By: The Mobile Indian network, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 17:34
Second day to the trade show, we have already seen a bunch of announcements and launches.
The sixteenth edition of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is all set to kick off tomorrow (January 5, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United Sates of America. While the global tech show has already begun for the press yesterday, for the general public it will open tomorrow.
At CES latest offering from all most, all the major technology companies from around the world are showcased. On the second day of the trade show, we have already seen a bunch of announcements and launches. So here a consolidated report about what has been unfolded up till now at the CES 2017.
TCL unveils BlackBerry 'Mercury'
After much hype and anticipation, TCL (now BlacBerry smartphone manufacturer) finally dropped the curtains from its upcoming BlackBerry smartphone codenamed 'Mercury'. The new smartphone from TCL is based on Android Nougat operating system and sports a trademark BlackBerry QWERTY keypad. In terms of the design, the design looks premium and looks to be made out of metal and rubber all around. Apparently, the target audience of this device are professional and business people and it also comes with some of the traditional BlackBerry apps such as Hub+. For more information about the device, click here.
Sony BRAVIA OLED TV series
With CES 2017 at its peak, Sony has entered the OLED TVs segment with its new XBR A1E TV series. The new series come in three size options - 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch. All the models are powered by Android TV. Other than this, Sony has also upgraded its XBR X930E and X940E TV models with faster performance, Dolby Vision for audio and enhanced HDR output.nd include a unique Acoustic Surface Sound technology. To know more, click here.
Sony EXTRA Bass speakers and headphones
Apart from OLED TV series, Sony has also added some new members to its EXTRA Bass family. The new speaker lineup includes SRS-XB10, SRS-XB20, SRS-XB30, and SRS-XB40. All the speakers are water resistant with IPX5 certification. Also, each of them also comes with one-touch NFC connectivity and Voice Guidance which informs about the pairing, battery life etc.
On the other hand, the company also introduced some new wireless and wired headphones. The wireless models include MDR-XB950N1 and the MDR XB950B1. Both the headphones are wireless and support Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. The XB950N1 comes with advanced noise cancellation functionality and offers up to 22 hours of battery backup. While, the XB950B1 claims to offer 18-hours of battery backup.
The company didn't miss out on wired headsets as well, announcing a new pair of wired headphones (MDR-XB550AP) which come with 30 mm drivers and frequency response ranging from 5Hz to 22Hz.On the other hand, for earphones, Sony unveiled its new MDR-XB510AS in-ear headsets. These headsets come in gray, blue, red and green colour variants and hold IPX5/7 certification for easy travel during rains or while you sweat. Not to be doomed by its small size, the new MDR-XB150AS promises big bass with the arc supporter for enhanced performance.
To know more about all the above-mentioned speakers and headsets, click here.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe
Asus has been one of the most active companies at this year's CES. Apart from introducing its AR-enabled smartphone and Zenfone 3 Zoom, the company also unveiled its new ZenBook 3 Deluxe. The notebook boasts a 14-inch 1080p display and comes with near bezel-less design. It is powered by 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake processors paired with up to 16 GB RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. For the connectivity, there are 3 USB-C ports, of which two support Thunderbolt 3. The new Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is just 12.9 mm thick and weighs at 1.3 Kgs. For more, click here.
Apart from the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, Asus also introduced a new Chromebook Flip C302 yesterday. The Flip C302 comes with an aluminum built and also house a 360-degree hinge design making it a 2-in-1 convertible. The hinge design lets you use the convertible as a laptop, tablet or in tent mode.