CES 2019: what to expect

The Consumer Electronics Show, held yearly in January in sunny Las Vegas, is one of the largest tech occasions of the 12 months. Almost each and every primary generation emblem shall be there appearing off their latest merchandise, a few of which might be the ever-fabled “subsequent giant factor” in 2019.

As with maximum new generation releases, many CES 2019 merchandise are shrouded in thriller. Even behind-the-scenes right here at Android Authority, we continuously make appointments to meet with firms and don’t essentially know all of the main points of what we’ll see till proper ahead of the exhibit starts.

That being mentioned, there were some rumors floating round over the last few months about what we will expect at CES 2019, so we do have no less than a couple of concepts of what we’ll see. Below, you’ll to find our roundup of what to expect at CES 2019.

When do the CES 2019 bulletins occur, and what will Android Authority be protecting this 12 months?

The CES 2019 showroom surface doesn’t formally open till January 8, however a large number of the bulletins are mentioned and finished ahead of issues even start! The majority of press occasions happen on Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7.

While Android Authority is historically a mobile-first e-newsletter, the truth is that cellular information best makes up a small portion of what shall be proven at CES 2019. You can expect bulletins similar to PC and gaming hardware, good house, VR, AR, automobile generation, robots, and plenty of random such things as electrical toothbrushes or good rubber duckies (sure, in point of fact). Most of the 12 months’s greatest cellular releases — together with the Samsung Galaxy S10 — will occur a little later within the 12 months, most probably at or round Mobile World Congress 2019, which occurs on the finish of February.

Obviously cellular is the bread and butter of Android Authority however at this 12 months’s exhibit we’ll even be protecting quite a lot of different thrilling applied sciences comparable to good house, laptops, gaming computer systems, tv/observe generation, and simply the rest that we really feel our target market would to find compelling.

Our predictions for what you could see at CES 2019

Every 12 months there turns out to be a number one focal point that’s scorching and new, or making an attempt to make new waves no less than. Past years have centered so much on AR/VR and good house. This 12 months, we expect a lot of the similar, with a better focal point on refinement than rising tech classes. Voice-powered gadgets will most probably make an enormous splash at CES over again, making their manner into TVs, home equipment, or even random such things as bathrooms (which in reality took place ultimate 12 months).

Of direction you’ll be able to expect no less than a couple of new traits strive to take off at CES. We expect foldables gets no less than slightly consideration, regardless that early whispers point out it’ll almost certainly be firms like Royale appearing off its achievements, with LG and Samsung most probably protecting off till later within the 12 months. It’s additionally imaginable shall we see foldable tech exhibit up in some distinctive puts like laptops, pills, displays, and televisions.

While we will’t quilt each and every rumor, under we’ll make a couple of predictions for one of the larger firms that shall be in attendance at CES this 12 months.


As discussed, we don’t expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S10 at CES 2019. Samsung will nonetheless have a big presence on the exhibit regardless that, most probably appearing off its non-smartphone generation comparable to televisions, home equipment, laptops, and extra.

There’s an excellent chance Samsung will use CES 2019 to in any case formally release its Samsung Galaxy Home — the Bixby-powered good speaker it unveiled on the release for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

One of the laptops Samsung will most probably exhibit is the Notebook 9 Pen, which is more or less like a computer model of its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. The Windows-based computer includes a equivalent colour scheme because the Note 9 or even features a pop-out S Pen which goes and purposes so much just like the one integrated with the Note 9.

However, televisions will maximum no doubt be the focal point for Samsung at CES 2019. The corporate is already selling its new image body televisions, 8K resolutions, and projectors, too. It’s beautiful most probably 8K shall be a large a part of Samsung’s bulletins at CES, as will its QLED lineup.

Last 12 months Samsung unveiled its floor-to-ceiling show that used microLED show tiles and we’ve noticed no less than a couple of studies across the internet suggesting this 12 months they’re going to exhibit a scaled-down more effective model of its microLED show at CES.

Appliances historically are a large a part of Samsung’s appearing at CES too, so be ready for some new fridges and stoves (include your self with that pleasure, other people!).

Huawei and Honor

Huawei logo MWC

Last 12 months, Huawei CEO Richard Yu delivered the keynote deal with on the Consumer Electronics Show. He additionally stopped through the Android Authority sales space to settle for the Android Smartphone of the Year award for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

However, over the last 12 months, the Huawei emblem has been dogged with controversies surrounding its alleged ties with the Chinese govt. Several international locations — together with the United States — have barred using Huawei networking apparatus, bringing up safety considerations. The govt even stepped in to save you Huawei smartphones from coming to the rustic.

