Xiaomi might not attend MWC at all

Xiaomi might not attend MWC at all
Last year, at Mobile World Congress, Xiaomi gave us the Mi 5 flagship. Naturally, since reports about the Mi 6 started popping up, alongside rumors about the Mi MIX EVO, we assumed that Xiaomi will present at least one of those devices at MWC in Barcelona next month.

However, according to a report from TechCrunch, this will not be the case, as Xiaomi will not attend MWC at all. This certainly explains why Hugo Barra decided to leave the company right before such an important event. It appears that Xiaomi will not need Barra for Barcelona, since the company won't be there at all.

However, even if Xiaomi doesn't attend MWC, it still might announce the Mi 6 or the Mi MIX EVO during the show, just not at the Barcelona stage. If it does, it could potentially steal the spotlight from some of the less-known attendees of MWC, depending on the announcement's timing. This certainly gives Xiaomi some more flexibility, but could also mean less exposure for its event.

Of course, all of this is based on assumptions and we can't know for sure what the “Apple of China” is planning, and whether it has something to do with Barra's departure from the company or not. We've reached out to Xiaomi to confirm (or deny) their absence from MWC, and we will update this information as soon as we get a response.

via TechCrunch

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5 Comments

1. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Xiaomi first need english speaking stage stealer after Hugo's departure

2. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Who cares! As if its top end version will make it outside of china.

3. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They don't need a posterboy for Western markets. They do need a man who can make their global expansion real contrary to Barra. He failed at his job. Announcing China only products outside China doesn't make sense. It's a public knowledge that Xiaomi has only operates in a handful of markets and those markets doesn't get Xiaomi's newest and best. Only their so called second home India gets a half decent treatment. The rest of them just get the trash.

4. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

Way to go leaving the ship after failing to navigate it in the right direction (European, North-American expansion).

5. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Hugo Barra conquistador had no choice but to sail home empty handed because they'd be sued by Apple and other companies if they invaded Europe or America.

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