MWC 2023: What to expect

Michail, 23 February 2023

The biggest annual mobile tech show is taking place next week and we thought you'll enjoy a roundup of the major events and attendees that confirmed their presence. There are several high-profile debuts set to take place from the likes of Xiaomi, Honor and Realme as well as plenty of other interesting product launches.

MWC 2023: What to expect

Saturday, February 25 - HMD Global

HMD is kicking things off with its announcements on Saturday. While we don’t have actual confirmation of what devices are launching, we’re expecting new Nokia smartphones and perhaps some smart accessories too.

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’ll finally get the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro pricing and availability details. We’re also hoping on some news about the rumored Xiaomi 13 Lite and Xiaomi 13 Ultra models.

Xiaomi 13 Pro will take the next step towards global launch on February 26

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 back strips remains a mystery. One rumored possibility is that they are used to provide active cooling for the device.

OnePlus 11 Concept teasers OnePlus 11 Concept teasers
OnePlus 11 Concept teasers

TCL is also gearing up to host 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 is announcing the Magic5 series flagships on Monday consisting of the Magic5 and Magic5 Pro. Based on the latest rumors, both phones will come equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and at least 66W fast charging.

Honor confirms MWC event on February 27 for Magic 5 series, Magic Vs global launch

The Magic Vs foldable which launched in China back in November is also due for a global release.

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 blazing-fast 240W charging system that does a full 0-100% charge in just 9 minutes and 37 seconds.

MWC 2023: What to expect

Tecno is also looking to get in on the MWC stage with its first foldable phone – the Phantom V Fold. We already got confirmation that the device is powered by the Dimensity 9000+ chipset, but we’ll get to learn all of its details as well as pricing and availability at the event.

MWC 2023: What to expect

ZTE will also hold 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 ZTE Nubia Pad 3D tablet and Neovision AR smart glasses
ZTE Nubia Pad 3D tablet and Neovision AR smart glasses

We’ll make sure to cover all of the mentioned product launches as well as other interesting events live from MWC Barcelona 2023 so stay tuned!


Reader comments

With the current political situation, I don't think chinese brands will increase their sales much in EU.

And what is wrong with that? Aside from "China bad!!!11"

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Feb 2023
  • Lc9

Overall, this year's event looks really promising (though with a few absences). I think it will be the most exciting MWC of the last few years.

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