Smart watches Huawei and LG, the virtual reality helmet HTC and Samsung Galaxy S6 Curved Edge devices have been protagonists of the pre-opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona day.
Samsung has shown the new generation of its flagship phone, Galaxy S6, which has designed two versions: one with flat screen and another screen with curved edges (Galaxy S6 Edge) and has announced that its mobile payment system will be a Samsung Pay Actually in summer.
Both versions have a 5.1 inch screen 2.560×1.440 resolution pixels, representing a density of 577 ppi.
For the Galaxy S6 Edge, the side edges allow additional features such as direct access to favorite contacts.
The rear camera of both is 16 megapixels and has image stabilization technology, while the front is 5 mpx.
Its exterior is glass, Samsung has left behind the plastic, and its heart is a chip developed by the technology itself-not by Qualcomm-, 3GB of RAM and a built 2,600 milliamp battery.
The terminals will land in April in white, black, gold, blue and green.
Samsung has come to Barcelona with the intention of deploying its technological prowess to remain the leading manufacturer of smart phones in an increasingly saturated market.
And if the new S6 was the most anticipated announcement of the MWC, HTC’s entry in the field of virtual reality has been the most surprising news.
With the helmet Re Vive, HTC adds to the trend of reviving the virtual reality began a couple of years ago Oculus VR-now owned by Facebook- and who have joined with Project Morpheus Sony and Samsung Gear VR.
The town has more than 70 sensors, there will be a version for developers list in spring and prototype hit the market before the end of the year.
HTC aims not only to promote the trend of virtual reality hardware, but also contribute to creating experiences that can take advantage of this technology.
Apart from the surprise, the Taiwanese firm has unveiled details of its flagship phone, the HTC One M9, which has been updated with a 20-megapixel rear camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 810 eight cores operating at 2 gigahertz, with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
While the market for smart phones continues taking much of the attention of the MWC, which until not much was a show starring telemarketers and networks rather than consumer products, the wearable technology is confirmed as one of the trends of 2015.
According to tech consultancy Gartner, this year 70 million personal devices will be sold and by 2020 that figure expected to exceed 500 million.
Sunday has started with the announcement of LG Watch Urbane LTE, the first intelligent clock LG that works independently to a mobile phone and works with a different own operating system Android.
The LG Watch Urbane LTE is round, can make calls and send messages via voice connectivity through its own independent need 4G mobile connection of phone.
Its big news is that it is equipped with an operating system developed by LG (probably based on Web OS, although the company has not confirmed), instead of running Android Wear.
Huawei also wanted to dazzle with a connected clock, called SmartWatch, classic design and will be released in black, gold and silver.
Round dial sapphire crystal, the screen has 1.4 megapixels and a resolution of 400×400 asks. With stainless steel frame, this device work associated with a mobile phone and is equipped with Android Wear operating system.
Huawei and HTC have also introduced today bracelets paths used to measure physical activity: Talk band 2 and Re Grip, respectively.
Tomorrow will be the turn of Sony, Microsoft and hear the star of this MWC: Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.