MWC 2019: Latest Highlights
Huawei – Mate X, the $ 2,500 folding
We already have the strongest competitor of Galaxy Fold. Presented at MWC, Huawei Mate X is also a folding smartphone, only slightly different from its Korean competitor. Although the internal hardware is very similar, the choice of screen fold was different.
Huawei's folding smartphone has a 5G connection, Kirin 980 chipset and the company's new modem, the Balong 5000 5G, 4,500 mAh battery and 55 W charger. Unlike Fold, it has only one screen that closes out, leaving the rear only for the cameras. Huawei's sub-brand Honor is also expected to bring at least one 5G device.
LG – G8 and V50
LG has promised a lot of renovation and that's what it brought this year. Both the G8 and V50 are loaded with new features, although they bring nothing very innovative in design and processing. The G8 features special CrystalSound sound on the screen, as well as a 3D camera for face recognition and pulse vein unlocking.
In addition, it brings a new system of use that allows you to control some things with hand gestures, without touching the screen, such as making the shape of a drumstick and rotating to change the volume of the media. It also promises devastating cameras.
Who helped brighten LG's party was the V50. It has higher average specifications and camera than LG G8, and also brought the 5G connection that the previous one does not have. But what really caught the eye was the accessory launched with it, an extra screen to be attached to the device via pogo connection, and the real utility of this item is still being discussed.
Nokia – 5 cameras with Nokia 9 PureView
She insists on not coming to Brazil, but that does not mean we should not appreciate the new Nokia 9 PureView, which features no less than 5 rear cameras, all 12 MP. Some photos with the device are already circulating around and the results are really exceptional.
Nokia 9 PureView hardware doesn't bring the most advanced on the market with Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal space. However, it is a cheaper top of the line and has Android One on the Pie version.
Samsung – Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold
The world already knows the new S10 family, as well as the Galaxy Fold. Also, here on AndroidPIT we already have all about the really cool releases and hands-on that are worth a check:
In addition, Samsung has announced its new members of the A family, the A30 and A50. They feature Super AMOLED Infinity U display with 6.4 inch FullHD + moon notch and while one has three the other has two rear cameras.
Xiaomi – J passed the Mi9
Like Samsung, Xiaomi decided to introduce its new flagships days before MWC started, so it shouldn't have much to show at the fair. However, he was restated informing his arrival on the European market. The smartphone had no less than 1 million sales bookings in less than 24 hours. Check out everything about it below:
Sony – Xperia 1 and its long screen
Sony has released the Xperia X1 without the Compact model. The new feature of this top-notch is the longest screen, in 21: 9 format, called CinemaDisplay, something not yet released by any manufacturer. The biometric sensor is on the side, not under the screen, and it does not have 5G (although a prototype with the connection has been shown).
The OLED panel is 6.5 inches, 4K resolution and HDR technology. The triple camera promises not only photo, but also video, and the expected hardware: Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal space.
Also coming the new midsize Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, we also bring the 21: 9 screen, although they are not CinemaWide and have a larger chin than the flagship. Both have dual rear cameras and the 10 Plus, which is a more affordable version of 1, has Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The 10 has a slightly smaller screen and Snapdragon 630, with the rest the same.
The Japanese company also showed the L3, its most basic smartphone. With a biometric sensor on the side, it's enough to replace the 2018 L2. Its 5.7-inch 18: 9 HD + screen features dual camera at the rear and the MediaTek chipser with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Unfortunately, it comes with Oreo, not Pie.
OnePlus – 5G Prototype
Many rumors about OnePlus 7 are already rolling, but there is little chance of seeing it at the catal fair. However, what is already happening is the exposure of a 5G prototype. This is not very exciting for us Brazilians, because the 5G is still far away, but what the company should bring. But, see, it has a 21: 9 screen, like the Sony.
The prototype brings the powerful Snapdragon 855 with the Qualcomm X50 modem, and is expected to cost between $ 200 and $ 300 more than the model without the new connection, but still under $ 1,000. This model should be launched at least in the UK in May of this year, and should not be much different from OnePlus 7.
Google – No Pixel 3 Lite
Instead of presenting hardware at the fair, the search giant brought news about its services only. The news is almost all of Google Assistant, which comes to feature phones with KaiOS and also to those with Android Go (Pie only) and brings many other languages.
