CES 2017 recently wrapped up with some nice smartphones being announced, but no major flagship phone announcements. Tomorrow we are expecting something from HTC although it is unclear whether they will announce a flagship level device. Much later than normal, Samsung plans to announce the Galaxy S8, likely delayed while the company takes their time to make sure everything is just right after the Galaxy Note 7 failure to launch. In between, that leaves MWC 2017 for companies hoping to make a splash. TalkAndroid will be in Spain to bring you coverage and one of the companies that will have a major announcement is Huawei.
The manufacturer is sending out press invites for their opening event on Sunday, February 26th, during which they say they will have the “unveiling of a new flagship device.” This will come only a few months after Huawei launched the Mate 9.
Although things have been quiet, we think a good candidate for Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO, to announce would be the Huawei P10 as the successor to the Huawei P9. Hardware for such a device should help Huawei keep pace with the market for 2017, including an updated Kirin processor to match the Snapdragon 835 and possibly some features like a curved edge display. Many manufacturers continue to try to upgrade their batteries and charging technologies as well as cameras, so we will have to see what Huawei might do in those areas.
As it stands, Huawei’s closest competition at MWC 2017 may be LG which is expected to launch their LG G6. The big question for these or any other company making announcements at MWC 2017 will be how soon they can actually start delivering product to consumers.