Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 won’t be happening until 25th February, however, companies are beginning to send ot media invites to thier MWC briefing. Chinese phone maker Xiaomi for the second time in its entire life will be in attendance, according to a source who has been briefed on the company’s plans.
According to the source, Xiaomi will be holding its media briefing on February 24, the day before the MWC 2019’s official start and a week after the debut of the Galaxy S10.
The confirmation comes shortly after a leaked invite appeared online revealing the same date. The invite first shared by a Twitter user has since been removed, and while it didn’t directly mention what product to expect from Xiaomi press event, it did reveal a slider that suggests the firm might be preparing for the launch of the 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3 slider phone.
With the likes of OnePlus, Oppo, and the Galaxy S10 X set to appear on stage at the MWC, the event definitely is shaping out to be mostly about the upcoming 5G connectivity.
The launch wouldn’t be surprising. Last month, Xiaomi showed off a 5G version of the Mi Mix 3 at China Mobile’s Partner Conference in Beijing. The model featured a Snapdragon X50 modem and was said to have download speeds of up to 2 Gbps. Other aspects of the phone, including its appearance, remained identical to the existing 4G version.