Week 8 in review: MWC edition
MWC is still underway and the show floor will remain open to visitors up until March 2, but thankfully, announces are now finished, so we can all take a little rest from the bombardment of new devices and reevaluate the experience a little better. If you think you might have missed some handset announcement or are simply looking for an orderly recap, the table below should be for you. It also comes complete with links to out respective hands-on reviews.
As for the news section, it was a crowd on MWC tags as well, although a few other scoops did manage to slip by. Up at the very top of the chart, we naturally find the phone unveilings you, our loyal readers, found most interesting at the Barcelona venue. They are listed in an order, representing their respective hits, so it appears the Xiaomi Mi5, with its amazing OIS and reasonable price tag, might have actually caused a bit more fuss that both the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 and the same goes for the new Sony Xperia X series as well.
It also didn't take long for the first benchmark scores to start rolling in. You can check the preliminary Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 performance reports for yourself, but be weary, as the devices they come from are still not necessarily running finalized software.
In other news, the Vivo XPlay 5 is inching ever closer to a release and consequently the title of first ever smartphone with 6GB of RAM. And speaking of new devices, the OnePlus 3 promises some major design changes and should come sometime in Q2 this year. Last, but definitely not least, we can't fail to mention the sad news most Sony fans had to deal with this week, namely that the OEM is cancelling the signature Z line and appears to be replacing it with the new X series of handsets.
The 5.15-inch device is a true flagship worthy of 2016.
A 5" trio ranging from mid-range to flagship level stuff. They have seamlessly painted metal backs.
Leaked retailer's promo materials have spilled the beans on the official EU pricing for the two flagship phones - €699 for the Galaxy S7 and €799 for the S7 edge.
The modular design will enable camera battery grip, a Bang & Olufsen DAC and more.
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Official camera samples from Samsung's new flagships.
The company has also released a teaser confirming that the device will feature Hi-Fi 3.0 audio.
The OIS on the Xiaomi Mi5 seems quite advanced and clearly has the upper hand on the iPhone 6s Plus.
Yesterday Samsung detailed its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and for us, the camera was one of the highlights of the announcement.
Pre-orders for the Xiaomi Mi 5 are currently open in China and the release date for the device is March 1.
The pair of next-gen devices is finally here and expectations are definitely met.
The handset carries a price tag of around $300 in China, where it will go on sale starting March 1.
The launch is set to take place in the country on March 3
Packs a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 808, and a 3260mAh battery in a slim package.
The device seems to score about 30K point more than competitors in AnTuTu.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge come with a few differences but share many identical specs.
We finally have an official statement from Sony to clear up the confusion.
Not a full day since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and somebody already managed to tear an S7 apart and show its insides.
This makes the vivo XPlay 5 the world's first 6GB RAM smartphone.
This was revealed by the South Korean company's mobile chief Koh Dong-jin.
The LG G5 has a unique extensible design and LG has created a number of friends for it to play with.
The premium pair of handsets is a clear upgrade over last year's IDOL 3 line.
The Desire 825 has a 5.5" screen, Hi-Res audio and headphones. The 630 is smaller, 5", but the same specs.
The sale started at 12pm China time today - only 1,000 units were available.
The Taiwanese company has started its teaser campaign with a picture showing us the profile of the handset.
The 16MP camera is loaded with low-light shooting tech and you can run two WhatsApps, how cool is that?
Interview with Oneplus co-founder doesn't reveal much about the Oneplus 3, but at least we know it's going to happen.
Oppo's new VOOC charging standard can fully recharge a 2,500mAh battery in 15 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge wins Best Headset, Surface Pro 4 is the Best Slate, Xiaomi Redmi 2 claims Best Sub-$100 phone, LG G5 - Best at MWC 2016.
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