Almost 50% of all smartphone owners in Germany spend at least an hour a day using their device. And 18 to 24 year olds are particularly heavy users, with around 25% using their smartphone more than three hours a day (Source: YouGov). Once held in their hand, visitors to CeBIT will probably find it difficult to put some of these exciting new innovations back down.
24.6 million smartphones and 9.1 million table computers will be sold this year in Germany alone, according to a BITKOM forecast. CeBIT attendees will be able to witness all the key innovations for the upcoming months live during the five-day event – especially the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The most eye-catching aspect of the Galaxy S6 is its 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Screen with HD resolution featuring four times the number of pixels (2560 x 1440). Inside this smart-looking smartphone is a 64-bit octa-core processor. A key feature of the Galaxy S6 Edge is its dual-edge screen, which flashes color-coded notifications for your favorite calling partners.
ZTE is debuting its new ZTE Star 2 running on Android 5.0 at CeBIT. This phone can be completely controlled via voice commands. In addition the manufacturer will be highlighting its new multifunction beamer ZTE Spro 2. The small Android device has a 5-inch touchscreen and an LTE hotspot function as well as a lamp which can project 200 lumens onto a white wall surface at a size of 3 meters diagonal. A further highlight at CeBIT consists of the Microsoft Lumia 640 – a mid-range model that runs on Windows Phone 8.1 and has a 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor and 8-megapixel camera. Another attraction consists of the new BlackBerry Leap business smartphone, being brought to the Hannover-based show by Canadian manufacturer Research In Motion.
At the "Planet Reseller" special display, Pearl will be showcasing brand new smartphones and tablets running on Android or Windows operating systems, featuring virtual-reality glasses and a smart Wi-Fi dental camera. ARCHOS is represented at "Planet Reseller" with the smartphone innovations 50 Oxygen + and 52 Platinum. Fujitsu will be highlighting its new STYLISTIC V535 Windows-based tablet for industrial applications, which is drop-resistant up to a height of up to 1.8 meters. Additional tablet premieres are on tap from TERRATEC and Trekstor.
A survey by the online researchers at keyfacts revealed that every second smartphone owner skips password protection and consequently exposes himself or herself to considerable risks. Anyone who wants to protect their smartphone or tablet from outside access and hacker attacks will find the latest security solutions at CeBIT. Examples include the Secusmart (in cooperation with Vodafone) and DIGITTRADE apps for wiretap-proof communications. And the tradeshow features big-name companies with the latest protection programs for smartphones and the like, including ESET, Kaspersky Labs and TREND MICRO.
Innovative development in the mobile payment arena will also be on display at CeBIT: GFT is presenting a next-generation smartphone wallet at its Digital Banking Lab – an innovation which also supports the convenient transfer of money to individuals. And anyone who is interested in the latest accessories for his or her mobile device will likewise find interesting innovations at CeBIT – from an innovative headset with active noise-canceling technology at Plantronics to the Business Backpack from DICOTA, featuring intelligent cable management for the mobile charging of numerous mobile devices.