Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 expectations: Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G Pro 2, Nokia's Android phone and more


Mobile World Congress (MWC), 2014’s biggest event for portable gadgets, is about to kick off very, very soon, and - as we prepare our bags to leave - we have summed up the most exciting devices and services that we expect to see there.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will, without a doubt, be the main highlight of this year’s MWC, but it’s not the only exciting new phone that we expect to see. All big players - Nokia, LG, Motorola, Sony and Microsoft - are expected to hold press events where we expect an onslaught of new announcements.

The first events are scheduled for Sunday, February 23rd, and the second big wave of unveilings should happen on Monday. Monday is also the day when the Galaxy S5 should finally make its official appearance. Take a look below to learn what we can expect of it and of all the other events.

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51 Comments

1. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5, I like it, Wozniak like it. alot of people like it.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Woz is a fair and smart guy, he likes Android and iOS, he won't bash others.

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looking forward to see Nokia.........

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

*seeing

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I got you my master.

46. Nokia1100user

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

thats not going to happen. iPhone and Android both use a Linux kernel, its the reason why many people and devs (including Woz) like them over windows phone. they both have an open source license -although Apple has its own special open source license

24. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung is the best... sony is the best in fu**ing something in their phones... nokia is not a hot thing... motorola is just plain motorola... no wonder S5 is considered next big surprise...

33. GMS85

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Troll :D

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You? May be :p

43. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Ahem! Samsung is the best? Nokia is not a hot thing? Moto is just plain Moto? I may agree about Sony, but the remaining are just pieces of cr**. 1. Samsung - Slowly being caught up by other manufacturers like Sony and LG, with both having surpassed Samsung in the quality of devices, and design. *I'm not saying Samsung's bad at all.* 2. Nokia Icon may not be ergonomic, but it is aesthetically, truly iconic. You won't realise it until at least some time, but the simplicity and quality it gives cannot be surpassed, and for your kind information, simplicity is in. 3. Motorola, is just Motorola, but it sure as hell not plain. It is one of the most innovative players in the industry and truly understands the usability patterns of normmal customers. It has provided certain level of features (not specs) that are useful with specs good enough to run it all smoothly. Hence sir, your argument is now invalid, howevermuch valid it was in 2011/12.

50. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

haha this guy copy paste all his comments.. like a one trick donkey screaming in one tone.. Samsung is not perfect, Nokia doesnt have Android, worse is owned by Msoft now. Sony is a Japanese company, makes nice phones but no idea how to sell it. I've used all and honestly i couldnt care less which one is better because one min they are good/ great the next min someone else takes over.. dont be a hating, take a chill pill

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Sirius Business!

8. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I somehow have been disappointed in the past... so I am going to assume that the Sirius device will NOT have dual speakers... The top is the earpiece for phone conversations.... the bottom one is the mic and the speaker is actually the 3 holes at the botom... Bezels will probably be a tad better but the device will still be huge like the Z1 (but with a slightly larger screen of ~5.2"). Hopefully I am wrong

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I too think it won't have dual speakers, but I'm sure it won't disappoint! Sony's smartphones have been great from the start. I think the only drawback has been that Xperia S launched with Android 2.3. Yes, the viewing angles have been bad and I'm glad they have been fixing it (though I don't care but I know that many people do) I'm expecting Sirius to be a great device and I'm sure Sony won't disappoint me! I'm just still so sad that I won't be getting any new Vaios again... They were (well still are) the best Windows laptops out there!

27. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah I agree... viewing angles does not bother me as much as it do to other people and tech reviewers... And I currently have the Acro S (Xperia S waterproofed) very happy with it, and only sad because the accelerometer sensor (plus compass/gyro) broke so that limits many apps... but I am glad overall specially with such sturdy construction. Taking several hit to concrete and keeping the phone waterproof still. I have been disappointed recently with all OEMs because of MHL adoption (I was more in favor of microHDMI) and because of on-screen buttons for phones that do not take advantage of size... But even with those drawbacks my next phone will probably be Z1 Compact. Not best Camera, nor best speakers, or performance or whatever... but awesome overall still...

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah, I'm also getting the z1 Compact for my next phone! Ir's just great overall!

44. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I was hoping the same too, but Sony has not yet announced launch plans for India, so I ended up buying Nexus 5.

39. Amir1 unregistered

lol, you guys are funny. sirius is confirmed to have stereo speakers with sound boost. also the insider says its sound is more detailed then htc one sound. also bezel is slightly smaller and the profile is slimmer, and it has 5.2" IPS triluminos. the 3 holes are for one of the mics. it has 3 mics if i remember correct, like nokia lumias. and many more stuff.

40. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

remember that those posts were from the earlier articles... And actually recent leaks show that Sirius is bigger than Z1, which is also bigger than most 5" screen phones... So not such a good job in the bezels department... Anyway this will not be the phone for me... I will stick to a more compact form factor... Hopefully everything else is just like you said: dual speaker, IPS, 3 mics, etc...

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

So curious about the future of windows phones. Sony and Nokia can help Microsoft a lot.

11. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Definitely, I like having more options. I use to have the HD7S with WP7.5 and the Lumia 920 with WP8. Now I'm using the Lumia 1020 backed up by a Lumia 520.

4. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i'm taking on all bets on lg

5. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Why Galaxy s5 is soo special to be in the title..-_- ?!!

9. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Cause it will sell big!! Maybe even more than the other named devices combine..

12. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

I think Samsung has tempered their own expectations for the S5 since the market in many developed countries are at or near saturation point with regards to high-end smartphones. I think they would be better served to develop their mid-range and low-end device portfolio with better offerings to sell more in developing nations.

47. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

yeah....just like their expectations for the S4,right!?remember those!?

48. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

You do know the S4 so 40 million phones in 6 months?? o.O Just because it wasn't the 50 million samsung was hoping doesn't make it any less impressive.. & even that 40m is probably more than these other named device will reach in 6months combined!!

49. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

while sale successful many consider it a failure in regards to 'expectations'. But all that is an 'opinion'. The galaxy line is the bane of my existence in tech support, those and alcatel. I use a note 3, skipped the s4. Great phone just not, zomg, amazing that I was expecting when moving from my s3. As a side note I also own WP and they get the bulk of my daily work.

10. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Probably because Samsung paid PA..

21. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

petty...

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