With MWC 2023 finally over, we’ve witnessed a bunch of cool and exciting tech, especially with regards to mobile devices. A lot of big names were present at the event, each showcasing some of the best hardware that they have to offer.
So for today, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest highlights during MWC 2023 – let’s get started!
Xiaomi 13 Pro
Xiaomi’s new power performer comes in the form of the Xiaomi 13 Pro, meant to take on competing phones from Samsung and Apple, both in specs as well as price. The phone comes with a 6.73-inch display with a WQHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, with 12GB RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
The phone also packs a a 50MP Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor, with support for 8K video recording, and Xiaomi’s ProFocus mode. This is accompanied by a 75mm f/2.0 Leica telephoto camera with OIS, and a 14mm f/2.2 Leica ultrawide camera.
As for battery, the Xiaomi 13 Pro has a 4,820 mAh battery, complete with 120W fast-charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging support. All of this hardware is wrapped up in a design which comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
HONOR Magic5 Pro
Not to be outdone, HONOR’s newest flagship features some of its best hardware yet. The Magic5 Pro comes with a curved 6.81-inch LTPO AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate. It also features a 1312 x 2848 pixel resolution, and 1800 nits of maximum brightness.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, paired with an Adreno 740 GPU, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of internal storage. The Magic5 Pro will ship with Android 13 paired with MagicOS 7.1, HONOR’s proprietary custom Android skin.
The device also comes with a triple-camera set-up on the rear panel with a 50MP main camera with f/1.6 aperture and a 1/1.12 inch sensor, a 50MP Ultra Wide Camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a 50MP Sony IMX858 Sensor Telephoto lens with f/3.0 aperture. There’s a front camera with a 12MP lens with f/2.4 aperture alongside the 3D Depth Camera for 3D face unlock.
Nothing Phone 2
Also present at the event was Nothing, and although there were no new devices shown off, CEO Carl Pei nevertheless confirmed that the company is working on its next Android phone, which will be called the Nothing Phone (2). No hardware specs were mentioned, although he did say that the phone will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series chipset, which should provide improvements for performance.
No details about price were announced, so we’ll have to wait a bit for further announcements from Nothing.
ZTE Nubia Tablet
The ZTE Nubia Tablet brings back 3D display technology (think Nintendo 3DS) on its 12.4-inch display, which the company says has been optimized with 3D-compatible apps and AI software. Inside, the tablet isn’t all that powerful, featuring the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, alongside UFS3.1, and LPDDR5 RAM. Other specs include a quad-speaker set-up, a large 9070 mAh battery, and a metal chassis on the outside.
The tablet features dual 16MP rear cameras, which can record videos and shoot photos in 3D, with a similar dual 8MP front camera set-up as well.
OnePlus and Motorola Concept Phones
Not all the smartphones presented during MWC were bound for retail though – OnePlus and Motorola each showed off new devices which come with uncommonly seen hardware, which proved for some interesting results.
OnePlus showcased its OnePlus 11 Concept, a modification of the standard OnePlus 11. The phone is cooled by an Active CryoFlux system which is optimized for heat reduction during charging and gaming sessions. The phone also comes with a futuristic design that shows off its cooling system, resulting in a very distinct look and feel.
As for Motorola, the company demonstrated the RIZR “rollable” phone that uses a rollable display, featuring a built-in motor that allows the screen to stretch from 5 to 6.5-inches. The phone is also designed to work with accessories such as cases, and even uses part of the rollable display as a viewfinder when taking photos.