MWC 2023

What’s up with the OnePlus 11 Concept?



There’s nothing quite like a concept phone. Though a brand often limits its production to only a handful of units, getting to know a concept phone pushes what’s possible for a smartphone. After being talked about for quite a while now, OnePlus has finally unleashed the OnePlus 11 Concept. Luckily, GadgetMatch got its hands on one of the rare units out in the world. Let’s see what makes this concept so special.

Icy blue veins

For the phone’s first teasers, the OnePlus 11 Concept showcased “icy blue pipelines” running around the back of the smartphone. At the time, the teaser did not explain what these veins were for. Now, we know.

The OnePlus 11 Concept is an experiment in smartphone cooling called Active CryoFlux. While most smartphones today use graphene to dissipate heat, OnePlus’ concept mimics the pipeline system used in today’s gaming PCs. In concept, the smartphone will use the pipelines to circulate its own cooling liquid composed of water, oil, and mica powder.

The cooling system will supposedly lower the phone’s temperature by up to 2.1°C. It will result in up to four additional frames per second. Plus, if the phone is just charging, the system can still reduce temperatures by up to 1.6°C, reducing charging times.

Unfortunately, the OnePlus 11 Concept doesn’t have the cooling system just yet. It is, however, a road that OnePlus is actively pursuing.

Red hot design

Cooling isn’t the only thing that the OnePlus 11 Concept is testing. The smartphone features a few radical changes in design. For one, the rear glass panel has a deeper end, supposedly mimicking the calm stillness of a glacial lake. For a smartphone, it does look impressive, but we’ll leave you to decide whether it reminds you of a glacial lake.

Additionally, if the cooling system is turned on, the pipelines will glow a brilliant blue, giving the phone an extra oomph of personality. Taking the phone out on a gaming run looks and feels amazing.

Now, for another bit of pizzazz, the camera module will come with Guilloche engraving, a design choice often reserved for luxury watches. The OnePlus 11 Concept is as luxurious as its is bent towards mobile gamers.

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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