By the stroke of midnight (that is if you’re in the Philippines and Hong Kong), the tech movers had their eyes wide open and eagerly waited for the announcement and launching of Samsung‘s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both flagship phones that have 5.1-inch screen. And the highlight of the launch is the introduction of Samsung Pay. Perhaps, the Chinese manufacturer’s answer to Apple Pay.
Although, both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay (oh, they rhyme!) runs on the same technology platform MasterCard’s Mobile Digital Enablement System (MDES). This compounded to the news that Samsung bought LoopPay, a mobile payment company using special hardware to enable magstripe reading on smartphones. The buyout bolstered suspicions that Samsung is yet on the track to compete with Apple Pay.
Now every tech boys and girls are going ga-ga over the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. There’s still no official pricing yet but the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge might come a little hefty for a price tag.
Initially, these flagship phones will ship on April 10 in 20 countries, and will be available in additional countries shortly after that.
But wait, there’s still more from MWC
Mobile World Congress staged in Mobile World Capital Barcelona over the course of four days from 2-5 March 2015. It is the biggest and world’s greatest mobile event. The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.
The event is dubbed as The Edge of Innovation where industry leaders, visionaries and innovators convene to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead all throughout the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress.
Alcatel Idol 3
Then there is the Alcatel Idol 3. Alcatel idol 3 is the brand’s flagship phone to date announced in the MWC. It’s got a 5.5-inch, full HD screen, a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of memory (expandable with microSD cards), and a 2910mAh battery.
Where it works best? Alcatel’s Idol 3 lets you make calls while holding it upside down.
Huawei MediaPad X2
Aside from stunning smartwatch and two wearables, the biggest news from Huawei is the 7-inch tablet, touted as the world’s slimmest, MediaPad X2. It has a 7.28 mm thick, all-metallic body, with 1200 x 1920 HD IPS screen that extends to the far edges of the device. Could be the next top of the line after the Ascend Mate7.
Check out other biggest news event from MWC below.
HTC promo video for Re Vive
HTC One M9
*Photos from worldwide media release.
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