The devices of the MWC 2012: Day 1

Are you having trouble keeping up with everything that is coming from the Mobile World Congress? We’re not surprised, as loads of devices have been announced in the first official day of MWC 2012 on top of what was announced on Day 0. To help you keep up with what’s what at MWC, here is handy list of products that were announced on the first official day of the event.

Also, you might want to catch up on the events of Day 0, with our handy list of devices released on Sunday.

Nokia Lumia 610

Class: Entry level
Estimated launch: Q2 2012

Display: 3.7-inch LCD at 480 x 800
Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, VGA video capture
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7227A (Snapdragon S1): single-core ARM Cortex-A5 at 800 MHz, Adreno 200 GPU, 256 MB of RAM
Storage: 8 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio
Software: Windows Phone 7.5 “Tango”
Size: 119 x 62 x 12 mm at 131 grams

Nokia 808 PureView

Class: Mid/High-end
Estimated launch: May 2012

Display: 4.0-inch AMOLED at 640 x 360
Camera: 41 megapixels with f/2.4 Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, ND filter, 1/1.2” sensor, 1080p video capture with 3x digital zoom (26-75mm effective); front-facing camera
Chipset: Unspecified ARM11 chipset: single-core CPU at 1.3 GHz, unknown GPU, 512 MB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: Penta-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio and transmitter
Software: Nokia Belle
Size: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm at 170 grams

ZTE Orbit

The specifications here are preliminary and may not reflect the final product. Very little information is currently known about the ZTE Orbit.

Class: Entry level
Estimated launch: Unknown, possibly April

Display: 4.0-inch TFT LCD at 480 x 800
Camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 720p video capture
Chipset: Unknown, possibly Qualcomm MSM7227A at 1 GHz
Storage: 4 GB on-board; no microSD slot
Connectivity: Dual-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio
Software: Windows Phone 7.5 “Tango”
Size: Unknown

ZTE Era

Again, not all the specifications of the ZTE Era are known

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Unknown

Display: 4.3-inch TFT LCD at 960 x 540
Camera: 8 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Tegra 3 (Kal-El): quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.3 GHz, ULP GeForce GPU, 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 8 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: Dual-band HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, FM radio
Software: Android 4.0
Size: 7.8mm thin; other dimensions unknown

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Q2 2012

Display: 10.0-inch IPS LCD at 1920 x 1200
Camera: 8 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Huawei K3V2: quad-core at 1.5 GHz, unknown GPU, 2 GB of RAM
Storage: 8 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: HSPA+ or LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Software: Android 4.0
Size: 8.8mm thin, other dimensions unknown; 598g

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Like the 5.3-inch phone-like version, the Galaxy Note 10.1 supports the use of the S-Pen stylus

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Q2 2012

Display: 10.1-inch PLS TFT LCD at 1280 x 800
Camera: 3 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Unspecified chipset (likely Exynos 4210): dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM
Storage: 16 or 32 or 64 GB on-board; microSD slot
Connectivity: Quad-band HSPA, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 3.0
Software: Android 4.0 with TouchWiz
Size: 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 mm at 583g

ASUS Transformer Infinity 700

The specs below are for the 3G/4G version. The Wi-Fi only one has a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset inside rather than a Snapdragon S4 SoC

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Unknown

Display: 10-inch IPS+ LCD at 1920 x 1200, 600 nits of brightness
Camera: 8 megapixels f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4): dual-core Krait at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 225 GPU, 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 16 or 32 or 64 GB; microSD slot
Connectivity: HSPA and 100 Mbps LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Software: Android 4.0
Size: 263 × 180.8 × 8.5 mm at 586g

ASUS Transformer Pad 300

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Unknown

Display: 10-inch IPS LCD at 1280 x 800
Camera: 8 megapixels f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Tegra 3 T30L (Kal-El): quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.2 GHz, ULP GeForce GPU, 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 16 GB; microSD slot
Connectivity: HSPA and 100 Mbps LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
Software: Android 4.0
Size: Unknown

ASUS PadFone

This “PadFone” has an optional dock that turns it into a 10.1-inch tablet, which also has an optional keyboard to turn it into a notebook-style device

Class: High-end
Estimated launch: Unknown

Display: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED at 960 x 540
Camera: 8 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video capture; front-facing camera
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8260A (Snapdragon S4): dual-core Krait at 1.5 GHz; Adreno 225 GPU; 1 GB of RAM
Storage: 16 or 32 or 64 GB; microSD port
Connectivity: Dual-band HSPA+; Wi-Fi b/g/n; Bluetooth
Software: Android 4.0
Size: 128 x 65.4 x 9.2 mm at 129g

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I'm a little confused about the two Asus tablets; the ASUS Transformer Pad 300 and ASUS Transformer Infinity 700. I'm more for the performance and battery life. Given with the dock, battery life should be perfect for the two, but which one will have the punch in performance?

