It’s Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona, which means most of Apple’s competitors are unveiling their upcoming smartphone lineups that will inevitably compete with Apple’s own 2016 lineup.

But while we usually have to wait until the fall for a new iPhone from Apple, this year is different in that Apple’s event planned for early next month will likely see it unveil the much anticipated iPhone 5se, a rare non-flagship and mid-year iPhone upgrade that will be a low to mid-tier smartphone competitor at pricing that will take over the current iPhone 5s lineup around $450 off contract. 

Among the announcements: Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones — both with a similar premium metal and glass design as previous generations but with upgraded internals — while LG showed off its all-new metal modular design for its new flagship LG G5. Also on show this week is a new smartphone flagship from Acer that offers an impressive 1TB of hybrid local/cloud storage, HTC’s One X9, and a trio of Xperia X smartphones from Sony, two with high camera specs including predictive focus.

And Apple is also planning to introduce its iPad Air 3 next month, which will inevitably go up against the new tablets being announced at MWC this week from its Android competitors.

Head below for a roundup of all of our MWC coverage courtesy of our sister site 9to5Google:

  • Samsung officially announces Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

  • LG G5 officially announced, hands on with Snapdragon 820, all-new metal modular design, dual camera and removable battery

  • Sony announces trio of Xperia X smartphones, two with high camera specs incl. predictive focus [Video]

  • New smartphone/tablet chip allows staggering 4K @ 60fps output via USB-C for VR & big-screen use

  • Acer announces Liquid Jade 2 smartphone at MWC w/ 1TB ‘hybrid’ storage

  • LG G5 and Friends: Hands on with the new unibody modular flagship [Video]

  • Samsung’s Gear 360 is a consumer-friendly 360-degree camera, coming in Q2

  • HTC announces $799 Vive Consumer Edition, pre-orders begin Feb 29 with early April ship date

  • HTC unveils new global One X9, three new Desire models w/ unique ‘Micro Splash’ design

  • Sony ‘Xperia PP10’ and ‘Smart Ear’ accessory leak before Sony event tomorrow

  • Alcatel officially outs the Idol 4 and Idol 4S, mid-rangers with high-end specs

  • Lenovo shows off new inexpensive TAB3 tablet lineup at MWC

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