Week 9 in review: A melange of MWC news and Galaxy S8 rumors

MWC brought plenty of flagships along with some reruns of some legends. LG and Huawei launched respectively G6 and P10 with an accent on design. HMD Global along with Nokia Technologies announced that Nokia 6 would go global along with more affordable Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 and finished the joint event with the rerun of Nokia 3310 which looks more like a candy bar and less like the original 3310.

But one device marched over all other and it wasnt even in Barcelona – the Samsung Galaxy S8. The week was stacked with even more live videos, images of powered devices and leaks. Samsungs flagship will come to life at the end of March, but I strongly believe well keep getting more and more until the event in London on March 29 just sum up the whole jumble of rumors, leaks, renders, etc.

Since we are also at the Congress Center in Barcelona, there were a lot of hands-on articles and a plenty of videos along with them. Xiaomi decided the MWC isnt worthy of its time and held its event in a congress center half-way across the globe in Beijing. It announced the Mi 5C with its first in-house processor Surge S1 and the Redmi 4X which is basically and upgraded Redmi 4. A rumor from the WSJ about Apple ditching the Lightning connector for a USB-C also got people talking.

For all the top stories from the past week, just scroll down and hit em up.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in press image

The leak comes courtesy of the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter).

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ live videos leaked

А 30-second bit shows us powered on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, confirming most of the rumors so far.

Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 (2017) camera samples

2MP is all you need… if you’re still living in the year 2000.

Xiaomi Mi 5C announced with the first in-house Xiaomi processor

The device has 5.15 display and is powered by the octa-core Surge S1 chipset, built on the 28 nm process.

OnePlus 5 may have dual-edge screen, 256GB of storage and a 23MP camera

A new rumor out of Korea makes a number of claims regarding OnePlus’ expected flagship device.

Moto G5 Plus to be available in India on March 15

Moto India confirmed the launch date on its official Twitter account.

New Samsung Galaxy S8 live images leak

The leak shows the regular Galaxy S8 which sports a 5.8-inch screen.

Nokia 6 and Nokia 3 camera samples

Photos, videos and even a panorama from Barcelona.

Samsung is making good progress on its foldable Galaxy X smartphone

The Galaxy X moniker is now officially trademarked, strengthening the ties to Project Valley.

Prices and launch dates for the Xperia XZ Premium, XZs and XA1 revealed

The Xperia XA1 Ultra is still waiting in the wings.

Xiaomi showcases its first ever in-house chipset - Surge S1

Just as teased and teased, right on the date, Xiaomi unveiled the Surge S1 – its first in-house chipset.

Nokia 6, 5, and 3 to be made in India, market launch in June

A network of offline stores and service centers will be tasked with distribution and support.

Apple iPhone 8 may have a USB-C port instead of Lightning

WSJ reports that Apple will ditch their proprietary Lightning port in favor of USB-C on the next iPhone.

We go hands-on with Oppo's 5x zoom dual camera prototype

We tested the new camera innovation by Oppo and we are quite pleased with its performance.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge named the best smartphone at MWC 2017

Samsung’s 2016 flagship device is recognized by the GSMA as the year’s best smartphone at MWC 2017.

Samsung Galaxy S8 bundle will feature AKG earphones

The Korean giant naturally plans to continue using Harman and AKG tech in its devices.

Jolla and Sony come together to bring Sailfish OS to Xperia devices

The first project under this partnership is Sailfish OS-powered Xperia X, which is being showcased at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Xiaomi unveils Redmi 4X with faster LTE, Snapdragon 435

China is getting an upgraded Redmi 4X with newer chipset and faster LTE speeds.

Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official

The rugged device is now listed on the company’s German website.

LG G6 will launch at close to $800 in S. Korea, so much for 'value proposition'

The G6 arrives in Korea on March 10, price is set at KRW 899,800 – as much as the V20 launched at in the Fall.