CES 2019: What to design from subsequent week’s Consumer Electronics Show


CES is one of a biggest tech events of a year and CES 2019 will showcase a truckload of new gadgets that’ll be launched during a subsequent 12 months. What’s more, it’s customarily a few days divided – we’ll pierce we a initial announcements opposite this weekend.

The one thing that defines CES is that substantially all a world’s tech manufacturers (except Apple) get together to speak about and launch a subsequent large things, kickstarting a trends for 2019 and arrangement off all a prohibited products to get vehement about. 

We’ll be covering all a news that matters as it happens, as good as bringing we a initial impressions and insights into 2019’s tech during a Vegas show. 

When and where is CES 2019?

CES always takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, radically due to a immeasurable volume of hotel bedrooms and vaunt space in a city. The uncover takes place during a Las Vegas Convention Center nonetheless outrageous amounts of exhibitors also take space in several other world-famous Las Vegas hotels such as The Venetian and Wynn. 

CES 2019 itself starts on Tuesday 8 Jan and lasts until Saturday 12 January. We’ll be there from Saturday 5 Jan as some companies start press conferences opposite a weekend. The categorical press day is Monday 7 Jan that is when a infancy of a announcements will be. The Monday starts with LG’s press discussion during 8am PT, 4pm GMT. 

Who attends CES? 

CES is an courtesy eventuality so, distinct IFA in Berlin, a open can’t attend. But anyone connected to a consumer wiring courtesy can request for a pass.

CES started in 1967 and, nonetheless it originated in New York, a initial CES in Las Vegas was hold in 1995. Last year over 182,000 people attended CES including 69,000 exhibitors (connected to around 4,400 exhibiting companies) and roughly 7,000 members of a media – including us! 63,000 of a sum array visited from outward of a US.

CES also hosted some-more than 1,000 startups during a Eureka Park Marketplace – a new venue for rising companies to exhibit. 

We’ll be updating this underline with all a press discussion sum and launches as they’re announced. 

What themes are we awaiting from CES 2019?

4K has reached a entertainment where it’s presumably in all or will be entrance to inclination like webcams, doorbells and so on. The concentration of creation will gradually change to 8K over a subsequent integrate of years, so pattern some some-more previews of 8K sets, as good as serve enhancements to 4K HDR pattern quality.

5G will entrance in 2019 both in a UK and US but, while we’re awaiting EE to be initial to launch in a UK by a center of a year, a US could be even quicker than that so pattern a few announcements around networks and presumably even early previews of 5G inclination that competence see their tellurian launch during Mobile World Congress a following month. Foldable inclination could also be serve previewed.

Also pattern to see a lot some-more inclination entrance featuring Amazon Alexa and, particularly, Google Assistant. This will embody some-more in-car tech featuring practical assistants.

We’re not awaiting insubordinate announcements on a computing front, nonetheless there will be a garland of new laptops and 2-in-1s from all a vital manufacturers. 

Acer during CES 2019

The association has now reliable it will be holding a vital Next@Acer launch during a show, holding place on Sunday 6 January. We’ll be there!

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Audi during CES 2019

Automotive is bigger than ever during CES and vital automobile brands do speak utterly a bit about creation there. For a part, Audi says it will uncover off a “completely new on-the-road celebration format” as good as a “movie entertainment experience” inside a automobile on a booth. 

Dell during CES 2019

We don’t nonetheless know what Dell and Alienware will be doing during CES, nonetheless a association has scheduled a press discussion during 10am PT on 8 Jan (6pm GMT). Dell has already revised many of a pivotal inclination during 2018. 

Google during CES 2019

We’ve listened there will be news during a uncover about a Google Assistant. We also know there will be a lot of activity from Google’s device partners as a Assistant appears in even some-more inclination during 2019. 

Hisense during CES 2019

We’re awaiting Hisense to announce some-more 4K TVs during CES and a association has scheduled a press discussion during 11am PT on 7 Jan (7pm GMT). The Chinese manufacturer recently introduced a 75U9D ULED TV that facilities over 5,000 inner dimming zones – pattern some-more speak about that tech. 

Intel during CES 2019

We’re awaiting Intel to speak radically about 5G during CES, even nonetheless a 5G smartphone modem clearly won’t be prepared for formation into inclination until 2020. The association has scheduled a press discussion during 4pm PT on 7 Jan (12am GMT on 8 January). 

LG during CES 2019

We’re awaiting 4K and 8K announcements from LG who have a press discussion during 9am PT on 7 Jan (5pm GMT). The association is also holding an dusk keynote during 6.30pm on 7 Jan (2.30am GMT on 8 January).

