Though it might not be the same this year, but the expected announcements of the Nokia 3310 4G and the Nokia 9 could again make MWC a happy hunting ground for the smartphone maker. After making everyone nostalgic with the Nokia 3310 (2G) in Barcelona a year ago, the brand is looking to tap back at the smart feature phone market with a new 4G variant. The mobile- and cellular-focused show has taken over from January's CES as the place hardware vendors launch their early-year flagships, and there was plenty to get excited about in 2017. The Moto G6 may sport a 3000mAh battery, the Moto G6 Plus may include a 3200mAh battery while the Moto G6 Play may include a massive 4000mAh battery. Here's also hoping that Sony finds a way to bring a fingerprint sensor to this year's flagship, as it did for its mid-range products back at CES.
The Nokia 7 Plus will be the company's first ever smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Most likely, the phone will be launched in the US.
At Taiwanese phone manufacturer Asus' February 27 MWC event, we can nearly certainly expect the next-gen flagship ZenFone 5 to be announced. We can expect the flagship ZenFone 5 to come packed with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, a 18:9 aspect ratio display, and other specifications on par with flagship offerings from other OEMs.
The most popular name is the Xperia XZ Pro which could come with a 4K OLED display and Android 8.1 Oreo. It will feature a 6-inch screen along with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution.
LG hasn't given any hints on what's coming from their end this MWC, but the most we can expect from the rumours is a new LG V30S and another device running Snapdragon 845.
LG said it collaborated with a partner in image recognition to analyze over a 100 million images in order to develop the phone's image recognition algorithms.
Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be powered up by a Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core in the U.S., while an Exynos Octa-Core will power up the European models.
Phone Arena, a website for new phone information, said last month that the Samsung Galaxy S9's main camera will allow users to change the aperture of the lens, citing a leaked image of what may be the Galaxy S9's retail box.
The current top dog in India, Xiaomi, is rumoured to be launching its Mi Mix 2S, which is also stepping to Snapdragon 845 and may finally enter the artificial intelligence game.
2018 just a few days away, leading phone manufacturers are expected to unveil their new devices during the event.