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02-25 MW2019: It is really happening! Huawei’s foldable 5G; Xiaomi, ZTE, LG’s 5G phone; etc.

Touch Display

[MWC2019] TCL showcases a series of concept foldable devices with its DragonHinge technology. The proprietary design allows the foldable devices to fold and bend without breaking. These concept devices featured flexible AMOLED displays from TCL’s sister company CSOT. (Android Central, Phone Arena, CN Beta, CNET, The Verge, SlashGear)

[MWC2019] LG VP of Marketing, Frank Lee, has confirmed that any kind of foldable or rollable device from the company will most likely be released as part of the LG V series at first. The reason being that this lineup focuses more on introducing new features to consumers before taking them mainstream with the LG G series. (Phone Arena, Android Headlines, iResearch, IT168)

OPPO Vice President, Brian Shen, has shared images of the company’s foldable device. He has clarified that there is no plan yet for mass production until the company sees positive reception from consumers, not to mention some arguments surrounding its use cases. (Liliputing, Neowin, CN Beta)

Phone

[MWC2019] Huawei Mate X, foldable and 5G phone is announced – 8” 2480×2200 AMOLED tablet mode + 6.6” 2480×1148 AMOLED front display + 6.4” 2480×892 AMOLED rear display, HiSilicon Kirin 980 + Balong 5000 5G, quad cam 40MP wide-16MP ultra wide-8MP tele-ToF, 8+256GB, Android 9.0, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4500mAh 55W fast charging, EUR2299. (Android Authority, Android Central, GSM Arena, Liliputing)

[MWC2019] Nokia 9 PureView is announced – 5.99” 1440×2880 QHD+ P-OLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, rear quin 5×12MP 1.25µm (2×RGB + 3×B/W)-ToF + front 20MP, 6+128GB, Android 9.0, under display fingerprint scanner,  face unlock, 3320mAh 18W fast charging, 10W/5W wireless charging, IP67 rated, USD699. (GSM Arena, Phone Arena, Pocket-Lint)

[MWC2019] Xiami Mi Mix 3 5G is announced – 6.39” 1080×2340 FHD+ Super AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, rear dual 12MP wide-12MP tele + front mechanical slider 24MP-2MP , 6+64/128GB, Android 9.0, 3800mAh 18W fast charging, 10W wireless charging, EUR599. (Android Authority, Liliputing, GSM Arena, Mi.com)

[MWC2019] HMD is launching a series of new Nokia phones: Nokia 4.2 – 5.71” 720×1520 HD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, rear dual 13MP-2MP + front 8MP, 2+16GB / 3+32GB, Android 9.0, rear fingerprint scanner, 3000mAh, USD169 / USD199.  Nokia 3.2 – 6.2” 720×1520 HD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, rear 13MP + front 5MP, 2+16GB / 3+32GB, Android 9.0, rear fingerprint scanner (32GB only), 4000mAh, USD139 / USD169. Nokia 1.1 Plus – 5.45” 480×960 FWVGA IPS, MediaTek MT6739WW, rear 8MP + front 5MP, 1+8/16GB, Android 9.0 (Go Edition), no fingerprint scanner, 2500mAh, USD89 / USD99. (GSM Arena, Phone Arena)

[MWC2019] LG is announcing 3 phones, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Android 9.0: V50 ThinQ 5G – 6.4” 3120×1440 QHD+ OLED, X50 5G modem, rear tri 12MP-12MP tele-16MP ultra-wide + front dual 8MP-5MP, 6+128GB, 4000mAh, rear fingerprint scanner, with Dual Screen accessory featuring 6.2” 2160×1080 FHD+ OLED. G8s ThinQ – 6.2” 2248×1080 FHD+ OLED, rear tri 12MP-12MP tele-13MP ultra-wide + front 8MP-ToF, 6+128/256GB, 3550mAh. G8 ThinQ – 6.1” 3120×1440 QHD+ OLED, rear tri 16MP super wide-12MP-12MP tele + front 8MP-ToF, 6+128GB, 3500mAh. (Android Authority, Neowin, GSM Arena, Liliputing, LG, Phone Arena)

[MWC2019] Sony unveils mid-range Xperia phones with side-mounted fingerprint scanner: 10 Plus – 6.5” 1080×2520 FHD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, rear dual 12MP wide-8MP tele + front 8MP, 4/6+64GB, Android 9.0, 3000mAh 18W fast charging. 10 – 6” 1080×2520 FHD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, rear dual 13MP-5MP + front 8MP, 3/4+64GB, Android 9.0, 2870mAh 18W fast charging. L3 – 5.7” 720×1520 HD+ IPS, MediaTek Helio P22, rear dual 13MP-2MP + front 8MP, 3+32GB, Android 9.0, 3300mAh. (Phone Arena, GSM Arena)

[MWC2019] Sony Xperia 1 is announced – 6.5” 1644×3840 21:9 OLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, rear tri 12MP wide OIS-12MP tele OIS-12MP ultra-wide + front 8MP, 6+64/128GB, Android 9.0, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, IP65/IP68 waterproof, 3300mAh 18W fast charging. (GSM Arena, Phone Arena)

[MWC2019] TCL is announcing a series of phones: Alcatel 3 – 5.94” 720×1560 HD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, rear 13MP-5MP + front 8MP, 3+32GB / 4+64GB, Android 8.1, rear fingerprint scanner, 3500mAh, EUR159 / EUR189. Alcatel 3L – 5.94” 720×1560 HD+ IPS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, rear 13MP-5MP + front 8MP, 2+16GB, Android 8.1, rear fingerprint scanner, 3500mAh, EUR139. Alcatel 1s – 5.5” 720×1440 HD+ IPS, UNISOC SC9863A, rear dual 13MP-2MP + front 5MP, 3+32GB, Android 9.0, rear fingerprint scanner, 3060mAh, EUR109. (GSM Arena, Phone Arena)

[MWC2019] ZTE is announcing 2 new phones: Axon 10 Pro 5G – 6.47” 1080×2340 FHD+ AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 + X50 5G modem, rear tri 48MP OIS-20MP ultra-wide-8MP tele + front 20MP, 6+128GB, Android 9.0, under-display fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh 18W fast charging. Blade V10 – 6.3” 1080×2280 FHD+ IPS, octa-core 2.1GHz, rear 16MP-5MP + front 32MP, 3+32GB / 4+64GB, Android 9.0, rear fingerprint scanner, 3200mAh. (Phone Arena, Android Central, CN Beta, GSM Arena)

[MWC2019] Samsung is announcing 2 new Galaxy A series phones, featuring 6.4” 1080×2340 FHD+ Super AMOLED: A50 – Samsung Exynos 9610 Octa, rear tri 25MP-8MP ultra-wide-5MP + front 25MP, 4+64GB / 6+128GB, Android 9.0, under display fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh 15W fast charging. A30 – Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa, rear dual 16MP-5MP + front 16MP, 3+32GB / 4+64GB, Android 9.0, rear fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh 15W fast charging. (GSM Arena, CN Beta, Android Authority, Samsung)

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