Top releases by category:
Snapdragon 810: Qualcomm’s latest chip, 64bit processing, double quad-core, 4K rendering, very battery efficient.
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/news/qualcomm-boosts-the-brains-on-its-flagship-snapdragon-810-chip/
LG GFlex 2: The first phone to use the Snapdragon 810 chipset. Extremely powerful, high end specs, design features include a curved full HD screen and an auto-healing back(that will never get scratched).
Lenovo P90: 64-bit quad-core Intel processor with an extra large battery.
Asus ZenPhone 2 and Zoom: Flagship phones, the Zoom has a 3x optical zoom with good picture quality from the 13 MP camera.
Others: Alcatel OneTouch phone range, ZTE Grand X Max+, Kodak phone
Refer here for full details and reviews on all phones above: http://www.cnet.com/ces/cell-phones/
Mercedes F 015 concept: Self driving car, extremely futuristic design. The Merc has a luxurious interior unlike any other car. Touch screens, gesture control and a lot of blue lighting!
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/news/mercedes-benz-unveils-luxury-concept-self-driving-car/
Golf R Touch concept: Gesture control, multitouch gestures, futuristic 12.8” infotainment system.
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/news/volkswagen-mib-ii-and-golf-r-touch-concept-at-ces-2015/
BMW i3 with ActiveAssist Technology: Makes your car virtually (and truly) 'un-crashable'. 360 degree sensors and picture of the environment around the car, autonomous breaking, smartwatch based control over the car, including “calling” the car to pick you up (driverless).
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/news/i-tried-and-failed-to-crash-a-bmw-i3-at-ces-2015/
Gogoro Electric SmartScooter: 30 sensors around the scooter checking your movements, smartphone app, fastest acceleration in class.
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/news/ex-htcers-bring-their-design-chops-to-electric-smartscooter/
Others: Hyundai Blue Link apps for smartwatches, Parrot RNB 6 with Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/ces/car-tech/
4K cameras became a really big hit at CES this year. Sony, Panasonic (majorly) released all new 4K camcorders.
Sony also came out with a rival to the GoPro Hero 4 Black edition with its own 4K Action camera, starring Tony Hawk at the press conference.
4K cameras might finally be mainstream with considerably dropped prices and much more advanced in-camera tech.
Another honourable mention is the Panasonic Lumix CM1, a phone that is truly the ultimate pocket camera. The 28mm lens and the 1-inch sensor shoots raw 20 MP shots.
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/ces/photo-video/
4. Televisions and Projectors
4K was the big deal again, with almost all popular companies coming out with the most advanced display technologies.
Samsung showed off its quantum dot TV called the JS9000 SUHD TV. Samsung TV’s will now run on their Tizen OS while LG came out with their WebOS 2.0. There were also a fair share of bendy TVs that curved when required. LG showed off its OLED tech and Sony its 4K X-Reality PRO upscaling Algorithm. Sony TV’s will run on the Android TV OS.
In the projector lineup, Sony showcased its 4K projector (VPL-VW350ES) that finally got the 4K projector pricing down to $9999 (That’s a lot, but not for a 4K projector).
Learn more: http://www.cnet.com/ces/tvs/
That’s it for today. I will continue this article tomorrow with more cool gadgets from CES 2015.
All my content is sourced from Cnet, so do refer to their website via the links provided. Keep Technonerding!