As such, we will expect Huawei to have a miles decrease profile at CES 2019. There most probably received’t be any Huawei smartphones introduced at CES (making an allowance for the development occurs within the United States). Huawei will as an alternative possibly focal point consideration on its computer and pill choices.

If we do see any cellular bulletins it’ll be from Honor as an alternative. The Honor View 20 just lately debuted in China and is predicted to be globally introduced in Paris in later January, nevertheless it’s no doubt imaginable it might make an look at CES as smartly.


Foldable smartphones are going to be one of the most up to date subjects in 2019 as we commence to see the primary business rollouts. Originally, we anticipated to see an LG foldable smartphone at CES 2019. However, it’s having a look rather less most probably now.

LG is scheduled to ship the pre-show keynote deal with at CES 2019, so even supposing we don’t see a foldable telephone from the corporate, we will be able to see a large number of LG merchandise. Television and show generation shall be LG’s number one focal point however we will be able to additionally see some new good kitchen home equipment.

Last 12 months LG unveiled a rollable TV prototype, however this 12 months we expect to see a commercially-aimed rollable LG tv for unlock later in 2019. A rollable TV makes use of a versatile OLED show and pairs it with elements that allow the entire TV roll up so you’ll be able to tuck it away and out of sight, absolute best for individuals who need to stay their dwelling areas as minimum having a look as imaginable.

As some distance as LG smartphones pass, we don’t expect to see a brand new G or V style on the convention.


Last 12 months was once Google’s first time at CES. While the exhibit was once most commonly a exhibit for present Google Assistant merchandise, its greatest announcement was once Google Pay and good presentations. Although there haven’t been any particular rumors about Google this 12 months, we predict it’s beautiful most probably the focal point shall be on Assistant as soon as once more.

Given what we all know from CES 2018, these types of Assistant bulletins it is going to be within the type of partnerships, nevertheless it’s no doubt imaginable Google may have a few of its personal hardware on show.


If any smartphone producer has had a hard 12 months, it’s HTC. The corporate’s monetary efficiency within the cellular sector (and on the whole) has been beautiful dangerous.

Although HTC’s cellular department is in turmoil and not going to sing their own praises the rest at CES 2019, that doesn’t imply HTC shall be absent. We expect HTC to focal point all of its consideration at the HTC Vive this 12 months. That way you’ll be able to expect quite a lot of new recreation demonstrations, equipment, and even perhaps new VR hardware.

While the HTC Vive Pro isn’t in particular previous, HTC hasn’t had a ton of luck with it and the unique HTC Vive is no doubt beginning to exhibit its age a little. Could we see HTC strive to compete with Oculus through providing a stand-alone software equivalent to the Quest? Anything is imaginable.


Sony normally makes use of CES as a launching flooring for brand new Xperia merchandise, each flagship and mid-range. Initially, we heard rumors this could be the case once more this 12 months, and there have even been a couple of rumors for mid-range gadgets just like the Xperia XA3 Plus. Although the rest is imaginable, a depended on supply has instructed to us that Sony Mobile received’t have a significant presence on the exhibit this 12 months.

If our supply is correct, Sony is predicted to focal point maximum of its consideration on show and tv generation, audio merchandise, and perhaps good house or equipment. Sony has in reality been beautiful quiet at the rumor entrance just lately, regardless that we consider 8K will no doubt be a large a part of its presentation.

Could it have a couple of wild playing cards in retailer for us as smartly? We hope so.


Lenovo logo MWC

Lenovo normally specializes in its computer lineup and we expect that to proceed this 12 months. A contemporary list from Lenovo for the Legion Y530 and Y7000P point out the NVIDIA GTX 1160, so it’s no doubt imaginable those machines may make an look.

In addition to laptops, shall we additionally see some VR or good house similar bulletins — no less than if earlier Lenovo CES displays are the rest to pass through. In truth, the Lenovo Smart Display made a giant look at CES ultimate 12 months.

TCL: Alcatel / BlackBerry

BlackBerry continues to wonder us with a hit releases of Android smartphones with bodily keyboards — one thing maximum would suppose wouldn’t promote smartly in 2018, let on my own 2019. That being mentioned, we don’t expect to see a brand new BlackBerry smartphone at CES 2019. Instead, we expect BlackBerry to push its automotive-based tool, BlackBerry QNX.

Alcatel can even most probably additionally make a couple of bulletins within the smartphone, pill, or smartwatch classes — no less than given what we’ve noticed from them in previous years.


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus normally makes use of CES as a exhibit for its laptops and Chromebooks, and we now have each and every indication that Asus is about for a primary Chromebook push once more this 12 months. At least one Chromebook is predicted to make the most of Intel’s Gemini Lake sequence chips, and a rumor from Android Headlines suggests we would possibly see a high-end Chrome OS pill as smartly.

