Mobile World Congress is the largest event of the smartphone industry around the world. In this event, several phone makers introduce their innovative products, technologies, and show off their future vision. However, the MWC 2020 was canceled because of the pandemic and postponed to late June 2021.
Samsung has recently confirmed that it will not be present at the upcoming Mobile World Congress due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s worth mentioning that the next WMC will be held in Barcelona next month.
According to an official emailed statement (via Reuters), Samsung said – “The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is our number one priority, so we have made the decision to withdraw from exhibiting in-person at this year’s Mobile World Congress.”
With this decision, the South Korean tech giant became the latest major OEM to decide to attend the 2021’s World Mobile Congress virtually. Previously, Sony, Ericsson, Nokia, and several tech makers confirmed they are not attending the physical MWC 2021 event.
However, Samsung is expected to unveil three new high-end phones including the Galaxy S21 FE, which is an affordable variant of the Galaxy S21 flagship, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August this year. As the company is not taking part in the in-person event, it could hold a separate launch event for these upcoming devices.