CES 2022: What to expect as the World’s biggest Tech Show returns

The Consumer Technology Association hosts an annual trade show called CES 2022 (Consumer Electronics Show). The event, which takes place in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Winchester, Nevada, usually features displays of new consumer electronics items and technologies. The inaugural CES was held in New York City in June 1967.

Over 1900 exhibitors and over 2400 members of the media (all fully vaccinated) are expected to descend on Sin City in the first week of 2022 when CES takes place in person and online between the 3rd and 8th of January.

When is the CES in 2022?

Between Wednesday, January 5th, through Saturday, January 8th, CES will take place in person and online.

The Media Days will take place on Monday, March 3rd, and Tuesday, March 4th, and that’s when you’ll see the majority of the new consumer electronics product and technology announcements (and be punctually covered on whathifi.com, of course).

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and associated venues will host the CES, as is customary. Those who are unable to attend the press conferences or keynotes can register to watch them live online.

In addition, the Future Tech Awards winners will be announced during CES 2022. The awards, which are now in their third year, honor the greatest people, products, and services in the industry.

CES News: what will be announced?


The Arcam, JBL and JBL Synthesis, Mark Levinson, Revel, and Lexicon brands, as well as the Harman Luxury Audio Group, will be displaying their latest product offerings at Harman’s ExPLORE 2022 event on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of January at Las Vegas’s new Virgin Hotel. JBL has had a busy year celebrating its 75th anniversary with a slew of new devices, while Arcam’s first-ever music streamer, the ST60, has been a huge hit.


The Hisense TVs we’ve examined this year at the low end of the market, where it’s a major player, has wowed us. While the Chinese firm is known for selling large screens at low prices, it also offers more expensive and intriguing laser TVs and displays – which is, naturally, where it chose to focus its attention during recent CES events, where, let’s face it, brands need to go big to get noticed. Hisense is set to have a significant year in the TV industry as the official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.


LG has just unveiled two fairly unusual (read: nutty) sets: an OLED Evo TV with a motorized Kvadrat cover and – get this – a battery-powered 27-inch TV that rolls around on a stand, following another good year with its competitive OLED Evo TVs. It also unveiled its new flagship Dolby Atmos soundbar, which includes a “world-first” — a center up-firing speaker.

We’re anticipating a new LG OLED line-up for its upcoming ‘normal’ TVs, with the mid-range C-series benefiting from the OLED Evo panel this time (which was the reserve of the higher-end G-series this year). According to rumors, the company’s OLED range would expand to 42-inch and 97-inch sizes in 2022.

Panasonic and Technics

Unless Panasonic decides to deviate from its typical product launch schedule, the Japanese manufacturer will use CES to reveal its flagship TV for 2022 (which will have huge shoes to fill after the JZ2000) and postpone the announcement of its extensive line of lower-end sets until later in the year. Panasonic’s flagship product has been incredible in performance in recent years, so this year’s offering may be more evolution than revolution. Expect an (improved?) Master HDR OLED Professional Edition panel, as well as HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ (Adaptive), and Dolby Vision (IQ) support, as well as a Technics-tuned integrated speaker system that supports Dolby Atmos. And we’re guessing that Technics won’t be the only thing mentioned during Panasonic’s press conference.


Expect a lot of buzz around QD-OLED TV technology at CES (and in the coming months), as Samsung is expected to unveil a new generation of flat-panel TVs that will be a hybrid of its own Quantum Dot displays and the OLED technology used by its competitors, which it has been a vocal opponent of in the past! (Learn everything there is to know about QD-OLED here.) According to insider information, Samsung Display has agreed to supply Samsung Electronics with QD-OLED panels beginning in late November, with rumors circulating that the first sets (likely 55 and 65 inches) will emerge in the first half of next year following an expected CES debut. Exciting.

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Surprisingly, Sony (a significant customer of LG Display’s OLED panels) is rumored to be intending to release TVs with Samsung Display-supplied QD-OLED panels next year. What we’d be more willing to stake our favorite pair of headphones on is the fact that Sony’s CES announcements will not be limited to televisions. The Japanese company is one of the most active consumer electronics exhibitors at CES, announcing a slew of new products each year during its press conference. After all, it’ll be eager to divert attention away from the long-running PS5 stock problems. Another 360 Reality Audio upgrade is what we’re hoping for.