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Find out what news came out of the technology showcase

This year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) was packed with huge and exciting announcements from all the major companies in the smartphone world. So what’s the most exciting news to come out of the three-day technology showcase? Read on to find out more.

 

Energizer Power Max P18K Pop

Battery firm Energizer took to the stage to show off a phone designed for those who don’t ever want to worry about charging their device.

The Power Max P18K Pop is equipped with a whopping 18,000mAh battery, giving it around seven times the capacity of the Apple iPhone XS. However, it’s not just the battery life of the phone that has people talking, it's the size of the superpowered device. Altogether, it’s about the thickness of three regular smartphones stacked on top of each other – not something you’d want to drop on your face whilst you’re scrolling through your newsfeed in the morning.

The price and release date of the device are unknown, but expect more information from Energizer on this hefty smartphone very soon.

 

Nokia 9 PureView

Though there were lots of Nokia-branded phones at MWC this year, the star of the show was without doubt the Nokia 9 PureView.

Boasting five separate 12-megapixel camera sensors on the rear of the device, two of them are dedicated to capturing RGB light while the other three are tuned for enhanced black and white data. In theory, this will let you pull in 2.9x the amount of light compared to your typical phone camera setup, potentially allowing you to capture more detailed and lifelike images no matter what the conditions.

Check out the Nokia 9 PureView here.

 

LG V50

LG has also capitalised on the five-camera phenomenon and unveiled its first 5G phone, the LG V50. As well as the three cameras on the back and two on the front of the device, it also has a 6.4-inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 modem and a big 4000mAh battery.

In terms of how the phone itself looks, LG hasn’t created anything too visually exciting, but that’s because most of the innovations are software-based. The main feature of the device is that it will have the ability to scan your palm, meaning you won’t need to touch the phone to unlock it.

Keep checking the LG website for more information on this nifty smartphone.

 

Huawei Mate X

The Huawei Mate X wasn’t the only folding phone unveiled this year, but it was certainly the best of the bunch.

Featuring a 6-inch screen that folds out into an 8-inch almost square display, it’s the perfect medium between a phone and a tablet. The screen even wraps around the side of the phone, meaning that the device is only 11mm thick and sits completely flat when folded, giving users a superior user experience.

The biggest downside of this device? The estimated price is around $2,600, working out at a whopping £1,970 here in the UK. Might be worth a look though if you have cash to spare or fancy treating yourself.

Check out the Huawei Mate X here.

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