Mobile World Congress 2017 – Smartphones to watch out for

by February 22, 2017

MWC 2017- Smartphones to watch out for

If you are planning to buy a phone, you shouldn’t zero in on one before the MWC. The world’s biggest mobile event will be taking place in the coastal city of Spain. This year more than 2000 brands including biggies such as Samsung, Lenovo, Google, LG, and Sony will showcase their latest and greatest handsets. We will also see the iconic Finnish brand Nokia’s return to the smartphone market. Now, let us run through the list of phones that are likely to make headlines at MWC 2017:

LG G6

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Among the top companies, the Korean tech-giant LG is all set to launch its flagship at the MWC 2017. The upcoming flagship, likely to be called the G6, will do away with its predecessor’s modular design philosophy that backfired last year. For the new high-end phone, LG will go with a safer streamlined design approach. While the specifics are still unavailable, a couple of leaks suggest at a full-metal body, dual-camera setup, and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The rumour has it that the LG G6 will hit American stores on April 7. This will give it a head-start over its Korean-compatriot Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Compare LG Phone Prices and buy yours now.

Samsung Galaxy S8 (teaser)

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Speaking of Samsung, the company is unlikely to showcase its next flagship phone at MWC 2017. After a disastrous run with the Note 7, the company will take its sweet time to fully test its top-end phone before going public. If the stars line-up, Samsung may showcase its ever elusive foldable phone. Just to make its presence felt, Samsung may unveil a couple of mid-range phones, though. Moreover, it is likely to roll out the Galaxy Tab S3. Rumour mill suggests that the upcoming tablet will feature a 9.7-inch screen, 4 GB RAM, and Android 7,0 Nougat. It will come in Wi-FI and LTE variants. Checkout Samsung mobile Prices and buy one which meets your financial requirements.

Moto G5 and G5 Plus

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Motorola’s parent company Lenovo has confirmed its presence at MWC 2017. Based on the press invites sent out by the Chinese company, a new Moto phone seems imminent. In recent years, Moto phones have done well in the budget segment. So, there’s a good chance that Lenovo will use the Mobile World Congress to take on the competitors such as Xiaomi and Le Eco. The company will unveil the Moto G5 and its Plus variant. The budget devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4 GB of RAM. For the rest of the details, you will have to wait till 26th of this month. View Motorola Mobile Prices and choose yours now.

Nokia 3310

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If the popular tipster @evleaks is to be believed, HMD global, which owns the rights to Nokia brand is all set to reboot the iconic 3310 feature phone. The 3310 has featured in countless ‘memes’ due to its tough body and long battery life. In short, it has been portrayed as Chuck Norris or Rajnikant of mobile phones. Little wonder then, that HMD Global wants to use leverage on the 3310’s viral popularity. The company is expected to price this device under 70 euros (Rs 5000).

Nokia 3 And Nokia 5

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HMD has already unveiled its first smartphone under Nokia brand. Dubbed as the Nokia 6, this handset may get a global release at the MWC 2017. Along with that, the Finnish company is likely to unveil entry-level Nokia 3 Android handset. Rumour has it that another smartphone, Nokia 5 will tag along. While we don’t know the exact specs, these handsets are said to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset. Compare Nokia Mobile Phone Prices and choose your model now!

Sony Xperia 2017

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While we aren’t sure about the exact device names yet, Sony is likely to refresh its Xperia line-up. The Japanese company has already moved from ‘Z’ to ‘X’. So we may see the successors of Xperia X and Xperia XA in Barcelona. If its flagship is not yet ready, the company may resort to releasing a couple of mid-range phones. However, one thing is for sure that Sony is going to take the stage at the event. Look for Sony Mobile Prices and choose the right model, at the right price.

BlackBerry Mercury

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The Canadian smartphone brand is down but not out. Under the Chinese brand TCL’s manufacturing prowess, a new phone codenamed Mercury will see a light of the day. Last month, President of TCL posted a teaser of this upcoming phone from his official Twitter account. The teaser reveals a metal body and physical keypad. According to the speculations, the phone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4 GB RAM. The device will run Android with BlackBerry’s software suite integration. Click to checkout Blackberry Phone Prices.

ZTE ‘Gigabit’ phone

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ZTE lacks the high aspirational value in the smartphone market. However, the Chinese company is ready to enjoy some spotlight thanks to some innovations. As most network operators have managed to implement the 4G LTE technology, ZTE’s is set to become the first brand to unveil a gigabit LTE smartphone. As you would have guessed, the network infrastructure to support these Internet speeds is not yet ready, save for Australia’s Telstra network. The Chinese company has stated that this future-proof smartphone will also be able to handle virtual reality 360 degree and 4K videos.





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