The world’s biggest mobile phone conference, the Mobile World Congress, better known as MWC, begins next week in Barcelona. We expect to see some of the biggest names in the industry who are going to unveil their next generation of smartphones that would set the pace for 2017.
Amongst some of the more popular brands, we expect a big deal to be made out of the return of Nokia – now owned by the company HMD Global. It is believed the former giant will be launching 2 new smartphones, which are expected to take the world by storm this year.
Entering the fray will also be Blackberry that seeks to make a comeback with a brand new Android smartphone.
We would normally expect some of the biggest brands in the market to make at least an appearance at MWC 2017, but this year, Samsung isn’t expected to announce anything major. It is believed that the giant is still recovering from the colossal failure, that is the Galaxy Noe 7 and requires more time preparing for the launch of the S8, which will be its next flagship worth watching for. Having just announced the U Ultra and U Play, HTC should not be launching a smartphone at this conference either.
Some of the big brands we love like LG is set to release new flagships that we are really excited for too, such as the LG G6 which is confirmed to make an appearance at MWC 2017. We believe that the G6 will have a 5.7in quad HD display, in addition to being water resistant and possessing a 13-megapixel rear camera with wireless charging capabilities. Rumour has it that the existence of a compact version could be a possibility as well.
Despite having launched so many smartphones next year, Sony seems to have no intention of slowing down. It may be expected to launch as many as five new phones in their line-up.
Renowned Chinese manufacturer Huawei is also looking to present its successor to the popular P9, and it has confirmed that it will unveil the P10 flagship phone at MWC, as well as the P10 Plus. We believe that the device will come with a curved display and dual rear-cameras alongside up to 6GB of RAM.
Last but not least, there appear to be rumours saying that there might be some bendable or flexible smartphones which could make an appearance at MWC 2017, but we are doubtful that it will be true.