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LG and ZTE will skip MWC 2020 over coronavirus concerns

LG and ZTE will skip MWC 2020 over coronavirus concerns
We know some of you were expecting to see LG's upcoming flagship, the G9 ThinQ, later this month, but the South Korean company will no longer reveal the smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020.

After several media publications reported about LG's absence from the trade fair, the company issued an official statement that confirms the decision. The smartphone giant will no longer be present at MWC 2020 later this month over coronavirus concerns.

Given the situation, LG said it will reveal its new products at separate events that will be announced in the coming months.

Meanwhile, VentureBeat reports that ZTE decided to cancel some of its MWC 2020 press events as well, including the Axon 10s Pro announcement and its 5G-related event scheduled for February 25. It's unclear whether or not ZTE will skip MWC 2020 entirely or it will keep its booth at the exhibition.

The GSM Association (GSMA), on the other hand, announced that MWC 2020 will still happen between February 24-27, but that it will continue to monitor and assess the impact of the coronavirus on the events held at the trade fair.

Also, GSMA confirmed that it has already implemented measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus, so it expects the impact on this specific event to be minimal.

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