Everything About CES 2018
CES is an annual trade show put on by the Consumer Technology Association. It’s one of the biggest tech trade shows in the world with over 170,000 people in attendance. Companies big and small attend the trade show every year, showing off the latest and greatest products they have to offer. It takes place from Tuesday, January 9 and Friday, January 12, 2018.
Like every year, CES 2018 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year, we’ve seen devices from just about every segment of the technology world, including drones, audio, IoT/smart home, AR/VR, vehicles, and more. We don’t usually see too many smartphones being shown off at CES, at least compared to MWC and IFA.
Most of the major companies including Samsung, LG, ASUS, Sony, Huawei, and others. We’ve been covering the trade show in depth over the past week, and here we’ve rounded up some of the biggest, best, and most innovative products shown off this week.
Huawei definitely had the most interesting showcase at CES this year.
The company was expected to announce a carrier partnership with AT&T to sell the Mate 10 Pro in the United States, but AT&T pulled out of the deal a few days before the show. So, instead of announcing the big partnership, Huawei announced that it would bring the device to the U.S. through Best Buy, Amazon, and other retail channels for $799. The phone will be available on Feb. 18, with pre-orders beginning Feb. 4.
The Porsche Design Mate 10 will also be available unlocked on February 18 for $1,225. The luxury device will be sold via Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, and Porsche Design stores in the U.S.
During his keynote at CES, CEO Richard Yu commented on the failed deal:
Everybody knows that in the US market that over 90 percent of smartphones are sold by carrier channels. [The canceled deal is] a big loss for us, and also for carriers, but the more big loss is for consumers, because consumers don’t have the best choice.
Without going into too many details, Yu addressed concerns over its security on stage, stating that Huawei had already won the trust of carriers in China, Japan, Europe, and emerging markets. “We are serving over 70 million people worldwide,” he said. “We’ve proved our quality, we’ve proved our privacy and security protection.”