What is MWC? Cell World Congress is without doubt one of the greatest and most fun occasions within the cell business yearly. It’s the place lots of huge gamers like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Huawei often exhibit their newest and biggest telephones, tablets, smartwatches, and different tech merchandise.
When is MWC? MWC formally kicks off Monday, Feb. 25, and ends on Thursday, Feb. 28. Nevertheless, lots of merchandise will probably be introduced at press occasions a day or two earlier than the present formally begins.
The place is MWC? As with yearly, MWC will happen in Barcelona, Spain, at two venues — Fira Gran Through and Fira Montjuïc.
Most corporations are preserving particulars below wraps for now, so we’re not fully certain which merchandise they’ll announce at MWC 2019. Nevertheless, we will make some educated guesses based mostly on the most recent rumors and the merchandise that made their debut finally 12 months’s present. Right here’s a roundup of what we anticipate to see at MWC 2019 from corporations like Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, and lots of others.
Samsung at MWC 2019
Not like final 12 months, Samsung received’t reveal its newest Galaxy S telephones at MWC. The units will debut on Feb. 20 in San Francisco, 5 days earlier than MWC, however the firm might exhibit its long-awaited foldable telephone on the occasion — rumored to be referred to as the Galaxy F (be taught extra about it right here).
There’s additionally an opportunity Samsung might announce the Galaxy Sport smartwatch on the present, the successor to the Samsung Gear Sport. Unofficial renders of the watch have leaked a couple of weeks in the past, revealing that it might include Bixby on board, run Tizen, and sport 4GB of storage. Different specs and options stay a thriller for now.
Along with the foldable telephone and Galaxy Sport smartwatch, Samsung might use MWC to introduce a couple of 2019 Galaxy A smartphones. They weren’t revealed in December or early January like final 12 months and the 12 months earlier than, so we might see them in Barcelona.
Some — or all — of those units might additionally debut alongside the Galaxy S10 collection in San Francisco. Nevertheless, we predict Samsung is saving one thing for MWC, because it often broadcasts a tool or two on the present in Barcelona.
Huawei at MWC 2019
Huawei’s MWC press occasion is scheduled for Feb. 24, a day earlier than the present formally kicks off. In response to the most recent rumors, the corporate might take the wraps off the P30 collection in Barcelona. The most recent leak suggests one of many telephones will include a triple-camera setup on the again, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a headphone jack, which was lacking on the P20 collection (be taught extra right here). Nevertheless, it’s doable the corporate will announce its new flagship telephones at a separate occasion someday after MWC, identical to final 12 months with the P20.
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Huawei’s Richard Yu introduced on Jan. 24 that the corporate would unveil a 5G foldable telephone on the commerce present. Particulars in regards to the gadget are scarce for the time being, however we have now heard it might sport an Eight-inch show and pack the most recent Kirin 980 chipset below the hood.
Huawei even teased the foldable telephone in an occasion invite despatched out to the press. The invite reads, “Connecting the longer term.” That tells us the foldable telephone will doubtless characteristic 5G connectivity.
The corporate additionally stated it plans to launch 5G smartphones powered by its new Balong 5000 5G modem and will additionally reveal a brand new pill at MWC 2019. It introduced the MediaPad M5 at MWC 2018, so we might see its successor at this 12 months’s present.
LG at MWC 2019
In response to numerous experiences (together with our unique report), LG will announce the G8 ThinQ at MWC 2019. Alleged renders of the gadget not too long ago leaked exhibiting it might look similar to its predecessor. Nevertheless, LG stated the renders are “not actual,” so we do not know of how the telephone will look. So far as specs go, we hope to see a triple-camera setup like on the V40 ThinQ, a headphone jack, and the most recent Snapdragon 855 chipset, amongst different issues.
Rumors have it LG will announce a telephone with an optionally available second show at MWC 2019.
LG can be rumored to announce a telephone with an optionally available second display screen. There’s no phrase on whether or not LG will market this as a variant of the G8 or as a totally new collection. It’s stated the extra display screen will arrive as a part of a case for the telephone, and can presumably make use of the USB-C port or maybe a proprietary connector.
LG can be reportedly engaged on a 5G-enabled V-series smartphone. This could be the primary time new entries in LG’s V and G collection launch concurrently. Confirmed specs embrace a 6-inch show, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset, a four,000mAh battery, and a vapor chamber cooling system.
Like Samsung, Huawei, and lots of different producers, LG can be engaged on a foldable telephone. Particulars about it are scarce for the time being, so we don’t consider it will likely be formally introduced at MWC 2019. Nevertheless, LG might exhibit an early prototype or maybe simply share some data in regards to the upcoming gadget.
Lastly, LG confirmed on Jan. 24 it’ll launch a 5G smartphone at MWC, full with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, four,000mAh battery, and a vapor chamber cooling system. You may learn extra about that gadget right here.
