Samsung will not attend MWC Barcelona this summer

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Samsung will not have a physical presence at MWC 2021 in Barcelona. “The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is our number one priority, so we have made the decision to no longer exhibit in person at this year’s Mobile World Congress,” said a company spokesperson. Reuters (Going through The edge).

As it stands, the GSM Association, the organization that hosts MWC each year, is planning to host an in-person event on June 28. Samsung is the latest company to announce that it will participate in the event remotely. Previously, Sony, Nokia and Ericsson had announced similar plans. Google also said it will not be exhibiting at MWC, but still plans to attend virtually.

“Of course, we respect the fact that pandemic planning is complicated. Samsung will be adapting its presence to virtual for MWC21 and we look forward to seeing them in person in 2022,” a spokesperson for Engadget told Engadget. GSMA. The organization also brought to our attention a press release it issued last week that details some of the programming it has planned for MWC 2021. Last year, the GSMA ended up canceling MWC 2020. after several major exhibitors including Samsung, Sony and LG dropped out of the event in the days leading up to it.

Update 3:04 p.m. ET: Added a comment from the GSMA.

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