The biggest technology show on the planet- Consumer Electronic Show is fast approaching. It's a delightful event to witness the upcoming consumer technology products before they hit the market and the online stores. You can call it the 'dream land' of technology enthusiasts and a battleground of the biggest tech brands on the planet.
While we are going to witness the next emerging trends in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Robotics, cars, TVs, etc. one category that is close to everyone's heart and creates ripples in the world of technology is none other than the 'Smartphones'.
Big fishes in the market are going to give the world a glimpse of what they are planning to launch in the next consecutive months of the CES 2017.
That said, let's take a look on the list of smartphones expected to launch or make an appearance in CES 2017.
Asus ZenFone AR (Tango Powered Smartphone)
Lenovo's Tango powered handset- Phab 2 Pro has inspired the Taiwanese tech giant Asus, who is expected to launch its very first Google Tango-enabled device. Named 'ZenFone AR', the smartphone will come with advanced functionality and performance at a competitive price.
As Google Tango utilizes Augmented reality and machine learning, we can expect Asus ZenFone AR to bring along a world of new exciting AR apps to change the way we use smartphones in everyday life.
The Media day 2 of CES 2017 will see LG talking and highlighting its 2017 product line-up to audience. We expect the tech giant to introduce or give a sneak peek of the upcoming flagship smartphone- LG G6. The successor to LG G5 will not feature a ‘Modular' design but is expected to feature an ‘Iris Scanner' built into the selfie camera module.
The tech giant might even fit a higher resolution 4K panel to further improve the multimedia viewing experience. Besides, LG is already offering Android 7.0 Nougat with the upcoming LG V20 and it is very likely that the upcoming LG G6 will come with the latest software out-of-the box.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The Media Day 2 will also see Samsung holding a news conference in CES 2017. As Galaxy Note 7 and the Note series is out of the scene, Samsung intends to bring Galaxy S8 sooner than its previous defined launch date.
We might see a glimpse of what Samsung is cooking, during the CES 2017. As per reports, Galaxy S8 is expected to boast of an edge-to-edge display, featuring a curved display to the top and bottom edges of the handset.
Huawei’s upcoming handsets
Tech giants Huawei is also holding its share of event on January 3, i.e. the Media Day of CES 2017. Huawei has already showcased the world its Mate 9 smartphone, and this makes us even more excited to see what Huawei is planning to showcase during the CES 2017.
The same day Qualcomm is also holding a briefing where we can expect some important announcements from the company. Qualcomm has already shed some light on its upcoming flagship CPU- Snapdragon 835, the new chipset that will replace company's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820/821 chipset. So we believe we will see some prototypes or working handsets running the new SoC.
Sony’s Next Flagship Xperia Smartphone
Sony is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone- dubbed as Xperia X2. The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.5-inch 4K display and Snapdragon 821 SoC. It will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the box and will have 4GB of RAM to handle multitasking.
Sony is known for its camera technology and we expect Xperia X2 to make things exciting with the kind of camera it will feature. May be Sony would also jump on the dual-camera setup with the new handset as it has become a trend these days for every smartphone maker.