Chinese smartphone model Vivo experienced previously verified that it would be introducing a new machine known as the Vivo Apex 2020 at MWC this yr, but it has now experienced to delay the start many thanks to the coronavirus.

According to a assertion despatched to TechRadar, the organization has “made the decision to withdraw from our debut at MWC 2020 and other similar gatherings afterwards this thirty day period in Barcelona”.

A spokesperson for the organization verified that it would not be debuting the Apex 2020 at the exact same time as the exhibit. They explained, “We will introduce the APEX 2020 concept cell phone, which we experienced at first planned to showcase at MWC, before long.”

That could suggest the organization has a back-up approach to introduce the machine through a different process this sort of as on the internet livestream, alternatively than a experience-to-experience push meeting. 

That explained, if that were the case we would have anticipated to listen to about that at the exact same time as the organization confirming it would not be at the tech exhibit this yr.

Sony pulled out of MWC 2020 before this 7 days but has options to debut its new equipment at the exact same time it supposed to through a YouTube video showing off the solutions.

Vivo joins a escalating list of companies that have withdrawn from the major cell tech exhibit, which include LG, Ericsson and Amazon, while TCL has canceled its push meeting. Major manufacturers this sort of as Huawei and Samsung are nevertheless set to show up at the exhibit, but that could be subject to alter in the coming times.