Beyond mobility: IoT, VR, and 5G
Mobile World Congress 2016, which took place this week in Barcelona, Spain, drew a crowd of around 100,000 attendees trying to get a rare glimpse at the world's newest smartphones and tablets all in one hall.
But this year is different - while there were a handful of breakthrough smartphones announced before the conference - including Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 - the focus on the showfloor took a different direction.
Companies demonstrated their platforms and solutions for the internet of things, virtual reality, and the fifth generation of cellular networking technologies, raising the bar with products like headsets, wearables, and IoT applications. Following are the 30 coolest products that stood out at Mobile World Congress this year.