MWC 2018: What does the Catalan tech fair have in store for us?

MWC 2018: What does the Catalan tech fair have in store for us?

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MWC 2018: when and the place?

The Cell World Congress, additionally identified within the abbreviated kind as MWC, is at an occasion the place the large gamers of the cell communications sector collect to publicly current their most vital creations of the primary half of the yr. This yr, as is custom, it is going to be held on the Fira Gran By way of in Barcelona, and the doorways of the truthful will open to the general public from February 26 to March 1. The press could have entry to the occasion a couple of days upfront in order that a very powerful units are unveiled earlier than opening to the general public. 

Naturally, AndroidPIT’s intrepid reporters can be there to replace you instantly on essentially the most attention-grabbing tech revelations on the Catalan truthful. 

MWC can be open to the general public from February 26, however the first press occasions will happen on the weekend. / © AndroidPIT, GSM Affiliation, Shutterstock

MWC 2018 Samsung: the launch of the brand new Galaxy flagship

It has been confirmed immediately by Samsung: the successor of the Galaxy S8 will make its look at MWC. Dj Koh, president of the model’s cell division, stated that the long run flagship can be introduced in February in Barcelona, and it may well solely be the S9 (and the Plus model).

Final yr the S8 took its time earlier than making its launch, however this yr the South Korean firm doesn’t need to hand over the chance to unveil the flagship on the Catalan stage. The tech world is buzzing with rumors and leaks in regards to the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus and if you wish to psyche your self up for the discharge, we have put them collectively in a single useful article so that you can try:

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Don’t anticipate a twin digital camera in the usual model, that is possible reserved for the S9+! / © AndroidPIT

MWC 2018 Huawei: will there be a flagship or not? 

The Huawei presentation is on Sunday, February 25 at 2 pm native time (8am EST) on the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona. It isn’t fairly clear what we will anticipate from the Chinese language model, nonetheless.

We had been excited to see P11 (or P20, the identify continues to be a thriller) however the newest rumors recommend that Huawei might again out of presenting new the flagships at MWC 2018, because the producer takes extra time to refine the triple digital camera setup on the upcoming units. 

MWC 2018: Huawei timetable

  Date Time Location
Huawei February 25 14:00 (08:00 EST) Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona

MWC 2018 Sony: new designs (hopefully)

On the MWC17, Sony determined to refresh its Xperia line. Xperia XA2, XA2 Extremely and L2 will most likely be exhibited to European customers, however we anticipate that the Japanese producer will unveil new high quality units with a renewed design.

The primary steps have been taken and the brand new Xperia XAs integrates the fingerprint reader on the again and never laterally on the ability button. Along with the repositioning of the sensor, the opposite anticipated improvements are a 2:1 bezel-less show and softer strains. Briefly, bye-bye Omnibalance! That is what we anticipate however we’ll see how Sony decides to evolve its flagship units.

MWC 2018: Sony timetable

  Date Time Location
Sony February 26  08:30 (02.30 EST) Sony Sales space, Fira Gran By way of

MWC 2018 LG: will we even see smartphones from LG?

Final yr the G6 hit the Catalan truthful members, however sadly it didn’t persuade the customers on the time of buy. This yr we anticipated LG to showcase both the G7 or an up to date LG V30 with enhanced AI functionality, however the newest rumors point out that LG might chorus utterly from presenting new flagships on the MWC, because the model undergoes a critical rethink of their smartphone technique.

Within the meantime, LG has registered the Icon and Iconic manufacturers which, in line with Evan Blass, might discuss with a brand new smartphone and smartwatch respectively. In any case, we’ve not heard a lot in regards to the LG G Watch shortly….

Precisely what LG should present on the MWC 2018 stays a thriller.

MWC 2018 Nokia: Nokia 6 2018 and Nokia 3310 4G?

Final yr the Finnish firm offered the Nokia 6 and the legendary 3310 that caught everybody’s consideration. What’s going to HMD World present for 2018? We’ll most likely see the arrival of the Nokia 6 2018 in Europe and the Nokia 3310 4G with Wi-Fi and YunOS, an Android open supply variant that might permit using WhatsApp! The brand new Nokia 3310 has handed via TENAA with improved technical specs.

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It might be attention-grabbing if it was built-in with WhatsApp / © AndroidPIT


MWC 2018: Nokia timetable

  Knowledge Time Location
Nokia February 25 16:00 (10.00 EST)

MWC 2018 Xiaomi: Mi 7 on the horizon

Xiaomi can be current at the MWC (as confirmed by the official MWC web site), however with what? With none official assertion in the interim, we will solely guess proper now. Nevertheless, it might be time for the Mi 7 to take the stage, which might make sense contemplating the opening of the model in the direction of the western market. You Jun, one of many firm’s executives, introduced the arrival of Mi 7 within the spring: what higher alternative for the MWC then to formalize it?

What else?

Throughout the MWC 2018, we additionally anticipate to see new smartwatches and health trackers, new wearable units that do not essentially should be linked to the wrist, in addition to Sensible Residence units and VR and AR headsets.

In relation to sensible residence tech, prepare for sensible shows with built-in Google Assistant created in collaboration with manufacturers akin to Lenovo, Sony, LG, JBL, this might be one of many traits of 2018. Much less well-known manufacturers might then steal a march on Samsung and its Galaxy X by displaying a folding smartphone.

The MWC would be the excellent alternative to admire the primary smartphone with a fingerprint sensor positioned beneath the show. Vivo confirmed a prototype through the CES 2018 and the Vivo X20 Plus UD might be the identify of the smartphone with this built-in know-how. The gadget has handed via the TENAA and in line with the most recent rumors, it might already attain the Chinese language market by the top of January.

What occasion are you’re looking ahead to with essentially the most pleasure and what can be in your opinion essentially the most attention-grabbing smartphone or gadget that can be offered?

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