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The 2015 Mobile World Congress has just launched with some interesting 4K phones

by on March 2, 2015
 

Stephan Jukic – March 02, 2015

The Mobile World Congress has officially launched as of today in Barcelona, Spain and will be running between the 2nd and 5th of March.  As one of the premier events for the unveiling of new mobile technology innovations in the world, the show will feature a number of upcoming and innovative smartphone technologies that we can get excited about in 2015.

Naturally enough, a number of the new phones that are revealed at the MWC for this year will also feature 4K technology and a pile of awesomely powerful, updated specs.

At this year’s MWC, we’ve already seen three new mobile phone offerings that directly have to do with the sphere of 4K ultra HD technology in mobile devices.

First up, there is the latest from Chinese mobile manufacturer HTC. The company has released its latest powerhouse smartphone, the M9 and it comes with some noteworthy specifications:

The company’s newest flagship mobile device comes in a superficial design that’s very similar to those of its predecessors like the M7 and M8 but the internal specs have definitely been amped up. The M9 features a large 5 inch display screen and though it doesn’t take the screen’s resolution into 4K or even Quad HD territory, you do get a full HD pixel count. However, the phone does pack the latest and most powerful, 4K oriented SoC processing chip from Qualcomm, the much anticipated Snapdragon 810.

This new processor offers a full 64-bit 8 core processor and has been designed by its manufacturer specifically to be cable of processing both 4K video in the phones that use it and eventually handling a 4K screen resolution whenever it arrives.

Additionally, the new HTC phone comes with an Android 5.0 operating system, 3G of RAM a 2,840 mAh battery and a 32 GB internal storage capacity with microSD expansion capacity for 128GB more.

Of course, with specs like these, the phone also features a very powerful 20 megapixel rear-facing camera that can shoot movie clips in 4K resolution in addition to the massive photo resolutions it captures. This awesome new phone will be launching in this same month, March, 2015.

The next major release from MWC 2015 so far that we need to mention are the new Samsung S6 and S6 Edge phones that the tech giant has just unveiled.

These phones have been the subject of persistent rumors for some time and because of this a lot of their specs and other features have already been guessed well in advance, while others proved not to be true.

Either way, the new S6 series departs from previous Galaxy phone designs by moving from an all-plastic shell to a dual-glass design that gets enhanced by a metal frame. Furthermore, the S6 Edge comes with a screen that curves backward along the edges and thus creates a maximal, border-free display effect.

The specs of these two phones are even more impressive than those of HTC’s M9. The S6 duo comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen which features a very sharp Quad HD resolution that, while not being quite the same as a Full 4K screen, still offers more than twice the pixels of ordinary Full HD.

Furthermore, both phones come with the unique built-in feature called “Samsung Pay” which works on NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission technology to deliver mobile payment solutions that have been certified by companies like Visa, MasterCard, and other partners like AmEx, Bank of America and CitiBank among others.

Samsung's new GALAXY S6 and its partner the S6 Edge have finally been confirmed at MWC 2015

Samsung’s new GALAXY S6 and its partner the S6 Edge have finally been confirmed at MWC 2015

The previous rumors about Samsung foregoing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset turned out to be true now that the S6 duo is going live and we can see that Samsung instead decided to go with its own in-house Exynos 7420 chip. The Exynos features many of the same powerhouse specs of the Snapdragon but also comes with a much more heat efficient internal design thanks to its much leaner 14nm construction process, as opposed to the 20nm construction of the Snapdragon.

The powerful Exynos chip also features an 8 core 64 bit CPU and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM package that’s expected to be the feature RAM format of several other new 2015 mobile phones.

In terms of camera specs however, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 duo underperforms their HTC rival. Both phones offer a rear-facing camera with only 16 megapixels although 4K video recording is indeed supported.

Story by 4k.com

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