In between all the interesting announcements, awards were given out during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai this week, headlined by the Samsung Galaxy S8.

It was at the Asia Mobile Awards where GSMA announced the winners of several categories spanning mobile technology categories. While all of them have significant weight, it was Samsung’s pair of flagship smartphones that shined most.

Both the Galaxy S8 and S8+ received the shared distinction of being the “Best Smartphone” since last year’s event at MWC. It’s an award well earned by the South Korean company, which went against all odds after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

The Galaxy S8 pair stand out with their near-bezel-free design, high-end hardware, and overall great performance. Sales have also been stellar this year, surpassing the numbers posted by the Galaxy S7 series of 2016.

Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards:

Best Mobile App for Media, Entertainment, and Social
Tata Consultancy Services for Singapore Marathon App 2016

Best Mobile App for Retail, Commerce, and Marketing
SAP for SAP Retail Execution

Best Mobile App for Connected Living
SK Telecom for Smart Home

Best Mobile App for Business
Moneycontrol.com for Moneycontrol — Markets on Mobile App

Best Smartphone
Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Disruptive Device Innovation
HTC for HTC Vive

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough — Asia
China Unicom for eSIM-based Consumer IoT Solution

Best Innovation for LTE to 5G Evolution
SK Telecom and Ericsson for World-First 5G Connected Car

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks
Huawei for Huawei NB-IoT Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Ericsson for Ericsson Connected Mangroves, Malaysia

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Ericsson and Telenor Myanmar for Pure Solar Site, United Nations Development Programme for eVIN

Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry
Mr. Shang Bing, Chairman of China Mobile and Mr. Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile

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