Coronavirus: LG Withdraws from MWC 2020 due to the Outbreak

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South Korean phone maker – LG – officially withdrew from the MWC 2020 convention taking place in Barcelona, Spain, on February 24th.

Coronavirus: LG Withdraws from MWC 2020 due to the Outbreak


A LG spokesman told The Verge that due to the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak and considering employee safety, LG decided to withdraw from the MWC2020 Mobile World Congress. LG also said that in future it will choose a suitable time to hold new press events and release 2020’s phone lineup and other products.

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Here’s the LG press release in its entirety:

LG Electronics is closely monitoring the situation related to the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was recently declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization as the virus continues to spread outside China.

With the safety of its employees, partners and customers foremost in mind, LG has decided to withdraw from exhibiting and participating in MWC 2020 later this month in Barcelona, Spain.

This decision removes the risk of exposing hundreds of LG employees to international travel which has already become more restrictive as the virus continues to spread across borders.

In lieu of its participation in MWC, LG will be holding separate events in the near future to announce its 2020 mobile products.

LG Electronics thanks its supporters and the public for their understanding during these difficult and challenging times.LG

According to previous reports, LG was planning to release the LG V60 ThinQ and G9 ThinQ flagships; with the former supporting 5G connectivity dual mode SA and NSA, while packing the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU.

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