MWC 2015 Day 0: A Complete Round up of Devices Launched

The MWC kicked off at Barcelona yesterday on the 1st of March. From quite expected launches by Samsung and HTC other brands also had a lot to offer at the Mobile World Congress 2015. Acer, HTC, LG and Huawei did surprise us with their new smart watches and fitness gear. While on the other hand the HTC Vive was a total surprise from the company. Here's a complete round up if you missed the action at Barcelona.

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MWC 2015 Day 0: Samsung

Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress. The phone boasts of a 5.1-inch quad-HD 1440 x 2560 Super AMOLED display and is covered in metal and glass, no plastic at all. The device features a brand new 14nm 64-bit Samsung Exynos Octacore chip, coupled with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Galaxy S6 is enabled with wireless charging and runs on the Android Lollipop platform. The phone has a 16MP camera slapped on to its back and a 5MP snapper in the front for all you selfie enthusiasts. It starts shipping on the 10 of April worldwide and will be available in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald colours.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Samsung

The Galaxy S6 Edge with it's dual curved screen is more of the looker amongst the two. Even though the Galaxy S6 Edge is similar to the S6 in every other aspect apart from the screen, it's the curved screen that sets it apart. The dual curved screen adds to the aesthetics and the functionality of the phone. Feature wise the S6 Edge is identical to the S6. Both the devices do not support any memory expansion. They are only available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal memory configurations.

MWC 2015 Day 0: HTC

Rumours about the launch of the One M9 had clouded the stratosphere since months. We finally got to see the phone at the MWC 2015 and it lives up to the expectations. The One M9 is powered by a snapdragon 810 octa core 64-bit chipset, clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 3GB RAM. It sports a 20MP rear camera with UltraPixel technology and a 5MP front cam. The device has HTC Sense7 for personalization and runs on Android Lollipop. It gets an audio upgrade with the BoomSound and has a 5.1ch output. Dot-View cases were also launched alongside the phone. Loaded with a 2840mAh battery the phone will be available in four colours gold, pink, gun-metal grey and silver. Starts selling in India by mid March with a price tag of Rs.40,068.

MWC 2015 Day 0: HTC

Taiwanese tech giant has announced its Virtual Reality (VR) headset, as part of its collaboration with Valve, a well known video game publisher at the MWC 2015 Barcelona. The Developer edition will be available shortly. The HTC Vive does not require a user's mobile phone, but instead relies on a PC. The company promises the Vive virtual headset will deliver "the most immersive experience of any VR package," and that it will include full room scale 360-degree viewing.

MWC 2015 Day 0: HTC

HTC might not have a smartwatch but it has a fitness smart band to it's name. The company debuted a band developed in partnership with Under Armour and targets serious athletes. The Grip will only be available in the U.S and would sell at $199. The Grip will measure running, exercise, sleep, and estimate calorie burn, and has onboard GPS to measure runs without a watch.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Huawei

Huawei on Sunday announced a new premium Android Wear watch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Huawei Watch is the first Android Wear watch that features a scratch-proof sapphire crystal display. The watch has a 1.4-inch circular display with a 400x400-pixel resolution, which measures to around 286 pixels per inch, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Underneath there is a heart-rate sensor that appears to be continuous for all-day tracking. Along with the heart-rate monitor, the watch uses a 6-axis motion sensor and barometer to track your steps, distance and calories burned. It can also automatically detect and track when a user is walking, running, biking, hiking or sleeping.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Huawei

Chinese handset manufacturer Huawei has started its event in style by announcing the successor of TalkBand B1 in MWC 2015. Code named TalkBand B2, this wearable which can be used as both fitness band and smartwatch comes with major improvement over its predecessor. Talkband B2 sports a 0.73-inch AMOLED display and supports a Bluetooth headset which can be used to make voice calls and charges via a micro USB port. The TalkBand B2 runs on Huawei's proprietary OS and powered by a 90mAh battery, which offers 7 hours of talktime, 5 days on average use and 12 days standby-time. It is expected to cost around Rs.14,181 for the TPU model and Rs.18,939 for the leather strap.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Huawei

