MWC 2018 starts from 26 February and like every year this year also we see some great innovations in the mobile industry. Big players like Samsung and Sony have released the upcoming flagships in the event. As there are tons of different things going on currently in MWC 2018 we bring you the best available tech highlights of the event.
Mobile World Congress is the biggest event of the year to showcase the latest and upcoming smartphones. Every year all the leading smartphone manufacturer release something new at the MWC event.
MWC 2018 – Main Highlights, Updates
It provides a great platform for the industry as well as the tech enthusiast. MWC 2018 is currently in progress in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung has released their much-anticipated S9 in this event hence attracting a lot of audiences. Below you will find the best technologies that have been showcased at the event.
Xperia Ear Duo
Sony released its new products at this year MWC. Wireless earphones are not a new thing. The Apple Airpods first provided completely wireless earphones. Sony has taken the concept a step further by including an interesting feature. The Xperia Ear Duo enables you to enjoy music and listen to your surrounding environment at the same time.
The Xperia Ear Duo is more than just normal earphones. It contains more smart feature than any other headsets available in the market. You can listen to music, make a call, listen to your schedules and other notification while staying connected to the world around you.
Sony Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact
Sony also launched their upcoming flagships in MWC. The Xperia XZ2 is the first ever smartphone to offer 4K HDR movie recording. The 19MP Motion Eye camera is the first to be used in a mobile device. It also features super-slow video record at 960 frames per second which is also available in the new Galaxy S9.
It will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB RAM. With a superb camera and performance, it also contains front-firing stereo speakers. Other features include fast charging, wireless charging, IP68 dust and water resistance.
Nokia 6 2018
The Nokia 6 smartphone was released last year with sort of mid-range specs. The Nokia 6 2018 is not a flagship but is able to provide great performance and durably built. It is powered by Snapdragon 660 chipset which is a considerable improvement over the last year phone. With that, it will have 4GB RAM and 64GB On-board storage space.
This phone works with Android One project. The build quality is highly durable as with all Nokia phones. It will be available worldwide from April 2018.
Nokia 7 plus
With 6″ 18:9 IPS LCD full HD+ display and Snapdragon 660 chipset, this handset is a powerful performer. Nokia 7 Plus contains a unique design that feels premium and robust. The 4 GB RAM and 64GB internal storage are sufficient for most of the normal users.
On the back, it contains 12MP+13MP dual camera setup. On the front, you get a 16MP shooter.
Nokia 8 Sirocco
With the budget and mid-range smartphones, Nokia also released its top-end flagship- The Nokia 8 Sirocco. The best thing is while there are fewer flagships going with the stock Android, Nokia 8 Sirocco has the power of Android One. It gives the user a clean UI and no bloatware with frequent software and security updates.
The Phone is made up one metal unibody. Unlike other manufacturers, it uses Stainless Steel in place of Aluminium. Under the hood, you get a Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Other interesting features include dual camera setup on the back with 12MP + 13MP sensor.
Nokia 8110 4G
Another interesting product that Nokia exhibited is the new Nokia 8110 4G phone. It is a modern version of the classic Matrix Banana Phone. It does not contain the top-notch feature but is functional enough. It contains some basic apps like Facebook, Twitter and also supports 4G hotspot. This time it also supports 4G network. Also, the killer battery life is the main feature of this phone.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
After a lot of waiting, rumours, leaks and speculation the Galaxy S9 is finally here. The S9 does not redesign the last year’s flagship entirely but surely made the necessary changes. Likewise, it is not very much different than S8. The fingerprint sensor is now placed in the middle instead of near the back camera.
The biggest change Samsung has made that is exclusive to this phone only is the primary camera. It contains a dual camera setup of 12MP+12MP. One of the 12MP cameras has a variable aperture so you can take great shots in different situations.
Both S9 and S9+ is powered by Snapdragon 845 processor. S9 has 4GB RAM and S9+ has 6GB RAM. Both contain a super AMOLED QHD+ display.
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Vivo Apex Concept Phone
Earlier this year at CES 2018, Vivo displayed its new Smartphone with the on-screen fingerprint sensor. At MWC, the company took the smartphone innovation further and show its new Vivo Apex Concept Phone. The phone contains a nearly bezel-less display. There are almost no bezels, not for even your front camera and speakers.
The front camera pops out from the top when you want to use it and retracts back when switching back to the primary camera. The proximity sensor is placed on the top. The handset is currently not available to buy in the market.
The in-display fingerprint is also present which covers a much larger area in the middle when compared to the phone Vivo showcased at the CES 2018.
Asus Zenfone 5, 5Z
The Asus Zenfone series is much popular in the mid-range smartphone series. The company launched a new version of Asus Zenfone 5. The design looks similar to the iPhone X due to the top notch. Overall the nearly bezel-less design is nothing to complain about.
Zenfone 5Z is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM while the Zenfone 5 contains Snapdragon 636 and 6GB of RAM. The camera in Zenfone 5 contains AI features like AI face detection, Photo learning. It also contains Zenimoji using which you can make your own emojis.
Mobile World Congress is the best platform for mobile technologies. Above are the best tech from MWC 2018 that are worth mentioning. Samsung and Sony out their upcoming flagships but phones from other companies like Motorola and HTC did not exhibit their next handset on MWC 2018. For more updates and news from Mobile World Congress 2018 stay connected to Technofizi.