MWC 2018, the most awaited event will kick off just five days from now in Barcelona, Spain. Companies from all over the world will showcase and release their smartphones in this four day power packed event. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be the star of this event. But there are many more flagships that we will be seeing, so lets find out which are they and what they have to offer.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
Its been in the news for a couple of weeks now, mostly because of Snapdragon 845 and Samsung’s new variable aperture technology. With this new processor, Samsung is planning to concentrate more on AI, like Bixby, and Animojis. The Galaxy S9 will have a sing rear camera with 12MP sensor and variable aperture between f/1.5 and f/2.4 along with OIS support.
Meanwhile the Galaxy S9+ will be featuring dual rear camera with dual OIS. There’s a lot that has been leaked about both these flagships. Check here to know more
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
This device made a lot of buzz, especially for its iPhone X like notch on top. But now everything seems to be false. The Mi Mix 2S will have thinner bezels and the Mi Mix 2 along with a notch on the top right corner.
Xiaomi has already used radical methods to tackle with the front camera. It placed the front camera on the bottom bezel in the Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2. Under the hood, it is expected to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Mi Mix 2S will also have a dual-camera setup on the back.
Asus Zenfone 5
The leaked product manual reveals the ZenFone 5 will feature a 5 .7-inch 18:9 bezel-less display and dual rear cameras. The appearance features a metal case uni-body design with rounded edges. The sections of the device where the antennae are housed are quite noticeable, thanks to the cutout separation design. There is a port for the MicroUSB as well.
It is assumed by experts that the battery capacity will be high for the high height of the device. ZenFone 4 Max has the battery capacity of 4,000mAh, and the new ZenFone 5 should be about the same or more. It is also a dual-SIM smartphone and comes up with a MicroSD card slot. A Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with 3GB RAM and it will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box are also expected.
LG will not be releasing any flagship this time, but V30S is expected to be showcased. The appearance is very similar to LG V30 with 6-inch FullVision OLED display with QHD+ resolution. The device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. What makes LG V30s stand out is its internal storage which is rumored to have a massive 256GB. The smartphone will have support for LG Lens.
Nokia 7 Plus
Last but not the least, we have the Nokia 7 plus the successor of Nokia 7. An image had surfaced online a few days ago. It shows off the bezel-less display of this device. This handset is also said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It will have a 4GB of RAM, dual 12 megapixel and 13 megapixel cameras. Images leaked by Evan Blass do confirm that the dual cameras will be made in conjunction with lens maker Carl ZEISS – with which Nokia has had an iconic history.
The “Android One” branding on the back of the phone guarantees that the device will launch with Android 8 Oreo out of the box. Hence, you can expect regular software updates for the next two years.
Leaked renders show that Nokia will retain 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB type C port charging and data syncing.
What do you expect from MWC 2018? Will HTC surprise us with some flagship?