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MWC 2016: The 8 biggest announcements you missed on Sunday

Zach Epstein
February 22nd, 2016 at 10:03 AM
MWC 2016 Recap

As is the case each and every year at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, it feels like the show is over before it even starts. Press day at MWC is always the biggest day of the show, and it also just so happens to land on the day before the show officially begins. All of the biggest announcements are made on press day, and this year’s announcements were bigger than any we’ve seen in recent years.

Let’s go through all the top news you missed on Sunday.


First and foremost, the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world unveiled its two newest flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are the sleekest and most powerful Android smartphones the world has ever seen, and you definitely need to check them out.

Here’s our top coverage of Samsung’s three big announcements, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Gear 360:

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hands-on: 2016’s Androids to beat just might be unbeatable

Everything you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung announces new Gear 360 camera, set for launch in mid-2016


While Samsung’s new hero phones are destined to outsell LG’s newest flagship phone by a big margin, it’s actually the LG G5 that can be considered the more innovative phone out of the two.

LG G5 hands-on: A gorgeous phone that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before

The 5 most exciting things about the revolutionary new LG G5


HTC didn’t host a massive press conference like Samsung and LG, but it did have a couple big announcements to make.

HTC’s VR headset will blow your mind – and now you can finally order one

HTC upgrades its Desire line, brings high-end features to mid-range phones


After exiting the smartphone market following the implosion of its Palm acquisition, HP is back in a big way. Maybe. The company unveiled its new Elite x3 phablet, a revolutionary new smartphone killer that has one huge problem working against it.

Meet the HP Elite x3, a smartphone HP thinks can kill off smartphones


Like HTC, Lenovo didn’t host a big press conference at MWC this year. Interestingly though, the company had far more products to show off than any of its rivals.

Hands on with 9 brand new devices just announced by Lenovo

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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