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MWC Barcelona 2019 – the latest smartphone industry trends

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The Mobile World Congress – MWC Barcelona 2019 – is here. More than 100,000 mobile industry insiders, telecom specialists, professionals, analysts, reporters, and admirers of the most advanced devices have gathered to explore the wonders of the latest technology. Tech giants such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and Vivo unveiled their innovations just before the show, but here we list some notable smartphones that have been presented at MWC.

LG V50 ThinQ

South Korea’s LG Electronics has unveiled its first 5G smartphone with a dual screen, the V50 ThinQ. The two screens are independant, enabling users to watch videos on one screen and browse the Internet on the other. Qualcomm’s cutting-edge Snapdragon 855 chipset together with a X50 5G modem will power the V50 model to support high-resolution games and data-rich applications without latency. The phone, with a 6.4-inch OLED full vision display, is equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery and vapor chamber technology for better heat dissipation to improve the performance of the high-function phone.

LG G8 ThinQ

The world’s seventh biggest smartphone maker has launched their 4G flagship model, the G8 ThinQ, that can be unlocked without touching the screen. The device is equipped with time-of-flight (ToF) camera and infrared sensors used for scrutinizing blood vessels in the palm to allow users to unlock their phones simply by holding a hand over a front-facing camera. The G8 ThinQ camera can scan in three dimensions, thus making the phone more secure than those with a fingerprint unlock.

Nokia 9 PureView 

Nokia, another global leader in digital innovations, has introduced the world’s first smartphone with a unique photography system – the new Nokia 9 PureView. The phone is capable of simultaneously capturing pictures from five cameras and combining them into one single image. It essentially uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to select the best components of each picture and form a true-to-life image. Nokia claims that the camera’s auto-adjust exposure architecture is able to collect 10 times more light than a traditional smartphone sensor.

 

Apart from the five-camera setup, the Nokia 9 PureView has a 5.99-inch 1440×2880 OLED display, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, a 3,320 mAh battery with wireless charging support, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 20 MP front-facing camera. The device runs Android 9 Pie and is part of the Android One platform.

Sony Xperia 1

The chief innovation from Japan’s tech giant Sony comes in the form of the Xperia1, which includes the latest advanced phone technology. Featuring a magnificent 21:9 CinemaWideTM 4K HDR OLED 6.5-inch display and pro-quality triple lens camera system, the Sony Xperia1 runs on the Qualcomm 855 chipset, has 6 GB of RAM and supports microSD storage expansion up to 512 GB. The company has adopted the 21:9 screen aspect ratio to indulge film viewers, since that is the format favored for most movies on Netflix and other streaming services. In addition, the Xperia1 is the first Sony smartphone with a triple camera that uses a 12 MP wide sensor, 12 MP telephoto and a 12 MP super wide sensor, enabling users to take photographs that perfectly fit the entire screen.