5G Smartphones Move beyond the Hype at MWC 2019

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By David McQueen | 2Q 2019 | IN-5447


5G Makes Its Mark


Leading up to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), there was ample speculation about smartphones on display at the show with 5G connectivity, foldable displays, or perhaps both, bringing much needed innovation to device design. While MWC did not disappoint, there was a distinct feeling at the show that what was on offer were the first footholds in a wider world of new device innovation, rather than any semblance of the defining finished device.

The Reality of 5G Smartphones Creeps Ever Closer


Taking its cue from last year’s hype, 5G was again one of the broader smartphone themes at MWC. Aside from the expected buzz around foldable devices, notably from Huawei with its Mate X, as is often the case at MWC, the major smartphone vendors showcased a raft of new flagships, with offerings announced from Nokia, Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi, LG, and ZTE all at the fore, many of which had 5G integration. Samsung had already taken the liberty of introducing its Galaxy S10 smartphone range before MWC at its &ldqu…

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