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Oppo's 5X camera tech uses a custom prism to take incredibly clear photos

Oppo's 5X camera technology, which the company revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017, promises to deliver an unprecedented level of clarity and stability. It'll debut in a future phone.
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With 4,000mAh battery, Energizer Energy E550LTE should keep going and going

Battery maker Energizer re-entered the smartphone world with its Energy E550LTE, which might live up to its name with its 4,000mAh battery. The phone will be available for purchase sometime this summer.
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AT&T's new data plans are cheaper than before, but not necessarily better

AT&T announced new unlimited data plans -- Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice -- to combat offerings from Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Unlimited Choice starts at just $60 a month, but comes with significant restrictions.
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ZTE adds more options to its Blade series with the V8 Lite and V8 Mini

The newest additions to ZTE's Blade series are the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite. The two smartphones offer more options to the Blade V8 series, which includes the V8 Pro. The Mini and Lite will not be available in the U.S.
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Sony’s Xperia Touch projector lets you interact with any surface

Sony's latest odd contraption is a projector with an interactive display -- the Xperia Touch has been shown at previous trade shows, but the company is finally bringing it to market.
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Sony's 2017 Xperia lineup brings 4K HDR, super slow-motion video to phones 1:03

Sony's back with its Xperia lineup, and if you were expecting an al- new design, you may be disappointed. The differences from last year's lineup are largely internal, though the four smartphones have some unique features.
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Swap to a speaker, battery, or LED mode on Alcatel's budget A5

Alcatel's retiring its Pop and Pixi lineup of smartphones for a new moniker: The A and U series. The company announced three new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and they're all unsurprisingly aimed at the budget market.
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DT Daily MWC Day Zero: Phones from LG, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia, and even Blackberry 2:13

Mobile World Congress 2017 has kicked off in Barcelona, Spain. Today was press day, with all the major companies attending launching their new products, so here's the news from LG, Huawei, Samsung, and more.
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The super-svelte Kado Wallet is the slimmest phone charger we’ve ever seen

If you're looking for a truly portable phone charger, then you need to check out the Kado Wallet. This credit card-sized charger folds out to plug into an outlet and has a built-in cable, but is slim enough to fit in your wallet.
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The Invoxia NX 200 desk phone is an ode to a technologically handicapped past

The Invoxia NX 200 transforms your smartphone into a capable desk phone, but that's not necessarily a good thing. And at $250, it's definitely more expensive than buying an office phone.
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Samsung and Oculus' new Gear VR Controller looks kind of like a Wiimote

At Mobile World Congres in Barcelona, Samsung and Facebook's Oculus division announced the Gear VR controller, a virtual reality gamepad. It ships with a slightly improved version of Samsung's Gear VR headset.
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Motorola's crazy concept Moto Mods include a photo printer, and more

Motorola's Moto Mods are one of the Moto Z's best attributes. And Motorola committed to them in a major way at Mobile World Congress. Future mods could include a wireless charger, a gamepad, and a Polaroid-like photo printer.