CES 2018: Here’s what to expect

What is CES? CES is an annual trade show put on by the Consumer Technology Association. It’s one of the biggest tech trade shows in the world with over 170,000 people in attendance. Companies big and small attend the trade show every year, showing off the latest and greatest products they have to offer. When is CES? CES will take place between Tuesday, January 9 and Friday, January 12, 2018. Where is CES? Like every year, CES 2018 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. What can we expect from CES 2018? This year, we can expect to see devices shown off from just about every segment of the technology world, including drones, audio, IoT/smart home, AR/VR, vehicles, and more. We don’t usually see too many smartphones being shown off at CES, at least compared to MWC and IFA. Most of the major companies we cover here at Android Authority will be in attendance, including Samsung, LG, ASUS, Sony, Huawei, and others. Not many companies have shared which products they plan on revealing at the trade show, though we have heard many rumors that give us a good idea of what to expect. We can also make educated guesses based on what was announced at CES 2017. So, which products are expected to make their debut at the trade show? Let’s take a look. Samsung At CES this year, Samsung will show off its new selfie-focused mid-rangers, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). Announced in December, the Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus sport dual front-facing 16 and 8 MP cameras with f/1.9 aperture lenses. This means you’ll be able to take portrait mode selfies, and blur the background before and after the phone is taken, just like on the Galaxy Note 8. RelatedSamsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018) specs: Infinity Display and a dual selfie camera There’s no denying that Samsung’s S-series has boasted some of the finest flagships ever made, but sometimes there’s no match for a bonafide bargain, and that’s what the South Korean giant seems to be delivering …A few other things worth mentioning about the Galaxy A8 lineup. The A8 features a 5.6-inch 18.5:9 Full HD+ display, while the A8 Plus comes with a 6.0-inch panel with the same resolution. The both come with a 16 MP camera on the back with an f/1.7 aperture, an octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, USB Type-C, and support for Samsung Pay. They’ll both go on sale in January, though we don’t have pricing information yet. According to a recent report from VentureBeat, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are “scheduled to make their first public appearance” at CES. This doesn’t necessarily mean the handsets will be announced at the show— Samsung might just show them off in a teaser video. The official unveiling isn’t slated until February 2018. Though, it wouldn’t surprise us if Samsung used CES to announce an official reveal date for the devices. What we’re saying is, don’t expect to learn a lot about the S9 at CES this year. Samsung might announce an upgraded version of the Chromebook Pro in Las Vegas. Samsung could also announce an upgraded version of the Chromebook Pro, which launched at CES 2017. The device, which might take on the Google Pixelbook, is rumored to come with an Intel Core m7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. LG LG’s press conference will take place on January 8, a day before CES kicks off. According to a report from BusinessKorea, LG will reveal the G7 at the trade show — but we don’t agree. The flagship will likely make its debut at MWC in Barcelona, same as its predecessor. But that doesn’t mean LG won’t reveal any new handsets. LG is expected to show off a new device in its K series, just like it did last year. We’ll likely see the LG K10 (2018) at the trade show, which is rumored to come with a 5.3-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus FM radio. This handset could also be LG’s first mid-to-low-end device to feature its recent mobile payments system, LG Pay. In addition to a few new mid-range smartphones, LG is also planning on showing off its new Google Assistant-powered ThinQ Speaker. We’ll also likely see a handful of other smart products under the ThinkQ name at the trade show. Huawei Huawei isn’t expected to launch new smartphones at CES this year, but we will hear some details about the Mate 10 Pro coming to the United States. In a recent interview, Huawei CEO Richard Yu confirmed that Huawei will sell one of its Mate 10 devices (likely the Mate 10 Pro) through wireless carriers in 2018. More details will be revealed at CES. Read: Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro review: All about promises Rumor has it that the Mate 10 Pro will be sold exclusively by AT&T. There’s no word on how much it will cost or when it will be released, but based on the US release date of the Mate 9, the handset could go on sale a few days after Huawei launches it. Honor Editor's PickThe Huawei P11 might come with a 40 MP rear camera and 24 MP front camera Well, this is exciting. Leaker Evan Blass has gotten his hands on some materials that indicate the Huawei P11 could come with an unprecedented camera setup. In a tweet published earlier today, which you can see … Honor likely won’t reveal new smartphones at CES. The company has recently launched the 7X and View 10 in the US, Europe, and a few other markets. The 7X is already available stateside for $200, while the View 10 will go on sale starting January 8. However, Honor hasn’t announced US pricing yet. That makes us think it could share this info with the