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Huawei Watch

Coming out of the MWC 2015, Huawei's first true smartwatch is powered by the Android Wear platform backed by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8026 processor. Its metal-crowned interface is fronted by a sapphire crystal plate, adding an extra layer of durability. The Huawei Watch is available in Black, Silver, as well as Gold cases, and comes with either stainless steel or leather straps.

Acer Liquid Jade Z

A 13-megapixel Bright Magic rear camera, a 64-bit MediaTek engine, and LTE Cat.4 are on board for the 5-inch Liquid Jade Z.

Lenovo VIBE Shot

Shooting for a premium-class seat, Lenovo's 5-inch FHD Vibe Shot adorns its 16-megapixel rear camera with a tricolor LED flash and infrared autofocus. Also accompanying its upscale sensor is an 8-megapixel frontal sub-cam and a dedicated physical side key that allows you to switch between the Smart and Pro modes at one flick.

The Shot also satisfies high-end standards on the hardware front, rocking a 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core processor, a 3GB RAM, and a 32GB native memory supporting up to 128GB worth of microSD storage.

LG Watch Urbane

LG unveils the first LTE-capable smartwatch during the MWC 2015 in the form of the Watch Urbane, which sports a 1.3-inch circular P-OLED screen accompanied by three dedicated physical side buttons. Its specs, which are shielded by a waterproof body, include a 4GB eMMC memory, a 1GB LPDDR3 RAM, and LG's proprietary Android-based Wearable Platform.

The Watch Urbane also boasts relatively robust battery powers for both 3G (410mAh) and 4G LTE (700mAh) variants. It is available with either a leather or stainless steel strap and comes with a silver-based design.

Sony Xperia E4g

Shortly after releasing the 5-inch Xperia E4, Sony hurls a roughly similar -- though slightly smaller (4.7 inches) -- model in the E4g, this time slapping on 4G LTE connectivity to its specs. For those looking to migrate their data from Windows or iOS devices, this KitKat-run Android comes preloaded with the Xperia Transfer app.

Its quad-core processor is tuned a bit higher compared to the E4's at 1.5GHz, though the accompanying memory (8GB) and RAM (1GB) are similar. The E4g also sports 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, while a 2300mAh battery powers it up from inside.

Acer Liquid M220

The Mobile World Congress 2015 marks Acer's entry into the Windows phone market via the Liquid M220, which comes preloaded with Skype, an array of Microsoft tools, and the Cortana personal assistant. It meets its users with a 4-inch WVGA display and the Windows Phone OS 8.1, but is ready for an after-purchase Windows 10 upgrade. Taking after the Liquid Z220's specs, it is driven by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and sports dual cameras standing at 5 and 2 megapixels respectively. Finishing it off is a 1300mAh battery, fastening its spot in the entry-level category.

Lenovo Vibe Band

Lenovo debuts into the smartwatch market with their first smart wearable, the Vibe Band, which sports a 1.43-inch 200ppi E Ink display. A couple of its notable specs include a phone proximity sensor that tracks down your main smartphone, as well as IPX7 waterproofing. It levels with several other smartwatches with its array of fitness functions and monitors for steps, calories, distance, and sleep. The Vibe Band also supports SMS, social networking, and Bluetooth v4.0 data connectivity.

Acer Liquid Z520

Released alongside Acer's first Android 5.0 Lollipop model (the Liquid Z220), this KitKat-driven Android sports a 5-inch FWVGA screen and a voice-activated 8-megapixel rear camera -- both respectively higher compared to that of the Z220's. The DTS Studio Sound also comes back for this dual-SIM model. It comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and powers up from a 2000mAh battery. Other specs include a 2-megapixel sub-camera just above its screen, an 8GB storage memory accompanied by a microSD card slot, and a 1GB RAM.

