For the last few years The CES show has been presenting not only new consumer products, but also concepts that will shape our vision of the future. We have collected 10 interesting announcements of CES 2018, which show the direction in which consumer electronics is moving.
- Smartphone with a built-in fingerprint scanner
The Chinese manufacturer Vivo has presented a smartphone in which the fingerprint scanner is built into the display. This is made possible by using the Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 sensor. It is so thin that it can be positioned between the screen matrix and the protective glass. The speed of recognition is slightly slower than traditional fingerprint scanners, but manufacturers can finally imbed them into models with thin frames.
- Modular TV with MicroLED
Samsung showcased The Wall TV with a diagonal of 146 inches and a new matrix MicroLED. The latter contains solid-state LED elements integrated on the surface of the silicon substrate, with the size less than 100 microns. Each of them acts as a separate pixel. Thus, the new matrix is similar to OLED, but Samsung claims that they managed to achieve a higher density of pixel placement, overcome the problem with their burnout, and also reduce power consumption. What is modular in The Wall? The fact is that the TV actually consists of several separate frameless panels, the boundaries of which are not visible during the display of content. In Samsung, they are sure that in the future users will be able to make TVs of the desired diagonal. Nevertheless, at the moment this is just a concept and the company does not specify even the number of panels that are used in The Wall.
- Game Monitors with a Diagonal of 65 inches
One of the most exciting announcements on CES 2018 is the 65-inch BFGD (Big Format Gaming Display) monitors that support 4K resolution, HDR, 120Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Their production will be on Acer, ASUS and HP, but their platform was developed by NVIDIA. In fact, BFGD can be considered as a TV with a built-in NVIDIA Shield console. However, NVIDIA insists that this product is a gaming monitor, although they do not yet disclose other characteristics and the price.
- Flexible TV
No less interesting than BFGD, CES 2018 showcased a 65-inch OLED TV from LG, which can be folded into a its base. The secret of this technology is that the TV’s panel is flexible. While this is not yet a commercial product, but considering that just a few years ago LG showed only an 18-inch flexible screen, then progress is clearly seen.
- Intel Processors with Integrated AMD Graphics
A year ago it was difficult to imagine that the main competitors in the processor market will create a joint product. Nevertheless, a request from consumers prompted Intel to create the 8th-generation H-series chips, which are intended for use in laptops and workstations. At the moment there is no detailed technical information about the new processors but it is known that they will include Core i5 and Core i7 models with discrete graphics of AMD Radeon RX Vega M and 4 GB of HMB2 video memory.
- 4K Projector with HDR10
In addition to flexible TV, LG has brought real product to CES 2018, although it looks pretty futuristic. The new HU80KA projector can display an image on the wall with a diagonal of 150 inches in 4K resolution. The maximum luminous flux is 2500 lumens, which provides the projector with HDR10 support.
Henrik Fisker finally showed a serial version of the premium-class electric car Fisker Emotion with a power of 780 hp, with a top speed of 162 mi / h and a claimed power reserve of 400 miles.
Also, a Chinese company Byton showed the concept of an electric-crossover with a 272-horsepower engine and a battery of 71 kWh, which will provide a power reserve for approximately 250 miles. The manufacturer assures that the car is ready for 85% and its sales in China at a price of $ 45 K will start in 2019.
- HTC Virtual Reality Headset
Despite the fact that virtual reality headsets have not yet gained wide popularity, manufacturers do not stop working in this direction. At CES 2018, HTC brought a new VR Pro VR headset, which increased the resolution to 2880 × 1600 pixels (1400 × 1600 pixels for each eye), and the pixel density per inch reached 615. At the same time, the device became less cumbersome and features built-in headphones.