Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest annual mobile event in the world, which occurs by the end of February each year. This year, MWC will start on February 26th and will end on March 2nd in Barcelona, Spain. MWC 2017 is one of the most awaited events by many tech and mobile enthusiasts. It’s also a place and chance for the big mobile vendors (except Apple) to announce and show off their new flagships.
Samsung has already confirmed that they will hold off the announcement of Galaxy S8, but it doesn’t mean they won’t attend MWC 2017. According to some information and rumors, they will introduce another flagship device. Besides Samsung, LG, Huawei, Lenovo, HTC, even Nokia are likely to introduce their new handsets through this event. We have collected the news and rumors about them in predicting what are amazing mobile devices will be there at MWC 2017. Keep on reading!
As Galaxy S8 won’t be presented at MWC 2017, they might replace it with another high-end device. They only give us a little piece of a clue through their press invite. It’s likely a picture of a tablet. So, they probably will announce the next generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab as it’s been a while.
Event though the sales of the tablet weren’t good enough – according to the recent report – it seems that Samsung didn’t lose the hope for it. Though we don’t know yet what the Tab S3 will look like, the rumors said it’s likely to have a major upgrade for its processor and design.
According to the rumor, Galaxy Tab S3 might adopt an Exynos 7420 Octa-core chipset. It will probably have 4GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner. Samsung might offer two models for its next tablet gen as its predecessor Tab S2: 9.7in and 8.0in models.
The clue that is given by LG for WMC 2017 is quite obvious. Their press invite for the event shows more than enough for us to know what is their main course. The picture of a screen and LG G6 sketch can give us the idea about its design. They also wrote: “Big screen that fits”. You can already guess that LG G6 will have a bezel-less display with 5.7-inch display size.
Regarding the spec, they didn’t give us any clue, except that we got from the previous rumors. It seems LG G6 will adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, rather than the 835.
They have confirmed to unveil a new flagship device at MWC 2017. The device might be Huawei P10. Moreover, the previous rumors suggested they will probably announce two variants: P10 and P10 Plus.
When it comes to spec, the rumors suggested it will adopt an octa-core Kirin 960 chipset, 6 GB RAM, 256 GB of storage, and a dual-lens Leica camera. The are two rumor versions regarding the display size. The first version said it might have a 5.2-inch QHD display, while the other one suggested a 5.5-inch curved QHD display.
Lenovo reportedly is going to introduce their flagship device, Moto G series. This handset is quite popular because of its affordable price, yet good spec. This year they will unveil the Moto G5 series, which is believed to have a 5-inch display size and 1080 p resolution.
Interestingly, according to the rumors, they will also introduce Moto G5 Plus with a bigger display size (5.5-inch) and higher spec for this series.
Blackberry seems to confirm once again their upcoming device, Mercury through this event. Even though Mercury has been introduced at CES, it is necessary for them to officially announce the device at MWC 2017.
Balckberry Mercury has a 4.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and run on Android Nougat. I think it will attract people on MWC 2017 because of its unique design. They kept the QWERTY keyboard alongside the multitouch display.
On CES, Nokia introduced their new smartphone, Nokia 6, which has a mid-range spec. It was successfully accepted in the market. Nokia 6 has sold out within one minute after the pre-order system opened.
On MWC 2017, they reportedly will introduce Nokia 8. It’s their new flagship smartphone with the high-end spec. It’s believed it will adopt a Snapdragon 835 chip, 24-megapixel main camera, and 6GB of RAM.