Promising to deliver a brand spanking new set of devices, the Mobile World Congress 2017 is the talk of the industry. So, what should you be on the lookout for? Here are the five devices that are sure to make the headlines.
This device is set to come in glossy black and brushed metal variants and LG is lining up a special dual lens camera, a unique 18:9 display for an improved split screen app view, the latest Qualcomm processor and possibly Google Assistant.
The device will be powered by the newest Android Nougat software.
Already unveiled in China, the Nokia 6 has proved a hit and the company are expected to offer more at MWC. The Nokia 8 runs a special version of Google Android, with a huger 5.7–inch super AMOLED screen, 24 megapixel camera and an all–metal frame.
It’s expected to be one of the best phones in Barcelona.
Samsung Galaxy S8
Even though Samsung will not be showing off its new Galaxy S8 on the MWC show floor, the S8 is still getting a place on our list. Why? Because rumours suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may give everyone what they’ve been after – a bigger screen without making the phone dimensions any larger. Is it finally happening?
While little has been given away, expect its new Bixby intelligent assistant, the new rear fingerprint scanner and swanky, all screen front.
The BlackBerry Mercury, confirmed for launch at MWC, features a physical keyboard. The device is being made under licence by a company called TCL, rather than BlackBerry itself, but the design is reminiscent of older phones.
There’s 32GB storage, a hefty 18 megapixel camera and USB–C for fast charging. It will also run Android Nougat, with BlackBerry’s second rate operating system consigned to the past.
Sony Xperia X
Sony’s smartphones have won the industry’s approval but have failed to gain mass popularity in recent years. However, reports of its new flagship, codenamed Yoshino, suggest it may have a commercial success on its hands.
This new device is said to have a 4K screen, 6GB of RAM and an in–house camera sensor that could put rivals to shame. The Japanese company is expected to reveal as many as five phones at MWC 2017.