The tech world is gearing up for the next big event in the technology calendar – Mobile World Congress 2012.
Held in Barcelona, MWC is the place to see what smartphones, tablets and other devices will be making an appearance throughout the year.
The four day event is kicking off on 27 February, and we’ve been getting glimpses of the devices and products to expect.
Any manufacturer worth its salt will be making an appearance at MWC (except Apple of course, it is apparently far too important for this kind of thing), so what devices are we looking forward to?
Sony Xperia U
A low-end version of Sony’s Xperia S, the Xperia U has some lower specs and should have a lower price tag. But this is still set to be a decent smartphone.
Expect to see a dual-core 1GHz dual-core processor and a 3.5 inch WGVA display, delivering a 480 x 854 resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
For some companies, the theme of this year’s MWC seems to be low-end. As well as Sony, South Korean tech giant Samsung is set to release a budget smartphone in the form of the Galaxy Ace 2.
The Ace 2 may be low-end, but its specs are still pretty decent. The single-core processor in the original Ace has been replaced with an 800MHz dual-core chip. There’ll also be a 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM.
Nokia Lumia 900
This impressive turn from the Finnish mobile giant has already been unveiled for the US market, and now the rest of us are set to get a look-in.
Nokia is planning to show us a worldwide version of the Lumia 900 at MWC, as it launches an assault on the global smartphone market.
There isn’t a great deal of difference between the Lumia 900 and the Lumia 800 we’ve had over here since Christmas.
With a 1.4 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, the key difference is the screen size – the Lumia 900 is bigger at 4.3 inches.