What to expect from CES 2018



The latest tech from around the world is back on show at CES 2018, Las Vegas.

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is a huge event that shows off the future of tech on a global stage in Las Vegas. All the big names in tech will be there, giving us glimpses of what 2018 has in-store.

This year the show is running between the 9th and 12th of January, but the two press days on January 7 and 8 will start the ball rolling, with plenty of press conferences and previews.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest from the likes of Samsung, Google, LG and Sony straight from the showroom floor. But until then, here’s what we think might be in store…

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TVs

Sony is at the cutting edge of audio-visual technology, and it always has amazing new products to show off at CES. We’re looking forward to seeing some additions to its range of stunning Bravia TVs, and the latest in OLED.

There’s a good chance we’ll also see something special from Samsung. Rumour has it that a huge 150-inch TV with micro LED technology could be waiting in the wings. A potential replacement for OLED, micro LED tech uses a tiny silicon substrate to give even more density to your TV’s pixels.

LG won’t be holding back either. It’s likely that we’ll be seeing its next-gen LG 8-Series OLED TVS including the B8, C8, G8 and W8. Expect super thin, stunning visuals.

 

Laptops

The tech website Chrome Unboxed has been dropping hints about what will be at CES, and it sounds like we may get a look at Google’s new Chromebooks. The PixelBook went down a storm when it was launched in October 2017, and there’s a chance it might get a new look and feel – possibly with detachable screens.

 

VR

Virtual Reality continues to hit the headlines, and the tech involved is accelerating at an incredible rate. With Google having a huge presence at CES and Lenovo’s event invite stating that "Reality has never been so exhilarating", we’re sensing that the company will unveil its standalone Google Daydream VR headset.

 

Audio

In addition to its state-of-the-art TVs, Sony is also on a mission to update retro music tech. We’re expecting to see the Japanese tech giant reveal a high-spec turntable spinning some awesome audio.

 

Motoring

Motoring technology has been taking an increasing share of the limelight at CES in recent years, and Fisker has confirmed it’ll be bringing its brand-new electric car to Las Vegas. The EMotion is a rival to Tesla, with a £98,000 price tag and impressive range.

 

Smartphones

A new line-up of LG’s budget-friendly K-series is likely to be unveiled at CES, and Samsung may also show off a couple of new additions to its mid-range A-series. The major phone manufacturers tend to wait until later in the year to unveil their flagship handsets, so we’re not expecting any big announcements to be made during the event.

 

What happened last year?

Look back at what happened last year by reading our CES 2017 overview, a round up of the best tech on show.

TechTalk will be bringing you all the tech as it’s unveiled from the show floor in Vegas – keep an eye on Twitter to stay up to date @CurrysPCWorld