The 2018 Mobile World Congress is nearly upon us.
GSMA has focused the event around eight themes including Industry 4.0, AI, mobile networks and innovation, implying, as expected, that there will be a particular focus on new technologies.
Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be powered up by a Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core in the US, while an Exynos Octa-Core will power up the European models.
The Nokia brand under HMD has gone berserk since stealing last year's show with the retro 3310, releasing Nokias 2 through to 8 and capturing 1% of the smartphone market in Q4, something which Microsoft failed to do for many years.
The E5 and G6 phones will have a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual cameras. This one came with a chassis that is made of both metal and glass. The phone comes with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. Along with this Nokia is also expected to launch the Nokia 7 Plus.
The Nokia 9 may additionally feature an iris scanner and fingerprint scanner, and is said to have an extra 2GB of RAM over the Nokia 8.
The Xiaomi Mi 7 will not be at the event, according to recent reports, but the company might still announce a few smartphones.
And as long as we are keeping with the two-letter acronyms, AI should get more of a presence at the show as well. The SoundStone Bluetooth speaker is also said to be debuting there.
Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S9, will be revealed at MWC. The Adventure Pack has a GPS patch antenna which the company says improves the reliability and accuracy of the GPS. The 2018 edition of the V30 will feature enhanced camera and voice command services via the AI-based AI Vision and AI Voice.
The LG V30 (2018) is expected have more or less the same design and specifications as its predecessors but with advanced artificial intelligence features. For example, one of the lenses could be specialized in wide-angle photography, while the other is perfect for taking pictures in a low-light environment. The 5 and 3V have already been on display at CES last month.
GSMArena has pointed out that this 5Mp selfie camera - listed as a Chicony CKACE16 module - is in fact a dual-camera. The AI is claimed to mechanically investigate objects and recommend consumers the most excellent mode in which they can record. However, the MWC has always been about smartphones, tablets, and telecommunication technology, in general.
All of 134 mm in height and 50 mm width, the Nokia 1 measures 136 mm diagonally. They will be everywhere and consume all of the oxygen. The display also seems in 18:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels on the front. Running Android Oreo, the device will be backed up by a 3400mAh battery. If true, it'll be a new flagship-class device with a 5.7-inch, 4K OLED display and one of Qualcomm's fresh-off-the-line Snapdragon 845s. Certain firmware files are suggesting that the new smartphone might pack in a Sony IMX363 sensor as well. Expected is at least one phone, the Xperia XZ2, and perhaps a second - a new Premium, or diminutive Compact. The company's press conference will be on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. CET, 6:30 p.m. GMT, and 1:30 p.m. ET. Graphics processor Adreno 506 two times faster than the one installed in the Snapdragon chipset 430. Big as in 4000mAh for the plus, which is actually massive.