As the tech world keeps running forward and evolving with new products being churned out daily and others unveiled at big events including the CES 2017 which witnessed a whopping range of technology in terms of mobile gadgets, appliances, and others, SONY has indicated its interest in not being left out of the fun as the smartphone company has sent out press invites ahead of the February event in Barcelona.
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony sent out invites to the press which means the smartphone company is ready to unveil one or more of its smartphones. However, it is unclear how many smartphones the company is willing to unveil to tart the new year.
Analysts, however, maintain that the unveiling which has been set by Sony for February 27 at 1.00pm IST (8.30am CET), where it is expected to unveil some of its latest smartphones will surely be getting a view of the Xperia series. This projection is by rumors which hold that the smartphone company may be planning to launch a successor of the Xperia XA device which was released last year.
Leaks on the Xperia Blog, however, hints the possible release of two smartphones by the company adding that the company will launch both devices bearing the model number Sony G3112 (G31XX) and Sony G3221 (G32XX).
Both smartphones which are expected to surface at the event are rumored to come packing the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset and with it is the Mali-T880 GPU for graphics. According to leaks, the G3112 model number variant is expected to come into the market with an HD display boasting of the 720×1280 pixel screen resolution while the other model, the G3221 is expected to sport a full-HD display with a display resolution of 1080×1920 pixels which make it the premium variant of the duo.
In accordance, LG is expected to launch its much-awaited LG G6 at the MWC event also which means the smartphones have earned themselves a competition should there be one. Recall that LG has been said to be ditching the modular design on the G^ following the not so successful G5 from last year.
Other companies which will be present include Nokia after it had a successful run of selling out the Nokia 6 in one minute. The smartphone company is planning the unveiling of the Nokia Mercury device which will sport a physical QWERTY keyboard along with other features which it had decided to keep under the wraps. Other leaks suggest that Nokia may be launching one or more Android-powered product at the MWC ahead of the proper release of the Nokia 8 smartphone which has been rumored to be in its final stages. Hopes remain that Nokia will make the Android-powered smartphones available as against their earlier decision to keep the Nokia 6 in the Chinese market only.
Lenovo is also expected to be at the event with the launch of the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus which has been rumored to be sporting a 5.5-inch screen along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. The smartphones are also expected to come running on an octa-core processor along with other variety of features including a turbo-charge feature for fast charging of the battery, possible 5MP camera on the front panel for the Moto G5 and a 13MP camera on the rear end. The Moto G5 Plus which is expected to be the premium version of the device is expected according to leaks to feature a rear facing 16MP snapper along with an onboard storage memory of 32GB.
Samsung has been said to possibly showcase its Galaxy S8 at the event. Also, this comes ahead of the projected commercial unveiling on March 29 in New York.