It may have only been a few days since we were braving the convention floor at Las Vegas to bring you all the news out of CES 2016, but by now that’s all in the past, man. Right now we’re looking forward with intent as we focus our coverage on the spread of new hardware that promises to descend on Barcelona as we get ready to attend Mobile World Congress 2016, scheduled to begin on February 22. If you were a little disappointed by the flagship-level action coming out of CES, MWC looks ready to make up for that oversight, with long-anticipated hardware from some of our favorite OEMs likely to make an appearance. Today one of the first gets us ready for its own announcement, as LG sends out a mysterious save-the-date for its press event.
LG’s event will fall the day before the MWC doors officially open, and the company’s teasing what we can expect with this jack-in-the-box “play begins” message.
That sure sounds like it’s hinting at a launch announcement of some kind (not that we’d expect anything less), but of what, exactly? Well, the company just brought us some new mid-rangers at CES, and while we’d love to see the G5, that’s probably still another few weeks’ wait after MWC concludes.
Could LG be hinting at news about a service, or maybe even some non-phone hardware? Between the jack-in-the-box and the “play” message, something musical might be in store for us – but will that be something like the company’s new smart speaker, or maybe an actual phone with some killer audio output? For now, we’re still guessing, but hopefully some more details will arrive as we start closing in on February.