Live Chat: Samsung “Unpacked” Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge MWC 2016

LG is done for the day, so all focus now moves onto Samsung. During today’s “Unpacked” event at MWC 2016, we should see two new phones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Leaks for each have been steady, but there still seems to be a bit of mystery as we try to piece this all together.

Samsung is livestreaming the event on YouTube and we have included the video feed for you below. We also included a live chat, so we can discuss the fun as it unfolds.

As a reminder, Samsung is also streaming the entire event in VR, but you’ll need an app for that. You can grab the Unpacked 360 View app on Google Play here.

This event kicks off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern).

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LG G5 is Official With Modular Metal Body, 5.3-Inch QHD Always-On Display, Snapdragon 820 and More

It’s official – the LG G5 is here.

After months of hype, LG took the stage today in Barcelona to unveil its flagship “G” phone for 2016. The phone, because leaks are such a part of this world these days, is in many ways what you expected. I think it’s safe to say that LG also has some tricks up their sleeves with this device as well, though, which has us pretty excited for the year to come.  (more…)

Live Chat: LG G5 Unveiling at MWC 2016!

Ready for a wild Sunday? Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 kicks off this morning with LG announcing the G5 before Samsung takes the stage a little bit later. It’s going to be a long, long day for some us, but for the rest of you, I hope you can sit back and enjoy the festivities. We are about to see two Korean heavyweights square off in a way we haven’t seen before.

The LG G5 unveiling will go down at 5AM Pacific (8AM Eastern). Below, you’ll find a live embed of the video stream from Barcelona, along with a live chat, so that we can talk about the happenings as they unfold.

Also, you’ll want to stick tight, as we’ll have more G5 coverage than you’ll know what to do with.

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LG G5 Confirmed for February 21 Unveiling

The LG G5 is coming to MWC on February 21. LG confirmed that the device will arrive in a couple of weeks, along with the name, through a Tweet posted to their official Twitter account this afternoon. The Tweet is accompanied by three images that all show off the number “5” in some form, along with the hashtag #LGG5.

We knew that LG was hosting a major press event at the conference and assumed that this phone would be the star. I guess we no longer have to assume.  (more…)

Samsung Makes It Official, Galaxy S7 is Coming February 21

Well, this teaser just went live on a Sunday (Thanks, Samsung!). The Galaxy S7 will be here February 21 in Barcelona. Or the “Next Galaxy.”

We’ll more than likely see the Galaxy S7 Edge as well because that’s how Samsung is rolling at this point. We caught our first looks at each phone just prior to the weekend kicking off. To see the first Galaxy S7 images, jump to this post. For the latest on Galaxy S7 specs, head to this post(more…)

Is HTC Going to Wait Until After MWC to Unveil Next Flagship?

The smartphone business is a pretty easy one to figure out in terms of release cycles and the timing of events to show off new products. We know that Apple has WWDC and a Fall event to show off new products, that Nexus phones arrive around November, that Samsung takes the stage at both MWC and IFA with Galaxy S and Note lines, respectively, and that HTC will bring us a new One device towards the end of February or in March.

We not only know that this is when these companies will release products because we have history on our side, but we also typically see a series of leaks lead up to their unveilings. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors are everywhere at this point. We’re basically just waiting for the invite to show up to formally confirm what we already know. And you can’t help but recall the hilarity surrounding the past couple of HTC One launches, where we essentially saw full reviews of devices before HTC had ever officially announced them. Remember this kid? Of course you do.  (more…)