This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) saw the launch of the new Samsung’s Galaxy S series, S9 and S9+, which were absent from last year. HMD global unveiled five devices at its second MWC and committed all future smartphones would be part of Google’s Android One or Android Go programmes. First Android Go handsets were launched following Google’s announcement at the company’s annual I/O in 2017. Sony, ZTE and LG also announced new products. Notch designs are adopted by smaller OEMs and ODMs. Wide display reaches all price points and dominates the display form factor of new smartphone launches at MWC.
Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Networks
Wayne Lam is principal analyst within the wireless communications team and is responsible for research related to the market tracking, forecast and supply chain analysis of mobilized devices.
Research and Analysis Director, Smartphone
Jusy Hong is responsible for mobile device, networks and media in the Asia Pacific. He covers mobile handset shipment, production, technology, & media trends as well as companies' strategies.
Senior Analyst, Smartphones
Gerrit Schneemann has followed the global handset market for more than a decade, as part of the Omdia team covering smartphones.