VR's future at MWC: A promising outlook?

Kerem Gülen
Feb 28, 2023
Updated • Feb 28, 2023
Hardware, Misc

The much-awaited Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 is currently underway, drawing in technology aficionados from various corners of the globe who are eagerly anticipating the unveiling of the latest and most sophisticated developments in the realm of virtual reality (VR).

This year's edition of the event promises to feature some of the most pioneering and revolutionary VR experiences that have ever been showcased, with a special emphasis placed on the integration of 5G technology.

We will present an overview of some of the most thrilling and captivating VR products and experiences that have been unveiled at the conference, thereby offering readers a sneak peek into the future of immersive technology.VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech

Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition

Xiaomi has made an impressive impact at the ongoing MWC, thanks to the launch of the highly anticipated Xiaomi 13 series phones, alongside their latest technological marvel: the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass.

These smart glasses have been designed to function wirelessly and can be connected to a user's smartphone or other devices for an immersive augmented reality (AR) experience without the need for any bulky wires or dongles. Although the AR glasses don't have built-in storage, they can be effortlessly linked to a compatible device to enable optimal functionality.

VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech
Image credit: Xiaomi

SK Telecom's UAM simulator

Visitors to SK Telecom's booth at the MWC 2023 are being treated to a tantalizing look at the future of mobility. The South Korean telecommunications giant is using a combination of top-end technology and immersive experiences to demonstrate the potential of the metaverse. One of the most awe-inspiring examples of this is the virtual aircraft on display, which showcases the company's commitment to innovation and vision for the future of mobility.

While the virtual aircraft is not SK Telecom's primary objective, it serves as a remarkable representation of what can be achieved in the metaverse. The company's immersive experience is focused on UAM (Urban Air Mobility) and future mobility services. Visitors can engage with a life-sized UAM aircraft simulator and reservation & ticketing service on the integrated mobility platform called TMAP. This allows them to experience first-hand the innovative future of mobility.

HTC Vive presented multiple VR projects

At the MWC in Barcelona, HTC Vive unveiled their latest innovation: VIVERSE for Business.

The company, a frontrunner in the realm of virtual reality (VR) products and platforms, created this solution to aid businesses in fully utilizing the power of immersive technology.

VIVERSE for Business

HTC Vive, the leading provider of virtual reality (VR) products and platforms, has recently launched an exciting new product: the VIVE XR Elite MR face gasket. This innovative face gasket is specifically designed to enhance the immersive and intuitive qualities of mixed reality (MR) experiences.

With the VIVE XR Elite MR face gasket, users are able to seamlessly blend their surroundings with virtual overlays, creating a truly elevated mixed reality experience. This new product prioritizes user comfort and simplifies XR tasks, as it enables users to maintain situational awareness and easily utilize real-world equipment.

The VIVE XR Elite MR face gasket is set to be available for purchase in Q2 on vive.com, and is expected to be a game changer for the mixed reality industry.

VIVE Mars CamTrack

At the MWC in Barcelona, HTC Vive is showcasing its VIVE Mars CamTrack camera tracking solution, which offers a budget-friendly and user-friendly virtual production solution. Visitors to the booth can experience virtual scenes from VIVERSE and VIVE Originals - BEATDAY, demonstrating the versatility and power of the VIVE Mars CamTrack in professional virtual production shoots.

Additionally, HTC Vive has announced a special offer for European and North American users. With the purchase of both VIVE Mars CamTrack and Aximmetry Broadcast DE Edition, users can save 10% on the complete solution for achieving professional-level virtual production capabilities. This offer presents a cost-effective option for those looking to explore virtual production and take their content creation to the next level.

TCL’s offerings

At the MWC 2023, TCL is showcasing three alluring options that would fascinate tech enthusiasts who crave immersive experiences. First up is the NXTWEAR glasses, which connect to a PC via a USB-C port and transform into a colossal screen with head tracking capabilities, capable of exhibiting a multi-monitor system virtually, up to 10 monitors. These glasses, which are featherweight and compact, necessitate a USB-C connection to operate alongside a Windows computer.

Next in line is the RayNeo X2, an augmented reality model that has evolved over time and now comes with a ring that enhances navigation. The most distinctive feature of this model is its color display, which stands out in comparison to the conventional white or green monocolor of most AR options available on the market.

VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech
Image credit: TCL

ZTE Nubia Vision Glass

ZTE Nubia Vision Glass has caught attention at MWC 2023 with their peculiar AR glasses. Weighing only 79 grams, the glasses provide a 120-inch panel-like experience through real-time image projection from a connected smartphone. The glasses boast Micro-OLED screens with 3,500 PPI and a 1080P binocular HD resolution, along with dual omnidirectional speakers that have a sampling frequency of over 44.1 kHz and a bit depth of over 16 bits. They even come with a visor for sunny days and can be regulated for myopia or astigmatism. ZTE claims that the glasses are designed for gaming and to expand the screen at work.

VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech
Image credit: Nubia

Oppo Air Glass 2

Oppo has unveiled its augmented reality glasses at this year's MWC, the Oppo Air Glass 2. These glasses project additional information onto the glass just like regular glasses. They come in a lightweight design weighing only 38 grams, with micro projectors and a notable viewing area that can be quite inconspicuous. What's unique about these glasses is that they can be prescribed with ease, as Oppo has announced, and visitors to their booth were even able to try them on with their own prescription. The Oppo Air Glass 2 not only functions as a teleprompter and music player but also allows users to make phone calls and real-time translations of other languages. Furthermore, the glasses offer location-based navigation and speech-to-text for the hearing-impaired, among many other smart experiences.

VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech
Image credit: Oppo

Lenovo Glasses T1 and ThinkReality

Lenovo has also made its presence felt at MWC by showcasing its own product - the Lenovo T1. By connecting it to a computer, users can enjoy a private viewing experience on its two micro-OLED screens with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It provides a cinematic experience, as if watching on a big screen, or an extended virtual environment experience. The Lenovo ThinkReality offers an immersive experience, featuring 6 degrees of movement and control support with spatial positioning.

VR's big moment at MWC: A look at the best tech
Image credit: Lenovo

Samsung Electronics' future XR ambitions

At this year's MWC in Barcelona, the head of Samsung's smartphone business, Roh Tae-moon, discussed the company's progress in a conversation with mobile carrier SK Telecom's CEO Ryu Young-sang. Tae-moon reaffirmed that Samsung remains competitive in the global market, stating this during the company's Unpacked event on Feb. 1 while standing alongside executives from Qualcomm and Google to announce their partnership.

Tae-moon provided additional details on Samsung's progress, indicating the company is still in the race with global partners:

"We are developing prototyping technology for XR devices. [The devices] will be introduced once they are more complete and ready to enter the market," Roh stated.


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  1. Seeprime said on September 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Missing from the “story”: Ukraine’s agreement to never use Starlink for military purposes. This is why.

    Ghacks quality is AI driven and very poor these days since AI is really artificial stupidity.

    1. Karl said on September 12, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      “Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson forced to ‘clarify’ book’s account of Starlink incident in Ukraine War

      “To clarify on the Starlink issue: the Ukrainians THOUGHT coverage was enabled all the way to Crimea, but it was not. They asked Musk to enable it for their drone sub attack on the Russian fleet. Musk did not enable it, because he thought, probably correctly, that would cause a major war.”

      1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:58 pm

        I posted above comment to:

        Not to the following article about Geforce where I currently also can see it published:

  2. Anonymous said on September 11, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Well, using Brave, I can see Llama 2 being decent, but it is still not great?
    All these AI stuff seems more like a ‘toy’ than anything special, I mean, it is good for some stuff like translations or asking quick questions but not for asking anything important.

    The problem is Brave made it mostly for summarizing websites and all that, but all these Big tech controlled stuff, won’t summarize articles it doesn’t agree with, so it is also useless in many situations where you just want it to give you a quick summarization, and then it starts throwing you little ‘speeches’ about how it doesn’t agree with it and then it never summarizes anything, but give you all the 30 paragraphs reasons why the article is wrong, like if I am asking it what it thinks.

    SO all this AI is mostly a toy, but Facebook with all the power they have will be able to get so much data from people, it can ‘train’ or better say, write algorithms that will get better with time.

    But It is not intelligence, it is really not intelligence all these AI technology.

  3. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
    Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

    The eternal problematic of regulating, here applied to AI. Should regulations (interventionism) have interfered in the course of mankind ever since Adam and Eve where would we be now? Should spirituality, morality, ethics never have interfered where would we be now? I truly have always believed that the only possible consensus between ethics and freedom is that of individuals’ own consciousness.

    Off-topic : Musk’s beard looks like a wound, AI-Human hand-shake is a quite nice pic :)

    1. Karl said on September 14, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Haha, oh dear, Tom.
      I thought that the comments system issue where comments shows up under a totally different article was fixed. But seeing your comment here, the “error” is clearly still active. Hopefully it is sorted as soon as possible.

      1. Tom Hawack said on September 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

        Hi Karl :) Well, let’s remain positive and see the good sides : one’s comment appearing within different articles (the one it was written form and for, another unrelated one) brings ubiquity to that comment : say it once and it’s published twice, double your pleasure and double your fun (“with double-mint, double-mint gum” and old ad!). Let’s forget the complications and inherited misunderstandings it leads to. Not sure the fun is worth the complications though. Which is why, with a few others here, I include Article Title & URL with comment, to ease a bit the pain.

