CES 2015 is one of the biggest tech shows of the year, and there’s plenty that came out from it this time around. We agree it’s hard to keep track of all the technologies showcased at the tradeshow, so we’ve taken the liberty to highlight some you need to check out.
The Asus Zenfone Zoom
2015 might just be the year where a spotlight will be on smartphones with boosted camera features. Asus knows this too well – it’s unveiled its Zenfone Zoom, a smartphone with a 13MP back camera and 3x optical zoom. Sparked your interest? You’ll have to wait till sometime in Q2 to get your hands on it.
Kodak reveals its first Android smartphone
It’s not a common brand when we talk about smartphones, but Kodak has been known for its cameras. So you can expect some sort of quality to its camera when it launches its first Android smartphone. Named the IM5, the unit is expected to come fitted with mid-range features but also with other camera oriented functionality.
This is LG’s yet-to-be-named smartwatch
LG might be shunning Android Wear on its latest smartwatch that’s created in collaboration with Audi. Instead, it’s been seen on the floors of CES 2015 running on the WebOS platform. Obviously, the Audi app on it is the highlight – it seems that it will enable the user to control functions of his or her Audi vehicle: the door can be unlocked via NFC, for instance.
Unlock your BMW with this credit card
Forgetting the keys to your BMW may soon be a thing of the past. Drivers may soon be able to unlock their prized possessions with perhaps a smartphone or a smartwatch, or even a credit card. These multi-function credit cards would be fitted with NFC chips so that users can unlock their vehicles by swiping it over a sensor on the windscreen, in addition to buying their weekly shopping via contactless payment.
Sharp’s new TV is beyond 4K
Move over 4K, there’s a new player in town and Sharp’s one of the first to showcase it. The company took the veil off its Sharp Aquos Beyond 4K Ultra HDTV at CES, which goes beyond 4K. How, you ask? While it has a standard 3840 x 2160 resolution, its display contains 66 million sub pixels - which, according to Sharp, is 42 million more than you get in any other 4K telly.