Mobile World Congress 2017

What to Expect From the Mobile Brands at MWC 2017

MWC 2017 is around the corner. It will start on 27th February and you’re going to see many great new products in store after that. Here we will discuss what you can expect from all mobile brands including Sony, Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC and more.

Samsung:
The report says that Samsung won’t be declaring the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. Rather it will show Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy TabPro S2 tablets.samsung-min

LG:
We are already quite sure that LG will showcase its new G6 at MWC 2017. Even the company is thinking about introducing its new Android Wear smartwatches as well in a tie-up with Google.

Sony:
We are quite confused about Sony X series smartphones. If we go with the leak, we can predict that Sony is going to launch 5 devices at the show. We would still like to see the Xperia XZ and want Sony to unveil the Xperia Z5 or Z6.sony-min

HTC:
In terms of Samsung, we are not very sure about what the firm will do at MWC. As per its announcement of HTC U Ultra and U-Play, we can predict to see the HTC 11.

Huawei:
So many people are waiting to see the new flagship phone 2017 of Huawei. It has scheduled a press conference on 26th February and we predict that it will launch the Huawei P10 on that day. The company could also surprise us by launching a new tablet or a Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0.huawei-2-min

Nokia, Motorola, Microsoft and Xiaomi:
Plenty more phones can be expected at MWC 2017. Both Nokia and Motorola have already sent out invites. Motorola is tipped to introduce the Moto G5 and Nokia might launch a tablet and a P1 phone with a Snapdragon 835. Even, we might ultimately meet the long-rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone. We are also looking for other devices like Xiaomi MI 6.

So, are you excited about the MWC 2017? What are your expectation and prediction? Feel free to share with us.

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LG G5: Five Things You Need to Know

LG recently announced its next generation flagship phone, G5 at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. It was launched along with the Galaxy S7 handset from Samsung and has been packed with almost similar features to its counterpart. Today, we have covered a few things which we think our readers should know about the LG G5 phone.

Modish and Modular:

LG’s G5 looks just like any other current generation smartphone and sports metal design and large high resolution display, This smartphone is billed as a “transforming smartphone”, which is packed with a bunch of new accessories for the users. These features form a part of the new Playground range from the Korean giant such as the LG Cam Plus. The new Cam Plus boosts the snapper of this device with physical buttons and an LED indicator and an improved zoom function.

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There is a new LG Hi-Fi Plus with Bang and Olusfen speakers. These are provided on the bottom of this handset and will make it more beautiful in comparison to the rival smartphones available in the market.

Always On Display:

The Always On Display was in news at the MWC event this year. It is not only available with the Galaxy S7 phone from Samsung but is also available in the LG’s G5 handset. This feature introduces a secondary screen which stays on even when this device is in sleep mode. With this feature available on your LG G5 smartphone, you will be able to see date, time and battery details without having to power up your handset.

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LG claims that this phone uses about 0.8% battery in a single day, which is far less than consumed if you constantly flick on your phone to just check the real time.

Removable battery:

LG’s G5 will be liked most when batteries are required to be taken out and replaced. It is provided with a removable battery by the manufacturer. The power unit is placed at the bottom of LG’s phone and can be easily replaced by a second unit. This means that the power users will never remain without their smartphone. Its battery can be charged using ultra-fast USB, which has become the standard for the best smartphones these days. LG has provided this handset with a microSD card slot, which can be used to expand its memory further.

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Wide Angle Camera:

The camera of this smartphone will come with 16MP count, which will stand up to your expectations. But this device is set apart with its hugely impressive 135 degree wide angle lens, which can be used to make panoramic shots with an ease.

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Offers up for grabs:

EE has confirmed that it will sell the G5 from the manufacturer starting 17th March and will further launch an exclusive pre-order offer for the new customers.
O2 will also sell this smartphone, making it available on its refresh tariffs designed for the serial smartphone upgrades.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Euro pricing revealed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally unveiled at the MWC event in Barcelona and now got pricing in Europe which is as follows:

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Germany:

Amazon Germany has listed both these handsets in black, white and gold color options. Samsung S7 costs €700 for the Galaxy S7 32GB model, which is expected to ship by 11th March. The S7 Edge is available with Amazon Germany for €800. This phone is available for almost similar pricing with MediaMarkt.

The S7 handset is available with T-Mobile Germany for €39.95 upfront and €62.95 at monthly cost. On the other hand, the S7 Edge comes at €139.95 upfront and the similar €62.95 per month cost. The monthly charge is for the first 12 months from the 24 months contract period. For the second 12 months period, the cost is €69.95.

Some users will be disappointed with Amazon not listing the Gear VR device. So, you might wish to pre-order it from the official website of the Korean giant, which will provide you with a free Gear VR headset.

