The Consumer Electronics Show (aka CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows in the world. Taking place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada, CES is chock-full of interesting gadgets, toys, drones, and much more. Android Authority and our host of sister sites will, as always, be on deck for CES 2017, bringing you in-depth coverage of all the latest and greatest gadget announcements.

When is CES 2017?

What better way to kick off a new year than with a bunch of new electronics announcements to drool over? CES 2017 takes place between January 5-8. Early previews and major device announcements typically happen on the two press days before the show officially starts, so stay tuned from January 3 onwards.

You can see the full CES 2017 schedule here.

What to expect from CES 2017

We’re still a little too early to rattle off the full list of press conferences, device announcements and other related news, but we can give you a rough idea of what to expect based on past years at CES.

This year, we’ll have not only the Android Authority team on the show floor, but we’ll also be covering all the latest VR, tablet, laptop, audio and electric news for our sister sites. If you haven’t already checked them out, feel free to do so.


Compared to massive mobile shows like MWC in Barcelona and IFA in Berlin, CES doesn’t have quite as many mobile announcements from the major players but there’s always enough to keep us coming back.

LG will be on deck as always, at the very least with some mid-range smartphones and possibly another smartwatch, seeing as LG hasn’t announced one in two years. LG at CES 2017 will still have tons of televisions and other consumer electronics to demo, but we’ll be there primarily to see new K series devices, audio gear and any other weird gadgets like 2015’s Rolly Keyboard.

Samsung will likely hold the Galaxy S8 launch either at MWC 2017 in March or at a standalone event a little while after. But there will still be some mobile news from Samsung at CES 2017, with the possibility of new tablets and wearables.

In January 2016, Samsung made Samsung Pay and Gear smartwatch announcements at CES and dropped several new laptops and Chromebooks. There will also be the usual range of TVs, notebooks, smart appliances, audio and other electronics to keep an eye out for.

CES 2017: what we’re going to see

Asus usually unveils new Zenfone options at CES, but there’s no telling what to expect from Asus at CES 2017 considering the odd schedule of Zenfone launches of late. There will probably be new phones, a couple of new laptops, more mini PCs and hopefully a new Chromebook or two.

Lenovo and Motorola will be at CES 2017 in some form or another. Lenovo will have some new laptops and hybrids on show and we might get treated to some updates on Project Tango for the Phab 2 Pro.

There will be some new Android-based tablets as well as others running Windows but we have absolutely no idea what might happen with Motorola announcements based on 2016’s effort (fortunately that decision has recently been reversed).

At CES 2016, Huawei delivered women’s versions of the Huawei Watch, the new MediaPad, the Mate 8 and a gold variant of the Nexus 6P. With the MediaPad M3 already out, the Mate 9 announcement recently behind us and no rumors about the Huawei Watch 2 (other than that it might switch to Tizen), we can’t say for sure what Huawei has planned for the new year.

Xiaomi has officially confirmed it will be at CES for the first time ever, and will have a global product release to announce. Considering the vast array of products Xiaomi makes, there’s no guaranteeing this announcement will be of a smartphone or even a mobile device of any description. But either way, we’ll be the first to tell you what it is.

CES 2017: what we’re going to see

The known unknowns

Likewise, LeEco, ZTE, Oppo and Vivo will also be at CES 2017, along with HTC and Sony, but we’ll have to flesh out those expected announcements in the coming days and weeks (if indeed there are any).

There’s going to be more drones that you can shake a stick at, but we’ll cover all the best of them on Charged, where you can also swing by if you want to stay on top of all the latest innovations from the world of electric vehicles and other forms of futuristic transportation. If we know one thing about CES, it’s that automotive often steals the show.

There will also be a huge amount of virtual reality news we’ll detail over at VR Source, while all the best audio announcements at CES 2017 will be covered on Sound Guys.

If tablets, laptops, ultrabooks and other non-smartphone tech is more your game, then Tab Times will have you covered from the first press conference until they kick us out almost a week later.

We can’t wait for CES 2017 and we hope you’ll join us for the ride.

What are you expecting from CES 2017?