This year at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014, we expect a slew of products to be launched as the world eagerly awaits the next big thing.
The MWC is fast approaching so here’s what smartphones to expect at the 2014 show held in Barcelona. Thanks to the rumour mill which is the internet, we can guess what devices could be out there at the show. We’ve rounded up all the news we can find regarding what the biggies of smartphone tech could launch this time around.
Before you get very exhilarated, it’s very unlikely that Samsung will introduce the rumored Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy F at the MWC. The firm, like always, will hold a dedicated event to launch its flagship smartphone(s). This year the big Sammy launch event may be held at London after the event that was held at New York last year for the Galaxy S4.
However, the Korean firm will perhaps launch its Windows phone with the ATIV branding that will probably sport a 5” Full HD AMOLED display and 4G LTE support.
The Finnish giant of yesteryears will reportedly launch two Lumia smartphones at the MWC 2014.
The new flagship model being the Lumia 1820. If the specs turn out to be true then we’ll be in for a treat. It’s thought to pack an impressive 5.2in screen with an incredible 2k
resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Add to that 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and we have pretty handsome competition from Nokia.
Furthermore, it’s purportedly going to come with a Lytro-style camera with refocussing abilities and a Xenon flash. It’s also possible that Nokia will unveil the Lumia 1525 with a 6 inch screen, 25- or even 30Mp camera and an intriguing solar charging system built into the display.
Well, If those two weren’t interesting enough, there’s been plenty of evidence online suggesting that Nokia will also launch an Android smartphone (codenamed Normandy). Yes, you read that right, and MWC could well be the launch platform for the device.
CES brought us the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and since then, the firm has announced the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra. That doesn’t mean that Sony will only show off
announced phones at MWC, though. It is thought that Sony will use MWC to announce its new flagship smartphone, likely to be the Xperia Z2 (codenamed ‘Sirius’). Rumoured
specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, a Quad HD (2k) 5.2in screen, 20.1Mp camera and a 3,700mAh battery.
Like Nokia, it’s looking like Sony will also be launching a Windows Phone 8 device this year. It’s still unclear whether this will be ready for the MWC, but we’re looking forward to finding out.
The Taiwanese firm seldom launches its smartphones but whenever it does it stands up to its new slogan “it’s anything you want it to be”. It’s plans haven’t been leaked like other
vendors but bets are stacking up for an HTC One 2 (codename M8) announcement. The upgrade to the popular HTC One is tipped to have a 5in Full HD display (perhaps no 2K
screen yet), Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0.
LG pulled a blinder last year with the impressive flagship G2 and will reportedly launch a smaller version of that smartphone at MWC – jumping on the bandwagon of mini phones
which the competitors Samsung and HTC have launched.The LG G2 Mini will come with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM as the original G2 but
with a 4.7in screen compared to 5.2in. The Korean firm is also tipped to launch a raft of Android 4.4. KitKat smartphones, but only product codes are available at the moment:
D830, LS740, D410, D320 and MS323.
The firm has also confirmed that it will launch its G Pro 2 smartphone next month, we assume this means the launch is slated to happen at the MWC. Unfortunately, LG has given
No further details on the smartphone apart from the fact that it’ll succeed the G Pro.
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