During the conference, there are not only various kinds of exhibition halls to watch, but also keynote speeches on the current development trend of intelligent society, the Internet of Things, robots and so on.
The MWC 2019 is an annual trade exhibition organized by GSMA, and it will be held in Barcelona, Spain from February 25 to 28.
At last year’s MWC, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Huawei MateBook X Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact all appeared on the MWC. Then, what kind of surprise will this year’s MWC bring to us? Let’s preview some new products to be released this year.
Samsung Galaxy S10E
Although Samsung has decided to launch the Galaxy S10 series and other mobile phones and devices the day before MWC, the Korean mobile phone maker will not miss the excellent opportunity of MWC 2019 to showcase its interesting new products, such as the yellow Galaxy S10E. It is reported that Galaxy S10E is the cheapest one in the Galaxy S10 series. Ordinary Galaxy S10 will be an middle range smatphone, while Galaxy S10 + will be equipped with five cameras and even 12 GB memory and 1 TB storage version. These three mobile phones will have spectacular Infinity-O screens, and a large number of cameras and various configuration options to meet the different needs of users in terms of price.
Huawei is expected to launch a 5G foldable mobile phone on Sunday, which is likely to integrate the most important mobile trend of 2019. But it’s not hard to guess that the price is bound to be high. According to foreign media reports, it will have a Balong 5000 modem that allows Gigabit speed and will be connected to Kirin 980 chipset. For the world’s second largest smartphone brand, this will be an extremely important moment, and will probably become an opportunity to surpass Samsung. It is widely expected that Samsung’s foldable mobile phone will appear in San Francisco a few days before Huawei’s press conference. It is reported that Huawei hopes to replace Samsung as the world’s first smartphone brand by the end of 2020.
A few days ago, Lei Jun announced the release of Xiaomi 9 on Weibo, and announced that Xiaomi 9 will be released on February 20. Subsequently, Xiaomi posted a preheated poster for the MWC Exhibition on official Twitter overseas, suggesting that Xiaomi 9 would adopt a three-camera scheme of ultra-wide angle + Standard + ToF. In addition, perhaps Xiaomi will complete the global unveiling of Xiaomi Mix 3 5G version on MWC. Earlier, Xiaomi introduced that it will launch the 855 version of Xiaomi MIX 3 for European market in the first quarter of this year. The biggest highlight is to support 5G business. This mobile phone will be listed in China in the third quarter of this year, supporting China Mobile’s 5G pre-commercial, to meet the tasting needs of a small number of users.
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView is undoubtedly one of the exciting mobile devices in the mobile market. It has five cameras on the back, Zeiss camera technology, a 6-inch front panel with no gaps, and a fingerprint scanner underneath the panel. Unfortunately, it’s rumored that it is powered by Snapdragon 845, and I hope Juho Sarvikas can prove that the rumor is not true. In addition to the flagship products, Nokia 1 Plus is also worth looking forward to. This is an affordable mobile phone with Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition) operating system. At present, the renderings of the mobile phone have been published and listed in the Play store as eligible for downloading applications, so all HMD Global will introduce it. Nokia 6.2 may also be on the stage of the HMD conference.
LG’s new G8 ThinQ
LG officially said that the new G8 ThinQ will appear in Barcelona. It will be equipped with a ToF self-timer sensor and a 3D front-end camera, which can unlock faces not only in dark environments, but also as safely as the iPhone X, and provide more interesting (or cleaner, depending on your point of view) 3D AR expressions. The company also confirmed that OLED panels will also be used as speakers. The display will serve as the second stereo channel for audio, and will also bring DTS: X 3D sound effects and 7.1 channel simulation. It is rumored that LG V50 ThinQ will be a 5G mobile phone and will be tested in Barcelona. As we all know, the mobile phone manufacturer has also introduced mid-range mobile phones such as LG X Power, which may also be debuted in MWC 2019.
