Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge most tweeted about topics during MWC 2016
The two new Galaxy S7 handsets from Samsung were the most-tweeted about Mobile World Congress topics during the annual tech conference’s 2016 edition.
The Mobile World Congress has increasingly become a destination for technology manufacturers of all kinds, but at the eighth MWC in Barcelona, February 22-25, it was the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that won out with Twitter users, according to trend tracking firm Hotwire.
The pair of handsets were unveiled at the 2016 MWC as expected and accrued 35,360 tweets between them.
Very close behind was LG’s latest high-spec handset, the modular G5.
Dropping down into the low 20,000s was the Sony Xperia line.
Though the Xperia X was on display, the name was also applied to four concept designs: the Agent (a voice-controlled AI assistant), Ear (a voice-controlled earbud), Projector (a projector that turns its target surfaces into ad-hoc touchscreen displays) and Eye (a camera).
Also causing a buzz at MWC was the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and 5G data connections.
Samsung also unveiled a 360 degree camera as part of its Gear range, and Microsoft brought new Windows 10 devices.
And though Samsung’s one-two combination of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge ruled Hotwire’s individual topical tweets chart, LG was the most-tweeted about brand, ahead of Samsung’s 40,873 tweets with a total of 44,482 messages.
Top 10 most-tweeted MWC 2016 topics:
1. Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge – 35,360
2. LG G5 – 34,496
3. Xperia – 22,409
4. Zuckerberg – 16,074
5. IoT – 14,487
6. VR (Virtual Reality) – 13,941
7. 5G – 12,650
8. 360 – 10,885
9. Windows – 9,162
10. Tablet – 8,661