We know already that LG will showcase dual new LG Gram laptops – a 17-incher and a new 2-in-1 – as good as soundbars featuring Meridian Audio expertise alongside several technologies including Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant. We’ve also seen that there will be a new qualification brewing apparatus – LG HomeBrew, that hopefully will furnish something improved than final time we tasted a home brew. 

Indeed, LG says it is going to showcase a horde of intelligent kitchen inclination and a tie-up with Drop, a use that connects recipes with appliances for easier cooking. 

Rumours insist that a association competence also uncover a foldable phone as good as a foldable 4K display. 

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Kia during CES 2019

Kia’s vaunt during a uncover apparently looks to a destiny when unconstrained pulling is a norm. Several antecedent systems are set to be demonstrated. One of these is called Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving (R.E.A.D) System that can personalise your automobile interior by analysing your romantic state by synthetic intelligence-based bio-signal approval technology. So it competence change a cabin lighting or atmosphere peculiarity depending on how we are. 

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Nvidia during CES 2019

We don’t nonetheless know what Nvidia will be doing during CES, nonetheless pattern a lot of speak about driverless automobile tech, while there should be some new PC gaming innovations, too. The association has scheduled a press discussion during 8pm PT on 6 Jan (4am GMT on 7 January).

Panasonic during CES 2019

Panasonic hasn’t pronounced what it will be doing during CES, nonetheless a association has scheduled a press discussion during 10am PT on 7 Jan (6pm GMT). We’ve listened that there competence be something new from a Technics brand. 

Qualcomm during CES 2019

We’re awaiting some-more sum on 5G in a United States from Qualcomm. Expect sum of initial launch inclination featuring Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 height and a pivotal network providers including Verizon and ATT. The association has scheduled a press discussion during 12pm PT on 7 Jan (8pm GMT).

Samsung during CES 2019

Samsung is set to announce new 4K and 8K TVs during CES as good as serve previewing a arriving 5G handsets that are approaching to come to a US initially. There competence also be some-more speak about Samsung’s 2019 Flex foldable phone, too. The association has scheduled a press discussion during 2pm PT on 7 Jan (10pm GMT). 

Samsung has already pronounced it will be arrangement QLED versions of a catchy The Frame and Serif TVs. We could also get one (or maybe two) versions of a Galaxy Home intelligent orator rising during a show. 

Sony during CES 2019

We’re awaiting Sony to announce several new products during CES (the entice next says “across a Sony Group”) and a association has scheduled a press discussion during 5pm PT on 7 Jan (1am GMT on 8 January). We substantially won’t get a Xperia XZ4 (that will be during Mobile World Congress) nonetheless some mid-range handsets are approaching – presumably a XA3 and L3.

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TCL during CES 2019

We’re awaiting Hisense to announce new TVs during CES and a association has scheduled a press discussion at 11am PT on 7 Jan (7pm GMT).

Withings during CES 2019

Withings is approaching to showcase 3 new inclination during CES phenomenon dual new activity trackers. One will be totally customisable, and a will offer new medical class heart monitoring according to a company. The association will also showcase a new 3-in-1, modernized blood vigour monitor, that for a initial time monitors valvular health and Atrial Fibrillation.

Here’s what happened during a final CES in Jan 2018

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Acer during CES 2018

Acer’s trump label during CES 2018 is a laptop that’s as spare as a smartphone. The Acer Swift 7 is customarily 8.98mm thick and we get a modem in there too giving we LTE connectivity, Intel Core i7 energy and an seeking cost of £1,599 for that 4G model. Being spare is expensive. You can get your hands on one in Apr 2018.

Acer has also updated a Chromebook 11, bringing in USB Type-C connectors and Google Play to fill your £249 laptop with apps. The new Chromebook 11 will be attack a UK in Mar 2018.

Amazon Alexa during CES 2018

Amazon doesn’t attend CES nonetheless that doesn’t meant we won’t hear a company’s name mentioned.

We’re awaiting Alexa to be featured in even some-more inclination in 2018, as Amazon continues to browbeat a intelligent home entertainment and already we’ve seen announcements bringing Alexa to some-more devices.

For a bathroom, Kohler has an Alexa-powered counterpart and more, while Amazon itself has announced during Alexa is entrance to headphones, watches and more. Alexa will be in LG’s fridge, it’s entrance to PCs and a whole lot more. So much, we wrote a apart underline about it.

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Asus during CES 2018

Asus has updated some of a laptops, with a ZenBook 13 being a healthy MacBook competitor. There’s also a somewhat some-more estimable X507 that comes with some-more absolute graphics, so competence be a lightweight appurtenance for those who like to game.

