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Top stories from MWC 2015: Latest from Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Google - Galaxy S6 and HTC One launch - Xperia Z4 delayed - new phones and tablets

Latest new smartphones, tablets and wearables from MWC 2015

What to expect from MWC 2015

Barcelona's MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015 kicks off today, and many of the press events were already held this weekend. We tell you what to expect from all the biggest exhibitors, including Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, Huawei, Microsoft, Google and Motorola, and round up the top news stories and live video streams from MWC 2015. Also see: Best new phones you should be most excited about in 2015.

Scheduled for 2-5 March, MWC 2015 is happening right now. For all you fans of mobile tech products it's the highlight of the calendar with CES only bringing a handful of devices this year – namely the LG G Flex 2.

We're in mainland Europe to bring you full coverage of the show, and here is what to expect from the big names which will be exhibiting in Barcelona including smartphones, tablets and wearables.

News from MWC 2015: Samsung

Samsung's event saw the Korean giant unleash the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The company also announced Samsung Pay - a rival to Apple Pay and Google Wallet - and a new VR headset.

News from MWC 2015: HTC

Meanwhile HTC's big launch saw the company announce its new flagship smartphone in the form of the HTC One M9. HTC also announced its entry to the wearables market.

HTC One M9 event

News from MWC 2015: Sony

Like Samsung, Sony stuck to other areas at CES despite rumours of the Xperia Z4 being unveiled. The big news was that Sony didn't bother with a live event, and didn't launch the expected Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Compact smartphones. In fact we saw a new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. It had already announced the new budget Xperia E4.

Sony also announced the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, a mid-ranged smartphone

What to expect from MWC 2015: LG

LG is the other manufacturer in the big four for MWC and although it did announce the LG G Flex 2 at CES, we're expecting a lot more in Barcelona.

Last year, LG announced the G3 at a London based event in May so it's no certainty that the G4 will arrive in March at MWC. In fact, an LG exec said it won't happen according to The Chosun: "We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year's Mobile World Congress and spend more time perfecting the new phone."

Despite that quote, there's still a chance and the firm will probably announce other smartphones and tablets such as new L-series devices and hopefully a replacement for the LG G Pad 8.3. Read all the LG G4 rumours here.

On the wearable side of things, we wouldn't be surprised to see something new to follow on from the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R - perhaps something more on the fitness tracker side of things.

Ahead of MWC, LG has shown off the luxury G Watch Urbane and four new smartphones called the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon and LG Joy.

What to expect from MWC 2015: Huawei

The Chinese vendor will be present in Barcelona this year and has a press conference scheduled for Sunday 1 March at 3pm. The save the date we've been sent gives no clues as to what will be announced but has confirmed to TechRadar that it will launch an Android Wear smartwatch this year. MWC seems like most likely place to unveil it and the event invitation appears to confirm it. The invitation suggests you'll be able to take a phone call on the device which also seems to have a camera built into the strap.

Huawei MWC 2015 press conference

Although it seemed the launch of the Ascend P8 would take place at MWC this year. Huawei has confirmed to multiple tech media sites that the smartphone will actually be launched in London on 15 April. The Ascend P7 was launched in Paris and the Ascend P6 was launched in London.

Huawei has also confirmed it will launch at least one new tablet.

What to expect from MWC 2015: Microsoft

Microsoft doesn’t normally have a big presence at shows like MWC but will be in Barcelona this year. A press conference will take place at 8:30am on 2 March.

“Mobile is transforming communication, advancing the next payment system that alters commerce, and expanding ways in which we interact. Similarly, the world’s premier industry continues to expand. Once again taking place at Fira Gran Via – the world-class venue in the heart of the Mobile World Capital. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to witness the industry’s continued expansion and growth,” said the firm.

Microsoft MWC 2015 press conference

Although that doesn’t give much away we expect  to hear more about Windows 10 on smartphones and tablets. We could certainly see some new devices unveiled but a new flagship Lumia (the Lumia 940?) is less likely and will probably be announced later in the year closer to the full launch of Windows 10.

If you can’t wait to get Windows 10 on your phone you can download the Technical Preview now if you have a selected Lumia handset and don’t mind running buggy software.

What to expect from MWC 2015: Google

Google normally announces Nexus smartphones and tablets at its own launch events such as Google I/O. However, the rumour mill suggests Google will present is modular smartphone called Project Ara at MWC this year.

A total of 50 components will supposedly be on display as well as a complete working handset.

Google Project Ara

What to expect from MWC 2015: Motorola

Now owned by Lenovo, we're not expecting a huge amount from Motorola at MWC. It's just launched various smartphones in China.

A new version of the budget Moto E is thought to be announced in Barcelona, though. It's probably going to be called the Moto E 4G and has already shown up on BestBuy in the US. A 2015 version of the Moto G 2014 also with added 4G LTE support is a possibility and don't rule out a new model of the Moto 360 smartwatch although Motorola just announced three new bands for it.

