What devices can we expect from MWC 2022?


With our vaccine passports ready, we are once again heading to Barcelona and Fira Gran Via for MWC 2022 to experience the latest and greatest in mobile and commercial technology.

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 was one of the first to be canceled following the initial outbreak of COVID-19, with organizers only holding a streamlined edition last year. Some 20,000 people attended a later-than-expected summer event, but that was again marred by the number of businesses pulling out in the months leading up to it.

While we should expect more attendees this year, some companies are staying away, like Lenovo, which will only be hosting a virtual product launch instead. Sony also avoids the conference like the plague. If attendees needed more of a reminder that the pandemic is not over, there are also requirements for testing negative on arrival. Beyond that, we’re expecting a jam-packed event with plenty of new smartphones, PCs, and tablets built for the new world of hybrid work.

MWC 2022: PCs, laptops and tablets

Over the past few years, Huawei has enjoyed being at the forefront of MWC and that seems to be the case again this year, with a new range of laptops and tablets due to launch just before the start. of the MWC. While its smartphone revenue continues to decline, the Chinese company still has a thriving PC business, and this year we’re expecting updates to the MateBook X Pro and its MatePad 2-in-1, along with software tweaks. relevant. However, there are also rumors of a new all-in-one desktop PC, which would be a first for the company.

The 2020 MateBook X Pro was beautifully designed and featured a stunning screen

Samsung will also launch new products at the start of the event, but has so far only announced a new line of laptops. There are no specific details or specifications surrounding these devices, but it is said to be a new Galaxy Book which could also hint at the South Korean giant’s plans for seamless integration between the devices.

Although Lenovo is not physically participating in MWC, it will still hold a virtual product launch near the end of MWC. It could be a very big presentation, considering the amount of hardware to be unveiled, and will include tablets, monitors, Chromebooks as well as PC accessories for its ThinkPad and IdeaPad lines.

MWC 2022: Smartphones and foldables

Although we’re in Barcelona, ​​we expect most of the handsets on display to come from Chinese manufacturers, with Oppo, OnePlus, Honor and Realme all set to showcase new devices.

OnePlus fans will get a chance to see its latest range – the OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro – which will launch in the UK in the spring. Both will again feature Hasselblad camera technology and display and design upgrades. Additionally, the Hasselblad partnership has extended to OnePlus’ sister company Oppo, which will also launch a new handset at the event.

Realme is also set to launch a new flagship smartphone – the GT 2 and GT 2 Pro – which has already launched in China. When it finally hits the UK market, it will be among the first handsets to be powered by the 8th Gen Snapdragon processor. The device will also feature a 150-degree ultra-wide camera and a color-changing back cover made of biopolymer material. Rounding out the Chinese offerings is Honor, which will unveil its Magic 4 5G series on the first day of the event.

European offers will mainly come from HMD Global, which plans to showcase its latest Nokia C-Series handsets. These are follow-ups to the G-series devices the firm revealed at CES 2022, which we also expect to see at MWC. We also expect MWC regulars Motorola to be present at the event, although no handsets are currently announced for the unveiling.

Beyond the devices in the pipeline, attendees will get a chance to see Samsung’s recently launched offerings, such as the Galaxy S22 and Huawei’s P50 Pro. For foldables, we don’t expect any new models to be unveiled at MWC 2022, although Samsung will likely have its Galaxy Fold 3 and Flip handset on display, while Huawei is no doubt keen to show off its P50 flip phone. Pocket, equipped with a foldable 6.9-inch OLED screen and a Snapdragon 888 4G processor.

Stay tuned IT professional for all the latest MWC 2022 hardware news.

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