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CES 2021 Highlights

CES 2021 Highlights

CES is known as the world’s biggest annual consumer electronics show. The CES 2021 will be a distinctly different affair due to the worldwide pandemic.

Instead of the show taking over Las Vegas for several days, the CES 2021, which is the 51st edition of the event, took place as an all-digital experience for the first time. Many companies shared their most recent and greatest innovations online through the organizer’s media hub, opposing the regular physical event in the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Important Releases/Announcements at CES 2021

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CTA, the event’s organizer, anticipates that lots of people will attend the show more than ever before due to its digital nature. More than 1000 companies are planning to provide about 100 hours of programming. Besides, companies such as Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, LG, TCL, Big AV hitters Sony, and Hisense are officially a part of the event. Even audio companies like Audio-Technica and Pioneer are not left out. Also, companies and brands not officially linked to the show will undoubtedly use the CES timeframe to announce.

LG

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LG selected its OLED TV technology, the ‘CES Best of Innovation Award’ ahead of the show. It is also recognized in the gaming category due to the inclusion of the LG Bendable CSO (Cinematic Sound OLED) gaming display, which can easily switch from a flat screen to curved based on your command.

But the announcement that is more worthy of being on a headline is its announcement of its first Mini LED-backlit TVs, representing the highest point of LG’s LCD TVs for 2021, and we will certainly understand more about it during CES. The LG QNED Mini LED TV range is 10-strong and combines quantum dot and NanoCell technologies, with about 30,000 Mini LEDs per panel. Possessing a 4K and 8K panels that range up to 86 inches, 2500 dimming zones, and LG’s stated contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. Well, this might be a significant revival for the company’s LCD collection.

It’s impossible to avoid the fantastic OLED concepts, LG will also be making a statement with its most recent, transparent OLED display.

LG OLED TVs see Mini LED technology will also make its first appearance in its 2021 LCD line-up. LG will also be revealing web05 6.0 and updated Magic Remote for 2021 TVs.

Sony

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Sony is always productive at the CES, so we’re careful in assuming that everything this year will be normal. Still, we’re at least expecting that the Japanese giant brand will have lots of new products for us in January. The Brand New 2021 Sony TV ranges and expectantly lots of talk on the PS5 will be unavoidable. We anticipate that Sony will unveil many audio products this year. But the primary question is whether CES 2021 indicates the introduction of the massively anticipated Sony WF-1000XM4 that will succeed the WF-1000XM3.

Samsung

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Undoubtedly, 2021 seems to be an exciting year for Samsung as a whole. Besides, they have already confirmed plans to release a consumer MicroLED TV earlier this year. It registered lots of new QLED TV technology trademarks around November, which we accept will be the essence of the new-and-enhanced QLED offering for 2021. We are sure that the 2021 QLED range will possess an HDR10+ Adaptive mode that will include Dolby Vision IQ for Dolby Vision content and guarantee to improve HDR10+ content based on the brightness of your room.

Samsung has also affirmed the release date for its Galaxy S21 phone on the 14th of January (a month earlier than usual). We could also see that the new Galaxy Buds Pro true wireless earbuds will take on the Apple AirPods Pro.

Panasonic

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Panasonic is expected to reveal its 2021 TV line-up the week before CES starts. The company is responsible for some of the best TVs of 2020, so we anticipate that a lot will come out of where those qualities came from in the new sets of TVs, which expectantly possess next-gen HDMI features for gamers.

Harman

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Although they are not officially linked with CES, Harman is organizing a virtual event called ‘HARMAN ExPLORE’ virtual event that will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the goodies that’s in store for us in 2021 from both the Harman-Kardon and JBL brands. In 2021 we should anticipate portable speakers, a new audio hardware headphone, a sophisticated kit, and plenty of automotive audio talk. Besides, this year marks JBL’s 75th birthday, so we’re hoping that the brand will celebrate that in a grand style.

A fast scan of the significant announcements and sessions for the CES 2021 reveals the seven significant trends for the enterprise, and they include:

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  • Additional consumer and enterprise adoption of extended reality (MR, AR, VR)
  • Electric and autonomous vehicle innovations
  • Environmental themes rising around sustainability, circular economy, and climate
  • Enhancement in display technologies from material science, power consumption, and form factors
  • Improvements and easy use of connected devices and digitization support smart homes, smart buildings, and connected devices.
  • Healthcare through devices, personal health, and remote care
  • Improvement of Machine learning and AI.

Conclusion 

At the rising of 2021, a compressed digital transformation accelerates cloud adoption, cybersecurity, automation, digital commerce, and AI worldwide. They are the major technologies for 2021. CES is displaying the innovations for 2021 in the consumer space. Nevertheless, the fast adoption in the consumer world always makes way for enterprise adoption. 

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