Top stories from MWC 2015

45. Samsung Galaxy S6 launch as it happened: Galaxy S6 specs and features

Samsung Galaxy S6 launch as it happened. Galaxy S6 launch live blog and video. Watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 video stream, and read our live blog from MWC 2015 in Barcelona. Galaxy S6 launch video and Galaxy S6 details, new features and specs.

44. Samsung Galaxy S6 review: hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy

No microSD card slot, glass back and rounded metal edges brings the iPhone to mind, but a stunning screen, amazing camera and a fast, powerful processor help set apart the Samsung Galaxy S6 from rivals.

43. Samsung Galaxy S6 UK release date, price & specs: new features in Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, price and specs. Galaxy S6 display, processor and memory. Galaxy S6 price, Galaxy S6 release date, Galaxy S6 specification. Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S6, including how to pre-order the S6.

42. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review

The Galaxy S6 Edge is the dual edge version of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy smartphone. Here's our Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge hands-on review from MWC 2015.

41. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge UK release date, price & specs, photos

Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy S6 Edge, a variant of the Galaxy S6 that has a curved edge to create additional screen space for notifications. Here are the Galaxy S6 Edge specs, release date, price and new features, and information on where to preorder the S6 Edge.

40. HTC One launch as it happened | HTC One M9 launch video, specs, features, price

HTC today announced its brand new HTC One - the HTC One M9. The HTC One M9 will be released in the UK on 31 March 2015, and we brought you live coverage of the launch which you can watch again on this page.

39. HTC One M9 review: hands-on with HTC's best ever smartphone

We get a hands-on with HTC's best ever smartphone. The HTC One M9 is absolutely gorgeous, but hardware hasn't moved on much. Read our HTC One M9 review.

38. HTC One M9 release date, price and specs | new features in HTC One

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37. HTC Grip release date, specifications

Instead of the One Wear, HTC has annoucned the Grip fitness band in partnership with Under Armour to rival Fitbit, Jawbone and Microsoft.

36. HTC Petra (aka HTC One Wear) UK release date, price and specs rumours

HTC has long been rumoured to be developing a smartwatch, previously known as the HTC One Wear and now known as the Petra. HTC has launched its first wearable at MWC, but the HTC Grip is not a smartwatch. He we round up the HTC Petra UK release date, price and specs rumours.

35. Xperia Z4 UK release date, price, specs | No Xperia Z4 phone launch at MWC 2015

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34. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Hands-on with Sony's new tablet for 2015

Sony's Xperia Z4 Tablet is an iPad Air 2 rival with 17-hour battery life. We get hands-on with Sony's new tablet for 2015: read our Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review.

33. Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet UK release date, price and specs

Xperia Z4 Tablet release date. Xperia Z UK price. Sony Xperia Z4 specs. PLUS: new features in Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. Everything you need to know about Sony's new Xperia Z4 Tablet.

32. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua review: Hands-on with Sony's mid-range smartphone

Sony didn't announce the Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone at MWC 2015 but we're impressed by its new mid-range device. Here's our Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on review.

31. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua UK release date, price and specs

This year at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Sony has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone. Here's what you need to know about the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua UK release date, price and specs.

30. Microsoft Lumia 640 launch as it happened: Lumia 640, 640 XL to get Windows 10

Watch again coverage of Microsoft's MWC 2015 press conference in which it launched Lumia smartphones with Windows 10. Microsoft Lumia 640 launch video | Windows 10 Lumia phones launched today. New Windows 10 phones Lumia 640 launch as it happened.

29. Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL release date, price, specs

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are new Windows Phones which will launch within weeks. Here's everything you need to know about the Lumia 640 and 640XL release date, price and specifications.

28. Microsoft Lumia 940 Windows 10 phone UK release date, price and specs

No longer just a desktop OS, Windows 10 will also run on phones and tablets - and the Microsoft Lumia 940 will be one of the first Windows Phones to run Windows 10. Here we round up the Microsoft Lumia 940 UK release date, price and specs rumours. When is the Lumia 940 coming out?

27. HTC Vive vs Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition comparison preview

Both Samsung and HTC have announced new virtual reality headsets at this years Mobile World Congress. Although they look similar, they couldn’t be any more different. Which is best? When are they out? How much will they cost? We've got a comparison between the two to help you make up your mind...

26. Lenovo Tab 2 A8 release date, price and specs

Budget Android tablets aren't hard to come by, but those with good sound are. Lenovo hopes to appeal to those who appreciate high-quality audio with built-in Dolby Atmos. Here's what you need to know about the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 release date, price and specifications

25. LG G Watch Urbane LTE UK release date, price, specs

LG's new G Watch Urbane LTE is a stylish Apple Watch rival that doesn't depend on an Android smartphone. Here we reveal the LG G Watch Urbane and G Watch Urbane LTE UK release date, price and specs.

