The Biggest Mobile World Congress 2018 Rumours


Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the biggest smartphone exhibition event in the world, returns to Barcelona at the end of this month.

Running from Monday, February 26th to Thursday, March 1st, this year’s MWC is shaping up to be the most exciting event of recent years.

We’ve heard plenty of rumours about what new smartphones we can expect to see during MWC 2018, and the following are the smartphones most likely to debut during this year’s conference.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung missed the opportunity to launch the Galaxy S8 smartphone at last year’s Mobile World Congress (the company typically uses the event to showcase upcoming releases), but smartphone insiders are all but convinced Samsung will launch the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus at an invite-only MWC event taking place on February 25th.

Recent leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S9 have suggested a number of improvements over the S8 including a 3D emoji feature that allows users to create their own personal emojis, a new 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, plus a new slow-motion video recording feature.

It’s also possible that Samsung will unveil its long-awaited foldable smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy X, at some stage during this year’s event.

Nokia 9

It’s strongly believed by those in the know that Nokia manufacturer HMD Global will launch the hotly anticipated Nokia 9, a top-end smartphone designed to take on the best of the best from rivals Apple and Samsung, at MWC 2018.

The latest rumours indicate the Nokia 9 will be fitted with a 5.5-inch Quad HE OLED display, a 13MP and 12MP dual camera setup on the rear of the device and a 5MP camera on the front.

Sony Xperia XZ Pro

Officially named ‘Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017’, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium understandably stole the show at last year’s Mobile World Congress.

As a result, many smartphone aficionados are eagerly awaiting Sony’s event at MWC 2018 as it is here that Sony will allegedly launch the successor to the XZ Premium, the Sony Xperia XZ Pro.

Little is known about the device but it’s thought to feature a dual camera setup on the rear complete with 18MP and 12MP sensors and a 5.7-inch OLED display with 4K resolution.

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just under two weeks away and is promising to be jam-packed with incredible new smartphones.

We’ll have more info about the event once it gets started, so remember to check back with us then.

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