Curved smartphones and HD audio set for CES show

Frank Lee introduces the new LG G Flex2 smartphone. Picture: Getty

Frank Lee introduces the new LG G Flex2 smartphone. Picture: Getty

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SOME of the world’s biggest technology brands will be unveiling new products at the world’s biggest consumer technology show from today.

The Las Vegas Convention Centre will see the technology agenda for 2015 set at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where in the past curved TVs and Google Glass have been showcased for the first time.

The Samsung S UHD 4K TV. Picture: Getty

The Samsung S UHD 4K TV. Picture: Getty

Television is always a central part of CES, and that will be no different this year, with bigger, sharper and no doubt curved displays likely to be introduced across the board. 4K displays - which have four times the resolution of HD televisions are expected to be showcased by the likes of Samsung.

However CES is one of the broadest shows around, so anything from cars to washing machines could be displayed - BMW’s electric cars have already been spotted on the famous Vegas Strip.

Smartphones are an essential part of the show and LG is expected to introduce a new Flex, their curved smartphone.

And Sony is likely to be showcasing High Resolution Audio, the listening equivalent of HD TV. There are also rumours the first demonstrations of Playstation’s new console free game streaming technology will take place this week.

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There will also be more talk of the “Internet of Things”, the idea that devices and appliances around the home can and will become more connected.

Smart thermostat firm Nest, a perfect example of such technology, will be showing off their plans for 2015 this week.

Samsung CEO BK Yoon used his keynote speech to call for more openness across different industries in order to create better lives for people through technology.

Mr Yoon argued that many of the devices needed to do this already existed, and could be connected as part of the internet of things (IOT).

He said: “Many people believe the IOT is something in the distant future, it’s not.

“It’s not science fiction any more, its science fact. The age of IOT has already started.”

CES is huge in every way, with more than 20,000 products expected to be launched by the thousands of technology companies that have booths on the show floor - which takes up more than 1.8 million square feet of space.

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