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Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Leaked TCL expandable screen phone has our attention: Here’s why

Today a leak of a TCL smartphone prototype shows a bit of what was apparently going to appear at MWC 2020. That's the tech conference that generally happens every year around this time, but was cancelled this year due to concerns over nCoV-2019 / COVID-19 (AKA novel coronavirus). The device you see here was leaked from what CNET's Jessica Dolcourt describes as a "trusted source" - aka this isn't just some fan-made device based on a concept, it's quite likely from a source within TCL (or a TCL-adjacent group).

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Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled: Coronavirus halts global tech conference [UPDATE]

After a wide array of cancellations of attendance from major companies for the worldwide tech conference, Mobile World Congress 2020 was cancelled outright. This was announced by the GSMA just says after a large announcement of enhanced measures made for the safety of all involved by companies still attending. "The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China," wrote a GSMA representative. "Our sympathy goes to all those affected."

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OPPO Find X2 screen confirmed, VP warns about production problems

OPPO Find X2 screen confirmed, VP warns about production problems

Many companies have already announced their absence at MWC 2020 for health reasons but, for organizers GSMA and other companies, the show must go on. That definitely seems to be the case for OPPO who is now hyping up its next flagship, especially its screen. But while it is trying to drum up interest, a company executive is also trying to temper expectations. Because while the OPPO Find X2 might be great and all, it could still face some production capacity problems because of the virus outbreak in China.

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As Sony, TCL & Amazon drop out of MWC 2020, GSMA insists the show will go on

As Sony, TCL & Amazon drop out of MWC 2020, GSMA insists the show will go on

MWC 2020 is coming up at the end of the month, but citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, a number of companies have decided to sit the show out. Today, Sony and Amazon added their names to the list of companies that will skip MWC, joining the likes of LG, Ericsson, and NVIDIA. Nevertheless, MWC's organizers say that the show will go on, albeit with some enhanced health measures in place.

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OPPO Find X2 is coming to MWC 2020 with these features

OPPO Find X2 is coming to MWC 2020 with these features

A handful of companies have already bowed out of the world's biggest mobile tech show but OPPO doesn't seem too keen to back down from the opportunity. Especially if that opportunity involves unveiling the successor to a phone that made headlines in 2018. Whether or not the OPPO Find X2 has a particular gimmick to make that happen is still unknown but, at least according to some unofficial but credible sources, it will be packed full of hardware that will give this year's flagships a run for their money.

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NVIDIA is the latest company to skip MWC over coronavirus fears

NVIDIA is the latest company to skip MWC over coronavirus fears

As with LG and Ericsson (and, to a degree, ZTE) before it, NVIDIA has revealed that it will not be attending Mobile World Congress 2020 this year over concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made for the sake of the company's employees, among others. The company apologizes for its decision but says that it believes it is 'the right' choice in light of the public health concern.

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Ericsson decides to skip MWC 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

Ericsson decides to skip MWC 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak

MWC 2020 is coming up at the end of the month, but when it finally arrives, there will be a number of companies that aren't in attendance. Ericsson today announced that it will be sitting MWC 2020 out due to fears of coronavirus. It isn't the first company to make that announcement, and it may not be the last.

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LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

LG and ZTE won’t attend MWC 2020 over coronavirus fears [UPDATE]

In a very surprising turn of events, LG Electronics has joined ZTE in announcing that it will not attend Mobile World Congress 2020 over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. The reason, LG said in a brief statement today, is that this virus has spread outside of China and that by having its employees attend MWC, the company may be putting them at risk of contracting the virus.

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Moto G Stylus leaks with Motorola’s full device list for February

Moto G Stylus leaks with Motorola’s full device list for February

Today we're taking a peek at the Motorola Moto G Stylus, the latest in the long-lasting mid-tier smartphone collection for global release. This device is not yet official, mind you. Motorola has an event scheduled for February 23, 2020, where they'll quite likely reveal this and a set of other Motorola smartphones ready for release.

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F(x)tec Pro 1 gives Android a tempting QWERTY keyboard

F(x)tec Pro 1 gives Android a tempting QWERTY keyboard

Smartphones may get bigger and bigger displays, they may even fold in half, but for some the allure of the physical QWERTY keyboard will never fade. That's where F(x)tec's Pro 1 comes in, a new startup with a new vision of what a professional Android phone should look like. And yes, it has an old-school keyboard to treat your thumbs.

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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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ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE Blade V10, Axon 10 Pro 5G show the company is far from done

ZTE nearly collapsed completely after the US imposed a strict ban on its access to critical technologies and products it needs for its business. That ban has long been lifted but its survival has always still been in doubt. At MWC 2019, the Chinese manufacturer is putting up its bravest face as it announces its newest mid-range champion as well as, of course, a 5G phone for later this year.

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