A few hours before the opening of CES in Las Vegas, we reveal news and rumors about the products and technologies of this 2023 edition. Processors, graphics cards, folding screens or electric cars, Phonandroid takes stock.
New Year’s Eve is traditionally accompanied by a liver attack and a hangover, but also an elegant event, perhaps the World Tech Event. Of course I want to talk about Consortium Electronics Show (CES) It will be held in Las Vegas on January 5-8, 2023. More than a consumer electronics show, it’s really a giant barnum where computer, telecom, HiFi or video giants rub shoulders with startups from all over the world.
More 3,100 exhibitors, 173 countries represented, 4,700 media registered, approximately 200,000 visitors crossing an area of 250,000 m² (about forty football fields) of the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC)… The CES statistics are staggering. Beyond a company’s fantastic tech showcase, it’s geopolitics that’s really in question. Small companies and large multinationals are feeling the pulse of technology… and spying on competitors, go fishing for information.
In this year 2023, it is not a demonstration of all advantages, but a demonstration of renewal. Two years into the health crisis, social distancing, and marketing teams are eager to show progress and outdo their competitors. However, the recovery is still weak. In January 2022, CES received a total of 40,000 visitors, far from the usual numbers. Much information is under NDA (nondisclosure agreements) and announcements will be made between January 5-8, 2023, and market participants will make announcements prior to CES. There is also a lot of information about household appliances like this Samsung refrigerator with 32” screen.
Smartphones and tablets
Sandwiched between the European IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) aimed at the general public and the professional MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, the Las Vegas show has never been a strategic place and moment for the smartphone and tablet sector. However, we will keep our focus on the stands of Samsung and LG. Presented at the end of the last year a Photo module from 4x zoom to 9x zoom.
Processors and graphics cards
Despite the development of telephony, the personal computer market is slowing down. AMD, Intel or Qualcomm founders probably have surprises waiting for CES 2023 in Las Vegas. For now, rumors replace certainties. January 10 is reportedly the unofficial launch date for the new Ryzen processors based on the Zen 4 architecture. Ryzen 7000 is non-X, not overclockable, would be slower but less power consuming (only 65W TDP) and greedy for the wallet. This could also be an opportunity for AMD to enter the mobile chip market… There is nothing a priori new in graphics cards.
In this regard, NVidia will also make a keynote speech, but completely dematerialized and pre-recorded. A foundry specializing in GPUs has just officially announced GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Information about the Classic 40 series has already been released, the first laptops are on display.
This year, Intel has no position as a marketing miracle An i9-113900 KS clocked at 6 GHz ! The founder of Santa Clara must therefore rely on partner builders. Therefore, it is on the sideAcer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and MSI that it is necessary to lend an ear and an eye.
Asus is already introducing new Republic Of Gamers PCs, including the 16-inch and 18-inch Strix. are equipped with 13 Intel processorse generation (up to i9-13980HX), from RTX 40XX graphics cards (including 4090) and a mini LED panel (2560 x 1600 pixels @240Hz). The Strix SCAR 17 and G17 it will also benefit from the new Nvidia RTX, but without the mini-LED panel, but with the processor AMD Ryzen 9 Zen 4. “Light” range of play The Zephyrus is updated and also uses a mini-LED display with the latest AMD and Intel CPU or 40XX GPU..
Acer is also updating its Nitro laptops with Intel 13-series processors and RTX 4000-series graphics cards.Acer Nitro 16 can switch between the graphics chipset and the Nvidia Geforce RTX card. L’Acer Nitro 17 updated by Two fans with 4 air outlets and its use liquid metal instead of the classic thermal paste. In the higher end gaming segment, Predator is now shipping 13 to i7 or i9 processorse nation with GPUs like RTX4070 as well as Mini-LED tiles. These screens, updated at a frequency of 250 Hz, use the capabilities of the technology AUO AmLED A maximum brightness of over 1,000 nits, a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, as well as full DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.
the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Go It has already been announced at the end of 2022, but CES 2023 will surely be an opportunity to see and drive it. Keep in mind that these second-generation laptops are powered by Qualcomm, not AMD or Intel processors. The Galaxy Book2 Go is a 14-inch IPS Full HD Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3. Its marketing should take place from January 20, 2023.
Foldable, rotatable, rollable, transparent panels of all types and sizes are sure to be among the best at CES 2023. IFA 2022 in Berlin has already fueled our enthusiasm for gaming displays, and the Consortium Electronics Show should confirm that. According to rumors, Dell should reveal a panel characterized by a Amazing 480Hz refresh rate, overclockable up to 500Hz ! A craze for esports.
Samsung, in turn, a foldable and extendable screen. Faced with the hegemony of its compatriot in OLED and the small solution of LG Rollable, the South Korean giant wants to demonstrate its leadership in rollable… and conventional products. Samsung plans to lift the veil on its display Odyssey Neo G9. Features unusual: “small” 57-inch, 8K panel with mini LED technology With a refresh rate of 240 Hz. In the absence of holography, the immersiveness must be there.
Crisis, sobriety, or just energy transition, heat engines have become the pets of our time. Automakers are converting their factories to hybrid or even 100% electric, while some are trying other paths. volkswagen must present a prototype of an electric car. We still don’t know if it will be a small city car, an SUV or a minivan.
We should not overlook the French as a group Stellantis (Citroen, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Peugeot).
Joined the house
Innovation is not slowing down on the Internet of Things side. French company Withings released new information about it U-Scan. This device must be installed in the toilet bowl because it urinalysis. Well, more than a Japanese gadget, this connected object aims to control it menstrual cyclebut also his dietary balance (hydration, nutrients, vitamins, ketone levels for keto diets…). It is a device can detect the user according to different parameters. The U-Scan will be available in the second quarter of 2023 for the European market only, with a retail price of €499.95.
Acer is making a splash on the edge of its PC refresh with an environmentally responsible connected bike. was baptized eKinekt BD 3this exercise bike suitable for remote work. Its tray supports a laptop for pedaling while working. In Sport mode, this tray slides to provide more space and comfort. Not only that The bike is made from PCR (recycled plastic)., but it produces energy. Acer ensures that eKinekt produces 75 watt-hours of energy, at 60 pedal cycles per minute. There is an exercise machine 2 USB type-A ports and one USB type-C port for Charge your PC and other mobile devices. Like any connected device, a mobile application shows in real time statistics (distance, time, speed, calories…), also stores history. Acer eKinekt BD 3 will be available in Europe from June recommended price 999 euros.
Every year, apart from the big players of the consumer electronics market, CES will also be an opportunity to discover future Gallic nuggets in Eureka Park (Hall G booth 60200), the headquarters of startups of all horizons. More than 170 companies from France and Navarre will migrate to Nevada in a few days. They will highlight their skills in AI, greenTech, smart city, Web3 or mobility service.