The Mobile World Congress 2022 It is here after two years of practical stoppage due to the pandemic -if we do not take into account the decaffeinated and out-of-date edition of 2021- and the main technology manufacturers have deployed all their ‘gadgets’ and innovations. this edition is torn between the unreal and the feasible, between the virtual daydream and the innovations that will really improve the day to day of the users, between the Metaverse and the fast charge that allows a 5,000 Mah phone to be filled with energy in just 15 minutes. This is the best of Mobile World Congress 2022.
Oppo and its 150 W fast charge
the plans of Realme stop the fastest charging of the Mobile World Congress have been truncated by the Chinese manufacturer Oppowhich has equaled them by showing at the Barcelona fair a charger (suspiciously similar to those of OnePlus, now its companion in fatigue) of 150 watts, an incredible flow of energy that allows you to charge a 5,000 Mah terminal from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes and fill half the tank in just 5.
With screens and processors that increasingly demand more energy and given the impossibility, at least in the short term, of improving the autonomy of terminals, especially in the high range, These ultra-fast charges have become the best option for the most demanding users. Something that big manufacturers like Apple seem to ignore.
For those who do not need such a fast charge and prefer the convenience of a more discreet and portable chargerOppo has also shown off an ultra-flat and lightweight charger from fifty W that allows you to benefit from a fairly fast charge without having to carry a large brick in your backpack or pocket.
Another of Oppo’s great attractions has been your augmented reality glassesa virtual layer that is overlaid on the real world and displays information to the user such as directions from Google Maps or directly allows you to consume multimedia content generating large-inch screens but without having to isolate yourself from the outside world.
On the other hand, integrated for the first time within the Oppo stand, we have been able to see a space dedicated to OnePlus, one of the most solvent manufacturers and with the largest number of fans outside the usual circuit. The new OnePlus 10 Pro which is not yet sold in Spain, is a spectacular phone with a very particular back with a grainy touch that is quite reminiscent of the first model of this manufacturer. For the rest, the high-end specifications are the usual ones for a 2022 high-end, highlighting the photographic section signed by Sony and Hasselblad that in addition to some spectacular traditional photos also offer the possibility of taking fisheye snapshots and the largest wide angle on the market with a 150 degree opening.
Samsung returns to manufacturing laptops and does it in a big way
aware of his dominance in the mobile phone market high-end with its Galaxy family, Samsung has launched in this Mobile to a sector that had abandoned since 2014 that of laptops. At their stand they have boasted one of the most complete ecosystems on the markethave shown muscle with the S22 Ultraof versatility with its foldables and wearables and have shown for the first time the new Galaxy Book 2 Pro to the general public.
The Galaxy family shines in full at the Samsung stand in all its color range. It was introduced by everything big just a few weeks ago and it is already reaching the pockets of users. The most prominent model is the S22 Ultra that launches a fast charge of 45 W, a photographic set of 6 cameras and sensors that place it as the best phone to take all kinds of pictures and the return of the S-Pen to the Galaxy family.
But the real protagonists of this Mobile World Congress 2022 at the Samsung stand and the ones that would attract the most attention were undoubtedly the new laptops. Devices 13 and 15 inches in traditional format and as a convertible with a screen that rotates 360 degrees. The Galaxy Book 2 Pro stands out for its careful aluminum design, its extreme thinness and a really low weight (less than a kilo the lightest). In the absence of proving its real power, all the devices presented have the Intel Evo certification with processors of 12th generation i5 and i7. Another highlight is its wide-angle camera with Full HD 1080p resolution and face tracking during video conferences through software.
Xiaomi, between dogs, ‘affordable’ oled and transparent TVs
As Oppo and Realme’s 150-watt charges hit the market, Xiaomi can boast of a phone with 120 W already on sale. But of course, when you have a stand with a robotic dog doing somersaults next to a transparent TV, fast charges go more unnoticed.
