Mobile World Congress 2019: What To Expect?

Mobile World Congress 2019: What To Expect?

Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC 2019) is a one-of-a-kind mobile technologies trade fair in the world. It is termed as the world’s largest convention for the mobile, IoT, and telecom industries, and hosts more than hundreds of thousands of attendees from all around the globe.

The latest edition of Mobile World Congress 2019 is going to take place from 25th Feb to 28th Feb 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The expected number of attendees are going to be more than 107,000, with more than 2400 exhibitors taking part.

Why attend MWC Barcelona 2019?

Mobile World Congress is a global marketplace. It is the perfect event for business leaders to meet people and witness new technology. The event gives a good sense of the pace of change that technology is undergoing globally.

One of the major attractions of MWC 2019, The GSMA Innovation City will be returning with a mega show. The show will host more than 100 interactive demonstrations, allowing visitors to have a hands-on experience.

John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd., said, “The Global Mobile Awards provide a world stage on which to celebrate the most inspirational and innovative developments across our industry, recognizing the companies and individuals leading the way in everything from 5G to emerging markets to intelligent connectivity,”. He further added, “The awards attract a significant level of high-quality entries, so being nominated today is a great achievement.”

Apart from this, the convention will also witness various tech giants showcasing their lined up products that are going to enthrall the upcoming era of technology:


At its Unpacked Conference on 20th February 2019, Samsung is expected to uncover its range of Galaxy smartphones. The company might also display its brand new foldable smartphone at the MWC Barcelona event, along with a low-cost version of its forthcoming Galaxy S10, S10E, which is designed to compete with the iPhone XR.
Moreover, If we go by the rumors, Samsung’s new smartwatch, Galaxy Sport, is also expected to make an appearance at the event.


OnePlus has grown exponentially in recent times. It is constantly looking to expand its portfolio, and hence, is expected to introduce two of its new devices this month: the OnePlus TV and a 5G mobile phone.
After the huge success of OnePlus 6T last year, the company announced OnePlus 7 to be hitting the market soon. Curiously, the 5G mobile phone might not be the OnePlus 7, but supposedly, a new line altogether.
Another brand new device, the OnePlus TV will be a smarter TV than usual that will enable streaming content from the phone directly. The smart TV will also include a video camera for the purpose of video calling.


Huawei is expected to announce its new foldable smartphone. Though the details about the device are not clearly discussed, the image that was previewed by Huawei on Twitter suggested that the phone will have a hinge in the middle of the phone’s screen. The foldable phone will also be capable of connecting to 5G mobile networks.
Moreover, Huawei is expected to reveal its new P30 Pro, the successor to its P20 Pro that competed with Samsung Galaxy S10 last year.
The device is expected to have an impressive four-lens rear camera, an in-display fingerprint reader, a ‘water drop’ notch, and Huawei’s new Kirin 980 processor.


Unlike its low-key presence at the MWC event, Microsoft is coming back with a bang this year for a major announcement. The expectations are around Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, a new augmented reality headset.
The original HoloLens was announced in 2015. Despite all the praises it received for its uniqueness, the major weakness of HoloLens was its display. The field of view was very limited because of which the device ended up being more useful for the research work instead of an average PC use.

To summarize, this year’s Mobile World Congress event is going to be all about the impressive camera, 5G connection, and super cool foldable devices. In addition, there will be plenty of announcements around the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and other fields of mobile technology. Let us know in the comments what else do you expect in the upcoming mega event! Also, you can register to the event here: MWC Barcelona 2019!

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Rachit Agarwal

Rachit Agarwal

Director and Co-Founder at Algoworks Technologies
Rachit is leading the mobility business development function, mobility strategy and consulting practice at Algoworks. He is an expert of all mobile technologies and has experience in managing teams involved in the development of custom iPhone/iPad/Android apps.
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