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Huawei racks up 5G deals at MWC 2019 despite U.S. pressure

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Huawei announces it had signed 10 commercial contracts or partnership agreements for 5G with 10 telecoms operators, including Switzerland's Sunrise, Iceland's Nova, Saudi Arabia's STC, and Turkey's Turkcell.

HUAWEI'S 5G DEALS. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Here are all the 5G phones we saw at MWC 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM

It's 5G or bust this year

LOOK FOR THE SYMBOL. Some 5G phones bear the 5G symbol to indicate its 5G-readiness. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Budget foldable? TCL teases own phone

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:02 AM

TCL's 'DragonHinge' foldable may be 30% cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Fold

TCL. TCL's concept foldable on display at Mobile World Congress 2019. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: The Huawei Mate X

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:53 AM

Take a closer look at Huawei's new star

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

LOOK: Huawei's pop-up keyboard webcam

Feb 27, 2019 - 7:05 AM

For those that put a tape on their top-mounted laptop webcam

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei says U.S. has 'no evidence' of 5G spying allegations

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:28 PM

In a keynote address at the 2019 Mobile World Congress, Guo Ping reiterates his company's position that there are no 'backdoors' in its technology that could allow Beijing to spy on countries

GUO PING. Huawei chairperson Guo Ping delivers a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Microsoft HoloLens 2 announced ahead of MWC 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:23 AM

The headset allows people to collaborate across distances using holograms in mixed reality

HOLOLENS 2. HoloLens creator Alex Kipman shows off the HoloLens 2. Screenshot from livestream.

OPPO 10x optical zoom impressions: Added versatility

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:49 PM

It's stretching the range for mobile phones

10X ZOOM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

OPPO 5G phone arrival in Philippines dependent on infrastructure, telco talks

Feb 24, 2019 - 7:06 PM

In Switzerland, Singapore, and Australia, OPPO's 5G phone is expected to arrive in the 2nd quarter of 2019

5G PHONE. OPPO shows a non-commercial model of their first 5G phone.Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Watch OPPO's Innovation Event 2019 here

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:38 PM

OPPO will be showing off a new camera system with 10x optical zoom but online rumors hint at a new flagship or a new foldable phone

Here's what to expect at the 2019 Mobile World Congress

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:37 PM

5G and foldable devices will take center stage at the show

The week in phones: an 18,000 mAh Energizer phone, a port-less Meizu, S10 leak

Feb 02, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Energizer announces that it will reveal a smartphone with an 18,000 mAh battery at Mobile World Congress 2019

Phone photo from Energizer


LOOK: Leaked Asus phone moves notch to the right

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:57 AM

The device, said to be the ZenFone 6, is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress this February

Screenshot from HDBlog International/YouTube

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

5 cool gadgets at Mobile World Congress that aren't phones

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Phones are the star of the show but there is no lack of interesting devices found at MWC 2018

BISECU. A host holds a mobile phone used to lock a Bisecu Smart Bike Lock on a bycicle at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP


WATCH: The new ASUS ZenFone 5 unveiled

Feb 28, 2018 - 3:30 AM

ASUS' flagship for 2018 arrives with an iPhone X-like notch, and AI capabilities

ZENFONE 5. ASUS is ready for 2018 with their new device. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


LIVE: ASUS' ZenFone 5 event at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The stream starts at 2:30 am, Wednesday, February 28

Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

Huawei Mate 10 Pro drives a Porsche at MWC 2018

Feb 27, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Huawei's AI-powered smartphone flexes its muscle at the world's biggest phone show

PHONE SMARTS. Picture taken of a Porsche Panamera car driven by the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone outside the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 26, 2018, on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP


Specs, prices: Alcatel’s 5 new phones unveiled at MWC 2018

Feb 26, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Alcatel licensee TCL has officially revealed its phones for 2018 – the Alcatel 5, 3V, 3X, 3, and 1X

NEW FROM ALCATEL. Alcatel renews its aim at the budget to midrange market with their phones for 2018. All photos from official Alcatel website


Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The concept phone called the Vivo APEX ambitiously repositions the front-facing camera, fingerprint scanner and earpiece, eliminates any need for bezels

APEX CONCEPT. The concept phone touts a retractable camera and half its screen being capable of identifying fingerprints. Photo from Vivo


Aquino in Dengvaxia hearing, People Power anniversary, Samsung Galaxy S9 | Midday wRap

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Specs, price: The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:18 AM

Check here for a listing of the product specifications and features of Samsung's Galaxy S9

SAMSUNG GALAXY S9. Will you be grabbing one? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Samsung unveils Galaxy S9, announces starting price of P45,990

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:02 AM

Samsung shows off the new Galaxy S9 in the Philippines alongside its global launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain

GALAXY S9. While physically identical to the S8, the S9 carries various improvements such as a variable aperture feature and 960 frames-per-second slow-mo video capture ability. Screenshot from Rappler video


The Nokia 8110 4G: Here's what you need to know

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Yes, folks, it'll come with Snake, but that's not all it's packing!

NOKIA 8110 4G. It's the banana phone, reloaded! Screen shot from YouTube.

