The official kick-off date for the MWC 2017 is tomorrow, Monday 27th, but quite a number of companies have made a habit of unveiling their devices a day or so earlier in order to give those attending the show enough time to explore the new devices on site.
Ahead of the MWC 2017 kick off, BlackBerry has already done it with the Mercury, which has now been crowned BlackBerry KEYone (funny name huh!). Today, there’ll be a flurry of new devices announced in Barcelona, with the likes of LG G6, Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, the iconic Nokia 3310, Lenovo’s Moto G5 and G5 Plus as well as the long overdue Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.
We’ve already seen quite a huge chunk of specs and images as regards to these devices. In fact, the only things to be confirmed at the MWC 2017 are the official availability dates, release markets, and the price details. As for the specs and images (including color variants) of most of these phones, details are already out there.
For instance, the LG G6 is expected to launch with a 5.7-inch QHD+ display screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Under the hood, the phone ships with a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB RAM. There’ll be two storage options of 32GB and 64GB with room to expand via a microSD card of up to 2TB. With the LG V20 shipping with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, LG could have done better with Android 7.1 Nougat like the BlackBerry KEYone, but an update should follow the release of the phone later on.
As for the Huawei P10, you can expect a 5.2-inch Full HD display screen and a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen for the P10 Plus. Under the hood, the Kirin 960 SoC will be running the show alongside a RAM of 4GB or 6GB. The storage will start at 32GB and go all the way to 128GB, but it will also be expandable. The story is the same for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, but the details of the iconic Nokia 3310 remain elusive.
HMD Global will also be holding its press conference today, so it won’t be long before we find out more about the second coming of this Nokia phone. Stay tuned!