MWC 2017: What smartphone players have to offer
As the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the biggest technology show in the world, is around the corner, smartphone manufacturers like Samsung , Oppo , ZTE, and Nokia have geared up to unveil their latest innovations and upcoming smartphones. The prestigious event will be held in Barcelona from February 27 to March 2 this year. The event could see Samsung unveil other devices as well but the South Korean giant will not launch the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 smartphone, media reports said.
Creating the biggest hype, Nokia has already relaunched the 3310, one of its most reliable handsets that was officially unveiled in the year 2000, and the much awaited Nokia 6 – the first android smartphone from Nokia has already been launched in China.
South Korean electronics conglomerate LG will introduce the G6 , which is expected to kick off an era of premium smartphones with 18:9 screen aspect ratios. The device will feature UX 6.0 and sport a 5.7-inch QHD+Full Vision display.
LG UX 6.0 provides a “Square Camera” feature which divides the 18:9 display into two identical perfect squares. With this, users can shoot images in 1:1 format – a popular format on social media apps such as Instagram – and review them in the adjacent window.
Chinese smartphone maker ZTE is set to launch the “Gigabit” phone that will come with 1Gbps download speed.
The company will also showcase the newly-updated “Axon 7” with both Android Nougat and Daydream by Google, along with a range of new devices, as part of the highly- acclaimed Blade series.
Designed to give consumers a great photography experience, another Chinese player, Oppo, will unveil a new smartphone with 5x zooming ability. The company has teased the smartphone with the tagline ‘Go 5x further’ on its Facebook page.
Chinese smartphone maker Nubia’s latest Z11 Mini S, with an improved 23MP camera and metallic uni-body, and Nubia Z11 , which comes with a revolutionary bezel-less design and the FiT 2.0 technology, will be on display at the event.