CES 2015: Asus launches the Zenfone Zoom, and all the other news you’ve missed

CES 2015 housed many new technologies, and we bring you some of the best
CES 2015: Asus launches the Zenfone Zoom, and all the other news you’ve missed

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

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.

READ MORE: CES 2015: Asus Zenfone Zoom is going to make your camera obsolete

Kodak reveals its first Android smartphone

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.

READ MORE: CES 2015: Here’s the IM5, Kodak’s first Android smartphone 

This is LG’s yet-to-be-named smartwatch

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.

READ MORE: CES 2015: Check out LG and Audi’s webOS-powered smartwatch

Unlock your BMW with this credit card

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.  

READ MORE: CES 2015: BMW reveals the next generation of navigation, a car nlocking credit card, and much more

Sharp’s new TV is beyond 4K

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. 

READ MORE: CES 2015: Sharp unveils ‘Beyond 4K’ 4K TV and eye-piercing 8K TV