After CES, it’s the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona or MWC that serves as a all-around barrage belvedere for all the big names from the customer electronics space. ET brings you a aggregation of several fresh launches at MWC, best of which are accepted to adeptness our shores by mid 2014:
Androids with a Twist: Nokia’s X Series
Nokia still enjoys a fair bulk of cast recall, abnormally in arising markets. It’s no admiration again that they appear a fresh ambit of entry-level smartphones powered by Android. That actuality said, these are not your accepted bargain Android buzz – instead of the Play Store and the accepted Google services, they appear with Microsoft casework like Outlook mail, Actuality Maps and OneDrive instead. The X and X+ accept 4-inch screens while the XL has a 5-inch screen. They all action 3G with bifold SIM abutment and are powered by bifold amount processors. Expect sub Rs 10,000 prices for the X back it launches in April.
Samsung’s MWC Blitz: Galaxy S5 & Three Smartwatches
As expected, Samsung took the wraps off its best recent Galaxy S5 smartphone. Rather than an all-new phone, the S5 appearance several improvements compared to the S4 including a more good 16MP camera with faster autofocus, fingerprint scanner and affection amount sensor (a first), all powered by a 2.5Ghz cloister amount Snapdragon processor. Three fresh smartwatches additionally fabricated their debut: Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. The Gear 2 ambit now appearance changeable straps and is powered by the company’s own Tizen OS. The Fit appearance a arced OLED awning and is focused appear fitness. The Galaxy S5 will be authoritative its way over actuality in April for an estimated Rs 49,990.
Vast Improvements: Xperia Z2 & Z2 Tablet
Rather than acquaint absolutely fresh devices, Sony absitively to assignment bottomward and advance their flagship accessories in every way possible. Both abide baptize affidavit as afore and affection agnate designs. The Z2 smartphone offers ultra HD (4k) video recording alike admitting it uses the aforementioned 20.7 megapixel camera as its predecessor. The awning is hardly beyond (5.2-inch instead of 5) and it offers more good adverse and colours. It will be offered in assorted colours including black, white and purple. The Z2 book is alike thinner & lighter than before, appearance the aforementioned admeasurement 10.1-inch awning but bigger internals — 2.3Ghz cloister amount with 3GB RAM. Accumulator is 16GB, but it can be broadcast via micro SD. Like before, the Z2 book will be accessible in WiFi and WiFi + 3G/LTE versions.
Tablet on a Diet: MediaPad X1
Huawei has absolutely gone to work, redefining what a 7-inch Android should be like. Billed as the thinnest, lightest and narrowest 7-inch Android book around, the MediaPad X1 is aloof 7.18mm thick, has a bezel admeasurement of alone 2.99mm and weighs 239 grams. The accessory is attenuated abundant to be calmly captivated in one duke by best users. Despite the diminutive size, Huawei has arranged in a ample 5,000mAh battery, a 1920 x 1200 pixel 7inch IPS LCD, bifold cameras (13MP rear with LED beam + 5MP front) and 16GB (expandable) storage, all powered by a 1.6Ghz cloister amount processor and 2GB RAM. Huawei expects users to accumulate it as a primary device, so it additionally includes the adeptness to accomplish buzz calls. In an absorbing twist, you can use the X1 to allegation addition device, acknowledgment to the ample centralized battery. It should be priced amid Rs 25,000 to 30,000.