I saw videos and on the presentation display stand, the Snapdragon 1.5 Ghz and the Tegra 3 1.6 Ghz was shown on the display for the 700. Does that say I'll have options to have either processor on the 700 or will they strictly be separate. I'm look for speed again too.

Pygmy_Hippo said,
so no-one is surprised with the 41meg camera on the Nokia 808? does seem a bit like overkill!
You don't think that is a typo?

Pygmy_Hippo said,
so no-one is surprised with the 41meg camera on the Nokia 808? does seem a bit like overkill!

I'm surprised the device only takes 39MP images.

I'm surprised the Lumia 900 HSPA+ isn't mentioned here. Granted, the Lumia 900 isn't a brand new device, but the non-LTE release of it is quite big news for the international WP audience.

Great to see the return of 1920x1200 (aka 'WUXGA') displays.

I love my elderly Thinkpad T61p with this size of display but it needs replacing and until now WUXGA seemed to have gone totally out of fashion.
Hurrah, now all we need is Windows 8 on a WUXGA tablet ... please?

+1
I miss the UXGA display on my old Dell; having to put up substandard 'HD' displays. The new era of 'retina' displays should, ironically, bring back the classic resolutions we all loved.

I just hope they start improving screen resolutions on desktop monitors. It seems kind of ridiculous for a 10" tablet to have a 1920x1200 screen resolution, and most current monitors around the size of 17-24" have a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

XMac said,
I just hope they start improving screen resolutions on desktop monitors. It seems kind of ridiculous for a 10" tablet to have a 1920x1200 screen resolution, and most current monitors around the size of 17-24" have a 1920x1080 screen resolution.

Yes, available resolutions of late seem to have been almost entirely fixated on video standards. This is foolish : not everyone uses them for movies, people need to work! My desktop display is 2560 * 1600 and means I can have multiple pages or multiple documents open at once and be far more productive than a smaller resolution would allow.
Happily 2560*1600, while also rare, also seems to be coming back for retina displays soon. (This seems pointless on physically small screens, but hopefully the trend will follow through to larger monitors too).

Who the hell decided 10 inches should be a tablet standard? It's almost useless.... 12 inches with 720p is perfect.

The only WP devices announced are the new low end tango spec but haters still got to try and compare with high end android on physical looks and dimensions. Haters got to hate

windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

duddit2 said,
The only WP devices announced are the new low end tango spec but haters still got to try and compare with high end android on physical looks and dimensions. Haters got to hate

LostInNull said,
windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

Not sure if serious.
Or just trolling

LostInNull said,
windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

You sir, are the crap. Now stop spamming your hate for windows phone.

I don't hate windows phone, its just a crappy looking phone

FalseAgent said,

You sir, are the crap. Now stop spamming your hate for windows phone.

LostInNull said,
windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

Thats fair enough as its an objective opinion, I personally love how clean and simple it looks and gets the job done, but thats my opinion - each to their own.

I do also like Android, and iOS, but prefer WP.

I try to stay out of the whole 'I use this phone OS so all others have to be dog poo and I must make it clear on news posts that this is how I feel' mentality, due to me not being 5 years of age any more

My comment was about people saying the WP phones were bulky etc, talking about the physical asthetics of entry level devices, and doing so seriously.

LostInNull said,
windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

How is having a unified interface across all devices a bad thing? It's better than having a different UI on each manufacturer's devices. (TouchWiz, MotoBlur, etc.)
Also, I don't see why the interface is crappy. Sure, it isn't as fancy as android or iOS's interface, but that's what makes it unique. It's functional and the live tiles make it look more interesting than it looks on screenshots. Just play around with one, before jumping to conclusions about the OS.

Do windows phone developer know about horizontal axis

XMac said,

How is having a unified interface across all devices a bad thing? It's better than having a different UI on each manufacturer's devices. (TouchWiz, MotoBlur, etc.)
Also, I don't see why the interface is crappy. Sure, it isn't as fancy as android or iOS's interface, but that's what makes it unique. It's functional and the live tiles make it look more interesting than it looks on screenshots. Just play around with one, before jumping to conclusions about the OS.

Edited by LostInNull, Feb 28 2012, 12:14pm :

LostInNull said,
windows phone has same crappy homescreen whether it is high end or low end

unlike the fragmented mess of android where crappy bloatware from OEMs slows down your phone.

LostInNull said,
Do windows phone developer know about horizontal axis

they pretty much invented the panorama UI android ripped off. so much for android innovation.

LostInNull said,
Do windows phone developer know about horizontal axis

Actually yes. Nearly every application uses pivot or panorama controls which use it.

Sony, Panasonic, LG, HTC missed. New Sony range of phones looks interesting. Panasonic showed IP57 5'' 720p device. LG - 6 deviced, though they aren't that nice. HTC - 3 new devices.

coth said,
Sony, Panasonic, LG, HTC missed. New Sony range of phones looks interesting. Panasonic showed IP57 5'' 720p device. LG - 6 deviced, though they aren't that nice. HTC - 3 new devices.

Sony and HTC were announced on Day 0 (check the other post). LG was before MWC.