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It 's the weirdest day 1 CES ever. Instead of the hundreds of thousands of people flocking to Las Vegas to see the biggest tech of the year ahead, companies like LG , Samsung and others host virtual press conferences. This is not quite the same , but luckily there's still plenty of cool stuff for you ooh and aah on.
Day 1 isn't quite over, and there are still plenty of CESs to see. Tuesday ,press conferences and keynotes like Microsoft , Lenovo , TCL and Intel , and Thursday will bring Samsung Galaxy Unboxed.
Keep rolling '
The phone makers are trying to figure out what to do next. There have been some bends phones , like Samsung Galaxy Fold , and companies in the sector are making a big deal out of 5G . Folding devices could still prove to be a success, and 5G will end up being worth the hubbub, but at CES two companies showed they have another idea: rollable phones.
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First of all, LG showed the LG Rollable at its press conference . Good type of. Video footage of the phone, held in landscape mode as the screen goes magically dilated and contracted, booked the press conference, although in a kind of flex it was never recognized on stage. It usually screams "concept project", but not this time. The company Korean will release the phone later this year, according to people familiar with LG's plans . Larger image
The LG Rollable is a concept teased at CES 2021. Screenshot by Allyza Umali /
LG is not the only one to want to get started, because the Chinese electronics company TCL followed on Monday with two rolling designs . One was a 6.7 inch phone that "with the touch of a finger" could expand up to 7.8 inches. The second looked much more futuristic: a printed 17-inch flexible OLED scrolling display. The accompanying concept video showed the screen unrolling like a scroll, although it looks more like a proof of concept than an actual product. The technology can be "widely applied on flexible televisions , curved and foldable screens as well as transparent commercial screens " said Tiago Abreu, head of the innovation from TCL.
TCL has said it will release a phone with a "flexible " display in 2021, although it is not clear if it is a display. foldable or rolling screen shown at CES.
The technology of our time
COVID-19 has not only made CES a virtual affair, it has also made CES a launching ground for technology in the age of pandemic. The brightest example to date comes from LG, which launched his latest InstaView refrigerator . New features in the 2021 model include UV light which kills "99.9%" of bacteria in the water dispenser.refrigerator, and the possibility of opening by voice command. No need to touch ... until you have at least the snack you came for.
The South Korean company also highlighted its Puriview line of air filters , which range from large models for offices to the Puriview Mini, a portable air filter that you can carry in a bag or backpack. There is also a mask battery operated air purifying facial .
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Other purifiers air nifty exposed include the CleanAirZone - which attempts to make purifiers greener by cleaning the air using "natural biotics and enzymes derived from nature ", which theoretically results in less disposable filter waste - and the tiny Luftqi Luft Duo , an air purifier small enough and unintrusive enough to take anywhere. air purifiers.
Finally, there is Adibot from Ubtech . This is not the one you would buy for your house (unless you are 20 $ 000 reserve), but more for schools and small businesses. This is a giant, cylindrical cleaning robot that uses ultraviolet light to clean rooms. If you can't wait to clean yourself with ultraviolet , GHSP Grenlite is a technology that gives your car UV treatment .
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The LG TV war and Samsung
TVs are at the heart of CES, especially at the start of the convention. Few things dazzle like a big, beautiful screen after all. The first day of CES had a lot, with the usual suspects of LG and Samsung showing their ultra high-end products for 2021.
LG, king of OLED screens, unveiled its Evo range , which includes four different models: A1, C1, G1 and Z1. (Hint, the further you advance in the alphabet, the more you pay.) The jewel of the series is the Z1, available in 77 or 88 inch versions - yes, as in the one - This starts at 77 inches. Both sizes are available in 8K. No pricing yet, but last year's 88 inch LG screen cost $ 30,000 .
LG OLED Evo family. LG
But if bigger is better, the victory goes to Samsung. It showed a 110 inch 4K MiniLED TV , which is expected to cost around $ 150,000, which also features smaller 98- and 88-inch variants. This isn't entirely new, as it launched in South Korea on the month Latest. Most recent at CES is an updated model of Samsung's popular Frame TV . With frames designed to look like photo frames, this new model is only 24.9mm thick, about the same depth as a current photo frame.
Korea's big two electronics giants weren't the only ones showing off new TVs on CES Day 1, as TCL also announced its first 8K TV lineup. It will be an updated version of the 6 series 4K TV - one of 's favorites - although the Chinese company has yet to announce the price. With TCL regularly undercutting LG, Samsung and Sony on the price it will beinteresting to see how far they can go for 8K.
The Samsung's Bot Handy can put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or pour out a bottle of wine. Screenshot by Sarah Tew /
Samsung takes us to 2062
We're a little closer to the Jetsons. Samsung unveiled three new big pu bots at CESblic, including l 'one can serve you a glass of wine . No flying cars yet, however.
The first of Samsung's new products Robots you can actually buy is the JetBot 90 AI Plus, which serves as both a smart vacuum cleaner and a home security camera. Samsung has announced that it will be available during the first half of 2021. There is also the new Bot Care, an updated version of a robot that Samsung showed in 2018, which is a co mpanion and assistant . They can answer your questions, know your schedule, and send you reminders.
Rounding out the trio is the Bot Handy, the aforementioned wine pouring machine, which uses AI to figure out how to hold objects of different sizes and with what force he must hold them. He's smart enoughent to help clean rooms and sort dishes.
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