It not goes by its Consumer Electronics Show monicker, however CES continues to be the place to see the newest and biggest tech firms have to provide, whether or not that’s a 5G telephone, a clear Ultra-HD TV, a private drone that may fly you round or one thing utterly surprising like a robotic canine.
That stated, whereas this 12 months’s present received’t be too completely different from exhibits previous, it’s going to have a larger deal with journey and tourism, knowledge analytics and enhancing buyer experiences. Yes, you’ll nonetheless see dozens of latest TVs, audio system, headphones, laptops and telephones, however you’ll additionally see numerous conversations occurring about digital well being and the commoditization of private knowledge, too. The takeaway right here is that CES will provide one thing new and attention-grabbing for each kind of tech lover, whether or not you’re deep into enterprise, caught into future developments or simply eager to see what comes subsequent.
Without additional ado, right here’s every thing you want to find out about the present, together with the CES 2020 dates, how to get tickets and our predictions for a few of the devices we’ll more than likely see inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.
When is CES 2020?
That stated, nevertheless, journalists will pour into the metropolis a couple of days earlier than that to cowl the information conferences that kick off on Sunday, January 5 at 12 pm PST and proceed via Monday and Tuesday. It’s throughout that point we’ll hear from Sony, Samsung, LG and a number of other different electronics makers as they introduce us to new merchandise at their on-stage keynotes.
Traditionally, the biggest of those keynotes occur on Monday as that’s when LG, Samsung and Sony all maintain their occasions, however you’ll start to hear about CES beginning on Sunday night time as information begins to trickle out of the convention.
How do you get tickets for CES 2020?
Registration for CES 2020 is offered now on the CES 2020 web site. Early Bird tickets can be found for simply $100 in case you simply need entry to the present flooring from January 7 – 10 and the keynotes, although that value will shoot up to $300 beginning on December 18, 2019.
If you desire a bit greater than the fundamental move, you should purchase the CES 2020 Starter Conference Pass that features a curated checklist of occasions round the present’s biggest developments for $700 or the Deluxe Conference Pass that features 14+ companion classes for $1,400.
Journalists, analysts, influencers and bloggers are admitted into CES without spending a dime, however they’ll have to register earlier than the event via the CES web site and provide proof of their credentials.
How massive is CES and the place does it happen?
CES is very large and takes over the overwhelming majority of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding streets. In reality, by way of sq. footage, there’s 2.75 million web sq. toes of exhibit house between the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Sands, Mandalay Bay and The Venetian, practically all of which performs host to the conference and its exhibitors.
Fun reality: There are round 160,000 lodge rooms in Vegas and round 180,000 attendees annually. As you’d expect given these numbers, accommodations replenish quick and the roads main to the conference middle get fairly crowded that week. Thankfully, the CTA (the firm that places on the present) gives free shuttles to virtually all of the main accommodations on the strip from the Convention Center, and has buses operating to and from the Sands between 9 and 6 pm.
All that stated, be ready to stroll. The conference middle itself is very large and so is The Sands. Walking both can simply take between one and two hours, and also you’ll simply rack up three to 4 miles in your pedometer alongside the approach.
Which firms are attending CES 2020?
Pretty a lot each main tech firm can be there, minus Apple. (You can discover a full checklist on the CES 2020 web site.)
Now, admittedly, not everyone seems to be there to showcase new merchandise. A truthful majority of firms are there for enterprise, whereas others are there to acquire suggestions and have a presence, reasonably than debut one thing new. That stated, there’ll nonetheless be a whole lot of latest merchandise making their debut this 12 months in practically each class.
CES 2020 developments and company-specific predictions
In a gathering with TechRadar, the CTA outlined various developments that will take middle stage at this 12 months’s present. The checklist included transportation and tourism (Delta Airlines have a keynote this 12 months for the first time in the present’s historical past), knowledge analytics and privateness, digital well being, the international race for 5G, the consumerization of AI and, after all, 8K shows.
These are reasonably dense, multifaceted subjects and whereas they’re massively necessary, they aren’t the sorts of stuff you’ll see on the present flooring. If you need arduous product information, that can come from lots of the identical suspects as final 12 months, all of whom are listed beneath.
AMD at CES 2020
We’re totally anticipating AMD to come out with a line of high-end GPUs subsequent 12 months – perhaps whilst early as CES 2020. In previous years, AMD has taken to the stage on Monday to ship a keynote, and will probably do the identical this 12 months. Last 12 months AMD confirmed off its first ever 7-nanometer GPU, the Radeon VII, at CES 2019, so expect massive issues this 12 months.
LG at CES 2020
Like Samsung, LG’s plans are straightforward to predict – it’s most likely going to showcase a new sequence of OLED TVs, plus give an up to date launch date for final 12 months’s rollable OLED. Speaking of far-flung TVs we cannot afford, CES 2020 will most likely be the place LG formally debuts its clear OLED prototype that it was displaying behind closed doorways at final 12 months’s present… although it’s going to seemingly solely be for companies at first.
LG additionally makes use of CES to debut its new line of home equipment together with sensible washers and dryers and nifty family devices like air purifiers and robotic vacuums. Last 12 months we noticed a house brewing system and a sensible cabinet that steams your garments. Featuring a mirrored door with built-in show, robotically transferring hangers, and a sensible steaming system, it was a wildly completely different product than we had been anticipating to see at a tech commerce present.
CES can be the time LG debuts its mid-range cell phones. Last 12 months we noticed the LG V40 ThinQ, whereas again in 2017 LG introduced the Stylus 3. Don’t expect any flagship telephones at this 12 months’s event,however it’s Android telephone followers ought to expect one thing.
Nvidia at CES 2020
After a half-dozen leaks, the subsequent Nvidia Shield is all however assured to make an look at CES this 12 months. We don’t have any confirmed data at this level, however we suspect that the new micro-console can be in a position to join to Stadia, Google’s upcoming game-streaming service, and probably have Apple TV assist.
Last 12 months Nvidia revealed its GeForce RTX Mobility graphics playing cards at CES 2019, alongside the RTX 2080 and different playing cards for gaming laptops. Will CES 2020 carry extra of the identical? We’ll simply have to wait to discover out.
Samsung at CES 2020
CES is at all times a giant present for Samsung. It’s the place the firm picks to roll out its newest QLED TVs, idea screens and monstrous custom-installs. Last 12 months, the firm debuted a brand new 219-inch TV referred to as The Wall and gave us an up to date look at its Tizen working system that included Apple TV. This 12 months, our cash is on new QLED TVs with zero bezel – a rumor that has just lately been corroborated by a patent filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
On the computing facet of issues, Samsung debuted the Notebook Flash and Notebook 9 Pro, and will provide updates on these this 12 months.
Samsung has additionally been doing much more with its displays and solid-state drive classes, so make certain to preserve an eye fixed out for these at the present, too.
Sony at CES 2020
Sony didn’t have a ton of latest merchandise to showcase final 12 months, however did carry its new Master Series Z9G TV to the present and debuted its new 360 Reality Audio format. We’ll seemingly see extra of the latter this 12 months in addition to a couple of new TVs in the 950, 850, Z- and A-Series lineups plus some new 2.1 soundbars with Dolby Atmos.
Outside of the AV house, Sony will most likely tease some PS5 information forward of its official debut and speak up its gaming peripherals like the PlayStation VR. A full debut of the new console appears unlikely, particularly contemplating the tough historical past Sony consoles have with CES, however we wouldn’t be stunned if it at least will get a point out throughout Sony’s Monday night keynote.
- Here’s a whole recap of every thing that occurred at CES 2019