Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its new phone, doubling the separation between the battery's positive and negative chambers.
The first day of MWC saw a slew of new phone announcements from BlackBerry, Huawei, LG, Nokia and Sony, including a retro reboot of the Nokia 3310 that first came out in 2000.
Consumer electronics giant Samsung's product showcase is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone. Instead it showed new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone
With Apple acquiring Israeli facial recognition startup RealFace, the competition is getting tougher among handset makers to introduce more futuristic bio authentication services.
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