The Coolest Tech Trends from CES 2020

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas has come to an end, leaving tech enthusiasts buzzing with excitement. This year, CES showcased a plethora of concept devices and innovative technologies, offering a sneak peek into what the future holds. While not all of these gadgets will make it to the market, here are some of the most intriguing concepts and technologies from CES 2020.

OnePlus Concept One: Disappearing Cameras

OnePlus wowed attendees with their concept phone featuring electrochromic glass on the back. This glass can turn opaque with the application of electricity, effectively hiding the rear cameras. Additionally, the dark glass acts as an ND-8 filter, reducing excess light when the sensor is wide open. This sleek and futuristic design is a game-changer in smartphone photography.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite: Affordable Flagships

Samsung surprised everyone by unveiling the S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite at CES. These devices offer almost identical features, including a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, triple rear cameras, and a 32 MP punch-hole front camera. The S10 Lite runs on Snapdragon 855, while the Note 10 Lite is powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset. Notably, the Note 10 Lite has a headphone jack, which the S10 Lite lacks.


TCL Foldable Phone: A Glimpse of the Future

TCL showcased the first foldable phone of 2020, following the Moto Razer design. The device uses in-house plastic OLED panels, allowing the display to fold and lay flat. However, this prototype is still in the early stages, as TCL awaits better foldable glass panels and software improvements before releasing it to consumers. TCL also launched its budget flagship range, including the TCL 10 Pro, TCL 10L, and TCL 10 5G.


Samsung Ballie: Your Personal Assistant

Samsung presented a range of smart IoT devices at CES, but the star of the show was Ballie. This small, friendly robot with a camera follows you around like a companion. Running on Samsung's Exynos chip, Ballie performs real-time image processing and calculations. While it currently has limited voice commands and interactions, Ballie holds the potential to become an integral part of our lives.


Samsung QLED 8k TV: Immersive Entertainment

Samsung unveiled their much-anticipated 8k QLED TV, featuring a nearly bezel-less display with a 99% screen-to-body ratio. As there is currently a lack of 8k content, the Sero TV upscales all 4k content to 8k. In a similar vein, LG introduced several true 8k OLED TVs with nano display technology. Both companies are pushing the boundaries of visual entertainment.


Samsung AI-powered Fridge: A Smart Chef's Assistant

Samsung showcased their AI-powered fridge, Family Hub, which integrates the Whisk food recipe app. With the help of Whisk and a camera, the fridge recognizes the groceries inside and suggests items you need to restock. Additionally, it recommends recipes based on the ingredients you have on hand. This smart fridge is a game-changer for those who love cooking.


Samsung Chromebook: A Premium Experience

Samsung addressed the demand for premium Chromebooks by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook. This 2-in-1 convertible laptop boasts a 13.30-inch 4k AMOLED display, a 10th-Gen Intel Core-i5, and includes the S-pen stylus. With a price tag of $999, this Chromebook offers high-end features and a seamless user experience.


Alienware UFO: Portable Gaming Powerhouse

Alienware unveiled their Nintendo Switch-like gaming device, Alienware UFO. With an 8-inch 1200p display and detachable controllers, this compact device runs on Windows 10, allowing gamers to enjoy PC games on the go. The UFO's versatility as both a handheld console and a PC makes it an exciting addition to the gaming world.


Intel Graphics Card: A New Player in the Game

Intel surprised attendees by revealing its dedicated graphics card, the Intel Xe DG1. While details about this card are scarce, it is known to run on a 10 nm processor and feature three different microarchitectures. This marks Intel's reentry into the discrete GPU market after selling a series of discrete GPUs back in 1998.


AMD Ryzen 4000: Powerful Mobile CPUs

AMD launched the highly anticipated Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs, designed for laptops and notebooks. These chips, built on a 7 nm design, offer 8 cores and 16 threads with a boost clock of up to 4.2 GHz. Backed up by onboard Vega graphics, the Ryzen 4000 series provides exceptional performance and power efficiency.


Byton EV: A Glimpse into the Future of Transportation

Byton, a Chinese EV manufacturer, showcased their electric vehicle with a massive 48-inch touch screen on the dashboard. Alongside touch screens on the steering wheel and center console, this smart car promises an immersive entertainment experience. While the abundance of displays may seem distracting, Byton's focus on self-driving technology makes these screens a potential entertainment center when the car can drive autonomously.


Sony VISION-S: A Vision of the Future

Sony joined the EV party with their prototype model, the Sony VISION-S, developed in collaboration with Magna International. The interior of the car features a vast array of displays on the dashboard, similar to the Byton. Sony's emphasis on incorporating the latest technology, particularly in entertainment, makes the VISION-S a promising contender in the EV market.


CES 2020 showcased an exciting array of tech trends, from foldable phones to intelligent fridges. These innovations have the potential to transform our lives and reshape the future. As we eagerly anticipate the release of these groundbreaking technologies, it's clear that the world of consumer electronics is constantly evolving.