breaking year - expected to reach US$398 billion (RM1.6 trillion) in retail. Emerging tech such as smart speakers, smart home devices, wireless earbuds, smartwatches and drones are expected to continue to grow in popularity and breakthrough tech like 5G and 8K UHD TVs are set to hit the market. A visitor trying on a VR headgear.
But don’t get too excited. Carriers say the new network technology will be deployed this year in only a few cities in the United States, and in some parts of Britain, Germany, Switzerland, China, South Korea and Australia.
Not many smartphones will be compatible with 5G initially. Some Chinese handset makers and Samsung Electronics have said they will release their first 5G smartphones this year. Apple is not expected to release a 5G-compatible iPhone until 2020. People view the LG OLED TV Massive Curve of Nature at the LG display. The Hyundai Elevate concept vehicle. voice assistants to help people use maps, play music or get a sports update without taking their eyes off the road are available now, however.
If the economy does cool off, sales of cutting-edge gadgets will drop. Fast. But that didn’t faze people here. None of the CES attendees I spoke to expressed concern.
Matt Strauss, who oversees Comcast’s Xfinity internet and cable service, was especially bullish about the year ahead. He said just about everything announced at CES required an Internet connection, so that’s the last thing that people would cut off.
Consumer Technology Association said AI and connected technologies are driving the US consumer tech industry to a record breaking year. Emerging tech such as smart speakers, smart home devices, wireless earbuds, smartwatches and drones are expected to continue to grow in popularity and breakthrough tech like 5G and 8K UHD TVs are set to hit the market.
“It’s become like oxygen,” he said.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, speaks on artificial intelligence during a keynote address at CES.
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow, an electric powered homage to the record-breaking W 125 car from 1937.
The new FlexPai bendable phone by Royole.