Huawei is hosting a press conference and launch at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona

The company has often used MWC as a launch platform for new products, although not always its flagship phone - often choosing to host a separate event for major smartphone launches. 

Huawei is slightly under fire; having had a run of fantastic devices through 2018, it's facing increasing scrutiny over its telecoms business while US networks don't carry its consumer devices. Mobile World Congress is a big stage for the company and it's likely to continue to reassure customers - as well as launch some cutting edge technologies.

When is the Huawei MWC 2019 press conference?

Huawei's press conference at MWC 2019 will be held on Sunday 24 February at 2pm CET. The event is open to the media, though Huawei will also livestream the show all around the globe for others to watch.

Here are the different local times:

  • US West Coast: 5am PST
  • US East Coast: 8am EST
  • UK: 1pm GMT

Can I watch it online?

Huawei will stream its event online on its own Facebook page as well as on YouTube - and we've embedded the video at the top of this page.

What can you expect at the Huawei press event?

Huawei had a really busy 2018, announcing a lot of devices and staying pretty much ahead of the curve - something that's resulted in some of the best phones of the last 12 months. 

The oldest flagship device in the portfolio is the Huawei P20. There's rumours of the Huawei P30, an updated device that uses a dew drop style notch to maximise screen space, a triple camera on the P30 and a quad camera on the P30 Pro. 

However, it is more likely to announce a phone like that at its Paris event on 26 March.

Huawei will certainly use MWC to showcase 5G technologies, it has previously used it to update tablets and notebooks, so there might be a new MateBook model or a new MediaPad.

And a 5G mobile broadband hub looks to be on the cards, if a recent tweet is anything to go by.