Samsung set dominate the headlines at MWC 2018 as Huawei and LG delay launches


A little over a week ago, we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup would be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. We were also expecting to see major device announcements from LG, Huawei, and Sony.

However, a new report (via XDA) is suggesting that Huawei and LG have changed its plans for launching the Huawei P20 and LG V30 +‘α’. The reason for the delay is due to the fact that neither company wants to be overshadowed by Samsung’s announcement, which is actually a rather smart move considering the former devices would be practically forgotten. 

When it comes to LG, this move is not as surprising as the company has reportedly scrapped its plans for the LG G7, but was expected to launch a new version of the LG V30. This new version was rumored to be called the V30+’α’, and will be extremely focused on AI, and will be released in partnership with Google. 

On the Huawei side of things, the company is rumored to push its launch of the Huawei P20 lineup back to April, giving Samsung plenty of space to launch its new smartphone. As for what we are expecting from the P20, recently-leaked schematics have revealed that the devices will feature three rear cameras, along with bezel-less displays, and flagship specs.

Instead, it’s likely that LG and Huawei will hold completely separate launch events for its new devices, but we are still unsure as to when we will see anything from LG. It’s not surprising that Samsung is forcing the hands of Huawei and LG, but what is surprising is that Sony is said to be sticking around, despite planning to launch a completely new version of its Xperia lineup.

Let us know what you think about this latest report and if you think this is a smart move from the likes of Huawei and LG.


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