Samsung won’t attend MWC in Barcelona this summer

Samsung will not have a physical presence at MWC 2021 in Barcelona. “The health and security of our workers, partners and clients is our number one top priority, so we have actually made the decision to withdraw from exhibiting in-person at this years Mobile World Congress,” a spokesperson for the company told Reuters (via The Verge).
As things currently stand, the GSM Association, the company that assembles MWC every year, prepares to go on with an in-person event on June 28th. Samsung is the most recent company to state it will attend the event remotely. Formerly, Sony, Nokia and Ericsson revealed comparable strategies. Google has likewise stated it wont exhibit at MWC, however still prepares to attend it essentially..
” Of course we respect that planning in a pandemic is complicated. Samsung will adjust their existence to virtual for MWC21 and we anticipate seeing them face to face 2022,” a representative for the GSMA informed Engadget. The company likewise pointed us to a news release it published recently that details a few of the programs it has prepared for MWC 2021. In 2015, the GSMA ended up canceling MWC 2020 after numerous major exhibitors, consisting of Samsung, Sony and LG dropped out of the event in the days leading up to it..
Update 3:04 PM ET: Added remark from the GSMA. All products advised by Engadget are chosen by our editorial group, independent of our parent business. Some of our stories consist of affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.