Just before the floodgates of MWC announcements have opened, let’s do a quick summary of what happened in the week leading up to the event.
You don’t need us to tell you that it’s been a ongoing stream of rumors and revelations related to the stars of the hour – the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8, even if the latter isn’t going to show up in Barcelona. In the G6 folder we have at least one spy of the upcoming smartphone, leaked press renders, plus some official teasers – the full treatment.
It may be a whole month away, but the Galaxy S8 hasn’t been spared either. Detailed specs of both expected versions (the actual S8 and the S8+) have been outed and a bunch of live shots also made the rounds. There’s a tiny bit of official data in the mix too – Samsung revealed its next-gen in-hose chipset, the Exynos 8895.
Earlier in the week, there were leaks detailing other phones too, would you believe that? The Huawei P10 should go official on MWC and, sure enough, renders of it cropped up the other day. The same thing happened to the Sony Xperia X, the next-gen one, that is.
A Nokia 8 listing was spotted on Chinese retailer JD’s website, but despite all the clamor around it, the images turned to be from an early fan-made concept. Bummer. The brand new Nokia 3310 may very well turn out to be real though, we’re looking forward to being amazed by HMD.
By the way, you know how LG is giving up on the Friends concept for snap-on accessories for the G6? Well, the MotoMods live on – expect to see 12 new ones this year.
For the full scoop on all of the above, plus some other top stories from the past week, hit up the links below.
The alleged device has dual-curved display, no physical home button and runs the Grace UX.
The spec sheet reveals a 6.2-inch QHD display or 6.1-inch if you account for the rounded corners.
The Galaxy S8, according to the new leak, will sport a 5.8-inch (full rectangle)/5.6-inch (rounded corners) QHD+ Super AMOLED display.
Once again, everything we’ve already known about its design is confirmed.
A Gigabit LTE modem, beefy GPU and a strong focus on VR define this chip. It’s not purely a phone chipset either, it will be used in cars as well.
A new report out of South Korea also reiterates the March 29 unveiling date for Samsung’s next flagship.
The G6 is nearly the same size, despite the larger screen.
The IP certification was teased with a swimming pool and flour.
LG’s teaser campaign for its next smartphone continues with more details about it.
The smartphone is expected to arrive in other colors too, of course.
The price seems reasonable, the image seems ‘shopped. Update: yep, it’s a concept image.
It will be slimmer and lighter though.
The image suggests that Sony will ditch its logo on the front for a bigger display.
The images focus on the front of the device.
That’s the flagship Pinecone, the other one is aimed at entry level devices.
It’s a big day for leaks of official-looking images of upcoming flagship smartphones, it seems.
Live images of the latest HTC One device reveal finerprint scanner on the back.
Devices have removable battery, a fingerprint sensor on the front and Android Nougat 7.0.
The company says each mod will be forward-compatible for at least 3 years.