24. LG announces four mid-range smartphones for MWC 2015

LG touts premium features and design for new mid-range smartphones called the Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy.

23. Huawei TalkBand B2 review: Hands-on with the new TalkBand

Huawei takes a second stab at its TalkBand smartband and Bluetooth headset hybrid, but we still wouldn't buy one.

22. Acer Liquid M220 review: Hands-on with the new Acer Liquid M220

Acer has decided to try Windows Phone again but you won't be able to get excited about this smartphone. Here are our first impressions in our Acer Liquid M220 review.

21. Samsung Orbis round smartwatch a no-show at MWC

With wearables all the rage, can Samsung take on the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R with its round Orbis smartwatch? Originally thought to launch at MWC 2015, the Samsung Orbis has yet to make an appearance.

20. Intel Atom x3, Atom x5, Atom x7 release date, specifications

Intel launches Atom x3, Atom x5 and Atom x7, making a play for the budget smartphone market. Intel Atom x3 features, specs, release date; Intel Atom x5 and Intel Atom x7 features, specs, release date. Everything you need to know about Intel's new mobile chips.

19. Samsung Galaxy S6 mini UK release date, price and specs predictions

When is the Samsung Galaxy S6 mini coming out? With the Samsung Galaxy S6 pegged for March's MWC, Samsung will in typical fashion follow up that smartphone with the launch of a compact version. Here we reveal our Samsung Galaxy S6 mini UK release date, price and specs predictions.

18. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active UK release date, price and specs

Samsung's highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 will be joined by a number of smartphone variants, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S6 mini and now a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Here's where we round up the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active UK release date, price and specs rumours and speculation.

17. Motorola confirms new Moto E, Moto E 4G: UK release date, price, specs

Motorola has updated its budget Android phone and introduced a 4G version. Here's everything you need to know about the new Moto E and Moto E 4G, including UK release date, price and specs.

16. Project Ara modular phone UK release date, price: A step closer

Google's Project Ara will allow you to build your own smartphone. We explain how it works, including its UK release date and price.

15. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs S6 comparison: What's new in the Galaxy S6

Samsung's Galaxy S6 was announced at this year's MWC, but how does it differ to the Samsung Galaxy S5? We compare the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 to find out. It's S5 vs S6.

14. Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What's the difference?

The Sony Xperia Z4 was a no-show at MWC 2015, but it is on its way. Here we look at how the new Sony Xperia Z4 will differ from the current Sony Xperia Z3. We compare what we know about the Z3 and what we think we know about the Z4 to find out. It's Z3 vs Z4.

13. HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 smartphone comparison

We compare the HTC One M8 with the new HTC One M9. The new specs and new features of the HTC One M9, and how do they compare to the HTC One M8? Read our HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 smartphone comparison to find out.

12. Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison preview

They will launch on the same day so how will the new Samsung and HTC smartphones compare. Find out in our Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison preview.

11. Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison

In two weeks' time we'll be treated to the unveiling of the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony Xperia Z4. Here we compare the specifications that have leaked so far to find out what smartphone market leaders Samsung and Sony have in store for 2015.

10. HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison preview

MWC 2015 is fast approaching so we preview two flagship smartphones based on rumours. HTC One M9 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison.

9. iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison preview

The Galaxy S6 will arrive on 1 March to take on the iPhone 6. Here we take a look at how they might compare. Here's our iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison preview.

8. Acer Liquid Leap+ hands-on review

The new Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness tracker and smartwatch in one works with Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Here's our Acer Liquid Leap+ review from MWC 2015.

7. Acer Liquid Jade Z review | Hands-on with new Liquid Jade Z

The Acer Liquid Jade Z has great specs at a low price tag that could help it knock the Motorola Moto G off the top spot in our budget smartphone chart.

6. ZTE Grand S3 review | Hands-on with Eyeprint ID smartphone

ZTE's new smartphone intrigued us with its Eyeprint ID biometric security feature, but in reality it's not quite as practical as it sounds.

5. LG Watch Urbane and Urbane LTE hands-on review

LG has introduced two new smartwatches at MWC 2015. Here's our LG Watch Urbane and Urbane LTE hands-on review.

4. Microsoft Lumia 640 and XL review

There was no flagship Lumia 940 from Microsoft at MWC 2015 but there are two new Windows 10 ready handsets coming soon. Here's our Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL hands-on review.

3. Nokia N1 tablet review | Hands-on with Nokia's iPad mini rival

Nokia's N1 tablet looks a lot like Apple's iPad mini and has very similar specs, but runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a lower price tag. Find out more in our hands-on review.

2. Huawei Watch hands-on review

Huawei has caused quite a stir at MWC 2015 with its Android Wear smartwatch. Read our Huawei Watch review to find out what all the fuss is about.

1. HP Spectre x360 hands-on review

Laptops aren't a big deal at MWC 2015, but HP's new MacBook Air and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro rival caught our eye. Here's our HP Spectre x360 hands-on review.

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