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.
This simply massive Energizer phone proves that a phone really can have too much juice.
It’s much more than a simple hotspot, but too bulky to be a smartphone and too small to be a tablet.
We couldn't make a pun out of "hubris" and "Huawei" so you can have this subhead instead.
Why buy a whole new phone when you can just upgrade one you already have?
It's a nice idea, but it's far from perfectly implemented.
We are not convinced.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs.
Though its not clear why a case maker would be actively showing off accessories for a phone that hasnt been announced.
Is there a word for that yet?
And EE will stock it in the UK.
Google’s been making some serious strides with Assistant over the past couple years.
Great, now the AI is mimicking my parents.
Alcatel was careful to say that these devices are just prototypes for now.
Which is perhaps why it was pulled from the keynote.
Not the same phone, we should add.
Prototype model only, so this probably isn't much like the final model.
EE is going big on 5G phones.
For anyone who misses their dual-monitor setup when they’re on the road, Lenovo’s ThinkVision M14 might be the perfect companion.
A million megabytes, smaller than your thumbnail.
Phones are getting weird again.
This is a folding phone, of sorts, but not the kind you were expecting.
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.
Looks like there's a phone and a tablet, and one of them looks... Well see for yourself. Thankfully it's a concept.
So many lenses.
It's not ready.
Good thing Samsung went with Galaxy Fold and not Galaxy X.
Bring laptops to a mobile conference. That's the Hua-way.
See the phone up close, ahead of whatever is on show at MWC.
But no UK pricing yet.
In a lot of ways, the Mi 9 an ideal of example of what a good mid-range device should be.
There's no escaping phone calls when they're literally on you.
This time from ZTE sub-brand Nubia.
So we can take a look and guess what the final thing will be like.
We're still a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress, but the phone announcements are already starting.
Brace yourselves, folds are coming.
At Mobile World Congress, of course.
Well a phone called the Razr. Like that Nokia 3310 from a few years back.