MWC 2023

MWC 2023: Foldable HONOR Magic Vs makes global debut

A leap for HONOR



Determined to make a leap, HONOR has officially revealed its first flagship foldable smartphone outside China, the HONOR Magic Vs.

As earlier announced, the Magic Vs features HONOR’s super-light gearless hinge technology that has been carefully crafted using single-piece casting, reducing the overall number of structural components from 92 down to just four. A simple eye test can also show that when unfolded, the Magic Vs has no gaps and its almost fully flat screen.

The durable hinge has previously been tested to withstand up to 400,000 folds. That’s an average of 100 folds a day over a more than 10-year usage time.

The exceptionally slim and lightweight foldable measures only 12.9mm thin when folded and is just 267g light. It houses a 5,000mAh battery, the largest capacity among such phone types in the similar form factor.

Exceptional dual display experience

When folded, the HONOR Magic Vs already has a 6.45-inch display, but when you flip the device to its full size, users can enjoy an extra-wide 7.9-inch HDR10+ OLED screen capable of up to 90Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 800 nits.

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and runs on the MagicOS 7.1 UI. Users can expect a smooth performance overall.

Meanwhile, the device also sports a 50MP IMX800 main camera, complemented by another 50MP ultra-wide shooter and an 8MP zoom camera.

In terms of accessibility and connectivity, the Magic Vs utilizes MagicRing for multi-device collaboration. There’s also Magic Text for intelligent text recognition, Smart Multi-window, and APP Extender for multi-tasking across applications.

Price and availability

Available in the Cyan and Black colorways, the HONOR Magic Vs will be priced at EUR 1599. Availability in respective markets soon to be announced.

SEE ALSO: HONOR Magic Vs review: Galactic Outside, Harmonious Inside

MWC 2023

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass showcased at MWC 2023

A cutting-edge AR device



Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

At the MWC 2023, Xiaomi revealed its cutting-edge Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, the brand’s first device of its kind.

The Xiaomi AR Glass has a free-form optical module. It comprises a pair of MicroOLED screens, and free-form light-guiding prisms that help users see a clear picture display.

When paired with a Xiaomi 13 or other Snapdragon Spaces ready device, the lightweight glasses connect with low latency, and offer a wide range of possibilities from a retina-level adaptive display which best simulates virtual objects as if they’re just seen by the naked eye.

Gesture Control

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

The device also features an innovative micro-gesture interaction that enables users to utilize their inner fingers as basic keys for movement operations.

How this is done is the AR Glass detects the second joints of the hand’s middle and index fingers. Thumb-tapping is also used for text input.

In the future, Xiaomi is exploring how to take advantage of sliding and tapping motions to integrate it seamlessly as part of the glasses’ controls.

A more connected experience

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass

Lastly, the AR Glass also supports a variety of large-screen applications, enabled by Mi Share’s app-streaming capability.

TikTok and YouTube, for instance, can optimize the display area usage of the glasses, turning them into a portable large screen which you can take anywhere with you.

Users may also transfer a stream from a television screencast and continue watching it on the glasses. Xiaomi’s integrated spatial audio also makes the listening experience part more immersive.

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GCash represents Philippines, SEA at MWC 2023

An innovator in the fintech scene



GCash MWC 2023

The Philippines was well-represented at the recent MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, with GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon delivering a keynote speech there.

Sazon’s talk revolved around emphasizing the e-wallet’s innovative and game-changing solutions aimed at financial inclusion, as she even called GCash “a national champion that helps transform a nation”.

The leading financial app in the country now has over 76 million registered users, and is believed to be one of few fintech solutions that are sustainable in the Southeast Asian scene.

As GCash and its parent company Globe Group were not only representing the Philippines but also the entire Southeast Asia at the event, the brand prided itself in being a benchmark for innovative financial services and solutions.

Likewise, the platform’s net promoter score (NPS), a gauge measuring customer experience and predicts business growth, has been at par with globally recognized brands at 83.9%.

This year’s MWC, the second in-person gathering since the pandemic, garnered over 88,500 total attendees.

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motorola rizr Hands-On

Hello Moto! from my rollable



If you’re an oldie (but goldie) gadget nerd, you would probably remember the stylish slider Motorola RIZR Z3 from 2006.

Fast forward this 2023, we might actually hear “Hello Moto” in this new form factor.

Originally unveiled at Lenovo Tech World ’22, motorola’s rollable concept made its way through the eyes of many at MWC 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

Are you excited to see the future of smartphones with rollables?

Here’s our brief hands-on with motorola’s rollable concept A.K.A the moto rizr.


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