CES 2019: what happened?
New tech, a lot of surprises and more!
They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… well, not this one at least!
The Consumer Electronics Show 2019 is all wrapped up!
There has been a lot of buzz from different tech companies (about 4,500 companies) that came to show awesome new gadgets and open another chapter of innovation at CES 2019.
What new tech? We’ve got a glimpse below to help you catch up!
In regard to smartphones, the talk of the town was the bendable phone called Flexpai from Royole. It’s out in the market for a colossal price of $1,588. (That price definitely reminds us of the recent iPhones, really).
Unfortunately, while it sounds impressive, the first impressions are not really that good — reviewed as having poor user experience and rushed to be released by TrustedReviews. Still, there is a LOT of talk surrounding this technology, so we’re sure to hear more in 2019.
Another new device released is the Honor View 20. The bad news is there’s no certainty if it’ll be available in the US, but it’s said to be a glimpse into how the Galaxy S10 notch will look like.
Speaking of Samsung…
CES 2019 showed no sight of the Galaxy S10, but spec hints were pretty much there: Snapdragon 855 chipset in several countries like the US and Exynos 9820 for the rest of the world. And of course, the much-discussed topic during the event: 5G.
The Korean giant shared that it’s the first company to get FCC approval for commercial 5G approval. It’s likely that 5G will be available for the device straight out of the box.
Other tech announcements:
While Apple is known for not joining in the CES fun, its presence was still definitely felt. They got air time when Samsung, LG and Vizio announced that AirPlay 2 compatibility will be available on their smart TVs. It didn’t stop there: Samsung TVs will also get iTunes. All a first for the different companies.
New phones are out from Alcatel too! There are 2 new available devices namely the 1X (2019) and the Alcatel 1C (2019) which will go on sale in selected markets like North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
As always, Google made its way to dominate the event! Same as last year the Google Assistant got great new specs to share with the world: to start off, it can translate to 27 languages so travelling can be easier in 2019. Google also teamed-up with Lenovo for a smart clock focused to really wake you up, check the weather and know your daily commute ETA.
That’s it for CES 2019! We’ll keep on the watch to hook you up with the latest tech info out there!
For now, let’s keep your current device safe and sound while waiting for your next. Keeps the value of your smartphone or tablet high should you decide to sell it.