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.
Yesterday, Samsung announced that it will livestream its Galaxy S7 event at MWC in virtual reality and that everyone could participate in the headache inducing fun. Today, LG announced that it will stream their G5 event as well, just not in VR.
The event kicks off on Sunday, February 21, at 8AM Eastern (5AM Pacific). If you are in Barcelona, that’s 2PM local time. (more…)
This evening, LG announced a new “X series” line of phones that offers an affordable smartphone package with a single “exceptional” feature. The thought is that someone may not have a big budget, but they might want a great camera or great display experience. The X series and its two first phones, the X Cam and X Screen, aim to do that. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks off in just over a month in Barcelona. We already know that LG is hosting an event and that Samsung will likely do the same to unveil the Galaxy S7. But what about the others in the game? HTC? Sony? This morning, Sony confirmed that it has plans of some sort set aside for the big mobile conference through an invite sent to specific news outlets. (more…)
MWC, an electronics show with an actual mobile focus that has been the chosen platform for the big dogs to unveil real-deal phones for the past few years, kicks off on February 22 in Barcelona. We expect companies like Samsung to show off the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and HTC to show off their next flagship, but LG is sending out invites before their rivals can announce any plans. (more…)