New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) From smartphones to headsets, the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain that kicks off from Monday would see several tech titans take the centre-stage to showcase their latest innovations.
Here’s a list of some the most impressive gadgets to look forward to at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.
Huawei’s foldable Mate X 5G
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei will introduce its first 5G-enabled foldable smartphone at the world’s biggest mobile fair.
This would be just four days after Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold. However, the 5G connectivity gives it an advantage over Samsung Fold which is a 4G-only device.
LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50
LG’s flagship G8 ThinQ smartphone sports Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in its front camera for 3D face unlock and Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology that would make use of the phone’s display as an audio amplifier.
The V50 is expected to look similar to the V40 ThinQ which launched just a few months ago. Its Sprint variant, with a bright and gaudy yellow 5G icon on the rear of the phone was leaked some time back.
Sony’s flagship Xperia 1
Japan-based Sony is likely to show off four new phones next week at MWC 2019.
One of the devices to be showcased could be the flaship Xperia 1 smartphone, the mid-range Xperia 10 and the 10 Plus (renamed versions of the Xperia XA3), and a cheaper Xperia L3.
Sony Xperia 1 is expected to have a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display with 21:9 “cinema-wide” aspect ratio and would be the company’s first phone with a triple set-up camera with 12MP lenses.
The tech giant is likely to unveil a new HoloLens headset at the MWC 2019.
The HoloLens 2 is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset and offer a higher resolution display and wider field of view.
Microsoft HoloLens was a virtual reality (VR) headset with transparent lenses for an Augmented Reality (AR) experience.
Nokia 9 PureView
Finnish company HMD Global that manufactures and markets Nokia-branded phones is set to host a pre-MWC event in Barcelona in which it could launch the Nokia 9 PureView alongside other phones.
The Nokia 9 PureView is rumoured to feature a penta-lens camera set-up at the back.