Huawei Mate X: Late Techs or Latex? ft. Nicole Scott, Adam Conway | #PNWeekly 347

It’s been the busiest Mobile World Congress in a long time and we have all the goods, foldable or not, to show for it on this episode of the Weekly!

A Nokia-inspired QWERTY slider in 2019? Meet the F(x)tec Pro 1

It’s not just a phone with a sliding keyboard. F(x)tec is a privately-funded startup that has ideas to bring back functionality to Android.

OnePlus launches competition to develop the killer 5G app

The phone maker is partnering with EE UK to encourage developers to make the killer 5G app of their dreams. The winners have much to gain from their pitch.

TCL has 5G smartphone, router and USB hub

The big 5G product from TCL coming this year is a USB hub for laptops to gain bonker internet speeds for streaming from anywhere.

Huawei Mate X is “world’s fastest foldable 5G phone”

The Chinese telecom giant is prodding Samsung and its Galaxy Fold with this new device that folds flat. But the Huawei Mate X doesn’t lie flat.

Huawei MateBook 14 brings a new size to straight PC performance

A 14-inch laptop with the ports you want and the battery life you need might be found in the Huawei MateBook 14, coming soon.

Next-gen Huawei MateBook X Pro now GTX2080-ready

A year on, Huawei has decided to tweak the MateBook X Pro just a bit with stronger fans, strong silicon and building upon its strengths.

Entire Alcatel line-up of MWC 2019 budget phones leaked

Alcatel has had six of its budget phones leak out, specs and all. And we’re about to learn more from the company about its smartphones at MWC 2019.

LG K40, K50 and Q60 set for MWC 2019

Not exactly flagship salivation as with the G8 or V50, but there are three new mid-range Android phones from LG coming to Barcelona next week.

ZTE Axon 10 Pro, a 5G phone, headed for MWC 2019

ZTE is trudging its way through to MWC 2019 after an intense year-and-a-half with not much to show for it. Will the Axon 10 Pro get the attention it needs?

LG bets on 5G over foldables to grow smartphone sales

The company did think about producing a 5G foldable phone, but considers its appeal to be too limited for the growth that LG desperately needs.

Xiaomi Mi 9 launch scheduled for February 20, may be at MWC event

The Xiaomi Mi 9 officially shares a launch date with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and could appear at the company’s booth at MWC 2019.

MWC 2019 rumor roundup: 5G, foldables, buttonless phones and more! [U]

LG, Sony, Nokia, Huwaei, Xiaomi, OnePlus, vivo, Energizer and ZTE will be bringing phones to MWC 2019 that we will be talking about. Here’s our rumor trail!

OnePlus 5G test device will be at MWC 2019

If you’ll be attending MWC 2019, you’re invited to head over to the Qualcomm booth and see OnePlus’s 5G phone prototype… and even game on it!

LG G8 ThinQ confirmed to feature a Time of Flight selfie camera

Much like how the iPhone can sense depth with its selfie camera system to do things like Face ID, LG says its G8 ThinQ can do the same.

Sony Xperia XA3 may have 21:9 “CinemaWide” display

Those 21:9 displays we’ve been peeping at on the Sony Xperia XA3 and XZ4 may have a name to them you’ll hear in ads and other marketing.

There is a OnePlus MWC event, but we probably won’t see the OnePlus 7

OnePlus has seeded invitations to an event it will be holding at MWC 2019. But it looks like it will be for professionals looking for a job.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G may be Sprint’s first 5G phone to be announced next month

Both the 4G-only LG G8 ThinQ and the LG V50 ThinQ 5G will be announced at MWC 2019, South Korean media has learned. And it will be a pretty penny.

LG’s 5G phone will be bigger and better at MWC 2019

LG loves to tease its phones out to the media well before they are released and it intends to give its 5G trailblazer device the same treatment.

Buttonless vivo APEX 2019 is company’s first 5G phone

It’s thin, seamless, has a big, bright, buzzing display and isn’t exactly ready to be sold yet. But we’ll get our first hands-on experiences at MWC 2019.

Xiaomi confirms media briefing prior to MWC 2019

It’s more than a booth in Barcelona: it will be the largest splash the Chinese firm will have put down around MWC time. Better be worth it, right?

Moto G7 launch reportedly in Brazil late February

Motorola could be pulling a 2018 in 2019 with the launch of new Moto G phones before MWC takes place in late February. How soon?
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LG G8 will be separate from 5G phone, have droplet notch and 3D-sensing camera

The folding phone, an entirely different device, will be late to arrive as well. And the early part of the year will see a mid-ranger take hold.

Samsung’s first foldable phone moves closer to (limited) release, Galaxy S10 could debut at CES 2019

Codenamed “Valley” for many years, Samsung’s foldable smartphone project now carries a pompous “Winner” alias, reportedly eyeing a February 2019 public announcement. The more conventional Galaxy S10 could see daylight in January.
NOA N7 and NOA N1

NOA N7 and N1 hands-on at MWC 2018 (video)

Croatian smartphone manufacturer NOA didn’t just bring its notched N10 prototype handset to MWC 2018. The company also launched two more design-savvy, ultra-widescreen, dual-camera phones, the mid-range N7 and lower-end N1.