LAS VEGAS — The Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s biggest technology showcase, officially kicked off in Las Vegas on Tuesday, showcasing the latest technology innovations from big companies and startups across diverse product categories.
This year’s event features more than 4,500 exhibiting companies, including a record 1,200 startups, while more than 20,000 products are being launched on the show’s floor, according to the Consumer Technology Association, the organizer of CES.
From high-end TVs and folding smartphones to artificial intelligence technologies, the fifth-generation network, virtual reality and robots, the tech show touched on the biggest themes leading today’s tech developments, with flashy company booths and technology demonstrations.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics has a strong presence in the tech show, rolling out its “Samsung City” equipped with “districts” that each show off the firm’s newest TVs, monitors, home appliances and AI technologies.
A definite attention-grabber at Samsung’s booth was the 219-inch, 6K version of Samsung’s modular Micro LED display, dubbed The Wall. Samsung’s Bixby-enabled smart home as well as AI-powered robots, announced at this year’s CES, also drew keen interest from spectators.
Nearby, the LG Electronics booth wowed visitors with a flashy set of organic light-emitting diode screens resembling a waterfall. Inside, visitors were most impressed by LG’s rollable OLED TV, which the firm plans to commercialize in the latter half of 2019.
In the smartphone arena, China’s Royole stole the spotlight with the world’s first commercial foldable phone with a flexible display, the Royole Flexpai.