CES 2021 ditches Las Vegas, Nevada for a virtual one this year as holding an in-house event would be really hard for everyone. Check out what to expect.
This year’s CES 2021 is set to take place on January 11 and although there won’t be a physical event, it still remains that this year’s event supposedly has a lot to offer. While product showcases might be harder, an article by arsTechnica suggests that interested participants should sit back, relax, check zoom, and even strap in their VR headset to check the event out!
Here’s what to expect this coming CES 2021
Exhibitors and participants
The official Consumer Technology Association, which is known to host the CES, states that there will be a whopping 1,800 exhibitors all taking part in this year’s virtual show. This is quite fewer than half of the previous exhibitors last year at 4,400. Last year, there was an estimate of 170,000 people in attendance.
Both LG Electronics and Samsung are scheduled to host a virtual press conference giving briefings on the product’s new displays and home appliances. It is also worth noting that the supposed Galaxy phone unveiling set to take place on January 14 is during CES 2021 but not technically part of it.
There are supposedly a lot of things expected to happen in TV land. According to WIRED’s Parker Hall, the most stunning televisions seen ahead of this conference is the whopping 110-inch MicroLED model that came from Samsung.
There is an expectation that the upcoming TVs would come in 8K which is important for both the new PlayStation 5 as well as Xbox Series X to play games to their 120Hz potential.
AMD, ARM, ACPC, and more
Hardware is very important and although audiences probably saw AMD’s Ryzen 3000-C series chips for Chromebooks and gaming laptops, there are a few more expectations regarding the Wi-Fi 6, higher specs, and more optimized chipsets.
5G phones will start to pick up in 2021 and the CES 2021 could be a good place to see which ones might seem interesting and which ones might not. Snapdragon 888 is now getting even more popular with Wi-Fi 6E possibly becoming the next phone standard.
AI-powered this AI-powered that. Potential buyers can expect a number of different products and services that are aimed to make everything run more smoothly through digital advancement. AI has been introduced to the home through the use of cleaning robots, HomePods, Echo Dot, and more.
Potential buyers and tech enthusiasts would get a clear choice regarding which new products would be better for their smarthome.
CES 2021 online
Of course, since this event is a virtual event, attendees won’t be able to expect the same vibe as last year’s CES that took place in Las Vegas. However, this doesn’t have to be a bad thing because despite the pandemic, companies have been non stop innovating in order to come up with better quality products and services.