Top 8 Smartphones to be unveiled at MWC 2016 [Rumor Roundup]

Mobile World Congress 2016 is here.The MWC 2016 is only a few days away.There are several rumors on the smartphones and handsets to be launched this year. Every Mobile phone brand and manufacturer has something in store at the MWC 2016. The MWC 2016 will see several mobile brands showcasing their mobile new developments at the Congress meet.

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Several brands are expected at the MWC 2016. These include Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, Sony, HTC, Huawei, Alcatel, Gionee, Oppo, among some other brands that lesser in known in India.

Lets take a look at 5 Brands that will be unveiled at the MWC 2016:

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It seems evident from rumors that Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Galaxy S7 Edge. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to have a 5.1-inch screen, the Galaxy S7 Edge will come be slightly bigger at 5.5-inch. There are rumors that there is also a 6-inch model. The phones will come in both flat as well as well as edge variant.It seems to be a development on the Galaxy S6 edge+. It is most likely to be powered by an Exynos 8890 chip-set. In all likelihood, it could also be waterproof. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line could also be unveiled at the MWC. This too could come in two variants of 8 inches and a 9.7-inch.


LG is expected to introduce a new flagship at the MWC 2016. The new smartphone is likely to come with a new design. LG might remove the Power and Volume keys from the back. The new flagship could come in a new design. It could also come with a removable battery.

The smartphone will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage with microSD card slot. It might also come with a 5.6" QHD display and an Always On Feature. The phone might also come with a secondary display. As for Camera, we can expect a dual sensor setup on the back (16 MP + 8MP) wih 2 LED's.


Xiaomi has not previously announced devices at the MWC. So an announement this time is unexpected.However, it is expected that Xiaomi Mi 5 will debut a device on February 24.

The Xiaomi Mi5 will have a display of 1080p with 2.5D glass along with a variant of the same phone with a QHD display. There are also likely to be differences in the memory like 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage and a 4GB with 64GB storage variant. It is likely to have a 5.2 inch screen. The Mi 5 is expected to come with Snapdragon 820 SoC powered by a 3,600 mAh battery. The main camera will also have 16MP rear camera and a 13MP front shooter. There is also going to be a fingerprint scanner on the home button.



There are not still many rumors about what Sony might unveil at the MWC 2016. It seems possible that an Xperia Z5 Tablet seems possible and it is likely that we can see the Xperia C6 Ultra.

HTC: HTC is yet to announce any official event at the MWC 2016. HTC has been a frequenter at the MWC and this time, the company might give it a miss. The HTC One M10 is the phone that is most likely to be unveiled at the MWC 2016. The HTC M10 is likely to 5.1 inch QHD, AMOLED Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The highlight of the HTC One M10 seems to be its front camera which comes with "Ultra Pixel"



Huawei is most likely to come out with the Huawei P9. Not much is known about the P9 smartphone other than the fact that the smartphone is expected to come in three variants. The P9 will come in three variants - P9 Lite, P9 Max and a P9. There also seems to be a fourth variant with larger display and more RAM. Another leak suggests that the phone might also come with a Dual-Camera set up.


Some time back, Alcatel leaked its own phones.The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 and 4S, were recently leaked along with their full specs sheets on the manufacturer's website.The phones also include support for 4G LTE. Alcatel will also come out with a Pop 4 Series - Pop 4S, Pop 4 Plus, and Pop 4.


We can expect Gionee to launch the Gionee Elife S8 this year at the MWC 2016. This should have a 4.6-inch Display, will be powered by a Mediatek Helio P10 chipset.It is rumored that the phone will have a 4GB RAM and an internal memory of 64GB. The smartphone will also have a 16MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera.


The Oppo f1 was launched in Mumbai only a few days ago. Later Oppo released a Teaser indicating it might launch the Oppo F1 Plus model. The teaser was for the MWC 2016 event. So its most likely that the F1 Plus phone will be unveiled at Barcelona.

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