Sony, Amazon, and TCL join the list.
[UPDATE] It looks like Intel and Vivo have announced that they will also be withdrawing their presence at MWC 2020 this year.
After the announcement made by LG, Nvidia and Ericsson are pulling out of MWC 2020 due to the coronavirus scare, Sony, TCL, and Amazon have also announced that they will no longer attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.
These big companies are sure to leave a big hole during one of the largest mobile trade shows in the world. 5G is one of the top technologies being demoed, and companies are all expected to announce 5G-supported devices. Despite the growing concerns, the organizers of MWC said that the show is still a go but it will exercise precautions for all the visitors attending.
Some of these precautions include banning anyone coming from the Chinese province of Hubei where the coronavirus originated. Additionally, travelers that came from China need to show proof that they have been outside of the country for more than 14 days prior to MWC 2020.
Sony and TCL did mention that while they won’t be present at the show, these companies are planning to hold live streaming events to announce their new devices which should take place in the same week as MWC.
Expect more coverage on MWC 2020 in the next couple of days, as T3ME brings you the latest news directly from the show floor.