What's Mobile World Congress and what to expect from it

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It is expected that the company will be unveiling its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. VR devices have been around at MWC for a few years now, but they largely continue to occupy the enthusiast video-gamer niche.

Aside from its camera capability, the Nokia 8 Pro supposedly comes with a glass and metal design too, much like the rumoured Nokia 9.

According to reports, the Nokia 8 Pro might just be being built to compete with the premium phones of the century as it is reportedly going to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845. It is a smart move since it will ensure that it's announcements are not overshadowed by that of Samsung. Tentatively named the Nokia 8 Pro, rumours suggest that HMD could be aiming for a launch some time in Quarter 3, 2018. The most interesting one concerns the Nokia 10 with a penta-camera configuration - it will supposedly be called the Nokia 8 Pro now.

There appears to be a single sensor with a primary fixed lens over which an assembly of multiple lenses can rotate.

After years of sticking with the same elegant yet dated "OmniBalance" design with substantial top and bottom bezels, Sony is set to finally embrace the bezel-less mania with their new set of Xperia smartphones.

HMD is planning a busy 2018 with a flurry of smartphones being lined up for launch, starting with the upcoming MWC 2018 event. This also means that the Nokia 8 Pro will after all not sport an in-display fingerprint sensor on the front.

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If these rumours are legitimate, the Nokia 8 Pro is certainly a promising flagship smartphone.

Samsung maintained its status of being the most popular mobile brand in India but the last decade has seen so many waves of new brands and technologies coming in that have brought the Indian Mobile market to its current situation that is driven by not one but many brands.

Early renders of the ZenFone 5 point towards the smartphone looking nearly exactly like Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone - down to the notch at the top of the display and the vertically oriented dual camera setup at the rear.

Then we talk about the launches expected from Asus, including the iPhone X lookalike, Asus' confusing lineup of phones, and the Android Go phone. The upcoming gadget will feature 5.7-inch full HD+ along with 18:9 aspect ratio and on-screen button. Some 5,500 CEOs, among them Deutsche Telekom AG's Tim Hoettges and Vodafone Group Plc's Vittorio Colao, will jostle for airtime discussing the major trends shaping the industry such as cybersecurity, the arrival of ultrafast fifth-generation mobile networks and blockchain. However, the Nokia 9 is so far tipped to be showcased but not made available after the MWC 2018.

Not to be left behind, South Korean smartphone maker LG is set to unveil at the show an upgraded variant of its popular phone, the LG V30+. On the Specificiation side, the Nokia 7 Plus features Snapdragon 660 CPU which is of course faster than the Snapdragon 630 used in Nokia 7.

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