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MWC 2023: The best was the one who wasn’t even there

MWC 2023: The best was the one who wasn't even there

The Mobile World Congress 2023 ended on March 2, and at the end of the event, the organizers distributed the GLOMO (Global Mobile Awards) fees. They are awarded every year in several different categories — mobile network solutions, digital services, devices, Tech4Good digital equal opportunities, government, outstanding individual performance — among these, the device category is the most prestigious according to the organizers. The four awards in the device category “celebrate achievements in hardware development, rewarding consumer-focused technological innovation, superior design and outstanding performance.” And this year two out of four were won by someone who did not participate in the MWC. Not now, not before.

In the competition for phones introduced between January and December 2022, the best smartphone award was won by the Google Pixel 7 Pro, the Nothing Phone (1), the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4. Apple iPhone 14 Pro. In the same way, the circuit breaker is innovative (Disruptive Device Innovation) award was also awarded to Apple for the emergency satellite emergency call that was introduced and launched with the iPhone 14 series. Google Tensor 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and the Sony IMX989 camera sensor were also nominated in this category.

According to the MWC organizers, the iPhone 14 Pro became the best mobile phone of the past year. [+]

The best of the show prize was also awarded to a device capable of satellite communication, the Motorola Defy Satellite Link named supplement was considered worthy of the first place. Via the additional Bluetooth connection we also looked at, it equips Android and iOS mobile phones to communicate with satellites in geostationary orbit. Oppo Find N2 Flip, Honor Magic Vs and Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra were also nominated in the MWC show best category.

The Satellite Link is barely heavier or bigger than a keychain.
The Satellite Link is barely heavier or bigger than a keychain. [+]

Finally, the fourth prize was awarded to TCL got the NXTWEAR S for smart glasses, which was named the best connected device. This is currently only available to developers, but we had the opportunity to see it for ourselves, Bog described his brief experience with the glasses in this article. Also competing in the category were the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro, the Vasco Translator V4 translator, and LMT’s smart smoke detector.

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