MANILA, Philippines - With the biggest smartphone conference of the year just a few days away, we list some of upcoming releases we expect to get our first glimpses of in the show.
Samsung Galaxy S9 series
Alleged S9 photos from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter
The Korean tech giant is set to officially unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a day ahead of the conference in their Unpacked event set for February 25 (12:00 am of February 26, Manila time). (READ: The Samsung Galaxy S9: Expected specs and features)
ASUS ZenFone 5
Photo from Bernardo Silva/@bgsilva/Twitter
Leaked images of the the next flagship from ASUS, the ZenFone 5 sees it flaunting a near bezel-less design with an 18:9 aspect ratio and an iPhone X-like notch. ASUS earlier in the month tweeted a promotional image that teased a February 27 Mobile World Congress (MWC) unveiling which could likely be the ZenFone 5, along with its budget and battery-heavy counterparts.
Though still mostly rumors, India Today reports that we should be expecting half a dozen Nokia phones, highlighted by the flagship Nokia 9 to be announced by HMD Global at MWC this year. The Nokia 9 allegedly houses a Snapdragon 835 chipset, 128GB of onboard storage, a 3250mAh battery, a rear fingerprint sensor, dual camera setup, and an 18:9 edge-to-edge display.
Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony, earlier in the week, released a 23-second video of its February 26 MWC announcement that seems to closely tie in with the alleged new design of its Xperia XZ2 line. A leaked image of what is believed to be a prototype of the XZ2 Compact appears to confirm this. According to the Xperia Blog, both phones will use HDR displays with 18:9 aspect ratios.
Xiaomi Mi 7
PhoneArena reveals that Chinese company, Xiaomi will be making its first large expo presence at MWC this year, hinting at a Mi 7 announcement. The next Xiaomi flagship, the Mi 7 could have a Snapdragon 845 chipset, an all-screen design, AMOLED display, 3D face recognition, and even wireless charging.
Stay tuned here as we round up more rumored phones, and leaks ahead of MWC 2018! – Rappler.com