MWC 2019: 5G to foldable phones, here’s what to expect from the biggest mobile show
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), here’s a glimpse of what to expect from companies like Huawei, Oppo, Nokia and Samsung.Updated: Feb 02, 2019 16:02 IST
The biggest smartphone event is set to begin in a few weeks. The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) will take place in Barcelona, Spain from February 25 to 28.
The four-day tech event will witness new product unveilings from smartphone makers like Samsung, Oppo, Huawei, LG and more. The theme for this year’s MWC is “Intelligent Connectivity” which will involve information and announcements around 5G, AI, and Internet of Things (IoT). Ahead of the event, media events have been sent and teasers flashed for the upcoming product launches. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect at MWC 2019.
HMD Global shared its event announcement for MWC 2019 which is scheduled to take place on February 24. The highlight of this event is expected to be the launch Nokia 9 PureView smartphone featuring a penta-camera setup. HMD Global could also unveil more phones like the Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 8.1 Plus.
Huawei will take one of the biggest limelights at MWC 2019 with its “Connecting the future” event. Huawei will unveil its first foldable smartphone which will also come with 5G support, making it a first in the industry. Huawei’s foldable phone will be powered by the recently launched Balong 5000 5G chip.
Oppo’s pre-MWC event will take place on February 23. Here, the company is expected to reveal more details of its 10x hybrid optical zoom camera technology. Oppo could also launch its flagship Find X2 smartphone featuring the new camera tech. More details on the same will be announced at the event. Oppo also confirmed a foldable smartphone from the company at its MWC event.
Joining Huawei, LG will also unveil its 5G smartphone at MWC 2019. This LG flagship will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 4,000mAh battery and vapor cooling chamber. LG hasn’t confirmed the device but it will most likely be the G8. Some reports also suggest LG could launch the V50 ThinQ instead.
Sony takes its MWC event to unveil a new flagship smartphone. This year, Sony is expected to launch the rumoured Xperia XZ4 which could house a triple-camera setup at the rear. Joining the Xperia XZ4 could be its compact version.
Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S series will not see an MWC launch this year. The South Korean giant will launch the new Galaxy S10 series five days ahead of MWC at its ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event in San Francisco. Stealing the show could be Samsung’s ‘Galaxy F’ foldable phone. Samsung has already unveiled the phone, but it is expected to make a proper appearance at the event. A leaked teaser video also suggests the same.