MWC 2023: what to expect
MWC 2023: what to expect
The biggest annual mobile tech show takes place next week and we thought you’d enjoy a roundup of the main events and the attendees who have confirmed their attendance. There are several high profile debuts from Xiaomi, Honor and Realme as well as many other interesting product launches.
Saturday, February 25 – HMD Global
HMD kicks things off with its announcements on Saturday. Although we don’t have actual confirmation of the launched devices, we are expecting new Nokia smartphones and possibly smart accessories as well.
Sunday February 26 – Xiaomi, OnePlus, TCL
Sunday is shaping up to be a big day with Xiaomi’s global launch event for its Xiaomi 13 series. We will finally have pricing and availability details for the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro. We are also hoping for news on the rumored Xiaomi 13 Lite and Xiaomi 13 Ultra models.
OnePlus is expected to show off its OnePlus 11 Concept device with its unique light strips on the back. We’ve seen two official teasers for the device, but the actual functionality of the blue-colored rear stripes remains a mystery. Rumor has it that they are used to provide active cooling to the device.
OnePlus 11 Concept trailer
TCL is also gearing up to hold its own launch event on Sunday where we’ll likely see the latest installments in its smartphone and tablet lineups.
Monday, February 27 – Honor
Honor announces the Magic5 series flagships, consisting of the Magic5 and Magic5 Pro, on Monday. According to the latest rumors, both phones will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and at least 66W fast charging.
The foldable Magic Vs which launched in China in November is also set to release worldwide.
Tuesday, February 28 – Realme, Tecno, ZTE
Realme will announce its GT3 smartphone on February 28. The device is expected to be the global variant of the GT Neo5 and will feature the same 240W super-fast charging system that completes a full 0-100% charge in just 9 minutes and 37 seconds. .
Tecno is also looking to enter the MWC stage with its first foldable phone – the Phantom V Fold. We’ve already got confirmation that the device is powered by the Dimensity 9000+ chipset, but we’ll learn all about its details along with pricing and availability during the event.
ZTE will also be holding a keynote event where we’ll see the brand’s interesting Nubia Pad 3D tablet and Neovision AR smart glasses.
ZTE Nubia Pad 3D tablet and Neovision AR smart glasses
We’ll be sure to cover all the mentioned product launches as well as other interesting events live from MWC Barcelona 2023, so stay tuned!