We’ve reached the penultimate day of Mobile World Congress 2022, an annual tech show dedicated to smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other similar gadgets.
The show takes place in Barcelona, and we’ve got reporters on the ground and also working from afar to bring you all the news, reviews, analyses and features – we’ve seen a busy few days so far but there’s more to come.
We saw lots of product launches on the first day of the event, February 28, and in fact there were a few big press conferences on the day before too. Now we’re nearing the end of the show, there’s a lot less happening, but that means there’s more time to take in the wider trends of the show.
As well as lots of consumer tech launches, MWC is big event for tech business and infrastructure, and our sister-site TechRadar Pro, which focuses on these areas, has their own MWC 2022 live blog here.
This live blog below is for all the big gadget news from the event, and before Day 3 really kicks off, we’ll share all the key highlights below, for people who might not have followed along with our earlier blogging.
(Image credit: Huawei)
The first day had a few launches:
- Huawei hosted its launch event which brought a new E-Ink tablet, a new budget tablet and its debut portable Bluetooth speaker, amongst other things.
- TCL launched five new budget Android phones
- Samsung launched two new laptops
- HMD Global unveiled three new low-cost mobiles
(Image credit: Future / TechRadar)
Day 2 of MWC 2022 was an incredibly busy one. We saw:
- Realme launched its GT 2 series of smartphones
- We’ve got a hands-on Realme GT 2 Pro review here
- Xiaomi launched two new budget phones under its Pocophone sub-brand
- You can read our entire Pocophone live blog here
- Honor unveiled two new premium smartphones
- Honor also unveiled a new smartwatch
- Qualcomm unveiled a new sound platform for better-latency audio
- It also launched a new connectivity certification
- It also unveiled the world’s first Wi-Fi 7 chip
- It also showed off 5G modules for laptops and PCs
- OnePlus launched the 10 Pro but confirmed a standard 10 isn’t coming
- OnePlus confirmed it wasn’t planning to start using ColorOS any more
- OnePlus announced it’s working on foldable software, but not hardware yet
- Oppo told us that a future OnePlus phone will have 150W charging
- Oppo unveiled a 150W fast charging solution and a new 5G hub (we didn’t write about these as the former was covered in the Oppo news, so check that out for more information on this).
- ZTE unveiled four new budget phones
- Lenovo launched a few new ThinkPad laptops
- You can check out our Lenovo ThinkPad x13s hands-on review here
(Image credit: Mobvoi)
The third day of MWC 2022 was quite quiet compared to the previous day, but we got a few key pieces of coverage up:
- We examined Huawei’s decision to stick around on the international stage
- We wrote this piece on how MWC feels emptier without LG, but why it’s a good thing
- We covered a new TicWatch smartwatch with heart health monitoring features
- We looked at the three big things we’ve learnt about the OnePlus 10 Pro this week
- We covered two new chipsets which could super-power 5G phones
And now we’re on Day 3, which is actually the fourth day of our coverage, but we counted the Sunday as Day 0 since MWC technically kicks off on the Monday. We’re just brewing our morning coffees and waiting for another day of tech.
So what big launches are happening today?
No, we’re not talking about the tech brand, we actually mean that no big launches are scheduled for today.
Why is that? Well, it’s because brands like to front-load their announcements at MWC, which lets fans head over to their show floor stand during the week to test out the new gadgets.
That doesn’t mean that nothing will happen today – instead, we’ll have hands-on reviews, analyses, some leftover pieces of news and other feature articles. So stay tuned for that.