MWC – Huawei P30 Pro appears

MWC   Huawei P30 Pro appears

A strange one this. The upcoming P30 Pro flagship, which hasn’t been launched, got shown off to Digital Trends today. However, there were a few caveats. First, they couldn’t take a photo of the front, second, it wasn’t actually the real device – it was actually a dummy model and also the fact that this might not actually be the colour you’ll be getting.

Apart from that though, this is your first look at the new phone. We presume they’re hiding the front because of an in-display camera or other type of trickery but what we do know is that it has the Huawei codename (Vogue) and the Leica codename (Link) slapped on the back.

MWC   Huawei P30 Pro appears
Three cameras, no doubt different lens types, sit on the elevated section of the back, dual speakers down the bottom (plus USB-C) and possibly 5G on the inside.

MWC   Huawei P30 Pro appears MWC   Huawei P30 Pro appears

More as we get it, but this is all that’s really known right now.

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MWC – Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

MWC   Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phoneWe’ve seen foldable phones in Barcelona, and – in years past (actually, it was 2016!) – we’ve seen flexible displays. The latter was actually first brought to our attention as a possible wearable by FlexEnable but they didn’t have the necessary capacity to make it a full-on production device.

Now though, from numbia, is this – the Alpha. It’s a wearable phone with a 4″ wrap-around display, and WiFi, Bluetooth – all the bits you’d expect. No need for a separate smartphone to hook into – this has an eSIM and lets you send texts, make calls and access the internet. You can also take photos with the 5 megapixel camera or do video calls. They’ve tested that screen with over 100,000 flexes, so it should be sturdy enough.

MWC   Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

It’s water-resistant sop you can use it in the shower and is made with stainless steel. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU and has a 500mAh battery which is charged off a magnetic charging base with quick-charge tech. It’ll run for 48 hours on standby and, in addition to being a phone, it’ll also do all the smartwatch activity like activity tracking and sleep logging.

MWC   Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

MWC   Meet the nubia Alpha wearable phone

Along with the eSIM smartphone version, there’ll also be a Bluetooth version available in April for €449, which will probably work out at £399. The 4G version looks to be arriving at the same time, albeit in China first (Europ in Q3 and North America in Q4) for €549 (probably £499) if you want the black or €649 for the Gold plated (probably £599).

Flashy promotional videos below..

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Hands On with the Nokia 9 PureView

Nokia’s new flagship phone has a crazy array of five cameras on the back, which use technology from Light to produce images with impressive quality and unique features. It’s also a nice flagship phone in its own right, finally bringing the Nokia brand back to the high end of the market. What does it feel like to hold? What’s it like to use the camera? We checked it out.

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Hands On with the Samsung Galaxy A50 and A30

Samsung is going in a new direction with its A series of mid-range phones. Previous models married an understated but very premium design with popular features like Samsung Pay, with mid-range specs and prices. With the A30 and A50, Samsung is getting more adventurous with both the design and the features. They have dazzling prismatic finishes and surprising features like in-display fingerprint reader and 25-megapixel cameras. Now that everyone can make “premium” metal-and-glass designs at almost any price point, Samsung is experimenting with a material it calls “Glasstic” for the back. How is it? We checked ’em out.

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MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

I’m kinda on the fence with the wide slit on the back of this thing. Sure, I like cameras and yes, all the phones here seem to be brimming with them, but the letterbox shape on the back is a bit distracting for me, especially with some of the lovely colours.

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

Those rear shooters are as follows – a telephoto 12 megapixel (f2.4), a wide-angle 12 megapixel dual pixel and a 16 megapixel ultra wide lens. These will deliver up to 2X optical zoom and then 10X digital zoom. Up front there’s a 10 megapixel dual pixel selfie camera.

The phone weighs in at just 157 grams, the Galaxy S10. It has a 6.1″ Quad HD+ Curved Dynamic AMOLED 19:9 screen. It comes with 8GB RAM and then 128GB storage plus a microSD card slot so you can whack in another 512GB.

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

It’s got wireless fast charging, wireless powershare and a 3400mAh battery plus all the usual sensors you’d expect and an ultrasonic fingerprint reader plus face recognition. Powered by Android 9.0 Pie, there’s also NFC for contactless payments, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, dual-band WiFi and, yes, we’ve taken a look at the 5G model here in these photos.

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

If you want more information on this handset, check our earlier story from the launch or check out all the places to buy it.

Here’s some more photos to soak up, just in case you need help choosing a colour 🙂

MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.
MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.
MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.
MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.
MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.


MWC – Up close. The Samsung Galaxy S10.

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HTC Blockchain Phone Now Available in USD

HTC’s blockchain-focused phone — the Exodus 1 — will be available to buy for $699 in the US, starting in March. The Exodus 1 was initially available to buy only using cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH, or LTC. The company is also extending its Zion digital wallet with an API, which will be integrated with the Opera browser. Users can interact, transact with, and login to web services directly using their private keys held securely on their device. This includes micro-payments to content sites, for example. The Exodus 1 lets users store and track cryptocurrencies. The phone, essentially identical in hardware to the HTC U12+, has a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB of DDR4x RAM, 128 GB of UFS2.1 storage, Cat. 18 LTE, a 3,500 mAh battery, 6-inch quad-HD display, and IP68 water resistance. It supports US LTE networks with bands 2/4/5/12/13/41/66, plus other global LTE bands, WCDMA, and GSM.

