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The BIG Smartphone Annoucements Expected at this Year's Mobile World Congress
The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place in Barcelona at the end of this month (24th to 27th February). MWC is always eagerly anticipated as many mobile phone manufacturers will choose the event to unveil or launch their latest smartphones . So who's expected to do what at this year's event?
Samsung are likely to use MWC to take the wraps off their new Galaxy S5 handset. The Korean technology giant has even gone as far as to drop a huge hint by calling their official invitation to MWC, 'Unpacked 5'. Samsung are also expected to launch their second-generation smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and possibly a brand new Windows Phone device. It's also thought that we could see the launch of a smaller model of the Galaxy Note 3 which will be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.
There are rumours that Sony could choose MWC to unveil their much anticipated new flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z2. The Xperia Z1 was released in September 2013 and thanks to its popularity, Sony have recently brought out the Z1 Compact which was launched at last month's CES. The Z2 launch is thought to be imminent so MWC would be the obvious choice. Sony could also surprise us with a new tablet as there has been speculation that they've been working on a new generation tablet along the same lines as the Xperia Tablet Z.
LG are also expected to launch several new gadgets at MWC. Recent reports have indicated that an LG G2 mini smartphone is in the pipeline or possibly a new series of middle of the range android mobile phones which will be set up to run on Android KitKat 4.4. We could also see a smartwatch from LG rumoured to be called the LG G Arch.
Nokia could also join in the party and unveil a couple of new devices in Barcelona. Their new flagship Nokia Lumia 1820 smartphone is highly likely to be launched and is rumoured to feature a 2k (1440 x 2560 resolution) full HD 5.2-inch display and an impressive 3400mAh battery. There's speculation that Nokia could also officially unveil a smaller version of the Lumia 1520 which will be called the Nokia Lumia 1520V and also a 6-inch Nokia phablet, the Lumia 1525.
And finally HTC could well use this month's MWC to demonstrate their confusingly-named new handset the HTC One Two. The One Two, which is also known as the HTC M8 ,will be HTC's new flagship smartphone and will reportedly come with a 5-inch 1080p display and a quad-core Snapdragon processor.
Keep an eye on our blog over the coming weeks as we bring you all the news from the event as it happens.