CES 2019 dates and what to expect – Samsung, Sony, LG news from the world’s biggest tech show

THE WORLD’S biggest technology show is back for 2019, and we’ve got all the latest details on CES 2019.

We’re expecting big announcements from tech giants like Samsung, Sony and LG, so bookmark this page and check back for the latest news.

CES is the world’s biggest technology show – attended by major tech giants

CES 2019 explained – what is it?

CES is a major consumer electronics show that takes place in January ever year.

The Las Vegas, USA event draws tech firms and gadget fans from around the world, and has been running on and off since 1967.

It’s typically attended by major names like Samsung and Sony, and this year runs from January 8 to January 11.

But most of the news will drop just before those dates, during pre-show press conferences.

CES 2019 is expected to attract around 200,000 visitors

CES 2019 News and Key Trends

There haven’t been any major announcements yet, but we’ve already good a good idea of what to expect from CES 2019.

This year we’re expecting lots of talk about super-fast 5G internet, with companies teasing 5G-ready gadgets and talking up a sci-fi 5G future.

Smart speaker tech is also likely to be a big trend, given the booming popularity of digital assistant gadgets like the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod.

And ever-present technologies like virtual reality, robots, and smart car tech are a shoo-in too.

We’ll be reporting live from CES 2019, so check back here for more news in the coming days.

In the meantime, here’s the full list of product categories on show at CES 2019:

  • 3D Printing
  • Accessibility
  • Advertising, Marketing, Content and Entertainment
  • AR/VR and Gaming
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Audio and Video
  • Baby Tech
  • CES Sports Zone
  • Country Pavilions
  • Design & Source Showcase
  • Digital Money
  • Drones
  • Enterprise Solutions
  • Eureka Park
  • Family and Kids Tech
  • Fitness
  • Health and Wellness
  • High-Tech Retailing
  • Home Cinema
  • IoT Infrastructure
  • iProducts
  • Resilience
  • Self-Driving Technology
  • Sleep Tech
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Home
  • Sports Tech
  • Tourism
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Wearables
  • Wireless Devices and Services
Companies typically show off their coolest concept tech at CES

CES 2019 tech companies – what will they be showing off?

South Korean rivals Samsung and LG will almost certainly be showing off smart home tech and TVs, with a fair share of wacky gadgets on the side too.

For instance, Samsung has already teased a perfume blender that we can’t wait to check out.

Sony hasn’t confirmed any gadgets yet, but rumour has it we’ll see some new budget phones announced – as well as a smart speaker.

PC gaming giant Nvidia is rumoured to launch some new graphics cards – and is hosting a press conference on January 6.

The Impossible Foods company has set its food scientists about creating a new Impossible Burger that takes even more like meat – despite being entirely plant-based. We’ll hear more about that at CES too.

And if you’re wondering about Apple announcements, we’ve got bad news: Apple doesn’t attend CES in any formal capacity, and won’t launch anything at the show.

What are you hoping to see from CES 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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