The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Samsung smartphones are typically recognised as being the best Android phones on the market. After weeks of speculations, the Galaxy S9 has officially been launched during the Samsung Unpacked event held ahead of the Mobile World Congress last Sunday. On paper, the device looks like the new flagship phone to beat, setting new benchmarks and world’s-firsts.
2017 has been a great year for South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung as it managed to regain its reputation as the top brand in the industry with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. The company is planning to leverage on the momentum it has built by releasing its next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP, SAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|4G bands supported||800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 MHz|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)|
|RAM capacity||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||16 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|ROM capacity||16 MB|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Video recording modes||480p,720p,1080p|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Video capture resolution (max)||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Battery capacity||2300 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||15 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||11 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||8 h|
|Browsing time (4G)||8 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||68 h|
|Continuous video playback time||12 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
Designed to fit your accelerated lifestyle, Samsung Galaxy A5 seems to be an ambitious design in the first glance but it has achieved the impossible when it literally surpasses the expectations of the public during its release.
In a perfect blend of both metal and glass in its construction, Samsung has proven that it is possible to combine these materials in crafting a totally beautiful product such as Samsung Galaxy A5. Not only that, such beauty definitely makes this Samsung smartphone to be exuding the premium effect. At the same time, you will enjoy holding this smartphone with just one hand only as it offers a comfortable grip. Moreover, you can hold it without worrying that it can slip out of your hand.
Behind such splendid design, Samsung Galaxy A5 actually uses the incredible 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 which offers better protection. Its curved Gorilla Glass definitely makes Galaxy A5 to look classy and elegant as well. In addition, another great thing about this Gorilla Glass 4 is that it prevents your screen from being damaged or scratched easily. Such useful trait enables your smartphone to be longer lasting in the long run.
Thanks to its 1.6GHz octa-core processor, Samsung Galaxy A5 provides powerful performance that enables this smartphone to run even the most demanding tasks without suffering significant lag. Nowadays, it is very important to get a smartphone that possesses significant processing power so that it can even run future applications that prove to be more intensive. In other words, Samsung A5 simply boasts such beastly performance that makes sure that it will not be outgunned by more complex applications in the long run.
Talking about taking clear and crisp pictures, its 13MP camera with f/1.9 aperture lens and Optical Image Stabilization enables you to do so. Not just that, you can take high quality pictures even in low light condition. If you want to capture the perfect moment instantly, you just need to press the home button twice in order to launch that camera quickly.
Like all Samsung smartphones with their strikingly beautiful screen quality, Samsung Galaxy A5 also boasts 5.2 inch Full HD Super AMOLED which displays stunning images. At the same time, such powerful screen also enables you to be able to view it even under strong sunlight.
Not only that, this Samsung phone also houses fingerprint sensor for your extra security needs. Its powerful battery simply means you do not have to worry about finding the nearest phone charger or power bank for recharge. In addition, it carries fast-charging capability which means your smartphone will reach full charge in no time.Like a true star, Samsung Galaxy A5 is the smartphone that shines like a champion that will fight on your side as it fits your accelerated lifestyle.