2New Nokia Lumias
This one might not come as a shocker, but Nokia will be showing off both new smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress. According to some reports, the company’s slate will feature Windows 8.1 Blue. A new smartphone, believed to be named the Lumia 1820, could be the company’s flagship handset for 2014.
3Nokia Android Smartphone Rumors Keep Circulating
Several credible rumors have hinted that Nokia, despite the fact that it will soon be owned by Microsoft, is planning to launch a cheap Android-based device. The handset will reportedly come with a Windows Phone 8 look, but in fact be running Android. It’s currently known as the Nokia Normandy or Nokia X, and might turn out to be a no-show. But the sheer number of rumors suggests that such a device could actually appear.
4Samsung Galaxy S 5
5HTC One 2
6Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Samsung has already confirmed that a new Galaxy Note, known as the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, will be coming soon to store shelves. And although the company hasn’t shared exact details on the device, it’s believed that the company will bring it to MWC. As one might expect, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will come with support for Samsung’s digital pen technology.
7Sony One Flagship Handset Expected to Appear
One of the key components in Sony’s “One Sony” initiative is mobile. And over the last several months, the rumor mill has churned out report after report saying that Sony is working on a flagship handset that will come with a big screen, high-end components and Android. The device, the reports say, will finally put Sony back on track in mobile. After a long, long wait, it’ll finally show up at MWC.
8Samsung Will Unveil a Smartwatch, Too
Samsung will be all over the place at Mobile World Congress. The company is expected to announce a new version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch that not only works better, but also comes with a slicker design, according to several reports. Since the Galaxy Gear plays so nicely with the Galaxy Note, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Samsung might show off a new smartwatch.
9Something, Anything From BlackBerry
Exact details aren’t available on any BlackBerry product that might appear at MWC, but the company will be there and is expected to show off something. Hopes abound that BlackBerry will unveil a groundbreaking smartphone or tablet, but judging by the company’s recent product launches, that’s not likely to happen.
10Bring On the ZTE Flagship Phablet
China-based ZTE will be at Mobile World Congress to show off its own flagship handset, according to reports. The company is reportedly planning to unveil a 6.4-inch ZTE Nubia Z7 unit that could prove to be one of the biggest “phablets” at the show. That device follows a few other devices that ZTE has introduced for those on a budget.
11Samsung Likely to Show Off Tizen OS Handsets
Tizen, the open-source operating system Samsung is trying to push this year, could be making quite a splash at MWC. The operating system is expected to find its way to some Samsung handsets as well as those from ZTE and others. This might just be the year for Tizen.