What is MWC?
MWC stands for Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile electronics trade show, which is held in Barcelona each year. MWC 2017 Held Monday, February 27 and runs through to Thursday, March 2. Although the most of the major mobile announcements happen on the two weekend press days prior to the official opening of the show.
The phones launched In this year MWC 2017 are following:
Lenovo/Motorola Moto G5 and G5 plus
Lenovo/Motorola introduced the Moto G5 and G5 Plus at MWC 2017, two devices with similar looks that differ on the internals. The Moto G5 has a 5.0-inch LCD display with 1080p resolution, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 chipset, 2 or 3 GB of RAM (depending on region), 16 or 32 GB of storage (again, depending on where you buy it), and microSD support up to 128GB. In addition, it has a 13 MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and a 1.1μm pixel size, as well as a 5 MP front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 1.4μm pixel size.
The Moto G5 Plus, meanwhile, also features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, but comes with the more powerful processor, a 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 chip, 2/3/4GB of RAM options, 16/32/64GB of onboard storage and the same microSD. The rear camera comes in at 12 MP with “dual autofocus pixels”, an f/1.7 aperture and a 1.4μm pixel size, while the 5 MP front shooter sports an f/2.2 aperture and a 1.4μm pixel size.
As was expected, LG released the LG G6 at its press conference on Sunday.
the LG G6 keeps the design simple, with a glass and metal unibody construction (no removable battery this time), rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port and headphone jack.
As for the specs, the LG G6 features a 5.7-inch QHD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. You’ll also find dual 13 MP cameras on the rear, a 5 MP wide-angle camera at the front, 3,300 mAh battery inside and support for microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
The stylus-bearing Galaxy Tab S3 arrives with a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4 GB of RAM. There’s a 13 MP camera on the back of the device, with a 5 MP front camera and you’ll also find a 6,000 mAh battery inside. In addition, it runs Android Marshmallow out of the box and supports microSD cards.
Huawei /Honor P10 & P10 plus
The big news from Huawei is the arrival of the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus flagships. Both models sport 64-bit octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 960 processors with Mali-G71 MP8 GPUs, but they differ in their screen resolution and sizes: the P10 has a 5.1-inch Full-HD display while the P10 Plus comes in at 5.5-inches with a QHD display.
Inside the P10 you’ll find 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and a 3,200 mAh battery, while the P10 Plus has 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options, 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage and a 3,750 mAh battery.
Front camera sensors are the same at 8 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture, but the P10 Plus has the superior rear camera; a Leica Dual-Camera 2.0 Pro Edition with 12 and 20 MP sensors and f/1.8 aperture, while the P10’s has the regular edition with f/2.2 aperture.
BlackBerry revealed the KEYone at MWC 2017, the device previously known as the which features a return for BlackBerry’s trademark physical keyboard setup.
It was designed by Chinese company TCL communications — like the DTEK 50 and 60 before it — and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU and 3 GB of RAM in addition to a 4.5-inch Full-HD display. Other specs include a 3,505 mAh battery, 12 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.55 um pixel size, 8 MP front-facing shooter and USB Type-C connectivity.
Sony Experia XA1 & XA1 Ultra
Sony released four devices at its press conference on February 27. Beginning with the XA1 and XA1 Ultra, these are a pair of flat, angular handsets with edge-to-edge displays and chunky top and bottom bezels. Sony once again isn’t afraid to keep its display resolutions at 720p, which is what you’ll find on the 5-inch XA1 screen, while the 6-inch XA1 Ultra gets the Full HD treatment.
The phones come with identical 23 MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensors and the same 64-bit based octa-core MediaTek helio P20 processor, though the XA1 Ultra will have a larger battery (2,700 mAh compared to 2,300 mAh).
Sony XZ Premium & XZs
The Sony XZ features a 5.2-inch 1080p Triluminos display, Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM — this is what you could call the successor to the Xperia Compact series. Meanwhile, the XZ Premium comes with a Snapdragon 835 chip, 5.5-inch display and reintroduces that 4K resolution seen previously on the Xperia X Performance.
