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|
|Display diagonal||14 cm (5.5")|
|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 type||NanoSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVCTP, HFP, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||2 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||16 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|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||1080p|
|Maximum frame rate||30 fps|
|Resolution at capture speed||1920x1080@30fps|
|Battery capacity||2950 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||19 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||12 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||82 h|
|Continuous video playback time||15 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
In its slim and lightweight body, the Samsung Galaxy E7 utilizes Samsung's signature Super AMOLED display technology. The 5.5 inch High Definition (720p) Super AMOLED display in the Samsung Galaxy E7 brings a true-to-life viewing experience, and also enhances it immensely. Super AMOLED produces a wider color gamut and immensely deeper layers of contrast, both of which comes together to bring out richer colors, allowing your videos and games to seemingly pop-out of the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy E7 comes with an intuitive camera that makes taking photographs a breeze in all situations. The rear 13 megapixel camera takes great photographs, capturing natural light in most situations to bring you your memories just the way you remember it to be. The front 5 megapixel camera also takes great selfies; with an assortment of features it gets even better: Wide Selfie allows you to take "groufies", selfie shots with your friends, you'll also be able to use a voice command or palm gesture to take a shot easily, and lastly, beautify yourself with the Beautifying Mode that touches up your skin.
Unlike many other smartphones out there that pack many features and forgetting to include a bigger battery, the Samsung Galaxy E7 comes with a massive 2950 mAh battery. With such a large battery, you can stay out for a much longer period of time, never having to worry about charging your smartphone so often. You won't have to be looking for a power outlet or charger so often anymore.
The Samsung Galaxy E7 is quite the powerhouse of a smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy E7 comes packing a quad-core processor that's clocked at 1.2 GHz. The processor may not seem like much on paper, but it does get the job done in the real world pretty well. It further gets boosted along with the inclusion of a generous 2GB of RAM and Android Kit-Kat's software optimization. This smartphone will flutter along with all of your daily tasks with minimal hiccups.
The Samsung Galaxy E7 is exceptionally thin at only 7.3mm in slimness. It'll slide into any pocket or purse, and there will not be an unsightly bulge to announce its presence. It's super slim design is accompanied by a very simple and elegant design that'll match any style and environment.