The first day of the Consumer Electronics Show 2021 (CES) was a exciting one. There were exiting announcements from popular brands like LG, Samsung, Sony and Intel. The annual consumer electronics trade show usually has more than 200,000 visitors including media groups, traders, multinational companies and tech enthusiasts. However, this year due to the pandemic, CES is going all-digital and major companies are doing individual press events to show off new products. Let’s check out highlights of day 1.
LG rollable smartphone
It’s official now! Rollable smartphones are now coming into the market and the first one to launch is LG. Yes, LG is making a rollable phone. During its CES keynote event, LG teased their new smartphone that features an expanding rolling screen. Oppo was the first one to demonstrate a concept rollable phone with an OLED screen but LG took the lead in the competition. LG’s rolling smartphones is aimed to complete with Samsung’s Galaxy fold line up. But LG didn’t share any details or information about the device and its is expected to come to market sooner
Intel teases next-gen Alder Lake chip
With pressure from both Apple and AMD, Intel during CES 2021 showcased its next-gen chip, codenamed Alder Lake. Intel states the new chip will be more powerful and power-efficient, resulting in better battery life and better performance. These Alder Lake chips are build on Intel’s new 10nm SuperFin process and its expected to be available in market in second half of 2021. Intel also launched their 11th Gen Core H-series mobile processors to be used in gaming laptops as thin as 16 millimeters.
Samsung shows off JetBot 90 AI+ robot vacuum
Samsung released a various amount of AI- based products at the CES 2021. Samsung announced its JetBot 90 AI+, a camera-equipped smart robot vacuum that only cleans your room but also acts as a home security camera. It has newest LiDAR sensor and has AI capabilities. Samsung also launched a new refrigerator called the Samsung Bespoke 4-Door Flex, a 110-inch Micro LED TV and new smart TV lineup. The new 110-inch Micro LED has a new feature named the “4Vue” (Quad View) feature, which allows four-way viewing option.
Lenovo unveils new ThinkPad X1 lineup
Lenovo is updating its premium ThinkPad X1 laptops at this year’s CES 2021. Lenovo unveiled a new detachable ThinkPad X12 laptop, Yoga Slim 7i Pro laptop, ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkReality A3 AR glasses. The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, which is its thinnest ThinkPad ever to be made and its powerful too.
HP unveils new premium laptops, notebooks
HP at its CES keynote event unveiled multiple products. They include the new Elite Dragonfly G2, Dragonfly Max, EliteBook x360 1030 G8, EliteBook x360 1040 G8, EliteBook 840 Aero G8, ENVY 14, HP Wireless Earbuds and HP M-Series FHD monitors. The new Dragonfly G2 is said to be the world’s lightest compact business convertible, weighing less than 1 kg.
Qualcomm’s 2nd gen Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
Qualcomm at CES 2021 showcased its 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 in-display fingerprint sensor. Its new 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 is 77 per cent larger than its predecessor and 50 percent faster than the predecessor. Samsung’s Galaxy S21 is expected be the first smartphone to feature the 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2.
Sony’s Airpeak drone
Sony at CES 2021 unveiled its new drone. The Airopeak drone especially for filmmakers and content creators. Sony says Airpeak is the smallest class of drones that can carry a professional camera. Sony says these drones will be available in the market in the third quarter of the year. Apart from this, the company showcased multiple other products including its new 2021 TV lineup.
TCL tease rollable screens
TCL at CES 2021 unveiled its 2021 Mini LED, QLED and 4K HDR TVs. Interesting part is TCL too showed a rollable phone concept. The concept device is a 6.7-inch rollable screen that transforms into a 7.8-inch tablet with “a simple tap of the finger.” Last year TCL teased a prototype but that was a dummy and didnt reach market. But this time, they are here. Along with rollable phone TCL teased a huge lineup of TVs includes TCL 4K Mini LED TV C825, TCL 4K QLED TV C725, and TCL 4K HDR TV P725, all of which will go on sale later this year.