G’day folks! And good morning from Barcelona, where Mobile World Congress is in full swing. It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Over The Weekend gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.
Samsung’s New Galaxy S7 Is Everything We’ve Been Waiting For
It’s new smartphone season. This year, Samsung is facing a strong battle not only from LG, with its new G5, but also from Huawei and other Chinese competitors. It has taken on board last year’s criticism of the Galaxy S6, and has revamped and refined its flagship smartphone. To keep everyone happy, Samsung has announced two new phones — the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge — and has gone all-out with the tech inside.
LG’s New G5 Is Its Most Interesting Phone In Years
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, there are a bunch of new phones being launched — but so far it’s LG that stands out the most. With the G5, LG has its most interesting and most appealing high-end smartphone in years. It’s a phone that can transform. The new phone is built around a 5.3-inch, 2560x1440pixel LCD display similar at least in specification to the one LG has used in previous years on the G3 and G4, but beyond that screen it’s changes all the way down.
Telstra Will Have 1000Mbps 4G In Australia This Year
Telstra will upgrade its 4GX mobile network in capital cities around Australia to support the LTE Category 16 standard this year, and plans to release the world’s first 4G mobile broadband hotspot capable of 1Gbps download speeds in partnership with Netgear. In tests it has already run in real-world settings, the telco has seen download speeds north of 800Mbps. Your 4G is going to get fast.
Huawei Matebook: Hands On With This 12-Inch Windows Tablet
Huawei is known for making phones. Some of them are pretty good. Now, it’s also making convertible tablets too, with a detachable slimline keyboard and Windows 10. The result is the new Huawei Matebook, a device with a striking similarity to the Microsoft Surface but packed with a couple of quirks that make it unique. Like the Surface, the Matebook is a 12-inch 2560×1400 tablet with a detachable keyboard and running Windows 10.