Best of MWC 2019 Awards: Android Authority’s favorite products from the show

We’ve come up with a list of our top ten favorite products from the show, from 5G to super-fast charging accessories. In no particular order, here are Android Authority’s picks for the Best of MWC 2019.

Nokia 9 PureView

HMD Global doesn’t often launch phones that can rival the best, but when it does, it seems to impress us every time. The Nokia 9 PureView is the latest such device, offering a stellar design and a total of six cameras. Seriously, check out the full list of Nokia 9 specs right here.

Read and watch: Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: Five cameras aim for mobile magic

It’s not winning one of our Best of MWC 2019 awards just because of its six cameras, though. One of the best aspects of this phone is the price. You’ll be able to purchase the Nokia 9 in March for roughly 599 euros, which quite frankly seems like a steal.

Huawei Mate X

Foldable phones are all the rage at MWC 2019, and the Huawei Mate X is one of the best — not just according to us, but according to you, our dear readers!

Read and watch: Huawei Mate X first look: 5G flexibility in a foldable form factor

The Huawei Mate X was designed a little differently than other foldables. Instead of featuring the larger, folding display on the inside, the Mate X’s folding 8-inch OLED display is on the outside. That means when you fold it into a traditional phone shape, you’ll have a display on the front and back. We think that makes for an overall sleeker design, though that may be at the expense of durability.

It’s pricey, but it’s so cool. That’s why the Huawei Mate X is winning one of our Best of MWC 2019 awards.

Oppo 10x optical zoom

A couple days before MWC 2019 official started, Oppo showed off its 10x lossless zoom camera system.

This 10x zoom tech is achieved thanks to Oppo’s new triple-camera system, which includes a 48MPmain sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, and the 10x zoom telephoto lens. Check out how it works in this video.

The fact that Oppo was able to pack this tech into a smartphone without making it extremely bulky is impressive. We can expect to see it in Oppo’s next smartphone, expected to come out in Q2 2019.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung unveiled its foldable smartphone a few days before MWC 2019, but we’re still including it on our list.

Since foldable smartphones are still a new product category, every company seems to have a different take on just how the device should fold. Samsung’s device folds open like a book and features a Dynamic OLED display on the inside. When closed, there’s a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel on the front.

Even though plenty of companies are announcing foldable phones this year, Samsung’s is definitely one of — if not the most — polished. You can read more about the Galaxy Fold right here.

Microsoft HoloLens 2

Microsoft recently announced a follow-up to its futuristic HoloLens headset from 2015, and it’s making the second version smaller and more affordable. Well, we wouldn’t call $3,500 ‘affordable’, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Constructed of carbon fiber, the Microsoft HoloLens 2 was made to be worn for hours without the need to take it off from discomfort. It can track users’ eyes and hands, allowing them to “touch” virtual objects and interact more easily with menus. Plus, Microsoft more than doubled the HoloLens’ field-of-view this time around — a welcome change for people who used the first HoloLens.

The best part? The HoloLens 2 will have plenty of practical applications. Real-time collaboration with virtual avatars has improved, making it easier for, say, someone in the medical industry to virtually examine patients.


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