Four days from now, one of the largest annual technology fairs, the Mobile World Congress 2013, will begin. Directly from Barcelona, Spain, major manufacturers showcase what we can expect in terms of technological innovations in mobile devices for the remainder of the year. Despite the recent trend of over-produced new product launch events for the press and specialized blogs, major technology fairs still have their value, especially for emerging manufacturers. Thinking about it, I put on paper some of highlights we can look forward to at MWC 2013.
After Carnival, now it's time to lay eyes and hands on smartphones, tablets and apps related to the Android operating system in Barcelona. AndroidPIT goes to MWC with a team of six to bring a piece of the fair into the site. So stay tuned for the highlights listed below and visit our page for more information.
Check out what will be news next week:
Samsung is no longer sharing the stage when it comes to announcing its new mobile handsets, so we are not expecting big news from South Korea. As the release date of the Galaxy S4 for March has already been released, we can only be linked to rumors about Galaxy Note 8.0, a possible release from Sammy at MWC.
HTC introduced the HTC One this week at its own event, but the big media will even have access to the handset at MWC. So, it's easy to understand my enthusiasm to touch this beauty and have my first experience with the HTC UltraPixels camera. If Taiwanese brings other news, be an extra. We will probably have access to accessories developed for the HTC One and smartphones and tablets sold by the manufacturer in select markets such as Asia.
Huawei takes the stage on Sunday, a day reserved for the press at the fair. At CES in Las Vegas, Huawei introduced the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, handsets that showed the evolution of the Asian manufacturer. It's certainly a big call for a hands-on, but what do we really expect to see is the announcement of the five-inch Huawei Ascend P2 quad-core processor, or will we see the Exynos 5 octa core processor here? Anything possible.
Like HTC, the
LG launched the flagship a little earlier and surprised fans with a great handset, the Optimus G Pro. Today, the manufacturer has sent a press release specifying the new F line, the LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 that will hit the market. at the beginning of the second half of this year. In addition, the announcement of the new smartphones of the L series are also awaited.
During CES, Sony introduced the flagship model Xperia Z for 2013. Thus, the chances of
Sony introducing new handsets is tied to mid range devices such as Sony Xperia SP.
ZTE has promised a smartphone running the Mozilla Firefox operating system for the first quarter of 2013, maybe we can see this new OS on MWC. For Android users, the rumors are related to the release of ZTE Grand Memo, a smartphone that comes to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note series and the newly launched Huawei Ascend Mate.
Yota sent an invitation inviting us to "try the YotaPhone firsthand" and has already put a watch on its official page counting the minutes to announce the handset, so we are sure we have for MWC.
Asus brought the sensation of 2012 in partnership with Google, Nexus 7 overshadowed the tablets launched after it in the market, we can say that now the world scenario of tablets may be defeated as "Before Nexus 7 – After Nexus 7". Rumors indicate that the manufacturer will stick with the idea of affordable tablets and could launch a $ 99 Android device – about $ 200.
So far, these are some of the highlights we can look forward to at MWC 2013. If you would like to know any specifics about one of the features of these devices, let us know about your question in the comments below.
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