1Nine Devices Samsung Will Show Off at MWC and One Likely No Show
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest mobile event of the year. It’s held each winter in Barcelona and plays host to many mobile device makers hoping to make a splash with their latest products. Samsung will kick off the show with a highly anticipated product introduction Feb. 26. The company has shared few details on what it’s planning, but rumors suggest it will show off tablets, artificial intelligence and wearables. There is even speculation that Samsung might preview a radical new smartphone design. But the event also might be remembered by what wasn’t announced—a smartphone that could make folks forget about last year’s embarrassing Galaxy Note7 product recall. This slide show will discuss what mobile market observers are saying about the mobile products Samsung will introduce and shed more light on the one product that won’t appear at this year’s show.
2Look for a New High-End Tablet
3A Consumer Tablet Is Expected, Too
4There’s Talk of a Foldable Smartphone
5Expect to Hear About New Display Technology
6Will Bixby Make an Appearance?
Samsung is working on a new artificial intelligence platform called Bixby. And several reports say the Galaxy S8 will have a button that will activate Bixby. Samsung has tipped that it might showcase Bixby at Mobile World Congress, officially kicking off its battle with Siri, Cortana, Alexa and others.
7Wearables Will Be On Hand
8Samsung Will Tout Its Latest Exynos Processor
9Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Processor Will Grab the Spotlight
While Exynos 9 could be announced at the show, Samsung partnered with Qualcomm to develop the chipmaker’s new Snapdragon 835 processor. Moreover, Samsung is rumored to have exclusive rights through mid-April. Samsung should discuss the component and perhaps even how it plans to use it during its keynote.
10Samsung Should Have a Lot to Say About Batteries
No Samsung talk about mobile devices would be complete without batteries. In light of last year’s embarrassing Galaxy Note7 battery debacle, Samsung likely will discuss its plans to safeguard batteries in future devices. The company also might reiterate its commitment to new programs aimed at boosting battery safety.
11The Galaxy S8 Will Be a No-Show
There will be one announcement Samsung won’t be making at Mobile World Congress: the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 high-end handset. The company has said it wants to unveil the device separate from Mobile World Congress. Samsung is believed to be planning a late-March Galaxy S8 event, followed by its launch in mid-April.