Last year alone, an estimated 160,498 trade attendees, visited the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As usual, exhibiters will spend millions on press-conferences this year, too.
CES 2015 is set to be the biggest tech event of 2015. From automobiles to smart wearable tech to TVs, the Las Vegas Convention Center will become the center of attraction for visitors for the next few days.
Televisions will remain one of CES's biggest highlights. And probably this year, too, we will be seeing a lot of television models with even higher resolution displays.
Notably, many smartphone makers often hold back announcements until February's Mobile World Congress. However, this year we might get to see a flurry of announcements related to forthcoming smartphones.
Several smartphone manufacturers, including Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Sony and Acer are supposed to announce their respective phones. Even chipset giants: Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm have set their booth at the CES 2015.
We can't wait to share more details, meanwhile, here's our rundown on what we expect from the tech show. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Sony will want to highlight its upcoming phones, including the much-awaited Xperia Z4 at CES 2015. The company has even released a video teaser that seems to give a hint at the purported handset.
The Xperia Z4 is supposed to come with a 5.2-inch QHD screen, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, 4G LTE-A, and a long battery life. The handset will run Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop.
LG is also expected to release a sequel to the G Flex at the upcoming CES tech show. In fact, Qualcomm recently teased the upcoming handset that appears to be the new G Flex 2. Several media reports suggest that the G Flex 2 will be smaller in size compared to the original device. Apart from the G Flex 2, we're expecting a range of 4G LTE capable budget smartphones for emerging markets.
The big name brands are also pushing for a slice of the action. For instance, HTC is believed to announce a premium handset under its Desire series at CES 2015. It's being reported that HTC could unveil a smartpone touting a big camera, though no further updates are available as of now. The company could also use its keynote address to spell out details about the much-awaited successor to the HTC One (M8), also known by its development codename "Hima".
Xiaomi had a terrific last year in terms of visibility and profits. Now the Chinese tech giant is rumored to announce a sequel to the Mi4 at CES 2015. The handset, Xiaomi Mi5, is expected to sport a 5.5-inch QHD screen (bezel-less), a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 4G LTE, Android 5.0 and a long lasting battery life.
Asus has promised to unveil its new Zenfone series at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. And a video teaser from Asus suggests it has at least one handset that will sport the dual-camera setup on the back. It seems that Asus is seeking to shake up the budget category with affordable LTE smartphones.
And Kodak is promising to show off its first ever smartphone device at CES 2015. The device is expected to be made by a British company called Bullitt Group, which is known for its rugged smartphones for construction workers. The handset will run Google's Android OS.
Samsung was rumored a flagship smartphone packing Iris recognition technology in 2014. Now, ViewSonic, a little known company is believe to debut a smartphone featuring Iris recognition technology tech. Dubbed as the ViewSonic V55, the smartphone pack a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz; Adreno 306 GPU; 2GB RAM; a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) OGS display;13-megapixel camera; 4G LTE.
Lenovo will reportedly unveil a budget LTE handset during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show next week. The 5-inch smartphone, according to reports, is expected to come with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 16 GB of built-in storage, 1 GB RAM, an expandable memory card slot. The phone will also support LTE connectivity.
According to a report from Nikkei, the Japanese Industrial Partners group plans to unveil the new devices in partnership with a Japanese mobile network. The alleged report suggests that the investment firm is keen to project the upcoming 5-inch Android-powered handset as a productivity device. Earlier last year, Sony sold off its VAIO PC business to Japanese Industrial Partners.
Reports are also saying that Acer could unveil a range of low-end smartphones at CES next week. All those handsets under Acer's Liquid series will support 4G LTE.