The world's largest consumer electronics trade show opens its doors on 6 January, less than a month away, and although we don't expect any truly groundbreaking technology launches, there will be plenty of cool kit unveiled for the very first time.

Pocket-lint will attend CES 2015 in Las Vegas to bring you all the news and hands-on from the show floor. But what exactly do we expect to see there?

We expect a fair few wearable devices, as we feel that will be a significant trend for the coming year, including smartwatches. And maybe there'll be new curved TVs. Certainly Samsung and LG seem to think that this is the future, so we hope to see more on those on their respective stands.

And tablets. There'll be tablets of course.

So, here are the rumours and confirmed information we've received so far on what could make an appearance at the world's largest consumer electronics trade show...


Alcatel is getting ready to show off a new smartphone at CES 2015.

It's not your average phone, however. It's compatible with three different operating systems.

Called the Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3, it's the latest generation of the PIXI smartphone line. Alcatel has announced the upcoming phone works with Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox OS, and it'll come in four different sizes (3.5-inch, 4 inch, 4.5-inch, and 5 inch).

Alcatel has also revealed that most models of the PIXI 3 will support 4G LTE (the 3.5-inch model will offer a 3G data connection), as well as a simple way to achieve "cross-device integration" with PCs.

On top of a new smartphone, Alcatel has announced it made a smartwatch named "Watch" - just like Apple's Watch - and said it will be available at a "fraction of the cost of competitors", though it didn't give any specifics on pricing, availability, or even hardware.

The company merely announced the product, alongside the PIXI 3 phone, and said consumers will hear more about both devices at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Alcatel did release images, however. The Watch seems to look a lot like the round-face Moto 360 from Motorola.

Alcatel said its smartwatch has the "same look and feel" as a traditional watch, and that it connects to Android phomes, monitors activity like heart rate, acts a remote for your phone's camera, controls music, and receives notifications.

Asus will unveil new Intel-powered 4G LTE smartphones at an early show on 5 January. They'll cost around $300 each, according to Intel. Not much else is known at this time about the upcoming handsets.

HTC will unveil its first wearable device. But the device won't be a smartwatch, a spokesperson for the Taiwanese phone maker has revealed to VentureBeat. The new wearable will be a wrist-worn device "very different" from anything currently on the market.

HTC has long been rumoured to release a wearable device that will take on Android Wear devices from Samsung, Motorola, and LG. In February, Bloomberg said the device would play music and be controlled via Google Now. It might even be aimed at emerging markets.

Huawei's Ascend Mate 7, which unveiled at IFA 2014, might make an American debut at CES 2015. Some reports have said it will possibly appear alongside a new, mystery device as well. That said, there's been no leaked details regarding the new device just yet.

LG could unveil a smartphone at CES.

The LG G Flex appeared last year with a bendy, curved chassis as well as a self-healing resin plastic, and the company has confirmed that an LG G Flex 2 is in the works with a smaller screen. We could get a first look at the new device in Las Vegas.

According to Android Authority, LG will release the second-generation of the LG G Flex at CES. The smartphone will be considered a “major upgrade” over its predecessor but will keep that interesting self-healing coating.

There are also rumours of a G Watch R 2 and even more wearable devices.

One thing we know LG will show for sure is its new range of quantum dot TVs.

These 4K Ultra HD sets come with a thin film of nanocrystals over the IPS LCD backlight that, LG claims, provide better colour saturation and a wider colour gamut. It's a line-up of tellies that will sit between the existing LED 4K TVs and the premium OLED panels.


LG has also announced that it will be introducing a new version of its Smart TV operating system during the show. Its webOS 2.0 will be "faster" and "more intuitive", with users seeing speed improvements of up to 70 per cent.

As well as its new quantum dot TV range, the LG stand at next week's CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas will play host to a new line-up of superthin TV displays the company is calling "Art Slim".

