Everything That Happened at MWC 2019

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We feel like we've barely recovered from CES last month, but already the second big tech event of the year is going on: this time, it's MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress is where all the big phone companies (and others) come together to show off everything they didn't feel like showing us at CES. That means new flagships, new gadgets, and lots of tech innovations that the general public won't get to see anytime soon.

If you want to stay up to date with all the news and announcements, but can't be dealing with scrolling through everything on Giz, then we have you covered. Over the course of the next few days we'll be updating this post with all our MWC 2019 content, and since our news ed Tom is on the job in Barcelona we'll have plenty for you to enjoy.

Of course, if you prefer, you can also keep up to date by checking the MWC 2019 tag page, too. We like giving you plenty of options.

Energizer's Extra Juicy Phone Is Super Thick

This simply massive Energizer phone proves that a phone really can have too much juice.


HTC's Hotspot is Actually Cool

It’s much more than a simple hotspot, but too bulky to be a smartphone and too small to be a tablet.


BMW Gets Touchy-Feely With its Latest In-Car Innovations

Expanded gesture control and gaze recognition incoming.

Sony Made a 5G Phone Just to Prove It Can

It's not going on sale.

"Go Ahead, Copy Our Mate X Folding Phone" Says Huawei

We couldn't make a pun out of "hubris" and "Huawei" so you can have this subhead instead.


Forget 5G Phones - All You Need is a 5G Mod, Says Motorola

Why buy a whole new phone when you can just upgrade one you already have?


The Mate 20 X Will Be Huawei's First 5G Phone

Not the P30.

The Nubia Alpha is a Bit Wonky, But it's Still an Interesting Take on the Smartwatch

It's a nice idea, but it's far from perfectly implemented.


Is This Really the Huawei P30 Pro?

We are not convinced.


Samsung's Doing Everything It Can to Make the Galaxy Fold's Crease Invisible

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs.


Phone Cases Give us Another Look at the Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite

Though its not clear why a case maker would be actively showing off accessories for a phone that hasnt been announced.


The Nubia Alpha Means There are Now Flexible Watches That are Also Phones

Is there a word for that yet?


HTC's Made a 5G Mobile Hub

And EE will stock it in the UK.


Now You Can Boss Google Assistant Around in the Messages App and More Languages

Google’s been making some serious strides with Assistant over the past couple years.


AI Told Me Off for Not Brushing My Teeth Properly

Great, now the AI is mimicking my parents.


With its Flexy Phone Concepts, Alcatel is Playing the Long Game

Alcatel was careful to say that these devices are just prototypes for now.


Oppo's Folding Phone is Too Similar to Huawei's

Which is perhaps why it was pulled from the keynote.


Energizer Unveils 5G Foldable Phone, Handset with ENORMOUS Battery

Not the same phone, we should add.


This is Our First Glimpse at the OnePlus 7 5G

Prototype model only, so this probably isn't much like the final model.


The OnePlus 7 5G is Exclusive to EE in the UK

EE is going big on 5G phones.


Lenovo's External USB-C Display Could Be on Every Laptop User's Wishlist

For anyone who misses their dual-monitor setup when they’re on the road, Lenovo’s ThinkVision M14 might be the perfect companion.


World's First 1TB MicroSD Cards Shown Off at MWC

A million megabytes, smaller than your thumbnail.


Sony Made Some Tallboy Phones and They're Pretty Awesome

Phones are getting weird again.


LG’s First 5G Phone Can Turn Into a Dual Screen Sandwich

This is a folding phone, of sorts, but not the kind you were expecting.


The LG G8 Will Make You Feel Like a Magician, Sort of

LG's decided to get spicy by testing out an all-new method of biometric security, while simultaneously trying to revive what was until now a long-abandoned gimmick.


Hololens 2 Brings us Augmented Reality That's Smarter, More Comfortable, and Actually Lets You See Things

You still don't have enough money to buy one, though.


Alcatel is Doing Foldable Phones Too, and One of Them Looks Pretty Bad

Looks like there's a phone and a tablet, and one of them looks... Well see for yourself. Thankfully it's a concept.


The 5-Camera Nokia 9 PureView Speaks to the Photographer's Soul

So many lenses.


Xiaomi's Foldable Phone is Still a Work in Progress

It's not ready.


Everything We Know About the Huawei Mate X, the Company's Own Take on Foldable Phones (Updated)

Good thing Samsung went with Galaxy Fold and not Galaxy X.


Huawei's Just Announced Some New Laptops, Including Another Matebook X Pro and Matebook 14

Bring laptops to a mobile conference. That's the Hua-way.


Official Hands On Video Gives us a Closer Look at the Samsung Galaxy Fold

See the phone up close, ahead of whatever is on show at MWC.


Xiomi's Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 5G are Coming to Europe

But no UK pricing yet.


Xiaomi's Mi 9 is a Promising Mid-Range Tease

In a lot of ways, the Mi 9 an ideal of example of what a good mid-range device should be.


Nubia's Bracelet-Phone Will Be at Mobile World Congress

There's no escaping phone calls when they're literally on you.


Looks Like Another Foldable Phone is Heading to MWC

This time from ZTE sub-brand Nubia.


OnePlus Will be Showing off a 5G Prototype at MWC

So we can take a look and guess what the final thing will be like.


LG Officially Announces Next Flagship Phone

We're still a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress, but the phone announcements are already starting.


Looks Like Huawei's Folding Phone Will be Unveiled on 24th February

Brace yourselves, folds are coming.


We Might Get Oppo's Folding Phone In February

At Mobile World Congress, of course.


The Foldable Phone Craze May See the Return of the Motorola Razr

Well a phone called the Razr. Like that Nokia 3310 from a few years back.