Oppo and Xiaomi shelve press conferences after MWC 2020 cancelation

Oppo and Xiaomi have delayed their Find X2 and Mi 10 series global launch events respectively following the decision to cancel MWC 2020. Realme has also shelve its X50 Pro 5G press conference.

Feb 13, 2020, 6:25 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  1 comment
featured MWC 2020 has been canceled, GSMA confirms

Mobile World Congress 2020 has canceled, the GSMA has confirmed. The news comes after several cancellations caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Feb 12, 2020, 12:50 PM,  by Joshua Swingle,  21 comments
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updated MWC 2020 organizers to decide today whether to cancel event

MWC organizers GSMA will decided today whether to cancel the event or not. The decision largely depends on European carriers Orange, Vodafone, and Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile).

Feb 12, 2020, 6:48 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
Nokia and HMD Global are officially out of MWC 2020

Nokia and HMD Global, the company behind Nokia-branded smartphone, have both announced their withdrawal from MWC 2020 in Barcelona. New plans to unveil upcoming products will be announced soon.

Feb 12, 2020, 5:52 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  3 comments
updated Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo confirm plans to attend MWC as scheduled, unlike LG and Sony

Xiaomi and Oppo have reiterated their plans to attend MWC 2020 in Barcelona this month. The companies have said they will follow the GSMA's official guidelines and ensure all employees have been outside of China for at least 14 days.

Feb 11, 2020, 10:37 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  19 comments
Intel and Vivo withdraw from MWC in Barcelona alongside others

Intel and Vivo have canceled their plans to attend MWC 2020 in Barcelona later this month over coronavirus fears. Japanese carrier NTT Docomo and Chinese smartphone brand UMIDIGI have also backed out of the event.

Feb 11, 2020, 4:02 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  5 comments
Galaxy A50 and A30: Samsung's new mid-rangers look good!

Samsung's more affordable phones don't quite get the publicity of the flagship Galaxy and Note lineups, but this doesn't mean that you should scoff at the company's mid-rangers. This is wholly true for the brand new Galaxy A30 and A50 phones: both launched at MWC'19 and were quickly drowned in the informational torrent pertaining to the Galaxy S10 lineup...

Feb 28, 2019, 8:47 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  6 comments

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We pit the newly-minted Galaxy S10+ vs LG's even fresher G8 ThinQ to examine how they fare in specs, price and camera prowess at first blush. We like what we are seeing but the pricing may give you pause.

Feb 26, 2019, 7:04 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  6 comments
A wearable phone with flexible OLED display? Thanks, but no

The Nubia Alpha is an interesting device as it utilizes a small flexible OLED display to achieve a wristband form-factor. There is a purely smartwatch model (only Bluetooth connectivity), which is going to be sold for EUR 449 ($510), but Nubia is mostly positioning the Alpha as a wearable phone, hence the EUR 549 ($625) version which adds 4G connectivity via eSIM.

Feb 26, 2019, 6:03 AM,  by Rado Slavov,  3 comments
featured Best of MWC'19: It's awards time!

MWC'19 is not over just yet, but as most major phone announcements have already taken place, we are are more than ready to hand out a few awards...

Feb 26, 2019, 4:38 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  22 comments
New 1TB microSD cards can make the S10+ a 2TB phone, for a price

SanDisk and Micron just announced the world's first 1TB microSD cards, with a release date pegged for April. Just one such card, paired with the 1TB Galaxy S10+ model, would mean more storage than you probably have in your current laptop or even desktop computer but the pricing comes at a hefty premium.

Feb 25, 2019, 6:16 AM,  by Daniel Petrov,  18 comments
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G and mid-range Blade V10 make their MWC 2019 debut

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G packs an obligatory Snapdragon 855 processor, while the ZTE Blade V10 comes equipped with a remarkable 32MP selfie camera.

Feb 25, 2019, 5:43 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Lenovo gets into the headphone game with affordable Yoga and X1-branded models

The Lenovo Yoga ANC and X1 ANC headphones are stylish, reasonably priced, and equipped with both Bluetooth and USB-C connectivity for easy smartphone and PC pairing.

Feb 25, 2019, 4:27 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
No 5G phone from HTC yet, but this smart 5G Hub is no pushover

The HTC 5G Hub comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 5-inch touchscreen, and impressive versatility for home, business, and office use.

