MWC 2018 Event Wrap-up: Everything you need to know

MWC is an annual trade show typically held in late February or early March of every year. It’s where companies from all over the globe gather under a single roof to showcase their latest products, developments and projects. For many years now, the MWC conference, one of the big trio (CES, MWC, IFA), has been in Barcelona, Spain. This year is no different.

Every year, big announcements are made at this every event. It’s where manufacturers have a shot to connect with media and consumers to showcase what they’ve been up to.

Because there has been lots of talk, rumors, reports and leaks over recent weeks, we have somewhat of a good idea regarding what to expect. Some popular names we report on frequently here on Droid Turf have confirmed a press conference. We’re talking about Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, Lenovo, Nokia and more. We expect there to be quite a few mobile announcements including smartphones, though lots of cool gadgets will help fill the rounds and make time worth spent, as well. We’ll be on the show floor to absorb as much as we can to share with all of you!

MWC consists of mainly mobile technology: cell phones, smartwatches and tablets. This is some of our favorite stuff. CES, which happened earlier this year, entailed product launches of all kinds including TVs, home appliances, wearable tech, smart home gear, virtual reality stuff, and audio equipment. At IFA in the fall, we usually see a good mixture of product species as well. Most of the time, but not always, the tech unveiled during the MWC week-long show makes way to shelves in the Spring and Summer seasons. The start is closely approaching so now is a good time to round-up the latest rumblings, unless of course you like all surprises! Here’s a list of everything we’ve reported thus far.

UPDATE: MWC 2018 has now concluded. Below are all the major happenings that took place over the week.

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Samsung

~ What to expect ~ 

Samsung will introduce Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at Unpacked 2018 on February 25 in Barcelona, one day prior to MWC 2018’s beginning. We have a separate roundup of everything to expect at Unpacked 2018, available at the link below.

[Samsung Galaxy S9: A Roundup of what we know thus far]

~ Official ~

“Yes” confirms Samsung CEO, a Bixby-powered smart speaker will launch later this year

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 models support Project Treble for faster Android updates

[View all our Unpacked 2018 Coverage]

 

LG

~ What to expect ~ 

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LG V30S ThinQ with advanced AI debuts at MWC 2018

 

Sony

~ What to expect ~ 

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Sony unveils new Xperia XZ2 pair at MWC 2018

 

Huawei

~ What to expect ~ 

~ Official ~

Huawei announces new MediaPad M5 Android tablets at MWC 2018

Huawei has a Huawei Watch 3 in the works

 

Lenovo / Motorola

~ What to expect ~ 

~ Official ~

 

Other

~ What to expect ~ 

~ Official ~

Alcatel introduces a collection of new mid-range phones at MWC 2018

HMD announces Nokia’s new hard-hitting phones for 2018

ZTE announced the Tempo Go phone with Android Go at MWC 2018 in Barcelona

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 700 series will bring flagship-level computing to the mid-range

The latest ZenFone 5 family of smartphones from ASUS takes things up a “notch”

Place virtual furniture in your home with Amazon AR View

See all the official headlines in the updating slider below.

 

Droid Turf will cover the event that begins Monday, February 26, and continues through the whole business week. It’s our promise to keep you informed of everything you need to know as well as to provide post event coverageanalysis and insight. We’re dedicated to keeping you updated on everything important right as it happens. If you like what you see, help Droid Turf expand by letting others know using the incorporating social buttons. And for up to the minute updates, view and connect with us across social media from the link below.

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Event Information
Title
​MWC 2018
Start Time / Date
February 26, 2018
End Time / Date
March 2, 2018
Location
Barcelona, Spain
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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.