A Better Folding Phone? ProClip Roundup Recap

March 1, 2019 •

ProClip Roundup: Season 5 Episode 5

Welcome to this week’s edition of the ProClip Roundup. It’s the weekly news show where we bring you the mobile and car tech news from around the world that’s actually worth talking about. Let’s get started with this week’s stories.

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Mobile tech companies from around the world came together in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress. The event was packed with exciting news from smartphone manufacturers showing off their latest innovations. Huawei showed off their foldable phone, the Mate X which looks even cooler than the Galaxy Fold. We also got to see Energizer’s 18,000 mAh phone, the PowerMax P18K Pop and LG’s all new G8 which is packed with exciting features like Hand ID gestures and portrait mode video. To read a little bit more on the highlights of MWC Barcelona, check out our blog post!

A New Tesla Competitor

Volvo has unveiled their first electric vehicle, which appears to be positioned as a competitor to the Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 is expected to have a range of 275 miles and boasts 408 horsepower achieving 0-60 mph in less than five seconds. The Polestar 2 is the first car running native Android as the infotainment system, but it will still work with iPhones. The vehicle has no button to turn the car on, you simply just sit in the driver’s seat and turn it on with your butt. Production is slated to begin in 2020 with a starting price tag of $63,000 with a goal to offer trim levels as low as $40,000.

More Horrifying Robots

As if robots weren’t creepy enough, Agility Robotics has a new robot with arms and legs. The robot is named Digit and it can lift boxes up to 40 pounds and used LiDAR to navigate around obstacles. Agility Robotics does plan on selling the robot, so if you’re looking for a creepy robot to do your household chores, this could be it.

Sprinting Towards 5G

Finally, Sprint has announced that their 5G network will be live for customers in May of 2019. Customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City will be the first to receive the coverage with customers in Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington DC to follow. Coverage will obviously vary by location, which isn’t surprising because many parts of the country still don’t even have LTE.

That’s it for this week’s ProClip Roundup! Thanks for tuning in and be sure to subscribe on YouTube so you never miss an update.