Mobile World Congress 2021 – summary
Mobile World Congress 2021 came to an end yesterday. The four-day event, this year held in Barcelona, provided a unique opportunity to see many of the latest devices from the mobile world in one place.
The most eye-catching part of the conference was certainly day one. Then the definite giants of the mobile market presented their latest devices and solutions, with the Samsung at the forefront of. The Korean manufacturer has unveiled the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone model.
Rumors and expectations about this model had been circulating around the web for quite a long time, and the release of the device finally ended the time of all guesswork. Samsung also graced us with the launches of new wearables – Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
Nokia has decided to equip some of its new devices – the NokiaX, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL – with the operating system Android, which represents a small revolution for the company, which until now has been faithful only to Windows Phone. Also Samsung Plans a "sideways jump" and a bigger love affair with the operating system Tizen. So far, the manufacturer's smartwatches have been equipped with the system, but it is not impossible that a Samsung smartwatch, running precisely on the basis of Tizen, will soon reach our hands.
Sony takes a policy that increasingly focuses on wearables. During the congress, it presented the SmartBand and LifeLog. SmartBand is a wristband that performs the functions of a typical smartwatch and is also a great gadget for athletes.
LifeLog is a prototype designed to record everything that happens around us, m.in. taking pictures for us. Sony also unveiled two new Z2 devices – the Xperia Z2 smartphone and Sony Z2 Tablet. Both of them feature a very slim design, as well as water resistance.
HTC unveiled two models of mid-shelf phones – HTC Desire 816 and HTC 610. Other mid-sizers were presented by ZTE with its Open C and Open II models. The phones dzia BlackBerry unveiled two new smartphones – the first is a BlackBerry innovation – the Z3 Touch. The second model is nicknamed "Classic" – the BlackBerry Q20 is a return to the company's traditional Bold series smartphones.
The company has also announced work on its next flagship model, planning its big comeback.
Smartphones, tablets, as well as wearable devices, which are being presented by more and more companies, and which are taking on more and more new forms, found their place at Mobile World Congress. Products Sony i Samsung's set a new trend – smartwatches are taking the form of smartbands, in which the function of good support for athletes is increasingly desirable – tracking the route of training, distance, calories burned. The biggest premiere of MWC 2021 can certainly be called the premiere of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is equipped with a heart rate monitor, which can also be a welcome feature for athletes. Many of the companies have indicated their development paths.
Samsung – production of more and better Galaxy series smartphones and wearables, Sony – similarly, although the company is increasingly emphasizing wearables themselves, which means more than just smartwatches, HTC i ZTE are looking for their market among middle-income and mid-market customers, a BlackBerry tries to rebuild its position in the market. The choice of operating systems by some manufacturers is also puzzling, as buying Nokia products may not equal buying a Windows Phone device, any more than buying a Samsung – with Android operating system.
Stay tuned for more detailed articles on what was happening each day at Mobile World Congress 2021: