Attendees at Mobile World Congress 2015 expect to see an array of new smartphones, wearables and other devices released by Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and the like and this year looks to be no exception.
Samsung are rumoured to be releasing the Galaxy S6 and the buzz around the telephony world is that it could be curved. The South Korean smartphone company has been hinting at the newest rendition of its Galaxy S series with cryptic clues including a picture with a single, curved line and the text – “What’s next”. Their event is being hosted on March 1 and analysts are speculating the new device could feature new materials, including metal, to distinguish it from other smartphone vendors like Apple.
Other big name companies expected to release new devices include HTC’s One (m9), although it’s unlikely either Sony or Nokia will be revealing their latest mobiles as both companies have announced trade events later in the year.
Microsoft is also planning a press launch, on opening day March 2, at which it’s rumoured Windows 10 for Phones will be on the agenda. Attendees will be able to find out more about the evolution of universal Windows apps and the tools used to build them.
But while the smartphone remains the core of the mobile industry, wearables and The Internet of Things is also on the agenda. Throughout the four days there will be keynotes, panels and presentations on wearables, smart homes, digital product designs, new devices, and everything related to internet connectivity of physical objects being held in multiple venues.
Tuesday’s opening day sees a special Women in Business Congress as well as a keynote from Alexander Izosimov of Ericsson. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is just one of the featured speakers during Mobile World Live. He’s expected to speak about his Internet.org initiative which is a Facebook-led initiative in which tech leaders, non-profits, and local communities are working together to connect the 4.7 billion people around the world who don’t have Internet provision.
Another, less visible focus, will be the software and services ecosystem around these new devices, offering a new way for manufacturers to sell secondary hardware and grow their markets and the App Planet exhibition will showcase more than 200 app-focused cutting edge exhibitors in the areas of apps, gadgets, devices, and technology in the mobile ecosystem.
For a full break down of everything on offer at Mobile World Congress 2015 visit the website here.