Manufacturers, marketers, service providers and developers from around the world have gathered in Barcelona a few days ago, at the most important mobile technology event in Europe this year: the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. Although the CES has stolen part of the show, with some major new products being presented at the event, there were lots of exciting new products left for the March event in Spain. Let’s take a look at the most exciting ones presented there in MWC 2015.
The Barcelona event that took place in the first days of March was filled with flagship handsets trying to take over the world… well, at least the handset world currently dominated by the iPhone 6. Samsung and HTC, but smaller companies as well, have timed their new product presentations for the largest European telecom event.
The South Korean giant has presented the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, a smartphone with some serious heat under its hood. With a 5.1″ Super AMOLED screen and a Gorilla Glass 4 front and back, the phone is large and resistant, and it has a huge resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels at a 577 ppi pixel density, beating the iPhone 6 Plus at this aspect. The phone is powered by a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and a Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 paired with a Mali-T760 GPU, perfect for running redflush on mobile. It has a 16 megapixel back camera with LED flash, autofocus and optical image stabilization, capable of recording 2160p video at 30 fps. Surprisingly, the phone’s storage capacity can’t be expanded with a memory card, but it comes in various versions with 8 to 32 GB on board.
HTC has revealed its latest flagship, the HTC One M9, in time for the event. This new Android handset is also ready to take on Apple’s iPhone supremacy with its powerful hardware. It’s not as huge a deal as the Galaxy S6, but it’s convincing for those who don’t want to reach that deep in their pocket. It has a 5″ Super LCD3 screen with a 1080p resolution. It has Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 chipset under its hood, with two quad-core CPUs (a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and a Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57) and the Adreno 430 GPU. It has 3 gigabytes of RAM, 32 gigabytes of internal storage, and supports its expansion with a 128gb microSD card. Its camera is impressive – it has a 20.7 megapixel sensor capable of snapping pictures with a 5376 x 3752 resolution and recording 2160p video at 30 FPS.
This year’s MWC was filled with new, powerful and affordable handsets, too. Microsoft, LG, and many other manufacturers have decided to attack the market from below, targeting developing nations and first time smartphone buyers. These will need their own article – that will be written at a later time.