Each year in January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place in Las Vegas. All of the technology manufacturers come to the show to launch their latest and greatest products. Mobile tech is always a big category at the show and this year was no exception. Here are the top mobile tech products coming to market:
- Asus ZenFone AR: This is the world’s first smartphone that supports both Google Tango augmented reality and Google Daydream mobile virtual reality. It features 3D scanning. Look for release coming in the 2nd Quarter of 2017.
- Asus Chromebook Flip: The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is flexible and folds back on itself to be used in tablet mode. It is small and portable with a 12.5 inch display, but is powerful. In addition, it is a full HD resolution screen.
- Blackberry Mercury: You probably haven’t heard of Blackberry in a while, but it is making a comeback with TCL. The Mercury smartphone was displayed as a prototype at CES. It has Blackberry’s signature QWERTY keyboard with touch and type capabilities. However, newer features for the latest BlackBerry include a fingerprint scanner and state of the art mobile smartphone security.
- Casio WSD-F20 Smartwatch: Casio’s WSD-F20 is a new and updated version of their rugged outdoor watch with Android Wear 2.0. It is a perfect fit for the outdoor adventurer that is looking for a classic looking watch that offers the latest in smartwatch technology with a dual-layer display, power saving mode, and the ability for offline mapping and navigation through the supercharged GPS function. Casio plans to launch this smartwatch in April 2017.
- Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop: Dell looks to be wanting to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Book with their latest hybrid 2-in-1 laptop. You can choose from Full HD or Quad HD display. This laptop is definitely in the mobile category; it has a 13 inch screen and will be the smallest 2-in-1 product. It is hinged so can go into tablet form or be positioned as a stand or tent. With this model, small won’t mean any less powerful, it comes with an Intel Core i7 processor. It also boasts a super long lasting battery life of up to 10 to 15 hours and even 7 hours of streaming via Netflix. Security will also be a feature in the forefront, it comes with a fingerprint scanner.
- Garmin Fenix: Garmin announced their newest fitness device, the Fenix sports watch, Garmin Fenix 5. This model is labeled as an adventurer’s watch with support for runners, riders, and other outdoor enthusiasts. It features 24 hours of GPS tracking. Also look for the Fenix 5 and 5S which make the watch available in different wrist sizes and not as bulky as the 5X. Although the 5X is still a smaller version. They will be available in different colors and the QuickFit band design allows for choosing between a metal, leather, or silicone strap.
- Honor 6X: The Honor 6X is the latest in budget smartphones. This phone has been out in China for a few months already, but they made a big announcement about it at CES. The price is £225 which is great for the budget, yet it still offers quite a bit of great features for a mid-range device. Some of its features include dual cameras, a 12 megapixel and a 1 megapixel companion, a 5.5 inch LCD screen, Full HD resolution, fingerprint scanner, a Kirin 655 processor and either 3GB or 4GB RAM.
Other tech announcements from CES that we can’t go without mentioning may not necessarily be in the mobile space, but just about every type of tech will translate to mobile in one way or another. The first is Amazon Alexa Powered Devices. Even though Amazon wasn’t even at CES, there was a lot of new technology launched that Alexa powers like Alexa-power refrigerators, Alexa-powered cars, Alexa-powered lights, and other smart home technology devices that work in conjunction with Alexa. The second is “the car of the future” from Faraday Future, a new company that is working on developing intelligent electric vehicles. At Selby, we strive to keep on top of the best and newest technology and sharing it with our readers, by bringing this news to you from CES.