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The Mobile World Congress is often about quality rather than quantity, so although we didn’t exactly see as many new gadgets unveiled in Barcelona this week as Las Vegas back in early January during CES, two of MWC 2016’s stars shine bright like diamonds.

Much brighter than all your Jade Primos, Honor 5Xs, Alcatel Fierce XLs, Fitbit Blazes, Galaxy TabPro Ss, and so on and so forth. We mean, of course, the LG G5 (and its “Friends”), as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7 (alongside its jumbo-sized “edgy” sibling).

Leveraging its stronger global brand and bigger marketing bucks, Samsung will probably be able to once again outsell its domestic arch-rival in the flagship arena, though thanks to a unique modular design, the G5 may come unusually close to the S7.

As far as MWC’s organizers are concerned, the G5 is worth the media attention it’s getting, defeating the GS7 for this year’s Best Mobile Handsets & Devices Award. The GSM Association, aka GSMA, already named its favorite 2015 smartphone, and the Galaxy S6 Edge was actually the “Best New Handset, Tablet or Device” at last year’s Mobile World Congress.

If LG plays its cards right therefore, the ingenious new G5 could follow in the footsteps of possibly the biggest blockbuster of the 2015 Android landscape. Granted, the S6 Edge likely fell somewhat short of lofty expectations, but it was still way more popular than the S6 and LG G4.

In addition to the GSMA’s prestigious trophy, LG collected over 30 other awards in the past few days, from media outlets like BGR, Digital Trends, Expert Reviews, Techradar and even Men’s Health. For our part, we’d rather wait and rigorously review the phone and its accessories before concluding they’re the best of the best.

Source: LG Newsroom

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