There’s also a operation of new connectivity innovations from Asus, including a Lyra Voice, that is both an Alexa-powered orator and a filigree network device designed to banish Wi-Fi passed spots in your home.

BO Play during CES 2018

BO Play has launched a new H9i headphones, that will not customarily broach overwhelming sound, nonetheless in this spin get hold controls on a ear cups. That will let we control music. These headphones also have some-more extended noise-cancellation, along with a vicinity sensor to spin off a song when we mislay them from your head.

BO has also reliable that it will be rising Google Assistant speakers this year.

BlackBerry during CES 2018

BlackBerry didn’t launch a new phone during CES 2018, nonetheless it did launch a new colour of phone. The BlackBerry KeyOne is now accessible in a contemporary bronze colour.

Beyond a BlackBerry manufacturers TCL did endorse that there would be “at least” dual new BlackBerry inclination launched in 2018. There’s no word on what they competence be, nonetheless we competence learn some-more at Mobile World Congress.

Casio during CES 2018

Casio has launched a integrate a techy G Stock watches, adding renouned facilities into those inclination to assistance keep smartwatches during bay. The initial new G Shock a GBA-800 offers step tracking and other aptness associated functions, fasten to your smartphone around Bluetooth to speak to a messenger app.

Meanwhile a new Casio GBA-1000 has a solar row in a arrangement and supports GPS navigation. The solar row acts as a energy backup for a GPS function, definition we don’t kill a battery when regulating it for navigation. You can devise routes on your phone and send them to a H2O for navigation.

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Dell during CES 2018

Dell done a initial proclamation before to CES in a form of a new Dell XPS 13. This indication is slimmer, offers a 4K arrangement and creates a pierce to USB Type-C.

For those looking for something larger, there’s also a new Dell XPS 15 that unequivocally many follows along a same lines, upping a energy and fortitude while slimming down a chassis.

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DJI during CES 2018

If you’re into formulating video with your smartphone, there’s small improved than a DJI Osmo 2 to give we a fast and versatile height to do so. Updated from a prior model, a Osmo 2 can now give we mural sharpened and a cost has forsaken considerably. For a ultimate in mobile video, it’s Osmo all a way.

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Elgato during CES 2018

Sometimes it’s a elementary things that make all a disproportion and a Eve Button is one such example. This comes to a rescue of Apple HomeKit homes, permitting we to allot 3 functions to a Button for opposite press styles. This will let we automatically order HomeKit scenes, for example, customarily by dire a button. It could be a master energy symbol for your home, branch on or off all your lights, or it could be set scenes in a room with a elementary touch. 

Garmin during CES 2018

Garmin has announced a Forerunner 645 Music, it’s latest sports watch that introduces something blank from a line from a final few years – offline music. You’ll be means to bond Bluetooth headphones to your 645 Music to take with we on a move. There’s also Garmin Pay, as good as all a aptness tracking skills that a Forerunner array offer. 

If you’re not that worried about a music, there’s a chronicle though a tune, withdrawal we with Garmin Pay and customarily an superb sports watch.

Google during CES 2018

Google doesn’t always make a large dash during CES with a possess hardware – that’s routinely saved for Google’s possess events – nonetheless as Google Assistant emerges as a widespread actor in a intelligent home, Google has setup stay in Vegas to foster Assistant and a new spin it’s charity with intelligent displays.

That’s right, Google is relocating to plea a Amazon Echo Show, putting a new visible chronicle of Google Assistant into what it’s job “smart displays”. There are a operation of inclination approaching in 2018, with Lenovo and JBL stepping adult and showcasing a initial dual examples, nonetheless with LG also ostensible to have a indication that it didn’t announce.Think Google Home with a arrangement and you’re on a right track.

Like Amazon’s Alexa, LG has already reliable that it’s ThinQ orator will be GA concordant and there’s also a pierce toward Google Assistant headphones, with Sony, JBL and some-more charity a new connectivity options.

Google’s pull on VR also took a step brazen interjection to Lenovo announcing a Mirage Solo, a standalone Daydream headset. This works with a Mirage Camera too, a new VR180 camera, another format that Google is pushing.

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HP during CES 2018

HP announced a HP Envy x2, a Windows 10 2-in-1 powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 height in late-2017. The association has reliable that this will cost £999.99 for a 4GB/128GB model, while a step-up 8GB/256GB indication is £1199.99.

What’s maybe a warn is that a HP Envy x2 will also be accessible in an Intel chronicle – i.e., a some-more required hardware build for a Windows 10 PC. Just make certain you’re shopping a chronicle we indeed want.

