MWC 2019 Posts on XDA

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

Google announces new smartphones will have Google Assistant buttons, Digital Wellbeing expanding to the Moto G7, and Google Lens suggestions availability on the LG G8

Mobile World Congress officially starts tomorrow in Barcelona, but today we've already seen Xiaomi unveil the 5G Mi Mix 3 and global Mi 9, Huawei unveil the Mate X and new MateBooks, HMD Global announce the Nokia 9 and new mid-range devices, and LG announce the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ. MWC isn't only about...

The LG V50 ThinQ is a revamped V40 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a 4000mAh battery, and 5G

Not to let Samsung hog all the attention, LG has announced its first smartphone with support for 5G connectivity at Mobile World Congress 2019. Rather than spinning off a new brand, LG will release its 5G smartphone as the LG V50 ThinQ. LG has been pretty transparent about the existence of its 5G smartphone, although it was Korean...

The LG G8 ThinQ has 3D Face Unlock, Hand ID, Touchless Gestures, Crystal Sound OLED, and more

Although LG's position in the market is far below that of the other Korean giant, Samsung, the company still churns out new smartphones each year that, to be honest, are perfectly respectable devices were it not for their pricing. When we first saw renders of the LG G8, we were surprised by how adamantly an...

Huawei Mate X First Impression: A Different Take on Foldables

Hot off of the heels of Samsung Unpacked where we saw the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Fold finally make an appearance, the Huawei Mate X is the second foldable smartphone to be announced this year. While the Huawei Mate X also has a foldable OLED screen, the similarities pretty much stop there. Although I had the...

The Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2 are new Android One budget smartphones

MWC 2019 announcements are underway, with all major OEMs announcing their upcoming technologies for the coming year. HMD Global took to the stage in Barcelona to announce the Nokia 9 as the star attraction of its lineup. But that's not all that they are adding to their portfolio. Meet the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2...

HMD Global announces the Android One Nokia 9 with 5 rear cameras

Ever since they revived the Nokia brand, HMD Global has been getting nearly everything right about their smartphones. They offer fast updates (both in terms of monthly security patches and major software updates), near-stock builds of Android, nifty software features, and a variety of products at multiple price points. One segment in which HMD Global...

Huawei announces the MateBook 14 and a refreshed 2019 MateBook X Pro

At XDA, we don't always cover new laptop announcements, but I'm sure all of you will eventually be on the lookout for a new laptop. My daily driver is an HP Chromebook X2 running Chrome OS which suits my needs just fine, but Chromebooks still has shortcomings that can't be easily overlooked for many programming...

The Huawei Mate X is a 5G Foldable Smartphone with the Kirin 980, 55W Fast Charging, and Quad Cameras

After a year of uninspired smartphone releases, 2019 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting for smartphone enthusiasts. We've got smartphones with under-display cameras and smartphones with no ports or buttons. Thanks to the inevitable popularity of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S10, we expect to see more smartphones with display holes this year. However,...

Xiaomi Mi 9 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 launched in Europe for €449

Xiaomi launched the Mi 9 in China a few days ago, bringing the best of what it has to offer to consumers in a very affordable package. The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with a 6.39" AMOLED FHD+ display with a waterdrop notch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage,...

Xiaomi unveils the 5G Mi Mix 3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 for €599

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was announced towards the end of 2018 as the first smartphone with a slider design, giving it a nearly bezel-less display. (It was joined shortly after by the Honor Magic 2.) Shortly after it launched in China, we heard that the company was planning on releasing an upgraded model with the...

OPPO’s 10x lossless zoom tech is coming to smartphones this year

Just before MWC 2019 could get underway, Oppo took to the stage at its Oppo Innovation Event 2019 in Barcelona to preview its newest camera technology. Oppo's newest tech is a smartphone camera module that claims to offer 10x lossless zoom in a really compact form factor that makes it perfect to be utilized in...

With the ZTE Axon 9 Pro nowhere to be seen in the US, ZTE is preparing to launch the Axon 10 Pro

Remember the ZTE Axon 9 Pro? The last few months of 2018 was packed full of new flagship smartphone launches, so I wouldn't blame you if you forgot about ZTE's flagship. The Axon 9 Pro was supposed to be the successor to the 2016 Axon 7, but the new smartphone took away a lot of...