MWC 2023: all the latest from the global mobile tech show
MWC 2023 is nearly upon us - here's what to expect from Mobile World Congress - Barcelona's mobile tech expo
It’s phone time! This week we’ve been turning our full attention to the world of mobile in the form of Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress show, aka MWC 2023.
Last year some companies still decided not to venture to MWC due to Covid concerns but there has been a bounceback in terms of who is at the show. As with CES 2023 though, there is a little bit of a reduced presence as a hangover from those (even) leaner times.
As in previous years, some companies preferred separate launch events. Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series has already been launched, as has the OnePlus 11 (though both companies were present and correct at the show). We’re certainly a long way from the times a decade or so ago when most new flagship phones would be launched at the show.
MWC is always a bit of a weird hybrid of a show since not only are there a bunch of product announcements, but it’s also where the mobile industry goes to do business. That means there are quite a lot of tedious announcements too! That’s where we come in, to cut through the noise and bring you the really great launches which is what we’re doing on this very page.
All the latest from MWC 2023
OnePlus confirms it will launch its foldable phone this year
OnePlus is set to launch it’s own take on a foldable phone this year – but how similar will it be to Oppo’s China-only Find N?
Tecno just launched a folding smartphone with five cameras and plenty of power
The Phantom V Fold is the latest contestant to enter the contorting phone arena
You can fully charge Realme’s GT3 in under 10 minutes – yes, really
240W charging means you can give your phone a complete power up while you take a shower
Vivo V27 Pro review: great snapper with an image problem
A photography-first mid-ranger that’s well rounded everywhere else
Carl Pei confirms that Nothing Phone 2 will be based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 8
The upcoming Phone 2 should be a flagship phone if the first spec announcement is anything to go by
Lenovo laptop concept elongates to innovate
Rollable screen cleverness on display at MWC
Motorola’s rollable concept phone rises to the occasion
Moto Rizr prototype is a taste of what’s to come
This mini Linux-powered desktop PC has a built-in touchscreen for slick controls
A perfectly compact computer for those looking for something a little different
Android and Wear OS: new emoji combos and cute animations incoming
A smattering of tasty upgrades for Android fans to look forward to
Huawei Watch GT Cyber hands-on review: quick change
Hot-swappable cases can give your timepiece a more personal touch
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Satellite tech is coming to phones from Honor, Motorola, Nothing, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi
The technology will come to devices at all price points – and the first devices will be here later in the year
OnePlus 45W liquid cooler gives your phone the frost factor
Bolt-on accessory promises higher gaming frame rates
Honor Magic VS hands-on review: one fine foldable
Slimline foldable gets a beefier CPU and bigger battery for its European debut
Honor Magic 5 Pro is a smartphone camera speed demon
Expect record-setting AI-assisted snappers and a stunning screen
OnePlus 11 Concept hands-on review: cool conception
We get hands-on with the latest OnePlus concept phone, called the OnePlus 11 Concept
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i convertible gets a growth spurt
Value-minded Chromebook also joins the party
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 swaps metal for eco-friendly flax
Joined by sleeker X13 in laptop and convertible forms
OnePlus 11 Concept boasts visible liquid cooling for (slightly) quicker gaming
OnePlus’ latest not-for-sale concept device features illuminated cooling on the back
OnePlus Pad hands-on review: staying the distance
A tablet from OnePlus – but does the OnePlus Pad do enough to stand apart from the rest?
Xiaomi 13 Pro review: the total package?
Superb snaps and blazing performance across the board
OnePlus 11 Concept smartphone teased ahead of unveiling
Feelin’ blue? This concept phone embraces the colour with a new “flowing back”.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro is a classic spin on the smartwatch
Joined by top-end Buds 4 Pro true wireless in-ears
Leica-approved Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro head to Europe
Similar name, different designs – but lots to like about both
The Xiaomi 13 Lite is a style-centric mid-ranger you might’ve seen before
Previously India-only handset gets a rebrand for UK launch
Xiaomi 13 review: mainstream machine
iPhone-esque styling and Leica lenses is a tasty combo
Nothing OS 1.5 rolls out, bringing Android 13 to Nothing Phone 1
Much ado about something. You’ll find app improvements, visual changes, and performance bumps.
Qualcomm’s latest tech will help your future phone reconnect quicker in difficult spots
The Snapdragon X75 will debut in some top-end phones later this year
5G-capable smartwatches are set to launch in 2024
Qualcomm’s latest X35 chips are designed to enable 5G wearables and sensors