MWC 2016 Is Coming:What to Expect From the Mobile and Tablet Market

The Mobile World Congress, MWC 2016, starts next Monday (22) in Barcelona, ​​but there are many new features scheduled for this weekend.The launch of the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 kick-start the event on Sunday (21), and should be the stars of the technology fair.

Galaxy S7 appears waterproof on Samsung’s official teaser

To follow Samsung and LG, several other manufacturers are waiting for the event to announce the news for the world of phones and tablets.Among the most anticipated names are companies like Sony, Microsoft, Xiaomi and many other companies.To stay on top of the biggest surprises of MWC 2016, check out what to expect from the mobile show.

– Samsung

Samsung has confirmed the Unpacked event for Sunday (21), a conference that should reveal the Galaxy S7, one of the most anticipated releases of the year.The company’s new handset should arrive again in the simple and curved Edge versions, which should range from 5.1 to 6 inches.To top it off, the top of the line can rely on pressure sensitive panel, like the 3D Touch of the iPhone 6S.

In technical specs, the Galaxy S7 may have eight-core Exynos processor or a quad-core 820 Snapdragon, in addition to 4GB of RAM, as revealed in a performance test.

As for the cameras, Samsung’s next premium smartphone should feature a front-facing 5 megapixel resolution camera, while the rear sensor should come with 12 megapixels.

The two biggest surprises, however, should be the water protection revealed in video and the back of the memory card, which could be exchanged for an additional operator chip if the customer prefers.Check out all about the Galaxy S7.


The LG G5 should bring great changes compared to its predecessor, the LG G4 .With launch scheduled for Sunday (21), the phone will have totally metallic body, with digital reader and iris on the back.This all to accompany the dual camera with 16-megapixel sensor.The screen of the G5 should be 5.5 inches QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and feature that keeps the panel always on.

Like the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 should feature the Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM and microSD card slot up to 200 GB.To innovate, the cell phone may have a removable battery in the bottom, with the right module support, which adds special functions and improvements.

While the big day is not enough, LG has announced other more simple phones, such as Stylus 2, X Screen and X Cam , which are also expected to be released at the event.The company has also announced accessories for the LG G5, such as the flip cover capable of answering calls.

– Sony

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Sony did not relay many details about its conference on Monday morning (22).Despite this, TIMELESSTABLETS is expected to unveil new smart watches to replace Smartwatch 3 and new tablets.On the phones, it is possible that the company focused on intermediate models and more accessible, since the Xperia Z5 was launched a few months ago in Brazil in November 2015.

– Xiaomi

Newcomer to the MWC, Xiaomi should unveil its top at cost price, the Mi 5 , next Wednesday (24).The handset can reach 5.1 and 5.7 inch versions, all Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), fingerprint reader and metal body.Also expected is the Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, microSD card slot and a battery capacity of up to 3,600 mAh.The Mi 5 is awaited with expectation by the Brazilians, since the manufacturer still does not sell any top of line here.


Following the announcement of the Lumia 650, expectations for Microsoft’s participation in the MWC fell.It is possible that the company will use the space to showcase all new handsets with Windows 10 Mobile, as it did at IFA 2015 in September.Another possibility is the confirmation of the dates for the update of the system, which has been postponed in recent months.There are rumors about possible launches of the Lumia 750 or 850, but expectations are low.

– Nokia

Surprisingly, another conference awaited for Sunday (21) is that of Nokia.The company has released promotional videos that suggest news such as virtual reality glasses or cameras capable of 360-degree recording, but nothing has been confirmed for now.With the end of the clauses of the sale of the cell division for Microsoft, there is speculation about the launch of new smartphones with Android.

– Lenovo/Motorola

Lenovo can leave the Moto line phones on the MWC.The manufacturer is expected to launch an international version of Lemon 3, sold only in China.The phone has Snapdragon 616 processor with eight cores up to 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with memory card slot.

In addition, the model should arrive with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), rear camera of 13 megapixels and front camera of 5 MP.Considered a low-price intermediary, the smartphone has a chance of landing in Brazil, where the company already sells the model Lenovo Vibe A7010.

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– Other manufacturers

There are several manufacturers that do not work in Brazil, but that may reveal interesting devices.One of the key is HTC , which can announce the One M10, equipped with powerful settings and new design.The handset should arrive with Android Marshmallow, but there are also rumors of a version that runs Windows 10 Mobile.

After drawing attention with the Nexus 6P and Mate 8, Huawei prepares a new top of the line called P9.The main draw of the device would be the rear double camera, which can outshine the LG G5, plus powerful settings such as a Kirin 955 octa-core 2.5 GHz processor and 4 or 6 GB of RAM.

Finally, Alcatel, Oppo and other companies should also unveil interesting phones, tablets and accessories.The MWC 2016 will be covered by TechTudo directly from Barcelona, ​​Spain, starting on Sunday (21).It is worth checking the news.