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MWC 2015 roundup: Microsoft, Samsung, HTC and Firefox

Here’s a brief look at the major announcements made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Day Zero and Day one. - Microsoft introduced its new 5-inch Lumia 640 and 5.7 inch Lumia 640XL devices, reports AnandTech. Both devices will be available in 3G and LTE versions, with both single and dual SIM options depending on the market. Both devices will ship with Windows 8.1 but will be upgradeable to Windows 10. The devices will also come with one year of Office 365 which can be installed on one PC and one other device as a part of the deal. - Samsung officially announced its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, reports the Verge. Both flasgship devices sport  5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED displays, 3GB of RAM, 32, 64, or 128GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilization, a fingerprint sensor, an infrared heart-rate monitor, both Qi and PMA wireless charging and integrated support for Samsung Pay, which uses either NFC or MFT (LoopPay) technology for transactions. Samsung Pay, which was also announced today, will allow users to make payments in-store using their smartphones instead of using payment cards. The company has partnered with Mastercard and Visa for the same, and claims it has to potential to be accepted in 30 million stores today. In order to use it, users need to add a payment card to the app, and then swipe up from the bezel to choose the saved card when paying. - HTC announced its first…

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