We're just days away from the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), a dedicated tech show around mobile phones. Smartphone makers from all over the world will descend on Barcelona to show off their newest products. As usual expectations from this year's MWC will be high, as smartphones have now become a part of our lifestyle.
Major manufacturers have been teasing MWC plans, sending out invites to press events with hints around forthcoming products. Yes we knew ahead of time that HTC would be debuting its upcoming high-end flagship device.
Similarly, Huawei is expected to unveil a slew of forward looking phones and tablets at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in early March.
Here, we take a quick look at what we know so far. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Last year, we saw the unveiling of the Galaxy S5, and now we expects to see the much-awaited Galaxy S6 at the MWC 2015.
The Galaxy S6 is likely to be a premium beast. Unlike last year's Galaxy S5, Samsung's next-generation device is going to be made out of premium materials. There are some Galaxy S6 rumours out there though. Reports suggest that Samsung is designing the Galaxy S6 from scratch.
For months, the Galaxy S6 was rumoured to have a Snapdragon 810 processor. And according to a report, Samsung may not use a Snapdragon 810 chipset; instead, we could get to see a new chipset designed by Samsung. There's also talk of a dual-edge variant that's possibly going to be announced in early March.
Other than the Galaxy S6, the tech from South Korea is believed to unravel a new smartwatch. The speculated device will reportedly feature a circular display, and is aimed to take on Apple watch, due in April 2015.
Despite rumours of Sony to exit the handset business, it seems that this Japanese giant is willing to unveil its last big-ticket handset, the Xperia Z4, at the MWC 2015.
The device has been certified in Japan, so we could possibly see the device in full action in early March. As far as its specs are concerned, the purported handset will reportedly sport a QHD ( unknown size), a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 20MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter, Android 5.0 and a 3400mAh battery. The design of the handset is expected to remain unchanged.
Huawei, the tech giant from China, is doing brilliantly in its native market. In 2014, the company sold a whopping 75 million smartphones, beating the likes of Lenovo and Xiaomi.
So, it should come as no surprise that we're seeing a repeat of things inside 2014. Already, we've heard a ton about the P8, the successor of the Ascend P7. It's said that Huawei could unveil the P8 with a new design and powerful hardware internals. Then comes the Mate7 Compact, a smaller sized version of the original Ascend Mate 7.
The said device will sport a 5.5-inch screen and 3GB of RAM.
For months, Huawei was rumoured to unveil its Android Wear watch. Now, according to a new report, the company is ready to showcase the device at the MWC 2015. No more details about the watch have been out yet.
HTC has had a rough ride in the high-end of the mobile phone market. But we saw this handset maker striving hard to come back on top of the game with the HTC One (M8) in 2014. Now, the firm aims to take on the likes of Apple and Samsung, with an all new phone, dubbed as the HTC Hima (M9).
HTC has already sent press invites to its event on March 1 in Barcelona. Early reports suggest that the M9 will look and feel same as the M8. However, the M9 is definitely going to be much powerful from inside. It's being reported that it may pack a Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Reportedly, HTC will use a 20.7MP camera sensor on the rear back side instead of an UltraPixel shooter. The front facing shooter is pegged at 13MP.
Other than the M9, HTC could unveil its first ever intelligent watch next month. Some reports claim that HTC will introduce a fitness band instead of a proper smartwatch.
We haven't heard anything about the G4 just yet but we have heard some whispers going around the much-awaited device. We know it will called the G4, but beyond that it's actually difficult to share more scoop.
But there are some rumours that could prove accurate in coming days to come. LG G4 will feature a Snapdragon 810 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, another rumour recently suggested that the G4 will come with a working stylus, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
There's also talk of a dual-edge version of the LG G4. Apparently, Samsung is also working on a dual-edge variant of the Galaxy S6.