The Mobile World Congress will see a number of tech giants releasing their new flagships including Samsung, HTC and Xiaomi. According to reports, Samsung will come with with Galaxy S7 while HTC and Xiaomi will release the HTC One M10 and the Xiaomi Mi 5 respectively. Will the phones be the next batch of killer mobile units?
There are reports saying that Samsung will not entirely launch during the MWC 2016, rather, the company will hold a special Samsung event on February 21. The Samsung Galaxy S7 will come with the following expected features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, IP68 (or IP67) rating, a 12 MP camera, a 2800 mAh battery, and microSD support. The report cites a source familiar to the matter who also assured the publication that Samsung will not include a USB Type-C to the device, as reported by Android Authority. A lot of people will most likely be disappointed but it appears the company is sticking to the decision. Additionally, while Samsung chose only 12MP for the camera, the device should offer larger pixels just like Nexus 6P and Nexus 5x.
HTC will reportedly release the HTC One M10 on shelves by May but it will already make an appearance during the MWC 2016. A new link from @evleaks suggests that HTC is planning on releasing a white version. According to the tweet:
Let's call it HTC One M10 in white. pic.twitter.com/lGfIM5SSpX
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 18, 2016
Other expected HTC One M10 features include 5.1-inch screen with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution, new Snapdragon CPU, 4GB RAM, 12 “ultrapixel” camera and two processor versions namely Qualcomm 820 (for EU and US markets) and MTK based (Mainly for China and South-East Asia).
Xiaomi is expected to go head to head with other tech giants during the MWC. Although not much about the phone has been disclosed, CNET suggests that the device will also likely be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. Other features include metal body and 16MP primary camera.