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Mobile World Congress 2021

There’s no bigger show for mobile tech geeks than Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. As CES in January shed many of the biggest mobile announcements, MWC has maintained a steady cadence of delivery hard-hitting news in the mobile world. For 2021, though, that isn’t necessarily the case. Due to ongoing restrictions and health concerns around the world, MWC 2021 is greatly diminished in size and importance. There is a show happening, but it is mostly taking place virtually — and because of that, many companies have decided to pull out of the show or scale back their attendance. Still, we’re following everything coming out of the show happening in Barcelona. It runs from June 28 to July 1, officially.

Leaks of the Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 reveal what Samsung might have in store for its MWC event.
Samsung has announced its Galaxy MWC event, which will take place online on February 27.
Samsung's Galaxy MWC official event invitation.
MediaTek's new Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture initiative lets phone makers tune the Dimensity 1200 to their own preferences and choice of hardware.
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Samsung's first Galaxy Watch model with the new Wear platform will arrive in the summer, and will feature a One UI interface that may look like Tizen.
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There are changes happening around the format of familiar, long-established tech trade shows like MWC and CES, and it seems to be for the better.
CES 2019 Crowd Hero Shot
GSMA is postponing MWC 2021, which was originally set to take place in March, to late June.
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The company's next flagship features a tiny notch and familiar design.
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With old-school external tracking, HTC's VR faceplate gives Cosmos owners options.
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Here's the latest on where phone makers will launch products
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On today's Digital Trends Live, we discuss the top stories in tech, including the cancellation of the MWC.
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More companies are canceling MWC 2020 appearances. Will others follow, and will MWC 2020 still take place?
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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is today, and we're expecting a number of reveals, including the new Galaxy S20.
Galaxy S10 Lite
The organizer, GSMA, has confirmed Ericsson pulling out could potentially have a further impact on MWC 2020.
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Here is our first look at the Motorola Edge+, which includes a curved screen that wraps around the edges.
Motorola Edge Plus leak
ZTE cites secondary effects of coronavirus for skipping MWC, including issues related to travel and visas.
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Unlike the Mate X, Huawei's Mate X2 could have a screen that folds inward, like the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
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A new leak from Evan Blass shows a Motorola phone with an edge-to-edge display, a stylus, and Android 10.
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Qualcomm is all-in on 5G and thinks you will be too soon enough. The company sees 2020 as the year consumers truly embrace 5G.
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The new TCL 10 smartphone range includes a sub-$500 5G model and It turns out the emerging network technology is crucial to the brand's end-to-end Global expansion.
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Nvidia's EGX cloud platform, combined with the power of Microsoft's Azure, will bring the power of AI to more businesses, from camera-driven quality inspections at BMW to automated decision-making at Walmart with IoT sensors.
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Though Nvidia's GPUs are commonly found on some of the most powerful gaming systems today, it may also soon find a home in an unlikely place: 5G networks. Nvidia is pushing its GPU-accelerated EGX server to help drive 5G networks.
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Sony’s Xperia 1 smartphone is svelte, tall, modern, and powerful. The 21:9 aspect ratio means you get a cinematic viewing experience. It’s too bad there are several other shortcomings, such as a lackluster camera.
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Want a full-size keyboard on your smartphone? Check out the Pro 1 from a company called F(x)tec. It has a physical keyboard you can slide out.
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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 Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are here. The flagship devices boast some awesome new features and a powerful new processor. Here's everything you need to know about these Samsung phones.
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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.
LG V40 ThinQ Review
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Punkt MP-02 review
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 camera on a phone.
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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 hands-on review
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.
Nokia 9 hands-on review
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.
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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.
Huawei Mate X
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.
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Some of the best budget Android phones available over the last few months have been Nokia-branded devices from HMD Global. We compare the latest trio -- the Nokia 4.2, 3.2, and 1 Plus -- to find out what divides them and which is best.
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The Nokia 9 PureView was one of the most anticipated phones at MWC 2019 thanks to its unique five-camera lenses on the back. Digital Trends has exclusively tested the phone for the past week to see what it's like.
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On this episode of Digital Trends Live, we sat down with John Hall of Calendar.com and Briscoe Rodgers of EzCater. We were also joined by DT's Caleb Denison to discuss how Apple is looking to revolutionize TV streaming.
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We hear a lot about how 5G is going to change our lives, but don't often get to see just what it could do. At MWC 2019, LG simulated how the hyperfast connection will transform the way we watch live concerts.
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There are so many choices in the smartphone market that it can be tough to pick the right phone for you. We compare LG's latest flagships here: The LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ to find out which is better.
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The question of whether to buy a 5G phone in 2019 is complex. The Galaxy S10 5G will be one of the first 5G phones on all major carriers, but it’s also going to be among the most expensive in Samsung’s new Galaxy lineup.
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To facilitate easier 5G networking Ericsson invented “Radio Stripes” – essentially packing tape with serialized radios every foot or so and linked by flexible wire. To deploy, simply unroll.
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The Nubia Alpha is the maddest wearable we’ve seen in a while. Described as a wearable smartphone, it has a 4-inch flexible screen that wraps around the top of your wrist, gesture controls so you don’t have to touch the screen, and a camera.
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