Saturday coffee #35. CES 2019

Pour a cup of fragrant Saturday coffee and check out last week's news from the IT/Telecom world.

Somehow, the New Year holidays flew by very quickly, and it's time to return to working days. Traditionally, January is associated with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held annually in Las Vegas, so this edition of "Saturday Coffee" will mainly be devoted to the novelties presented as part of this event.

In "Saturday Coffee No. 34", as part of the marathon of New Year's gifts, our editors, together with Xiaomi, held a contest. Today we are happy to announce the winner, who is @maximfilin. Congratulations and please write to us, the coordinates are at the end of the material.

The first foldable smartphone with a flexible display

While Samsung just announced the release of its foldable smartphone with a flexible screen and only a select few saw a working sample, and Evan Blass publishes a video of an allegedly similar product from Xiaomi, the Chinese company Royal presented the first truly commercial product at CES 2019.

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The Royole FlexPai is a 7.8-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1920x1440 pixels that can be folded in half to become an almost ordinary smartphone. The device is far from ideal, when folded it surpasses all existing devices in size due to the large bending radius of the display, it is difficult to use it like a regular smartphone, but, in principle, it is possible. Although FlexPai is already available for sale in the Chinese market, these are more likely devices for exhibitions, it is doubtful that there will be many who want to buy this device, and even at a price of 8,999 yuan, which is almost 90,000 rubles. But we are interested in the very fact that such a product goes on sale, which means that in 2019 we will see folding smartphones with folding screens from other manufacturers. Yes, there are big doubts that this year someone will show a foldable smartphone in a digestible format that will replace classic devices, it takes time to run in such a technology, but the first step has already been taken.

How to sell a new TV

There were enough TV-related announcements at CES 2019 to allow companies to sell new models to customers. So, Samsung and LG announced that their new TV models are getting support for voice assistants, these are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If Samsung had support for a voice assistant before, this is the company's own development - Bixby, then LG did not have those.

The second big news that Apple gave manufacturers are welcome to integrate AirPlay 2 support into TVs, and Samsung has also received an exclusive opportunity to install iTunes in its models, so you can now use the library on new TV models from a Korean manufacturer movies and shows, which will surely delight users of Apple technology and services. LG has so far been left without iTunes in its TVs, but it has received the ability to integrate TVs into Apple HomeKit, that is, embedding it into a smart home system and controlling them using Siri. Here, of course, all companies benefited: TV manufacturers get Apple owners as customers, and Apple, in turn, receives additional income from services.

New TVs presented at CES, against the background of the first two news, no longer look so interesting, at least for the mass consumer. So, Sony brought its first TV with a resolution of 8K to Las Vegas, LG showed the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R model, in which the screen can be rolled up and hidden in a special rack, and Samsung showed a modular TV.

You can read more about the novelties of CES 2019 in our reports:

Saturday coffee #35. CES 2019

Pour a cup of fragrant Saturday coffee and check out last week's news from the IT/Telecom world.

Somehow, the New Year holidays flew by very quickly, and it's time to return to working days. Traditionally, January is associated with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held annually in Las Vegas, so this edition of "Saturday Coffee" will mainly be devoted to the novelties presented as part of this event.

In "Saturday Coffee No. 34", as part of the marathon of New Year's gifts, our editors, together with Xiaomi, held a contest. Today we are happy to announce the winner, who is @maximfilin. Congratulations and please write to us, the coordinates are at the end of the material.

The first foldable smartphone with a flexible display

While Samsung just announced the release of its foldable smartphone with a flexible screen and only a select few saw a working sample, and Evan Blass publishes a video of an allegedly similar product from Xiaomi, the Chinese company Royal presented the first truly commercial product at CES 2019.

p>

Royole FlexPai is a 7.8-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1920x1440 pixels that can be folded in half to form a virtually ordinary smartphone. The device is far from ideal, when folded it surpasses all existing devices in size due to the large bending radius of the display, it is difficult to use it like a regular smartphone, but, in principle, it is possible. Although FlexPai is already available for sale in the Chinese market, these are more likely devices for exhibitions, it is doubtful that there will be many who want to buy this device, and even at a price of 8,999 yuan, which is almost 90,000 rubles. But we are interested in the very fact that such a product goes on sale, which means that in 2019 we will see folding smartphones with folding screens from other manufacturers. Yes, there are big doubts that this year someone will show a foldable smartphone in a digestible format that will replace classic devices, it takes time to run in such a technology, but the first step has already been taken.

