When it comes to mobile phone technology, the most important event of the year is undoubtedly the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.The world’s biggest mobile tech show is back in action this year from the Feb 27th to Mar 2nd.
This is the flagship event where the worlds biggest mobile phone companies showcase their upcoming tech and show off their latest flagships for the year.
This seminal show is organized by the GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
So, what’s hot this year at MWC? Here’s what is expected
- The All Metal LG G6 is expected to make its debut here. After last years lack lustre show with the LG G5, LG has stuffed in everything except the kitchen sink on this phone. Expect a radical departure in design and features.
- Nokia Resurrection – Yes! the day all of us diehard Nokia fans were waiting for. HMD, the new owners of Nokia are expected to showcase their flagship offering and we’re sure millions are waiting eagerly to see their favorite smartphone rise from the ashes.
- Huawei’s P10 series – What will Huawei bring to the game now? Last year they made dual cameras mainstream with the incredible P9 and the Leica branded dual camera setup. Can’t wait to see this rising star’s plans this year.
- The Advent of 5G . We are expecting a lot of 5G related announcements this MWC, including one of our local player Etisalat.