The Mobile World Congress 2014 has officially kicked off. The event is held in Barcelona and some of the industry’s biggest names will be there. A number of them have already unveiled their new product lineups. However, the best is probably yet to come. Samsung is expected to introduce its Galaxy S5. Nokia, on the other hand, is said to show off its very first Android smartphone.
Here are the key launches we expect at the 2014 Mobile World Congress:
Samsung’s “Unpacked 2014 Episode 1” event is one of the most anticipated at MWC. That is because it will probably be dedicated to Galaxy S5. Among the rumoured features of the device are an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor. One of the latest video teasers on the smartphone hints that it might also be waterproof. In addition, Samsung might unveil two smartwatches – Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
LG’s first presentation already took place at the 2014 MWC. The company introduced G Pro 2 and a 4.7” G2 Mini. Both devices showed that LG has the potential to challenge the market leaders. The company is also expected to show off a G Arch smartwatch.
Nokia is said to unveil an Android smartphone, which will be the company’s first device powered by this OS. The gadget is rumoured to support Android applications from the Nokia Store.
Sony has neither announced, nor hinted a release of any flagship devices at MWC. Nevertheless, the company might show off a few new mobile devices and share some news about its mobile services.
Huawei, on the other hand, will have a lot to offer. It already shared that it will introduce various new smartphones and tablets, as well as a new-generation LTE. The company took the opportunity to announce its innovative fitness band/smartwatch or hybrid smartwatch. In addition, it introduced its first Firefox OS smartphone.
ZTE followed a similar strategy and it also introduced a Firefox OS. The company might also unveil a Tizen smartphone device called ZTE Geek.
Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg’s presentation will start in a few hours. He is expected to give details on the $19-billion WhatsApp acquisition.
This is just a tiny little bit of what is to come at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. The rest will be unveiled over the next few days.