Following an exodus of exhibitors from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, MWC 2020 in Barcelona has been canceled. While no doubt it’s the best decision the GSMA could make in order to avoid potentially accelerating the already scary (and unknown) COVID-2019 pandemic, it has left many smartphone manufacturers with few options other than to cancel the launches they had scheduled in Barcelona. The OPPO Find X2, the Xiaomi Mi 10, and the Realme X50 Pro have all had their launches significantly affected, and have confirmed changes to their launch schedules and events.
In the case of the OPPO Find X2, the company confirmed to us in an emailed statement that the launch of this device has been pushed back from February 22nd to sometime in March. A date and location have not been confirmed yet. The Vice President of OPPO confirmed that the OPPO Find X2 will have a 120Hz QHD display, though admitted that there may be production issues. These production issues are also due to the COVID-2019 outbreak, as many factories and production centers in China were shut down in attempts to quarantine the virus.
As for the Xiaomi Mi 10, the company confirmed in a written statement on Twitter that they were postponing their global launch of the device. No timeframe or potential launch window has been given, other than that it will take place “at a later date”. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone, and it’s already available for purchase in China.
— Xiaomi #First108MPPentaCam (@Xiaomi) February 13, 2020
Finally, for the Realme X50 Pro, it was confirmed to us in a statement that this device will be launched online on February 24th, to be streamed online from Madrid. This launch is the least impacted as it does not seem the device itself will be delayed. The Realme X50 Pro is a flagship smartphone from Realme, a Chinese OEM with close ties to OPPO.
We’ll be paying close attention to all three companies for any further announcements, as the OPPO Find X2, Xiaomi Mi 10, and the Realme X50 Pro are all set to be stellar devices.
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