How to sell a new TV

There were enough TV-related announcements at CES 2019 to allow companies to sell new models to customers. So, Samsung and LG announced that their new TV models are getting support for voice assistants, these are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If Samsung had support for a voice assistant before, this is the company's own development - Bixby, then LG did not have those.

The second big news that Apple gave manufacturers are welcome to integrate AirPlay 2 support into TVs, and Samsung has also received an exclusive opportunity to install iTunes in its models, so you can now use the library on new TV models from a Korean manufacturer movies and shows, which will surely delight users of Apple technology and services. LG has so far been left without iTunes in its TVs, but it has received the ability to integrate TVs into Apple HomeKit, that is, embedding it into a smart home system and controlling them using Siri. Here, of course, all companies benefited: TV manufacturers get Apple owners as customers, and Apple, in turn, receives additional income from services.

New TVs presented at CES, against the background of the first two news, no longer look so interesting, at least for the mass consumer. So, Sony brought its first TV with a resolution of 8K to Las Vegas, LG showed the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R model, in which the screen can be rolled up and hidden in a special rack, and Samsung showed a modular TV.

You can read more about the novelties of CES 2019 in our reports:

Saturday coffee #35. CES 2019

Pour a cup of fragrant Saturday coffee and check out last week's news from the IT/Telecom world.

Somehow, the New Year holidays flew by very quickly, and it's time to return to working days. Traditionally, January is associated with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held annually in Las Vegas, so this edition of "Saturday Coffee" will mainly be devoted to the novelties presented as part of this event.

In "Saturday Coffee No. 34", as part of the marathon of New Year's gifts, our editors, together with Xiaomi, held a contest. Today we are happy to announce the winner, who is @maximfilin. Congratulations and please write to us, the coordinates are at the end of the material.

The first foldable smartphone with a flexible display

While Samsung just announced the release of its foldable smartphone with a flexible screen and only a select few saw a working sample, and Evan Blass publishes a video of an allegedly similar product from Xiaomi, the Chinese company Royal presented the first truly commercial product at CES 2019.

p>

The Royole FlexPai is a 7.8-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1920x1440 pixels that can be folded in half to become an almost ordinary smartphone. The device is far from ideal, when folded it surpasses all existing devices in size due to the large bending radius of the display, it is difficult to use it like a regular smartphone, but, in principle, it is possible. Although FlexPai is already available for sale in the Chinese market, these are more likely devices for exhibitions, it is doubtful that there will be many who want to buy this device, and even at a price of 8,999 yuan, which is almost 90,000 rubles. But we are interested in the very fact that such a product goes on sale, which means that in 2019 we will see folding smartphones with folding screens from other manufacturers. Yes, there are big doubts that this year someone will show a foldable smartphone in a digestible format that will replace classic devices, it takes time to run in such a technology, but the first step has already been taken.

How to sell a new TV

There were enough TV-related announcements at CES 2019 to allow companies to sell new models to customers. So, Samsung and LG announced that their new TV models are getting support for voice assistants, these are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If Samsung had support for a voice assistant before, this is the company's own development - Bixby, then LG did not have those.

Second big news that Apple gave manufacturers are welcome to integrate AirPlay 2 support into TVs, and Samsung has also received an exclusive opportunity to install iTunes in its models, so you can now use the library on new TV models from a Korean manufacturer movies and shows, which will surely delight users of Apple technology and services. LG has so far been left without iTunes in its TVs, but it has received the ability to integrate TVs into Apple HomeKit, that is, embedding it into a smart home system and controlling them using Siri. Here, of course, all companies benefited: TV manufacturers get Apple owners as customers, and Apple, in turn, receives additional income from services.