Microsoft Lumia 640

Microsoft's MWC 2015 smartphone pitch is the mid-range Lumia 640 and 640 XL, the former being a 5-inch HD Windows model that comes fully integrated with Skype and the Cortana personal voice assistant. Its preloaded Windows Phone OS 8.1 (with Lumia Denim) is bound for an automatic update to the Windows 10 operating system. The Lumia 640 is available in a 3G as well as a 4G LTE version, both of which power up from a 2500mAh battery and come with an up-to-128GB external memory support (8GB internal memory). It dons the Lumia legacy color options, including Glossy Cyan, Orange, and Matte Black.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The MWC 2015 marks Samsung's unveiling of their 6th Galaxy-S flagship, which lists several innovations under the Korean brand's belt.

Its premium-class specs include a 14nm eight-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, and a Universal Flash Storage 2.0 memory -- a combination of the SSD and eMMC memory types. The S6 also comes with a built-in wireless charging standard, promising 4 hours of battery life after being docked for just 10 minutes on its charging pad. The Samsung Pay mobile payment system headlines its software offering.

Up front, we found a Super AMOLED 5.1-inch Quad HD Gorilla Glass 4 screen alongside its 5-megapixel selfie cam, while a 16-megapixel 4K-recording camera sits on its back side.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Its 5.1-inch dual-curved Gorilla Glass 4 display might be the Edge's only edge over the Galaxy S6, which is similarly powered by a 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and a 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. Just like the S6, the Edge also mixes the eMMC and SSD memory types for its Universal Flash Storage 2.0 available in 32/64/128GB.

Its similarities with the S6 also include the Samsung Pay mobile payment app, a built-in wireless charging mechanism, and the enterprise solution for business usability. The S6 Edge records 4K videos with its 16-megapixel rear camera, and snaps selfies with the 5-megapixel frontal sub-cam.

Alcatel OneTouch Orange Klif

An entry-level model pitched primarily to users in Africa, Middle East, and the Caribbean, the Alcatel Orange Klif (made in partnership with Orange) is a 3.5-inch smartphone that runs the Firefox OS v2.0 out of the box. Its dual-core 1GHz processor, 1300mAh battery power, and lone 2-megapixel camera make it the lowest-specked model out of Alcatel's Mobile World Congress 2015 smartphone lineup. Its specs also include a 512MB memory expandable to up to 32GB, a 256MB RAM, and dual-SIM support. A built-in G-sensor and an FM radio are in the mix, too.

Acer Liquid Z220

This 4-inch smartphone appears to be an carbon copy of Acer's Windows-based Liquid M220, with its Android 5.0 Lollipop OS being the only difference in specs -- it is the first Acer model to run on the said platform. The Z220 runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core engine, with 5- and 2-megapixel cameras affixed on each side of its shell. Coming with an 8GB internal memory, a 1GB RAM, and a mere 800 x 480 pixel display resolution, the Z220 was the lowest-specked model to released by Acer during the 2015 Mobile World Congress.

Gionee Elife S7

Gionee introduces their Android-Lollipop-based Amigo OS v3.0 via this 5.2-inch ultra-slim (5.5mm) Super AMOLED smartphone during the MWC 2015. The Elife S7 offers a MediaTek 1.7GHz octa-core processor with 2GB worth of RAM, a 13-megapixel Image+ camera, and a 2700mAh battery, all of which are safeguarded by its dual Gorilla Glass 3 (front and back) as well as all-metal skeleton. Also among its specs are a DTS Studio Sound audio system with Hi-Fi earphones, dual nano-SIM card slots, and a 16GB on-board memory.

ZTE Grand S3

This 5.5-inch FHD flagship-class Android is the first smartphone to utilize a biometric security system called Eyeprint ID (from EyeVerify), which recognizes its user's specific eye vein patterns as a layer of safety. A Hi-Fi Dolby sound system also joins its high-end specs.

The ZTE Grand S3 boasts a 16-megapixel camera as well as an 8-megapixel selfie cam, and supports them with a 2.5GHz quad-core engine accompanied by a 3GB RAM. Relying on a 3100mAh battery, this KitKat-run Android comes with 3G, as well as 4G LTE network capabilities.

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