MWC 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact with reduced bezels, Ear Duo headsets launched

MWC 2018 LIVE UPDATES and streaming: Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Nokia 2 with Android Oreo Go, Nokia 7 Plus and a revamped Nokia 8110 with 4G, here is a look at the biggest tech announcements at the MWC 2018.

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Mobile World Congress starts February 26, which is Monday, with many of the press conferences and launches taking place on Sunday. Every year, the world’s biggest smartphone makers descend on Barcelona to announce new phones. Samsung, Nokia and Sony are expected to announce flagship smartphones at the 2018 edition of MWC. South Korean company Samsung returns to Mobile World Congress 2018 on Sunday to release the Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship smartphones, the follow-up to the Galaxy S8 lineup.

Samsung is livestreaming the event on the company’s official Facebook page, as well as on its website. This year, HMD Global will be announcing a slew of new smartphones. Word on the street is that the Finnish company could bring the Nokia 9 with a Snapdragon 845 processor to rival the Galaxy S9. Other than Samsung and Nokia, the Japanese company Sony is believed to launch the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact with bezel-less designs. MWC 2018 launch event highlights:

 

  1. 1:20PM
    26 Feb, 18
    Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact camera, processor, and more

    Sony's new phones can record 4K HDR video as well as super slow motion videos at 960fps in Full HD quality. Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile processor. Wireless charging support is included as well.  The phones will start shipping globally next month.

  2. 1:14PM
    26 Feb, 18
    Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact showcased

    Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact shown by the company.  The phones do not have a curved display as speculated. The Xperia XZ2 has a 5.7 inch HDR display, while the Xperia XZ2 Compact has a 5-inch screen with HDR display. The phones come with reduced bezels.

  3. 1:10PM
    26 Feb, 18
    Sony Xperia new phones to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

    Qualcomm Incorporated President Cristiano Amon on stage. Talks about Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, says it will surpass 1GBper second capabilities. Cristiano talks about Sony being a partner for X50 modem which will help with 5G-ready phones.

  4. 1:06PM
    26 Feb, 18
    Sony Xperia Ear Duo headsets announced

    The Sony Xperia Ear Duo intelligent headsets recognise time location and activities. Offers personal information during the day. The headsets saidd to offer four hours of battery life. They ship with a charging case and will come in two colour options. Pre- orders start today on Amazon in the US. The device will ship globally next month.

  5. 1:03PM
    26 Feb, 18
    Sony to unveil its first 18:9 display phones

    Sony is hosting an event at 12:30 PM IST, where it is expected to announce Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact - its first bezel-less 18:9 display phones. 

  6. 11:21PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 ship with dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos sound and more

    ‪Samsung GalaxyS9 continues with the Infinity Display. Both phones also come with dual stereo sound speaker tuned by AKG. The phones also come with Dolby Atmos sound.

  7. 11:18PM
    25 Feb, 18
    AR Emoji for Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ introduced

    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ get AR Emoji feature, letting users personalise emojis.

  8. 11:06PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ support slow motion videos

    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ ship with support for slow-motion videos at 960 fps, which can also be played in reverse. After shooting videos, users can enjoy the footage with customised background music.

  9. 10:58PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ cameras come with dual aperture

    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ ship with the dual aperture, which is automatic. When it is dark it will automatically switch to a wider aperture to allow more light in on the camera sensor and better camera performance

  10. 10:57PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ camera

    Samsung talking about Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ camera.

  11. 10:56PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ showcased in AR mode

    The AR mode on the Galaxy Unpacked app and how the phone looks in AR mode.

  12. 10:52PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ fingerprint scanner now at the back, intelligent scan introduced

    Fingerprint scanner now at the back of the device below the camera. Which is easier to reach naturally. Samsung also introducing Intelligent scan that combines Iris and facial scanning.

  13. 10:37PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 event starts, DJ Koh on stage

    Samsung mobile head DJ Koh in stage. Talks about AR, VR, faster internet, IoT and how it can revolutionise the mobile world.

  14. 10:14PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Crowds are settling in for Samsung S9 launch

    Crowds at Samsung unpacked event

  15. 10:12PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung Galaxy S9 to be showcased in AR format

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ launch will also include an AR experience. The Unpacked app from Samsung will be used to showcase the phones in AR format.

  16. 10:10PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Samsung launch event just a few minutes away

    Samsung will be hosting its 'Unpacked Event' where the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 are going to be unveiled. The new phones will come with the promise of an enhanced camera. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 will also be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, though the international variant, which is the one that India also gets, will have Samsung's own Exynos 9810 processor.

