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Smartphones at MWC: What will Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and Nokia launch?

Chris Martin | Jan. 20, 2014
A round-up of all the smartphones which could be launched at MWC 2014.

MWC 2014 smartphones

We're still recovering from the monster that is CES but that means Mobile World Congress (MWC) is fast approaching so here's what smartphones to expect at the 2014 show held in Barcelona.

There's already a lot to say about what smartphones might arrive at MWC thanks to the rumour mill which is the internet. We've rounded up all the news we can find regarding which smartphones will be launched by the big name companies.

MWC 2014

We'll update this article between now and the start of the show (24 February) so you can keep with the rumours and news. Bare in mind that all the information in this article is rumoured so may or may not be correct.

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Samsung
Before you get too excited, it's very unlikely that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S5 at MWC. The firm, like previous years, will hold a dedicated event to launch its flagship smarthphone. This year the rumour is that it will be back in London after being held in New York for the Galaxy S4.

Luckily that doesn't mean Samsung will turn up in Barcelona empty handed. It normally shows off a range of devices and two have already been tipped for MWC 2014.

Samsung Ativ S

First up is a return to the Windows Phone 8 market with a device currently only known as the SM-W750V. It will probably get the Ativ branding and it thought to feature a 5in Full HD AMOLED display and 4G LTE support.

Samsung is also tipped to unveil the Galaxy Note Neo as the new entry to its phablet range. It will supposedly have a 5.5in 720p and be the first smartphone to use a hexa-core processor.

Nokia
>Nokia is reportedly going to reveal at least two new Lumia smartphones at MWC 2014.

The new flagship model being the Lumia 1820, following on from the 1020 and 1520. If the specs turn out to be true then we'll be in for a treat. It's thought to pack a 5.2in screen with a 2k resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor. Add to that 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Furthermore, it's purportedly going to come with a Lytro-style camera with refocussing abilities and a Xenon flash.

It's also possible that Nokia will unveil the Lumia 1525 with a 6in screen, 25- or even 30Mp camera and an intriguing solar charging system built into the display.

 

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