Vision of a bright future

Visitors to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona got to try out Lenovo's augmented reality headset. The headset, which offers users a smartphone-powered Star Wars experience, was one of the attractions at this year's event.

The annual congress brings together mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology provi-ders and content owners to showcase their wares.

Beyond providing a stage for vendors to launch the latest smartphones, it also offers a peek into trends that show where the mobile industry is headed.

This year's talking points revolved around 5G technology and all its possibilities, as well as blockchain, the Internet of Things and virtual reality.

Mobile World Congress, which started on Feb 26, wraps up today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2018, with the headline 'Vision of a bright future'. Print Edition | Subscribe