Last Day Of MWC 2016: The Trade Show Goes Out With A Bang!by Rajshree Faria February 26, 2016
All good things must come to an end, that’s the rule. Unfortunately, the Mobile World Congress likes to play by the rules and thus, Barcelona bid adieu to the world’s biggest mobile trade show on the 25th, after hosting the biggies of the tech world for the better part of the week. Read on to find out what kept the visitors hooked on the last day of the mega event:
• HTC One X9
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Those waiting for HTC to unveil their 2016 flagship, the One M10, were a tad disappointed with the global brand choosing to unveil the One X9 instead. However, the 5.5″ phablet boasted of some great specs that reduced the disappointment a bit. Coming with Android Marshmallow, this HTC device packs in a 13MP primary shooter along with a 5MP secondary camera. To complement the brilliant visual experience provided by the full HD display, the X9 incorporates stereo BoomSound speakers for clear sound. The thin bezels ensure that the 3000mAh battery powered Smartphone doesn’t feel stocky in your hand.
• Saygus V Squared
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This MWC story has its roots in the 2015 version of the CES. Announced way back in February 2015, this phone will finally see itself land in its users hand in the next couple of years. Packed with some pretty impressive specs such as 3GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, this 5″ phone comes with a display resolution of 1920x1080p. Now, what do you do with a Smartphone that comes with 64GB storage and not one but TWO microSD card slots with support for 200GB storage each? Well, obviously you keep taking pictures and videos with the 21MP primary camera and 13MP front camera! The V2 also incorporates a fingerprint sensor and is water and dustproof!
• Haier Smartwatch
We wouldn’t blame you if you walked past this Smartwatch and didn’t give it a second look. Sporting a 1.4″ circular design with a 400x400p display resolution, this Smartwatch runs on Android Lollipop. With 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, this Smartwatch is superior to most others in its category.
• Hesvitband S3
Making its debut at the MWC, Hesvit packs in some interesting differences in its Smartwatch that others don’t sport. For one, it doesn’t require you to have your corresponding Smartphone around all the time for the data to sync; the Smart watch simply stores the data until the Smartphone comes within range. Another feature is the display, which shows info like calories burnt, steps taken, humidity, temperature, time, etc. on one continuous display rather than swiping like other Smart watches.
• MyKronoz Range of Smartwatches
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Starting with the ZeSplash 2, this Smartphone is designed to be as waterproof as possible and comes with a price tag of €130. Next in the Kronos range is the ZeWatch 3 which is similar to the other Smart watches out there. With the ZePhone, you can add a SIM and make calls! ZeTel is the less impressive version of the ZePhone as it runs on 2G. Lastly, ZeClock offers an analog interface, with the ability to make calls.
That’s the last that the 2016 Mobile World Congress had for the geek in you; we shall meet here again next year, from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March, to discuss (hopefully) self-cleaning Smartphones or maybe a how AI will soon take over the world!