MWC (or Cell World Congress to provide it its full title) is without doubt one of the largest occasions on the cellular calendar, with 2017’s Barcelona present bringing us the LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Huawei P10 amongst dozens of different gadgets.
With the subsequent present not taking place till February 26 2018 we’re nonetheless a number of months away from MWC 2018, however as we get nearer and information and rumors about what we’re more likely to see begin to emerge we’ll add all of them to this text, and within the meantime we’ve give you a want record of what we need to see.
So have a learn, see when you agree, and tell us within the feedback if there’s the rest you’re actually hoping for at MWC 2018.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? The largest cellphone present of 2018
- When is it? All of it kicks off on February 26, 2018
MWC 2018 information
There is no MWC 2018 information but, however with the LG G6, Huawei P10 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium introduced at MWC 2017 there is a good probability we’ll see the LG G7, Huawei P11 and a brand new Sony flagship on the 2018 present, in addition to quite a few different telephones and possibly some tablets and wearables too.
Samsung has all however confirmed the Galaxy S9 will launch on the present in Barcelona. Head of Samsung’s cellular division, DJ Koh, has said the company will announce its subsequent flagship cellphone at a commerce present in February.
There aren’t another huge cell phone commerce reveals in February, so we will be fairly sure the cellphone is about to reach at MWC 2018.
Earlier reveals have additionally seen the likes of Samsung and HTC use the Barcelona occasion as a platform to launch handsets, however each opted to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 away from the brilliant lights of MWC in 2017.
We would not depend on seeing new telephones from HTC there as the corporate solely not too long ago launched the HTC U11 Plus.
The dates of the occasion have already been confirmed, with MWC 2018 happening between February 26 and March 1 2018 in Barcelona. We’ll be reporting stay from the present to carry you all the newest cellphone launches.
What we need to see
With nothing but introduced, and even rumored, for MWC 2018 we’re free to dream of all of the issues we would see, or no less than hope to see. The next are amongst our most needed.
1. Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung didn’t solely skip MWC 2017, in reality it even held a press convention, however as an alternative of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus (which arrived later) we bought the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
It’s comprehensible that Samsung would desire a separate occasion away from the insanity of MWC to launch its largest cellphone, however then the S8 is sufficiently big that it could simply be the most well-liked launch of the present, so a separate announcement isn’t actually wanted.
We hope Samsung will make MWC 2018 one to recollect by utilizing it to launch the Samsung Galaxy S9.
2. A folding cellphone
It’s felt like folding telephones have been simply over the horizon for years now, however there’s growing evidence that 2018 could possibly be after we’ll lastly see one, and MWC 2018 can be the best place for it to launch.
Hopefully when it does launch it is going to be greater than only a gimmick, and gained’t price a lot we have to promote our kidneys to purchase it.
three. A smartwatch renaissance
We had been hoping that the primary main Android Put on replace can be accompanied by a bathe of latest smartwatches, but it surely wasn’t to be.
Extra have begun to land over the course of 2017, however solely from a number of producers, so hopefully MWC 2018 might be used as a possibility for corporations to get again into the Android Put on sport in huge numbers.
However we don’t simply need new watches, additionally they have to do genuinely new issues and enhance on the present fashions to make them extra fascinating.
Higher battery life tops our record of desires from them, since a watch we have to cost every single day just isn’t the longer term we envisioned.
four. Extra from Nokia
The large success story from MWC 2017 wasn’t a flagship smartphone that prices a whole bunch – it was the reboot of the enduring Nokia 3310.
Launched to whip up curiosity within the Nokia model once more, the brand new 3310 was used to attract consideration to the return of the well-known title to the cellular market. It arrived alongside a trio of Android telephones, however we’re hungry for extra.
We would like to see HMD World (the agency that is licencing the Nokia title) produce a Samsung and Apple-rivaling handset at MWC 2018. We have since had the Nokia 8 and that did not fairly minimize it, however maybe the Nokia 9 will land at MWC?
5. An actual iPad rival
There hasn’t been a lot of curiosity on the earth of Android tablets recently, apart from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, which itself was introduced at MWC 2017.
At 2018’s present we’d prefer to see a bigger variety of slates, and for no less than a few of them to genuinely match as much as the iPad Pro 2 duo.
MWC 2017 noticed the launch of quite a few greater and higher telephones throughout the low, mid and high-end, however the enhancements had been normally the anticipated ones – sharper screens, sooner chipsets and so forth.
Innovation wasn’t absent, but it surely was in brief provide, so whereas we actually wouldn’t say no to all the standard enhancements subsequent yr, we hope they’re accompanied by extra actually new, completely different and attention-grabbing issues.
7. Massive telephones from small corporations
Whereas smaller corporations weren’t absent from MWC 2017, they typically did not seize a lot consideration, and that’s not simply because they’re not family names, but additionally as a result of – in lots of instances no less than – their bulletins had been genuinely much less attention-grabbing.
We’d prefer to see extra lesser recognized manufacturers seize headlines with thrilling bulletins at MWC 2018.
That may be powerful for small corporations, however there’s potential for enormous – however little recognized within the west – corporations like Xiaomi to do it.
eight. The following era of health trackers
In addition to an absence of smartwatches there wasn’t a lot for health followers to see at MWC 2017 both, so we’d prefer to see an inflow of sporty wearables at MWC 2018.
And as with smartwatches these must be important enhancements on what’s gone earlier than – maybe by some means routinely monitoring a wider vary of exercises than a lot of the present choice, like weights and yoga.