Mobile World Congress kicks off: what to expect from the Barcelona fair

After a year of absence, the Catalan appointment returns: this year fewer smartphones and more wearable devices

(Photo: Muck)

Return the Mobile World Congress of Barcelona after having skipped the last edition due to Covid-19 and does so with a summer edition to be held from 28 June to 1 July next. The Mwc 2021 it will therefore be mixed with the events streamed on the web, but it will also be open to public, let’s do a summary. The Mwc 2020 had been among the first major events to raise the white flag. That of 2021 will be far from the firework of novelty experienced in previous years, even more so considering that all the big brands have long been paying less attention to large collective shows, focusing mainly on presentations in their own right.

In a period of the year halfway between the presentations that have already taken place between late winter / early spring and autumn leading up to Christmas, the protagonists of the Mobile World Congress 2021 will not be smartphones. There shouldn’t be many models made official, we are aiming for a new Compact by Sony, along with an Ultra version of the Sony Xperia 1 III, a Nokia top of the range, while Huawei should focus on the HarmonyOs platform by now became the focus main. Intel will instead focus on artificial intelligence and 5G, while Tcl on a new model of smartglass

The real stars of the fair will be wearable gadgets. The most awaited event will be at 7.15 pm on June 28th with the Samsung Galaxy Mwc Virtual Event which should finally show the fruit of the agreement between the Koreans and Google who have merged the two operating systems WearOs and Tizen to focus on the Tizen platform. Let’s expect a high-end Samsung smartwatch, which will compete directly with the Apple Watch.

(Photo: Samsung)

The next day (17:30 on 29 June) will be the moment of the most awaited guest or Elon Musk by Tesla, SpaceX, but above all by Starlink, the network for the dissemination of the Internet from satellites with a streaming interview. Among the other big names there will be Cristiano Amon di Qualcomm at 11:45 a.m. on June 28, Julie Sweet of Accenture e anche Xu Ziyang di Zte both at 5pm on June 28th.

One of the most massive presentations should be that of Lenovo who published the teaser video on Twitter (see above) which shows news in the computer field with the ThinkPad and Yoga ranges and a hint of what appear to be smart speakers.

All that remains is to wait until next Monday 28 June for all the official news.

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