MWC 2016: all the exciting announcements spring exhibition in Barcelona

Posted By on February 28, 2016

In Barcelona MWC held in 2016, the exhibition brought a bunch of gadgets. Surprise buyer smartphone, tablet, or a new service to more and more difficult every year. What was it like this time? Then I gathered the most significant announcements TEHNOSHOW.


Alcatel showed a couple of nice mid-range smartphones. A combination of metal and glass in the building is not surprised, but the designers have tried to differentiate their phones on the general background. To me, they Galaxy A-series reminded, I do not know, it’s a compliment for the producer or not. The devices are very similar to each other, the only difference is in size: one phone more, second smaller.

On the side of a large button – just like the Sony before. And she received a proper name – Boom. Boom-button starts the camera from the lock screen, improves the sound of the player or cut in the acceleration in the race Asphalt 8. Interesting idea, this was not used in the phones.


But within the larger differences. If Alcatel Idol 4 was not very powerful processor, then the Idol 4S has a productive filling. As with last year’s Idol 3, the new smart phones are able to work “upside down”. The interface adapts itself, it does not matter how you hold the phone. If you noticed, the front and you can not tell where he had the upper hand, and where the bottom, a cool feature.
The Alcatel rely on sound quality – from smartphones the JBL stereo speakers – an improved camera with a phase focusing, thin body and Boom-button. And yes, now Alcatel’s brand is simply called, instead of Alcatel One Touch, as before.


HTC has presented three mid-range smartphone. The characteristics – nothing special, they are quite simple. But the job over the appearance, the body decorated with colored dots, as if the phone sprayed paint.

The decision on the fan, we have people conservative and often choose a radically black. And black with yellow spots smartphone society clearly does not understand. For such buyers are conservative plain telephones. Well, if you’re not constrained by borders, then take a colorful.


Smartphones awfully similar to each other, I hope I have not confused, and set the image properly. Desire 530 and 630 – all the same body received all the difference in the stuffing.

All three devices work with the LTE-networks all target Android 6.0 and HTC Sense shell.


After a long lull, HP has finally delivered of a smartphone with top-end features. It is called Elite x3 and comes with Windows Mobile on board 10.

In addition, HP Elite x3 Continuum supports a feature that allows you to use your smartphone as a computer, if you connect it to a monitor via a special docking station Desk Dock connector with DisplayPort. But HP decided that you will be not enough to wonder. And so did “optional headset» – HP Mobile Extender, which looks like a real laptop with HD-display, keypad, connectors and everything that should be in the notebook.


Also, there is support for HP Workspace, which allows you to work with applications x86 architecture. In general, the manufacturer does not deny that the gadget is designed for the business market, which is why it chose as a Windows 10 system, which is able to work both in the mobile and desktop mode.


Huawei presented its Windows-tablet. Yes, this time there were no thin smartphone Series P or PHABLET Mate. The Chinese decided to show themselves in a different niche, releasing a thin plate, which can be converted into a laptop.

If you know what Microsoft Surface, then immediately understand what I mean. Huawei MateBook – thin tablet with a top filling Intel. Together with the cover-keyboard device can replace the laptop in the theory. The keyboard rests on the magnet is attached firmly, and it does not fall off, especially if the lift plate and shake it. The shell thickness of 6.9 mm, weighs 640 MateBook


On the side next to the volume keys located fingerprint, it will help protect your data. For corporate users, especially important function. For data transfer and charging using USB Type-C. Well, the feature of the tablet – a stylus with integrated laser pointer. As an option you can buy a docking station with USB pair, she also has VGA, HDMI and RJ-45.

Huawei MateBook will be a direct competitor to Microsoft Surface Pro 4, only a thin and light. Why not replace the laptop with such a device, if you often watch videos and read news on the Internet, what do you do typing.


Japanese Kyocera brought out a new version of its smartphone last year. However, in this and in this year, these smartphones are only in the prototype stage, so they still do not even have a model name. However, such a crude version of the gadget is still worthy of attention.

It’s all about the charging technology, instead of the beaten path with the conventional Li-ion-batteries, the Kyocera decided to invent something new, and French scientists from Sunpartner Technologies are happy to help them. This brand new technology was the use of “green” and free solar energy to charge your smartphone.


The prototype screen is built almost transparent (85% transparent) solar panel Wysips Crystal. It looks more like a normal film, which is glued in the middle of the screen between the glass and the sensor and transmits the stored solar energy to the battery. Film thickness 0.55 mm in total so it absolutely does not affect the thickness of the device and further development of this technology can be used even in the iPhone (jokes, jokes, and they need to). More to monitor charging status Kyocera added a special smartphone application, it is, by the way, shows not only how much the smartphone is already charged and says whether the light is suitable for charging or need to find a brighter place.


