MWC 2016: notably absent from Barcelona salon

– Reduce

The tablets

USB Type-C

connected watches

Touch Force


MWC 2016 provided its share of surprises and promising product, but it also leaves with our share of disappointment, some expected trends or technologies that have rarely been seen, if at all. Here are the major absences of the show.

The tablets

although the tablet market we know is in decline (even very big loss) and it was felt at the MWC. Apart from Huawei MateBook Windows, and ZTE Spro More hybrid, there was not much to put in their mouths.

Getting Started with Huawei MateBook, a promising product

Video: our handling of the ZTE Spro More

The USB Type-C

For months and months we hope to see manufacturers massively adopt the USB Type-C, but they seem very cautious in this regard. The one who was most likely to adopt it, it is obviously Samsung with its S7 and S7 edge, but the Korean manufacturer has chosen to overlook this detail. Besides, we have finally seen that the LG G5, the Zopo Speed ​​8, and HP Elite X3 equipped with a Type-C plug. Pity.

Getting Started with Zopo Speed ​​8

Getting Started with LG G5

Overview HP Elite X3

Connected watches

According to the latest figures, the market for watches is well connected. But in the alleys of Barcelona area, the impression was different, and connected watches have clearly not made the news MWC 2016. In fact, it has signed a watch preview Haier, not turning not under Android Wear but under Android-based interface and a module developed by Acer for a Victorinox watch. We expected at least to see a regular manufacturer of exercise, such as LG, for example, propose a new model, but it is not.

Acer tries (almost) to the connected watch

Our video of handling the Haier Watch

Technology “Force Touch”

Last September, Apple introduced its iPhone 6S with a pressure level detection display, as with Huawei’s Mate S presented at IFA. Since then, the Chinese manufacturer is silent on this innovation, and it has not seen traces of this mobile from the Berlin show. Besides, no motive has been seen with this technology at the show. And that’s a shame.

Test Huawei Mate S, disappointment without Force Touch