Other chances come with routers, laptop equipment, and good house equipment. While it’s now not totally inconceivable that we would see one thing at the Android telephone or pill entrance, we haven’t heard any really extensive rumors on that finish.

Nvidia, Intel, and AMD shall be in complete drive

For fellow PC geeks, this generally is a in point of fact fascinating 12 months for Intel. First, Intel is rumored to be making ready a brand new 10-core 14nm CPU codenamed Comet Lake. Even extra intriguing, Intel could be making ready to introduce its personal discrete graphics card.

What does this imply precisely? Well, Intel traditionally isn’t a large participant within the high-end PC graphics recreation, with its graphics chips most commonly utilized in lower-end gadgets and laptops. If this newest rumor proves right kind, Intel could be making ready to problem Nvidia in a large manner. Of direction, Nvidia isn’t going to be sitting idly through whilst this occurs. 

The rumor mill is abuzz with Nvidia’s plans to disclose its GeForce RTX Mobility graphics playing cards at CES 2019, which can take computer gaming to entire new heights. According to Wccftech, the RTX 2070, 2070 Max-Q, 2060, 2050 Ti, and 2050 may all make an look. There also are rumors suggesting we would possibly see the MX250 as smartly.

We can’t totally cut price AMD both. AMD has already showed its plans to sing their own praises new graphics playing cards and Third-gen Ryzen processors at CES 2019 this 12 months. While they haven’t informed any individual the specifics, fresh leaks counsel there shall be three Ryzen 3 processors, three mid-range Ryzen 5s, and two Ryzen 7s. We may additionally see new cellular variants of the Ryzen circle of relatives as smartly.

Not a lot is understood about their graphics card plans, regardless that it appears to be like not going AMD can have the rest fairly as spectacular as NVIDIA on exhibit this 12 months.

That’s simply scratching the floor

We’d be right here all day if we indexed each and every unmarried corporate shall we recall to mind however listed below are a couple of different avid gamers we expect to see at CES however don’t have any concrete main points on:

  • Acer: So some distance there haven’t been any juicy rumors relating to Acer however, given custom, we will expect quite a lot of Chromebooks and laptops on exhibit. Acer additionally isn’t a stranger to VR, AR, good house, or cellular so it’s imaginable there might be a couple of surprises in retailer.
  • Razer: For the ones hoping for some other Razer telephone, it’s a little too early for that! Razer will as an alternative focal point on laptops and equipment at CES. Razer additionally tends to sing their own praises wild idea gadgets at CES.
  • Plenty of alternative TV/show makers: Hisense, Vizio, Toshiba, Sharp, and others shall be there appearing off their tv and show generation.

We wouldn’t expect a lot from HMD Global, Motorola, OnePlus, or Essential

Unfortunately, we now have phrase that HDM Global received’t make an reputable look at CES this 12 months. Instead we expect giant bulletins from them nearer to MWC 2019. The identical tale is going for Essential, who’s having a little of a troublesome time presently.

OnePlus by no means officially participates in CES and that’s now not going to exchange this 12 months both.

We’re rather less positive about Motorola. In the previous, Motorola hasn’t finished a lot at CES and we expect a equivalent state of affairs at CES 2019 however we will’t say this with 100 % simple task.

Buzzwords at CES 2019

5G signal on Galaxy Note 8

While each and every corporate shall be making an attempt to push its personal product as being leading edge and authentic, we will expect a couple of buzzwords to get repeated advert nauseam all through CES 2019. Here’s our listing of the phrases we’ll almost certainly be in poor health of through the top of the development:

  • 5G — The community of the long run is coming in 2019, and lots of firms shall be touting how its merchandise will profit from the brand new speeds.
  • XR — As if VR (digital truth), MR (combined truth), and AR (augmented truth) weren’t already buzzwords, the brand new all-encompassing XR (prolonged truth) is beginning to make the rounds.
  • AI — Even regardless that AI has been a large buzzword in 2018, it’ll proceed to be a scorching matter in 2019, with increasingly more merchandise having AI features.
  • 8K — Televisions and laptop displays shall be at CES 2019, and a few of them can have 8K resolutions. Now that 4K is extra ubiquitous, firms are having a look to 8K to trap customers to improve their present presentations.
  • Blockchain — Gary Sims explains Blockchain right here. We expect a large number of firms to use this in promoting fabrics.
  • IoT — IoT stands for “Internet of Things.” As good house merchandise change into extra out there to on a regular basis customers, IoT goes to be a large buzzword.
  • Big Data — Although this has been a buzzword for years now, it’ll proceed being a buzzword in 2019 evidently.

And that’s a wrap for now girls and gentlemen! We’ll ensure that to upload extra rumors over the approaching days, and naturally shall be updating this put up as soon as bulletins change into reputable!