The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is just a week away. After looking over the schedule for this year and keeping an eye on the blogosphere, here is what I think we can expect for this year. Please keep in mind that these are all speculation and that I have no insider information.
4K Goes Mainstream
While in a side-by-side comparison the difference between 4K and 1080p is extremely minimal (if non-existent), TV makers will be focusing on adding picture quality enhancements like better color and better panel technology to 4K TVs but not 1080p TVs.
Huawei Debuts in the US (Maybe)
Huawei had a pretty impressive showing at the IFA 2014 in Berlin with their Ascend Mate 7. 2015’s CES would be a great opportunity for them to really make an impact on the American market.
You can expect everyone to bring a wearable to the party. CES 2014 was filled with smartwatches and smart bands, but at the time, people weren’t 100% sold on wearables. Unless you were using it as a fitness monitor, it really didn’t enrich your life that much. It hasn’t really been until now (mainly with the release of Android Wear) that smartwatches have shown what they are really capable of.
You can expect everyone to bring a wearable to the party. Motorola, LG, Lenovo, don’t be surprised if you see announcement from these folks. Also, the Apple Watch is slated for release in “early 2015”. I wonder if can expect to hear anything around January 6th (the start of the CES).
Personally, I’m excited to see what 2015 will have in store for Virtual Reality (VR). With the recent release of Gear VR, things look promising. CES looks like it could have a lot of VR related announcements from both Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus.
These are all just speculations and we will have to wait and see what really happens. What do you think will happen at CES 2015? Leave it in the comments.