Many Asian phone companies such as LG, HTC, and Samsung have launched several high-end smartphones to compete with Apple. As a challenge to iPhone 6, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that curves around the edges and has a system for wireless charging. The Edge S6 is a phablet, which needless to say is sized between a phone and a tablet.
In tandem with the same move, LG also launched its new high-end phones with curved backs that fit the palm perfectly. The LG Flex 2 along with a range of four new mid-range smartphones and two new luxury internet-connected watches are the new entrants by LG to compete in the phone market.
All of these phones were presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. HTC presented its HTC One M9 that has a grey metallic body made from a single aluminium piece. In addition to this, HTC also showcased its "fitness band" which is a monitoring bracelet and a virtual reality headset. Both these will begin sale towards the end of 2015.
Apple has decidedly stayed away from the showcase at Barcelona and is reportedly working on launching its Apple Watch in April this year. This gadget is likely to revolutionize the wearable gadgets’ industry.
JK Shin, the chief executive of Samsung's mobile division stated that the company is driven to set a new standard in the mobile world. He further added that the new phones have the fastest processors that assure the users the highest performance and cameras like never seen before.