A trove of new Android smartphones to launch at MWC 2017

A Trove of new Android smartphones to launch at MWC 2017

Several new high-profile Android smartphones are expected to launch this weekend in advance of Mobile World Congress, which opens Monday in Barcelona

Samsung is said to be working on a new Galaxy Tab Pro, which reportedly will be a 2-in-1 hybrid design running on Windows 10 and aimed at corporate customers and power users. Look for a high-end processor, big screen and portable design.

Samsung is also expected to announce a consumer tablet at the show. Likely part of the company’s Galaxy Tab S line, the slate is expected to run on Android and Samsung’s own user interface and support the S Pen stylus.

Sony is just one of the many major players in the smartphone industry that plan to launch new products later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC). However, the Japanese company is one of the few that will bring not one or two devices, but at least three new smartphones.

Google Assistant is also reported to be available in the LG G6, de Renesse said. LG has also hinted the smartphone will be waterproof and come with an improved camera.
De Renesse said cheaper Android smartphones offered mainly by Chinese makers will vie for attention at MWC and throughout 2017

Smartphone app usage drops

Even the use of smartphone apps in the U.S. is declining, some analysts said, which will push websites and developers to find ways to introduce software and services to keep interest in smartphones high.
Some analysts say that A.I. may help increase interest by providing users with a way to easily access apps and websites through their smartphones with simple voice commands.
 The survey results were released as LG prepares to unveil its G6 smartphone at the trade show, where it is expected to face competition from Sony, Huawei and Nokia, among others.

Don't expect anything from Apple, which has long done its own thing when it comes to releasing new iPhones. And while Samsung will hold a launch event, the company is expected to stray from tradition and not release any Galaxy