Feb 08 AT 11:13 AM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

No Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress


This week my inbox has been blowing up with invitations and meeting requests for events scheduled around Mobile World Congress, but one major company has been notably quiet. Today Sascha Segan of PCMag confirmed that Samsung Mobile will not be hosting a press conference at Mobile World Congress.

We already knew that Samsung would not be showing off the Galaxy S III, but a company spokesperson still said they were looking forward to “introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.” I had speculated we might see a 2 GHz super tablet with 11.6 inch display, but that is seeming less likely now with no press event scheduled.

If the Galaxy S III is to be announced at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of this year, then the company could be holding their other big announcements for that same day. Last year at MWC 2011, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 at their Unpacked event.

This year’s MWC show will definitely be noisy, so it will be hard to capture the attention of the media. We expect at least a half-dozen quad-core phones to be announced, along with a handful of tablets. Samsung is such a huge company that it almost makes sense they could start hosting their own annual event, similar to Google’s IO, NVIDIA’s GTC, or Qualcomm’s Uplinq.

Hopefully Samsung will have a few surprises to unveil (like the Galaxy S II Plus), but don’t expect any major announcements from them at Mobile World Congress.

Source: PCMag

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  • greeny42

    Event or no event, when Samsung decides to talk, I’ll be excitedly listening.

    • LukeT32

      I will live. Picked the GNex up. So i do not need any new anoucements. ;)

  • spazby

    hmmmmm did not expect s3 to be introduced but no new devices? strange…

    • ElvisonD

      hmmm…Samsung Must Be Focused, If You Know What I Mean >=)

    • aranea

      It’s probably that Samsung is following Apple’s suit and will host their own event. You know they are popular and big enough to bring in a big crowd so why be one fish among many in MWC?

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    I was wondering about this myself. Shame there is no big announcement but I’m sure there will be interesting things from them anyway

  • Nate B.

    Can’t wait. I know it’ll be awesome once they do show something off. mainly the SGS III.

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    I always wondered why a company as big as Samsung didn’t hold their own events. If they’re trying to make an announcement closer to releasing a product, I can’t really complain. Whenever they decide to let us know what’s going on, I’ll be all ears!

    • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

      I agree that this would be just fine if they are planning an announcement close to an actual release. It is always way better that way.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Gotta strike while the iron is hot! In other words, sell that baby right after announcing it!

    • Oskar Wismierski

      Let’s hope that they’ll be doing so with S III

  • Richard Yarrell

    They should remain being close to the vest apple does it every year why not samsung…Regardless we will be buying…

  • Nathan D.

    Well at least there are different event to keep us busy in the mean time.

  • RRR

    Following many such shows for 3+ decades i have an impression that big boys are gathering there mostly to find what customers want and in turn deliver them later only small portion of what can be called as their ideal phone, ideal camera, ideal tablet, ideal TV or monitor etc so that the customer will be always waiting and waiting for them paying meantime full price for minor improvements.

    Will not be surprised finding some day that it were exactly such events where big farts coined price fixing agreements like those in monitor cases of last years.

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  • SGB101

    come on sammy, i want my SG3!!!

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