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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2024?

From February 26 to 29, Barcelona will once again emerge as the epicenter of the telecommunications industry, establishing itself as the global capital of connectivity. The Fira de Barcelona will host key leaders and thinkers from the sector, converging to participate in the latest installment of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. Over 1,100 speakers will engage in discussions before an audience of 95,000 congress attendees, exploring the future of connectivity.

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Latest Smartphone Models

While the World Congress event has traditionally focused on smartphones, the landscape is evolving, with non-industry companies also participating, though smartphones remain the primary focus. Chinese brand Xiaomi is garnering significant interest, potentially unveiling their flagship device, the Xiaomi 14 Ultra. Other eagerly anticipated devices include Motorola’s new phone, dubbed “Glory,” the OnePlus 12 and 12R smartphones, as well as the Nothing Phone 2a and HMD’s new terminals following their separation from Nokia.

Artificial Intelligence

The revolution triggered by Artificial Intelligence will undoubtedly be a highlighted topic at the Mobile World Congress. Two key aspects regarding AI will be addressed: the integration of AI tools into mobile devices and the humanization of AI to enhance reliability through practical applications known as “Gen AI.” This approach underscores the growing need not only to leverage the advanced capabilities of AI in our daily devices but also to ensure that these technologies are reliable and human-centric. Congress discussions will focus on achieving effective integration of AI into our daily lives while prioritizing ethics and security in its development and application.

5G Connectivty Innovations

 

Another significant topic of discussion is connectivity. At this congress, we might witness the new proposal of 5G Advanced, an enhancement of the current 5G with the incorporation of AI, offering a wide range of possibilities with substantial impacts on future projects like ‘Smart Cities.’ Additionally, there is speculation about the potential consideration of 6G, although that is still distant. Furthermore, industry momentum persists around virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, often relying on chips from Qualcomm and similar technologies, which will be discussed. Córcoles notes that Apple’s Vision Pro glasses are the latest push in the virtual and augmented reality world, and this year may see attractive commercial applications for such devices, though none have been observed yet.

Other Technological Advances

 

Beyond the mobile industry, projects such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) will be showcased. Noteworthy advancements include AI-driven drones flying autonomously, technology connecting our brains with chips, real-time skin analysis through protective systems, and the popular flying car from Alef Aeronautics.

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