Each year, MWC oversees several launches such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and as the event draws closer, we are looking at some potential digital advances that could draw us to a tech event in Spain.
MWC 2017 won’t be any different as big players like Motorola, Sony, LG, Samsung, HTC, Huawei will introduce new devices, and companies like Nokia and Blackberry are planning to return with their Android smartphones.
It has intrinsically changed the way we communicate, interact, work and play as individuals, ”said Michael O’Hara, GSMA Marketing Director. (GSMA is operated by MWC)
This event is great news for anyone planning to buy a new device, as many of them will be showcased at Mobile World Congress and you will get even more options than the market offers.
The Korean tech giant has been teasing the tech world by inviting the press to MWC 2017 for several weeks, and since its executive confirmed that their flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t launch at an event in Barcelona, people have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
The S3 is rumored to have a curved display on both sides, a dedicated button for Samsung’s built-in AI Bixby, a 9.6-inch AMOLED display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, a 12MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera, 4GB of RAM and 128GB memory, Snapdragon 820 SoC and will run on Android Nougat.
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One of the highly anticipated devices unveiled at this event will be the 5.7-inch LG 18: 9 aspect ratio display that will be featured on the new LG G6, which will provide additional ease of multi-tasking when using split screen – making two perfect squares.
In addition, the G6 will feature a virtually bezel-less design with a metal casing and a four-channel DAC for enhanced sound quality.
LG ditched the modular design of the G5 as it failed to catch on. In addition to the metal body, the waterproof and dustproof characteristics of the device will undoubtedly make it more durable than its competitors.
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Huawei is not yet a major player in the world, but has established itself with devices that offer excellent value for money in their country. Huawei is set to launch a successor to its P9 device, which will come in two flavors and will feature a dual camera setup with a Leica lens.
The P10 will reportedly be powered by a Kirin 960 SoC module, 5.5-inch display, 3100mAh battery and 4GB RAM options with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.
The larger model, the P10 Plus, will be equipped with a better Kirin 965 SoC, a slightly larger display, a 3650mAh battery and options: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage.
In the past few weeks, the rumor mill has been buzzing with nostalgia as Nokia is considered one of its iconic devices – the sturdy Nokia 3310 – has been encouraged to return to the market as a feature phone.
There has been no speculation about the specifications of the unveiled Nokia 3310, but it is highly likely that the company will release the device in the sub-Rest 3,000 category.
Nokia recently launched its throwback device, the Nokia 6 in China, which received an amazing welcome, selling hundreds of thousands of devices on its first day of sale. Nokia is expected to launch the Nokia 6 globally and also introduced another model, currently called the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.
After taking a first look at the device During CES 2017, Blackberry will unveil its debut device in the Android ecosphere and unveil its proprietary QWERTY keyboard.
Reminiscent of the good old days, the new device has a full QWERTY keyboard under the touchscreen. The keyboard looks glossy, giving it a mirrored surface.
In a tweet in January, Steve Situla, Senior Executive Officer of TCL North America, presented a first look at the upcoming Blackberry-branded device and noted that more information on the device will be available at MWC 2017.
Enjoy our official introduction to the latest BlackBerry smartphone. More to come to MWC. pic.twitter.com/gHkwepCPbJ
– Steve Situla (@SteveCistulli) January 4, 2017
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Lenovo-owned Motorola has become a well-known company for budget smartphones with great specs, and nothing will change with the release of the G5 and G5 Plus this year.
The G5 Plus gets a larger 5.2-inch display, 64GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, a dual-pixel autofocus rear camera, and a better Snapdragon 625 SoC compared to the G5 430 series Sac
Both of these devices will run Android Nougat.