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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S9 a day ahead of Mobile World Congress. (Photo: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

The entire cellular industry, from phone makers to chip providers to carriers, are in Barcelona this week for Mobile World Congress.

Why it matters: The industry is spread out across the globe and Mobile World Congress provides the one big opportunity for the entire industry together. Below are the key announcements so far:.

Monday

  • Sony, which has been losing ground in smartphones for several years now, introduced its latest models. It also debuted a pair of "open-ear" earbuds designed to help you hear sound from phones as well as the world around you. The Air Duo earbuds will go on sale in May for $280. (It had been testing and refining such a concept for a couple years now.)

Sunday

  • Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S9 and large-screen S9+. The devices are similar in appearance and price to last year's models but feature a bunch of new camera tricks. (See first look story and hands-on video here)
  • HMD, which sells phones under the Nokia brand, announced a slew of new smartphones ranging from the entry-level Nokia 1 to a high-end model dubbed the Nokia 8 Sirocco. It also continued a trend of updating classic cell phone designs with modern features and innards: This year's reboot was the 8110 slider phone.
  • Huawei launched a pair of new Android tablets along with the MateBook X Pro, an ultra-thin 14-inch laptop with an edge-to-edge screen and very Apple-sounding name. Another unique feature is the Webcam, which physically pops up from the keyboard only when requested by the user.
  • Sprint, Airbus, Delta, OneWeb and Indian carrier Bharti Airtel are teaming up on an effort to improve inflight Internet access.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.

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Driving the news: With the prospect of vaccine shortages and a low likelihood that supply will expand before April, the latest changes could provide a path to vaccinate more Americans — a top priority for President Biden.