New TVs presented at CES, against the background of the first two news, no longer look so interesting, at least for the mass consumer. So, Sony brought its first TV with a resolution of 8K to Las Vegas, LG showed the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R model, in which the screen can be rolled up and hidden in a special rack, and Samsung showed a modular TV.

You can read more about the novelties of CES 2019 in our reports:

Saturday coffee #35. CES 2019

Pour a cup of fragrant Saturday coffee and check out last week's news from the IT/Telecom world.

Somehow, the New Year holidays flew by very quickly, and it's time to return to working days. Traditionally, January is associated with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held annually in Las Vegas, so this edition of "Saturday Coffee" will mainly be devoted to the novelties presented as part of this event.

In "Saturday Coffee No. 34", as part of the marathon of New Year's gifts, our editors, together with Xiaomi, held a contest. Today we are happy to announce the winner, who is @maximfilin. Congratulations and please write to us, the coordinates are at the end of the material.

The first foldable smartphone with a flexible display

While Samsung just announced the release of its foldable smartphone with a flexible screen and only a select few saw a working sample, and Evan Blass publishes a video of an allegedly similar product from Xiaomi, the Chinese company Royal presented the first truly commercial product at CES 2019.

p>

The Royole FlexPai is a 7.8-inch tablet with a screen resolution of 1920x1440 pixels that can be folded in half to become an almost ordinary smartphone. The device is far from ideal, when folded it surpasses all existing devices in size due to the large bending radius of the display, it is difficult to use it like a regular smartphone, but, in principle, it is possible. Although FlexPai is already available for sale in the Chinese market, these are more likely devices for exhibitions, it is doubtful that there will be many who want to buy this device, and even at a price of 8,999 yuan, which is almost 90,000 rubles. But we are interested in the very fact that such a product goes on sale, which means that in 2019 we will see folding smartphones with folding screens from other manufacturers. Yes, there are big doubts that this year someone will show a foldable smartphone in a digestible format that will replace classic devices, it takes time to run in such a technology, but the first step has already been taken.

How to sell a new TV

There were enough TV-related announcements at CES 2019 to allow companies to sell new models to customers. So, Samsung and LG announced that their new TV models are getting support for voice assistants, these are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. If Samsung had support for a voice assistant before, this is the company's own development - Bixby, then LG did not have those.

The second important news is that Apple gave the go-ahead to manufacturers to integrate AirPlay 2 support into TVs, and Samsung also received an exclusive opportunity to install iTunes in its models, so you can now use the movie and show library on the new TV models of the Korean manufacturer, which is for sure will delight users of Apple technology and services. LG has so far been left without iTunes in its TVs, but it has received the ability to integrate TVs into Apple HomeKit, that is, embedding it into a smart home system and controlling them using Siri. Here, of course, all companies benefited: TV manufacturers get Apple owners as customers, and Apple, in turn, receives additional income from services.

The second important news that Apple gave manufacturers are welcome to integrate AirPlay 2 support into TVs, and Samsung has also received an exclusive opportunity to install iTunes in its models, so that on the new TV models of the Korean manufacturer you can now use the library of movies and shows, which will surely please users of Apple technology and services. LG has so far been left without iTunes in its TVs, but it has received the ability to integrate TVs into Apple HomeKit, that is, embedding it into a smart home system and controlling them using Siri. Here, of course, all companies have benefited: TV manufacturers get Apple owners as customers, and Apple, in turn, receives additional income from services.

New TVs presented at CES, against the background of the first two news, no longer look so interesting, at least for the mass consumer. So, Sony brought its first TV with a resolution of 8K to Las Vegas, LG showed the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R model, in which the screen can be rolled up and hidden in a special rack, and Samsung showed a modular TV.

You can read more about the novelties of CES 2019 in our reports: