The world’s largest Consumer electronics trade show known as Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is about to take place next month at Las Vegas. This is the place where technology innovators and enthusiasts meet together. The show is about to soak with robots, new technology, smart home appliances, phones, TVs and much more.
This time CES will be celebrating its 51st anniversary. From past half century, CES has become the major go-to exhibition to take a glimpse of new innovation in tech and to spot upcoming trends. Companies from around the world will showcase their latest innovations in keynote speeches and booths setting the agenda for 2019’s trends in tech.
A crowd of more than 200,000 are expected to land in Las Vegas between January 8 and 12. CES has 3 important “Zones” into which the show is divided namely the Tech West, Tech East and Tech South zones. CES will have 4500+ exhibitors across a show floor spanning 2.75+ million. (If you’re attending CES, remember wearing comfortable shoes!)
Which companies will be attending?
The companies that are most likely to be making announcements at CES this year include:
- Sharp Audio
- LG Electronics
and many more…
What will be announced at CES 2019?
At CES 2019, we can expect new and emerging areas like:
- 5G and Mobile Connectivity
- Artificial Intelligence
- Quantum Computing
- Voice Activation/Smart Assistants
- World’s largest startup event with Eureka Park – 1,100 startups, 40+ countries
Along with new emerging technologies, we can also expect to see a range of new products and concepts, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, as well as the future of the car and completely connected homes. One of the most exciting announcements will the 5G based concept phone, Bigger and slimmer OLED TVs. We can also expect a complete bezel-less smartphone or a dual screen phones. While there will be a lot of innovative products showcased at CES, there will be no shortage of weird and wonderful products such as home security robots and smart LED clothing.
Auto industry will also take part in CES, but they mostly focus on their smart accessories for vehicles. Recently, CES have become a show floor for demoing their latest concept cars fitted with a lot of futuristic technologies. There are 150+ vehicle tech exhibitors, including 9 automakers (BMW, Daimler, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and Audi).
VR, AR and Mixed Reality
Few year ago, Oculus VR and HTC Vive entered into the market and instantly became one of the biggest hits of that year’s show. However, VR was always more focused on games. This year the momentum is changing towards the business sector. Mostly targeted towards apps that bring VR to fields like real estate, travel and many other visually-driven businesses.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things or IoT is already taking over the world and it is available in one form or another. IoT will be in everything from new wearables and health-related products to smart home appliances and vehicles. IoT can be used across all verticals to enhance services and products around the world. This year we see an increase in IoT devices for our homes and offices.
Robots and Drones
Robots can get one step ahead in CES this year. Every work can get easier with the help of robots like robotic vacuums to clean house and coffeemakers to make coffee whenever needed, but some are actually small robots that follow you around and become a type of personal assistant. Also, there will be personal transportation devices like electric smart skateboards and different variations on the idea of giving people new forms of personal electronic transportation options. And we should see dozens of new drones introduced that target both business and consumers.
Quantum computing is the next generation supercomputer. Let me explain, Quantum computing takes advantage of the strange ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Due to the tiny particles, operations can be done much more quickly and use less energy than traditional computers. Quantum computing improves performance and efficient than traditional computers. Intel and IBM will showcase their latest developments and milestones of the Quantum computing. In 2018, Intel announced latest in quantum computing on the keynote stage. During the Intel keynote, Krzanich said Intel’s labs and researchers are “committed” to advancing quantum computing, with a Netherlands-based lab specifically testing and building quantum computing systems.
5G and Mobile Connectivity
2019 will be the major year for 5G technology. It will move from trials to commercialization. With the commercial launches of 5G in the US, Europe and Asia, by 2025 there will be 1.2 billion 5G connections globally – 14 percent of all mobile connections. 5G is driving innovation across industries, from smart cities to self-driving vehicles, digital health, AR/VR applications and faster content downloads.
Eureka Park(CES startups park)
CES is the platform for big and small brands, even for startups to make launch announcements. This year, CES 2019 will hold the largest startup event with over 1,100 startups from over 40+ countries.
Exhibit, like every year, would be walking the show to give you live, exclusive updates about the best at the show so stay tuned to our channel and catch all the action!