Sony at MWC 2019
Not like most different telephone makers, Sony updates its flagship each six months or so. The corporate introduced the Xperia XZ2 at MWC 2018 in February and the Xperia XZ3 and IFA in August. At MWC 2019, Sony is anticipated to take the wraps off the Xperia XZ4, which is rumored to come back with the most recent Snapdragon 855 chipset, a triple-camera setup, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner — be taught extra about it right here.
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There’s additionally an opportunity we’ll see the Xperia XZ4 Compact make its debut on the present. We got here throughout leaked renders of the gadget in December, suggesting the telephone will launch quickly. Nevertheless, a Sony govt not too long ago hinted the corporate is perhaps killing off the Compact collection, that means the XZ4 Compact received’t be launched in any respect.
Nothing has been confirmed but, so issues can nonetheless go both approach. If Sony decides to maintain the Compact collection alive, the Xperia XZ4 Compact will most definitely make its debut at MWC 2019.
OnePlus at MWC 2019
OnePlus has confirmed it’s engaged on a 5G telephone and that it’s going to launch “earlier than the tip of Might,” although we’re not anticipating an MWC launch. It can initially be accessible within the U.Ok., completely through the wi-fi service EE.
The OnePlus 5G telephone might retail for as a lot as $850.
The handset will doubtless appear to be the OnePlus 6T, sport the Snapdragon 855 chipset, and price round $200 to $300 extra. This implies it might retail for as a lot as $850, making it the costliest gadget OnePlus has ever produced. Nevertheless, firm co-founder Pete Lau, stated the gadget will really be priced with out revenue in thoughts. So the explanation for the value hike would be the excessive value of 5G elements.
Lau additionally stated the 5G telephone in all probability received’t promote in massive numbers, because the expertise continues to be in its early part. Nevertheless, he thinks that will change in 2020.
Oppo at MWC 2019
Oppo promised to demo its 10x hybrid optical zoom expertise at MWC 2019. The corporate’s press occasion is scheduled for Feb. 23, which is 2 days earlier than the present kicks off. The brand new digital camera tech makes use of a triple-camera setup and is sort of an enchancment over the 5x hybrid optical zoom Oppo introduced at MWC 2017.
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The corporate may additionally exhibit its new in-display fingerprint scanner, which already debuted in China final week. The sensor is alleged to be 15 occasions bigger than present options accessible and might learn two fingerprints on the identical time for improved safety.
Moreover, we’d see a foldable telephone from Oppo on the present. An organization govt has confirmed Oppo is engaged on such a tool and hinted it might be introduced in Barcelona, however nothing has been confirmed but.
HMD/Nokia at MWC 2019
Rumors counsel we’ll see the extremely anticipated Nokia 9 PureView at MWC 2019. What makes the telephone so fascinating is it might include 5 rear cameras. It’s additionally anticipated to sport an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Snapdragon 845 chipset, and a 6-inch show. The Nokia 9 PureView will doubtless be a part of the Android One household, which implies it’ll supply a clear, bloat-free software program expertise.
We might see the Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 6.2 at MWC 2019.
There’s additionally an opportunity we’ll see the Nokia 6.2 on the present in Barcelona. We’ve come throughout a number of rumors in regards to the gadget, which counsel it will likely be a mid-range telephone that includes a 6.2-inch punch-hole show, the Snapdragon 632 chipset, and as much as 6GB of RAM.
Nokia might announce a couple of extra mid-range and entry-level units on the present, however there’s no phrase on which of them. We’ll discover out quickly sufficient, as MWC 2019 is simply across the nook.
Xiaomi at MWC 2019
Xiaomi’s MWC occasion will happen on Feb. 24, and the corporate is rumored to announce a 5G variant of its Mi Combine three slider telephone. The handset is alleged to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem below the hood, which is able to obtain speeds as much as 2Gbps.
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The corporate might use the occasion to disclose a couple of extra units, though there’s no phrase on which of them. We doubtless received’t see the Mi 9, as we haven’t heard lots of rumors about it to this point. In addition to, its predecessor was launched in Might final 12 months, three months after MWC 2018.
Extra doubtless, Xiaomi will share extra data in regards to the new in-display fingerprint scanner it confirmed off through a video final week — test it out under. Its lively authentication space is 25mm x 50.2mm, fairly a bit bigger than present in-display fingerprint scanners available on the market.
The corporate might even have its foldable telephone prototype on the commerce present. It’s only a prototype for now, so there’s no telling if it’s able to show at a commerce present as huge as MWC.
Many different corporations will probably be at MWC 2019, together with HTC, Vivo, and Asus. We don’t know which merchandise — if any — they’ll announce on the present. We’ll be sure to replace this publish as quickly as new rumors hit to maintain you in control with all the most recent.
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