Updated: Aug 19, 2021
5G was the key talking point for MWC Shanghai 2019, with autonomous driving, cloud-based game streaming and more in the pipeline. But aside from that, there were some pretty cool tech on display, so let’s take a look.
1. Vivo’s 120W Super FlashCharge
Tired of having to wait over an hour for your phone to fully charge so you can head out? Well, that could now be a thing of the past with Vivo’s 120W Super FlashCharge being announced.
Taking just 5 minutes to charge a 4,000mAh battery from 0% to 50% and 13 minutes to fully charge it, this technology will be a gamechanger when it finally becomes available to the public. It even beats out Xiaomi’s 100W fast charging tech!
2. OPPO Under-Screen Camera
Say goodbye to the notch, teardrop cut out or whatever else. With Oppo’s new Under-Screen Camera (USC) tech, it’ll now be possible to have a full edge to edge screen with no black bars or dots cutting into it.
A high-transparency material is used in order to ensure that sufficient light is transmitted through the screen for the camera, while not sacrificing the display features. There’s also plenty of algorithms regarding haze removal, white balance and HDR to ensure that the image produced by the front camera is on par with other mainstream smartphones.
3. 5G Phones
Pictured: Vivo 5G smartphone Credit: Vivo
With Lenovo, Vivo and Nubia all announcing 5G variants of their flagship smartphones, there is now even more affordable competition in the 5G handset sphere for consumers to choose from. While not available yet, it’s an extremely exciting time for tech enthusiasts who are watching the space closely.
4. 5G AR Wearable
Pictured: Vivo AR Glasses Credit: The Verge
Vivo has been on a roll at MWC Shanghai, announcing plenty of new tech. Aside from their Super FlashCharge and 5G phone, Vivo also announced their first AR Glasses that can be powered by just their new 5G smartphone.
Utilising 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DoF), users are able to walk around freely while still interacting with the content. The dual-screen display will also be able to help forgetful people using real-time facial recognition technology. No more awkward “sorry, who are you again?” questions!
5. 8K TV Box
Pictured: ZTE Mebox Credit: IF World Design Guide
With all the 8K televisions coming to market, there’s a definite demand for 8K content. Thanks to ZTE’s newest 8K Smart STB, consumers will have the ability to stream 8K content in the future.
With a quad-core 64-bit processor, the set-top box supports 8K video decoding with a resolution four times that of 4K. Users can even wake the box up and control it using voice commands.