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MWC 2019: From penta-camera smartphone to foldable device; day one in pics

With the introduction of foldable smartphones at the MWC Barcelona, South Korean giant Samsung and Chinese technology player Huawei have revolutionised the future of handheld devices

Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia 9 PureView

BS Web Team New Delhi
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HMD Global, the Finnish company which owns the rights to use the Nokia brand for mobile phones, has launched a smartphone with an array of five camera lenses designed to appeal to photo enthusiasts. The Nokia 9 PureView heads a range of smartphones announced by HMD on Sunday, including an entry-level and two mid-level handsets, all designed to work with Google's Android One, which guarantees two years' of operating system upgrades. Nokia also unveiled three budget smartphones- the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2. One feature phone is also on the list - the Nokia 210.

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With the introduction of true foldable smartphones at the MWC Barcelona, Chinese technology player Huawei have revolutionised the future of handheld devices. Huawei "Mate X" is a 5G-enabled foldable smartphone that costs 2,299 euros. According to Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu, Mate X is the fastest 5G phone backed by the Balong 5000 modem. Samsung did not reveal modem specifications for Galaxy Fold in particular.

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Foldable phones appear to be the trend of 2019. South Korean giant Samsung and Chinese technology player Huawei unveil the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and Huawei Mate X. Not to be left behind, Oppo has teased its own foldable phone. Oppo’s handset is similar to the Mate X rather than the Galaxy Fold. The reason being that the phone has only one display that folds outward instead of having two displays of which one would fold inwards.

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At the MWC 2019, LG unveiled the V50 ThinQ 5G as well as the G8 ThinQ and the G8s ThinQ. At the Center de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), LG introduced its first 5G phone, LG V50ThinQ 5G, alongside the new LG G8ThinQ for a double dose of excitement.

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Launching its products for the first time at 2019 MWC, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Sunday unveiled its maiden 5G smartphone -- Mi Mix 3 5G -- starting at euro 599 (Rs 48,258). The Mi Mix 3 5G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, paired with the chipmaker's AX50 5G modem. The phone will be commercially available from May this year, he said.

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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 8:36 PM IST

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