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This week in Android: MWC 2019 is coming

MWC 2019 is coming soon, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 just before. We're gearing up for a busy phone season as flagships start to drop!

Published onFebruary 17, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 ceramic white leak

MWC 2019 is fast approaching, and we’re expecting it to be a big show. Of course, we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy S10 right before the event, and Xiaomi will unveil its Mi 9 on the same day, which we’re positive is not a terrible idea. Except it is. Once we get to MWC, we’ll see LG’s next flagship, complete with a loudspeaker screen. Plus we’ll see OnePlus’ 5G phone prototype.

Back on the home front, we have to wonder why we’re spending $1,000 on phones when we have some great $500 options. Meanwhile, OnePlus is making huge inroads in the United States — as is Google.

Here are your top stories for the week

1:00 – 5 reasons why you absolutely shouldn’t miss Mobile World Congress this year

From 5G to folding phones, OEMs will be bringing it all to MWC 2019. We can’t wait to see what’s coming.

20:35 – Why I hope AT&T loses the 5G E lawsuit

AT&T is full of $%!^.

29:55 – OnePlus 7: Here’s what it needs to take on the best

There are a few ways we think OnePlus could really up its game and stand toe-to-toe with the big boys…

OnePlus is now a top-five high-end smartphone maker in the US

…but maybe it doesn’t have to, because it seems to be doing pretty well where it is.

We’ll get our first look at a OnePlus 5G prototype at MWC 2019

Plus, OnePlus will have a new 5G phone to show off at MWC.

44:15 – Opinion: These are my 7 essential smartphone features

What makes or breaks a smartphone is pretty personal, so C. Scott Brown is laying out his must-haves. Vote for yours!

Meanwhile, here are some stories we couldn’t cover on the podcast

When you have two tough competitors at this price point, you have to wonder what all the four-digit price tags are for.

Google Pixel is fastest-growing US smartphone brand, but context is key

The Google Pixel 3 is a great phone and this sounds like great news, but how great is another question.

LG G8 ThinQ to pack OLED screen that can be used as an amplifier

It used to be a rumor, but now LG has confirmed that the LG G8’s screen will work as a loudspeaker. It might also have a bottom-firing speaker, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Google is getting more serious about making its own chips

Google has picked up over a dozen new microchip engineers of late. Are gChips Google’s new processors?

Who wants to win a POCOphone F1?

This week, we’re giving away a brand new Pocophone F1Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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