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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

It's been an unexpectedly packed Mobile World Congress 2019, and this year's big show in Barcelona, Spain hasn't been short on news. Foldable phones, striking notebooks, glossy augmented reality, and great lashings of 5G have all been key themes this year, suggesting there'll be plenty of spending opportunities if you're in the market for an upgrade this year.

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LG G8 ThinQ hands-on: Palm-reading Android adopts smarter sensors

LG G8 ThinQ hands-on: Palm-reading Android adopts smarter sensors

In a smartphone age where facial recognition, in-display fingerprint readers, and other unusual biometrics are proliferating, the LG G8 ThinQ still manages to offer something unexpected. Launching at Mobile World Congress 2019 today, the new G-Series flagship debuts LG's first Time-of-Flight sensor, and it turns the G8 ThinQ into a palm reader.

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LG V50 ThinQ 5G goes high-speed on Sprint first

LG V50 ThinQ 5G goes high-speed on Sprint first

LG is bringing its first 5G phone to Mobile World Congress 2019, with the LG V50 ThinQ 5G promising ultra-fast connectivity on Sprint later this year. The carrier exclusive will tap into Sprint's developing 5G network, while also aiming to prove that just because you support next-generation wireless, doesn't mean you have to be heavy and unwieldy.

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Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

The Nokia 9 PureView is official, and HMD Global's decision to resurrect the beloved PureView photography brand brings with it a full five cameras on the back. Rather than sheer megapixels like the original PureView cameras were known for, this new Android smartphone takes a different approach. In fact, HMD partnered with Light to deliver the goods.

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Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning

It's hard to find words to do the Huawei Mate X justice, the company's first folding smartphone coming so close to resembling a sci-fi movie prop that it's hard to believe it will soon go on sale. Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold revealed last week, the Mate X transforms from the form-factor of a regular, everyday smartphone to a significantly larger device, similar in scale to a tablet yet arguably more manageable in the hand.

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Huawei MateBook 14 hands-on: Familiar style, bigger screen

Huawei MateBook 14 hands-on: Familiar style, bigger screen

Huawei's MateBook 13 distilled some of the charm of the MateBook X Pro into a more affordable model last year, and now Huawei aims to do the same with the MateBook 14. Making its debut at Mobile World Congress 2019, the 14-inch notebook slots in-between Huawei's X and D series, with a handsome - if, ahem, MacBook reminiscent - sandblast-finish metal body with diamond-cut chamfers.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) hands-on: Same style, faster tech

Huawei MateBook X Pro (2019) hands-on: Same style, faster tech

Few expected the Huawei MateBook X Pro to be quite as good as the ultraportable notebook turned out to be. With a design that was, let's say, strongly reminiscent of Apple's MacBook Pro, Huawei's Windows 10 notebook was easy to dismiss at first as a mere clone. In reality, it proved to be one of the bargains of 2018, and now Huawei is looking to crank up its competitiveness with the new MateBook X Pro 2019.

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OPPO 10x lossless zoom to challenge market Goliaths

OPPO 10x lossless zoom to challenge market Goliaths

OPPO may not always be making the smartphone headlines, aside from the unique OPPO Find X with its elevating cameras, but it has always been putting out interesting and desirable components that eventually make their way to its smartphones. Its Super VOOC, for example, is still the fast charging tech to beat. Right at the start of MWC 2019, the Chinese manufacturer has unveiled its latest masterpiece, a 10x lossless optical zoom that could make DxOmark's top-ranking phones green with envy.

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The Best of MWC 2018!

The Best of MWC 2018!

Mobile World Congress 2018 is wrapping up, and it's time to count the stars of the cellularly-obsessed show. Familiar names find themselves joined by some unexpected additions this year, as the mobile industry attempts to find its feet - and its next big selling-point - amid smartphone upgrade apathy. Read on for the best phones, mobile devices, and innovations from MWC 2018.

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Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony dual camera demo teases ISO 51,200 phone photos

Sony has brought a dual camera smartphone system to MWC 2018, though you won't find it on the back of the new Xperia XZ2. Instead, the company is previewing another of its engineering experiments, the combination of two cameras and a new image processor that together promise incredible photo and video capture in extreme low-light situations.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 embraces curves, haptics and 4K HDR

Sony Xperia XZ2 embraces curves, haptics and 4K HDR

If the definition of madness is doing the same thing, over and over, and yet always expecting a different outcome, then Sony may have finally got the memo at MWC 2018. Here, it's revealed its latest Android 8.0 Oreo smartphones, the Sony Xperia XZ2 and its potent little sibling, the Xperia XZ2 Compact. Two handsets that finally suggest the phone-maker has seen the error of its ways.

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Sony’s ‘Open Style’ AirPods-rival goes up for preorder

Sony’s ‘Open Style’ AirPods-rival goes up for preorder

Sony's smartest headphones in years have graduated to store shelves, with the Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept finally getting the green-light for production. The wireless headphones, previewed at IFA 2017, will launch this year as the Sony Xperia Ear Duo, the company confirmed today at Mobile World Congress.

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