Wefies?’ (Video)

The ZenFone 5 Lite, aka 5Q, is the only one of three new handsets unveiled by Asus at MWC 2018 that snubs the notch trend. It also has a grand total of four cameras. Not too shabby.

MWC 2018 may have hosted private LG G7 (Neo) showcase with a notch

That reportedly canceled LG G7 was apparently caught on camera at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, sporting an iPhone X-cloning notch.

The new Nokia 6 is most likely HMD’s only 2018 phone coming soon to the US

The “new” Nokia 6 may well be HMD’s least exciting phone showcased at MWC 2018, but it’s also the only one confirmed to launch in the US in the near future.

Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition launches at $330, lower-cost smartwatch in the works

Up for pre-order now, the $330 Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition goes directly up against the Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+. Next, Fitbit plans to unveil a smaller, cheaper smartwatch inspired by the OG Blaze.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Hands-on: Thicker and Richer (Video)

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is unapologetically thick, made (primarily) of plastic, and it also lacks a headphone jack. But it’s a great little phone all in all, with a Snapdragon 845 SoC and 5-inch FHD+ screen.

T-Mobile and Sprint unveil some of their specific 5G rollout plans, Verizon and AT&T working on ‘pucks’

T-Mobile wants the world to know it’s playing the “long game” in terms of 5G deployment, while Sprint is getting ready to bring “5G-like” capabilities to three cities.

Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus Hands-On: Object D’art (Video)

The Nokia 8 Sirocco looks and feels outstanding in the hand, even though it does not pack Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC. In comparison, the Nokia 7 Plus isn’t exactly gorgeous, but it’s a fairly well-balanced mid-ranger.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Unboxing: Let’s get started (Video)

Consider this the official start of our exclusive in-depth coverage of Samsung’s spanking new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Yes, the S9+ comes in a great-looking box.

Asus ZenFone 5 and 5Z ‘borrow’ the iPhone X notch, ZenFone 5Q makes do without it

Here they are, ladies and gents – the “full screen” Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5Z with iPhone X-inspired notch designs. Also, a weirdly more sensible ZenFone 5Q, aka ZenFone 5 Lite.

Galaxy S9 and S9+ get slim and robust mophie juice pack battery cases

$99.95 will get you an extra 29 and 33 hours of talk time respectively on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ starting April with the latest mophie juice pack duo.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. Galaxy S9+ Show Floor Comparison (Video)

If you’re having doubts about upgrading from Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ to the spanking new Galaxy S9+, check out our MWC 2018 comparison video and consider three substantially upgraded areas.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 700 SoC family for affordable ‘high-tier’ smartphones

If smartphones powered by Snapdragon 800-series chips are too rich for your blood, but the 600 family feels like too big of a downgrade, Snapdragon 700 SoCs will soon have you covered.

Samsung expects Galaxy S9 to outsell S8 while ‘thinking about’ possible 2019 naming change

A refined design, reimagined camera and aggressive marketing campaigns should help the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sell better than their predecessors. As for their successors, a Galaxy X name is very much on the table.

InvisibleShield Glass Curve Elite provides discreet, affordable Galaxy S9 and S9+ protection

For only $49.99, you can already buy a Glass Curved Elite screen protector for Samsung’s technically unreleased Galaxy S9 or S9+ from Zagg sub-brand InvisibleShield.

Third Sailfish OS generation expands support for smartphones, dumb phones and modern PDAs

Sailfish OS is billed as the world’s only “alternative” mobile operating system at MWC 2018, coming soon to Sony’s Xperia XA2, the next-gen Gemini PDA, and unnamed feature phones.

The iPhone SE 2 and MWC 2018 | #PNWeekly 293

In the midst of all the MWC coverage we’re pulling off, we’ve got to keep to our promise of a weekly mobile tech podcast. And we have the perfect iPhone to do it with. Yes, iPhone.

Samsung confirms Bixby smart speaker for H2 2018, no new foldable smartphone ETA

Samsung has confirmed yet again it’s working on both a Bixby-assisted smart speaker and foldable smartphone, but only one of the two is firmly slated for a 2018 launch.

ZTE Blade V9 hands-on: Bringing back value to power (Video)

The ZTE Blade V9 is one of the lower-profile smartphones unveiled at MWC 2018 so far, although an eye-catching “Aurora Glass” build and robust spec sheet definitely make it worthy of a little attention.

Vivo APEX is a bonkers concept phone with half-screen fingerprint scanning and ‘elevating’ front camera

The Vivo APEX is likely to be the most innovative device showcased at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, but unfortunately, it’s just a non-commercial concept.