Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Mobile World Congress 2017 – Devices Announced on Day One

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Unlike CES, where manufacturers showcase a whole range of different products, Mobile World Congress (MWC) focuses more on mobile developments and releases for the year ahead. With the 2017 edition in full swing from today, 27th February, we take a look at some of the major releases of the day.

It is worth noting that many OEMs tend to release smartphones ahead of the actual event. You can view our coverage for this weekend’s announcements for Nokia, LG, BlackBerry right here.

Here’s a summary of what was released on Day One at Mobile World Congress (MWC):

Sony

Sony announced a number of new smartphones to its catalogue, which included a few upgrades to previous ranges.

Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra

CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUMali-T880MP2
RAM3GB, 4GB
Storage32GB, 32/64GB
Camera23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2300mAh, Non-removable Li-Ion 2700mAh
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

CPUOcta-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 540
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Camera19MP, EIS (gyro), phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3230mAh battery
OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat

Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Sony Xperia Touch

In January at the CES 2017, Sony featured a projector with no name that projected a display onto a flat surface users could interface with. At MWC, the team again brought the product along, this time as the Sony Xperia Touch, which runs Android. The Touch uses IR sensors and has a 60fps camera to allow the projected image to double as a 10-point, multi-touch screen.

Alcatel

Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Alcatel A5 LED and A3

CPUMediaTek Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720MP3, Mali-T720MP2
RAM2GB, 1.5GB
Storage16GB
Camera8MP, 13MP
BatteryLi-Ion 2800mAh, Li-Ion 2460mAh
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow

Alcatel also launched the U5 smartphone nd Plus 12 tablet.

Lenovo

Tab 4 and Tab 4 Plus

CPUQualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
GPUAdreno 306, Adreno 506
RAM2GB, 4GB
Storage16/32GB, 32/64GB
Camera5MP, 8MP
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 7000mAh
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat

Huawei

Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

CPUHiSilicon Kirin 960
GPUMali-G71 MP8
RAM4GB, 6GB
Storage64GB, 128GB
CameraDual 20 MP + 12 MP, f/2.2, OIS, Leica optics, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh, Non-removable Li-Ion 3750mAh
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat

Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Huawei Watch 2

CPU
RAM768MB
Storage4GB
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 420mAh battery
OSAndroid Wear OS 2.0

Nokia

There were rumours in late 2016 that Nokia would be releasing a few new smartphones to the market under the HMD ownership. The company announced the reboot of the 3310 already, now they’ve also released the Nokia 6.

Nokia 6

CPUOcta-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3GB or 4GB
Storage32GB or 64GB
Camera16 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
OSAndroid OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)

Samsung

For those waiting for the announcement of the next Galaxy, you’ll, unfortunately, have to wait a few weeks more, as Samsung decided not to announce the S8 at this year’s MWC, but rather at a separate event later in the month. That said, the company did have a presence at the event, announcing the Galaxy Tab S3, as well as the updated Gear VR with Controller.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

CPUQuad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
RAM4GB
Storage32GB
Camera13MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash
BatteryNon-removable 6000mAh battery
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat

Mobile World Congress 2017 - Devices Announced on Day One

Samsung Gear VR with controller

The updated Samsung Gear VR is still powered by Oculus, this time with its own controllers, which are similar in design to the Oculus’ own paddles.

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