Samsung has reportedly announced, via an email to PCMag, that it will not hold a press conference at this years Mobile World Congress.
The Korean manufacturer has previously used the Barcelona-based event as a launch pad for high profile releases, including the introduction of the Galaxy S II in 2011 and unveiling of the Bada OS in 2010. Indeed, Samsung has always made a point of ensuring a glitzy presentation at MWC in one form or another, which makes this latest announcement seem slightly odd.
The smartphone giant has stated that there will still be product introductions at the trade event, but none taking place on the big stage. The company recently confirmed that the launch of its Galaxy S III device would take place at a bespoke event later in the year and not at MWC as had been previously speculated.
Questions remain over what will be released by Samsung at this years event, with some sources suggesting the launch of an Exynos 5250-powered tablet, however, it looks highly likely that the company will not be launching any high-end devices at this years industry show.