MWC (Cell World Congress) is the largest commerce present within the cellular calendar and it’s the place most of the 12 months’s most fun handsets are sometimes introduced – alongside tablets, wearables, and different tech.
Or no less than, it’s normally the largest commerce present within the cellular calendar, however in 2020 it was cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. Nonetheless, the excellent news is that – for now no less than – MWC 2021 is scheduled to go forward, although it will likely be later than regular, as defined beneath.
So what are you able to anticipate to see at MWC 2021? Whereas nothing has been confirmed simply but, we are able to take some educated guesses based mostly on earlier years. You’ll discover them beneath, and as quickly as we be taught extra we’ll replace this text with all the main points. So be certain to examine 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 possibility of it really having the ability to go forward and be effectively attended.
Whereas it will likely be held in Barcelona as regular, it’s additionally set to have “digital parts” this time.
In fact, since nobody can predict the longer term it’s all the time attainable that the occasion will likely 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 based mostly on the kinds of merchandise which can be sometimes introduced.
Sony at MWC 2021
So does that imply we may see the Sony Xperia 1 III at MWC 2021? Doubtlessly, however with the occasion now going down later within the 12 months it could be too late for that telephone. Regardless although, we’d suppose it’s possible that we’ll see one thing from Sony at MWC 2021.
Huawei at MWC 2021
Whereas Huawei didn’t launch any of its primary flagships at MWC 2019, it did unveil the foldable Huawei Mate X, which was fairly a giant deal. It additionally usually unveils new tablets and laptops through the occasion.
So whereas we in all probability gained’t see the Huawei P50 or Huawei Mate 50 at MWC 2021, we’d effectively see one thing from the corporate – maybe together with the successor to the Huawei Mate Xs.
Nokia at MWC 2021
Nokia usually has a giant 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 in all probability arrive earlier than MWC 2021, however you by no means know, we’d see it there, and even the Nokia 11.
Failing that, on the very least we’ll in all probability 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’d see one thing equally attention-grabbing at MWC 2021. Actually, on condition that the LG Velvet launched in Could, MWC 2021 is occurring at roughly the correct time for the LG Velvet 2.
The LG V70 can be a risk, following on from the flagship LG V60 ThinQ which landed in February and should effectively have had an MWC launch if the occasion had been held.
The whole lot else
Whereas we’ve coated most of the possible highlights above, there’ll in all probability 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 possible candidates for MWC 2020 telephone launches embrace Honor, Motorola, and Oppo.
Plus, you may anticipate 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 in all probability gained’t see is something by Apple or OnePlus, and whereas Google would possibly unveil one thing it virtually definitely gained’t be a telephone – at MWC 2019 the corporate simply talked about Google Assistant enhancements and Google Fi.