As the largest annual exhibition and trade fair for the mobile industry, the Mobile World Congress has established itself as the best platform for presenting the newest technologies and innovations applicable to our smart devices. This year’s fair featured over 2,200 exhibitors, and among the wide variety of products presented, a few trends stood out: fast-charging phone batteries, drones and virtual reality gadgets.
Phone makers like Huawei and Blackberry unveiled smartphones with bigger batteries that are embedded with “super charge” or “boost” technology, which provides a significant charge in a short amount of time.
Robots and drones constituted a large presence at this year’s fair as well. Japanese firm Softbank showcased a human-like robot named Pepper, which can be used in stores to greet customers and show products. In the “drone zone” curious attendees could see how these devices can be used in an even more advanced and socially conscious way to deliver goods to remote areas of the world.
Virtual reality headsets were also in the spotlight at this edition of the Mobile World Congress. Among several other innovations, Samsung presented its new 360-degree virtual travel app, which allows you to relive past travelling experiences. To advertise its new car model Ateca, Barcelona-based automobile company SEAT used virtual reality headsets to show potential customers the places around the city that provided inspiration for the making of the car.