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. It’s 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.

Counterclockwise: which flagships are MWC regulars and who is just visiting?

So, let’s 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). Sony’s 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.

Samsung Galaxy Sony Xperia LG Huawei HTC
S Z G P1 ✔️ Need ✔️
S II ✔️ Z1 G2 P2 ✔️ Need HD
S III Z2 ✔️ G3 P6 Sensation
S4 Z3 G4 P7 One X ✔️
S5 ✔️ Z3+ G5 ✔️ P8 One M7
S6 ✔️ Z5 G6 ✔️ P9 One M8
S7 ✔️ X ✔️ G7 P10 ✔️ One M9 ✔️
S8 XZ 10
S9 ✔️ XZs ✔️ U Extremely
XZ1 U11
XZ2 ✔️

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