MWC 2018: All upcoming smartphones you should know about

By Team Digit | Updated Feb 28 2018
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After months of rumors and leaks, all the biggest launches at MWC 2018 are done and a long list of smartphones are now official. A lot of companies announced new flagship smartphones and we also saw a few mid-tier and budget-friendly phones. Nokia brought back a classic from the past in a new avatar and Samsung flagships now feature variable aperture in the rear cameras. So, all-in-all it was an exciting few days for smartphone enthusiasts. We have been covering the event day and night and chances are you may have missed a phone or two in the sea of news. So, here is a quick roundup of all the major smartphone launches which happened in this week at MWC 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain.

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Samsung Galaxy S9
A smaller form factor and top-tier hardware makes the S9 a phone worth waiting for

Specs:
Display size: 5.8-inch
Display resolution: 2960 x 1440p
SoC: Exynos 9810
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery size: 3000mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Samsung Galaxy S9+
The S9+ is essentially a larger version of the S9, with a dual camera setup, larger display, more RAM, and bigger battery.

Specs:
Display size: 6.2-inch
Display resolution: 2960 x 1440p
SoC: Exynos 9810
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery size: 3500mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Sony Xperia XZ2
After a long time, Sony is changing its tried and tested smartphone design. Will it work, only time will tell?

Specs:
Display size: 5.7-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 19MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery size: 3180mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
We always had an affinity towards the smaller sibling of the Xperia flagship but Sony has not been very keen on bringing the compact to India. We wish this time things change.

Specs:
Display size: 5.0-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 19MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery size: 2870mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Asus Zenfone 5Z
The Zenfone 5Z may remind you of the Apple iPhone X, but Asus claims that is is better in every way. 

Specs:
Display size: 6.2-inch
Display resolution: 2246 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM: 4GB / 6GB / 8GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery size: 3300mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Asus Zenfone 5
The Zenfone 5 is essentially a cut-down version of the 5Z and we can expect it to be priced competitively once it reaches Indian shores.

Specs:
Display size: 6.2-inch
Display resolution: 2246 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM: 4GB / 6GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 8MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery size: 3300mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Asus Zenfone 5 lite
Asus Zenfone 5 Lite is all about the camera and this new phone features four of them.

Specs:
Display size: 6.0-inch
Display resolution: 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 / 430
RAM: 3GB / 4GB
Storage: 32GB / 64GB
Rear camera: 16MP + Unknown secondary camera
Front camera: 20MP + Unknown secondary camera
Battery size: 3300mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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LG V30S+ ThinQ
The new LG V30S is essentially last year flagship which is now available in newer colours along with AI features.

LG V30S+ Thin Q specs:
Display: 6.0-inch, 2880 x 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 256GB
Rear camera: 16MP + 13MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery: 3300mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2

There is an LG V30S ThinQ as well, with lesser (128GB) storage.

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LG K10+ & LG K10 (2018 editions)
LG says that the new K10+ has the same 13MP camera as the LG G6 and at an 8MP camera at the front which supports Bokeh selfies.

LG K10+ specs:
Display: 5.3-inch, 1280 x 720p
SoC: MediaTek MT6750
RAM: 3GB
Storage: 32GB
Rear camera: 13MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2

LG K10 specs:
Display: 5.3-inch, 1280 x 720p
SoC: MediaTek MT6750
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Rear camera: 8MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery: 3000mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2

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LG K8 (2018)
The new LG K8 (2018) does not bring a whole lot of different hardware to the table, but LG has tweaked the design. LG claims that the new phone now takes better low light images.

Specs:
Display: 5.0-inch, 1280 x 720p
SoC: 1.3GHz quad-core
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Rear camera: 8MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery: 2500mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2

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Nokia 8110 4G
The Nokia 8110 4G is a blast from the past. The slider style phone now supports 4G and runs snake. Nokia has partnered with companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter to populate the phone with essential apps.

 

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Nokia 1
We finally have the much-rumored Nokia 1, which is a budget-centric device which runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Display: 4.5-inch, 854 x 480p
SoC: MediaTek MT6737M
RAM: 1GB
Storage: 8GB
Rear camera: 5MP
Front camera: 2MP
Battery size: 2150mAh
OS: Android 8.0 (Go Edition)

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Nokia 7 Plus
The Nokia 7 Plus is the company’s first attempt at making a phone with an 18:9 aspect ratio display

Display: 6-inch, 2160 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 16MP
Battery size: 3800mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Nokia 8 Sirocco
Nokia 8 Sirocco is now the new flagship for the company, featuring design changes and a better camera.

Display: 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 128GB
Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery size: 3260mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Nokia 6 (2018)
Launched earlier this year in China, the Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to launch in India in the second quarter of 2018.

Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080p
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
RAM: 3GB / 4GB
Storage: 64GB / 128GB
Rear camera: 16MP
Front camera: 8MP
Battery size: 3000mAh
OS: Android 8.0

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Alcatel 1X
Similar to the Nokia 1, the Alcatel 1X is also a budget-centric phone, featuring just 1GB RAM and running on Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Display: 5.3-inch, 960 x 480p
SoC: MediaTek MT6739
RAM: 1GB / 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Rear camera: 13MP
Front camera: 5MP
Battery size: 2460mAh
OS: Android 8.0 (Go Edition)

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