Often referred as the biggest tech show, the Consumer Electronics Show is all set to hit the Las Vegas, Nevada from January 9, 2018 to January 12, 2018. Best known as the CES, the largest electronics trade show is expected to introduce 8K TVs, AI toys, electric cars, among the other latest tech gadgets in CES 2018.
After the release of iPhone X, Pixel 2 and Apple Watch 3 this past year, CES is the show in waiting by many tech lovers. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was hosted in 1967 for the first time and has now become the center of attraction for the technology lovers around the globe. The annual show greets almost 200,000 technophiles every year and has over a million fans from all over the world. Being among the most popular tech shows, technology fans are eyeing on the 2018 International CES show this year. So, what does CES 2018 have in its bucket, this time? What all the techies can expect from the show this year? Let’s find out if the largest technology show continues to amaze its fans and peers!
Autonomous Cars May Hit The Ground Running!
CES is believed to be more of a “Car Electronics Show” rather than the “Consumer Electronics Show”! And, it is true to some extent! Since Ford’s new CEO Jim Hackett will be the CES 2018’s keynote speaker, we may witness loads of mobility manufacturers to frame their amazing CES Electric Cars and concepts. Unlike last year, when Faraday Futures stole the show, we might expect something extraordinary this year as well. It might be the Faraday’s fully electric SUV in CES 2018 – who knows.
In recent years, we have been mesmerized with some miraculous inventions in the automobile sphere such as the self-driving cars, plug-in hybrids, electric cars with drones and many more other unbelievable concepts.
8K TVs, Yet Another Big Thing in CES 2018
Putting the not-so-old ultra-high definition 4K technology aside, the Korean electronics giant, LG is expected to launch an 88-inch 8K television with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 (33 million pixels), which is considered to be the latest fad on the small screen. Last year too, LG has unveiled just a 2.6 mm thick television, which was so thin that it requires to be fixed to a wall. Isn’t it magnetic? Moreover, the company also exhibited the TV with speaker-built screens that cuts the extra sound bar space.
CES 2018 – The Home to Amazing Gaming Launches
CES has always been the host of unveiling world’s most amazing games and has exhibited a number of exciting games over the years. However, seeing Razer recently launched its first smartphone, it might keep its focus on the recent release. Rather, we might see the Singaporean giant presenting some accessories for the Razer smartphones as the company likely to build the interconnected network around its products.
Wearables – CES 2018
The last year was a bit catastrophic for smart-watches and the health-trackers market as even the big players of the industry like Apple, Fitbit, Fossil, Garmin and Samsung were failed to convince its mainstream consumers to purchase their devices. This year, we might have to see these manufacturers to branch out further to add skills to attract their buyers.
Will There Be Anything Blockbuster in Mobile Industry in CES 2018?
Let us tell the people expecting something great in the mobile industry in this year’s CES that CES Las Vegas 2018 isn’t the kind of show for mobile phone enthusiasts. However, we have another great opportunity – Mobile World Congress – coming soon subsequently. The market burst with rumors that the giant Mobile Company Samsung might surprise the consumers with the launch the of Galaxy S9 at the show but later nullified.
Sony, being among the mobile manufacturers who love to display their new inventions at CES, may come up with something exciting as the last year. Other mobile phone manufacturer, Huawei is expected to bring some of its pre-releases at the show including Mate 10 and MediaPad M5.
Can We Expect Something for Smart Home?
Since the Smart Home segment dominated CES 2017 last year, exhibitors like August, Canary, Kwikset and Ring may bang with their best tech gadgets in CES 2018. With Amazon and Google focusing on making Alexa and Assistant compatible with as many devices as possible, we may expect these big players to bring something to cope with the 21st century technology. The no-brainer industry can be the show stealer with its artificial intelligence this year and might turn the whole event into the CES 2018 Artificial Intelligence show.
Can Smart Speakers Raise the Voice in CES 2018?
CES 2017 was all about the Digital Assistants – especially Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, by the middle of the year, we have seen some big players like Sony and JBL coming up with their variants, claiming to be far better sound quality. Hence, there are a lot of possibilities of witnessing a cascade of third-party speakers with portability features that is missing is the first-party hardware.
AR/VR/MR – The CES 2018 Virtual Reality
By keeping the Virtual Reality (VR) aside, Augmented Reality is likely to be the latest fad! Augmented Reality has hit the ground eighteen months back to the first augmented-reality app – Niantic’s Pokemon Go and became an overnight viral sensation. This year too, the industry’s shifted focus towards the AR and (Mixed Reality) MR can prove to be a boon at CES 2018.
Other Technological Hodgepodge!
Considered as the home of a number of avant-garde gadgets, CES unveils dozens of technological surprises to the world every year. This year too, we will be witnessing the biggest tech players launching some of the spectacular technologies and concepts. While Nissan is geared up to launch its “brain-to-vehicle” concept that is believed to be connected with their drivers for figuring out their actions, Samsung will be putting its 34-inch QLED monitor screen on the show. Honda is slated to introduce the quartet of robots including a smart wheelchair and a self-directed delivery robot.
According to Avi Greengart, who is the research director for the consumer platforms and devices at the renowned research firm, GlobalData, CES is the place where the world finds the game-changing products and technologies. Hence, be prepared to see what this year’s CES has in its back pocket!