Nokia 9 PureView with five Carl Zeiss cameras launched, price, specifications: MWC 2019 LIVE updates | tech

Ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, top smartphone companies are set to unveil their latest smartphones today. Microsoft will also showcase a new version of its HoloLens mixed reality headset.

Xiaomi launched a global version of its Mi 9 flagship smartphone. It also showcased its first-ever 5G smartphone. Samsung and Oppo have already launched their 5G phones ahead of the MWC 2019. Huawei launched Mate X smartphone and a bunch of new laptops.

HMD Global launched multiple mobile phones at its MWC event. The company also launched the long-awaited Nokia 9 PureView smartphone with five rear cameras.

Here are live updates.

9:19pm IST

Nokia 9 PureView price and availability

Nokia 9 PureView with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage will launch in March. The smartphone is priced at $699.

9:17pm IST

Nokia 9 PureView: Full Camera specs

Five 12MP cameras with Zeiss Optics. The camera setup supports dynamic range, depth of field, and ability to shoot and edit in RAW DNG photos on the phone.

8:55pm IST

Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2

HMD Global launches Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 for mass markets. The two phones will also support facial recognition for easier unlocking. The two phones will be available from April.

8:52pm IST

Nokia 1 Plus

HMD Global launches Nokia 1 Plus entry-level smartphone. It comes with 5.41-inch FWVGA+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. On the front it has 5-megapixel camera. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera. The smartphone is based on Google’s lightweight Android Go platform. It will be available in March for $99 (Rs 7,000 approximately).

8:47pm IST

Nokia 210

HMD Global launches Nokia 210 feature phone with new design and colour. The feature phone supports internet connectivity. It also supports classic Snake game. The company has also revamped UI. The phone will be available in Red, Grey and Black colour options. The feature phone is priced at $35 (Rs 2,400 approximately).

8:45pm IST

Nokia’s 2019 lineup

HMD Global will now unveil its 2019 lineup of smartphones. The company will update all of its mobile phone series, including feature phones.

8:42pm IST

Android Pie

HMD Global promises to roll out Android Pie update to its recent smartphones in the first half of 2019.

8:37pm IST

Feature phone segment

HMD Global claims to be number 1 feature phone player in the world. The company has launched a few rebranded versions of classic phones such as Nokia 8110 and Nokia 3310.

8:34pm IST

HMD Global event begins

HMD Global’s MWC event begins. The company claims it tripled its smartphone user base in 2018. It also became one of the top five players in select markets such as Europe and Middle East.

7:21pm IST

Dual SIM, dual battery

Huawei Mate X foldable phone comes with dual-SIM support. Users can also use the slot to add a microSD card. It comes with dual batteries along with ultra 55W fast charging capacity. Huawei says it can charge 600% faster than Apple’s iPhone XS Max. The charger can be used to charge other PCs including Macbooks.

7:17pm IST

Foldable phone with 5G

Huawei is offering faster speed with its latest foldable phone. Its modem also combines LTE and 5G speeds.It is powered by Kirin 980 processor.

7:12pm IST

Patented tech

Huawei says its Mate X foldable phone has a patented hinge with over 100 components

7:09pm IST

Huawei trolls Samsung Galaxy Fold

Huawei says its foldable phone does not come with a notch, unline Samsung Galaxy Fold.

7:08 IST

Bigger than Galaxy Fold

Huawei Mate X comes with 6.6-inch FullView display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio (when closed) and a bigger 8-inch display when folded up.

7:05pm IST

Huawei’s foldable phone

Huawei officially announces the launch of its first foldable phone, Mate X. Huawei claims Mate X is the world’s fastest 5G phone

7:00pm IST

5G CPE Pro

Huawei introduces a network booster for 5G network. The device is aimed at smart home devices.

6:56pm IST

Huawei MateBook 14

Huawei launches a compact MateBook 14 laptop. The laptop features front-facing camera in the physical keyboard panel. This allows laptop to achieve higher screen-to-body aspect ratio. It supports latest Nvidia graphics card.

6:49pm IST

Clipboard Sharing

Huawei laptop and phone users can now copy the text on one device and paste on another. It also features fingerprint gesture support (three finger swipe down on the screen).

