The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2020) was to be held for the fifteenth consecutive year in Barcelona, from February 24 to 27, where the most important technology companies in the world were going to present their latest advances in mobile technology. However, fear of the new coronavirus outbreak and cancellations has caused organizers to decide to cancel the event.
The MEV had estimated that more than 109,000 attendees attended the event during the four days to see the new products of the more 2,400 companies they were going to present. The city of Barcelona hoped to receive large technology companies such asGoogle, Facebook, Nokia, Xiaomi, realme, Oppo, Microsoft or Telefónica.
However, theLG cancellation,on the occasion of the concerns raised by the new outbreak of coronavirus in a massive event that was going to mobilize many people from all over the world, a wave of absences began that ended up officially ending Congress, as its organizers announced on Wednesday .
The MWC 2020 was going to be focused on smart connectivity, the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI),‘Big Data’ and the Internet of Things (IoT),technologies driven by 5G technology.
With this in mind, the technology companies planned to present their advances in privacy and security or the responsibility they have in the protection of users’ personal data, as well as with the environment and accessibility.
The cancellation of the fair has caused several companies such asOppo, Realme, Xiaomi and MotorolaThey have also decided to postpone the press conferences that were scheduled for the days before the official opening of the MWC 2020.
The Chinese company Oppo has announced that, after analyzing the situation, it has decided to postpone the launch of the seriesFind X2, which was planned for February 22, to March. However, they have not yet specified the date or place.
For its part, Xiaomi, which had the launch event of its seriesMy 10on Sunday 23, he explained that he postpones it, and that he will have an event in Europe, of which he has not specified a date.
While Realme has decided to cancel thephysical presentation of the X50 Pro 5G, but as explained in a statement, this device will be launched online for everyone in Madrid on February 24.
Motorola has also joined the cancellationof his presentation that was going to be held on Sunday, February 23. In a statement he explained that he hopes to share “very soon more details” about his next releases.
On the other hand, Sony, which was one of the first companies to cancel its participation, is going to keep the presentation via streaming that it had scheduled forMonday, February 24at 8:30 a.m.
There would also be companies like Samsung at the fair, which was going to show its new Galaxy S20 family and its second device with a folding screen, Galaxy Z Flip.HuaweiHe also had a product presentation announced – predictably his new ‘smartphone’ badge – for Sunday, February 23, which, for the moment, has not been canceled.
Although no event,TCLHe had also confirmed his commitment to the Mobile World Congress, where he planned to show his new mobile devices. This way of proceeding had also been confirmed by Asus, who planned to keep the stand.ZTEShe was even forced to deny her absence, and to confirm that she was going to bring MWC her news in5G technology, including a new ‘smartphone’ ZTE Axon of last generation.