Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-up

Posted by: Brett

As the week wraps up, so does all the Mobile World Congress hubbub. The week was filled with releases, announcements, Padfones, quad-core-y goodness, and more. It all ended March 1st, but I’ve got a whole roundup after the break, so go check it out.

HTC

This year, HTC unveiled a completely new line of devices, with the high-end One X device pretty much ushering in the quad-core phones which followed. We also say the One S, and V, being the mid, and low-end devices, respectively. All three featured HTC’s new custom camera chip, and a range of screen sizes. They also run Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0.

HTC – Mobile World Congress 2012

HTC One X unveiled, quad-core chip and Sense 4 included

HTC One S and V revealed

Sense 4 briefly shown off, ICS tweaks incoming

LG

LG brought in 6 new devices this year at MWC, but only one featuring a quad-core processor. A follow up of the Optimus 3D was announced, as well as the Vu, and three devices that were barely spoken much about.

LG – Mobile World Congress 2012

Samsung

Samsung didn’t do anything this year that was completely ground breaking, but nonetheless, we saw a sub-par refresh of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and 10.1, as well as the announcement of the Galaxy Note 10.1 (essentially the exact same tablet as the Tab 10.1) and a Galaxy Beam refresh, for all your projecting and phone calling needs.

Galaxy Note 10.1 announcement imminent

Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Beam refresh

Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 10.1

Nokia

Nokia brought six new devices to the table – two new Windows Phones, a 41-megapixel DSLR camera-phone, as well as 3 new entries into a low-end QWERTY keyboard phone family.

Nokia – Mobile World Congress 2012

ZTE

ZTE impressed me this year, announcing two high-end phones and one mid-range Windows Phone. The Era is their first quad-core phone, the Mimosa has a dual-core CPU, and the Orbit is a single-core WP7.5 device.

ZTE – Mobile World Congress 2012

ASUS

The industry finally got some solid information on the much-awaited and much talked about Padfone by ASUS, after it’s “announcement” last year. In addition, they also announced some tweaked Transformer Primes, as well as a rebranding of the EeePad series.

ASUS – Mobile World Congress 2012

Sony

Sony has updated their Xperia line of phones with the Xperia U and P, both with dual-core processors, Sony’s “Reality Display”, and both are Android 4.0 eligible in the coming quarter.

Sony – Mobile World Congress 2012

Huawei

With their new K3V2 quad-core CPU, Huawei was able to power two new quad-core phones, and another with a Texus Instruments quad-core processor. They also announced their MediaPad 10 FHD, claiming it’s “the first 10 inch quad-core processor” (don’t tell them this, but it really isn’t the first)…

Huawei – Mobile World Congress 2012

That’s all she wrote for this year’s Mobile World Congress. Next year is sure to be thriller as well. So long till next year’s event!

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