MWC 2019 (Mobile World Congress) is small weeks away. The biggest mobile-focused uncover of a year takes place each Feb in Barcelona, and we’re usually days divided from saying what a likes of LG, Huawei and Sony have prepared for a year ahead.
Here’s all we know (and consider we know) about what’s going down during MWC 2019.
MWC 2019 Dates: When is MWC 2019?
Officially, Mobile World Congress 2019 takes place between February 25 and 28. You’ll expected see lots of launch events on a days immediately before a uncover strictly starts though, and of course, Samsung is holding a Unpacked eventuality a week before on February 20.
Nokia MWC 2019
There were lots of Nokia-branded phones during MWC 2019 (HMD licenses a Nokia code name and uses it on phones) including a complicated interpretation of a ‘Banana’ phone creatively done famous by a coming in The Matrix film. We wouldn’t be during all astounded if HMD steady this again and unleashed a new chronicle of a classical Nokia design.
The Nokia 9 PureView is also rarely rumoured and this could lay above a Nokia 8.1 as a loyal flagship. We entirely design a Nokia 9 Pureview to container a five-camera array on a behind along with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8GB RAM. There competence be a 5G chronicle too.
Huawei MWC 2019
Trying to theory Huawei’s MWC skeleton is always tricky, as it doesn’t always announce a new phones during a show. We saw a P20 and P20 Pro arrive during a dedicated eventuality in Paris final year, however a P10 (released in 2017) was shown during MWC dual years ago. So what will see during a brand’s Feb 24 event?
We wouldn’t be astounded to see a Huawei P30 and P30 Pro unveiled. Judging by early rumours it looks like Huawei will deliver a ‘dewdrop’ nick character display, expected with a same Kirin 980 chipset you’ll find in a Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei denounced new high-end laptops and tablets during a final MWC, so if phones weren’t to be a title underline this year afterwards we see updates to those product lines.
Finally, Huawei has teased a 5G foldable phone, that competence also make an coming during MWC. Considering a entice to Huawei’s MWC eventuality – that we can see subsequent – sum what looks like a foldable phone this could really good be a title announcement,
Samsung MWC 2019
We were awaiting Samsung to title Mobile World Congress in 2019. All signs forked to a South Korean code phenomenon a much-rumoured (and severely exciting) Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone during a show, usually like it did final year with a Galaxy S9. However, we now know that’s not a case.
Instead, Samsung is holding an Unpacked eventuality on February 20 – that’s a week before MWC kicks off. Of march Samsung hasn’t reliable a S10 will be announced during a event, nonetheless we’re roughly 100% certain it will be.
This doesn’t meant we won’t see anything from Samsung during MWC though. We could see some-more sum about a Galaxy X foldable phone if that’s left out of a S10 launch event, or presumably an refurbish to a brand’s line of tablets. Maybe something cheaper to lay alongside a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4?
Other rumours advise a redesigned Gear Sport wearable.
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Motorola MWC 2019
Motorola’s flagship phones tend to come after in a year, customarily during a summer months, so don’t design to see an refurbish to a Z array here.
Moto’s other large line is a G array and this has already seen a central announcement. It launched a Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power at an eventuality in Brazil on Feb 7.
So, what does that leave for MWC? Well, a rumours are swirling that we competence see a rebirth of a iconic Motorola Razr. This flip phone was overwhelming in a day, and there’s speak it could be regenerated with Android, a foldable touchscreen and large price-tag.
Nokia has formerly used MWC to recover complicated versions of a comparison phones, so it could work good for Motorola.
Sony MWC 2019
Sony has a discerning turnaround with flagship phones and even nonetheless we usually saw a Xperia XZ3 towards a finish of 2018, we wouldn’t put it past a Japanese association to betray a Sony Xperia XZ4 during MWC.
Little is famous about what Sony will embody on a subsequent flagship, as there has usually been a smattering of leaks so far. We’d jeopardy a theory it’ll be one of initial flagships announced that will be powered by a Snapdragon 855, nonetheless Sony has hinted that there won’t be a 5G chronicle usually yet.
Other leaks have forked to triple-lens behind camera and a probable 6.5-inch shade with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It’s also probable Sony competence exhibit a smaller, ‘Compact’ chronicle of a XZ4, however we didn’t seen this with a Xperia XZ3.
Xiaomi MWC 2019
Xiaomi is finally selling a glorious phones in a UK, after years 0f us carrying to import a Chinese version. It’s famous for churning out high-spec phones during affordable prices so it’s good to see it strictly come to Blighty.
It still stays misleading what skeleton a association has for 2018 and either it’ll have any participation in Barcelona for MWC. We think it competence though, generally if it wants a large theatre for a subsequent vital device.
LG MWC 2019
LG has reliable it’ll reason an eventuality during MWC 2019, where it’ll expected recover a inheritor to a LG G7. Little has so distant leaked about a rumoured LG G8 (or LG G8 ThinQ) nonetheless it’ll expected use a latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. LG could also take a page from a possess V40 phone and supplement 3 cameras onto a behind of a phone.
LG’s proclamation of a eventuality teased a aphorism ‘Goodbye Touch’, that could meant there’s going to be a new approach of interacting with a UI.
Honor MWC 2019
Honor has already expelled a initial genuine flagship phone of 2019 with a Honor View 20. It has also recently denounced a new smartwatch (Honor Watch Magic) and wireless earbuds and a Honor Band 4. So what’s left?
Honor could refurbish some if a some-more budget-orientated lines and move a launch of a a subsequent mid-range flagship (a deputy to a Honor 10) brazen from a common summer release. Or it competence usually skip MWC altogether.
HTC MWC 2019
HTC expelled arguably a misfortune flagship phone of 2018 with a HTC U12 Plus, so it’s got a lot of work to do this time around. We’ve listened really small about what competence be enclosed in a rumoured HTC U13 and HTC doesn’t routinely announce high-end phones during MWC. So we competence have to wait until after in a year to what it has in store.
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