Best phones launched at MWC 2023 |

MWC or Mobile World Congress 2023 is underway, and brands are back with a bang in a post-COVID world, after three years of lull. Every major smartphone maker has been up to something exciting at the Barcelona technology show, displaying interesting new and never-seen-before technology at their booths. In case you are looking for the list of the best phones launched at MWC 2023, look no further because we have the ultimate list with smartphones from brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus, and more.

Top smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress 2023

Here’s a rundown of the best smartphones we saw at MWC 2023:

  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Realme GT3
  • Nokia G22
  • Honor Magic 5 Pro
  • OnePlus 11 Concept

Xiaomi 13 Pro


The latest flagship smartphone from Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is here. Unveiled at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is all sorts of awesome when it comes to features and specifications. Starting off with the biggest highlights, the smartphone sports a massive 6.73-inch 2K OLED panel with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, which makes your viewing experience a pleasure. Furthermore, your processing needs are sorted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, coupled with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage, under the hood. As for battery backup, you get a decently large 4,820mAh battery with support for 120W wired fast charging. And, the best part about the phone is the 50MP triple rear cameras that make it the world’s first device to feature the new Leica 75mm floating telephoto lens.

As for pricing, the Xiaomi 13 Pro is priced at Rs 79,999 in India for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model. But, the best part is that you can avail a Rs 10,000 instant discount with ICICI bank cards to bring down the effective price to Rs 69,999. And, for that price, it seems like a solid package.

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Realme GT3

Much like its counterparts from China, Realme was also up to some neat stuff at the MWC 2023 in Barcelona. In fact, the phone maker held the global debut of its most ambitious smartphone yet, the GT3. Ambitious, because it packs in some specifications never seen before on a Realme smartphone. For starters, you get 240W of wired fast charging support, which is just astonishing. Then, you get specifications like a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, a 6.74-inch 1.5K AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate and a triple rear camera setup with a primary 50-megapixel Sony IMX890 sensor.

In terms of pricing, the Realme GT3 global price has been set at $649 or roughly Rs 53,600 for the base 8GB + 128GB variant. Pricing for other variants and pricing for the Indian market has not been revealed yet.

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Nokia G22

Nokia C22, C32, G22 smartphones launched

HMD Global skipped the snooze button and made a long-awaited appearance at MWC 2023, launching the mid-range G22 smartphone in the UK and other European markets. This is a unique launch in the sense that Nokia has collaborated with the American how-to portal iFixit to bring versatile repairability options to the new G22. In fact, the collaboration means Nokia G22 users will be able to get replaced damaged displays, faulty batteries, and bent charging ports – even after the warranty expires.

Let’s get into the specifications now. The Nokia G22 is powered by a Unisoc T606 chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM (4GB + 2GB virtual) and 64GB storage. The front of the phone sports a 6.52-inch HD+ panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and brightness of 500 nits. Much like the market trend, the Nokia G22 too comes with a triple rear camera setup, with a 50MP primary sensor as the highlight. Furthermore, there is 5,050mAh battery under the hood with support for 20W fast charging.

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Honor Magic 5 Pro


Unveiled at the company’s briefing held at MWC 2023, the Honor Magic 5 Pro is Honor’s newest flagship smartphone. As for specifications, the smartphone sports a “Quad Curved Floating Screen” that is made to bring even more comfort to your hand feel. It has a 6.81-inch OLED panel with a peak brightness of 1800nits and up to 120Hz refresh rate. Further, features like a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, triple 50MP rear cameras, 12MP selfie camera, and 5,100mAh battery with support for 66W fast charging make it a feature-packed flagship Android smartphone.

The Honor Magic 5 Pro has been priced at an astonishing price tag of €1199 (Rs 1,05,400 approx.) for the 12G+512GB variant. It will be made available in colours options like Meadow Green, Black, and Glacier Blue. It will also come in two leather finishes – Coral Purple and Orange. While the smartphone hasn’t received an India price tag yet, expect it to be in the range of what the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra go for.

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OnePlus 11 Concept

OnePlus 11 Concept Phone

Talking about premium smartphones, once-flagship-killer brand OnePlus is going all out at MWC 2023. The phone maker showcased the OnePlus 11 Concept, a smartphone with a compact cooling mechanism that works wonders. Packed with something called the Active Cryoflux Liquid Cooling System, the OnePlus 11 Concept is claimed to go down up to 2.1 degree Celsius in temperature during intense tasks. This has been made possible by employing “industrial-grade ceramic piezoelectric micropumps” and certain blue pipelines that help cut down on the heat.

As per OnePlus, the reduction in heat can help immensely in mobile gaming. For starters, it can up framerates by up to 4 frames per second. It also helps reduce the temperature during charging, which is crucial to charge your phone substantially faster. Other features of the smartphone include a glass unibody design with a cool micro-liquid flowing mechanism that runs on the rear panel. And, to give it an even more premium feel, the smartphone will feature Guilloché etching, usually seen on high-end watches, around the rear camera.

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