6:48pm IST

Huawei Share OneHop

Huawei launches a new wireless technology that allows users to easily share content from phone to a Huawei PC.

6:43pm IST

Huawei MateBook X Pro: Faster performance

Huawei says its new laptop offers faster connectivity. The laptop also comes with Intel’s high-end processor.

6:38pm IST

Huawei MateBook X Pro

Huawei launches a new laptop, MateBook X Pro. It features a new design and logo. The device is available in two colour options. The device comes with touch screen with 3,000 x 2,000 pixel resolution.

6:35pm IST

Smart devices

Huawei says it shipped over 100 million units of smart devices in 2018. Its wearable business saw 120% growth while PCs saw 335% growth. Huawei is expected to launch new laptops as well today.

6:33pm IST

Huawei focuses on connectivity

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group takes the stage. He reveals Huawei shipped 206 million units in 2018.

6:13pm IST

Samsung Galaxy Fold rival

Samsung earlier this week launched its first foldable phone ‘Galaxy Fold’. The smartphone, touted as a luxury device, is priced at $1,980. It’s also the most expensive Samsung smartphone ever. Huawei aims to cash in on growing interest in foldable phones with its Mate X. It’ll be interesting to see the pricing of Huawei’s new foldable phone.

4:48pm IST


Huawei is set to take on  Samsung with its first ever foldable phone, Mate X. The company has already put banners ahead of its MWC event at 6:30pm IST.

4:22pm IST

No foldable phone

Looks like Xiaomi has skipped showcasing its foldable phone at the MWC 2019. Xiaomi launched Mi 9 global variant and Mi Mix 3 with 5G support. It also launched a smart bulb. All of these products will be available in Europe.

4:14pm IST

Xiaomi Mi 9 availability, price details

Xiaomi Mi 9 will be available in Europe at a starting price of 449 Euros (Rs 36,000 approximately). The phone will go on pre-order this month.

3:55pm IST

Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi launches its latest flagship phone, Mi 9. The smartphone has already been launched in China. The company is showcasing a global variant of the flagship.

3:45pm IST

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G: Full specifications, price

Here are full specifications of Mi Mix 3 5G. The smartphone will be available for 599 Euros. It will be available starting May.

3:42pm IST

Mi Mix 3 5G availability

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 with 5G will be available in European markets first.

3:39pm IST

Mi Mix 3 5G

Xiaomi unveils Mi Mix 3 5G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. Mi Mix 3 is also the company’s first 5G phone.

3:35pm IST

5G + AI

Qualcomm claims its 5G Snapdragon 855 chip will bring faster AI. The chip also features a faster gaming technology.

3:31pm IST

Fast 5G adoption

Transition to 5G will be faster than 4G, says Qualcomm at Xiaomi’s event in Barcelona

3:24pm IST

Benefits of 5G

Xiang says 5G will bring three major benefits to consumers – 1. Speed 2. Low latency 3. Increased connectivity. Segments like AR and VR and gaming will also benefit from faster 5G.

3:22pm IST

Let’s talk about 5G

‘5G will become a reality this year’. Xiaomi says its future strategy is focused on AI and IoT. 5G will play a big role.

3:20pm IST

Google is not listening

Xiaomi’s smart products fail to respond to voice commands during the demonstration. Awkward silence as Xiang tries one more time.

3:16pm IST

Not just a phone company

Xiaomi says it’s not just a smartphone company. It offers a range of products under its ‘ecosystem’ which includes a few third-party sellers. Xiaomi claims to be no.1 smart TV brand in China.

3:13pm IST

Growing user base

Xiaomi says it has over 224,000,000 monthly MIUI active users around the world. Xiang also pointed out the successful foray in European markets.

3:12pm IST

‘Made it happen’

Wang Xiang, senior VP Xiaomi, thanks fans for supporting the company. Xiaomi hit $10 billion in revenue in just 4 years. Xiaomi is no. 4 in the world, he added.

3:11pm IST

Event begins

Xiaomi event begins. This is the first time Xiaomi will launch new products at the Mobile World Congress.

2:50pm IST

Event to begin shortly

Xiaomi will soon unveil its latest flagship phones for global market. Highlight of the event is going to be its foldable phone.

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