Feb 21, 2016: The biggest and the most important exhibition of Mobile technology be it towards consumer side or the network side is happening tomorrow. It is the time of the year for Mobile World Congress at Mobile World Capital, Barcelona from Feb 22 to Feb 25, 2016. The who's who in Mobile industry will be attending the show to either present the technologies or features or gadgets that are about to release in time or have a much more insight to those brought up by others. This years slogan is "Mobile is Everything". Yes Mobile is everything and everything is mobile, as it has the power to do everything (health monitor, commerce, communication and automation) and the future is more about Mobile with #5G, IoT and wearable techs. Here is the roundup of what are being showcased there.
Lab trials of http://nandncomputers.blogspot.com /2014/04/5g-talk.html">5G (now let it call 4.5G) has now shifted towards field trials to commercial launch which will be a major demonstration in the show. Some of the features that is known to be showcased are http://nandncomputers.blogspot.com /2015/08/lte-and-wifi-to-co-exist-together.html">LTE-U, C-RAN, 3CC (Three component carrier Aggregation), COMP etc. Software upgrade in the existing LTE network to support IoT is also known to be put to light. All tel-co giants like Ericsson, Nokia etc are geared up to bring the new technology (5G) to the market early although it is planned to release in 2020.
EC-GSM/GPRS will also be on display for the Low power Wide Area(LPWA) IoT applications using large coverage area of 900 MHz, that is ideal to feed cellular data to the devices located in deep indoor locations like smart meters, infrastructure and agriculture sensing. In addition, new features for the most popular GSM technology from industry biggies like Ericsson, Huawei are also known to be featured there.
It also includes Word class conferences including the best professional and researchers sharing their views on upcoming technologies as key note speakers and panel discussion.
Virtual reality devices will have a greater presence in MWC 2016. Facebook, Sony, Google, Samsung might be offering their latest VR devices to come to the market next.
Major smartphone makers (except for Apple) are expected to launch their flagship phones and tablets in or around the show. Samsung Galaxy S7 (& S7 Edge), LG G5, Xiaomi Mi5 is known to be unveiled there along with smartphones from ZTE, Huawei, Sony, Lenovo and Microsoft. To me, Samsung Unpacked event for Galaxy S7 and Xiaomi's MI5 launch are the most hyped ones, and those will definitely be the best smartphones for this whole year.
The long talked modular phones also seems to be visible in some way to the show, might be from Google or LG.
Higher the speed, higher the screen resolution requires higher battery size along with increase in the weight/size of the phone which we don't want to increase. So the new innovations in battery technologies might be introduced to the show.
Other Hot topics include Smart cities, Autonomous vehicles, Advanced health monitoring and innovative apps.
Apart from all those, there may be some big surprises (like the recent 251 IRs 3G smartphone launch in New York) that are always welcomed unless they are so ridiculous and deceptive.
Let the #bueno news keep coming from Catalonia.