Samsung scores best new device award at MWC 2015

Earlier this week we took a look at the GSM Association’s picks for the best mobile hardware of the year: the iPhone 6, LG G3, Surface Pro 3, and Moto 360 emerged as the big winners. But while the GSMA announces its winners every MWC, it’s a little unsatisfying to be handing out awards to all this old hardware at an event that’s so very focused on introducing us to brand-new stuff. Luckily for those of us who like to live out on the cutting edge, we won’t be waiting another year to learn which of this year’s MWC offerings is going to come out on top, as with the expo winding down, the GSMA has announced its “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device” to debut at the show.

Samsung came to Barcelona with two attractive new flagships to show off, but only one of them can take the top spot. This time, it’s the flashier of the two, with the award going to the curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge.

This marks the second year in the row Samsung’s going home with the honor, following last year where it was a wearable that received the title, the Gear Fit (though how wise is that sounding now?). In all likelihood, the Galaxy S6 Edge will enjoy a slightly more acclaimed year than the Gear Fit did, especially as shoppers who were on the fence about the then-still-very-experimental Galaxy Note Edge come around to really accepting this bold new look for Samsung handsets.

Agree with the GSMA’s decision? Do you have a different pick for the best new hardware to launch at the show? Try your best to convince us why you’re right in the comments.

Source: Samsung
Via: GSM Arena

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