The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is one of the most exciting technology events on our calendar. Over 100 000 attendees from around the world flock to Barcelona annually to see what’s on show from over 2 300 exhibitors. Most of the Android smartphones announced here make it to our shores, so here are three you should pay attention to:

Samsung S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships put major emphasis on the consumer experience, with the introduction of augmented reality (AR) emojis, a revamped camera and mobile entertainment. Similar to Apple’s animoji, AR emojis go a step further through personalisation with a selfie. It works the same way as Bitmojis and can be shared on WhatsApp or social media and you can record videos in AR emojis.

The revamped 12-megapixel cameras have dual-aperture modes that are adjusted according to light conditions and promise better low-light pictures than the previous-generation S8. A new super slow mo feature shoots videos at 960 frames per second (fps). A live demo of pouring water into a glass showed more detail in the replay than your eye is capable of seeing. It can be saved as a GIF or in reverse mode.

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