The Xiaomi 11T Ultra is capable of refilling its reservoir of 5,000 Mah from 0 to 100% in just 17 minutes and you can buy it for a few 580 euros. Meanwhile, Xiaomi works on a cwired charging up to 200 W that for the moment they have not shown but already promise, reaching the 120W wirelessly.
For its part, Xiaomi’s dog has also been seen among the gazes of the curious. Loaded with sensors to move freely in real environments, its legs allow it to walk, crouch, run and even somersaults. Thought as a robotic companion pet, it is currently a prototype but they assure that it will serve in the future as a mobile home watchman or even to carry objects from one place to another.
Next to Xiaomi’s puppy you could see a very special screen: a completely transparent monitor capable of displaying high-definition images in full color. The possibilities of this type of panels for advertising in public spaces or even to replace windows are really interesting. In addition, it has also been seen for the first time in Spain the 77-inch monitor and Oled technology of the brand, which at the moment is only sold in China for a price equivalent to about 2,500 euros.
Telefónica, the Metaverse and robotic cocktails
the space of Telefonica at the Mobile World Congress It is a mandatory appointment every year and this 2022 return of the great mobility technology event has not been an exception.
The Spanish teleco has opted for the metaversethe 5G and the robotics as protagonists of its stand. To broaden horizons and facilitate the exploration of their space in cyberspace, they have enabled a self-made ‘metaverse’ that allows their ‘stand’ to be explored virtually. The result quite reminiscent of Second Life with a slightly vintage touchwhich we do not know if it is wanted.
In addition, emulating Xiaomi, Telefónica has also presented its own pet roboticsmanufactured by Boston Dynamics and, in principle, not intended for mass marketing in our country.
Other rather eye-catching robotic servant has been the ‘robot barman’ a huge mass of metal and gears capable of putting a cane or a cocktail, at a speed that many will despair as much as a traditional waiter.
The only car of the Mobile World Congress 2022
In previous editions, the presence of autonomous or electric cars was quite common at the MWC in Barcelona. The main world manufacturers took advantage of the technological event to show their latest innovations, even if they were only prototypes.
However, this year, only one manufacturer has been encouraged to bring one of their models and exhibit it at the fair.
The American manufacturer Fisker has chosen Barcelona to show its new Ocean model, a SUVs completely electric whose price will be around 42.000 euros and who claims to have some 400 kilometres of autonomy. It is a large car, with a length of 4.77 meters and a width of 2.
Honor bends to the power of cameras
After the veto of Huawei by the United States and the impossibility of using Android in some of the best terminals in the world, Honor made the wise decision to split from her matrix. and refound the company, going from being a manufacturer of cheap mobiles to standing up to the most powerful with high-end terminals that had little or nothing to envy them.
This Monday, within the framework of the Mobile World Congress, the Chinese company presented its new flagship: the Honor Magic 4 Pro, a phone that is measured at the same level as the telephony giants on screen and performance, but also It stands out in two key aspects for many users: cameras and fast charging.
In the rear the Magic 4 Pro It includes two 50 Mpx cameras (main and ultra wide angle), a 100x 64 Mpx periscopic zoom and a sun sensor for the bokeh effect. At the front we find one of the largest angles on the market with an opening of 100 degrees and another TOF sensor to take pictures with blur.
The 100W dual fast charge It promises to charge its 4,600 milliamps in less than half an hour and if we use wireless charging, 50% in 15 minutes, which would be really impressive. Also, along with the phone, the Chinese company has shown its new headphones capable of measuring body temperature.
In addition to its maximum representative, Honor has also shown its folding. The Honor Magic V It is a tablet that fits in your pocket with a large interior screen of almost 8 inches and 120 Hz and a traditional mobile exterior panel of 6.45 inches. It also has a triple camera of 50 Mpx and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 beating inside.
Finally, it is worth mentioning his laptop Magic Book X14, which was also seen on the operating table, a 14-inch Full HD Windows PC with an 11th generation Intel processor, 8 GB of RAM and 65 W fast charging, all for 699 euros. Its design is sober and elegant and it weighs 1.38 kilos.