LIVE: Galaxy S9 and S9+ unveiling at Samsung Unpacked

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Watch Samsung show the world its new flagship at 1 am, Monday, February 26, Manila time

UNPACKED. Screenshot from Samsung official website


HMD brings out the Nokia 8110 4G, more new devices at Mobile World Congress 2018

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Nokia's got a suite of new phones for users. Here's the rundown on their press conference.

NOKIA SAYS THANKS. Nokia begins its livestream by thanking its fans for being committed to the brand. Screen shot from livestream.

Alleged official Galaxy S9 video accidentally leaks before reveal

Feb 25, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Android tech blog 9to5Google reports that Samsung accidentally uploaded the alleged launch video that touts its next flagship as 'the perfect phone for business'

S9 SILHOUETTE. An alleged official S9 video leaks a day before the official reveal. Screenshot from Slashleaks/YouTube


6 more phones we might see at MWC 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:14 PM

From LG to Vivo, here are some more phones that are rumored to make a showing at the world's biggest phone show

5 phones we're expecting to see at MWC 2018

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Here are some of the phones we’re expecting to see at the world's biggest mobile communications expo

S9. At the back, you can see the dual cameras fitted on what is supposed to be the new Galaxy S9 from Samsung. Photo from Evan Blass/@evleaks/Twitter


Image of new Sony Xperia prototype surfaces ahead of MWC reveal

Feb 21, 2018 - 10:59 AM

An alleged prototype of a smartphone belonging to Sony’s new Xperia XZ2 series is sporting a new curved design

Image from Sony/Twitter


Samsung sets Galaxy S9 reveal for February 25

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:35 PM

How does Samsung plan to build on the Samsung Galaxy S8's success?

Screenshot from Samsung Twitter page


WATCH: Crashes and slow-mo drone racing shots in China

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:10 PM

See high speed drones captured in slow motion at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

WATCH: UK drone racer on first-person-view racing and building drones

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Once you ve flown for a week or a few days you forget that you re looking at a screen and it becomes your eyesight and you forget about the controls says XBlades drone pilot Gary Kent

XBLADES. Kent is one of 11 pilots in the multinational team with members from the UK, Poland, Spain and the US. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Day 2 of Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:41 AM

We visit Huawei s Research and Development Center and see more of the Mobile World Congress booths including those of Toyota Vivo Motorola and the drone racing track


IN PHOTOS: Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 day 1

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Check out the sights at the opening day of Asia s biggest mobile expo

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017: 13 things to see at the expo

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Rappler will be at Asia s biggest mobile expo happening from June 28 to July 1 Here s what we re looking forward to seeing


The top five trends at Mobile World Congress 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

Fast charging phone batteries virtual reality and connected objects star in the year s biggest trade show for mobile devices

Netflix boss believes unlimited data for video content is coming

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:52 PM

With demand for mobile video growing the streaming giant CEO suggests that service providers will eventually create plans that offer unlimited data allocation for video content

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Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users' lives

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Lacking a killer app 33 of owners of smart wearables abandon the devices after 6 months says a consulting firm

Picture shows Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei's new Watch 2 4G after its presentation in Barcelona on February 26, 2017 on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

LOOK: The phones revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 so far

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Here s a list of the new phones unveiled after the first day of the world s biggest annual phone expo in Spain

XA1. Photo from Sony

SAKSIKAN: Nokia legendaris 3310 resmi diluncurkan

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Nokia 3310 ini dilengkapi baterai yang tahan lama hingga 22 jam dan game populer snake

KEMBALI MUNCUL. Ponsel ikonik Nokia 3310 kembali diluncurkan di acara World Mobile Congress di Barcelona, Spanyol. Foto diambil dari situs Nokia

Huawei's P10 smartphone line takes aim at ailing Samsung

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:18 AM

Huawei s P10 and the larger P10 Plus launched on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona feature dual Leica rear camera lenses a longer lasting battery and a fingerprint sensor system

HUAWEI'S NEW PHONE. Journalists check the new model of Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei, the Huawei P10, following its presentation on February 26, 2017 in Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

LOOK: The new Nokia 3310

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:45 AM

UPDATED Nokia s iconic phone is officially resurrected almost 17 years since its debut

Is HMD Global announcing return of Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress?

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:25 PM

A leak points to the possibility of a comeback for Nokia s fan favorite feature phone in Barcelona on February 26

LG reveals near bezel-free G6 in Mobile World Congress invite

Feb 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

LG s new phone shows this year s big trend: invisible bezels

LG G6 INVITE. LG sends press invites to its Mobile World Congress event, featuring the new G6. Photo from LG

Samsung: No Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress

Jan 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Following the Note7 debacle Samsung needs to ensure its next flagship is explosion free

PROTOTYPE. An official Samsung video showcasing new display technology features what could be an early version of the Galaxy S8. Screengrab from YouTube/Samsung Display

LG's G5 is a modular smartphone

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:10 PM

What s making waves with the phone lovers isn t just the specifications of the LG G5 it s also the promise of more to come

LG G5. The LG G5 and its additional modules. Image from LG

China’s defense, Martial Law torture, virtual reality | 12PM wRap

Feb 26, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Virtual reality is next as smartphone sales slow

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Virtual reality headsets are a hit at the 2016 Mobile World Congress and analysts see many opportunities

epa05175903 People experience skiing using virtual reality (VR) technology at Samsung Electronics booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 22 February 2016. The South Korean tech firm has been concentrating on VR as one of its next growth engines. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT