“The time flies by during the fair” – we said between us on the flight back – in fact, it seems the past few days from our departure and instead ends today, precisely a week from the beginning of our adventure by CES 2020. Certainly one of the most interesting issues in and complete, the Consumer Electronic Show, here takes on a special significance and opens the year dictating the trends, which then will characterize the next twelve months in several areas.
In this recap we’ll tell you this, our sensations after days so intense, immersed in the freneticità of the events of Las Vegas, so many and so interesting that the remorse for having lost something is never missing. What then is the hallmark of this festival, even more than the other, is the variety of the offer, with companies that range literally 360 degrees showing ideas and products more diverse.
This appointment is not traditionally aimed to the mobile world, especially for its temporal proximity to the Mobile World Congress and other events in spring. However, in this round we saw something interesting, and certainly Samsung is not contained: the surprise came two top of the range cheap as the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite, great terminals that you will need to evaluate well considering the roadmap of the Korean house.
Here are two midrange that Samsung hopes will trace the path of their predecessors, the Galaxy A51 and A71 are renewed slightly in design and hardware, starting from the One UI 2.0 and Android 10. Please note that all the Samsung smartphone spotted in Las Vegas have in common the design of the camera module in the rear, and the Infinity’s display-Or with the hole in the top center. Likely that we will see this combination in the coming months.
There was also room for a concrete idea made by OnePlus with the Concept One, a smartphone prototype built on the basis of the OP 7T Pro McLaren and capable of darkening in a few moments the rear cameras. The protagonist of the electrochromic glass, which the automaker uses for the roof of his 720S Spider, integrated in the back cover for an innovative solution that we hope to revisit on the next models. Not let’s give it however for granted, OnePlus has not in fact explained the costs of a similar solution.
For fans of the TV is a fixed event in these first days of the year are, in fact, revealed the new line-up and technologies, which will then be slowly released to the consumer market. But the impression is that the category is rapidly evolving, from the simple household appliance to the hub where convey so much technology, and home accessories.
2020 will be the year of the Olympics in Japan, where winners will make their debut broadcasts in 8K and you will have a major increase in the adoption of this new standard. Samsung estimates a growth in sales of TV 8K up to 2 million units only this year, certainly hopes, that between these there will be models of their three series on Q950 (the flagship), Q900 and Q800.
Of course, all the major TV manufacturers have launched themselves headlong into this challenge, between these TCL with the new QLED 8K X91, Sony with the series ZH8 and LG, at CES 2020 has presented a myriad of solutions including LCD, founding fathers and the OLED. The latter undoubtedly the most anticipated, divided into 6 series including the ZX that winks right at 8K, to leave a mark, the processing capabilities promised by the new Alpha 9 Gen 3 Processor built on some of the series of panels Ultra HD.
Lastly, the fantastic installation LG OLED RX, the roll-up one 65-inch that will arrive finally on the market and ready to descend from the ceiling, provided you have a nest egg of about $ 60,000 to invest.
Someone in the comments complained about the excessive coverage given to the notebook, “even we were at Computex” (cit). The truth is that this trade fair has gone well beyond the expectations of even on this front, and far exceeded the bid of the anniversary of the end of spring in Taipei, often too focused on just taiwanese. All the major manufacturers have brought at least one new solution, many have gone further by showing to the world the ideas in development that will characterize the near future.
I think Dell with its usual and popular XPS 13 and Latitude, terminals consumer and of great interest to the house where the american has wanted to work alongside a path atypical that looks forward. The Concept Ori, Duet, and UFO’s have been among the most interesting; the first is a folding OLED display, the second traces the idea and the lines of the Surface Neo, but with two display more than 13 inches, and the third is considered a Switch, the most advanced, large and powerful.
Bold also Lenovo with many arrows to his bow: we liked very much the idea of the ThinkBook Plus, with an external display screen e-Ink that would allow you to take advantage of the notebook in an original way, relevant to the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which aims to be the first laptop on the fold-in the world. Even has a name, “final”, the terminal showed it seemed more a prototype (well-functioning), it is unlikely we will see on the market in the course of this year.
In the grand sweep also the case in korea with LG, which has renewed the line Gram with the new processors Intel Core of the tenth generation, a refresh that will arrive soon also in Italy. Samsung has dared more with the three models of “Book” different exploring as many roads: Book Flex the most intriguing one with a zipper that allows you to rotate the display 360°, support for the S Pen and available in two sizes 13 and 15 inches. The following Book Ion with lines and traditional design, simple, elegant, powerful and with a GeForce GPU MX250 dedicated. Finally the Book S that gives a nod to the ARM platform with Snapdragon 8cx and Windows 10 Home, has LTE connectivity, and promises autonomy above the average.
They close this chapter of the taiwanese at CES 2020 renew the portfolio, especially Acer , which has led to a Spin-3, Spin-5, Swift 3 (also with lcd display 3:2) and ConceptD 7 Ezel Pro, the convertible with dual hinge that will appeal certainly to the creators, and could open a new thread.
MSI has pressed on the accelerator in the direction of gaming with two new notebooks the most “extreme” from the GE66 Raider display with 300Hz and CPU Intel Core i9 of the 10th generation (H-series) and Nvidia GPU RTX to clear the trade-offs. The design does its part with an LED that runs along the front and small in size, despite the built-in battery from well as 99.9 Wh. The same integrated GS66 Stealth with a chassis made of aluminum alloy and power to sell.
Could not miss even Asus in Las Vegas has brought the new VivoBook S in three formats, colors magazines, and refresh hardware. Reviewed in some detail the ExpertBook B9450 that further reduces the weight up to reach the 870g, a real record for a 14 inch. Nice also the idea of the Zephyrus G14 with LED panel customizable on the outside, but what’s the point?
Services and technology: these are the words that will contaminate the world of the car in the next few years, and the signs are all there. Now the four wheels are a fixture at CES and, if it is true that there are models of production and the thumbnails (between them all, we saw the debut of Byton in the United States or the Mustang Mach-and shown to the public at the exhibition), equally true is that the focus remains that of innovation, of vision, of anticipation of some sort of technology that we will soon see in the production models.
The most extreme example is that of Mercedes who presented with Cameron, a car inspired by Avatar, those are the kinds of Audi, including the OLED screen transparent and augmented reality, and Nissan with a concept very concrete and close to the production, and the technology to soundproof reducing the weight of the sound-absorbing materials.
The autonomous guide will be one of the main themes of the 2020 and the CES has shown this with the myriad of manufacturers of sensors (also Qualcomm and Sony have come on board with their solutions) and the plethora of companies dedicated to software, so many wonder if there will actually be space for all. The other trend will be slower to materialise, but the transformation is already underway: the mobility as a service will be multi-modal and, even for those who remain anchored to the traditional concept of the car, will have to accept a change of paradigm, in part because the car will no longer be a property, in part because – after the purchase – the software will make the difference and the car will update and embracing the business model of the smartphone, with the app you can download to expand the functionality…waiting to fly all with Uber and Hyundai and sleep in PBV are independent.
chapter in mobility by Luigi Melita