Consumer Electronics Show is undoubtedly the biggest technology event of the year. Annually held in Las Vegas in January, the show sees all the major technology companies showcase their latest products and talk about what they are working on. The show is known to be full of futuristic technology. And this year is going to be no different. Right before it is about to begin on January 8, here we list down everything that you can expect to see at the biggest tech show of the year:
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Samsung will be mostly showing off its technology other than smartphones at CES 2019. We are expecting to see the Samsung Galaxy Home that it unveiled at Galaxy Note 9’s launch and also its Notebook 9 laptop. The Windows laptop by Samsung has a colour scheme similar to that of Galaxy Note 9 smartphone and comes with a pop-out S Pen. The South Korean technology giant will also be seen showcasing televisions at CES 2019. Although there is no confirmation about the company has up its sleeve, it is expected to showcase devices with 8K and QLED. Usually, Samsung also has refrigerators and stoves at CES 2019, so we are expecting to see some of them too. While there are reports that claim that Samsung’s foldable phone will also make an appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show, we’ll have to wait to see how true is that.
While we aren’t sure about Samsung showcasing its foldable device at CES 2019, there are numerous reports that suggest that LG will give us the first look of its foldable phone at the tech show. But then again, we would have to wait a little more to see how credible these reports really are. However, even if we don’t get to see the foldable phone, we will get to see some televisions, display technologies and smart kitchen appliances from the consumer electronics maker. CES 2018 saw LG showcasing a prototype of its rollable TV so this year, we are keeping our fingers crossed to see its commercial version.
CES 2018 saw Google make its debut at the technology event. And much like last year, the technology giant is expected to focus on Google Assistant and related products at CES 2019. It’s highly unlikely that Google will announce new hardware, but yes, we can expect to see some new services like Google Pay pop-up like they did last year.
2018 was the year of controversies for Huawei. The biggest controversy that surrounded the company is the one that alleges its ties with the Chinese government, which led to multiple countries banning Huawei’s networking equipment. Considering all of this, we don’t expect to see any smartphones from the company at CES 2019. However, it may launch some laptops and tablets. If we aren’t wrong, Huawei is likely to maintain a low-profile the tech event this year.
While we don’t expect to see any smartphones from Huawei at CES 2019, we do expect to see the recently unveiled Honor View 20. The device from Huawei’s sub-brand was launched in China recently and its global launch is scheduled for later part of January in Paris. But we are hoping that it makes an appearance at CES 2019 too.
Sony is one company which is mostly seen launching its new smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show. And this year should be no different. Reports have suggested that Sony Xperia XA3 Plus will be launched at the show. And it is highly unlikely that it will be unveiled alone as Sony always launches an entire smartphone range together. We can also expect the company to showcase some televisions and display technologies this year. And needless to say, we are really looking forward to some audio products from the technology firm.
The Chinese consumer electronics brand usually focuses on its laptop lineup at CES, and we don’t really expect this year to be any different. A listing from Lenovo recently surfaced online and it mentioned Legion Y530 and Y7000P devices that come with NVIDIA GTX 1160. So there is a possibility of these two being showcased at CES 2019. We may also get to see some smart home products, but as of now, there is no other word on what Lenovo plans on doing.
While we don’t expect to see smartphones from BlackBerry at CES 2019, we do expect to see some of its automotive-based software, BlackBerry QNX. However, considering that the company never really gives up on making Android smartphones with physical keyboards, we wouldn’t be surprised if that pops-up at the event too.
When it comes to Taiwanese technology giant Asus, we expect to see some laptops and Chromebooks from the company at the event. Reports have suggested that the company will launch a Chromebook at CES 2019 that will be powered by Intel’s Gemini Lake series chip. A Chrome OS tablet is also expected to be showcased. What we are not expecting from Asus is a smartphone or a tablet, but we would like to be surprised.
Media reports suggest that HTC will only be focussing on HTC Vive this year at CES. So we can expect to see some gaming demonstrations and accessories at the tech show. Since HTC hasn’t had the best year in smartphones, chances of a mobile device being showcased are really slim.