Everything Going on at MWC 2017

By Tom Pritchard on at

As we speak, the second big tech event of the year is going on in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress is where all the big phone companies (and others) come together to show off everything they didn't feel like showing us at CES. That means new flagships, new gadgets, and lots of tech innovations that the general public won't get to see anytime soon.

If you want to stay up to date with all the news and announcements, but can't be dealing with scrolling through our blogroll, then we have you covered. Over the course of the next few days we'll be updating this post with all out MWC content, and since Editor O'Malley is on the job in Barcelona we'll have plenty for you to enjoy.

SanDisk is Upping its iOS Storage Options to 256GB

Now the iPhone has just as much expandable storage as more Android phones. Sort of.


Don't Expect a New Motorola Smartwatch Anytime Soon

Smarwtatches are dying and pointless anyway, so it shouldn't come as any surprise.


Sony's Concept Earphones are Home to a Virtual Assistant

At least these will be a bit more useful than a glorified speaker that can't leave your house.


In Your Face iPhone 7 Plus, Oppo's Phones Will Get 5x Optical Zoom

The module exists right now, but there's no news on when it'll be put into a commercial handset.


The Moto G5 and G5 Plus Are on the Way

The announcement got lost in all the excitement about the Nokia 3310.


Nuu Mobile's New Mobile Contains a Virtual SIM for Low-Cost Travel Roaming

This sub-£200 Android promises lower-cost local data


Ford Is Putting A Modem Into Its Cars

What's a car company doing at Mobile World Congress? Turning its existing big metal boxes into rolling wi-fi routers, of course.


Here's How Much the HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap Will Cost in the UK

It'll soon be easier to bring real-world objects into VR


Huawei's Watch 2 Is The Launch Of A Revitalised Android Wear

Android Wear — and wearables that normal people will actually wear — might be back.


When Does The UK Get The Sony Xperia XZ Premium? Depends How You Define 'Spring'

Will you be springing for one?


Blu's New Phone Has a 3,700 mAh Battery for £89

Ideal for a dedicated Pokémon phone


Sony Really, Really Wants You to Care About Camera Phones 

The Xperia XZ Premium is the big brother upgrade to last year’s Sony Xperia XZ.


Who the Hell Is Going to Buy Sony's Weird Android Projector?

It's cool, but it costs nearly £1,400.


Samsung's Comeback Strategy for 2017 is... Freebies?

MWC 2017: Samsung announces two new gadgets that come in the box with other products


Samsung Galaxy Book: More Surface Pro Than Surface Book

Don't let the word 'book' fool you. This is a tablet with a case, not a laptop.


Samsung's New Tablet Has Portrait and Landscape Audio

The Galaxy Tab S3 automatically adjusts sound orientation when you turn it round.


Finally, We Have Confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date

MWC 2017: Here's when Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 will happen


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 First Impressions: A True iPad Pro Rival

MWC 2017: The company's got tablet growth in its sights, with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.


Nokia Just Announced A New 3310 for 2017

MWC 2017: "Yes, it has Snake"


Nokia's Back to Take Over the Budget Smartphone Market

MWC 2017: Nokia is back, and it's bringing with it three budget Android smartphones.


LG G6 First Impressions: Back to the Basics

With the new G6, LG hits reset, and tries something entirely new, which as it turns out, means getting back to the basics.


Huawei P10 vs P10 Plus: which one should UK folks go for?

MWC 2017: Huawei's unveiled its two new phones. Which one will you choose?


LG G6: full specs, UK release date and how it compares with the competition

MWC 2017 Will you be springing for the G6?


LG G6: Focussing on a Big Screen Without an Unwieldy Phone

MWC 2017: LG is determined to make sure you can have a phablet-tier screen, without a phablet-sized phone.


BlackBerry Still Isn't Dead, and a New Phone is On the Way

The KEYOne should be interesting for all six of you who care about BlackBerry.


Giz UK is on the floor at MWC in Barcelona! We're going to have plenty of coverage coming in over the next few days, and you can catch up on it all here.