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This week in Android: MWC 2019 wrap up
MWC 2019 has come to a close, and it was one of the most exciting trade shows in recent memory. We got a ton of new and notable technology, and we gave out our awards accordingly. We put our hands on the HUAWEI Mate X, HUAWEI’s first foldable phone. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Mate X folds around the outside of the device. It’s a great design, though we can’t decide which is better. Naturally, HUAWEI is not impressed with Samsung’s efforts.
Beyond the Mate X, there was a tidal wave of phones coming out of MWC. We saw the Sony Xperia 1, the Nokia 9 Pureview, the LG G8, the LG V50, as well as a host of other connected devices. It was a 5G fest, and that’s just the news in Barcelona. Outside of Spain, we saw new hardware from Google, new hardware for Google Assistant, and a cool new device from HTC.
Here are your top stories from MWC 2019
2:15 – The best phones of MWC 2019
The awards are in! Here are our choices for favorite tech from MWC 2019 — phones and beyond.
4:10 – This smartphone has an 18,000mAh battery, looks dangerously heavy
You always said you’d take a thicker phone if it got you a bigger battery. Energizer is calling your bluff in a big way.
The HUAWEI Mate X brings a lot to the table — a foldable design, 5G, and monster specs — but it’s going to cost a lot as well.
30:45 – Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: Five cameras aim for mobile magic
Nokia’s next PureView camera is here, and this time it has five sensors. We’ve got all the specifications for you and we’ll even tell you where to pick one up.
37:15 – LG G8 ThinQ hands-on: Bland on the outside, blistering on the inside
The LG G8 is LG’s latest flagship is a little boring on the outside, but it’s packing some great internals that will keep you going all day.
Meanwhile, LG announced its first 5G phone, the LG V50, and we’ve got all the details you need to know, including the future of LG’s 5G phones.
45:30 – Xiaomi announces Mi Mix 3 5G: Snapdragon 855, 5G connectivity for 599 euros
Meanwhile, Xiaomi announced its first 5G phone with a familiar look and a surprising price tag.
51:15 – Sony Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus hands-on: embracing the super tall display
Sony is taking things to the tallest extreme with a large forehead and a 21:9 aspect ratio, just like in the movies!
Here are your some other stories from MWC 2019 and beyond Barcelona
2:30 – nubia just announced a phone-smartwatch hybrid with a flexible screen and it looks insane
nubia has a new smartphone/smartwatch hybrid with a flexible screen and a camera module. It’s pretty sci-fi looking, but is it for you?
19:30 – HTC 5G Hub is an ultra-powerful Android smart display and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot
Speaking of hybrids, HTChas a Google Home/tablet/hotspot hybrid device that will power your home network, or the rest of your devices on the go.
32:10 – Motorola RAZR foldable phone is still coming soon
We’re not done with foldable phones yet because Motorola confirmed that its foldable is coming soon.
39:55 – Physical Google Assistant buttons are coming to more phones along with new features
Google Assistant is getting a dedicated button on a lot more phones, and with that some added functionality.
47:40 – The Google Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite are probably coming soon
And of course, that’s not the only hardware we’ll be seeing sooner rather than later, we hope.
Meanwhile, here is a story we couldn’t cover on either podcast
Samsung Galaxy Fold is just for rich people, and Samsung knows it
Samsung seems to have a pretty good idea who will buy the Galaxy Fold, but we’re still trying to figure out who the Galaxy S10e is for.
Who wants to win a Samsung Galaxy S10?
This week, we’re giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!
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