Main feature LG G5 – its plugins. That is, you take out one piece of the smartphone, insert other and improve a specific function. Not Google Ara, of course, but it’ll do for a change.

While only offer two modules: one with an extra battery, second to improve the sound. Another interesting point, the phone has a removable battery, in the top smartphones is rare.


LG Hi-Fi Plus. Module made in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, it works as an external DAC, well, at the same time raises the sound quality of the headphones.

LG CAM Plus. The thing has come from the world of professional photo: extra time does not harm anyone, in addition easier to hold the camera. LG Handle with battery 1200 mAh battery and a set of buttons for shooting.

In as much as 3 G5 camera. Front Wide 8 MP rear one 16 MP, and the second is 8 MP with 135 ° coverage. This scheme has been used before, as an example, LG V10. The second camera helps to take pictures, take group photos. In general, it helps in cases when the picture does not fit into “normal” camera.

LG 360 Cam – small camera with two modules at 13 megapixels, each writing video to 200 °. 2K Video, stereo sound, and even friends with the camera smartphone LG G5. Rollers can be shipped to YouTube via Wi-Fi. According to the video is given 4 GB of memory, a slot for the card, the device is powered by a rechargeable battery with 1200 mAh.


LG 360 VR – the first augmented reality glasses from LG. They will show a 360 ° panorama on YouTube, and they support all video created for Google Cardboard. In the glasses two screens: one 1.88-inch display with a resolution on the eye 960h720 points, the sharpness is set separately for each eye is uncomfortable.



But a couple of faceless smartphones from China. We’ve got a Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus. Devices of the series “what do you want for the money.” The first phone is priced at $ 129 (about 10.5 thousand), the second $ 149 (about 12 thousand). Both with metal hulls, two SIM-cards, but for some reason the old Android 5.1. Yo, it’s time to put Marshmallow.



Chinese brand Oppo brought to the exhibition a smartphone prototype that is fully charged in just 15 minutes. And then in 2500 mAh battery to not so little. The sample at the booth of charges with 5 to 58% for 5 minutes, cool same.

For this we thank SuperVOOC speed technology, which utilizes a new low-voltage charging mode, without raising the temperature of the smartphone. The manufacturer noted that while it is charging, you can use your phone, it will not overheat.


The Oppo say that they are the first added to the phones function fast charging, and after them went Qualcomm and Mediatek, processor manufacturers. But Oppo uses a low-voltage technology, while the other two companies have chosen the high voltage. For the new high-speed charging Oppo still need a special battery technology works through a microUSB connector and USB Type-C.


The Japanese have brought to the exhibition a thick and durable Panasonic Toughpad FZ. The chip device – its built-in barcode scanner, which sticks out the back of the handset. More to this, you can connect a Panasonic stylus is like delivery services, stores and other services, which are important accounting and control.


The device comes in two forms: one is running Windows Phone, and the second under Android. There will also be versions with support for Wi-Fi and free voice communication.


The Koreans brought the coolest smartphones on the show last year, this time the situation repeated itself. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge look almost the same as last year’s model. Curved at the edges of the glass panels are now more durable Gorilla Glass 4, smartphones and even deprived of caps, but are protected by the level of IP68, stand for half an hour in the water.


The Koreans did their best, now the module is not so much sticking out above the surface. You will be surprised, but the resolution was as follows: 12 MP to 16 MP earlier. But the added aperture optics, and also increased the size of the pixels on the sensor.

As expected, the processor has become even more powerful, and now 4 GB of RAM for both smartphones and simultaneously pulled the battery capacity. It increased by 20%: from the S7 3000 mAh, in edge of the S7 3600 mAh.

In smartphones back slot for memory card. But note that the version with two SIM-cards will still be without a microSD. Connector USB Type-C added did not, so there’s an old and proven over the years to support microUSB Quick Charge.

More Samsung brought Gear 360 camera that writes the video around it on all sides. It consists of two lenses, optics 15 MB, so you can do fotochki 30 MT. The camera shoots video at 4K and protected from moisture on the level of IP53. The device has received Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth and USB 2.0



Sony brought to the exhibition three new phones in the series Xperia X, they will go on sale this summer and will replace the line of Xperia Z. The Japanese rely on the camera, noting that the then new hybrid focusing system. All three devices are running Android 6.0.

Xperia Performance and Xperia X strongly resemble each other, I could hardly find the differences between them. Xperia XA in this plan more interesting, it does narrow the scope.



At MWC presented Xiaomi Mi5. Perhaps you’ve heard of this Chinese brand. It is famous for the fact that selling smartphones with a very good performance at a reasonable price.

Here top processor, thin shell of metal and glass. But the most advanced version of Mi5 Pro also gets a rear surface of the ceramic coating instead of glass. Home sales in China is scheduled for March 1.