The AnandTech podcast is back once more, this time with Ian and Andrei recapping their time at Mobile World Congress 2015.

We kick things off with a look at the flagship smartphones to come out of the show, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and HTC's One M9. We follow this up with a look at some of the photography-centric products to come out of the show, including the Lenovo Vibe Shot and Panasonic Lumix CM1. Of course no MWC would be complete without SoCs, and MWC has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, ARM's forthcoming Cortex-A72 CPU, and Intel's new Atom x3/x5/x7 brands. Then we switch gears to peripherals, including Qualcomm's new ultrasonic fingerprint scanning tech, Sandisk's hybrid eMMC tech, and modem tech from Broadcom and Altair. Finally we close things out with SteamVR and the first supporting headset, the HTC Vive.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 31

  • Dr. Ian Cutress: Host, CPU Guru
  • Andrei Frumuşanu: Mobile Editor

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Total Time:  1 hour 8 minutes 35 seconds

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00:00 - Intro
00:28 - Samsung Galaxy S6
07:21 - HTC One M9
13:24 - Microsoft Lumia 640 / 640XL
18:18 - Lenovo Vibe Shot
22:05 - Panasonic Lumix CM1
23:43 - Snapdragon 820 Announcement
24:34 - ARM A72
26:38 - Qualcomm Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning
28:25 - Qualcomm Modem Rebranding, LTE and Wifi Link Aggregation
31:28 - Intel Atom x3/x5/x7
37:49 - Sandisk 200GB MicroSD and Hybrid eMMC
42:39 - Broadcom Simultaneous Dual Band
45:07 - Cat-1 and Cat-0 LTE and Altair Semiconductor
46:58 - HTC Vive and SteamVR

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  • Azune - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - link

    Actually in Germany LTE is used even if you don't have a LTE contract. You are just limited to 3G speed, but you use the LTE connectivity. Which it's awesome, since it has far lower power consumption.

    Also carriers are starting (O2) to phase out non-LTE-contracts alltogether.
  • blanarahul - Friday, March 20, 2015 - link

    You're so lucky. :(
  • syxbit - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - link

    I'll listen to this on the bus ride home.
    I was hoping you'd talk about the Nvidia Shield, but I guess you covered the Tegra x-1 last time :)
  • Laxaa - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - link

    The podcast is back! Looking forward to hearing your takes on the MWC announcements.
  • Stochastic - Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - link

    I'm glad to see the podcast is back. However, if you guys are going to be doing these on a regular basis then I think you need to invest in higher quality microphones! It will really help with speech intelligibility.
  • SoC-IT2ME - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - link

    Agreed, why such low quality audio?!

    Also when discussing the Galaxy S6, all you did was run off a spec list. Where is the description of how it felt to use, smoothness, screen and build quality and the rest?

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