What can India expect from MWC 2018?

Terry Joseph
February 23, 2018

The 2018 Mobile World Congress, the biggest telecom and mobile industry event in the world, is right around the corner.

Between February 26 and March 1, a number of top players will queue up at MWC 2018 to unveil their flagship smartphones for the year.

Though it might not be the same this year, but the expected announcements of the Nokia 3310 4G and the Nokia 9 could again make MWC a happy hunting ground for the smartphone maker. Speaking as reviewers, the Nokia phones previous year were unimpressive in most respects, except design. We have already seen a device with a moniker - Nokia 8 Sirocco, which could be renamed to Nokia 9.

LG Electronics has said it will showcase an upgraded V30 with added artificial intelligence camera features at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Here's also hoping that Sony finds a way to bring a fingerprint sensor to this year's flagship, as it did for its mid-range products back at CES. The purported Xperia XZ2 is rumoured to get an 18:9 aspect ratio display and a USB Type-C port; other specifications haven't yet been outed.

Moto isn't expected to unveil its flagship Moto Z3 flagships until later this summer, but as the company did at CES, we may see one or two new Moto Mods to play with, which would be really neat.

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Samsung has suggested that it has improved camera capabilities for the new phone and challenged people to "imagine a camera that can see more than your eyes".

At Taiwanese phone manufacturer Asus' February 27 MWC event, we can nearly certainly expect the next-gen flagship ZenFone 5 to be announced. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. Some smartphones are sure to attend, the presence of others is only guessed at. Asus will be coming up with its Zenfone 5 and variants, focusing on the camera and apparently taking a few tips from Apple for design, or so goes the rumour. It is tipped to bear a full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

LG said it collaborated with a partner in image recognition to analyze over a 100 million images in order to develop the phone's image recognition algorithms. It will be equipped with a 12MP+13MP dual camera set up along with a 5MP front-facing camera. In terms of operating power, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have the latest-generation processors, namely either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the Exynos 9810, depending on the country.

The smartphone could feature a 5-inch screen along with Gorilla Glass 5 for protection.

Arguably the two most anticipated phones to be announced at MWC 2018, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are all set to be unveiled at the Samsung's Unpacked event on February 25.

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