Samsung, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, is reviewing MWC 2020 plans due to the new claims Corona virus. Failure of such a large company to participate in MWC 2020 may also negatively affect the course of the event.
The effects of the rapidly spreading Corona virus in Wuhan, China continue. The withdrawals that started with LG at first continued with the announcement that companies like Nvidia and Ericsson would not attend the MWC 2020 (Mobile World Congress) event due to the virus. According to the latest news, the last name to join this caravan was Samsung, the South Korean technology giant.
According to a report by Cnet, many top Samsung executives in the US and Korea are considering canceling their plans to join MWC 2020, which will be held in Barcelona this year. There is no official statement yet, so Samsung’s place in this event is still available. Nevertheless, this may vary depending on the scenario for the virus outbreak.
Additional health measures were taken for the safety of those who will attend MWC 2020:
At the moment, it is not known what results will come out of the meeting, which will be held by senior executives behind closed doors. However, a possible scenario such as the world’s largest mobile manufacturer not attending such an event may also negatively affect the course of the event.
Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei and Oppo are taking some precautions, including quarantine their employees up to 14 days before the event, while the MWC 2020 plans continue. At this point, the organizer of the event, GSMA, told all event participants to take the measures recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent the spread of the virus. It is also reported that additional health measures have been taken for the safety of the participants.
On the other hand, Samsung has started counting days for the ‘Unpacked’ event that it will organize in the coming days. The Galaxy S20 series and the company’s new foldable phone, Galaxy Z Flip, are expected to be introduced in this event, which will be held on February 11, as well as Galaxy Buds + wireless headphones.