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MWC 2021 Roundup: Wearable display, Snapdragon 888+, Lenovo tablets and more

by Victor Ng
MWC 2021

This year’s MWC trade show is a wrap and we’ve seen plenty of exciting announcements made during the four-day event; here’s a round-up of the most noteworthy presentations of MWC 2021. 

Samsung 

one ui watch

The Korean giants were one of the first names to take the stage during the event – they spent their time to unveil One UI Watch, their newest interface for their lineup of watches. That sets One UI Watch apart is its ability to unify both offerings on both Samsung’s watches and the Android phones they’re connected to. 

Samsung says that the new feature will bring performance enhancements, and a seamless experience between the Galaxy Watch, and smartphone; this is done by automatically installing any Watch-compatible app that you have on your phone, onto your wearable, blocking calls and messages on your watch that you have also blocked on your phone, make third-party apps downloadable directly on the Galaxy Watch, and more. 

Samsung has also announced a new Galaxy Watch which will be the first in their lineup to sport the new One UI Watch interface.  

Lenovo 

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 Plus

As we’ve covered earlier, Lenovo’s contribution to this year’s list of MWC announcements come by way of a flurry of new tablets – including the Yoga Tab 13, Yoga Tab 11, and Yoga Tab P11 Plus.  

They also introduced the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 which improves on the original with a refreshed design, a 4-inch touch screen that now comes with an optional phone wireless phone charger. The interface is also improved, and a ‘screen off’ feature is also added. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 

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Imagine taking the most powerful smartphone chipset to date and then injecting it with steroids – that’s basically the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ which now offers a CPU clock speed of up to 2.996GHz from the 2.84GHz of the regular SD 888. 

On top of that, the Qualcomm AI Engine inside the chip also gets 20% increase in performance this time. The original SD 888 was notorious for thermal problems, so the world is eagerly anticipating the SD 888+’s arrival in the third quarter of this year to see if the issue has been fixed. 

TCL 

TCL NxtWear G

The China-based company took to the stage to introduce the NextWear G, a wearable display that you can put on like a pair of sunglasses! 

The technology basically places two 1080p Micro OLED panels on a wearable frame – users will get the effect of looking at a 140-inch screen. To enable the NxtWear G, you’ll have to plug it into a phone, tablet, or laptop that has a USB-C DisplayPort functionality. 

The TCL NxtWear G will go on sale starting in Australia, and will cost 899 AUD (about RM2,794). 

There you have it, that’s most of the noteworthy announcements to come out of MWC 2021 – let us know what you think about these upcoming gadgets down in the comment section! 

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