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The world’s largest telephone show is set for Barcelona later this month, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting one — in particular in the aftermath of what amounted to an extremely lackluster CES last month. We’re still a couple of weeks out from the actual occurrence, but the rumors have already started flying.
Few things are certain yet. It seems pretty clear that 5G are again just take center stage, and, unlike last year, corporations may actually have more to offer on that front than mere talk.
Samsung announced its plans to launch its flagship at the event — bucking its recent trend of saving its big-hearted report for its own party. That’s a pretty tough act to compete with — as such, other manufacturers may well be keeping relatively quiet in Barcelona, so as not to get steamrolled by the S9.
Nokia and BlackBerry were surprise hittings at last year’s show, courtesy of high-profile licensing deals, so expect more to come from that. Also, Qualcomm’s latest high-end microchip, the Snapdragon 845, appears perfectly period to appear on A Lot of flagships for the see. And Google, which stimulated a big splash at CES and last year’s MWC, likely will be back to talk about the ability of Assistant on mobile.
What follows is a collecting of some of the most prominent rumors leading up to the year’s biggest smartphone show.
The KeyOne was a surprise reached at last year’s MWC. It was a nice piece of hardware that “ve managed” capture the BlackBerry magic, while updating it for the modern smartphone determined. TCL( the company that licenses the BlackBerry name in most of the world these days) has a pair of new handsets on deck for 2018, so expect at least one to be shown off in Barcelona.
Not much to report here. HTC’s expected to stay pretty quiet this month. The telephone manufacturer is said to be keeping its gunpowder dry for Mobile World Congress this year, as corporations like Samsung dominate the present. The U12 is still on the horizon, but the flagship is now expected to launch a little bit closer to spring. No astonish, actually — the company’s been intent on hosting its own launch parties of late.
The company’s said to be bucking current trends of launching a brand-new G series device at the display. Instead, the latest batch of rumors spearheaded by a report from The Korea Herald have the company launching an updated version of the V30, sporting enhanced AI features and the decidedly uncatchy epithet, “V3 0+ ’a’, ” which surely appears to have been reverie up by some manner of robotic intelligence.