While heavyweight mobile-maker Samsung will no doubt continue to roll out scores of new phones, including new additions to its Galaxy range, the firm's rivals are getting ready to fight back in what's increasing becoming a battle for survival. Most of those rivals will have something new on show at this year's MWC, including LG and HTC. Plus, as the ambassador of Windows Phone, Nokia is expected to be bringing a new set of Lumia smartphones to Barcelona too.
The up-and-coming Chinese manufacturers we already saw in force at CES 2014 are likely to be expanding their ranges of mobile devices too. Huawei, for example, is likely to start moving towards attractively priced high-end handsets, particularly aimed at the SIM-free market.
But MWC isn't just about handsets—chip and component-makers will be on hand too, as Qualcomm, Nvidia, Intel, plus Samsung, Huawei (in their own smartphones) and VIA Technologies (used by HTC and Asus) will be showing off a new set of multi-core, power-packed and energy-efficient mobile processors.
We'll be heading over to Barcelona to check out all the action live as it happens. Stay tuned to this page for all our news, videos, pictures and hands-on sessions from MWC 2014.