OK, so this will be our last post for Day 3 of MWC. That’s partly because the day is winding down, and partly because we’re jumping into our Apple March Event live blog.
So what are the highlights of the day?
Because we are exciting live bloggers, we have already launched our Apple March event live blog which you can find by clicking here.
Apple has already set a YouTube placeholder for this launch event.
I guess I already know what my next live blog will be!
Oh, huge tech news: Apple has confirmed that its March event will take place next week, the 8th.
Read all about it here.
A few days ago at MWC, MediaTek launched two new chipsets: the Dimensity 8000 and the Dimensity 8100. Both are intended for use in midrange phones.
We’ve written an analysis, which you can read here, about why this might be a good thing for budget phones.
The low-end phone market has been the real focus of this MWC, with the vast majority of the 20 phones launched being affordable, and news like this from MediaTek only makes the future even brighter for fans of this device type.
The Huawei MatePad Paper launched on Sunday, as Huawei’s first-ever e-book reader, and it made us think more about this popular tech segment. Currently Amazon is the big player in the sector with its Kindles, and Xiaomi and Onyx also nibble the corners of the cake.
Based on the idea of ”first e-readers,” we’ve put together a list of companies we’d like to see E-Ink devices from, including Apple, Lenovo, and Sony.
Check out our five favorite ideas here.
Following our hands-on review of the Realme GT 2 Pro, our tester played around with its 40x microscopic camera. Check out some of these samples.
What are these camera samples from? Well, you’ll have to check out our in-depth dive into the Realme GT 2 Pro’s camera to find out.
So here it is: our complete list of all MWC 2022 phones.
Unless there are any surprises (which are incredibly unlikely), these are the 20 phones launched this year at MWC by Honor, OnePlus, Realme, Pocophone, ZTE, HMD Global and TCL
After its big launch earlier in the week, we admired Poco’s two new Android phones: the Poco X4 Pro 5G and the Poco M4 Pro.
In fact, we liked them so much we had to sit down with members of the Poco team to discuss these new phones.
We’ve got a few takeaways from that interview, but you can read the first one, explaining why he’s still making cheap 4G phones, by clicking here.
Part of the reason has to do with the rollout of 5G in some countries, and part of it has to do with price – it’s an interesting look at the slow shift from 4G phones to 5G phones.
We kept this webcam on the roofs of Barcelona open in another tab, and wow, it just got dark there. Heavy storm clouds are approaching.
We’re glad we’re not in Barcelona now to cover MWC 2022 on the ground – we hope everyone at the show has brought a raincoat or umbrella.
Making a rope transition to make it a point of analysis: This could be irritating for some phone brands that want testers to play with phone cameras. Images look much better in good lighting conditions, and rainy or cloudy days aren’t exactly that.
That won’t be the case for phone brands that want users to try low-light or night modes, as some cameras with large sensors might take great photos in dim conditions.
We noted earlier in the week that Xiaomi’s CyberDog was attending MWC. Well, it looks like it’s been a busy week.
The @Xiaomi team is excited to have the opportunity to meet Xiaomi fans, industry peers & partners, and media friends from around the world at #MWC2022. It’s a great place to exchange ideas and share knowledge! pic.twitter.com/LoSQDwJBm6February 28, 2022
The Xiaomi founder posted a Tweet on the company’s booth at MWC, and in one of the CyberDogs lying flat on the floor – it’s the second of the images above.
CyberDog must have had a busy week entertaining tech fans. Poor dog. Rest
We’re gearing up for our first MWC plays of the day, but thought we’d share what else is happening in the mobile world as well.
First, a leak suggested that the Google Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch could be coming soon, with May looking like the likely launch date for both. Check out our full coverage here.
Along with news that an iPhone SE 3 might be launching soon, we’ve also written an analysis on why, if you want to buy the 2020 SE, you should probably wait for the new device to launch. Check out this article here.
So, what big launches are happening today?
No, we’re not talking about the tech brand, we actually mean no big launches scheduled for today.
Why is that? Well, that’s because brands like to upload their announcements to MWC, which allows fans to visit their show booth during the week to test out new gadgets.
That doesn’t mean nothing will happen today – instead, we’ll have hands-on reviews, analysis, news scraps and other in-depth articles. So stay tuned for that.
And now we’re on Day 3, which is actually day four of our coverage, but we counted Sunday as Day 0 since MWC technically kicks off on Monday. We’re just making our morning coffees and waiting for another tech day.
Day three of MWC 2022 was pretty quiet compared to the day before, but we got some key insights:
Day 2 of MWC 2022 was incredibly busy. We saw:
- Oppo has unveiled a 150W fast charging solution and a new 5G hub (we didn’t write about this as the former was covered in Oppo news, so check it out for more on that ).
Day one had a few launches: