The online-only Consumer Electronics Show kicked off its 2022 event on January 5, and the marquee trade show has revealed numerous exciting gadgets. Today, we’re taking a look at the biggest tech news from CES 2022 to get you excited for this year’s most futuristic technology.
OLED panels are the best-looking modern displays. Most smartphones and handheld game consoles use OLED screens now since they offer bold colors and true blacks. Samsung’s newest panel, the QD-Display, will use OLED technology instead of the company’s proprietary QLED screen. While the QLED screens look great, they’re not quite as impressive as LG’s OLED panels.
Oddly, Samsung didn’t announce the QD-Display during an official press conference. Instead, a CES Best of Innovation award revealed the panel’s existence. “Samsung’s 65-inch QD-Display TV is the world’s first true RGB self-emitting Quantum Dot OLED display … combining the contrast levels of RGB OLED with the color and brightness of quantum dots,” CES reviewers write.
Fans of virtual reality gaming were delighted on Thursday when Sony unveiled the second generation of PlayStation VR. The upcoming virtual reality headset and controller combination will work with the company’s PlayStation 5 system. The PS5 is one of the most technically advanced home consoles ever released, making it the ideal system for VR.
Sony also showed off its new PSVR2 Sense controllers, a pair of ring-shaped peripherals that sport buttons and motion sensors. Fans were surprised to hear about Sony’s showcase game for the new headset: Horizon Call of the Mountain. The new title appears to share the same universe as Horizon Zero Dawn, a beloved PlayStation 4 game.
This year’s CES was replete with news regarding upcoming electric vehicles. Among them is the impressive all-electric Chevy Silverado EV. Automotive analysts expect electric pickup trucks to be among the best-selling automobiles in the next decade. GM’s Silverado EV offers competition for Tesla’s highly anticipated Cybertruck pickup.
Likewise, Ford announced its all-electric F-150 Lightning in May 2021. Competition is heating up in the electric truck market, as the battery-powered pickups are all expected to hit dealerships by the end of 2022.
GM also announced a pair of electric SUVs during the event. The new Equinox EV and Blazer EV will compete with similar SUVs like the Tesla Model X. Industry analysts predict that sales of battery-powered cars will overtake conventional vehicles in the next decade, explaining GM’s focus on the fledgling industry.