The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual event that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. It is the largest exhibition for smartphones and other devices, where companies from all over the globe launch and showcase their products at the event each year.

In 2017, the MWC will kick off on Feb. 27 and come to a close on March 2. With a few days to go before the MWC 2017 starts, excitement surrounding the launch of new devices is palpable.

Several OEMs such as LG, Huawei, Sony, BlackBerry, Nokia, Lenovo-owned Motorola and more are expected to debut new smartphones. Here's a look at what the companies have in store for consumers.

LG G6

LG is widely expected to unveil the next-gen variant of the LG G5, the LG G6 at the event. The rumored specs of the device point to a 5.7-inch Quad HD+ display with higher than normal aspect ratio of 18:9.

The device will probably come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It is also likely that it will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and come pre-loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.

The LG press event is slated for Feb. 26, a day before the event officially kicks off in Spain.

Huawei P10

The company is all set to launch the Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus smartphones at the the MWC. Reports suggest that the Huawei P10 will feature a 5.2-inch display powered by an Octa core Kirin 960 processor. The device may also house 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage and it is likely that it may come with Android Nougat on board.

The company's Honor brand may also take the stage at the event and consumers may be greeted with the Honor 8 Lite

The Huwei press event is also slated for Feb. 26.

Motorola G5 And Moto G5 Plus

One can expect the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus to debut at the MWC this year.

The Moto G5 is expected to feature a 5-inch FHD display and will likely be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor. The device may house 2 GB of RAM. There is also a possibility that it will have 32 GB of storage capacity.

The Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, may have a 5.2-inch FHD display. It will likely be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and house 2 GB of RAM. The device may offer 64 GB of storage capacity.

Both the devices are expected to come with Android Nougat at launch. The Lenovo press event is slated for Feb. 26 as well.

BlackBerry Mercury

BlackBerry is also expected to launch a new device into the market this year at the MWC. The rumored handset in question is the 4.5-inch BlackBerry Mercury. The smartphone may be equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and feature 3 GB of RAM, as well as 32 GB of internal storage.

There have also been rumors suggesting that the smartphone will come with a QWERTY keypad and Android Nougat on board.

BlackBerry has a press event scheduled for Feb. 25.

Sony XA2

The company is all set to launch the Sony Xperia XA2 at the MWC event. Very little is known of this device apart from the rumors that it may be powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 64-bit octa-core processor. It may also house 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

Sony is also rumored to be unveiling five more smartphone at the MWC this year. It could also unveil a mysterious device dubbed the Pikachu.

The Sony press event is slated for Feb. 27.

Nokia Mobile Phones

HMD Global will launch numerous devices during the MWC event. However, fans are most excited about the launch of the Nokia 3310 feature phone due to its nostalgic value.

Apart from the Nokia 3310, the company is also expected to launch three smartphones, namely the 5.5-inch Nokia 6, the Nokia 3, Nokia P1 and Nokia 5.

The press event is slated for Feb. 26.

Other Companies

It is to be noted that Samsung may not launch any of its smartphones during the MWC. Its press invite hinted at the launch of the Galaxy Tab S3 at the event. However, a teaser video for its flagship, the Galaxy S8 is expected. Asus too is expected to show off some smartphones at the trade show.

However, China-based Xiaomi will be missing from the MWC this year.

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