The Art Slim series will first include 55- and 65-inch LCD panels with thicknesses of just 7.5mm and 8.2mm respectively, putting them in competition with OLED displays for supermodel-sized waist sizes. They are both also extremely light, at 10.4kg and 16.2kg respectively, and can therefore be hung by almost invisible wires.

The displays themselves are proof of concept at present and are available to TV manufacturers to include in future sets, including several in China, and will be expanded to include 49-inch screen sizes in 2015.

Nvidia will hold a live webcast for its early show on 4 January. It might unveil new mobile technologies such as a new processor. Last year, Nvidia announced the Tegra K1 processor. It featured 192 GPU and promised better graphics than what the Xbox 360 and PS3 could offer.

Panasonic revealed a new TV series at last year's conference, and we expect even more sets this year. Although the company stopped making plasmas, it is still innovating in the LCD/LED TV space. We could even see new soundbars and headphones from the company.

Apart from its press conference, Panasonic has confirmed it will display products in the following categories at its show-floor booth: consumer electronics, B2B solutions, latest automotive and avionics devices and solutions

Philips showed up at CES 2014 with a tonne of audio products, including Bluetooth speakers and a line of wired and wireless headphones. It's safe to assume the company will unveil much of the same at CES 2015. Philips is also rumoured to unveil an OLED TV in 2015.

Samsung revealed a new family of tablets at CES 2014, including the Note Pro and the Tab Pro series, though they were all upstaged by Michael Bay. The film director had a live meltdown on stage. The whole thing became one of the most memorable moments of last year's conference.

As far as 2015 goes, rumours have suggested the Galaxy S6 could show up at CES 2015 or even Mobile World Congress in February 2015. Another Galaxy Tab S tablet might even appear at this year's conference. It's hard to say, as nothing has been confirmed yet.

According to a report from Korean online publication Chosun Biz, which cited analysts from South Korea-based Mirae Asset Securities, the Galaxy S6 will debut sometime between 6 January and 9 January. Other rumours have said we might see a second, curved screen variant too.

Samsung's event is scheduled for 5 January. During the keynote, Samsung will apparently discuss the Internet of Things and how it will transform people's lives. Samsung is also rumoured to unveil a new TV line during the show, which might include a follow-up to its bendable TV.


Samsung Electronics' president and CEO, Boo-keun Yoon, has said he will use Samsung's keynote address at the 2015 International CES event in Las Vegas to unveil the company's Internet of Things strategy, according to a report published in the Korean press.

Keep in mind Samsung acquired an Internet of Things-focused company - SmartThings - in August for $200 million.

Sharp has sent invitation for an early 5 January keynote, with the following message: "Life Inspiring Imagination." What exactly does that mean? Who knows. But many reports have said the company will most likely show off new TVs at CES 2015.

Sony has essentially spelled out exactly what we can expect, though it didn't give specifics. The company plans to hold an early event on 5 January, when it will show off "the latest products and technology in 4K UHD, Hi-Res Audio, Digital Imaging and Mobile".

Reports are pointing to the possibility of cheaper 4K TVs and maybe even the Xperia Z4. PhoneArena has claimed the upcoming handset will be equipped with a larger QHD screen and will appear alongside a bigger Xperia Z4 Ultra. Both might also feature a whopping 4GB of RAM.

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Sony has also given us a preview of its redesigned Google Glass rivalling headset, named SmartEyeGlass Attach! No, really. Unlike the model we tried at IFA in Berlin earlier this year, the new version looks much more like Google's and has a smaller OLED display. We'll no doubt give it a go when we get to the show.

We'll also be looking out for the Xperia Z4, if a CES teaser video is anything to go by.

As well as several TVs - as expected from Toshiba - we expect at least one new tablet or 2-in-1 tablet come laptop device to be launched. Why? Well, Toshiba's UK Twitter account pretty much said so. It posted an image showing the corner of a superthin device under the slogan "Keep on Clickin'" and the date of 06.01.2015. The press conference day for CES 2015 is held on 6 January.

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