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||1.3 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Display resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|2G bands (secondary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||850,900,1900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1.5 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||128 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera flash|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 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||2600 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||15 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||13 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||11 h|
|Browsing time (4G)||11 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||49 h|
|Continuous video playback time||12 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
Another one of Samsungs phones, the Galaxy On5 manages to uphold the brand of reliability and authenticity that Samsung represents. Founded in 1960, Samsung might have started with humble beginnings but is now credited as one of the biggest players in the smartphone market. But Samsung doesn’t just come out with high end smartphones, they also keep in mind the other target markets that don’t acknowledge their flagship products. And so, comes the Samsung Galaxy On5. Stylish with an amazing 5-inch HD display, this mobile meets all the requirements of a regular smartphone, all for an affordable price.
With its 5-inch display, this is a smartphone that caters to those that like their phones big, but not too big. Sizeable enough to fit in the palm of your hands, the Galaxy On5s amazing display lets you enjoy videos and photos with its 1280 x 720 resolution, making whatever appears on screen bright, sharp, and detailed.
Its exterior also suits the display, slim and light with a leathery textured back, the Galaxy On5 looks classy and modern, while still fitting comfortably in the pocket of your jeans. The back cover is made a hardy, no flex polycarbonate material, and when removed, lets you access the smartphones removable battery, SIM card slot, and microSD card slot.
Fantastic Camera – If you enjoy taking pictures then the Galaxy On5 lets you indulge in that hobby with a 5MP rear-camera, just enough for all your photography needs, and a 2MP front-facing camera for when your selfie game is high. Added in with the expandable memory size of 256GB, you’ll be able to take as many pictures as you want and still not clog up your phones internal memory.
Amazing Download Speed – Speaking of expandable memory size, download whatever you want, whenever you want, as the phones LTE Cat 4 support lets you download 1080p movies, stream music, browse the web, and even play games, all at rapid speeds.
Never Say Die Battery – The phones 2600mAh power storage capabilities let you use it for as long as you could possibly want, so sit back and unwind with the affordable smartphone you’re just dying to own.