HP has also used CES 2018 to refurbish a glorious Spectre 15 x360, that a association is claiming is a many absolute “convertible” PC, definition there’s a lot of flex in a hinge. There’s also a choice of AMD or Nvidia graphics, that is where a energy explain comes from.

HP is also updating a Chromebooks bring USB Type-C to a party.

HTC during CES 2018

There’s a new HTC Vive Pro on a block, updating a strange chronicle with a new tag for combined comfort with built-in headphones that now support Hi-Res audio. There’s also a step-up in a fortitude of a inner display, so things demeanour improved too.

There are tweaks all over this new chronicle of Vive, as good as an central wireless adapter entrance in 2018. But what we don’t now know is how many this new chronicle of Vive will cost.

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JBL not customarily announced a operation of orator and headphone updates, nonetheless is operative with Google on a operation of inclination that are a small smarter. Yes, it’s all about intelligent headphones and intelligent displays.

First adult is a JBL Link View. This joins JBL’s existent family of Link devices, nonetheless has a display, hence a perspective name. It’s not customarily a reticent arrangement either, it’s a Google Assistant-powered display, so it will let we speak to it, control your intelligent home and a whole lot more. There’s a guarantee of good sound peculiarity too.

On a headphone front, a JBL Everest GA headphones offer harmony Google Assistant. Rather than carrying to hold or speak to your phone, you’ll be means to entrance Google Assistant from your headphones to do things like ask questions, change a volume or play specific music. There are dual versions of a Everest, a 710GA that are on-ear and a 110GA that are in-ear. 

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Lenovo during CES 2018

Lenovo has forsaken a outrageous array of inclination during CES 2018.

Lenovo has already announced a operation of updated ThinkPads for business, nonetheless it’s a Snapdragon-powered Lenovo Miix 630 that should squeeze your attention, as a unstable 2-in-1 one earnest extraordinary battery life. If you’re unequivocally after a ThinkPad, a new X1 Carbon is formidable to ignore.

Lenovo has also been one of a initial to step-up with a Lenovo Smart Display, as new difficulty of Google Assistant devices. It has a quirky pattern and rivals a Echo Show, entrance in presumably 8 or 10-inch sizes.

Lenovo’s Mirage Solo is a new multiply of VR headset, being a self-contained Daydream device with no need for a smartphone in a front – it’s all built-in. This is partnered with a VR180 camera that takes a special format of print designed to be some-more immersive

LG during CES 2018

LG has reliable a new operation of a LG Gram laptops. They are smaller than before, interjection to slimmer bezels around a display, and can final an whole day on a singular charge.

LG has also announced that LG ThinQ (say: “thin cue”) is going to powering many of a inclination in 2018 choice from a company. This isn’t singular to appliances – nonetheless there’s a connected atmosphere cleanser – nonetheless LG has also announced a intelligent ThinQ speaker, that also offers Google Assistant, as good as a new Dolby Atmos soundbar.

Of march there’s an updated InstaView fridge, now with a 29-inch arrangement and Alexa integration, as good as a full collection of connected appliances and powered by ThinQ.

LG has also confirmed the new OLED and Super UHD LED TVs will have voice approval and control by an enclosed remote, also ancillary Google Assistant. There will be a range-topping W8 Wallpaper OLED, followed by a E8 and C8, that are top-tier OLEDs, while a AI OLED B8 slips into a somewhat reduce tier.

You’ll also be means to buy a CLOi robot, that is a intelligent partner connected to everything; accurately how it competence be improved – besides a lovable looks – than Alexa or Google Home, we don’t unequivocally know. LG also appears to have a Smart Display with Google Assistant, it customarily didn’t announce it.

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Nokia during CES 2018

While Nokia didn’t uncover adult with a smoke-stack of new phones, it has done some announcements in a health department. The biggest is that Nokia Health Mate is now concordant with Alexa, so you’ll be means to ask Alexa questions, like how distant we walked that week. 

Nokia has also launched Nokia Sleep, on a goal to use record to boost your wellbeing. This Sleep sensor becomes partial of your bed and can also been related to other intelligent devices, so it will spin off a lights as we tumble asleep, for example.

Nvidia during CES 2018 

Nvidia has done unconditional announcements about PC gaming by Nvidia GeForce Now, that gives we entrance to a absolute cloud-based PC so we can run games on your comparison appurtenance during home though a hardware update.

Nvidia has also pushed brazen a thought of BFGDs. Big format gaming displays are designed to give we a guard for gaming with a few some-more skills, interjection to a formation of Nvidia’s Shield technology. That means that not customarily will we have a guard specced for gaming – with Acer, Asus and HP announced an BFGD partners for a 4K 120Hz HDR displays – nonetheless you’ll be means to tide your favourite services too.

