1. Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung has always stolen the show, every year at MWC. This year was no different. Not only did they launch the company’s flagship, but this year, they launched two flagships. Covered in brand new designs with brand new tech and top of the line specs, these is light years ahead of the Galaxy S5.
2. HTC One M9
Admittedly, it was given a lot of press prior to its release, but unfortunately, the latest smartphone from HTC was way too way similar to the M8 from last year. And although there is now a 20 megapixel camera, the overall quality of the camera declined, which is a bummer.
3. Blackphone 2
Silent Circle came out of nowhere last summer and since then has managed to raise $750 million dollars to its cause. The Blackphone 2 is a much more upgraded version of the original smartphone based on privacy and encryption services, with excellent specs and brand new features and apps.
4. Pebble Time Steel
Pebble’s latest Kickstarter has broken records on the website, and more importantly, its going to break records in the market, and be the serious contender for the Apple Watch. Boasting a 10 hour battery, a waterproof design, and an excellent price, this was a great move by Pebble.
5. Huawei Watch
The Chinese company launched their first ever smartwatch, which is a crystal OLED display which boasts an impressive 286 pixels per inch. With 4GB of internal storage, and multiple different sensors including a heart monitor, this is by far the most attractive wristwear on the market, and stays the most true to the traditional “watch” design.
6. HTC Vive
The company has teamed up with gaming company Valve to create their very own virtual reality headset. With more than 70 built-in sensors and lasers that guide your way in the virtual world, this product is likely to land on shelves just in time for the holidays in 2015.
7. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip
The latest core is called Kryo, which features a 64-bit ARMv8 chip that will be lightning fast. The CPU also introduces the new platform called Zeroth, which uses cognitive computing to anticipate the users actions in advance. Likely, we will see this in products by early next year.
8. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
Weighing a mere 389 grams, and only 6.1mm thick, this is clear competition to Apple’s iPad Air 2. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop, using a speedy 2GHz Snapdragon 810, and 8GB of RAM, this is a lean, mean fast machine. It has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 2560x1600, and is about as close as you can get to Apple on an Android.