Mobile World Congress 2022 Live Updates


MWC, the world’s biggest mobile-focused tech show, is back as an in-person event and while Samsung has already showcased its Galaxy Book2, more announcements are expected from other brands.

  • With Oppo announcing a new 150W SuperVOOC fast-charging standard, its upmarket sub-brand OnePlus said it will bring the tech to an unnamed smartphone in the second quarter of this year. OnePlus didn’t reveal whether that phone will be a flagship device or a part of the mid-range Nord series.
  • Oppo has announced its new 150W SuperVooc with Battery Health Engine (BHE) and the 240W SuperVooc flash charge technology at the ongoing MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The new 150W charging will be capable of bringing a refill 4500mAh battery pack from empty to full in 15 minutes. The charge to 50 per cent will take just 5 minutes, claims Oppo.
  • Qualcomm announced a bunch of new technologies at the world’s biggest mobile-focused tech show. Its Snapdragon Sound, for instance, wireless earbud support for 16-bit “CD-quality” lossless audio over Bluetooth. Qualcomm also announced that it will be using Snapdragon Connect branding to ensure that customers can easily identify devices that will offer the best connectivity.
  • Realme has introduced its GT 2 Pro and GT smartphones, the company’s most premium phones till date. The GT 2 Pro is taking a stab at the $800 price segment, though it starts at around Eur 649, which puts it at $730 price mark. It comes with dual 50MP cameras at the back, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a 150-degree wide angle camera, as well.
  • Lenovo has announced a series of laptops as part of this year’s MWC presentation, in the ThinkPad and IdeaPad range. The new ThinkPad X13 is powered by the premium Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor, and comes in an ultra-slim, fan-less design that delivers next-level silence. Weighing at just 1.06kgs, the company boasts of multi-day battery life of up to 28 hours, an enhanced 5G connection, and a 5MP webcam with auto-framing and intelligent noise suppression for conference calls. The display measures 13.6-inches and comes with touch control and Eyesafe low blue light options.
  • Samsung has introduced its Galaxy Book2 Business at the MWC 2022. This is a new PC built on the Intel vPro platform of processors designed for businesses. The laptops comes with tools to help keep them secure for enterprise users, especially in the hybrid environment when some employees might be doing work from home and working on non-enterprise networks. Samsung claims these come with the company’s own “defense-grade security technology,” Intel Hardware Shield Technology, and secure embedded processor to protect BIOS.
  • Realme has confirmed that it will launch its high-end Realme GT2 at this year’s MWC, featuring a 150-degree ultra-wide camera and a bio-polymer based back cover, which serves as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic. The company was first to include 65W charging support on its X50 Pro, and this year will unveil a new charging technology.

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest mobile event of the year. The big event sees the launch of big-ticket smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, 5G-equipped notebooks, VR and AR headsets. This year’s MWC officially begins on Monday, February 28 and runs through March 3.