New smartphones from Nokia and a variety of Chinese manufacturers will be on display when the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show opens in Barcelona.

At the annual industry event, mobile companies show off their latest and new devices to the public.

Nokia has already confirmed that it will be showing off three new phones, including the G22, which houses various serviceable parts that owners can fix themselves if they wish.

Elsewhere, the show will be dominated by devices from Chinese manufacturers, with Honor, Xiaomi, Oppo and others in attendance.

Reports suggest that several foldable smartphones are likely to be announced at the event.

However, new products from several industry heavyweights are unlikely to be shown, including Samsung, which announced its new flagship Galaxy S23 series of smartphones at a standalone event last month alongside a new range of laptops. .

Smartphone giant Apple doesn’t attend MWC, while Google doesn’t use the event to announce new phones either.

Tablets and handheld devices are also expected to be prominent at the trade show, which traditionally attracts thousands of visitors over its four days.

Industry expert Paolo Pescatore, from PP Foresight, said: “All the major players have presented new devices or plan to do so at separate events.

“This show represents a key platform for rival disruptive Asian players to demonstrate their capabilities to a global audience.

“The show floor will be packed with demos, providers selling network solutions and telcos looking to bring immersive content to life through the power of gigabit connectivity.

“Beyond all the glitz and glamour, a key salient theme will emerge that it is time to deliver on the promise of 5G.

“Based on recent events, expect to see a lot of focus on satellite connectivity and eSIM solutions.”


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