MWC 2022: Highlights from Honor, Samsung, Lenovo, Oppo and more

Some of the biggest phone makers, like Apple and Google, tend to be a bit shy at MWC. Instead, they favor their own events and usually do product reveals during these dedicated sessions.

We’ve had some hands-on time with highly anticipated phones and have compiled our highlights from the 2022 show below.

MWC 2022 at a glance:

MWC 2022 highlights: news and releases

Samsung at MWC 2022

MWC 2022 - Samsung

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Samsung has had a busy start to the year, and that continued during MWC 2022 when the company unveiled a new series of Galaxy Book2 laptops. It consists of the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360 and Book 2. Pricing starts from £599 for the base model and pre-orders start on March 18.

For a full breakdown, read our Samsung Galaxy Book 2 release date page.

On the phone side, the S22 Ultra had its full UK launch on February 25, with the base S22 and S22+ arriving on March 11. We expect Samsung to show off all three smartphones and show off their camera capabilities in detail. To learn more about the S22, check out our Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus revision.

Honor at MWC 2022

Honor Magic 4 hands on

Honor unveiled its Magic 4 Series in a main presentation. The lineup of smartphones includes Honor Magic 4 and Magic 4 Pro, which were introduced along with new Honor headphones and a new smart watch. The Magic 4 Pro looks very impressive at first glance, with an outstanding 100W wireless charging facility, a first in the industry.

The Pro model, priced at £949, will have a full launch here in May, but there are currently no plans to bring the base model to the UK. It comes in three colors – Cyan, Gold and Black and features a 6.81-inch OLED screen, a 100x digital zoom triple camera setup, wireless charging along with a 4500mAh capacity battery.

For more information on the presentation of Honor, take a look at our Summary of the MWC of honor and take a look at our Honor Magic 4 Pro hands-on preview for our initial thoughts on the phone.

Lenovo at MWC 2022

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Convertible Laptop

Lenovo is a staple at MWC and is known for showcasing a variety of existing and upcoming products, often laptops and tablets. This year was no exception, with products on display including the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5, IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, Tab M10 Plus (Gen 3), and ThinkPad X13s Gen 1.

Two personal highlights were the IdeaPad Flex 5i and IdeaPad Flex 5, which are convertible laptops that come in 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes. The 360 ​​hinge allows you to use them as a laptop and a tablet and they feature a slimmer and lighter build than previous models in the range. The price ranges between 499 and 699 euros and they are expected to be launched in Europe between May and June of this year.

Oppo at MWC 2022

Oppo Find N foldable smartphone

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The Chinese phone maker is attending MWC, showcasing its recently unveiled Find X5 flagship alongside the foldable Find N and OnePlus 10 Pro.

Its presentation wasn’t just about phones, either, with the company showing off a new retractable camera and 240W SuperVooc flash charging that it claims can power a 4,500mAh battery to 100% in less than 10 minutes. A smaller 150W SuperVooc flash charge will launch on select OnePlus smartphones in Q2 2022.

Don’t miss our Oppo Find X5 Release Date page and OnePlus 10 Pro release date page for more information on the two promising phones expected next month.

Huawei at MWC 2022

pocket P50

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Huawei announced an interesting selection of new technology even before MWC 2022 officially started. With some exciting new hardware and wearable tech on the table, the Chinese brand wasted no time kicking off the week.

The MateBook X Pro is an impressive new laptop, introduced alongside the MateBook E, a flashy new Windows 11 tablet, and the MatePad Paper, which appears to be Huawei’s take on an Amazon Kindle e-reader. There’s no confirmation on pricing and availability just yet, but these are certainly exciting additions to their lineup.

The MatePad paper is directly comparable to the Kindle, just as the MateBook E tablet-laptop hybrid is reminiscent of a Microsoft Surface, or even an iPad when used with Apple’s Magic Keyboard. The other announcement was the MateStation X. It looked a lot like an Apple iMac, but it runs Windows 11, of course.

Its flip phone, the P50 Pocket, was also on display. We’ve known about that device for a while and it’s expected to launch in the UK at the end of March.

Realme at MWC 2022

Realme introduced “the world’s first 150W charging phone,” dubbed the Realme GT Neo 3, along with some new headphones, laptops, and smart TVs.

It also announced the GT2 series here at MWC 2022. Including the Realme GT2 and Realme GT 2 Pro smartphones, the new phones were announced for the Chinese market last month. Now the UK and Europe are getting in on the action.

The GT2 has a 120Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 5G processor, a 50MP camera, and a 5,000mAh battery that can be fast charged at 65W.

Realme confirmed that the phones will receive three years of Android updates and four years of security patches, making them a more attractive purchase in the long run.

Xiaomi at MWC 2022

Xiaomi Poco smartphone

Xiaomi introduced new phones in the Poco X4 Pro 5G and Poco M4 Pro. Their place in the broader lineup means they are well suited to gamers and slightly younger smartphone users, compared to the Redmi and Xiaomi lines.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 hits the UK market on February 24, with a Pro version later in the year, likely in April. We have a full review of the Pro phone coming soon before the official launch. Xiaomi also took the opportunity to show off its Mi Mix foldable phone and its famous robotic dog, which harnesses AI to learn new behaviors. In addition, a large number of smart home equipment and a transparent TV.

To learn more about Xiaomi, take a look at our comprehensive Xiaomi 11t Pro Review.

TCL at MWC 2022

TCL announced the TCL 30 series of phones at this year’s MWC. The lineup includes the TCL 30 5G, TCL 30+, TCL 30 and TCL 30 SE and TCL 30 E. Each phone in the range includes a 50MP camera, as part of a triple or dual camera array.

Nokia at MWC 2022

nokia c series

Nokia introduced the C21 Plus and C2 (2nd Edition), as well as Clarity Earbuds and Comfort Earbuds. Interestingly, Nokia claims that the new phones will set standards for durability and battery life. We are looking forward to testing the new devices.

Apple at MWC 2022

iPhone 13 series

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Apple is a company known for doing things on its own terms, and as a result, it doesn’t have a prominent presence at MWC.

Instead, expect an event in March. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stated that he expects the next Apple event to take place on March 8. There’s a chance a new iPhone SE could be unveiled, so Apple fans will have to wait a bit longer for any solid news on the phone. For the latest news, be sure to follow our Apple Spring 2022 event page.

Motorola at MWC 2022

Announced last week, the Motorola Edge+ leads the brand’s offering at MWC. It’s a sleek flagship phone that comes with a stylus and a 144Hz display, plus the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. Motorola’s usual offerings.

To learn more about Motorola’s lineup, take a look at our best motorola phones page.

Google at MWC 2022

Google Pixel 6 colors

Google

Like Apple and Samsung, Google is much more likely to hold its own events later in the year than it is to make big product reveals at MWC 2022.

However, Google is more likely to have some presence at the show than those competitors and we’ll keep you updated with any major reveals the US tech giant may have. To learn more about Google phones, check out our Google Pixel 6 Pro review.

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