MWC 2018 News: Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Motorola To Unveil Flagship Devices
Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 is just around the corner. During the said event in Barcelona, Sony, Microsoft, Samsung LG, Motorola and other tech giants are slated to unveil their flagship devices.
Trusted Reviews stated in its article that Sony already launched three of its four handsets that are set to hit the market shelves this year. That leaves one more smartphone, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2, which is expected to take the center stage during the MWC 2018.
Based on some speculations, when compared to Xperia XZ Premium, the upcoming flagship handset from the Japanese tech company will be smaller in terms of height, thickness, and width. The XZ premium was announced at MWC 2017 and is thought to sport an ultra-tall 18:9 screen.
Microsoft’s track record for mobile phones isn’t quite desirable, most particularly after its unsuccessful attempt with Windows 10 Mobile. Nevertheless, according to reports, Microsoft is anticipated to this choose this year’s MWC to announce its second sound in the smartphone market with the launch of Surface Phone.
The Microsoft Surface Phone is reportedly inspired by its extremely successful Surface Notebook line-up. There are possibilities that the Redmond-based company will give a glimpse of the foldable device at MWC. This gadget with the 7-inch display will open similar to a book and fold like one.
The South Korean tech company almost confirmed that it is slated to launch both Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. These handsets are said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is speculated to receive the FCC certification that is needed for US operations. As for the specs and features, this handset is anticipated to sport a 5.7-inch bezel-less with Quad HD display. It might sport a 12MP dual camera at the back similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S9’s camera will have a variable f/1.5-2.4 aperture that will help low light conditions.
The S9 family is likely to be engineered by the impressive-looking Snapdragon 845- an octa-core chip that has four cores running at 2.8GHz and the other four at 1.8GHz. Apart from that, there have been talks that the processing of AI and graphics has also been upgraded decreasing the power usage. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be tagged at around Rs 48,000 in India.
LG has been a patron of MWC; in fact, it has unveiled that LG G5 and LG G6 during the same event. This time, the South Korean tech giant is also anticipated to do the same with the LG G7.
However, there have been reports that LG has been bleeding cash which almost amounting to $2 billion in nearly 3 years making an effort to sustain the competition. During CES 2018 in Las Vegas, LG Electronics CEO Cho Sung-jin stated that the company will launch new smartphones when it is necessary and it will not launch just because other competitors do. Thus, it’s not clear whether LG will reveal the LG G7 at this year’s MWC or wait for quite some time.
As for the Lenovo-owned Motorola, it seems that the tech giant will release the new Moto E, Moto G and Moto X at MWC 2018. Aside from that, tech enthusiasts might also see an enhanced version of the Mirage Solo, which was the company’s standalone Daydream Virtual Reality headset.
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