The XZs features 32 GB of internal storage space and 4 GB of RAM, with a 2,900 mAh battery, while the XZ Premium has 64 GB of internal storage, 4 GB of RAM and a 3,230 mAh battery. Both of the devices have a 19 MP 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and an HD slow-mo mode which runs at 960 frames-per-second. They’ll also run Android Nougat out of the box.
HMD/Nokia 6,5,3 and 3310
Nokia had a big MWC this year, introducing both the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, announcing that the Nokia 6 (above) would go global, and revealing a brand new feature phone based on the original Nokia 3310.
Nokia 3 is an entry-level device with aluminum frame and polycarbonate rear. The handset comes with a MediaTek 6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 5-inch HD display. You’ll also find a 8 MP camera on the front and back and it will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat when it launches for ~$147 in Q2, 2017.
Nokia 5 also comes with a 5-inch HD display but slightly more powerful, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 16 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, and an 8MP wide-angle front camera. This handset also launches with Android 7.1.1 Nougat onboard and will ship alongside the Nokia 6 in Q2, priced at $199.
Nokia 3310 doesn’t run Android or have a touchscreen, it’s not even a smartphone, but what it does have is 30-day battery life and a reimagined version of Snake — so I guess we should all be happy. It’s going to launch in Q2, 2017 for the price of €49 (about $52) and will outsell the iPhone 8.
Alcatel U5, A3, and A5 Led
Alcatel launched three new budget devices, the Alcatel U5, A3, and A5 LED.
Starting with the Alcatel U5, the company is saying this phone as the most affordable phone with a 5-inch display and 4G LTE capabilities. The specifications do fall at the lower-end of the spectrum, with it featuring a display resolution of 480 x 854, a 1.1 GHz quad-core MT6737M processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front-facing shooter with both including an LED flash, and a 2,050 mAh battery.
Next is the Alcatel A3. The specifications are a step above the U5, with the A5 coming with a 1.25 GHz quad-core MT6737 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, a 5-inch HD display, microSD card support, a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing unit, and a 2,460 mAh battery. An extra layer of security is available with the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the back, that can also be used to take selfies with one touch.
Unique of the three was the Alcatel A5 LED, which has a special LED cover that can be setup to perform a variety of light shows. On the specifications front, the A5 LED comes with a 5.2-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution, a 1.5 GHz octa-core MT6753 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD card support, an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter, both with a LED flash, and a 2,800 mAh battery.
ZTE Gigabit Phone
ZTE showed off the Gigabit Phone. Well, they talked about the concept anyway. What we do know is that the phone will use ZTE’s Pre5G Giga+ MBB technology, which is reportedly “three times as powerful at improving data processing capability in the current network”. Combined with the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and its X16 modem, the phone will be able to achieve gigabit download speeds with the support of downlink 256-QAM through triple-carrier modulation convergence. ZTE says this allows for data processing that is six times greater than through the use of single-carrier modulation.
ZTE Blade V8 lite & Blade V8 mini
Blade V8 Mini, which sports a metallic unibody design. Perhaps the most standout feature the V8 Mini offers is its 13 and 2MP dual camera setup on the back, which will allow you to take advantage of bokeh effects and a handy refocus mode. These cameras also support a 3D shooting mode, which will allow the sensors to take photos from different angles and combine them together to generate 3D pictures. What’s more, the device also comes with manual camera controls and automatic HDR.
V8 Mini sports a 5.0-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, expandable memory, a 5MP front camera and a non-removable 2,800mAh battery. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back, which will let you launch your favorite app when the screen is off or locked. And as mentioned, the V8 Mini also runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, complete with ZTE’s MiFavor 4.2 software overlay.
ZTE Blade V8 Lite, the phone has a 5.0-inch display, an octa-core MediaTek 6750 processor, an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In addition, this device runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, along with ZTE’s Mifavor 4.2.