MWC Update : Samsung, Huawei And Nokia To Showcase New Smartphones

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Mobile World Congress event to be held in Barcelona is round the corner and many world-renowned handsets makers have started releasing unofficial information what they will be displaying in this mega mobile show. Yesterday, we have covered what Acer is planning to display and few days back, we had blogged about LG’s plan for this event. As per various reports appearing in the media, Samsung, Huawei and Nokia have great plans for MWC.

Samsung is planning to showcase low-end Galaxy Star Android smartphone in MWC. This smartphone will feature a 3.0-inch screen with QVGA resolution. It is expected to have a 4GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 32GB. This  smartphone will run on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will be powered by a 1200mAh battery. The reported connectivity options for this smartphone include Micro-USB, Wi-Fi- A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Galaxy Star is expected to start shipping sometime in April this year. However, there is no official information about its price or rumour about the same.

Earlier, it was rumoured that Samsung will also unveil its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S IV in MWC, but it is almost confirmed now that the company will be launching this product first in NewYork at a grand event on 14th March.

Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE will both also be out in force and are expected to launch flagship Android devices in the hopes of disrupting the market. Huawei is expected to showcase its 4.7 inches Ascend 2 smartphone running on Android Jelly bean, having 720p display. ZTE is also rumored to be debuting a smartphone that runs on the Firefox operating system — as if Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry OS don’t already offer sufficient choice for smartphone owners.

As reported by Reuters news agency, Nokia is set to launch cheaper handset models in an attempt to fend off growing competition from Chinese rivals in the low-end market, company sources said on Friday. The new models, due to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress industry convention in Barcelona next week, show Nokia is expanding its focus after concentrating in the past two years on catching up with Apple and Samsung in more expensive smartphones.

The sources said Nokia would introduce cut-price basic phones aimed at competing with the likes of Huawei and ZTE, as well as a new, lower-price model of its Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone 8 software. Details such as exact pricing were not available, and a company spokesman declined to comment.

Nokia, once the undisputed leader in the mobile phone industry, has struggled with growing competition in both smartphones and lower-end handsets.

The Mobile World Congress is starting on 25th February and many more interesting devices are expected to make debut in this popular mobility event. We shall cover this event and keep you informed of latest updates.

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