CES 2021 will arrive on schedule, starting on Wednesday, January 11, and continue through Saturday, January 14. But instead of the usual grandiose trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’ll be going fully online as a virtual event. With almost 2,000 exhibitors and a plethora of streams coming from tech companies all around the world, it’s a show that can easily become intimidating to keep up with, even when watching from the comfort of home. As such, we’ll be going over what to expect, and rounding up some of the biggest and best announcements from the show once it starts so you don’t miss a beat.
What to Expect During CES 2021
As we mentioned earlier, CES 2021 will be completely digital. This means if you’re a registered participant, you’ll be viewing everything at home via a video conference or stream. There are a variety of sessions people can attend, all of which you can explore in the official CES 2021 schedule.
If you’re not attending the virtual tradeshow, you can still check back here for the latest announcements and also tune in to the streams some of the exhibitors are making available to the public. We’ve put together a list of exhibitors we recommend keeping an eye on during CES 2021:
We especially recommend tuning into the AMD, Nvidia, and Samsung streams, all of which you don’t need to be registered to watch. IGN will also be hosting a CES stream or few and we’ll be sharing more details about that soon.
Pre-CES 2021 Announcements and Reveals
It’s customary for companies to lead into big trade shows with some smaller announcements. We’ve included some of the more noteworthy reveals down below.
Samsung Consumer MicroLED TV
Samsung announced their MicroLED TVs are now available in 88” and 99” sizes. Initially announced back in December 2020 in 110” and requiring professional installation, the new MicroLED sizes allow for out-of-box, regular mounting like traditional TVs.
Samsung Neo QLED TV
From Samsung’s new line of TVs comes the Neo QLED. Featuring a thin 0.9mm frame, an AI-driven Quantum Processor, and new LED light source technology, Samsung says the Neo QLED aims to deliver more immersive sound and display, and a more refined backlight experience.
Make sure to check back once CES 2021 kicks off as we’ll be continuously updating our roundup with the biggest and best news from the show.