Mobile World Congress 2019

There’s no bigger show for mobile tech geeks than Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain: where flagship phones are born and intriguing new wearables shine. And this year, where foldable phones and 5G are dominating the news. For 2019, everyone from Samsung and LG to app makers and small startups descended on the Fira conference center from Feb. 25 to 28 to show off the latest and greatest mobile innovations. Follow us for all the latest news as we check out the amazing new phones and mobile tech from the show.

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Huawei's folding phone held back for more tests, will be released in September

The Huawei Mate X is an exciting 5G folding smartphone with stunning looks. The Mate X has three screens, a clever hinge system, and a Leica camera. All the details you need to know are right here.

5G your old phone: HTC’s 5G Hub is now available for pre-order from Sprint

HTC almost made a phone. The HTC 5G Hub runs Android 9 Pie, has a Qualcomm 855 processor with the X50 modem, 4GB of RAM, and an HD touchscreen -- but it's a hot spot designed to connect to 5G networks.

LG's 5G-capable V50 ThinQ smartphone is now available for pre-order

LG has a habit of releasing too many phones. Following on the heels of the V40 ThinQ, the company has now unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ. There's 5G support, as well as an accessory that turns it into a foldable phone.

HMD's Nokia 4.2, a $189 Android One phone, is now available for purchase

HMD's Nokia 9 PureView smartphone, which has five camera lenses on the back, may have stolen the show at Mobile World Congress 2019, but the company also announced four other phones — all of which cost under $200.

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro is available overseas with up to 12GB of RAM

At MWC 2019, ZTE took the opportunity to unveil two new phones, including the new ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G. As the name suggests, the phone features 5G connectivity -- and is ZTE's first device to do so.

The dramatic BlackBerry Key2 Red Edition is now available in the U.S.

BlackBerry's Key2 is likely to be the best keyboard-equipped phone in 2019, with a modern look, some powerful specs, and totally revamped features. Here's everything you need to know about it.

The LG G8 ThinQ smartphone is now available for purchase unlocked

At Mobile World Congress 2019, LG finally took the wraps off of the LG G8 ThinQ, the company's latest and greatest flagship phone. The device features an edge-to-edge display, upgraded specs, and what LG calls the Z Camera.

The Moto Z3 is the first commercially available 5G device, but which is next?

5G is the future of mobile internet, and you've probably heard about the huge speed increases the new standard will bring. But not every phone will be capable of accessing 5G speeds. Here's every phone that supports 5G.

Like a car, this watch has dampers on the strap to make it more comfortable

Like a car, this stunning luxury watch has shock absorbing dampers that attach the strap to the case, rather than a more traditional system, to increase comfort. We've worn one, and it really seems to work.

Sony's Xperia 10 smartphone boasts a 6-inch screen and is now available

Sony took the wraps off of three new phones at Mobile World Congress 2019, including the new Xperia 1, which is the company's new flagship phone and the first with a 4K OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio.
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The Punkt is no dumb phone -- it’s much smarter than you think

Punkt’s second phone, the MP-02, doesn’t follow the generally accepted update cycle, adding only three main new features, one of which is a 4G LTE connection. It’s a fascinating little phone, and you’re going to love it.

Limited-edition Nokia 9 PureView, a stunner with 5 cameras, will come to the U.S.

HMD Global has made a splash at MWC 2019 by annoucing five new phones -- but the Nokia 9 PureView stands out from the rest thanks to its five cameras on the back. The camera technology is powered by Light.
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The Nokia 9 PureView’s astonishingly fun 5 cameras make up for its shortcomings

HMD’s latest phone is the Nokia 9 PureView, which is a limited-edition phone that places a heavy emphasis on its camera experience. It may not take the best photos on a smartphone, but it certainly is the most fun you’ll have using a…

The Nokia 9 PureView: What we like and what we don’t like

HMD Global’s latest high-end phone is a showcase of camera technology, because the company has partnered with Light to build a 5-camera array on the limited edition Nokia 9 smartphone. There’s a lot to like, but we have gripes too.

Nokia 9 PureView vs. iPhone XR: Can HMD Global take on Apple?

The Nokia 9 PureView comes with an amazing penta-lens camera suite and some powerful flagship specs -- but can it take down a smartphone veteran? We put it against the iPhone XR to find out which phone is better for you.

MWC 2019 went beyond the hype, showcasing real industry-changing innovation

MWC 2019 closed its doors after bombarding visitors with some of the most exciting, innovative, and industry-changing technology and products we've seen in years. The after-effects will be felt for some time.

All the most exciting and tempting phones we saw at MWC 2019

We saw an awful lot of smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. Some were good, some were bad, but with folding phones and 5G on the agenda it was a show to remember. Here are our picks for the best phones of MWC 2019.
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A security flaw leaves Ring doorbells and cameras vulnerable to spying

Security researchers at Dojo by BullGuard showed a security vulnerability in Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell that allows a hacker to access video and audio and even inject counterfeit video.