  17. 9:10PM
    25 Feb, 18
    All Nokia phones above Nokia 3 to join Android One family

    All Nokia phones above Nokia 3 will join Google's Android One family.

  18. 9:02PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 8 Sirocco with Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM announced

    Nokia 8 Sirocco sports Gorilla Glass 5 coating. It is made from a single block of stainless steel with diamond cuts. It is IP67 rated for water and dust resistant and supports wireless charging. The phone is 7.5mm thin at the spine. Nokia 8 Sirocco gets a dual curved edge FullView display. It features dual rear camera and three microphones with Nokia spatial audio. The phone features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Available in April, it will cost euros749.

  19. 8:54PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 7 Plus is the company's first phone with FullView display

    Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global's first phone with FullView display announced. It gets a 6-inch bezel-less display, Carl Zeiss optics cameras. The processor is Snapdragon 660 with 4GB RAM and 2-day battery life. Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear cameras(12MP 13MP) , where one is a telephoto lens. 

  20. 8:50PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 6 Android One with Face Unlock launched

    HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6 under Google's Android One program. The new Nokia 6 Android One comes with the same design as the original Nokia 6. It features Carl Zeiss optics lens and supports Bothie mode as seen on Nokia 8. It supports Face Unlock feature as well. It will be available starting April at euros 279.

  21. 8:45PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 1 comes with Express-on covers in several options

    Nokia 1 will come with Express-on covers in several colour options. It will be available starting April at $85. 

  22. 8:43PM
    25 Feb, 18
    HMD Global launches Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go edition)

    Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go edition), which is a light-weight version of Android Oreo announced.

  23. 8:41PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 8110 4G launched at Euros79

    Nokia 8110 4G comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Search. Apps include Facebook, WhatsApp and more. Users can also share their 4G data connection via hotspot. It will ship in Black and Banana Yellow colour options. It will be starting May euros79 

  24. 8:39PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia 8110 4G announced

    Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer announces Nokia 8110 4G. 

  25. 8:36PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Nokia shipped 70 million phones globally in their first year

    Nokia says it shipped 70 million new Nokia phones globally in their first year.

  26. 8:16PM
    25 Feb, 18
    HMD Global to launch a slew of Nokia smartphones, live stream starts 8:30 PM IST

    HMD Global is expected to launch new Nokia smartphones including Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) along with an Android One device. The company will host a live stream for the launch event, which starts at 8:30 PM IST. 

  27. 7:28PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei 5G CPE announced

    Huawei has introduced its first 3GPP commercial CPE, the Huawei 5G CPE.

  28. 7:23PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MediaPad M5 features and specifications

    Huawei MediaPad M5 has an 82% screen-to-body ratio. It supports four stereo speakers, tuned by HarmanKardon and QuickCharge technology. The MediaPad M5 is powered by Kirin Octa-core chipset, coupled with 4GB memory. It also ships with the M-Pen, which is said to have 4096-level pressure sensitivity.

  29. 7:17PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MediaPad M5 announced

    Huawei MediaPad M5 features a curved-edge 2.5D glass and a metal unibody design. It comes with a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution display with ClariVu technology.

  30. 7:14PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro ships with Windows 10

    Huawei MateBook X Pro rusn Windows 10. It sports built in four microphones and supports voice pick up for 360 degrees. The Microsoft optimised Translator is said to instantly translate across multiple languages and devices.

  31. 7:07PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro features and specifications

    Huawei MateBook X Pro is said to ship with 12 hours battery life. It ships with the 2-in-1 power button, which also houses the fingerprint sensor. The laptop comes with a spillproof keyboard. Connectivity options on the MateBook X Pro include 1 USB-A, 2 USB-C and a headphone jack. It supports wireless sharing across Huawei devices

  32. 7:03PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro is powered by powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i7

    Huawei MateBook X Pro ships with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. It sports quad speakers.

  33. 6:57PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro colour options

    Huawei MateBook X Pro will be available in Space Gray and Mystic Silver colour options.

  34. 6:50PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro features Retina display with 3K resolution, a metal unibody design

    Huawei MateBook X Pro gets a Retina level display with 3K resolution and a metal unibody design with a sandblast finish.

  35. 6:46PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei MateBook X Pro announced, comes with Full View display

    Huawei has announced the MateBook X Pro laptop with a FullView touch-screen display and a 91% screen-to-body ratio.

  36. 6:37PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei to launch Mate Book X Pro and MediaPad M5

    Huawei to unveil Mate Book X Pro and MediaPad M5 ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

  37. 6:29PM
    25 Feb, 18
    Huawei at MWC 2018

    Huawei to host an event at 6:30 PM IST, where the company is expected to launch Huawei Watch 3.