Nvidia has also doubled-down on powering cars, including unconstrained pulling and AI services.

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Panasonic during CES 2018

Panasonic has announced updates to a TV line-up, including new OLED models. Following a success of a EZ1000 (EZ1002 for those in a UK), a FZ950 and FZ800 are new OLED models, accessible in 55 and 65-inch sizes. Both these models underline a energetic look-up list to safeguard that a pattern stays authentic, while also ancillary a rising HDR 10+ format.

The FZ950 gets increased by a Technics blade orator that runs a breadth of a TV, definition we have finish sound complement in one compress unit. Prices are still to be confirmed, nonetheless accessibility is set for open 2018.

Panasonic has also continued a assault of UHD Blu-ray players, announcing 4 new models, with a UB820 charity Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and Alexa compatibility, while obtuse models frame out facilities to make them some-more affordable. The 2016 UB900 stays a flagship player.

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Qualcomm during CES 2018

Qualcomm’s summary during CES 2018 hammers home how partnerships will expostulate record into a automotive courtesy with a array of high-profile announcements about Qualcomm-backed technologies.

Qualcomm is also enabling a new era of Google Smart Displays, rising a new platform, a Qualcomm Home Hub. This height will capacitate OEMs to simply rise and package adult intelligent home devices, formed on Qualcomm’s record that will energy and bond it. The initial have come from Lenovo and JBL, with some-more in a pipeline.

Ring during CES 2018

Got a video doorbell? Of march we have. Ring is swelling a wings, regulating CES 2018 to launch Stick Up Cams and Beams lighting, following a merger of Mr Beams.

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Samsung during CES 2018

Samsung customarily goes large during CES, nonetheless in 2018, Samsung focused on articulate about IoT and AI, radically hammering home a summary that all a inclination would be connected and articulate to any other by 2020. Expecting new products? There weren’t so many of those this year, tool fans.

Samsung announced a NW700 Sound+ soundbar, that promises distortion-free sound from a compress form, with no need for a apart subwoofer. Samsung has also announced the WW6850N soaking appurtenance that’s entirely connected, working with SmartThings, as good as a new Family Hub fridge that’s intelligent interjection to Bixby integration.

In fact, SmartThings is going to be a app that handles all things connected around your Samsung devices, with Bixby providing a AI communication with all devices. You can even use it to setup your new TV regulating your smartphone.

Samsung primarily announced The Wall, a new 146-inch MicroLED TV. MicroLED is a genuine challenger for OLED, regulating LEDs that evacuate their possess light (as OLED does) and not relying on apart LED enlightenment (which LED TVs need). It’s a antecedent for now, so watch this space.

Samsung is also flirting wth 8K, observant that an 8K QLED set will be accessible after in 2018, nonetheless didn’t go as distant as divulgence what it’s new TVs are for a year. For that, you’ll have to wait until March.

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Sony during CES 2018

If Samsung lacked earthy product to get vehement about, Sony brought a fad by a bucketload. 

There’s a deputy for a Bravia A1, a new Bravia A8F, an OLED flagship TV. There’s some-more absolute estimate and a somewhat some-more stretchable pattern including a stand, so we have some-more chain options. It still uses a acoustic aspect with speakers behind a display, so it’s still unequivocally many a showpiece.

There’s a full refurbish to 4K HDR LED TVs too, with new XF90, XF85 and XF80 models too. The XF90 supports Dolby Vision, something also upheld by Sony’s new Ultra HD Blu-ray player, a X700. This is some critical visible might.

One a audio front, Sony is also pulling some Dolby smarts with a soundbars that will virtualise Dolby Atmos during a press of a button. If you’d rather not have practical Atmos, there’s new upfiring speakers we can mix with a concordant receiver too.

Elsewhere Sony is fasten a Google Assistant celebration with headphones, with a operation of opposite styles of in-ear headphones ancillary Google Assistant. There’s even a set of splashproof, noise-cancelling, totally wirefree headphones with GA. Exciting times. 

Sony Mobile

Sony Mobile has stepped adult and announced a integrate of Xperia updates. The new Sony Xperia XA2 has a 23-megapixel camera on a rear, bringing lots of megapixels to a mid-range, while sitting on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 platform. There’s a 5.2-inch full HD arrangement and a fingerprint sensor on a rear.

If that’s customarily not adequate phone for you, there’s a Xperia XA2 Ultra. This pushes a arrangement to 6-inches, while also augmenting a selfie camera to 16 megapixels with visual pattern stabilisation. It’s a large phone, for large selfies. Both new XA2 models will launch with Android Oreo in Feb 2018.

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