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It’s hard to say for sure what will or will not be announced at CES, but here’s our roundup on what you might be able to expect at the event.
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TVs & Displays
Without fail, every year at CES, companies like Samsung, Sony, and LG (just to name a few) show off what they’ve been working on when it comes to display technology, whether it be for televisions at home, monitors for work and gaming, smartphone displays, or simply brand new types of display that seem downright futuristic.
After all, it was only several CES events ago that we saw displays that could be folded and flexed without breaking, which eventually found its way into smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. We imagine that similar tech should be shown off this year so you can bet that it will be exciting to see.
Home Entertainment Systems & Speakers
Following new display technology and brand new TVs, we also expect that many companies will be announcing new home entertainment systems.
If you’re in the market for a set of new surround sound speakers, or maybe a new set of Bluetooth speakers, or even a soundbar, you can bet your bottom dollar that we will be seeing a ton of these.
Also, these days a lot of companies are working to integrate digital assistants into their audio products, so if you want a multi-functioning device that can control your smart home and playback audio at the same time, there should be plenty of new options to choose from.
It goes without saying that many companies will be showing off brand new laptop offerings. We expect to see the usual suspects from the likes of Lenovo, ASUS, Dell, Samsung, LG (gram + intel Gen10 CPU) and HP, just to name a few.
There should be a multitude of options to choose from as well, ranging from laptops aimed at enterprise users who might need a mixture of security as well as ruggedness and portability, to gamers who want a powerful rig to take with them on the go.
Also expect some Chromebook offerings for students and users who don’t necessarily need such a powerful machine and want something more affordable.
Computer accessories such as LG’s new 32-unch 4K monitors will be on display for all to drool at.
Smart Home Products
As we’re starting to get more connected, more companies are starting to churn out more smart home devices to replace our existing “dumb” ones.
We’ve already seen devices like smart fridges and smart ovens, along with smart locks, smart bulbs, and so on. Next year at CES 2020 we expect that we can look forward to seeing even more options. The rumored Philips Hue outdoor lighting caught our attention already.
Even companies like IKEA have been getting in on the smart home scene with smart bulbs, plugs, and even smart blinds, so don’t expect to see this particular trend in consumer products to be slowing down anytime soon.
With so many products announced at CES, smartphones can sometimes get lost in the mix. This is because most companies prefer hosting their own events for their own flagship launches, so on that front, don’t expect to see any major flagship devices announced at the event.
However, OnePlus did confirm that they are working on a new concept device so there is that. We could also see a bunch of low-end or mid-range offerings, and maybe even a surprise or two. If you recall, it was not Samsung or Huawei that was first to the market with a foldable device.
At CES 2019, a company by the name of Royole launched the Royole Flexpai, essentially the world’s first foldable smartphone, so who knows, perhaps this year’s CES might have some surprise smartphone announcements in store.
Cool headphones are also a pretty common sight at CES. We expect that there will be a lot more focus on wireless headphones due to many handset makers ditching the 3.5mm jack.
We also expect that there will be a lot of true wireless style earbuds similar to the AirPods. Also, do not be surprised if we see more of them come with virtual assistants baked into them.
Last year, there were quite a few companies who had baked virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant into them, so don’t be surprised if we see more of them, and hopefully with much more impressive battery life.
Health & Fitness & Wearable Tech
It wouldn’t be CES without wearable technology making an appearance. Fitness trackers and smartwatches have been on the rise in the past few years so we expect to see more of them. We’ve also been seeing quite a number of other forms of wearable tech, such as smart soles for shoes and smart hearing aids, so expect to see those make an appearance with various improvements.
CES 2020 will be another jam-packed event full of new and exciting technologies. Most of which will be applicable to consumers, but at the same time, there will also be other things happening at the event that might not necessarily be about products.
For example, Apple is said to be making an appearance at the event to take part in a roundtable discussion regarding privacy, which will ultimately affect consumers.
If you’d like all the latest CES 2020 news, then be sure to check back with us then as we’ll be on the ground bringing you the latest coverage.