The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) extravaganza flags off in Barcelona today, and will be the latest iteration of what is arguably the biggest smartphone focused conference globally. In the lead-up to the event, which starts today and runs through till Feb 28, companies such as HMD Global, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi and Microsoft have made announcements regarding their upcoming launches. Here are some of the most futuristic picks, as we head into Mobile World Congress 2019.
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has made its intentions of challenging Samsung through the year 2019, very clear. Just days after the Korean smartphone maker unveiled the Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone, Huawei has taken the wraps off the Mate X. The Mate X has a 6.6-inch display when folded, and when you unfold this, it becomes a 8-inch OLED display real estate—in comparison, the Galaxy Fold’s display measures 4.6-inch and 7.3-inch. This is 5G enabled, a 4,500mAh battery and triple rear cameras. Speaking about the former, the Mate X runs the 7 nanometer Kirin 980 processor and the Balong5000 5G multi-mode modem. This is significantly more expensive than the Galaxy Fold too and is priced at $2,600 as compared with the Galaxy Fold’s comparatively lesser $1,980 price tag. This phone will not go on sale just yet, and Huawei says it’ll be available for sale sometime in the summer. Whether foldable phones really are any good, time only will be the sole judge.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-02-25 3:41 PM