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Mobile World Congress 2015 Highlights

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]obile World Congress (MWC) is a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. MWC usually takes place in February, but this year it took place in the first week of March (March 2 to March 5) in Barcelona.

2015 Highlights:

HTC: Launches its flagship device, HTC One M9.

Model HTC One M9
Chipset Octa core Snapdragon 810
Display 5 inch Full HD
Camera 20 MP main n 4MP ultrapixel front
Price Approx 45K

 Samsung: Launches its flagship series devices Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Model Samsung S6 and S6 Edge
Chipset Exynos octa core
Display 5.1 inch Quad HD
Camera 16 MP main n 5MP front
Price Approx 45K and 60K

Sony: Unveils successor of Aqua smartphone series M4 Aqua, a slim smartphone. Also launches the next series of their premium tablet segment Z4              tablet.

Model Sony M4 Aqua
Chipset Octa core Snapdragon 615
Display 5 inch HD
Camera 13 MP main n 5MP front
Price Approx 25K
Model Sony Z4 Tablet
Chipset Octa core Snapdragon 810
Display 10.1 inch,2560*1600 pixel
Camera 8MP back n 5MP front
Price Approx 45K

Microsoft: Unveils Microsoft 640 and 640XL

Model Microsoft 640/640XL
Chipset Snapdragon 400 Quad core
Display 5 inch/5.7 inch HD
Camera 8 MP/13MP main n 5MP front
Price Approx 15K to 20K

Blackberry: Launches Blackberry Leap a mid-range smartphone. All-time corporate favourite Blackberry Classic to come in blue, bronze and white.

Lenovo: Announced 2 new devices A7000 and Vibe shot. Also, Lenovo launches 3 tablets: Tab 2 A10, Tab 2 A8 and Ideapad MIIX 300 slates

Model Lenovo Vibe Shot
Chipset Octa core Snapdragon 615
Display 5 inch Full HD
Camera 16 MP main with triple LED flash n 8MP front
Price Approx 25K
Model Lenovo A7000
Chipset 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6752M Octacore
Display 5.5 inch HD
Camera 8 MP main n 5MP front
Price Approx 15K

Alcatel: Alcatel unveils a new smartphone OneTouch Idol 3, (Special feature: you can pick up the phone and talk with upside down). Also announces new mid-range smartphones and tablets all with same name PIXI 3. Launches OneTouch hero 2+, which runs on Cyanogen OS.

Model Alcatel Idol 3
Chipset Octa core Snapdragon 615
Display 5 .5 inch Full HD
Camera 13MP main n 8MP front
Price Approx 20K

 ZTE: Launches its flagship device Grand S3, with an eye-based biometric authentication!

Model ZTE Grand S3
Chipset 2.5GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801
Display 5.5 inch Full HD
Camera 16MP main n 8MP front
Price Approx 30K

Acer: Announces 4 Android smart phones and a Windows phone (Liquid Series). Also,  Acer unveils Liquid leap+

Huawei: Unveils entry-level smartphones Y360 & Y635 and a 7 inch premium tablet Mediapad X2. Unveils ultra-stylish smartwatch. 2 fitness bands Talkband N1 and Talkband B2.

Model Huawei Y635 (LTE)
Chipset 1.2 GHz Quad core
Display 5 inch FWVGA
Camera 5MP back
Price Approx 10K
Model Huawei Y360
Chipset 1.2 GHz Quad core
Display 5 inch FWVGA
Camera 5MP back
Price Approx 10K
Model Huawei Mediapad X2
Chipset Octa core Hisilicon Kirin 930
Display 7 inch, 1200 x 1920 pixel
Camera 13MP back n 5MP front
Price NA

 Gionee: Launches stylish Elife S7, a 5.5mm thick smartphone.

Model Gionee Elife S7
Chipset 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6752 Octacore
Display 5.2 inch Full HD
Camera 13MP back n 8MP front
Price Aprox 25K

 Motorola: Launches the most popular Moto E 2nd gen with quad core processor and LTE.

Model Moto E
Chipset 1.2GHz Quad core Snapdragon 200(3G)/ 410(LTE)
Display 4.5 Inch 540*960
Camera 5MP back n VGA front
Price Approx 7K(3G)

Others:

  • Qualcomm announces new processor: Snapdragon 820 with Kryo CPU.
  • Google to launch new secure Android Pay system.
  • SanDisk unveils world’s first 200GB microSD card.
  • TP-Link Announces new powerful a/c Wi-Fi router with a touch screen.
  • Archos unveils the first 256GB tablet.

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Vikhil L Parlathaya

Vikhil L Parlathaya

Author is a technology geek and closely follows trends in smartphone industry.He has passion for photography and loves cooking

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