MWC 2021: what we expect from the world's biggest mobile phone event

MWC 2021: Fira Barcelona Gran Via
(Image credit: Fira Barcelona)

MWC 2021 opens this week - so what are we expecting to see? MWC is one of the biggest shows on planet when it comes to phones, and usually it is a place where a myriad of new handsets get launched, all wanting to top the best camera phone list. But this year things are likely to be different…

The show is usually held in Barcelona in February, but last year the event was cancelled at the eleventh hour as Covid-19 started to take its grip on the world. This year, the show was postponed til the summer and will be a hybrid event. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.