MWC 2019 Posts on XDA

All articles related to tech releases at Mobile World Congress 2019.

The Nubia Alpha is a smartwatch pretending to be a smartphone

This year's MWC in Barcelona has been a wild ride. From foldable smartphones to weird hand gestures to the return of QWERTY slider keyboards, we've seen it all. Nubia, an off-shoot firm from ZTE, had its own device that made use of a flexible OLED display. Meet the Nubia Alpha, a smartwatch that tries desperately to...

The Huawei Mate X may be joined by the Huawei Mate 20 X in Huawei’s 5G lineup

The 2019 Mobile World Congress just wrapped up, and it's fair to say that the event was the most packed in years. Before the event even started, we were met by OPPO's announcement of 10X zoom technology followed by Xiaomi's unveiling of the 5G Mi Mix 3 and European Mi 9 a few hours later....

Hands-on with the smallest 5G phone, the Nubia Mini 5G

One of the biggest challenges facing us today with 5G is the increased form factor that devices will have to take on. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is an example of this, where the 5G edition is bigger because of the mmWave antennae and the bigger battery required to power 5G connectivity. The LG V50 5G...

Sony Xperia 10/Plus Hands-on: the tallest phones at MWC

Sony's devices generally arrive without much fanfare. They're typically just your average phone that works decently, without any crazy changes or features. The latest mid-range smartphones from Sony tell a different story, however, as there is one major change. These smartphones have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and if that seems tall, that's because it is.The...

F(x)tec Pro 1 – A Slider Phone for QWERTY Keyboard Lovers?

MWC Barcelona 2019 is well underway, and among the big companies such as Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Xiaomi are smaller start-ups. One of those start-ups is the UK-based F(x)tec, a company which intends to bring back well-loved features from the smartphones of old. The F(x)tec Pro 1 is their first device, and it features a...

Future LG V-series will be 5G while G-series will remain 4G

At MWC 2019, LG showed off their latest fleet of flagship smartphones. The LG G8 ThinQ is an interesting beast in its own way, packing a lot of horsepower, but also features that could be considered gimmicks, such as a ToF facial recognition system which is also used for "vein recognition." Nonetheless, it makes up...

OnePlus’ “5G Apps of Tomorrow” program challenges developers to create apps that need 5G

We're only two months into 2019 and you may already be sick of hearing about 5G. There's no doubt this is going to be a big trend this year. All the major players are throwing their hats into the ring. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G are just a couple...

Google launches Flutter 1.2 and Dart DevTools, a web-based suite of programming tools

Flutter is one of the newest additions to the arsenal for app developers. It's a UI framework for building beautiful, fluid, and interactive cross-platform native apps on iOS and Android using the Dart language. The first stable release of the cross-platform development toolkit was released just three months ago. Today, Google announced the first feature updated...

The OnePlus 7 won’t have wireless charging

The "Never Settle" motto keeps haunting OnePlus, years after the release of the OnePlus One. The company was criticized for not including NFC in their earlier smartphones, sticking with 1080p rather than 1440p displays, and they even are their own words from the OnePlus 6 launch when they ended up removing the 3.5mm headphone port...

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon with integrated 5G will power 2020 Android devices

Before most of the world even gets their hands on a Snapdragon 855 device, Qualcomm announced the chip's successor at MWC. One of the biggest selling points for Snapdragon processors in years past has been the integration of its modem into the processor platform. With the first generation of Snapdragon 855-powered 5G devices, Qualcomm's 5G...

Hands-on with the Nokia 9 PureView: A breath of fresh air from HMD Global

HMD Global hasn't exactly been focused on flagships for a while now, with many mid-range and low-end devices finding their way to the market as part of the Android One program. The company announced one of their first flagships in a long time, the Nokia 9 PureView, and we got to spend a couple of...

Xiaomi partners with Light, the company behind the Nokia 9’s penta-cameras

For a while, dual cameras on the back of phones was a big deal, but lately, we're seeing that number grow to new heights. It's becoming more common to see devices with triple rear cameras. HMD Global grabbed headlines with a whopping 5 cameras on the back of the Nokia 9 PureView, which is powered...