MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS BROUGHT THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES TOGETHER.
The Mobile World Congress, which was held at the beginning of March in Barcelona, is about to give the dominance that is owned by mobile devices such as phones and tablets to wearable devices. We have selected the best devices that were introduced during the largest mobile communication exhibition:
It would be fair if we had said that Samsung had left its mark on the show with its high-level devices in many different fields. The company, which was announced that they would use their own processors a while ago, has done it with Galaxy S6. The company that has let aside the features such as plastic exterior, and water resistance stands with a phone that has metal alloy and Gorilla Glass 4. One other feature that was given up is memory card nest. The phone is 6.8 mm thick. The battery of the device, which is going to be in the market with the 32, 64, and 128 GB memory options, is not replaceable. Samsung Galaxy S6 offers qHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution with 1-inch screen. Octa core processor with four 2.5 GHz and four 2.1 GHz processors, 3GB memory, 16 MP camera with smart vision stabilization technology make it striking.
Different functions on one screen
The new version of Edge, the company’s new model with curved edges, is named as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The company that has designed two curved edges at this time uses less area on the corners as screen compared to the previous models. Several functions can be controlled by touching these areas. For instance, while browsing a web page, it is possible to change the song that is playing on the side screen. One shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the new version of S6 is called as the curved model of S6 because of its octa core Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32, 64, or 128 GB memory options, and 16 MP camera with a similar manner.
HTC UPPER SEGMENT
HTC is joined among the ones to introduce upper segment phones at the show. HTC One M9 kept the striking design of the One series. The phone delivers a strong performance with its 810 Snapdragon processor and 3 GB RAM; however, the photo quality is still being argued, although its 20 MP camera is good enough in terms of resolution. Boom sound speakers appeal to those who want to get a feast of music with virtual surround sound support.
Microsoft has introduced new phones
Microsoft that has removed the power of smart phone from Nokia began to name its phones after the company following the announcement that was made through the end of last year. Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are the first examples. Lumia 640, which is going to be offered in light blue and orange as well as black and white, is an interesting device with its rounded corners. The phone comes with 16 GB RAM, and 5-inch screen with Full HD resolution. It is suitable for the people who are looking for an economic but powerful phone with its 8 MP LED flash camera, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, and Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL has similar features; however, it has a large 5.7-inch screen, but its Full HD resolution is less than its comparisons. An advantage of the expanded size of the device is the increase of the battery capacity. Both phones, which their introductions are planned to take place at the end of this year, can be updated to Windows 10 operating system.
The show had a small number of tablets compared to the previous years. However, they were impressive. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is an actual example of the competition between the company and Apple iPad. The device, which has only 6.1 mm of thickness, delivers 2K (2560X1600 pixels) resolution on 10.1-inch screen. It is a candidate to become the Android’s star with its powerful quad core Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage that is expandable with microSD, and a battery with 6000 mAh capacity.
Lenovo, which resounds throughout the information world with its purchases and the largest computer producer of the world, is going to become more popular with its A series tablets. Lenovo Tab 2 A8 drew attention with its Full HD screen, new generation Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, double SIM card calling, additional storage up to 32 GB, 5 MP rear camera, and Dolby Atmos sound system.
Almost each producer had to introduce at least one wearable device at the show. One of the most interesting one among those was Samsung Gear VR (S6) virtual reality headset. The second generation virtual reality headset is 15% lighter than its predecessor but comes with 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S6 screen instead of 5.7-inch. While you are enjoying the world of compatible movies, and photos, you can lose yourself in the compatible game world thanks to its accompanying game controller.
Meet the new ‘watches’
The number of smart watches is increasing. After the long-awaited appearance of the Apple Watch, Google front didn’t wait too long to make an appearance. With the update of Android Wear, an operating system created for wearable devices, manufacturers created new generations of smart watches. LG Watch Urbane draws attention with its sleek, metallic features and appeals to people who like to reflect their styles with its replaceable wristbands. The watch that has 1.3-inch screen with 320X320 pixels of resolution, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB of storage space. A barometer and an accelerometer come preinstalled. The only deficiency is a GPS chip that supports navigation. The new watch of Pebble, which is among the names that started the smart watch hype, also appeared at the show: Pebble Time Steel. Its e-ink screen differentiates the watch that delivers a robust look with its steel alloy exterior. Unlike the most of the e-ink screens, this one is colored and has about 4 or 5 times longer battery life (up to 10 days) than the smart watches with screens that are similar to smart phones’ thanks to its low power consumption. The device that can be synchronized with iOs and Android smart phones also different with its built-in microphone allowing the users to take voice memos and voice calls. Pebble Time Steel, which is waterproof, can gain features such as pulse meter, and GPS thanks to its smart bands.
Wristbands were introduced
The latest variation of wearable devices is smart wristbands. For example, HTC Grip appeals to fitness enthusiasts. Grip that has an accelerometer and GPS was born from a partnership made with a manufacturer that produces Under Armour fitness bands. Buying of the companies such as Endomondo, Map My Fitness and My Fitness Pal that was made by the company is promising in terms of applications. Its LCD screen with 32X160 has a low resolution, but makes up for it with its low power consumption. It shows time and date, distance, weather, and also carries calendar, and alarm functions. Huawei also renewed its smart wristband: The new model Huawei Talk Band B2, resembling more of a watch, shows time, date, battery life on its 0.7-inch touch screen. It is also able to follow calories, distance, and sleep. It has a timer and collects data through its accelerometer. It can be synchronized with Android and iOS and functions as a Bluetooth headphone. In other words, if you receive a phone call after synchronizing it with your wristband, you can make the call through a Bluetooth piece that can be worn on your ear.