Counterclockwise: which flagships are MWC regulars and who’s simply visiting?
The Cellular World Congress is the most important gathering of cellphone makers on this planet and probably the most attention-grabbing occasion of the 12 months so far as telephones go. Its once we see lots of the high-profile launches for the 12 months… or can we? Did this 12 months really feel a bit mild on flagships?
The dimensions of the MWC is each a blessing and a curse. All tech-loving eyes are pointed at Barcelona for a number of days, you’ll be able to announce a paperclip and will probably be massive information. However on the identical time there are such a lot of units vying for a spot beneath the limelights that some go unnoticed.
A maker exhibiting its new flagship on the MWC is an indication of confidence it may stand subsequent to the most effective within the biz and nonetheless make an impression. Launching at one other time is safer, although, CES or IFA are a preferred alternative. However if you would like the highlight all on you, you maintain a devoted occasion, one not shared with anybody else.
So, lets have a look at the attendance file of some excessive profile manufacturers. Samsung brings a Galaxy S most of the time (reserving the Notes for IFA). Sonys two flagships a 12 months have been fairly evenly break up between MWC and IFA (with solely a few exceptions).
Then there are the perennial no-shows. The HTC One (M7) received awards on the MWC, however was unveiled at a devoted occasion a few weeks earlier than that. LG barely brings its G-series flagships to Barcelona, the final couple of years have been the exception. The G7 can be a return to regular.
Additionally, we skipped Nokia HMD did convey the Nokia eight Sirocco this 12 months, however the Nokia model lay dormant for some time. And even pre-Microsoft the corporate saved its greatest for after MWC.
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