Between February 26 and March 1, a number of top players will queue up at MWC 2018 to unveil their flagship smartphones for the year.
While Sony's phones have historically been expensive, the company has been making them comparatively more affordable.
Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S9, will be revealed at MWC. New renders of the upcoming Samsung flagship duo were shared online by leakster Roland Quandt, giving us yet another look at the familiar design before their official unveiling. Reports suggest the front bezels might be thinner, albeit just slightly. The device reportedly features five rear camera lenses. It features a full-screen design and a display with the aspect ratio of 18:9. The front camera might be integrated with the iris scanner on the Galaxy S9. The two smartphones are said to be debuting at MWC but reports say HMD Global might be planning to announce as many as six new smartphones.
Nokia marked a great comeback past year at the MWC 2017 with the announcement of several devices including the Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and Nokia 3310 (2017) in partnership with HMD Global. The Nokia 10 (or the 8 Pro) is expected to be launched in late 2018 (August - September).
Zeiss and Nokia seem to be trying to actually innovate, rather than simply adding more sensors for the sake of it - the dual-sensor trend so far has offered some limited zoom capabilities, but quite often at the cost of overall image quality.
We don't know whether Nokia 4 presented at the exhibition MWC 2018 this month. It is claimed to be an Android Go smartphone that might arrive with an HD IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage space, and a polycarbonate build.
In the meantime, let's prepare for the MCW 2018 event where big models like Samsung S9, ASUS Zenfone 5, Nokia 9, and Xperia XZ2 will be launched. The smartphone is also rumoured to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. Especially, the flagship Nokia 8 lacked the X factor, considering it was the best from the company previous year.
"The angle of view, color, reflections, backlighting, and saturation levels are all taken into consideration as the phone analyzes images in its database to determine what the camera is focusing on in order to recommend the best setting". It will be loaded with stock edition of Android 8.0 Oreo and will come with other Nokia features such as OZO Audio and Bothie photo shooting mode. The upcoming smartphone is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor paired with either 4 or 6GB of RAM with minimal bezels up front and a penta-lens camera setup on the back, similar to the one described above in the Nokia 8 Pro.
According to a report from The Indian Express, Nokia licensee HMD Global is slated to announce the Nokia 9 during the annual tech event in Barcelona, next week.
Sony will hold a press conference on February 26.
Nokia was at the centre of things at Mobile World Congress earlier in 2017. Additionally, we might also see the Moto X5 and Moto Z3 series at Motorola's booth. The Moto G6 may sport a 3000mAh battery, the Moto G6 Plus may include a 3200mAh battery while the Moto G6 Play may include a massive 4000mAh battery.
Sony is expected to release the successor to its flagship Xperia XZ1 this year. The Japanese company is expected to join the 18:9 bandwagon this year, and it'll be interesting to see whether it can make a mark in India.