The Consumer Electronics Show is a big deal. It’s a show where a lot of really cool stuff gets showcased by all kinds of companies — big and small. But, not everything that gets showcased there will make it to our region.
That’s why Samsung‘s decided to host what I’d like to call a mini-CES here in the Southeast Asian region — only it’s all Samsung products, obviously. It’s called the Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceanic Forum and this year, they’ve got quite a few interesting things to showcase — most of which can be controlled by Samsung’s Smart Home app..
CES is a time for technological showcase. It’s a show where manufacturers from around the world gather and show off what they’re capable of. Although many of these devices don’t actually go on sale until much later in the year, it’s still really interesting to see these concepts and ideas.
However, a recent video has surfaced on YouTube, allegedly revealing that even Nokia had something on display in CES. And that something is their upcoming Android flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8.
Last year, my eyes watered in awe when I saw the most absurd (in the best way possible) gaming laptop ever — Acer’s Predator 21 X. Back then, all I had to play with was a pre-production unit with unconfirmed specifications. Now, in CES 2017, the beast has returned with a more official spec list.
Oh, and it’s got a ludicrous price tag too. Then again, you’ve probably already read the title.
We saw this as a leak earlier but now it’s official. The ASUS ZenFone AR is the first smartphone in the world to be Tango-enabled and Daydream VR ready. This means it’ll be able to handle Virtual and Augmented reality.
ASUS’s ZenFone Zoom was an interesting smartphone. It had a full 3x optical zoom lens array wrapped in a smartphone body that didn’t feel incredibly bulky — which was rather refreshing…even if the camera and phone itself was unimpressive. Its follow up ZenFone 3 Zoom, on the other hand, seems a little underwhelming especially in the whole zooming department.
It’s all about the flare now. Laptops need to look cool, feel cool and have cool features that aren’t necessarily useful (I’m looking at you, Touch Bar) in order to appeal to the mass market, to appeal to that group of people who want to feel like they’re one of the elite. What about those of us who want all the performance, but without the frills?
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At CES 2017, Huawei’s e-commerce centric brand, honor, has announced its global debut of its honor 6X smartphone. This replaces the former honor 5X which makes it a mid-range device positioned below the honor 8.
ASUS is launching two smartphones tomorrow and it will be their first smartphone with Google Tango technology. Expected to be called the ASUS ZenFone AR, it comes equipped with several cameras at the back for augmented reality.
With CES 2017 happening in a couple of days, ZTE is expected to announce a new smartphone under its Blade series. This would be their upcoming Blade V8 which replaces its current V7 series.
With just two weeks away until CES 2017, ASUS has just released its teaser video for its upcoming Zennovation launch event. Now we can confirm that they would be launching not one but two new ZenFones to kick off 2017.