If one were to sum up the CES 2016 in three words, we certainly would choose “Impressive Beautiful Exhibition”. Unlike the MWC which only focus on mobile products, the CES brings almost everything and anything in the field of connected devices. Large manufacturers seem to prefer other platforms to present their flagship products, where the echo of the announcement is not as easily lost in the crowd at Las Vegas. Here’s what you need to remember.
We saw Project Tango, which was definitely a lot of talk at this year’s show. Intel announced development kit for the project, integrating RealSense technology. Lenovo is the first one that announced consumer smartphone for Project Tango.
Huawei Mate 8
As always, we have not seen frenzy ads of next smartphones. Only Huawei announced a mainstream and highly anticipated smartphone, Huawei Mate 8. Some manufacturers have introduced much less quoted smartphones like Archos and two new ranges but nothing very special.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
CES 2016 was marked nonetheless by the first public appearance of the Snapdragon 820 processor. Snapdragon 820 processor is integrated into LeTV Max Pro, a smartphone is impressive in its size, technical specifications, and performance.
BlackBerry OS Became Obsolete
CES 2016 has been also the scene of a major announcement in the mobile world. In 2016, there will be no smartphones running BlackBerry OS. The CEO of the BlackBerry announced that this year will be marked by the release of one or more Android smartphones and Android OS only. The BlackBerry Priv would have successors.
Connected Watches & Bracelets
Samsung Gear S2
In addition to announcing new colors for its watch, Samsung had a little surprise for us during its press conference. The manufacturer has made official the compatibility of the Gear S2 with iOS. Unfortunately, the Korean giant has not provide details about compatibility and availability date of the application.
Casio Smart Outdoor Watch
There was big trend of connected watch at CES 2016. We were surprised to see Casio enter the market. The brand announced a WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch on Android Wear, dedicated to sports and other hikers with some features tailored to their applications.
HTC UA Healthbox
HTC finally presented its Healthbox in collaboration with Under Armour. The Healthbox contains three products: AU Band, AU Hearth Rate and AU Scale. The first is a connected bracelet to monitor your daily activities, second is a heart rate monitor and AU Scale is a connected scale for those who aim to lose or gain weight.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Only Samsung has made a surprise in early January and presented its 2-in-1 tablet at pre-CES conference an idea primarily for productivity. Galaxy TabPro S does not runs Android. Infact it is Windows based which obviously will be running on Windows 10.