The Mobile World Congress closed on Tuesday, and as expected, folding screens and 5G were the big stars of the most significant exhibition dedicated to mobile phones.
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was an opportunity for mobile phone companies to showcase their new products. While folding smartphones have been popular, manufacturers widely promoted the new 5G mobile network, which provides speeds that rival fiber.
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Samsung opened the ball this year with an early announcement. Among its new S10 series is the S10 5G, with a 6.7-inch display, a quad lens camera and a 4,500 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold was also present at the MWC, even though it was protected behind a window. Samsung’s new foldable smartphone will be available in a 5G version. It has a 4.6-inch display on the outside and a large 7.3-inch display on the inside that unfolds.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has chosen not to create a new model for the 5G, but to update the Mi Mix 3 launched in October 2018. A small hardware update is required to upgrade to Snapdragon 855; the manufacturer takes the opportunity to add a 3,800 mAh battery.
Huawei Mate X
Huawei has made a substantial contribution to 5G by launching several products to take advantage of its own Kirin 980 processor and 5G Balong 5000 modem, first of all, the 5G CPE Pro router, which will allow you to enjoy the 5G network with all the devices in the house. However, the most notable is the Huawei Mate X, a 5G folding phone. When unfolded, the screen measures 8 inches. When folded, the displays remain outside, giving a front screen of 6.6 inches and a rear screen of 6.38 inches.
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G
Another Chinese manufacturer, ZTE, has unveiled its new Axon 10 Pro 5G. It includes a 6.47-inch screen, 128GB of storage and of course the Snapdragon 855, which should be available before summer.
LG V50 ThinQ
For the launch of the 5G, LG has devised a solution that is different from folding models. The V50 ThinQ has a second display as an accessory that also serves as a shell. It is therefore technically foldable, but the two screens are separate. The main screen is 6.4 inches long, while the second one is 6.1 inches long.
Sony Xperia 5G
The Japanese manufacturer Sony also took advantage of the MWC to present an Xperia 5G smartphone still in the prototype stage. The brand mentioned the launch will be soon but did not provide any further details, other than the Snapdragon 855 processor and a 21:9 aspect ratio display.