Feb 25, 2019, 3:27 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  3 comments
Lenovo Tab V7 is a dual 4G phone with a massive, 6.9" screen

The Lenovo Tab V7 is an oversized Android smartphone (despite the Tab name) with a massive screen and a modest chipset. The display diagonal is the enormous 6.9 inches, and it actually has a pretty great resolution too: 1080 x 2160 px. The one thing that holds it back is the Snapdragon 450 chipset.

Feb 24, 2019, 5:06 PM,  by Rado Slavov,  1 comment
Alcatel 3/3L/3T 10 & Alcatel 1S: low prices, big displays, AI-enhanced cameras

Alcatel has announced a new lineup of devices that consists of three smartphones and one tablet. These are the Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L, Alcatel 1S, and Alcatel 3T 10, all of which are budged offerings.

Feb 24, 2019, 10:00 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
DragonHinge: the key to future BlackBerry & Alcatel-branded foldable devices

TCL Communication has announced its DragonHinge technology which will be used in future foldable smartphones and tablets. The tech could also pave the way for BlackBerry and Alcatel-branded foldable devices.

Feb 24, 2019, 10:00 AM,  by Joshua Swingle,  0 comments
The BlackBerry KEY2 looks smoking hot in red, limited edition coming soon

A limited BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is up for pre-order across Europe right now, also heading for North America at a price of $749.

Feb 24, 2019, 10:00 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
featured Huawei Mate X: first look at the foldable phone of the future

Huawei has just unveiled its most revolutionary and most innovative smartphone ever: this is the Huawei Mate X, the phone that could set the tone for the future of not only Huawei, but the smartphone industry in general. We got to see it in person, and here are our first impressions...

Feb 24, 2019, 8:13 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  45 comments
featured The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is here, and... it's not that expensive

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is official, packing a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor and starting at a surprisingly reasonable price in Euro.

Feb 24, 2019, 4:34 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  15 comments
Nokia 9 PureView launch event will be live-streamed, here's where to watch and when

The official MWC 2019 announcement of the highly anticipated Nokia 9 PureView will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, February 24, starting at 4 PM local time.

Feb 18, 2019, 9:03 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
Sony essentially confirms Xperia XZ4 launch at MWC with 'new perspective' teaser

In case it wasn't already abundantly clear, the MWC 2019 announcement of the extra-tall Sony Xperia XZ4 is practically confirmed today in a short event teaser video.

Feb 18, 2019, 5:30 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  11 comments
ZTE has a 'new Axon' device and a 'new 5G flagship' coming to MWC 2019

ZTE seems to have pretty big plans for MWC 2019, officially scheduling a February 25 event in Barcelona to unveil a new Axon device and a new 5G flagship. Or maybe just a 5G-enabled Axon 10 Pro.

Feb 18, 2019, 2:00 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  1 comment
Xiaomi will go head to head with Nokia and LG at MWC 2019 for a 'new product launch'

Xiaomi has scheduled a new product launch event at MWC 2019 on February 24, possibly planning to showcase its innovative double folding smartphone as the Nokia 9 PureView and LG G8 ThinQ also go official.

Feb 13, 2019, 5:01 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  2 comments
Nokia 9 PureView rumor review: Specs, design, pricing

It's been high time for Nokia to release a really high-end phone for a while now. The Nokia 8 Sirocco, which is Nokia's current flagship phone, has been struggling to establish itself as viable competition to the big boys although Nokia is one of the regularly-recommended manufacturers in the entry-level and mid-range space, its lackluster presence in the ultra high-end smartphone segment...

Feb 05, 2019, 2:32 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  28 comments
featured updated MWC 2019: A schedule of events and what to expect

The largest mobile-oriented trade show of the year, MWC, is taking place in roughly a months' time in Barcelona, Spain. As usual, the majority of smartphone makers will be present at the venue, revealing their andticipated new products and plans for the future...

Jan 25, 2019, 4:36 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  3 comments
Oppo makes MWC 2019 event official, 10x lossless zoom technology and more in the cards

Oppo has big plans for MWC 2019, planning to showcase the company's groundbreaking 10X lossless zoom smartphone technology to an international audience, as well as possibly detailing its foldable and 5G device ambitions.

