CES 2021 has formally begun now! The Las Vegas-based trade show is a truly virtual experience this year due to the pandemic. Although this brings new obstacles, many businesses are still making plenty of updates.
Usually, several smaller businesses announce CES items, even though they are not physically present at the display. The line between what a CES announcement is and just a tech announcement is pretty blurred this year. In this platform, we will cover any big mobile/technology updates, even though certain announcements are not technically related to CES. And here is the all that we know and anticipate from this event.
When is 2021 CES?
From Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 14, 2021, CES 2021 will officially take place. Given the digital-only existence of this year’s gathering, some very interesting updates have already been revealed by several organizations.
Where is CES 2021 being held?
CES, mostly at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is usually held in Las Vegas, Nevada. At different locations around Las Vegas, separate meetings, keynotes, and product unveilings occur. There’s going to be no actual show floor or venue in 2021.
Is CES 2021 accessible to the public?
The actual show floor and activities of CES are not accessible to the public, however the online nature of the show this year suggests that certain events will be digitally accessible to the public.
CES Announcements 2021: Samsung
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
When it comes to cost, the new Galaxy Chromebook simply takes a step backward from its predecessor. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is slightly more economical at just $549 than the $999 Galaxy Chromebook. As you would imagine, some compromises are required for a cheaper price tag. There’s just a 4K max HD display, and Samsung uses plastic for the laptop’s inner parts. The great news is that it’s still an impressive laptop, with an exterior body of aluminum and a QLED display.
Samsung smart TV models 2021
We learned through CES 2021 event that Samsung has lots of new TVs on the way, and the company’s new Neo QLED display tech, which uses Quantum Mini LEDs for improved image quality and visibility, will also feature a few models. With its Micro LED technology which will be available by the end of the year, Samsung also revealed new very large TVs, as big as 110 inches. Finally, it announced that the frame is becoming much thinner for smart TVs, half the thickness of prior ones.
Samsung JetBot AI Plus robot vacuum
To determine the best way to clean floors and prevent hitting large or sensitive items, the JetBot AI Plus will employ sensors used on self-driving vehicles. Samsung also revealed the SmartThings Cooking software service,, referring to smart home products. To make menu suggestions, it will use AI, list the components you want, and link to grocery stores so you can purchase those items.
CES Announcements 2021: LG
LG Gram Laptops
In its Gram series, LG has presented five new laptops that range from 14-inch to 17-inch designs. The latest iteration features Intel Core 11th-gen processors, Iris Xe graphics, and supports up to 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. More magnificently, a few LG Gram models are revealed to offer up to 19.5 hours of battery life.
LG Rollable Phone
As we just don’t have an authorized title so far, at the very end of the occasion, the corporation showed off its new rollable phone. Through a motorized mechanism, the top screen of the device may retract back into the rest of the phone. This enables you to convert the device at your comfort from a phone to a tablet. Sadly, there were no particulars on whether and when this could actually happen as a commercial task.
LG Bendable OLED Display
A unique prototype OLED display has been shown off by LG. LG’s 48-inch OLED is flexible to a radius of 1,000R, but flattens for shows and other materials where it may be too confusing for a curved display. While the display does not have the maximum refresh rate, it offers a decent refresh rate of 120Hz as well as an almost immediate response time.
CES Announcements 2021: TCL
New Alcatel Phones
TCL concentrated mainly on the Alcatel brand before releasing phones with its own branding globally. With the Alcatel 3L, 1S, and 1L, Alcatel emphasizes on incredibly entry-level devices and that stays real. The most capable of the three is the Alcatel 3L. It includes a MediaTek Helio A25 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, and a 10 W microUSB chargeable 4,000 mAh battery.
TCL 20 Family
Using the TCL 20 moniker, TCL unveiled two new devices: TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE. With a Snapdragon 690 processor that is backed by 6 GB of RAM and provides 5 G support, the previous is the better of the two. With only a Snapdragon 460 processor with 4GB of RAM, the SE is a far more budget-oriented phone. At least three other TCL 20 devices are arriving in the future, but we just don’t have any details through the CES 2021 yet.
CES 2021: Wearable Announcements
Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR watch
An e-ink monitor paired with physical watch hands is used for the Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR watch. For up to three widgets, the monitor can be configured to show attributes like the everyday routine of the owner, heart rate, and more. It retails for $195 in five distinct models on January 26.
