After getting cancelled the previous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mobile World Congress (MWC) is now going to start from the 28th of June 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. MWC is the world’s biggest smartphone event that features many big smartphone and technology giants.
The MWC event, unlike every year, will be in a hybrid form of both in-person unveilings and virtual unveilings, this year. This hybrid form event is also a factor that some big tech companies are not convinced with and thus, this year’s event will happen in absence of some major tech companies. Big brands including Nokia, Google, Facebook, Sony and Xiaomi will not be attending the MWC event in person. However, they may or may not introduce their new arrivals virtually.
World’s biggest mobile event, Mobile World Congress, also known as MWC Barcelona, is a yearly trade event organised by GSMA, that primarily focuses on the new creations and innovations in the mobile communication industry. The MWC event is mainly attended by industries like device manufacturers, trade insiders, major telecom operators and representatives of wireless carriers around the world. The event is the best platform for smartphone manufacturer companies to unveil their forthcoming technologies.
The MWC 2021 event was initially going to start from March 2021 to June 2021, however, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it got postponed. Now, the MWC 2021 will be taking place from June 28 to July 1 and will consist of both in-person and virtual events.
South Korean tech giant, Samsung is joining the MWC 2021 and probably, can be in the limelight of the event. Samsung is most likely not to unveil any new smartphone in the event, however, the company is expected to show us the first look of the highly anticipated smartwatch Galaxy Watch 4 at the event which will be streamed at 10:48 pm on the 29th of June.
Apart from Samsung, Intel and Lenovo are also joining the event and could raise bars. Intel is reported to be talking about its future in 5G tech and AI, through a virtual event. On the other hand, Lenovo is expected to announce its upcoming smart devices at the event held on 28 June.
The main centre of attraction of the event is undoubtedly the keynote speech by SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which will be held on 29 June. His keynote is expected to be primarily focused on his ongoing internet satellite program Starlink.