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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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1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

1TB SanDisk Extreme is a beastly microSD card with a monster price

Those of you who have been waiting for a high-capacity microSD card with fast transfer speeds might like what Western Digital is showing off at MWC this year. The company has announced a new 1TB microSDXC card that it claims is the fastest UHS-I card in the world. Officially dubbed the 1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSDXC card (which is quite the mouthful), prospective buyers might want to start saving now, because it certainly has the price tag to match its high capacity and potential transfer speeds.

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microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

microSD Express cards just launched: Here’s why that matters

Last June, the SD Association rolled out its SD 7.0 specification. Along with increasing the maximum potential capacity for SD cards to 128TB, this also introduced SD Express, which greatly increased data transfer rates. Today, the SD Association announced the roll out of the SD 7.1 specification, bringing those improvements from 7.0 to microSD cards as well.

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Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 bring S10 tech to midrange

Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 bring S10 tech to midrange

Not content to leave its February phone reveals at just four flagships and one high-end folding smartphone, Samsung has showed up at MWC 2019 with a pair of new devices in the Galaxy A line. Today, Samsung announced the Galaxy A30 and A50, two mid-range devices that seem to be primarily focused on mobile photography. To hear Samsung explain it, it sounds like the A30 and A50 are the first phones in a newly-relaunched Galaxy A series.

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Qualcomm wants 5G smartphones to power lightweight XR headsets

Qualcomm wants 5G smartphones to power lightweight XR headsets

Qualcomm showed up to MWC this morning with some pretty big news, announcing that the Snapdragon 855 will be at the center of a new extended reality ecosystem. Qualcomm’s XR ambitions have been out in the open for a while now, and while the company is working on its XR1 platform, it’ll also be partnering with various OEMs to create lightweight XR headsets that are tethered to 5G, Snapdragon 855 smartphones. Officially dubbed XR Viewers, these new headsets could make things like AR and VR more accessible for a larger segment of consumers - assuming, of course, that they have a compatible smartphone.

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Qualcomm wants to do for robots what Snapdragon did for phones

Qualcomm wants to do for robots what Snapdragon did for phones

Qualcomm's refrain may have been "5G, 5G, 5G" the last few months, but it's sneaking in some robots among its Mobile World Congress 2019 news. Qualcomm Technologies is announcing the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, a Snapdragon-based set of hardware and software intended to make building smart robots easier.

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Vuzix M400 AR glasses revealed with Qualcomm XR1

Vuzix M400 AR glasses revealed with Qualcomm XR1

On the heels of Qualcomm’s announcement that it’s partnering with a ton of OEMs to make XR Viewers that tether to 5G smartphones, Vuzix is pulling our attention back to Qualcomm’s XR1 platform. Today at MWC, Vuzix debuted the latest pair of smart glasses in the M-series, the M400. Primarily aimed at enterprise customers, the M400 is among the first products to use the XR1 platform.

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Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus bring the wide screens to mid-range

Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus bring the wide screens to mid-range

Sony has just restarted the Xperia line with the Xperia 1 but when it reaches the Xperia 9, it might be at a loss what to call the next flagship. That's because it has also just announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, the mid-range options for a new 21:9 wide screen trend that Sony is trying to start.

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Xperia 1 reboots Sony’s mobile strategy with a CinemaWide screen

Xperia 1 reboots Sony’s mobile strategy with a CinemaWide screen

Sony was once regarded as the slow-moving dinosaur of the smartphone world but, in three years' time, it had changed its business and marketing strategy twice already. The first was in 2016 when the company redefined its "Xperia" brand to refer to almost any product that had elements of AI in it, not just smartphones. Then just last year, it changed its design language that has been both an icon and a liability. This year, Sony is at it again, restarting its smartphone numbering from 1 with the new Xperia 1, heralding a new vision centered around "experiences beyond imagination."

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OPPO decided not to show its Huawei Mate X style foldable phone

OPPO decided not to show its Huawei Mate X style foldable phone

Some might be annoyed at how smartphone makers rush to be the first to put out something but there's a strategic reason for that. Most of the time, the world remembers the first one to come out with an innovation, regardless of who actually was making it first behind the scenes. Now that Huawei has revealed its own style of foldable phone, those that follow that same style after it will be judged as copycats. And that might be OPPO's new PR problem now that it's claiming it actually had one ready but decided not to announce it a few days ago.

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