Jan 21, 2019, 3:06 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  6 comments
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Feb 23, 2018, 6:44 AM,  by John Velasco,  6 comments
Xiaomi might not attend MWC at all

According to a report from TechCrunch, this will not be the case, as Xiaomi will not attend MWC at all. This certainly explains why Hugo Barra decided to leave the company right before such an important event...

Jan 26, 2017, 2:31 AM,  by Damian M. ,  5 comments
Samsung won't launch the Galaxy S7 in the second half of this year

It was always a bit of a long-shot, but a Samsung marketing official has confirmed that the Galaxy S7 will not be deviating from the script...

Jun 23, 2015, 5:41 PM,  by Ben R.,  35 comments
featured MWC 2015: here's what to expect

The Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off soon, and it promises to live up to its name of the biggest mobile show for the year…

Feb 23, 2015, 8:30 AM,  by Victor H.,  10 comments
MWC 2015: what to expect from Samsung

The Mobile World Congress is the biggest consumer show for mobile technology this year, and with all the gadget festivities starting in just around two weeks, all eyes are on Samsung...

Feb 18, 2015, 11:14 AM,  by Victor H.,  20 comments
MWC 2015: what to expect from LG

So, we are just a couple of weeks away from Mobile World Congress – the annual super-event, at which major players in the mobile business unveil what they've been up to. Naturally, speculations are at their peak, while information on new products leaks, or is hinted at, bit by bit. LG, being one of the tech giants of the world, will also be present at MWC 2015, but what can we expect from it? Let's recap!

Feb 18, 2015, 6:06 AM,  by Paul.K,  5 comments
MWC 2015: here's what to expect from HTC

With MWC 2015 just around the corner, we turn our heads towards the larger names in the industry and summarize what we are expecting them to unveil at one of the bigger and more important exhibitions for the whole year. The Taiwan-based HTC is, undoubtedly, one of the usual suspects that normally has our full attention when it comes to new products or something of this ilk. Naturally, we are quite excited for HTC's presence at MWC 2015, and we have all the right reasons to be - we already know what the maker has in store for us (wink, wink, One M9, wink!), but who knows, it might take us by surprise with something new and not-so-expected!...

Feb 18, 2015, 3:51 AM,  by Peter K.,  18 comments
Heard around CES: LG will introduce webOS powered wearable at MWC this spring

Just as it seemed as though the fate of webOS was settling on the reality that its future would lie in...

Jan 06, 2015, 4:29 PM,  by Maxwell R.,  6 comments
MediaTek announces quad-core 64-bit LTE mobile chipset, launches new motto instead of octa-core silicon

The MT6732 chipset is a configuration of four 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, a highly advanced 16-core Mali-T760 GPU, a multi-mode 4G LTE modem, and an imaging chip. While they aren't benchmarks busters, the low-power A53 cores are a substantial upgrade over the 32-bit A7 cores they succeed. In tests, they edge the performance of the A9 cores while cutting down on power costs...

Feb 23, 2014, 12:36 PM,  by Luis D.,  11 comments
Surprise, surprise! Microsoft is "excited about Nokia", “less excited” about the Nokia X

"They [Nokia] will do some things we're excited about, and some things we're less excited about." - said Senior Executive Joe Belfiore, confirming the overwhelming public suspicions that Microsoft might be, indeed, not very excited about being involved with Android. However, Microsoft's animosity towards the competing platform didn't reach farther than Belfiore's adorably laconic statement. He went on to glorify Nokia, boasting about the "terrific engineering relationship" the Finns have with MS...

Feb 23, 2014, 10:20 AM,  by Luis D.,  49 comments
Huawei announces the MediaPad M1, an aluminum 8-inch tablet with fast data connection and phone capabilities

At MWC 2014, Huawei announced another new tablet, the MediaPad M1. Although a more modest device compared to the striking X1, the M1 has a bigger 8-inch display with the resolution of 800x1280 pixels. Its technology chart is completed by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual front-facing speakers, and a 4800 mAh battery...

Feb 23, 2014, 9:34 AM,  by Luis D.,  8 comments
Nokia Normandy leak points to an announcement date: March 25

Just in case the various leaks of the Nokia Normandy Android device weren't enough, the latest has spurred a rumor for a potential announcement date for the device. We've been seeing quite a few official looking press render type shots of the device, which usually means that it is close to announcement, if not release. Now, a rumor is putting the announcement for the device on March 25th...

Jan 16, 2014, 10:35 AM,  by Michael H.,  51 comments
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