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 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?
The Phantom V Fold is the latest contestant to enter the contorting phone arena
240W charging means you can give your phone a complete power up while you take a shower
A photography-first mid-ranger that’s well rounded everywhere else
The upcoming Phone 2 should be a flagship phone if the first spec announcement is anything to go by
Moto Rizr prototype is a taste of what’s to come
A perfectly compact computer for those looking for something a little different
A smattering of tasty upgrades for Android fans to look forward to
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
Bolt-on accessory promises higher gaming frame rates
Expect record-setting AI-assisted snappers and a stunning screen
We get hands-on with the latest OnePlus concept phone, called the OnePlus 11 Concept
Value-minded Chromebook also joins the party
Joined by sleeker X13 in laptop and convertible forms
OnePlus’ latest not-for-sale concept device features illuminated cooling on the back
Feelin’ blue? This concept phone embraces the colour with a new “flowing back”.
Joined by top-end Buds 4 Pro true wireless in-ears
Similar name, different designs – but lots to like about both
Previously India-only handset gets a rebrand for UK launch
Much ado about something. You’ll find app improvements, visual changes, and performance bumps.
The Snapdragon X75 will debut in some top-end phones later this year