        This said, I’m trying to find a logic key which would explain the mic-mac. One thing is sure : comments appearing twice keep the same comment number.

        For instance my comment to which you replied just above is originally :


        It then got duplicated to :


        Same comment number, which let’s me imagine comments are defined by their number as before but now dissociated in a way from their full path : that’s where something is broken, as i see it.

        First amused me, then bothered, annoyed (I took some holidays to lower the pressure), then triggered curiosity.
        I’m putting our best detectives on the affair, stay tuned.

      2. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 8:58 am

        Hehe, yes indeed, staying positive is what we should do. Good comes for those who wait, as the old saying goes. Hopefully true for this as well.

        Interesting that the comments number stays the same, I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.

        Not useful for us, but hopefully for the developers (if there are any?), that perhaps will be able to sort this comments error out. Or our detectives, I hope they work hard on this as we speak ;).

        Cheers and have a great weekend!

      3. Karl said on September 16, 2023 at 9:18 am

        Whoops, my bad. I just now realized that the error I saw in your example URL (error-code-0x0003) was part of the linked article title and generated by Geforce! Oh dear! Why did I try to make it more confusing than it already is lol!

        Original comment:


      4. Tom Hawack said on September 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

        Article Title: Tech leaders meet to discuss regulation of AI
        Article URL: [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]

        @Karl, you write,

        “I noted that one thing is added to the duplicated comment in the URL, an error code, the following: “error-code-0x0003”.”

        I haven’t noticed that up to now but indeed brings an element to those who are actually trying to resolve the issue.
        I do hope that Softonic engineers are working on fixing this issue, which may be more complicated than we can imagine. Anything to do with databases can become a nightmare, especially when the database remains accessed while being repaired, so to say.

        P.S. My comment about remaining positive was, in this context, sarcastic. Your literal interpretation could mean you are, factually, more inclined to positiveness than I am myself : maybe a lesson of life for me :)

        Have a nice, happy, sunny weekend as well :)

      5. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm

        Correct: AI is certainly overhyped, it’s also advertised by some shady individuals. It’s can also be misused to write poor quality articles or fake your homework.


        16 September 2023, this website is still experiencing issues with posts erroneously appearing in the wrong threads. There are even duplicates of the exact same post ID within the same page in some places.

      6. 💾 said on September 16, 2023 at 8:41 pm

        Clerical error “[It] can also be misused …” you just can’t get the staff nowadays.

        Obviously [#comment-4573795] was originally posted within [/2023/09/14/artificial-intelligence-regulation-tech-leaders/]. However, it has appeared misplaced within several threads.

        Including the following:

  4. Anonymous said on September 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    “How much radiation is dangerous?
    Ionizing radiation, such as X-rays and gamma rays, is more energetic and potentially harmful. Exposure to doses greater than 1,000 millisieverts (mSv) in a short period can increase the risk of immediate health effects.
    Above about 100 mSv, the risk of long-term health effects, such as cancer, increases with the dose.”

    This ban is about NON-ionizing radiation limits, because there is too much radio wave power from the iphone. This has nothing to do with the much more dangerous ionizing radiations like X-rays, that are obviously not emitted at all by mobile phones. I invite you to correct your article.

  5. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    “Aaro.mil makes history as the first official UFO website”

    I wonder if it’s just smelly crowdsourcing for the spotting of chinese balloons or whatever paranoia they’re trying to instigate, or if they are also intentionally trying to look stupid enough to look for alien spaceships, for whatever reason. Maybe trying to look cute, instead of among the worst butchers of history ?

  6. Anonymous said on September 17, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    “The tech titan’s defense”
    “Whether he provides a clear explanation or justifies his actions”
    “the moral compass”

    You take it for granted that this company should agree being a military communications provider on a war zone, and so directly so that his network would be used to control armed drones charged with explosives rushing to their targets.

    You don’t need to repeat here everything you read in the mainstream press without thinking twice about it. You’re not just pointing interestingly that his company is more involved in the war that one may think at first and that this power is worrying, you’re also declaring your own support for a side in an imperialist killfest, blaming him for not participating enough in the bloodshed.

    Now your article is unclear on how this company could be aware that its network is used for such military actions at a given time, which has implications of its own.

    Reading other sources on that quickly, it seems that the company was: explicitly asked ; to extend its network geographically ; for a military attack ; at a time when there was no war but with the purpose of triggering it, if I understood well. You have to be joking if you’re crying about that not happening at that time. But today you have your war, be happy.

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