Top 10 smartphones announcements at MWC 2016

By Hardik Singh | Updated May 04 2016
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MWC 2016 is over, and like every year, we saw a number of mobile announcements at MWC 2016 — from the modular LG G5 to the very beautiful Sony Xperia XA with an almost edgeless display. Let us take you through the top 10 smartphones that we saw at MWC 2016.

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LG G5
The LG G5 is the latest flagship smartphone from the company. Powered by the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC and offering a unique modular metal unibody design, the G5 was the biggest head-turner at MWC.

 

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LG G5
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the LG G5:

SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Display: 5.3-inch, 1440 x 2560p
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB, microSD card support
Rear Camera: 16MP + 8MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Battery: 2800mAh
OS: Android v6.0.1

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LG G5
The modular design of the LG G5 lets users connect to different modules such as the LG CAM Plus and the Bang & Olufsen-powered Hi-Fi Plus music module.

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Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi launched three variants of the much-awaited Mi 5 smartphone. Moreover, with prices starting from 1999 Yuan (Rs. 21,000 approximately) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 inside, this might be the device you should be waiting for.

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Xiaomi Mi 5
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the phone:

SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Display: 5.15-inch, 1080p
RAM: 3GB/4GB
Storage: 32/64/128GB
Camera: 16MP, 4MP 
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Xiaomi Mi 5
The two lower variants come with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage, have 3GB of RAM and a lower-clocked Snapdragon 820 (1.8GHz). The Mi 5 Pro, on the other hand, sports 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage and a higher-clocked Snapdragon 820 (2.15GHz).

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Gionee S8
Gionee announced the next “slim” flagship smartphone, the Gionee S8, at MWC this year. The smartphone is 7mm thick, and was announced at a price of EUR 449 (Rs. 32,000 approximately).

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Gionee S8
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the phone:

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080x1920 pixels
SoC: MediaTek Helio P10
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android v6.0.1

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Gionee S8
With this new phone, Gionee is introducing its iteration of a ‘3D touch’ pressure sensitive display panel, which has three different levels of touch. Users can touch to select app, tap to preview and press to run that app.

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Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony's Xperia X series is the new lineup of smartphones from the company, replacing the Xperia Z lineup. It is compact and powerful.

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Sony Xperia X Performance
Here is a quick look at the specifications of the phone:

Display: 5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Camera: 23MP, 13MP
Battery: 2700mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

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Sony Xperia X Performance
Like previous Sony phones, Sony has kept the design minimal. The rear 23MP camera supports Sony’s new Predictive Hybrid Autofocus technology in which camera tracks the selected object automatically as it moves.

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HP Elite x3
After almost half a decade, HP has come up with a Windows-powered smartphone, and it is a mighty powerful one. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB of RAM, HP is aiming at enterprise-segment customers with this device.

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HP Elite x3
Here is a quick look at its specifications:

Display: 5.96-inch, 1440 x 2560p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Camera: 16MP, 8MP
Battery: 4150mAh
OS: Windows 10

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HP Elite x3
The phone supports Microsoft’s Continuum, and one can it by using the Mobile Extender or the Desk Dock.

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Samsung Galaxy S7
The is what the latest flagship from Samsung is powered with:

Display: 5.1-inch, 1440p
SoC: Exynos 8890
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
And this is S7's larger sibling, with the larger curved display:

Display: 5.5-inch, 1440p
SoC: Exynos 8890
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32/64GB
Camera: 12MP, 5MP
Battery: 3600mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is a new budget phone from Lenovo, which should enter Indian markets in a few months. Here's how it is powered:

Display: 5-inch, 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 2750mAh
OS: Android 5.1

Lenovo also launched the Vibe K5 with similar specifications, but the display resolution is only 1280 x 720p, and instead of the Snapdragon 616, it uses the Snapdragon 415.

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HTC One X9
We also saw the new HTC One X9 smartphone at MWC which comes with BoomSound speakers and a rear camera with OIS.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: MediaTek Helio X10
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 13MP, 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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Sony Xperia XA
Sony also announced the near bezel-less Xperia XA at MWC. Sony has stated that this phone will be aimed at the upper mid-range smartphone market.

Display: 5-inch, 720p
SoC: MediaTek Helio P10
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Camera: 13MP, 8MP
Battery: 2300mAh
OS: Android 6.0.1

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Zopo Speed 8
This is the first phone to be powered by the new MediaTek Helio X20 SoC.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p
SoC: MediaTek Helio X20
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB
Camera: 21MP, 8MP
Battery: 3600mAh
OS: Android 6.0

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