MWC 2019 Posts on XDA

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

Hands-on with the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition and the Violet variant

MWC 2019 is chock full of brand new devices from many different companies, though not all of them have been announced here. The Xiaomi Mi 9 is one such device which actually launched last week ahead of the event, however, the company has been showing it off here in Barcelona. I managed to get some...

Samsung gives us our best look yet at the Galaxy Fold in a new video

After years of rumors and leaks as well as a brief presentation back in November, Samsung formally announced the Samsung Galaxy Fold last week, the first consumer version of their foldable phone. It packs Samsung's latest bleeding-edge technology and couples it with top-of-the-line specifications in order to deliver a product that looks futuristic, feels premium,...

TCL unveils the Alcatel 3, 3L, 1S, and low-cost foldable displays

TCL has been a known resident at MWC for the past couple of years. Usually, they announce a few different smartphones, most of them from the budget or mid-range categories. 2019 is no different. The Chinese OEM just announced three devices under the Alcatel brand and showed off prototypes of its DragonHinge foldable displays. Let's take a...

Hands-on with the LG V50’s Dual Screen attachment: LG’s answer to the foldable phone craze

With Huawei and Samsung both offering up OLED displays that can fold in half, LG has taken a different approach. Remember the Nintendo DS? It was a great gaming handheld, and LG has seemingly replicated its hinged display with an add-on for the newly announced LG V50 ThinQ. It's effectively a case that you drop...

ZTE unveils the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G flagship, ZTE Blade V10 and ZTE Blade V10 Vita

MWC 2019 is the biggest smartphone event of the year, where smartphone companies from all over the world have congregated to announce their latest technologies. ZTE has taken to the stage to add its own name in the 5G flagship lineup with the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, and also took the opportunity to announce the...

MicroSD cards with 1TB of storage are on the way

There was a time when microSD cards seemed to be slowly dying. New flagship releases seemed to drop support for microSD cards a few years ago. However, microSD cards have made a conditional comeback. These days, most phones (including flagships) feature microSD expansion with a hybrid SIM/memory card slot, which means users have to choose...

Samsung announces the mid-range Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 with Infinity-U displays

For years, Samsung's budget Galaxy J series and mid-range Galaxy A series were known for failing to compete against the competition in terms of specifications and value. The impact has been tangible: Samsung has been decisively overtaken by Xiaomi in the Indian smartphone market, and the company is continuing to lose market share as competitors...

Google Assistant adds Messages integration, Actions for Android Go, and better language support for Google Maps, Indic languages, and multilingual commands

Google Assistant is Google's AI-powered virtual assistant that improved upon every aspect of Google's previous assistant, Google Now. Ever since its launch, Google has been pushing really hard on the adoption for Assistant by engaging in new partnerships and integrations as well as by introducing new features that add to the overall utility of Google...

The Lenovo Tab V7 is a budget phone with a huge 6.9″ display and 5180mAh battery

At this point, there's no stopping the industry trend of smartphones getting bigger. It wasn't that long ago when anything above 5-inches was considered huge. The advancement of screen technology gave smartphone makers the ability to push for bigger and higher-resolution displays. A few years ago, 7-inches was considered tablet-territory. Now, that's slowly changing, as...

Qualcomm Quick Charge for wireless chargers is coming, and Xiaomi’s Mi Wireless Charging Pad will support it

At the 2019 Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm representatives made numerous appearances on stage to promote their 5G partnerships with OEMs. Now, the company has held its own media event to make announcements related to its initiatives in AR, VR, IoT, automotive, 5G, and mobile. Their most relevant announcement for us is the news that Qualcomm...

Sony unveils the Xperia 1 with a 4K OLED 21:9 display and the mid-range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus

In 2018, smartphone manufacturers competed to see who could release the smartphone with the thinnest bezels—but not Sony. We crowned the Sony Xperia XZ3 the anti-2018 smartphone because it bucked the big design trends of 2018. With the new Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus, the Japanese smartphone maker has once again...

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE shows up running MIUI 10 Global, hinting at possible global launch

If there's one thing to know about Xiaomi, it's that they love releasing regional variants of the same models, sometimes under different names. We saw the company launch the Xiaomi Mi 9 in Europe just the other day at Mobile World Congress. Before MWC, though, they announced the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, a cheaper model of...