The cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest show for smartphones and related technology, has affected many smartphone makers release plans and Xiaomi is one of them.
Xiaomi said in a blog posted on Thursday that it will delay its global product launch of the latest flagship Mi 10 series planned originally for February 23, a day prior to MWC.
On February 8, Xiaomi said on Twitter that in addition to a domestic press conference, it will also hold an event at the MWC 2020 on February 23 in Barcelona, Spain, to launch the Xiaomi Mi 10 phones to the international market.
— Xiaomi #First108MPPentaCam (@Xiaomi) February 8, 2020
Xiaomi said in the latest blog that it is aware and understands the decision by GSMA to cancel Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020.
It will arrange a separate launch event in Europe at a later date, where it will share information on the Mi 10 series and more amazing products.
Xiaomi Mi 10 was unveiled on Thursday. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor and uses a 6.67-inch 90Hz custom AMOLED curved screen.
The entire line is equipped with LPDDR5 memory, Wi-Fi 6, UFS 3.0 storage, and a 100-megapixel rear quad camera module. It has a built-in 4780mAh custom bar. Rechargeable battery, support 30W wired fast flash charge + 30W wireless fast flash charge + 10W wireless reverse charge.
Here is the full announcement:
Xiaomi delays global product launch on February 23
Xiaomi is aware and understands the decision by GSMA to cancel Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020. As the safety of Xiaomi’s employees, partners, media friends, and guests is our top priority, we will also delay our global product launch of the latest flagship Mi 10 series planned originally for February 23, a day prior to MWC.
We will arrange a separate launch event in Europe at a later date, where we will share information on the Mi 10 series and more amazing products. We will keep you posted on this.
We would like to sincerely thank our fans, media friends, partners, and users for their unwavering support and interest during this challenging period of time.
Thank you all for your understanding.
Earlier, regarding GSMA's decision to cancel MWC 2020, Huawei said that it respected the decision and also thanked the organizers and the Spanish government for their efforts for this event.
Huawei will continue to support the development of MWC in Barcelona. At the same time, Huawei will maintain communication with customers and partners through online and regional events to showcase Huawei's leading products and solutions, Huawei said.
According to the original plan, 2020MWC will be held in Barcelona, Spain starting from February 24. However, due to the new crown virus pneumonia epidemic, GSMA finally decided to cancel the event, marking the first time MWC has been suspended since 1995.