LG puts the fun back in function with the announcement of its latest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the LG G5. It has everything a 2016 flagship is expected to have: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, Quick Charge 3.0 that promises 83% of battery after 30 minutes of charging, a fingerprint scanner, quad HD display, USB Type C, Android Marshmallow, and great cameras.
In a surprise announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony said goodbye to its top of the line Xperia Z smartphone, unveiling in its place a trio of new smartphones collectively referred to as Xperia X.
Specs-wise the new Xperia X line isn’t going to be the most high end smartphone release of 2016 but Sony’s left just enough for the phones to be desirable.
It’s been a full month since the biggest tech coverage of my life to date. Having finished Legal Management in college, and then eventually making a career in Creatives, never did I think I’d be in Spain, as a journalist, covering one of the world’s biggest tech events.
Xiaomi, the leading smartphone brand in China and fifth-largest in the world, today unveiled its latest flagship device, the Mi 5. And as fans have come to expect from the Mi line, this year’s iteration stays true to the charm of its predecessors, pushing the limits of performance in a mobile form factor without asking for a lot in return. This year also marks the debut of the Pro version of the top-shelf Mi series.
OPPO’s Mobile World Congress announcement didn’t include a single device, but the world’s eighth-largest phone maker, which shipped 50 million units last year, made the most of its time in the spotlight by unveiling two smartphone technologies that push the industry forward in a big way.
Contrary to previous years, a good number of popular Chinese phone makers flocked to Barcelona to unveil their vision of the future at Mobile World Congress 2016. Among those companies expanding their reach beyond the Far East is ZTE, whose budget Blade smartphone series sold more than 30 million units in 2015. ZTE’s Blade refresh sticks to the same successful formula, and is headed to select markets later this year.
Sony has been hush-hush about its Mobile World Congress 2016 announcement, but now the wraps are off, and what we are left with are three new smartphones under the Xperia X lineup, smart wearables, and accessories for the connected home.
Nothing can prepare you for the day you come face-to-face with an icon.
It hasn’t really sunk in yet, and I’m not sure if as a tech journalist I’m even supposed to feel this way. But it happened, last night at the tail end of Samsung’s hour-long Unpacked event, I came almost face-to-face with Mark Zuckerberg, and I was awestruck.
Alcatel has seen some success with its Idol line of smartphones both here and abroad, so it’s not surprising to hear the TCL-owned company trying to continue its mastery over cheap-but-good devices with the announcement of the Idol 4 and Idol 4S.
Two months of collective restraint from the world’s most powerful smartphone companies have led up to this day in Barcelona. If this were Hollywood, today would be the Oscars, maybe even more exciting. Today, tightly guarded secrets finally see the light of day, leaks that couldn’t wait to be revealed are confirmed, and expectations that have kept the tech industry at a standstill are either quenched or met with utter disappointment.
The story arc that is fierce rivalry between Korean rivals LG and Samsung reaches its penultimate conclusion on February 21, with both companies set to unveil their 2016 flagship smartphones almost simultaneously.
While it is no secret that LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone the G5 will be unveiled in Barcelona on February 21st. One of the biggest mysteries has been its series of teasers that hint of play and friends.
The phone hasn’t been unveiled yet, but LG is already announcing a case for its upcoming flagship the G5.
Via a news release sent out to journalists today, the Korean smartphone manufacturer detailed how a new Quick Cover case will work, and in the process inadvertently revealed the shape of its much anticipated Android smartphone.
Year after year, one of the most anticipated flagship smartphone releases is the one by Samsung and 2016 is no different. Its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S7 will be launched on February 21st in Barcelona, Spain.
There’s no beating around the bush. Fierce Korean rivals Samsung and LG are gearing up for a head-to-head match at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month.
Both companies have already sent out invites to the launch events of their respective flagship smartphones, both happening on February 21st. LG has announced LG G5 Day at 2 pm, while Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at 7 pm.