We surely had an exciting time in CES 2020 that just got over on January 10 in Las Vegas. This year, more than 4,500 tech companies around the world participated in CES, the biggest tech show of the planet. We had a lot going on in CES with new concepts and innovative products, some of which you can buy this year itself.
Today, we are going to present a roundup of CES 2020, bringing the best in tech you should know about. Let's get started with our first contender.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook
Samsung showcased its flagship Galaxy Chromebook that uses the Google Chrome OS. The 13.3-inch notebook features an AMOLED display for the first time. You also get a built-in stylus along with the notebook that costs around $999.
Galaxy Chromebook ships with an Intel Core i5 processor, and is available in red and gray. You can expect the notebook to hit the market around the first quarter of 2020.
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold
The trend of foldable screens continues this year with many computer and phone companies presenting their gadgets. This year, we had quite a few entries in the foldable computer category. Unfortunately, most of them were just concepts, including Dell. Intel did put up a reference design, but didn't let anyone get close to it!
Standing out from others, Lenovo has actually announced a launch period and price for its foldable Thinkpad X1 Fold. It's not the sleekest foldable computer, but one that you can certainly buy in 2020.
Lenovo has refined its prototype X1 fold from May last year, and it shows in the notebook. The big screen is great for watching your favorite movies, but the UI seems a bit misplaced. However, if you want a foldable Lenovo, you have to shell out $2,499.
We may see other foldable computers soon as both Microsoft and Intel are working on hardware and software for this form factor.
TCL 10 5G
We saw many phones in CES 2020, and most were unable to steal the show. Foldable phones are not new anymore, and we have seen quite a few of those. Samsung also didn't have much to show this year instead of tuned-down versions of Note 10 and Galaxy S10. OnePlus did have a concept with disappearing cameras, but that was not for sale.
So we decided to stick with something practical that you can actually own in 2020. Our pick is TCL 10 5G, an affordable 5G phone we all have been looking for. It will sell for under $500, which makes it much affordable than other 5G phones out there.
That being said, the TCL 10 5G doesn't have any eye-catching features. It looks decent with a bit clunky bezel, which some users may find unappealing.
TCL also released the 10L and 10 Pro, and showcased the second version of its foldable phone.
The Buzz Around 8K TVs Continue
Is it the right time to buy an 8K TV?
Like last year, the leading TV giants showed off series of 8K TVs in CES 2020. LG showcased eight models of its "Real 8K" TVs, with sizes from 65 to 88-inches. TCL is planning to launch its 8K TV this year, while Sony has its Z8H 8K in 75 and 85-inches.
Samsung presented three 8K TVs that range in size between 55 and a huge 98-inches. We found the Samsung’s 8K Q950 quite interesting, it being the "bezel-less" 8K TV. The Q950 certainly looks appealing with almost zero bezels to crowd the screen. We have already got used to bezel-less smartphones, and the trend has naturally affected TVs.
While the 8K TVs are quite impressive, it may not be the right time to buy one! 8K content is still sparse, and 4K with its advantages over HD is just in its nascent stage of development. So, it can take a few more years for 8K TVs to become practical for ownership.
Samsung Odyssey G9
While it may not be the time to buy an 8K TV yet, you can certainly please yourself with Samsung's 49-inch monitor. The Odyssey is the biggest monitor you can get your hands on, but that's not the only appealing thing. It also comes with a 1000R curve, which makes it the most curved monitor. Also, it aligns with the human eye!
The screen just surrounds you and provides an immersive experience. The G9 has a resolution of 5120 x 1440p, 240Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time.
BenjiLock Smart Lock
We have seen a number of products to set up a smart home, but something was missing! We thought the BenjiLock by Hampton Livia Deadbolt fills the gap by providing the security everyone is looking for.
Many other smart locks showcased at CES 2020, but BenjiLock beats all others. It looks attractive, has advanced features, and is really easy to use.
BenjiLock allows you to unlock doors using a PIN, fingerprints, keypad, and the Hampton App. The lock can store 25 PINs and 10 fingerprints. You can also control doors via geofencing, and voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Home Kit.
The Hampton App allows you to control the smart lock and other peripherals made by Hampton from a single interface. The company also manufactures security cameras, smart bulbs, plugs, and more.
BenjiLock connects directly with your Wi-Fi and doesn't need you to set up a separate Wi-Fi bridge like other smart locks. You can also buy BenjiLock that works on Bluetooth for places with limited internet connectivity, like a cabin.
CES 2020 was really happening and we have brought you the best of the show. You can own many of the gadgets we discussed this year itself, so is it going to be an 8K TV or 5G phone? Tell us in the comments!