Has Samsung scared LG and Huawei flagships away from MWC?

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could come in exciting new colors

Barcelona’s annual Cellular World Congress, going down on the finish of subsequent month, is often the occasion of the 12 months for cell flagships. Nevertheless it appears to be like like two main business gamers, LG and Huawei, might again out of showcasing their flagships on the Catalan truthful this 12 months. Why? Studies recommend they’re scared to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Samsung makes no secret of the truth that its new flagship, the Galaxy S9 will likely be launched at MWC 2018. Quite the opposite – that is precisely what was introduced throughout CES. ETNews now studies that each Huawei and LG will subsequently chorus from presenting the P11/P20 and G7, respectively. Allegedly, this is because of a worry of taking part in second fiddle to Samsung on the truthful and looking out dangerous compared. Each smartphones are actually speculated to be launched somewhat later, presumably in April.

Within the case of Huawei, that appears greater than unlikely. The Chinese language producer, which is presently in a detailed race with Apple for second place behind Samsung by way of gross sales figures, had simply modified its P-Collection product cycle in order that the present mannequin could be proven in time for the Cellular World Congress and never just some weeks later. Huawei has additionally pushed the IFA into the again of its personal rating listing, so no extra high-end smartphones are to be anticipated there.

Huawei likes to point out off on a giant stage at MWC. / © AndroidPIT

Huawei has its eye on the highest spot

It’s unlikely that the corporate will instantly drop this plan after just one 12 months—and the Chinese language model has causes to be assured. Huawei sees its personal advance as unstoppable, and won’t quit till Samsung is ousted from the highest. An organization in Huawei’s place does not simply get scared.

Here is a spicy element: Huawei holds its MWC keynote within the corridor the place Samsung offered its new S-class within the years earlier than. On this giant setting, the Chinese language firm is not going to miss the chance to current an actual spotlight.

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The LG G7 is not going to seem at MWC. / © AndroidPIT (Screenshot)

The state of affairs is totally different with LG. The producer has already introduced that it’ll begin the event of the G7 another time. As well as, LG has launched itself from the requirement to launch new smartphones available on the market yearly. As an alternative, new fashions ought to solely be offered in the event that they have one thing considerably higher to supply than the earlier mannequin. The chance that a top-quality smartphone from LG will likely be offered on the MWC now appears fairly unlikely, though there are rumors of an up to date LG V30 enhanced with synthetic intelligence.

These three will not be the one sport on the town

Aside from Samsung, Huawei and LG, there are in fact different main manufacturers that may use the commerce truthful in Barcelona to current their new high fashions. These embody Sony, which solely supplied mid-range merchandise at CES, and Nokia, which has already introduced nice issues for the MWC. Xiaomi formally made its European debut in Spain and is anticipated to make use of the commerce truthful to ramp up its presence on the continent. Motorola, native champions BQ and a few others will even be current. The Galaxy S9 will definitely get loads of consideration, however MWC 2018 is not going to be a boring one-man present. Actually, it will likely be fairly the other.

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What do you suppose, which smartphone will dominate the headlines at MWC 2018?

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