The world’s biggest consumer electronics show, CES 2019, is starting on 8th January in Las Vegas, US, and the gadget enthusiasts look forward to a feast of technological platter.
From AMD announcing 7 nanometre chipsets to 8K TVs by LG and Sony and Samsung’s portfolio of Home speakers, the CES this year will showcase autonomous cars with advanced infotainment system and AI robots.
5G smartphones as well as foldable phones will also feature along with more stand-alone virtual reality headsets running on Google’s Daydream VR.
Here’s what we can look forward to this year at the Mecca of electronic gadgets-
The year 2019 will see the increases of Internet of Things (IoT)-driven smart speakers. Samsung is expected to expand its Galaxy Home speakers portfolio with more affordable variants following the steps of Amazon’s Echo Dot and breaking the monotony of Google and Amazon in the segment.
5G Compatibility and foldable phones
Telecom companies across the globe are gearing up for 5G adoption and will present their devices at the CES.
Companies like Huawei, OnePlus and Samsung have already announced their plans to launch their 5G phones in 2019.
To take the phone market and trend one notch up in convenience and innovation, foldable display and phones with multiple cameras will be the main USP for the companies to sell and portray their phones. Samsung has announced the Galaxy S10, their foldable phone, which will be showcased in the CES 2019. HMD Global’s Nokia 9 PureView, said to be the first smartphone with five rear cameras.
Samsung was the first company to offer 8K resolution, which has become the new benchmark in the television industry. LG has confirmed plans to showcase an 88-inch OLED TV and a 75-inch LED TV with 8K resolution. It will also support the new HDMI 2.1 standard which is a must for 8k streaming. There were reports of Sony’s plans to unveil its first line-up of 8k TVs at the event.
LG is likely to unveil the next gen of its wearable ‘CLOi SuitBot’, which enhances a user’s muscle power to reduce the risk of injury and fatigue while lifting heavy objects. The updated version will be more advanced in autonomous navigation system and enhanced connectivity, allowing it to communicate with elevators and automatic doors. Groove X, a Japanese company is also slated to unveil a companion robot ‘Lovot’, which includes built-in retractable wheels and can interact with users with voice and hand movements.
Autonomous cars with AI assistants
2019 is the year where the trends of the autonomous cars with advanced infotainment systems will pick up pace. Audi is expected to unveil a new car infotainment system for autonomous cars. The infotainment system will work even when the car is stationary and getting charged. Bosch is going to unveil the concept of an always-connected driverless shuttle with a built-in wireless system and sensors to communicate with other vehicles, similar to the one Renault had unveiled.
Kia Motors is previewing a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, to be held in Las Vegas. Kia is looking ahead to a time when autonomous driving has become the norm with an interactive ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit at this year’s show.