9to5Google reports that four lines of devices will be released: the Power Max, Ultimate, Energy, and Hardcase. The Ultimate range will have pop-out selfie cameras. Most of the models will be basic feature phones, part of the Energy and Hardcase ranges.
The company will also be releasing a total of 26 devices, smartphones and feature phones, at MWC. For example, the Energizer Ultimate U620S Pop will have a 6.2-inch Full HD screen, a triple rear camera with 16/5/2-megapixel sensors and a dual pop-up camera with 16/2-megapixel sensors. It has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. There’s also a fingerprint reader on and a 3,200mAh battery inside.
The Energizer Ultimate U630S Pop will have a 6.3-inch screen at 720p and a 3,500mAh battery. It will run on the Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and has a single rear camera.
More details about the handsets will be revealed at Mobile World Congress.
HP goes large with 15-inch Chromebook
HP announced its biggest Chromebook yet with a 15-inch screen and a Num pad. These laptops, which run Google’s Chrome OS, are most likely for the number cruncher who uses web apps.
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The HP Chromebook 15 has a 15 inch touchscreen display, and joins other Chromebook manufacturers that have also recently released 15 inch notebooks.
HP has confirmed the price of the Chromebook 15 to be $449 for the base model. Intel’s Pentium Gold 4417U processor will power the computer, with 4GB of DDR5 RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has Bang & Olufsen speakers, an HD webcam, and a backlit keyboard.
It doesn’t skimp on ports: it features a microSD card slot, 2 USB 3.1 ports, and one USB 3.1 port. HP claims the laptop can run for up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge.
It weighs a mere 1.8kg, while dimensions on thickness have yet to be published. The laptop is confirmed to launch in the US, but HP has yet to confirm if it’s going to release this device in other markets.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 – 85″ panel for workspaces
Microsoft has unveiled an 85-inch model of its Surface Hub 2 interactive wall display, much larger than the original model. The product is aimed at businesses that want a smarter collaborative board.
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Microsoft’s Chief of Surface, Panos Panay, introduced the new 85-inch model at Microsoft’s Surface Event in New York this week, and briefly showed it between two of the Surface 2S 50-inch panels.
The panel is likely to include features of the 2S, including a removable cartridge that will be upgraded next year. This will allow businesses to upgrade their computers with a new CPU, RAM, and GPU, and won’t have to replace the expensive display panel.
Pricing and regional availability has not yet been announced, but the company says it’ll be available in 2020.