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Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Spain:

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is available with MediMarkt for €720, while the S7 Edge is available for €820. Both these phones are also listed with Movil Spain but there is no pricing details available yet.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Italy:

In Italy, the price for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones is slightly higher i.e. €730 and €830 respectively. All these prices are for the 32GB models of this smartphone and we are not currently getting the 64GB variants.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Finland:

Samsung’s S7 and S7 Edge are available in Finland for €750 and €850. However, if you pre-order these handsets then you will also get a free Gear VR headset which is normally priced at €150.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Netherlands:

Samsung has priced the S7 phone in Netherlands for €700 off contract, which started from €37 a month. The S7 Edge smartphone of the Korean giant can be availed for €800 off and €41 per month on contract. It also brings you a free Gear VR in Netherlands if you pre-order these phones.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Switzerland:

Samsung S7 is available in Switzerland with MediaMarkt for CHF 720, while the S7 Edge is available for CHF 820. You can also get these phones on pre-order and it will also bring you the Gear VR for free.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Romania:

Samsung Galaxy S7 can be availed in Romania for €700 off contract and €350 upfront with contract. The S7 Edge on the other hand is available for €800 off and €440 upfront on contract.

Samsung’s S7 is available with Vodafone on contract for €684, while the off contract deal depends on the monthly tax. The off contract price of this smartphone ranges from €630 upfront and €7.74 per month and €0 upfront and €86.19 per month.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Poland:

Samsung S7 can be purchased in Poland for PLN 3199 while the S7 Edge is available for purchase for PLN 3599.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in Estonia:

The Galaxy S7 is available in Estonia for €720 and Galaxy S7 Edge can be purchased at €800. If you pre-order both these smartphone then you will also get Gear VR for free.

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Samsung will live stream the launch event for Galaxy S7 in 360 degrees

Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event is to be held on 21st February, one day before the MWC event. As per reports, this is the first time that the Korean giant will present this event in 360 live streaming. Don’t be upset if you won’t be able to make it up to the event in Barcelona because Samsung’s new Galaxy devices can also be watched being launched for the first time ever through a ground breaking platform.

In addition, the company will provide you with four options to watch the Unpacked event live i.e. from the auditorium, stage left, stage right and from the center stage. Thus, you have an option to choose whichever spot is right for you then simply use the 360 degrees live streaming to watch every single thing being unveiled at this event.

Here are the methods that can be used to watch the Galaxy Unpacked event via PC, mobile phone or the Gear VR:

To watch the Unpacked Event on your PC:

1) Head to the Galaxy Unpacked page on the official website of Samsung as soon the event commences.

2) Choose the most suitable position to view this event from.

To watch the Unpacked event from Mobile Phone:

1) Download the free Unpacked 360 view app from the Google Play Store for android devices and App store for iOS devices.

2) Download the Unpacked 360 view app and install it on the device you will be using to watch the event live.

3) Launch this app as soon the even starts and then select one of the four viewing angles.

To watch the Unpacked event using Gear VR:

1) Go to the Oculus Store and search for the Samsung’s Unpacked 360 view app.

2) Download the app and install it.

3) Launch the app using Gear VR headset.

4) Select one of the four viewing angles, as soon the even the begins.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 will get the always on feature

Samsung is expected to unveil its next generation flagship phone, Galaxy S7, at the MWC event on 21st February. We have already been hearing rumors about the Always On display on the upcoming flagship phone of the Korean giant. And there has been some credible information as well.

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Now, there is some new information from a Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin who is confirmed the same. This tech blogger has a decent record when it comes to the smartphone leaks, so we can believe this information revealed to be true.

So, we can say that this upcoming phone of the Korean giant will get Always On Display feature, which is already confirmed for the soon to be released LG G5 phone.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 gets first live shots

Samsung has confirmed that it will unveil its next generation flagship phone, Galaxy S7, on 21st February, which is one day before the MWC event. This phone has been the subject of rumors since last few months now and has already got some specs leaked. Recently, we reported that the Galaxy S7 smartphone will get the wireless charging pad which is now also listed with a UK retailer Clove.

Now, as the deadline for the announcement of this eagerly anticipated smartphone inches nearer, the first ever live shots of this handset have started popping up online. These leaks have come out from Vietnam and look quite reliable. As per these leaked pictures, this smartphone will get a curved back with a non-existing camera bump just like suggested by the previous rumors.

It can’t be said whether the material on the back panel is glass but if it’s so then it could be because of the prototype nature of this handset. A shiny metal frame can also be spotted through these leaked pictures. It is suggested that this metal frame will be made using magnesium material and not aluminum.

In addition to this information, the photos confirm a lot of the previously suggested specs for the S7 phone. Recently, the phone was spotted at Zauba, which is an export-import regulatory website in India. It is already benchmarked for its Snapdragon 820 chipset and is also expected to get another variant with Exynos 8890 chip. According to the reports, the latter is said to be 15% more powerful both in the CPU and GPU in comparison to the former chipset.
There are also some details revealing the waterproofing and good battery performance with capability to get 0 to 80% charged in 30 minutes duration. However, the two day battery life rumor is not yet proved even in these images.

