Results of CES 2018 in Las Vegas
Let’s start in order and first let’s talk about new products among smartphones, and after that we’ll show a small photo story about the announcements of other companies.
New smartphone Nokia 6 (2018)
Nokia 6 (2018) is an updated version of the smartphone Nokia 6, which by characteristics and price turned out to be more competitive in the market. This model received a new processor Snapdragon 630 (before it was Snapdragon 430) and it became a little thinner (by 0.2 mm), if you look at the official figures of the characteristics. The novelty works on Android 7.1 Nougat, updated to 8.0 Oreo. Of interesting — the diagonal of the IPS-screen is 5.5 inches, the main camera is 16 megapixels and 8 megapixels frontcamera. The built-in memory can be selected at purchase — 32 or 64 GB. There is a slot for memory cards, microSD is supported up to 256 GB.
In general, Nokia 6 (2018) is an ordinary smartphone for $220, which can compete with such models of the year 2017:
- Xiaomi Mi A1 with a dual camera and on Android 7.1 Nougat, which is also updated to version 8.0 Oreo;
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2 with a large diagonal of 6.44 inches and a capacious battery for 5 300 mAh;
- Sony Xperia XA1 with a 23 MP camera;
- Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) has a DUAL 13 MP main camera, and the frontcamera received 16 MP and it works on 7.1 Nougat;
- $20 cheaper and no worse than Huawei P10 Lite with a 5.2-inch IPS-screen, two sim-cards and a camera 12 MP;
- or Huawei Honor 7X with a dual 16 megapixel camera and a 5.93 inch screen;
- Asus Zenfone 4 Max ZC554KL with a 5.5-inch S-IPS screen, a dual 13 megapixel camera and a capacious battery of 5,000 mAh.
There are many options to choose from. Recall the only important chip of the new Nokia smartphones — they all work on the «bare» android. This means that the manufacturer promises to always very quickly update their devices to the latest version of the operating system. Other manufacturers are unlikely to do this for the same money.
Why you need Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) for $120
Samsung’s concept is simple, as a clear day — every year, please buy a new budget smartphone Samsung and get a little updated hardware and the next version of Android. But at the same Samsung will not support and update your last year’s budget smartphone. Look at the smartphone page of the Galaxy J series. In 2017, the company released 7 new models, of which 5 on Android 7.0 and no one model is updated to the current new version of 8.0 Oreo. Ha-ha!
And in early 2018, the South Korean giant is announcing a new budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) with a 5-inch screen, 4-core Snapdragon 425 processor, 8 megapixel camera and 16 GB of internal memory running on Android 7.1 Nougat. The price is 120 dollars. But why release a smartphone on version 7.1, if soon in 2018, the Android 9.0 version will be announced.
Most likely, Samsung itself in a couple of months, in the spring of 2018, will launch new budget smartphones for Android 8.0. Do you remember that in late February in Barcelona will be an exhibition MWC? So the announcements will be.
In our humble opinion, now you do not need to buy this novelty Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018), since in the spring it will become a Junk.
New smartphones Sony: the design is the same, the filling is new
Three new smartphones from the Japanese electronics manufacturer: Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony Xperia XA2, Sony Xperia L2. All three have a thickness of almost 10 millimeters — fatty detected!!! But they support two SIM cards.
The coolest in performance is Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra. There is a large 6-inch screen, a 23 MP main camera and a dual 16 MP front, fast 8-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and internal memory is 32 or 64 GB, depending on the version + microSD card up to 256 GB.
Slightly simpler than the ultra-version was the model Sony Xperia XA2. Here the screen is 5.2 inches and RAM is 3 GB, the frontcamera is 8 megapixels. Both smartphones work out of the box on Android 8.0.
And the next model of the smartphone was even easier for hardware and software. This is Sony Xperia L2. The screen is 5.5 inches, the camera is 13 megapixel main and 8 megapixel front, 4-core Mediatek processor, built-in 32 GB and 3 GB operative, there is support for memory cards up to 256 GB. But this model works on Android 7.1 Nougat. And it is not yet known whether there will be an update to at least version 8.0.
Prices for these three new items have not yet been named. The start date for sales is the first quarter of 2018.
And what else was shown on CES 2018 except smartphones
Now we propose to look through the photo gallery of the announcements of other companies on CES a little. We chose what was more or less interesting to the public and caused some excitement in the media.
HTC Vive Pro Helmet
One of the most interesting announcements is a new VR-helmet from HTC. It’s called Vive Pro. Soon we will have a section on VR helmets on our site. There we will describe in detail this device and its characteristics.
LG showed the world’s first rollable OLED display
The TV with the display folding into the tube will look like this.
And, to be sure to impress all those present at the exhibition, LG built something incredible and grandiose of 240 OLED TVs. In our opinion, it turned out beautifully.
Robots on CES
They were many and different robots. Everyone does something original. For example, the ITRI robot plays in Scrabble and receives the CES Innovation Awards :)
Samsung on CES 2018
Samsung represented at the exhibition not only smartphones, but also its other consumer electronics, which is part of the Bixby ecosystem.
They showed their new TV The Wall — a diagonal of 146 inches, technology MicroLED.
And this is Samsung Flipchart for teamwork at meetings.
The subsidiary company Harman has developed the concept of the digital panel — it is a system built into the interior of the car, which allows both the driver and passengers to consume the necessary content on the trip. In addition, the driver will be facilitated by driving additional cameras in the mirrors. And also presented Drvline is a universal platform of autonomous transport (autopilot). In general, Samsung has decided to get into the «brains» of your car.
Google on CES 2018
The IT giant tried and made an interesting brand zone at the exhibition. And even the rain did not become a hindrance to a good mood.
Mercedes on CES 2018
New auto German brand.
Autonomous SNAP bus
KIA also showed its novelties at CES
Auto by Byton
Beautiful concept car Emotion
Hyundai on CES 2018
Meet the hydrogen crossover Hyundai NEXO, which received a power reserve of up to 600 km.
Alcatel as it announced, but as it were not
Very interesting came the company Alcatel, which is preparing for the announcement of three new smartphones: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3v and Alcatel 1x. But the company’s representatives did not tell us anything about the characteristics and price. We only know that the announcement will probably take place in February 2018.
We are waiting for the announcement of these new products from Alcatel.
Razer crossed the mobile smartphone and laptop!
Utopia or a normal idea? While it is not clear, but now attention to myself could attract such an announcement. Let’s see what will be the sales and what the future will be for such devices. In our opinion, so far everything is very vague.
On this we sum up. Thank you for reading to the end :)