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MWC 2019 Observations:Global Smartphone Industry Development and Trend Analysis

MWC 2019 Observations:Global Smartphone Industry Development and Trend Analysis

At MWC 2019, 12 models of 5G smartphones were launched with a majority supporting sub-6GHz and most mmWave models were prototypes, initially targeting cloud games, high-definition streaming videos, and multi-camera live streaming. Other than 5G connection, branded vendors have also underscored the screen and lens designs. This report provides a detailed description of smartphone specs and booth highlights of individual brands, including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo and ZTE; examines the future trends of smartphones, including the overview description of 5G baseband ICs developed by Qualcomm, Samsung, Hisilicon, MediaTek, Intel, and UNISOC and those chipmaker’s booth highlights, including their development in 5G, VR/AR, foldable phone design, hole-punch screen, and multi-camera design.


  • Exhibitors and Award Winners at MWC 2019
    • Table Exhibitors and Award Winners at MWC 2019
  • Booth Distribution of Smartphone Brands
  • New Product Launches of Smartphone Brands
    • New Branded Smartphones Showcased in Hall 3
    • Samsung's New Ultra Black Technology
    • Samsung's Booth
    • Huawei Focuses on 5G+ Foldable Phones
    • Huawei's Foldable Smartphones at Pre-conference
    • Xiaomi Sticks to High C/P Ratio
    • Xiaomi's Booth
    • Sony Xperia 1 Has the Best Smartphone Camera for Photographers
    • Sony's Booth
    • LG Launch New 5G and TOF Applications
    • Nokia 5 Camera Phone Debut
    • Lenovo 5G Mod May Make MotoZ3 First Commercial mmWave Phone
    • ZTE Hopes to Make a Comeback with 5G Phones
    • Booths of Other Brands/ODMs
  • Future Trends of Smartphones
    • Readiness of 5G Baseband ICs
    • Qualcomm's Booth
    • MediaTek's Booth
    • 12 Models of 5G Phones with Majority Supporting Sub-6GHz
    • Gaming and Cloud VR Products of Oppo and HTC
    • ZTE OTT Data Chat via 5G
    • Samsung Demonstrates Live Sports Broadcasts over 5G
    • Foldable Smartphones Target Niche Markets
    • CSOT's Hole-punch Screen
    • Continued Improvement in Multi-camera Design
    • Wide Angle, Ultra-wide Angle, and Optical Zoom as Mainstream Specs for Triple-camera Phones
    • Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Recognition
  • Conclusion

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