New Nokia, Samsung phones to be unwrapped at MWC

Though still mostly rumors, India Today reports that we should be expecting half a dozen Nokia phones, highlighted by the flagship Nokia 9 to be announced by HMD Global at MWC this year.

Nokia 9, supposedly, according to the latest leaks will have similar features to Nokia 8, including a Snapdragon 835 CPU, a dual camera with Zeiss optics and 13 MP resolution. Both the color variants feature orange accents along the edges of the phone as well as for the Nokia branding, fingerprint scanner and dual camera module.

Additionally, the Xperia XZ2 is tipped to be powered by the Qualcomm 845 chipset paired with the Adreno 630 GPU and come with a FHD+ 18:9 display, a 15MP rear camera, Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and a 12MP selfie shooter. However, the company has not revealed anything about what it would bring on to the platform. The cameras will be bolstered by Nokia's Pro mode for fine shooting parameters control and will be able to capture "Bothies" with the aid of the front-facing snapper (said to be a 16MP one). LG has also confirmed that the new V30 version will have a new dual camera setup with wide-angle, low-distortion lenses. A year later, we've yet to see anything almost as revolutionary from the companies as we were expecting, so many are wondering what the future holds for the likes of Nokia and Blackberry.

Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday that LG is planning to release the LG V30s smartphone in its home turf around March 8 or 9.

Leaked images of the the next flagship from ASUS, the ZenFone 5 sees it flaunting a near bezel-less design with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an iPhone X-like notch.

For some of those manufacturers, we know pretty much exactly what they'll be showing. Up front, a 16-megapixel Zeiss camera is expected for selfies and bothies.

And Daimler will show off some AI technology of their own, in a brand-new Mercedes-Benz model, on February 26. It is expected to come powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and could be announced by the end of this year. LG Electronics will unveil the 2018 edition of the V30, an upgraded vision of the V30 loaded with artificial intelligence (AI) functions instead of a new strategic smartphone expected in the first place. Some smartphones are sure to attend, the presence of others is only guessed at.

Xiaomi might just introduce an impressive smartphone during Mobile World Congress, called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

Rumours suggest that this impact could come in the form of Sony Xperia XZ Premium 2 at MWC 2018.

HTC is expected to unveil the Desire 12 smartphone at MWC 2018, featuring a 5.5-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, quad-core MediaTek processor, 3GB RAM, microSD card support up to 2TB, 12-megapixel camera on the back, and 5-megapixel front camera.

Finnish company Jolla is also hosting an event at the first day of the MWC 2018 where it will announce Sailfish 3 as well as new Sailfish OS devices. Times changed, so did the technology and Nokia was replaced by Samsung and others.