In pictures: 5G and foldable phones steal the show on MWC 2019 Barcelona

5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible devices ramps up this year, according to a new GSMA report.
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Chinese electronics company Xiaomi Corporation's new smartphone Mi MIX3 5G is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), on the eve of the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 24, 2019 in Barcelona. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting tomorrow in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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The new Huawei Mate X mobile phone is shown on display at the Huawei booth on day 2 of the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communications companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and wearables gadgets like foldable screens and the introduction of the 5G wireless networks.
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A person holds America-based Chinese company Royole's foldable mobile device FlexiPai during the ShowStoppers @ MWC 2019 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), on the eve of the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 24, 2019 in Barcelona. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting tomorrow in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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A Huawei Mate20 and a Huawei Watch GT are displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting February 25 in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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A woman holds a 5G-enabled Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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Visitors interact with the KT 5G emergency rescue platform Skyship at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting February 25 in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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The Nomu S50 Pro waterproof smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting February 25 in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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EHang 216, a 5G-enabled aerial taxi by Ooredoo, is displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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A visitor interacts with a Huawei Cloud X simulated reality stand at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, 2019. Phone makers will focus on foldable screens and the introduction of blazing fast 5G wireless networks at the world's biggest mobile fair starting February 25 in Spain as they try to reverse a decline in sales of smartphones.
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A visitor enjoys a Virtual Reality experience at the Saudi Telecom Company booth on day 2 of the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communications companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and wearables gadgets like foldable screens and the introduction of the 5G wireless networks.