The CES 2017 event in Las Vegas was a mixed bag event for tech enthusiasts with a lot of new devices spotted but a lot more expected one failed to feature. Nevertheless, it is never the end as the Mobile World Congress is set to kick off in Barcelona from February 27. The MWC events have consistently been one of the biggest platforms where the largest tech firms showcase, debut and demo some of their most exciting upcoming products.
Perhaps one of the most awaited flagships of the year, it is quite unprecedented that the LG G6 will make an appearance in Barcelona this February. Pegged to be a revolutionary device on LG’s part, the G6 is one smartphone which is expected to rival the likes of Samsung and Apple. The smartphone is slated to feature a 5.7-inch QHD+ (1440 x 2880 pixel) display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, and removable battery with Quick Charge support. Further reports also stated that LG G6 will have new heat pipe cooling system to conduct the heat away from the processor.
Latest reports point to possible Nokia android smartphone rolling out at the forthcoming MWC latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Although the specific model name has not been spotted, the device is expected to feature 6GB of RAM, which will be optimised by the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and 5.2 inch or 5.5-inch touchscreen will sport a 23-megapixel camera with Zeiss optics. Although these specifications do seem similar to the the Nokia 8, further details are still on wait regarding the device from Nokia.
Lenovo has already sent out invites for February 26 hinting at the unveiling of new Moto smartphones at MWC 2017, likely to be the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. The two smartphones are expected to be mid-rangers featuring 5.5-inch displays with full-HD resolution and octa-core chipsets, and 5-megapixel cameras. One of the differences between the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus is that the former has a 13-megapixel rear camera and the latter’s camera has a 16-megapixel resolution. A few more details of Moto G5 Plus have been leaked online, such as its 3080mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor in the front, and 4GB RAM.
BlackBerry has stopped making its own phones and has handed the license to TCL. There had long been rumours of a new handset – their last device codenamed Mercury – launching in 2017 and the MWc event might just be the platform where the device surfaces for the first time. The upcoming flagship will sport the company’s iconic QWERTY keyboard with some new technology that will pick up swipes made over the same. In addition, it will have a USB Type-C port for charging and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The handheld will run on 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3400 mAh battery, an 18-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera – all underneath a 4.5-inch screen.
HTC, who is looking to make a comeback into the smartphone market with their upcoming flagship is also reportedly eyeing a possible announcement at the event in Barcelona. HTC’s rumoured flagship device is going under the name of HTC Ocean, and the suggestion is that it will offer a very different method of interaction, with no buttons on the device at all. The device is said to sport a metallic body with chamfered edges and come with the company’s AI-based Sense Companion digital assistant. It will reportedly feature dual 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the back with LED flash, 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution, Snapdragon 835 chipset, 3700mAh battery, and Android 7.0 Nougat.
The Huawei P10 is also expected to make an appearance at MWC 2017. Although much details regarding the device haven’t been obtained so far, the smartphone from the Chinese company is expected to sport a dual curved screen as well as the fingerprint sensor embedded in the physical Home button. Other leaks regarding the upcoming device point at a Kirin processor with 6GB RAM under the hood and a dual-camera setup at the back.