Mobile World Congress wrap up 27/03/2015
Get the Sprout wrap up of the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona from 2-5 March 2015. Feature: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, HTC One M9 and ZTE Grand S3.
Mobile World Congress wrap up

This year’s Mobile World Congress, hosted in Barcelona for the 10th year, saw more than 90,000 attendees and roughly 1,900 exhibitors eager for the spotlight. The world’s biggest and most influential mobile event took place 2-5 March and crammed in more than 40 inspiring speakers representing consumer brands, mobile organisations and operators, and industries touched by the mobile market. 

Here are just three highlights that caught our attention.

Samsung spruiked its Galaxy S6 Edge

At the Mobile World Congress Samsung Unpacked event, it was all about the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. In their latest series, Samsung promoted the switch from all-plastic to a dual-glass design with an enhanced metal frame. With an impressive curved display made from the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the Galaxy S6 duo certainly make for a unique and durable design.

Be aware that this newest series, to be released this April, isn’t dust and water proof. Stay tuned as Sprout’s phone cases for the Galaxy duo will be available when the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch here in Australia.

HTC’s One M9 keeping pace

What better way to launch a new product than at the world’s biggest mobile industry event. Enter, HTC’s new flagship, the One M9. This latest edition is, however, similar in overall design to its predecessor, the One M8. While the display and phone size has remained the same, there’s now elegant gold edging and a subtle two-tone effect with front and back panels a slightly different shade of silver.

The BoomSound speakers still produce rich and deep sound. However, there’s only so much tiny speakers can accomplish, so keep hold of your Sprout earbuds.

Eye-based biometrics with ZTE Grand S3

If you’re a fan of the Telstra Dave, you’ll be excited by ZTE’s announcement at the Mobile World Congress of their new smartphone, the Grand S3. What peaked everyone’s interest though was that it’s the first phone ever to use eye-based biometric security. The Eyeprint ID, developed by EyeVerify, can be used to unlock the screen, authorise mobile payments and access secure content. This technology is fast evolving, however right now, it struggle in low-light conditions and is a slower alternative to fingerprint recognition.

These exciting announcements at the 2015 Mobile World Conference do confirm what we already know; expect mobile technology to continue to expand, evolve and shape our lives. It’s what excites us and drives the Sprout team to create phone cases and mobile accessories so you get the most out of your device.

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