CES 2017
A couple takes a photo of the CES logo during the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Jan. 8, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The Consumer Electronics Show, one of the biggest tech shows planned for 2017, is around the corner. While smartphones companies line up their devices for the Mobile World Congress event in February, CES is generally about tech companies showcasing their new technologies and products.

CES 2017 will take place from Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas with Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 being press days. While major tech companies such as Sony and Samsung are showcasing their devices and technologies at the event, some new entrants such as Faraday are also expected to make their debut.

So, what can you expect from CES 2017? Here’s the answer:


Sony is holding a CES press conference at 8 p.m. EST on Jan. 4. It is expected to unveil two new OLED TVs, a new smartwatch and two new smartphones that will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

The new phones are expected to come with the model numbers G3121 and G3112 — information about these devices emerged when the company registered two phones with the Russian regulatory body. Apart from the processor, the devices are expected to come with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Sony might also unveil the roadmap for its devices receiving the Android Nougat update.

The company could also announce the SmartWatch 4 as its SmartWatch 3 has been due for a refresh since two years. The device is expected to come with Android Wear 2.0, but no other details are available about it.


Faraday recently announced its high-performance electric car. In a tweet in October, the company indicated that it might reveal its consumer offerings at CES 2017.

Will the company reveal its production car? No one knows.


Following in the footsteps of fellow Chinese company LeEco, Xiaomi is expected to debut in the U.S. at the CES 2017. The company has previously talked about an all-new global product.


Netflix announced its offline viewing feature recently and now it is expected to venture further into streaming with VR capable 4K content.


Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang is spearheading the company’s keynote address at CES 2017. The company has been testing its self-driven car, which just might make an appearance at the event.


Asus is hosting a Zennovation event at CES 2017. The company is likely to showcase a range of products including smartphones, laptops, tablets and VR headsets.

Bang and Olufsen (B&O)

B&O has released a teaser of its upcoming device, which is expected to be a competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.


BMW might unveil the new i3 at the event.


HTC is expected to unveil the HTC Vive 2.0 at the event. The device might be able to connect wirelessly to PCs.


LG is expected to showcase a lineup of devices at the event. Reports suggest the company might unveil four new smartphones at the event including LG X Calibur and LG G Stylus 3.

The LG X Calibur is expected to come with a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 4,100 mAh battery and IP68 certification.


Samsung is expected to unveil its A-series smartphones for 2017 — A3, A5 and A7 — at the event.