Followed by the impressive TalkBand B2, Huawei also launched Talkband N1, a wireless Bluetooth headset at the annual Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) today. As per the claimed report, it is one of the first Hi-Fi stereo and Bluetooth headset with the ability to play music stored on it. Moreover, it offers some basic fitness tracking like counting steps, distance walked and calories burned, when paired with a smartphone. It is very lightweight, weighing less than 18 grams and comes in Red, Grey and Silver variants. This Talkband N1 is sweat, water and dust resistant, which comes under IP54 rating.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Huawei

Huawei has launched its successor of MediaPad X1 at the MWC 2015. Codenamed MediaPad X2, a cellular enabled tablet, it boasts an ultra octa-core chip and a ISP chip in the camera department to enhance the image during the low light. Its has a compact borderless screen design offers a screen-to-body ratio of 80%, which makes it easy for single-handed operation. The device is powered by a 2.0Ghz Kirin 930 ultra-octa chipset, the 64 bit eight-core CPU of A53 and 64-bit GPU Mali-T628. Moving on to the storage, it comes in two variant such as 2GB of RAM/16GB and 3GB of RAM/32GB and has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Acer

The Acer Liquid M220 is an entry-level handset that runs Windows Phone 8.1. The phone offers a mediocre 4-inch display (4080 x800), and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512MB of RAM. It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter. The budget phone also features a 1,300mAh battery, 4GB of on-board storage, microSD card support, Dual-SIM, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. The company has promised an upgrade to Windows 10 OS.

MWC 2015 Day 0: Acer

Apart from the Liquid M220, Acer has come up with the Liquid Jade Z - a new mid-end phone featuring a 64-bit MediaTek processor. It's actually same as the Liquid Jade S, but this time around the new phone from Acer comes with a 64-bit processor. Other highlighted specifications include a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 64-bit MediaTek processor, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of on-board storage, a 13MP rear facing camera, a 5MP front facing shooter, Android 4.4 KitKat, 3G , LTE and Wi-Fi. The device will go on sale in Europe in March for 200 Euros (Rs. 14,440).

MWC 2015 Day 0: Acer

The Liquid Z220 and Z520 are two entry-level Android-powered phones. They have 4-inch and 5-inch displays respectively. The resolution on the Z520 is 900 x 480 pixels, it has 1GB of RAM, and a quad-core MediaTek processor. Also add an 8-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter. The Z220, on the other hand, is stuffed with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, a 5-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Acer Liquid Z220 will go on sale in Europe in March for 90 Euros (Rs. 6,480), while the Liquid Z520 follows in April for 120 Euros (Rs. 8,640).

MWC 2015 Day 0: Acer

As expected, Acer has launched the Liquid Leap + wearable device at this year's MWC tech show. Interestingly, the smartband will all main supported operating systems (Windows, Android, iOS) and features interchangeable bands. Talking about its features, it has a 1-inch (128×32) OLED touch display which allows a good battery life of 5 to 7 days. The small display is embedded is a colored rubber wristband, and, according to Acer the "curved surface is designed to lower body temperature by minimizing skin contact". The button-less Liquid Leap+ is waterproof (IPX7) and the user interface (UI) provides music controls and email, calendar, and text notifications. The Acer Liquid Leap+ will be available in March in Europe for 79 Euros (Rs. 5,688).

MWC 2015 Day 0: LG

What looks like a sports watch, makes its own phone calls over LTE, makes mobile payments over NFC and runs its own new operating system. The LG Watch Urbane LTE. Yes, LG has another new smartwatch on the way, and this one's not Android Wear: it's a whole new beast. LG's newest watch runs new software under the hood, powered by WebOS called the "LG Wearable Platform Operating System," which LG claims will be used to power all of LG's future "proprietary wearable products." LG claims the Watch Urbane LTE will run some similar core functions as the Android Wear-based LG Watch Urbane. It's also the first smartwatch to support LTE instead of 3G, according to LG. The LG Watch Urbane LTE has the same 1.3-inch round 320x320-pixel P-OLED display, 4GB of onboard storage and 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor as the Android Wear-based LG Watch Urbane, but adds lots of other features: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, an LTE antenna, NFC, and a much larger 700mAh battery.

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