Mobile World Congress 2018 _ Our Guide

Mobile World Congress 2018 | Our Guide

Once again Global App Testing will be attending Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry. This year’s event will be held from 26 February to 1 March 2018 at the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona. This fantastic event features over 2,300 exhibitors and is expecting an attendance of 108,000 delegates.

MWC is an amazing opportunity for the mobile industry to meet, learn and network with each other. We will be exhibiting at App Planet Stand 8.1G45.

How we can help:

  • Use the power of the crowd to find the unique, hard to find bugs
  • Provide more device coverage
  • Expand your testing network into more countries as you grow
  • Test more OS combinations

“MWC is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest and greatest in global innovation. The growing market is a fascinating space, and I'll look forward to seeing even more devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S9! We also see a huge drive by the thought leaders attending the event to constantly improve, and drive the innovation of their products and ideas. Come drop by the stand at App Planet Stand 8.1 G45”.

Scott Kneller, Head of Growth, Global App Testing


What to expect from MWC 2018

With the event almost upon us, the rumour mill of what to expect at MWC 2018 is in overdrive. The star of the show will undoubtedly be the Samsung Galaxy S9. Also, expect to see the Nokia 9 and a new Sony flagship phone.

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be announced at a Samsung Unpacked conference on Sunday, 25 February. The Plus version will likely get the Note 8's dual-camera, while both models will see a performance and efficiency upgrade with the new 7nm Snapdragon 845 chipset inside.

Design-wise the only change is rumoured to be the relocation of the fingerprint scanner from next to the primary camera to below. The optional DeX dock will get an overhaul, now in the form of a wireless pad.


Nokia will be holding a press conference on Sunday, 25 February, and they have promised some exciting product news. The Nokia 9 is tipped to be very much in line with the likes of the Galaxy S9, although a vanilla version of Android 8.0 Oreo. It's likely that we'll see a dual-camera with Zeiss optics and top-end performance from the Snapdragon 845.


Sony’s new smartphone, rumoured to be called the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium, may see a change in design to smoother corners and a borderless screen. The new device is also expected to be a premium model, so a 4K screen and the Snapdragon 845 chipset should feature.

Book a meeting

If you are attending MWC 2018 we would love to talk to you there. Book a meeting with us or visit our stand at App Planet 8.1G45 to talk through the challenges your QA team are facing and how we can help.