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MWC 2015: everything you need to know [updated: full highlights]

Authored by: Gary Marshall — 7 months ago
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MWC 2015 was a tour de force of the latest and greatest announcements of new gadgets like the HTC One M9, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Our editorial team covered the event in Barcelona and we've got all updates, news and reviews below.

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We covered all the big announcements at MWC 2015. / © GSMA Mobile World Congress

MWC 2015 news and reviews

Quick links: Here are our top articles covering this year's biggest announcements:







Check below for a re-cap of what's happened so far.

MWC 2015: Samsung

At MWC 2014, Samsung released the Galaxy S5. This year, Samsung revealed two versions of the flagship, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Offering premium feel with a glass and aluminum body, next-gen 64-bit processor, and impressive camera technology, these devices are set to be world beaters. 

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The Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved display which offers additional functionality and excellent viewing angles. / © ANDROIDPIT

Watch our hands-on with the Galaxy S6 Edge, where we take you through the features of the latest flagship:

MWC 2015: HTC

HTC has unveiled the HTC One M9, which looks almost identical to the HTC One (M8). Fans of the previous design are sure to be happy and HTC has suped up the internals with a Snapdragon 810 processor and 20 MP camera on the back. 

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Slightly different in design from the predecessor, but nothing sensational. / © ANDROIDPIT

Here's our HTC One M9 hands-on video, straight from the floor of MWC 2015:

MWC 2015: Sony

Sony revealed two new devices (neither of them are the Xperia Z4 smartphone), these being the midrange inspired Sony Xperia M4 Aqua and the high-end Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Omnibalance design with metal and glass is apparent on the cutting-edge Z4 Tablet, while the M4 Aqua looks like a solid mid-tier device housed in plastic, with 2 GB of RAM and octa-core Snapdragon processor.

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A bright display and snappy processing makes Xperia Z4 Tablet one to watch in 2015. / © ANDROIDPIT

MWC 2015: Huawei

The big announcement from Huawei was its Android Wear smartwatch, the Huawei Watch. First impressions are good – the device looks and feels premium. It's is possibly the best looking Android smartwatch to date. 

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The Huawei Watch is one of the most interesting devices presented in Barcelona. / © Huawei

MWC 2015: LG

LG also introduced a new Android Wear smartwatch, that being the LG Watch Urbane. The Watch Urbane is essentially the same as the G Watch R, with a different design, however an LTE version was also announced with some interesting new features, like voice calling. 

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The LG Watch Urbane looks great, but is essentially the same as the G Watch R. / © ANDROIDPIT

Here is our hands-on video detailing the features of the LG Watch Urbane LTE:

A new line of mid-range LG smartphones were presented at an LG event in London event to coincide with MWC goings-on in Barcelona. The new devices are said to offer an excellent quality / price ratio, but the names are a little strange.

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LG Has revealed some mid-range smartphone for MWC 2015. / © LG

The LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy, vary in size and battery capacity, but very little else. All will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. 


  LG Magna LG Spirit LG Leon LG Joy
Display 5-inch HD (294 ppi) 4.7-inch HD (312ppi) 4.5-inch FWVGA (220ppi) 4-inch WVGA (233ppi)
Processor Quad-core 1.3 / 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.3 / 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.3 / 1.2 GHz Quad-core 1.3 / 1.2 GHz
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB 512 MB
Internal memory 8GB 8GB 8GB 4 / 8GB
Camera 8MP / 5MP (front) 8MP / 5MP  8MP / 5MP  5MP
Battery 2540 mAh 2100 mAh 1900 mAh 1900 mAh
Dimensions 139.7 x 69.9 x 10.2 mm 133.3 x 66.1 x 9.9 mm 129.9 x 64.9 x 10.9 mm 122.7 x 64.0 x 11.9 mm
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop

MWC 2015: Project Ara – first modules presented by Yezz

Update coming shortly. 

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Modular smartphones are coming thanks to Project Ara. / © PhoneBlocks

MWC 2015: Lenovo

Lenovo launched several devices at MWC 2015. We covered Lenovo's latest tablet in our Yoga Tab 2 Pro review, and will bring you more on Lenovo's new smartphones as the news arrives.

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Lenovo looks set to have a busy line-up at MWC 2015. / © MXphone

MWC 2015: Asus

Asus was at MWC 2015 too with the Zenfone 2 Mini. As you may recall, the Zenfone 2 made waves at CES recently for being the world's first smartphone with 4 GB of RAM.

We covered the device in our hands-on Zenfone 2 review, and were impressed by what we saw, so to see an even smaller version with the same specs sheet would be great.We'll see at MWC whether Asus takes the ''shrunken flagship'' approach or the ''watered down'' angle.

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The special envoys of AndroidPIT ready for the big event in Barcelona! / © ANDROIDPIT

Did you follow the product announcements of MWC 2015? What were you impressed with the most?

Former lion tamer, Girls Aloud backing dancer and habitual liar Gary Marshall has been writing about technology since Google was two guys in a garage. He's written for many fine magazines, newspapers and websites, written a range of how-to-books and a novel, co-written a BBC documentary series and dishes out weekly tech advice on BBC Radio Scotland.


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