Xiaomi to skip MWC 2017

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the next big event in the tech industry where the mobile side of the business takes their turn announcing and showing off their new products. Samsung announced earlier they wouldn't be showing off anything new on the mobile side at 2017 MWC but now Xiaomi has announced that they won't be attending the show at all. Probably not too much to read into this other than Xiaomi doesn't have anything to announce and it is probably just as easy to not be there than to have to answer the "what do you have to announce?" questions 40 million times. TechCrunch has more on this story.

Samsung isn’t the only major phone maker who won’t be announcing a new device at Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest event, next month. China’s Xiaomi will skip the event entirely, a spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch.

The move is an unexpected one since it was widely assumed Xiaomi would attend. Barcelona-based Mobile World Congress is one of the largest events for the global mobile industry, attracting over 100,000 attendees, and it has a reputation as the place to show off the latest developments in mobile.