Mobile World Congress 2021 – day two launches [25.02]
BlackBerry Z3 and Q20
On the second day of the show, BlackBerry unveiled a smartphone produced in cooperation with Foxconn. Their first joint child is BlackBerry Z3, with a design somewhat reminiscent of Nokia, a touchscreen smartphone. The phone has a 5-inch qHD display, dual-core processor 1.2 GHz, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The phone runs on the BlackBerry OS 10 operating system.2.1.
It is dedicated primarily to the Indonesian market and is priced at only $200 with no contracts.
The second model announced is the BlackBerry Q20, Also called "Classic". This is the company's signature model, with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Some of the buttons (Menu, Back, Send, End) will be integrated to make the phone as easy and fast as possible to use. In addition to the physical keyboard, the phone will have 3.5-inch touchscreen display, the largest BlackBerry screen to date.
The manufacturer also guarantees a capacious battery, providing long operating time.
Kazam – a new player on the market
Kazam is a company that probably few have heard of so far. It was developed only last May. At Mobile World Congress, Kazam unveiled its flagship high-end model – a Tornado 2.
This phone has as much as an octa-core processor 1.7GHz. The phone has 5.5-inch display, and editors at CNET compare it to the Nexus 5. Its other specifications include 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The camera also seems to be impressive – the rear camera shoots 13Mpx, the front camera 5Mpx. The prototype phone runs on Android KitKat 4.2.
The price of Tornado 2 is expected to settle around 250 euros.
Kazam also unveiled a twin model with slightly lower specifications – the Tornado 2 5.0. The display in this case is smaller by 0.5 inch, the processor remains the same, however, the phone has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and its cameras provide 8Mpx and 2Mpx resolution.
Sony has already unveiled some of its devices on day one, which we wrote about here, leaving the launch of one more wearables product for day two. Sony unveiled a device called Lifelog. It is a camera that we can carry e.g. hanging around our neck, which will document our lives without our participation.
For now, of course, it's a prototype, but Sony is clearly moving toward producing multiple wearables solutions. Ultimately, the device is to be equipped with a touch screen and send information to a special application, so that our every day will be accurately monitored.
ZTE with Firefox
ZTE has unveiled two phone models, Open C and Open II, both running on the Firefox operating system. These are devices for the undemanding, looking for a good smartphone with a good value for money. Open C has a 4-inch display, dual-core processor 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The battery has a capacity of 1400 mAh. ZTE Open II has 3.5-inch screen, processor 1.2GHz, 256MB of RAM plus 2GB of internal memory and an 1150 mAh battery.
Although the parameters seem all too ridiculously low compared to high-end phones, ZTE is sure to find its followers who don't want to spend money on devices with impressive specs, when the ones offered by ZTE can be completely sufficient for their daily use.