Entries are not required for these categories of awards (see below)

About these Categories

4a. Best Smartphone
The Smartphone of the Year award combines outstanding performance, innovation and leadership as determined through assessment of smartphones on the market during 2019, by world leading independent analysts, journalists and influencers.

4b. Disruptive Device Innovation
For core hardware and software innovation within smartphone devices themselves. From chips and processors to cameras, screens and other innovative technologies that advance the user experience and enhance smartphone capabilities, as determined by world leading independent analysts, journalists and influencers.

4c. Best New Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2020
For the best new smartphone, wearable, consumer electronics or other connected mobile device launched in early 2020. This must be unveiled or launched at MWC Barcelona 2020, as determined by independent world leading analysts, journalists and influencers who will vote on new devices seen during the first three days of the event.

2019 Winners

Best Smartphone: Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Disruptive Device Innovation: Google Night Sight
Best New Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2019: Huawei for Huawei Mate X


Our judges will nominate and select the shortlist for these categories, based on the following criteria:

4a Best Smartphone:

4b Disruptive Device Innovation:

4c Best New Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2020

About this category

This award is for an everyday consumer electronic device or gadget that brings new and smart applications, efficiencies and functionality to the user, at home or on the move. Including cameras, gadgets, household appliances, gaming consoles, music players, computer equipment, advertising or signage displays and other connected consumer devices.

This award is open to all organisations that provide mobile products, devices, services, solutions, and applications

2019 Winner

Goodix for Secure Live-Finger Detection Solution


On the entry form, in addition to submitting contact and company information, you will be asked to answer the following questions:

Non-marked Questions

  1. What is the name of your entry? Please note the name given here will be used in all awards materials and publicity.
  2. Is this a joint entry? If so, who are the partnering organisations?
  3. Please confirm this product was deployed and/or in “live” service during 2019 – (Y/N)
  4. Please confirm your product/initiative leverages 2G/3G/4G/5G connectivity (Y/N)

Please answer the above in approximately 25 words per question.

Marked questions

  1. Please describe simply what it is, how it works and what need it is intended to fulfil
  2. Why is your product genuinely innovative? Tell us what is new or unique about the entry and what are the key factors that make it special from a mobile connectivity perspective?
  3. What are the main benefits for users? Include here elements of how it is simple, reliable and easy to set up (out of the box) for users, as well as good value
  4. How the product has used mobile attributes in its development and why this has enhanced the wearable experience?
  5. Is the technology environmentally sustainable? Have components been sourced ethically?
  6. What is the business model as well as the market potential you foresee?
  7. Are there any concerns about privacy or regulation around this entry’s use? If so, please explain how these issues are addressed
  8. What evidence of market success can you demonstrate?

Please answer the above in approximately 250 words per question.

You can also submit a URL link to supporting material.

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