MWC (Cell World Congress) is the largest commerce present within the cellular calendar and it’s the place lots of the 12 months’s most enjoyable handsets are sometimes introduced – alongside tablets, wearables, and different tech.
Or at the least, it’s normally the largest commerce present within the cellular calendar, however in 2020 it was cancelled as a result of ongoing pandemic. Nonetheless, the excellent news is that – for now at the least – MWC 2021 is scheduled to go forward, although will probably be later than regular, as defined under.
So what are you able to count on to see at MWC 2021? Whereas nothing has been confirmed simply but, we are able to take some educated guesses primarily based on earlier years. You’ll discover them under, and as quickly as we be taught extra we’ll replace this text with all the main points. So be sure that to verify again right here if you wish to keep updated on MWC 2021.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? The most important smartphone commerce present of 2021
- When is it? June 28 – July 1
When is MWC 2021?
MWC 2021 is scheduled to be held from June 28 – July 1. These aren’t the unique dates, because it had beforehand been deliberate for early March, but it surely has now been delayed to extend the prospect of it truly having the ability to go forward and be nicely attended.
Whereas will probably be held in Barcelona as standard, it’s additionally set to have “digital parts” this time.
After all, since nobody can predict the longer term it’s at all times doable that the occasion will probably be additional delayed and even cancelled, however for now, late June is when to mark it in your calendar.
What to anticipate at MWC 2021
On the time of writing there’s no concrete information about what to anticipate at MWC 2021, however now we have some concepts primarily based on the types of merchandise which might be sometimes introduced.
Sony at MWC 2021
So does that imply we might see the Sony Xperia 1 III at MWC 2021? Probably, however with the occasion now happening later within the 12 months it is likely to be too late for that telephone. Regardless although, we’d assume it’s seemingly that we’ll see one thing from Sony at MWC 2021.
Huawei at MWC 2021
Whereas Huawei didn’t launch any of its major flagships at MWC 2019, it did unveil the foldable Huawei Mate X, which was fairly an enormous deal. It additionally typically unveils new tablets and laptops throughout the occasion.
Nokia at MWC 2021
Nokia typically has an enormous presence at MWC, with flagships (such because the Nokia 9 PureView in 2019) and decrease finish telephones each accounted for.
On the time of writing the corporate hasn’t but launched the Nokia 10, in order that’s overdue and can most likely arrive earlier than MWC 2021, however you by no means know, we would see it there, and even the Nokia 11.
Failing that, on the very least we’ll most likely see some low-end or mid-range Nokia telephones, such because the Nokia 5.Four or Nokia 8.4.
LG at MWC 2021
LG launched the flagship LG G8 at MWC 2019, and whereas the G vary is seemingly useless (and changed by the LG Velvet), we would see one thing equally fascinating at MWC 2021. In actual fact, provided that the LG Velvet launched in Could, MWC 2021 is going on at roughly the precise time for the LG Velvet 2.
The LG V70 can also be a chance, following on from the flagship LG V60 ThinQ which landed in February and should nicely have had an MWC launch if the occasion had been held.
The whole lot else
Whereas we’ve lined lots of the seemingly highlights above, there’ll most likely be all types of different issues on present from all types of different firms.
At MWC 2019 we noticed new telephones from Alcatel, Xiaomi, ZTE, and extra. We additionally noticed new Samsung handsets, however don’t get too excited – lately the corporate has held separate occasions for flagships just like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S30. Reasonably, we’ll doubtlessly see some new mid-range A-series telephones.
Different seemingly candidates for MWC 2020 telephone launches embrace Honor, Motorola, and Oppo.
Plus, you possibly can count on quite a lot of tablets and laptops, doubtlessly alongside some smartwatches and health trackers – although notably there weren’t any at MWC 2019.
What we most likely received’t see is something by Apple or OnePlus, and whereas Google may unveil one thing it virtually definitely received’t be a telephone – at MWC 2019 the corporate simply talked about Google Assistant enhancements and Google Fi.