We are getting ready for the Mobile World Congress popularly known as MWC . It is traditionally held at Mobile World Capital , Barcelona ,Spain. This year’s MWC will be starting from 27 February – 2 March 2017. We are expecting to see a lot of new smartphones from the top manufacturers like Sony , LG , Nokia , BlackBerry , Huawei , Motorola and many others.The glaring exception being Samsung.
Although Samsung has been traditionally known to launch their Galaxy S line of flagship phones at MWC but this time around, due to the Note 7 fiasco they are a bit more skeptical about their device and have also released a video showing their Quality Check Process.
Today, A well renowned leakster, Evan Blass popularly known as “evleaks” has tweeted about the case renders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6 which show that the phones will indeed come with near bezelless front.As far as this leaks are concerned,this renders can be trusted because generally phone manufacturers send the device renders to case makers so that the cases for their new devices could be ready at launch.
LG G6: All we know so far & leaks.
So far , we have known that the LG G6 could come with a 5.7” QHD display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, IP67 water resistance which should protect the phone from dust and water splashes.It will also include a rear fingerprint scanner for added security.It will come with 6GB ram and 64/128 GB of memory. This phone will come with a Dual 16 MP 29mm, f/1.8 + 16 MP 12mm, f/1.8 aperture laser autofocus lens with OIS and LED flash . In the battery capacity department it could sport a 3200 Mah battery.
LG is very eager to turn around their fate espescially after the failure of the LG G5 and this phone certainly promises to impress atleast on paper.
As far as User Interface is concerned LG has already teased its UX 6.0 in a short video where it shows off the calling interface going along well with the rounded corners of the phone.This video also shows off the near bezelless display which can also be seen from the leaked case renders.Here’s the video which shows the next generation of LG UX which could be on their next flagship phone.
Also worth noting is that the company has also teased that the LG G6 will come with a virtual assistant.The question is whether LG G6 will include it’s own virtual assistant or is it coming with the Google Assistant as it was rumored earlier.
Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+
Samsung has promised that it will release a teaser video as well as give the launch date of its next flagship phones at MWC 2017. As far as we know about this devices , both the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ will launch with Samsung’s virtual assistant called as ‘Bixby‘. Both the devices will sport QuadHD Samsung AMOLED displays. As far as display size is concerned , the Samsung Galaxy S8 could come with a 5.8” display whereas the S8+ could come with a 6.2” display . Both the devices will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with dual rear facing 12 MP, f/1.7 aperture 26mm camera with phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash.
Also ,this time around Samsung has removed their home button which usually contained the fingerprint scanner.Instead, the fingerprint scanner will be located at the back of the device besides the camera module. Also Samsung was rumored to remove the headphone jack from its next phones but instead , the phone will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung would hope that the Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ would follow the path of S7 & S7 edge and help them to forget about their Note 7 debacle. We will keep you updated as we hear more.