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MWC – Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
So, 5G, right? For £499? Well, that’ll tick a few boxes with a lot of people methinks.

The Mi Mix 3 is showing right now on the Mi.com site and she slides baby. She slides. That 6.39″ Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED has a 19.5:9 aspect at 2340 x 1080 (403 PPI) with a 60000:1 contrast ratio and consumes nearly the entire frontage of the handset. Some 93.4% and it’s pushed the camera off the screen completely.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

No notch. No hole. You slip the magnetic rear-end up and the magnetic slider reveals the camera arrangement.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi here call it a “new type of screen interaction” and a “new way to capture”. At the back of the slider is a couple of 12 megapixel shooters which have super low-light performance and AI for scene detection and a whole host of cleverness we’ve recently seen in our Xiaomi reviews. Up front is a 24 megapixel and a 2 megapixel arrangement for “real time video background blurring”. You also get the whole AI beauty modes.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

This is pretty much the only phone we’ve seen in the last few hours that isn’t powered by the Snapdragon 855. Instead it’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 running up to 2.8GHz, but hey – 2.8GHz is still ruddy quick. It has 128GB on-board storage and 6GB memory plus an Adreno 630 GPU running up to 710MHz.

There’s a 3200mAh battery with wireless charging and you can get it in blue or black.

Other bits include a USB-C two-way charging port, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, WiFi, 4G and 5G. There’s also a fingerprint sensor.

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MWC -3MK have new cases to show us

MWC  3MK have new cases to show us

So we know that 3MK make some awesome screen protectors that we saw last year whilst we were here. Since then I have been using their screen protection for my various phones since then. They have not let me down and survived the various trails and tribulations that I put my phones through.

I decided that I would go by and see what they had that was new this year. It was then I was greeted with people dropping phones from quite a height onto a solid stone base.

Now obviously I had to give this a shot so here is the resulting video.

The screen protector that was used in this test would obviously have to be replaced but the really impressive thing is I was not taking it easy on that nail and it didn’t go through the screen of the phone which was really impressive. It is part of the InvisibleCase range that we discovered last year

MWC  3MK have new cases to show us

The case that the phone was in is really well made and feels good in the hand. It is called the ArmourCase and has an Absorber rating of 3. This is new for this year and was what I used in the video above.

You also have experience Clearcase which has a slightly lower Absorber level of 2. These case, were released last year but this is the first I am seeing of them.

They both share a similar design style and the levels of absorption are actually the height that the case can be dropped from and the phone survive at least these are the tested heights. The cases are drop tested like in the video to either 2m or 3m.

Here is a clip explaining the Absorber technology.

MWC  3MK have new cases to show us

It has a really nice back pattern to allow you to get a good grip on it whilst using the phone.

MWC  3MK have new cases to show us

Obviously, this is designed to help you not drop the phone but if that were to happen then it wouldn’t be a disaster because as you can see from the video it will absorb all the impact force.

In other great news, 3MK are currently looking to set up in the UK and will hopefully be doing so this year so you will be able to potentially have them fit your screen protection for you when you are visiting your local mall. Watch this space for more details when we have them.

In the meantime you can buy the 3mk Clearcase from Amazon by going to this link.

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MWC – Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9
She’s got a waterdrop notch and will be available in lavender violet, ocean blue or a piano black. You’ll get yourself a transparent one too, and no matter how real or not real that whole CPU / NFC rear-end is, we still like staring at it like crazy.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

Go on. Admit it. That’s doing something to you, deep inside..

Based on Android 9 Pie, the Mi 9 runs MIUI 10.2 and has a bright 6.39″ 19.5:9 Full HD+ OLED display (kicking out 403 ppi) and gives a 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. It has a Reading Mode, a Sunlit Mode and gets a 600-nit brightness with High Brightness Mode.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

Inside, and a chip we’re seeing everywhere here in Barcelona, is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU with an Adreno 640 GPU. Next to that is 6GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage or 128GB storage depending on the flavour you get. There’s no microSD.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

Wireless charging is here, so that’s 20W with a non-Qi proprietary charger OR 10W with Qi wireless charging and it has a 3,300mAh battery.

Camera tech, and that 48 megapixel shooter is back – a Sony senor which a wide-angle lens and f/1.75 aperture. It sites next to a 12
megapixel telephoto Samsung lens and a 16 megapixel 117° ultra wide-angle Sony one. LED flash support and laser autofocus. You’ll be taking very nice photos.

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

Up front, a 20 megapixel Xiaomi AI camera with a load of beauty functions.

The in-display fingerprint sensor from the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro is here again and you get the usual dollop of NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, dual-frequency GPS and a USB-C port.

You can get more details of this one on the mi.com site or buy one right now on Amazon for less than £400!

MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9 MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9 MWC   Up close. The Xiaomi Mi 9

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Hands On with the LG V50 ThinQ

LG’s V50 ThinQ is the first 5G phone for Sprint, and the first phone in the US to use 5G on low-frequency bands that provide broad coverage. LG took the V40 and somehow added both 5G and a larger battery, without making it any bigger. It keeps the V40’s triple cameras, and other hallmark features of the V-series like wireless charging, 3.5mm audio jack… and memory card support. LG didn’t leave anything out. There’s also a sleek new design. How is it? We took it for a quick spin.

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