Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPVisitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP

Mobile World Congress: coronavirus may hit Chinese phone launches – two reasons why

  • Chinese phone brands have used February trade show in Barcelona as launch pad for new handsets. Huawei and Oppo sources say both are still planning for MWC
  • There is a risk Spain will bar travellers from China, where virus outbreak began, and even if it doesn’t, will thousands of Chinese visitors still be welcome?
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFPVisitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Visitors leave the Mobile World Congress (MWC) venue in Barcelona during last year’s event. It remains to be seen whether Chinese exhibitors will unveil new products as planned at this year’s fair given the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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