The Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. It’s always a jam-packed event with new product announcements from top smartphone manufacturers. This year’s show was no different, with Samsung, Lenovo, Oppo, and more all unveiling new devices and it’s not all just smartphones at MWC 2022.
Here are some of the biggest highlights from MWC 2022:
Realme at MWC 2022
Realme made a big splash at MWC this year, launching new devices consumers will surely love. It unveiled its latest GT 2 series of smartphones globally. The star of the show was the Realme GT 2 Pro, a high-end smartphone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. The GT 2 Pro also has a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate and a 5000mAh battery. It features a triple camera system consisting of a 50MP Sony IMX776 main camera, alongside a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP microscopic lens with 40x magnification. Upfront is a 32MP Sony IMX615 selfie camera.
The company also revealed the GT Neo 3 smartphone, which will be released later this year. It will be equipped with 150W ‘UltraDart Charge’ technology, which can charge the phone to 50% in just five minutes.
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Poco at MWC 2022
Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Poco, also unveiled two phones at MWC 2022 – the Poco X4 Pro 5G and the Poco M4 Pro. Both devices pack an array of flagship features with the X4 Pro having a 120-Hz AMOLED display, a 108-MP camera, and a 67W charging. They also come at a budget-friendly price. The X4 Pro has a starting price of €299 (around £248) and the M4 Pro at just €219 (around £181).
Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System
One of the biggest announcements from MWC came from Qualcomm with the Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System. With the help of an AI processor, it promises to offer up to 10Gbps download speeds, low latency, and all-day battery life to the users. The new X70 modem will become one of Qualcomm’s most powerful bits of hardware to date.
Qualcomm also unveiled its world’s first Wi-Fi 7 product, the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800. It has the ability to deliver CD-quality lossless audio over Bluetooth 5.3.
Honor at MWC 2022
Now free from Huawei, Honor had some devices to prove at MWC this year. The company launched the Honor Magic 4 series, headlined by the Honor Magic 4 Pro. The handset sports a 6.81-inch OLED display with a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. It will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and will run the Android 12.
The brand also unveiled the new Watch GS 3 and the Earbuds 3 Pro.
Oppo at MWC 2022
The Chinese phone maker is in attendance at MWC, showing off its recently unveiled Find X5 Pro flagship as well as the Find N foldable. The Find X5 Pro has a beautiful ceramic design and dual Sony IMX766 50-megapixel cameras on the back along with a 13MP telephoto camera. Oppo’s new MariSilicon X Neural Processing Unit (NPU) powers the camera, and it’s the first phone to feature Oppo’s Hasselblad collaboration. It has the latest generation, multi-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and a 5,000mAh battery.
Oppo also introduced its 240W SuperVOOC flash charge technology. The company claims that it can charge a 4,500mAh battery to 100% in about 9 minutes.
OnePlus at MWC 2022
While the 10 Pro was only recently released in China, OnePlus confirmed its global release at MWC 2022. By the end of March, it will be available in North America, India, and Europe. Highlights of this handset include a second-gen Hasselblad camera system, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and a massive 5000mAh battery.
OnePlus also promises a 150W charging technique that would be available in the second quarter of this year on an undisclosed smartphone.
Nokia at MWC 2022
HMD Global, the Finnish company behind Nokia-branded smartphones, had a few announcements at MWC this year. The three devices were the Nokia C2 2nd Edition, the Nokia C21, and Nokia C21 Plus. All three smartphones run the Android 11 Go Edition at an affordable price. Nokia promises that the new phones will establish new norms for battery life and durability. The Clarity Earbuds and Comfort Earbuds were also on display.
Samsung at MWC 2022
Samsung has had a busy start to the year, with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab series. It continued during MWC 2022 as the company unveiled a new series of Galaxy Book2 laptops, headlined by the Book2 Pro 360. The device is a thin and lightweight 2-in-1 with WiFi 6E, 5G connectivity, a new 12th gen Intel Core processor, and Windows 11 running out-of-the-box. This Galaxy Book2 Pro series will be available in April.
Lenovo at MWC 2022
MWC is always a big event for Lenovo, and this year was no different. They announced a number of new products virtually, including the ThinkPad X13s, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5, ThinkPad T and P series notebooks, and more. One personal highlight is the ThinkPad X13s, thanks to the new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip. The devices feature the latest Intel’s 12th Gen core processor and run on Windows 11. Whether you’re a student, gamer, or working on the go, there’s a Lenovo product that’s perfect for you.
Huawei at MWC 2022
Huawei also had a lot to show off at MWC this year. They announced their new MateBook X Pro, an OLED display-boasting MateBook E 2-in-1, and the Kindle-rivalling MatePad Paper e-reader. The Matebook E is a particularly interesting product – it’s the first Windows PC from Huawei equipped with an OLED panel and the first Huawei laptop to offer stylus support.
The P50 Pocket, one of the best foldable phones, was also on display. Huawei officially unveiled the P50 Pocket in China last December 2021 and it’s now set to be released in late March in the UK.