The Messaging app will also feature service actions, something similar to what we are going to on Allo. Finally, they also reported that many other smartphones will now have the exclusive Google Assistant button.
ZTE – Blade V10 and Axon 10 Pro 5G
ZTE, without much rumors spread, took advantage of the fair and announced the Axon 10 Pro 5G, its new flagship. With an uninventive look and a drop notch on the screen, it brings the expected set inside: Snapdragon 855. But this also allows it to bring the 5G connection, a novelty.
It also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage and biometrics under the 6.4 inch AMOLED display with 19: 9 aspect ratio. The triple rear camera with one of the sensors being the Sony 48 MP.
In addition, also came the brand intermediate Blade V10, which has 2.1 GHz octa-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal space, with 4 GB + 64 GB version as well. The rear camera is double, and the front has an outrageous 32 MP. The biometric sensor is at the rear. A 5G prototype was also presented.
Qualcomm – 5G, 5G and a new upload
Integrating most of MWC's top of the line, Qualcomm is also responsible for the event's 5G models, as the Snapdragon 855 and X50 modem allow for this. For this reason, the company also introduced the Snapdragon 8cx with 5G embedded for PCs and also the new X55 modem.
More in line with our reality, a company novelty was the arrival of Quick Charge in cordless encirclers. Best of all, gadgets like the Xiaomi Mi 9 can take advantage of it.
OPPO – company shows folding prototype
One more that took advantage of the MWC, OPPO stated that the device is still just a prototype, and so did not have a major launch around it. The device, shown by the company's vice president Brian Shen only over the internet, much like the Huawei device, with only one screen folded out. The price is expected to be $ 1,500, with no release date yet.
Alcatel – Cheap Smartphones Only
Alcatel did not want to invest in anything top of the line, nor in intermediaries, bringing only the most economical Alcatel 3, 3L, and 1S. The sturdier Alcatel 3 has a 5.9-inch HD + 19.5: 9 aspect screen, Snapdragon 439, 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. The dual rear camera is the most protected rear sensor and brings shortcuts to opening tapped apps.
The Alcatel 3L is the same, with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal space. Finally, the 1S features 5.5 inch HD + FullView HD + screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. Inside comes the Spreadtrum SC9863 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. Also has dual rear camera and already brings the Android Pie.
TCL – has folding but economical
The last fold of the day is TCL, also shown only as a prototype. But he wasn't just one. At a private event, the company showed off various gadgets that could become a fold for itself or other brands, since one of its specialties are displays.
The big highlight, however, was the claim that they want to make sure the folding is cheaper than the two models launched at the show, the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X, and more affordable to the consumer.
MWC 2019: What are we still waiting for?
Nubia – Folding or Flexible Smartphone for sure
At the 2018 IFA, Nubia, ZTE's sub-brand, showed a prototype of the Nubia Alpha, a wearable smartphone with a flexible screen that attaches to the wrist with a watch strap. Apparently, the manufacturer is ready to market its peculiar device from the presentation at MWC.
An official invitation with the phrase "Flex your life" (something like "flex your life" in Portuguese) has already been released, so there is something certain to be said. It is not yet known how this gadget works, and even if it is even a smartphone. Even less is known about the type of Android that runs on it.
Motorola – Moto Z4
The Moto G7 and its variants were launched before the MWC in early February. Thus, Lenovo and Motorola can take advantage of the fair to launch the Moto Z4, another phone that has been leaking gradually in recent months. We are also expected to see the 5G Moto Snap module, which would bring network support to virtually the entire mid-range and premium line of the company.
Another that can come together, at least for a demonstration, is the folding RAZR V3, which should follow a different shape from Huawei's fold and fold. It should remember the classic V3 and have horizontal fold instead of vertical.
MWC 2019: Where and When
Mobile World Congress, also known in the abbreviated form of MWC, always takes place in Barcelona at Fira Gran Via. This year, the doors of the fair are open to the public from 25 to 28 February.
The press had access to the event a few days in advance so that the most important devices were unveiled before opening to the public. We at AndroidPIT are there to update you on the most interesting technological revelations present at the catalo show.
MWC 2019: Trends
You can write: 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence should be the main pillars of MWC. Different brands of smartphones, wearables and accessories are expected to announce products and demonstrate prototypes that come with these technologies.
And you, what do you expect to see in MWC?
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