MWC (Mobile World Congress)

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the world’s most important wireless communication trade show. It is held in Barcelona gathers between 60,000 and 70,000 industry insiders and decision-makers. Until 2006, the same event was called 3GSM World, but it was clear that the “3G” name couldn’t stick for long, so a longer-term solution was devised. Mobile World Congress is organized by GSMA, which is the GSM Association supported by carriers and other wireless industry companies. GSMA was formed in 1995.

Energizer’s Smartphone With An 18,000mAh Battery Is Ridiculous
We’ve long complained about the mostly dismal life of our smartphone batteries, but it seems that Energizer has a smartphone with a battery that could potentially last you days on end. The only catch is that you will need to withstand stares and possible laughter because as you can see, this phone is thick.

Nubia Alpha Smartwatch Is All Display
When it comes to smartwatch designs, they are pretty standard and to a certain extent, almost boring. At the same time it is understandable since the idea is to blend the watch into your everyday fashion without standing out too much. However at MWC 2019, Nubia wants to turn that idea on its head.

Qualcomm Wants To Bring 5G To Other Industries
5G is largely expected to become the next standard in mobile connectivity for our mobile devices, but Qualcomm believes that due to the changes and improvements, it could be used outside of mobile devices. At MWC 2019, the company has announced new 5G networking chips designed for use outside of smartphones.

Micron And SanDisk Launch 1TB MicroSD Cards At MWC 2019
Do you ever feel the need to have more storage on your mobile device than your notebook? There are plenty of microSD cards that can make that happen currently but the storage capacity of these cards is only set to grow. Both Micron and Western Digital’s SanDisk have launched new microSD cards at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona that boast 1 terabyte of storage.

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ZTE Joins 5G Bandwagon With Axon 10 Pro
It was rumored a few weeks ago that ZTE could be coming out with a 5G smartphone of its own at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. That’s precisely what the company has done today. It has unveiled the Axon 10 Pro 5G, the company’s very first 5G smartphone, unveiled at a convention where many of its competitors have also come out with their 5G phones.

Oppo Foldable Phone Prototype Is Quite Similar To Huawei Mate X
With multiple manufacturers showing off foldable smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Oppo isn’t going to sit back and let its competitors hog the limelight. The company has shown off a prototype of its foldable smartphone today and if you’ve been following the news for a past couple of days, you’ll instantly see that it looks quite a lot like the Huawei Mate X which also happens […]

HTC Teams Up With Sprint For A 5G Hub
It is unclear what HTC’s plans for the future will be with regards to mobile devices. The company’s smartphones haven’t exactly been well-received to date, but it seems that HTC plans on sticking around although with slightly different products. The company has recently taken the wraps off a new piece of hardware dubbed the HTC 5G Hub that they plan on launching with Sprint in the spring of 2019.

Google Wants To Bring Assistant To Android Messages
We’ve seen how Google has been slowly introducing Google Assistant to its various apps and services, such as Google Maps. Now it seems that Google is expanding Assistant’s availability to Android Messages where it will enhance the chatting experience through features such as movie suggestions, restaurants, and the weather.

Google Wants To Put Dedicated Google Assistant Buttons On Phones
When Samsung introduced a dedicated Bixby button on its smartphones, many users were initially ticked off by it simply because they could not remap it. Now it seems that Google wants something similar as well because at MWC 2019, Google has announced that several Android handset makers will be launching phones with dedicated Google Assistant buttons.

Oppo Details Its Upcoming 10x Zoom Camera For Smartphones
Unlike in the movies or TV shows, zooming in on a photo does not magically enhance its sharpness. If anything, zooming into a photo usually means more grainy and pixelated images. However companies like Oppo have decided to improve on camera zoom and at MWC 2019, the company detailed its upcoming smartphone camera with a 10x lossless zoom.

Budget Sony Xperia L3 Smartphone Announced
We’re starting to see a disturbing trend these days where the price of smartphones are increasing to very ugly heights, where the cost of a smartphone is actually priced higher than a computer. What this means is that price has become an even bigger priority than before when shopping for smartphones.

Sony Xperia 10, 10 Plus Mid-Range Handsets Officially Launched
At MWC 2019, Sony took the wraps off its Xperia 1 flagship handset. However if you’d rather not spend money on a flagship handset, not to worry because Sony has also announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, the company’s mid-range handsets that will also feature their signature 21:9 display.

Sony Xperia 1 Flagship Smartphone Officially Announced
While smartphone makers these days are falling over themselves to create foldable devices and devices with notches as small as possible (or none at all with the Galaxy S10), Sony seems to have ignored all those design trends with their recently announced flagship smartphone in the form of the Sony Xperia 1.

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition Launched With 128GB Storage
If you were hoping to see the successor to the BlackBerry KEY2 at MWC this year, then you might be disappointed as the handset failed to make an appearance. However for those who are fine with the KEY2, you might be pleased to learn that a new colorway for the handset has been announced in a striking red finish.