As per leakster, the Britecell rear camera has 12MP resolution count with an aperture of f/1.7. A couple of prices are also mentioned for the S7 phone i.e. 16.49 million dong for original S7 and 19.9 million dong for the Galaxy S7 Edge handset.

Also, there are reports that this device will be introduced at Vietnam on 3rd March and will go on sale in the country on 18th March, which is a week later than the phone is expected to go on sale in Europe

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will land in UK after release

Samsung anger many Note fans in Europe last year by not releasing the Galaxy Note 5 phone in the continent. We can’t comment on the reason why Korean giant chose to release only Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Europe and not the Note 5 device, at first. However, the Note 5 phone became available for the users in Europe as well. On the other hand, many early adopters were not happy with the fact that they were forced to pick up a smartphone with a curved screen when they wanted to get their hands-on a S Pen.

Now, there are reports that Samsung has learned from this torment and will never repeat the story of 2015 again. Also, the strategy of the company for its upcoming phone is exactly opposite in UK atleast. As per reports, the Korean giant will bring the Note 6 smartphone to UK from the beginning while on the other hand the Galaxy S7 Edge+ will never be released in the country. We can assume the same thing for continental Europe as well.

This information came out from a source which is reliable as one of the major UK networks. The reason for this change in the strategy of the company has to do totally with the blacklash from the Note fans in the country. Also, the sales reported from S6 Edge+ in UK were not upto the marks; this might be the reason why the users in the UK will not see the successor of S6 Edge+.

Samsung will release its upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phone sometime in August this year. Currently, the company is busy with the S7 and S7 Edge smartphones expected to be announced on 21st February, a day before the MWC event in Barcelona. Both these handsets will go on sale in early March.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge appeared via FCC

Samsung is soon to release its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones, both these smartphones will be unveiled one day ahead of the MWC event. Recently, the Galaxy S7 phone was spotted on the 3C China’s compulsory certification and now there are reports that these phones have appeared via the FCC. The Korean giant has confirmed that it will unveil its upcoming flagship phone on 21st February i.e. one day ahead of the MWC event.

The manufacturer is already busy getting a head start and in preparing the logistics before launching this smartphone. Samsung’s S7 and S7 Edge will get model numbers SM G930A and SM G935A, respectively. However, the documents released via FCC certification authority don’t contain images of this device but they do contain the model numbers for various variants that will be released for this device.

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As per report, FCC authority also lists down various bands, connectivity options and certifications namely Bluetooth, NFC and Dual band Wi-Fi.

Samsung will provide its upcoming Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models with either a 5.2 inch display or a bigger 5.7 inch screen on the Edge phone. These might come powered by either an Exynos 8890 or a Snapdragon 820 chipset as reported earlier. The phone is already certified with both the processors expected to come packed on it. Recently, Samsung confirmed that the camera for the S7 phone will be just 0.8 mm wide.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 back design shown via Leaked Photo

Samsung’s S7 phone recently passed through 3C certification, which is a compulsory certification in China. Thus, confirming that it will soon be rolled out in the country. Now, there are reports that an image of this smartphone is leaked via @evleaks revealing the back design. In Europe, this phone is expected to be launched on 11th March, 2016.

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According to the reports, the leaked photo shows the backs of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. The photo reveals Samsung’s plans to retain the glass design on its upcoming flagship phones. Here we are assuming that the Galaxy S7 and its variants will get a similar back to the Galaxy Note 5, which is slightly curved towards the edges.

According to the previous leaks, the phone is supposed to get four versions i.e. Galaxy S7, S7 Plus, S7 Edge and S7 Edge Plus. For specifications, we expect a choice between the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets. There are also rumors suggesting for a 12MP rear camera with ½.0 inches sensor. Samsung has now officially announced that it will reveal the Galaxy S7 smartphone on 21st February Sunday in Barcelona, one day before the MWC 2016 event.

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Sony Xperia C6 render shows bezel-less display

A tech leaker on Twitter has now released a high quality render showing the upcoming Xperia C6 smartphone of Sony. According to this newly released render, the yet unannounced Xperia C6 will look like the Xperia C5 Ultra handset of the Sony, which was introduced in the mid of 2015.
Just like the C5 Ultra from the Korean giant, the upcoming Sony Xperia C6 will also get a near bezel-less display. It is expected that the new bezel-less display will help this phone to stand out against the crowd. A new render of the Xperia C6 handset was released by @OnLeaks, revealing that the image is constructed based on the factory schematics of this smartphone.

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Currently, there is not much information available about this handset but it is revealed from the rumors that this smartphone will come powered by an octa-core processor. There is a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset under the hood, which is clocked at 2 GHz speed. According to the rumors, this upcoming phone from Sony will get a display between 5 to 6 inches with 1080 pixels resolution.
Sony might announce its new Xperia C6 at the MWC event in 2016, which will take place on 22nd Feb in Barcelona. Several other manufacturers are also expected to make some major announcements at the event.