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Why do smartphones all look the same?

Sleek. Slim. Glossy. Packing apps and a touchscreen.

At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona there was an unspoken truth: all the phones looked the same.

But, as Marc Cieslak discovers, it is what is inside that counts.

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