Sony Xperia XA3 and Xperia XZ4
The Mobile World Congress will officially open on Monday, February 25. At that time, Sony will launch Xperia XA3 and Xperia XZ4, named Xperia 10 and Xperia 10Z respectively, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Xperia series. According to the leaked cell phone specifications and phone case data, Xperia XZ4/10Z should have a super high display screen with a wide screen ratio of 21:9. It has three vertical cameras on the back, but the fingerprint scanner will remain on the side, between the camera shutter key and the power key. Sony is unlikely to launch 5G phones in a short time. Don Mesa, Sony’s vice president of mobile marketing, told Digital Trends in January that the company did not want to rush out a product that most mobile phone buyers would not snap up in 2019. However, Sony often releases mid-range models as well as top-level devices.
Motorola Moto G7
According to the latest news, Motorola will launch the Moto G7 lineup by MWC 2019, which is expected to include four models: Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power. As can be seen from the rendering pictures of four mobile phones released by DroidShout.com, Moto G7 and G7 Plus will be equipped with weaterdrop display screen and dual rear cameras, while G7 Play and G7 Power will provide wide slot display screen and single rear camera. According to the documents submitted by the FCC, Moto G7 will be equipped with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of built-in memory, as well as Myron 660 chipset and 6 inch FHD + display. Meanwhile, G7 Electric Power may get a 5000 mA battery and a similar SD660 chipset. Motorola’s performance last year was just so so, as the release of Moto X and Moto C products was limited after the loss of Moto X and Moto C lines, which is likely to continue in 2019. That’s why Motorola took full advantage of its popular Moto G series to launch four new products.
For years, Huawei has been working to build its honor into an independent brand. Zhao Xiaohui, chief executive of the company, said that Honor would also launch a 5G smartphone (probably a 5G Honor Magic 2). But in many conversations, officials said the phone would stay in China, so it might be another phone altogether. The company will hold an event on February 26.
Similar to the past few years, OPPO will continue to demonstrate its outstanding technological achievements on MWC. On MWC 2019, OPPO will demonstrate its 10-fold zoom technology and optical field screen fingerprint identification technology, reflecting its dominance in the field of mobile phone optics. The 10-fold zoom technology adopts the three-camera solution of “ultra-wide angle + ultra-clear main subject + long focus”, which upgrades the zoom of the mobile phone from 5-fold to 10-fold by connecting sticks. The three cameras have different functions, which help to improve the quality of their photos. The most exciting thing is that the technology has reached the commercial level and is likely to be carried on the flagship mobile phone this year.
Vivo’s second generation APEX
At last year’s MWC, Vivo showed off a full-screen concept phone, Vivo APEX. With 98% of the screen, half-screen fingerprint unlocking, elevating camera, hidden sensor, full-screen voice technology and other new technologies, the phone has become the best smartphone in MWC 2018. In January of this year, someone exposed a email message screenshot of the so-called second generation of APEX new device. According to the screenshot, the internal code of the new mysterious phone is “Water Drop” and the model is EKI1831. It’s possible that Vivo will bring this technology-conscious new device to MWC this year.
OnePlus recently announced that it will show its first 5G-compatible smartphone prototype on MWC 2019. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit last December, Liu Zuohu, chief executive of OnePlus, said the cost of the 5G mobile phone could be $200 to $300 higher than the OnePlus 6T. Currently, 6T is priced at $549, so OnePlus’s 5G mobile phone is expected to start at $750-850. According to foreign media reports, OnePlus’s 5G mobile phone is expected to be available in the UK for the first time in December 2019.
MWC is the release platform for many large smartphones, but in recent years it has also provided us with a series of tablets, smart watches and other networking devices. Beyond the consumer sector, it has also attracted many industry big figures to talk about the future of mobile, such as 5G, mobile hardware, VR and other related technologies. However, the biggest hotspots of MWC are foldable mobile phones and 5G. Although Samsung and Xiaomi will release new phones before the start of MWC, this MWC is still amazing.