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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.

Nokia Android Normandy

If those two weren't interesting enough, there's been plenty of suggestion and bits of evidence (above) suggesting that Nokia will launch an Android smartphone (codenamed Normandy). Yes, you read that right, and MWC could well be the launch platform for the device.

Sony
CES brought us the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and since then, the firm has announced the Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra. That doesn't mean that Sony will only show off announced phones at MWC, though.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

It is thought that Sony will use MWC to announce its new flagship smartphone, likely to be the Xperia Z2 (codenamed 'Sirius'). Rumoured specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, a Quad HD (2k) 5.2in screen, 20.1Mp camera and a 3,700mAh battery.

Like Nokia, it's looking like Sony will also be launching a Windows Phone 8 handset this year. It's unclear whether this will be ready for an MWC, but we're looking forward to finding out.

HTC
HTC doesn't launch half as many handsets as it used to and the fact that we've not had anything new from the firm so far this year means that it's looking good for a new smartphone at MWC.

HTC One

It's plans haven't been leaked like other vendors but bets are stacking up for an HTC One 2 (codename M8) announcement. The follow up to the popular HTC One is tipped to have a 5in Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4 KitKat and Sense 6.0.

LG
LG pulled a blinder last year with the impressive flagship G2 and will reportedly launch a smaller version of that smartphone at MWC - keeping in trend with mini phones which the likes of Samsung and HTC have launched.

LG G2

The LG G2 Mini will come with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM as the original G2 but with a 4.7in screen compared to 5.2in. The Korean firm is also tipped to launch a raft of Android 4.4. KitKat smartphones, but only product codes are available at the moment: D830, LS740, D410, D320 and MS323.

 

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