The Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2019) has completed its 1st day post the two media-dedicated days at the Las Vegas convention center, amidst some big announcements by the tech giants. Here are the major highlights of the Day 3 of the world’s biggest consumer tech exhibition which also happened to be the busiest day in terms of launches.
Mercedes Benz showed off its concept flying car – the Vision Urbanetic. Autonomous and battery operated, it can seat 12 people and even has a moonroof. It’s a car of the future for sure – with the ability to go online to receive traffic updates as well.
The Mountain View based tech giant is trying to make a lot of headway into the smart speaker market to dethrone the current king which is Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. Google is partnering with major brands to bring in the Google Assistant as the primary voice assistant. Google has optimistically placed the number of devices compatible with Google Assistant at over a billion by the end of January.
The Chinese electronics major announced its Smart Clock – which has been priced at $79 and has a 4-inch touchscreen and fabric cover. It is powered by the Google Assistant so you can use your voice to set alarms, reminders and also sync with your phone to show you notifications.
The company also announced Alexa powered smart tabs that work on Android and also a Smart Dock which will show when the device is docked. The two variants of the smart tab cost $300 and $200.
Lenovo also showcased a new Yoga series laptop called the Yoga A940 All-in-One device computer and it has been designed for content creators.
Royole’s foldable smartphones
We’ve heard about them quite a bit, especially from Samsung’s rumour mill, but this time it was Royole’s FlexPai stealing the attention. Certainly looking unusual, it does work like a tablet folding to turn into a phone. We’re hoping Samsung and the others also make some foldable phone announcements!
Chinese startup Royole introduced its foldable tablet cum smartphone called as the Royole FlexiPai which happens to be the only folding phone available for purchase in the world. The FlexiPai had been announced in China back in November and now you can buy one in the US as well. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and has a 7-inch AMOLED display. Apart from that the phone also has 6GB RAM, with Water OS 1.0 based on Android 9.0 and a 3,800mAh battery.
Laptop maker HP announced its new gaming laptop Omen 15 which has been redesigned to include a 240 Hz display. Inside you can find a 128 GB SSD along with a 1 TB SSD. In the audio department, the laptop has Bang and Olufsen speak.ers and you have the option to choose from the latest 9th gen Intel H-series processors to choose from. Apart from that, an AMD chipset powered Chromebook was also announced by HP with an OLED display. Both these products will be available from June 2019.
More CES updates coming your way as we enter Day 3! Stay tuned.