Fossil Gen 5 LTE watch
At CES 2021, the Fossil Gen 5 LTE was revealed. Currently, this is not an all-new smartwatch, but a new iteration of the 2019 Fossil Gen 5 with baked-in 4G LTE connectivity. Later this spring, it will primarily be a Verizon Wireless exclusive for $349, but will be accessible internationally later in 2021.
Michael Kors Gen 5E watches
Two new smartwatches centered on Wear OS have been revealed by fashion company Michael Kors for CES 2021. For the price of $350, the Michael Kors Gen 5E Darci has a stainless steel body and a seven-link bracelet. The Michael Kors Gen 5E MKGO has a silicone strap, an aluminum exterior and is sold at $250. Including a 1.19-inch AMOLED display, NFC support, and up to 36 hours of battery life, both smartwatches share the same hardware specifications.
CES 2021: Audio Announcements
Mobvoi Earbuds Gesture
These earbuds have motion-sensing tech that enables holders to respond just by shaking their head to an incoming call. For media controls and enabling the smart digital assistant, the stems also have multi-touch sensors. On a single charge, they last up to 10 hours, and the included USB-C case will hold the music playing for up to 40 hours. It’s now on sale for $89.99 on Amazon.
Sennheiser HD 250BT
These on-ear wireless headphones are on their route to North America at last. They have an impressive 25-hour battery life, an optimized microphone system, and support for low latency audio formats like AAC, aptX, and aptX. For $69.95 in the US and $89.95 CAN in Canada, it will go on sale later in January.
The ZTE Axon 20 smartphone is intended to work with these inexpensive, genuine wireless earbuds. They have an IPX4 rating and last up to four hours on a sole charge, expanding it by up to 20 hours in the charging event. For the rock bottom price of $40, they are on sale currently.
Belkin Soundform Freedom
The new wireless earbuds from Belkin have characteristics such as built-in noise suppression and a water resistance level of IPX5. On a single charge, you can get up to eight hours of use, with up to 20 more hours with the charging case provided. These are due in April, but it has not announced any price.
CES Announcements 2021: AMD
The graphics and CPU giant AMD has announced that it will have a representation at virtual CES 2021, with Lisa Su, president and CEO, delivering a keynote address at 11AM ET on January 12, 2021.
“During the keynote, Dr. Su will highlight AMD’s high-performance computing and graphics solutions portfolio and outline the company’s innovative vision for the future of research, education, work, entertainment and gaming,” AMD stated on its website.
We’re assuming that the business has more Ryzen goodness in store, so possibly we’ll see more love for laptops in this respect. Don’t even count new GPU updates out.
CES Announcements 2021: Dell
A number of items have already been announced by the US PC stalwart ahead of CES proper, including its new Latitude laptops. As well as a few new Optiplex desktop computers, Dell also released a slew of displays.
If CES 2020 is something to continue, we also expect the Alienware division to come out swinging. Alienware released multiple gaming monitors, a keyboard, and the gaming laptop M15 last year. We would argue, nevertheless, that the Alienware UFO Idea was the most fascinating announcement, basically being a PC in a Nintendo Switch-style form factor.
CES Announcements 2021: NVIDIA
With its RTX 30 series GPUs, graphics kingpin Nvidia brought tech headlines late last year, offering a huge increase in graphic output over the first generation RTX cards. However, it does not end here, as the Geforce RTX: Game On event for January 12 at midday ET was announced by the company.
CES Announcements 2021: Intel
A pair of conferences will be held at CES 2021 by veteran chipmaker Intel, with the first taking place at 4 PM ET on January 11. This press conference will concentrate on Intel’s progress on “process innovation, packaging and architecture” for the benefit of customers and businesses. This sounds like the company might announce a shift to a new production system.
The next presentation will be on 12 January. This one will concentrate on autonomous driving and Intel’s Mobileye subsidiary, projected for 1PM ET.
CES Announcements 2021: Sony
At CES, the veteran technology colossus is still a staple, and it’ll also be at CES 2021. Sony’s key conference will occur at 5PM ET on January 11, with the organization only confirming that at this event it will “showcase its innovations.”
However, this is not the only Sony conference to be expected, as it will hold a Bravia TV-related news at 1PM ET on January 7. So those in the market would want to try this out for a high-end TV experience.