MWC 2015: Predictions and Expectations
The Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest yearly events in the world of mobile phones, and although it won’t happen for another five months, rumours about what we could see there have already started circling the web.
At the MWC 2014, we saw the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, and a number of other amazing (and not so amazing) smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. So, what can we expect from the MWC 2015? The Galaxy S6? The HTC One M9? We’ve got a couple of ideas, so read on and see whether you agree.
Samsung will most likely announce a new, premium smartphone at the MWC, but the thing is that users don’t want to see just any old phone. No, they expect the next flagship in line – the Samsung Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S5 didn’t wow a lot of people, which is why the expectations for the S6 are a lot higher. We’re hoping the Galaxy S6 will bring at least a metal frame, if not a full metal body, and improvements to the screen, camera, battery, and power performance.
Although the Xperia Z3 was launched not too long ago, the Xperia Z2 was announced at the MWC 2014, which is why many believe we’ll see the Sony Xperia Z4 next year. There is virtually no info about this flagship at the moment, but we do hope it will make an appearance at the MWC 2015, with a QHD display, a new design, and a better camera performance.
Aside from the smartphone, Sony might also release the Xperia Z4 Tablet in 2015, which we expect will be really similar to the Z2 Tablet (launched in 2014), but more powerful and possibly slimmer than its predecessor. If Sony improves in a couple of departments (e.g. making the Z4 Tablet with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels), it could easily become a true competitor for the iPad Air (or the iPad Air 2).
It’s highly unlikely that we’ll see the One M9 at the MWC 2015, but hey, one can hope. The HTC One M8 was a success among users worldwide, which means that the launch of the M9 would be one of the most exciting things at the event. We expect HTC to make its M9 even better looking, with even more powerful specs and innovative features.
A New Lumia Phone
Just like with the One M9, we don’t actually expect a new Lumia handset to appear at the MWC 2015, but it would be great if it did. This year, Microsoft released the affordable flagship, the Lumia 830, as well as the Lumia 930 – the first WP smartphone that can compete with some of the top Android and iOS handsets out there. Microsoft’s probably already got a flagship in the works, so whether it’s the Lumia 1030 with a fantastic camera, or a powerful Lumia 940, we’re looking forward to see what the phone will bring.
The tech market is overflowing with wearable devices at the moment, but there’s always room for more of them, especially if they’re to come with some necessary improvements. We’d definitely like to see more smartwatches like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R (with circular designs), perhaps a bit smaller and with a longer battery life.
Rumour has it that Microsoft’s planning on releasing a wearable device, too, that will support Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, but it’s still unclear whether it will be a smartwatch or a wristband.
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