CES 2018 Event Wrap-up: Everything you need to know

CES is an annual trade show that is typically held near the start of the calendar year. It’s where tech companies based all over the world gather under one roof to showcase their latest products, developments and projects. For several years now, the CES conference has been held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the only event of the big trio (CES, MWC, IFA) held in the United States each year.

Each and every year, some of the biggest announcements are made at this very event on this very stage, and this year will be no different. It’s where manufacturers have a shot to connect with various media and consumers to showcase what they’ve been working on.

With all the talk, rumors, reports, and leaks heard about over recent weeks, we have somewhat of a good idea as to what to expect. Some of the big names we discuss frequently here on Droid Turf have already confirmed a press conference. We’re talking about Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, BlackBerry, and more. We aren’t expecting any major mobile announcements, but lots of cool gadgets and devices are said to fill the rounds and make time worth spent. We’ll be looking to absorb as much as we possibly can to share with all of you!

CES, like usual, will entail many product launches. We expect to see TVs, home appliances, wearable tech, smart home gear, virtual reality stuff, and audio equipment. MWC, which will take place in February, will consist more of mobile technology: cell phones, smartwatches and tablets. At IFA in the fall, we usually see a good mixture of product species. Most of the time, but not always, the tech unveiled during this week-long show releases in the Spring season. The start is closely approaching so now is a good time to round-up the latest rumblings. Unless of course you like surprises! Here’s a list of all rumors we’ve reported during recent weeks here on Droid Turf, providing clues to what may go down.

UPDATE: CES 2018 has now concluded. Below are all the major happenings that took place over the recent week.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 flagship will skip CES for an unveiling during MWC



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New Google Assistant Smart Displays are announced by Lenovo, LG and JBL



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Sony’s new Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2 handsets are coming to the US



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Huawei introduces Honor View10 and Red-colored Honor 7X at CES 2018

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro won’t release on AT&T

Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro will hit US shores via retailers in February



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NVIDIA shows off new ‘Big Format Gaming Displays’ at CES 2018

Razer unveils new ‘Project Linda’ Android-powered laptop

Google announces ‘Google Pay,’ a merge of Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google announces ‘Smart Displays,’ Google Assistant speakers with a built-in display

Google now has a complete Google Assistant directory

Motorola announces a pair of Moto Mods at CES 2018

Vivo brought the first ever phone with a beneath display fingerprint reader to CES 2018

OnePlus will soon look to carriers to sell a smartphone in the US

Weekly Poll: Which of these companies announced your favorite tech of CES 2018?

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Droid Turf covered the event that began Monday, January 8, and run through the whole business week. It’s our promise to keep you informed of everything you need to know as well as to provide post event coverageanalysis and insight. We’re dedicated to keeping you updated on everything important right as it happens. If you like what you see, help Droid Turf expand by letting others know using the incorporating social buttons. And for up to the minute updates, view and connect with us across social media from the link below.

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Event Information
​CES 2018
Start Time / Date
January 8, 2018
End Time / Date
January 12, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.