Of course, Android Oreo is on the agenda.
"But the reality is that if you've got to build a phone for a certain price point, that level of mechanical complexity would have made it too expensive". The OS has been optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less. The new model should be faster and more efficient, an overall better performer. It comes with 64GB of internal storage expandable via MicroSD card up to 256GB. It also comes with a battery life befitting of feature phones: 17 days, with 9 days of talk time.
Other than that, the phone is also equipped with 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor, and 8GB internal storage. On the camera front, Blade V9 will feature a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera.
In fact, with the phone measuring 7.5mm at its thickest point and narrowing to 2.5mm, I worry the phone might be uncomfortable to hold for long periods. We have recently seen a 4G QWERTY phone with the model number TA-1047 clearing the necessary certifications and this one could be the global variant that might be unveiled later today. The Xpress-on back covers will be available for $7.99. Network providers, networking specialists, infrastructure firms, security companies and more will also be flocking to Barcelona to show off the latest advancements that keep all those shiny smartphones ticking along. The 6-inch Full-HD+ 18:9 screen provides a compact format that photography enthusiasts will be pleased with.
Nokia is having a busy day with it already unveiling its new budget Nokia 8110 feature phone. It's powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor and has 4GB of RAM. There's also an "ultra sensitive, wide-angle" lens on the front, for squeezing more of your mug into selfies.
The camera app on all the Nokia phones with Zeiss lenses will support Pro mode for tweaking with the settings. The device is kept powered on by a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
Gmail Go is another app that saves precious megabytes - it also allows for offline reading and uses less RAM.
Nokia says the Nokia 8 Sirocco will land this April for €749, or around $920 in USA dollars. In the camera department, the Nokia 8 Sirocco sports 12MP + 13MP dual rear cameras and a 5MP single front camera. The phone is thin, small and light, with the display being protected by a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 curves.
The phone runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and 6GB of RAM. The Nokia 8 Sirocco is the company's flagship smartphone, and it comes with a stainless steel body with diamond cuts. The panel used here is based on pOLED technology while measuring 5.5 inches with a resolution of 2560×1440. It runs on stock Android 8.0 Oreo right out the box. Priced at 799 euros, Nokia 8 Sirocco will start shipping in early April 2018 and should hit Indian shores at closer to Rs 65,000 mark.
This time previous year, Nokia seemed to be making up for lost time at MWC. A good laugh, some striking stories and a lot of catchy music is all he needs to pacify his anxious mind.
Samsung will be launching its Galaxy series and will unpack its latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Samsung S9.