public in Las Vegas. A move like this makes sense, as it would allow Honor to put the spotlight on the device right before it goes on sale. Google Google Google is going all-in on the Assistant at CES 2018. Located at Central Plaza-21, the Google Assistant Playground will show off the company’s new integrations, devices, and the newest ways you can use Google Assistant. The Google Assistant Playground will show off the company's new integrations, devices, and the newest ways you can use Google Assistant. Will Google show off any new products at the show? Possibly. Rumors suggest it could reveal a few new Chromebooks that will join the Pixelbook, which made its debut in October. It’s possible we could see a few other products, although there’s no word on what they might be. Additionally, Google might use the event to offer consumers a close-up look at its lineup of products. These include the Pixel 2 smartphones, Daydream View VR headset, and smart speakers like the Home Mini, among others. ASUS Rumors suggest that ASUS is working on an upgraded version of its C302CA Chromebook that will go head to head with Google’s Pixelbook. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but there’s a chance we’ll see it at CES. Editor's PickASUS launches ZenFone Max Plus (M1) with 18:9 display, 4,130 mAh battery ASUS has unveiled its new smartphone, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1). This is ASUS’ second smartphone to feature an 18:9 display — following the Pegasus 4S earlier this month — and it's a very similar product, … The device is said to come with the Core m7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, same as the upgraded version of the Chromebook Pro Samsung is reportedly working on. It’s also possible that ASUS will reveal a new smartphone or two in Las Vegas. The company took the wraps off the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom at CES 2017, so it’s possible we could see followup devices at the trade show. Sony Sony has yet to reveal its CES 2018 plans, though we can do a bit of speculating as to what we might see. Recently, CAD renders of the Sony Xperia L2 appeared on the internet, showing off a slightly redesigned chassis. While the device features the same large bezels that we expect from Sony phones, the Xperia L2 will likely come with a rounded back plate. Rumored specs for the L2 include a 5.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display, a Snapdragon 630 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and… Android Nougat out of the box. The original Sony Xperia L1 was first unveiled at MWC 2017 and was released later that year to replace the Xperia E series. Like that handset, the L2 should be another reasonably inexpensive device (the first-gen. model went on sale for $199). It’s possible that the L2 will be revealed at CES 2018, though, like its predecessor, it may not appear until MWC at the end of February. HMD Global / Nokia Nokia Nokia has just taken the wraps off its latest mid-range Android phone, the Nokia 6 (second-generation). The biggest changes to this edition over last year’s model are the inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip (the previous model had a Snapdragon 430), OZO Audio recording technology, and a “Bothie” photo mode. Additionally, the Nokia 6 (2018) will indeed come with a USB Type-C port. Earlier leaks pointed toward a microUSB port, so we’re pleasantly surprised to see a Type-C port here. The handset is available for pre-booking in China in 32 GB and 64 GB configurations for $230 and $245 respectively and will be released on January 10. We don’t have any further information on a wider release yet, but we’ll hopefully learn more at CES. HP HP is showing off its new Chromebox G2 at CES this year. Powered either by Intel’s Core i5-7300U or the Core i7-8650U, the box comes with 16 GB of RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and an SD card reader. The company also recently unveiled two new Chromebooks, the Chromebook 11 G6 and the Chromebook 14 G5. Apart from having somewhat confusing names, both Chromebooks are aimed at the education and enterprise markets, but they’re perfectly serviceable machines for everyday use. That is thanks to their jump to 7th generation Intel Celeron N processors. Folks have the option of sticking with the base dual-core N3350 or the quad-core N3450, with RAM going up to 8 GB. Regardless of the processor and RAM choice, the Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 make do with Intel HD Graphics 500. The smaller Chromebook features MIL-STD 810G protection, so it should stand up well to drops and extreme conditions. Even with the added protection, you can equip both Chromebooks with up to 64GB of internal storage, but from the looks of it, they also feature microSD card slots. Anything else? Like every year, we’re expecting to see plenty of new self-driving and connected car announcements at the trade show. JVCKENWOOD has announced its plans to unveil two new wireless Android Auto head units at CES, which is a first for Google’s connected car platform. Many other companies including HTC, ZTE, and Lenovo will be present at CES 2018, though there are no specific details on which products they might show off. We’ll likely hear more rumors about the products that could make their debut at the show over the next month. When that happens, we’ll update this post to keep you up to speed. Which product do you think will attract the most attention at CES? Let us know in the comments.

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date: Sun, 07 Jan 2018 05:51:47 +0000