The Phone Arena has a good story on what smartphones to expect at MWC 2013. Last year’s MWC debuted gadgets like the innovative Nokia 808 PureView, the quad-core-powered LG Optimus 4X HD and the new HTC One line
This year Phone Arena expects the headlines to include:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 The compact stylus-equipped tablet that will take the empty seat between the Note II and Note 10.1. Samsung isn’t expected to introduce the Galaxy S IV until March 14.
- Nokia Lumia 720 and budget 520. The two devices should be the successors to the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 510, and bring Windows 8 to more people. The Nokia EOS is expected to be a 41-megapixel Windows Phone device for the United States.
- The HTC One will be introduced tomorrow, but HTC could have more up their sleve. It features a 4.7″ Full HD screen, clocking in at the eye-watering 468ppi with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM.
- LG’s plans 4 new smartphones. Three of the four expected handsets will be the Optimus L7 II, L5 II and L3 II, but an international version of the LG Optimus G Pro, a 5.5″ phablet, is also expected.
- Sony Xperia Z. It was already introduced at CES, but the company last year used MWC to introduce its more affordable models.
- Asus plans a new Android tablet, or perhaps a whole line-up of tablets. The rumored 7″ Fonepad could be a 7″ tablet version of the smaller Padfone.
- Huawei Ascend P2 – a high-end Android smartphone that’s rumored to come with a powerful octa-core processor. They had a strong CES appearance with its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 1080p 5-inch Ascend D2.