Now, Nokia is set to launch a slew of new phones in 2018 - some of which are expected to show up as soon at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in a few days time. With Nokia's nostalgia factor, HMD is trying to get the iconic Nokia name back in the game, after releasing the Android-run Nokia 8 flagship previous year.
The Nokia 8 Pro is set to be an updated version of last year's flagship - which received an 8.5/10 in our official review - and is expected to to be powered by Qualcomm's latest high-end Snapdragon 845 processor and come with an 18:9 edge-to-edge display, minimal bezels up front and a double glass design (3D glass on the front as well as the back). Here's a preview of what we expect to see in Barcelona.
LG Electronics has said it will showcase an upgraded V30 with added artificial intelligence camera features at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
The biggest highlight of the Sony keynote will be an expected successor to the flagship Sony Xperia XZ1.
Moto isn't expected to unveil its flagship Moto Z3 flagships until later this summer, but as the company did at CES, we may see one or two new Moto Mods to play with, which would be really neat. The company is mum on the cast, but judging by the intensity of the leaks, the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 1 will attend, the Nokia 4 is a solid maybe. Samsung probably won't announce pricing at the February 25th announcement, but the phones are expected to go on sale as early as March 16.
Work smartphone will be running Android operating system 8.0 Oreo.
Other major manufacturers such as LG Electronics and Sony will introduce new premium smartphones. It will feature a 6-inch screen along with a 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. However, the company has hinted that they might unveil new variant of V30, allegedly called V30S at MWC. The phone will get improved smartphone AI capabilities for image processing and voice recognition. In terms of operating power, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have the latest-generation processors, namely either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or the Exynos 9810, depending on the country.
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.
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 FCC listing says that this is a 5.5-inch OLED panel. You should expect a host of 5G-related announcements from the telecom side of things at the event, with Ericsson, Nokia Networks, Huawei, ZTE, and others making a big splash, like always, at the MWC.