Expectations for MWC 2023: A European Emphasis and a Small Number of Foldable Devices

The World Mobile Congress

The World Mobile Congress (MWC) is an annual event that brings together the biggest names in the mobile technology industry. It is the premier event for showcasing the latest innovations in smartphones, wearables, tablets, and other mobile devices. This year, the event is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, and is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.

Samsung and Apple

Samsung and Apple have traditionally been at the forefront of smartphone innovation. However, in recent years, the majority of the industry’s boldest and most exciting advances have come from the Far East. Brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have been pushing the boundaries of what is possible with mobile technology, introducing ultra-fast charging technology, slim foldables, and camera wizardry. The good news is that many of these innovations are now making their way to Europe.


OnePlus recently launched its latest flagship device, but there is also exciting news for fans of concept phones. The company has teased a special “concept” version of the OnePlus 11, which features LED strips on the back. The design looks stunning, but there is not much known about the specs of the device yet.


Xiaomi has already launched its 13 series in China, and we expect the company to officially announce the Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro for the global market at this year’s MWC. These devices look very exciting, and they are expected to feature a 1-inch camera.


The highly anticipated Honor Magic 5 is expected to make its global debut at MWC 2023. The latest leaks indicate that it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and will also feature 12GB of RAM onboard. The company is also expected to launch its foldable Honor Magic Vs for the global market.


Huawei has been quite secretive about its plans for MWC this year, but we speculate that the company may announce the upcoming Huawei P60 series.


Oppo decided to jump the gun and announce its Galaxy Z Flip killer—the Oppo Find N2 Flip. The company has a few events scheduled for this year’s MWC, so there might be some additional surprises in store.


Vivo is another brand that has been focusing heavily on foldable phones. We expect the official reveal of the Vivo X Fold 2 at this year’s MWC. The device is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, and will also feature 120W fast charging support.


Realme recently unveiled its GT Neo 5, which supports an impressive 240W wired fast charging. The phone was already unveiled in China, and we expect a global launch at MWC.


Nokia also decided to get ahead of schedule and officially unveil a trio of affordable phones with a strong focus on repairability. The Nokia G22 is designed to allow users to quickly repair the most common problems found on a smartphone—such as changing the battery or replacing a cracked screen.

So, there you have it. MWC might not be the glamorous launch event it used to be, but there is still plenty of exciting mobile tech set to leave China and spread around the world. Exciting times indeed!