Mobile World Congress one of
the biggest mobile events of the year is just a few days away, and here's what
to expect from the top smartphone companies once MWC 2018 officially starts on
Samsung is planning to roll its latest flagships: the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Korean tech giant is set to officially unveil both the phones a day ahead of the global event in Barcelona on Sunday. One feature Samsung may bring to its new phones will be stereo speakers, according to the site. And if reports are to be believed, Samsung’s latest smartphones will be the first one where users will try their hands on Samsung’s "Uhssup" app. The launch of a new social networking app, Uhssup surfaced last month, however, it is not known whether the rumoured social media service will be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone or not. Besides, the pictures of Samsung's latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself.
LG is expected to throw surprises and is all set to unveil a new version of LG V30 that'll probably be called the V30S. From the design, it's mostly the same V30 but come with a bunch of AI-powered enhancements, particularly in the camera department. Among the new features is Vision AI, which is supposed to scan QR codes, perform image searches and provide shopping links for things the camera sees. The company has not released the information about the launch dates, but we're sure the company’s new phone will gran the attention at the event.
Asus is going to showcase the ZenFone 5 featuring an iPhone X-like notch and is expected to debut alongside the ZenFone 5 Lite at the MWC conference that is scheduled for February 27. The new it packs flagship levels of power thanks to its Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of RAM. The ZenFone 5 Lite is speculated to be a smaller variant of the ZenFone 5.
Nokia is tipped to announce Nokia 7 Plus along with several new phones - including, Nokia 1 running Android Go, Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 9. The Nokia 9, could sport a futuristic display along with a revamped camera module and an improved camera setup while Nokia 7 Plus will feature a 6-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The company is hosting its press conference on Sunday 25 February.
The company hasn't revealed much except its recently teased short video on Twitter that suggests at least one curvy new Sony phone is coming to Spain. It is expected the new XZ2 Compact will be the first Sony phone on the market with a dual camera, and according to the Xperia Blog, both the new models - the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will use HDR displays with 18:9 aspect ratios. The Sony MWC launch event is slated for Feb 26, 1PM IST.
Huawei is very unlikely to announce any flagship smartphones at the event, as the company is going to show off its new P-series smartphone in March and the Mate 11 in October. The company announced the tagline for the event saying "Experience new horizons," but that could mean literally anything. At MWC, Huawei is expected to showcase three tablets in its MediaPad M5 series. The company will present at MWC 2018 on Sunday 25 February at 2pm CET.