CES 2022 updates: Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake chips, Sony PlayStation VR2, and all the top announcements

Financial Express Online is bringing you all the top announcements from CES 2022, as they happen.

Per convention, many companies from Samsung to Jabra, LG, and more, have begun announcing their cool and wacky products ahead of D-day which is January 5 for CES 2022.

CES 2022 is officially underway, bringing with it, a slew of exciting, awe-inspiring, some even too-good-to-be-commercialised product showcases from some of the biggest technology companies around the world, all under one roof. Smartphones, 8K TVs, fancy monitors and remotes, robots, you name it. While last year, the trade show was strictly virtual, this year, the Consumer Technology Association chose to make CES a physical event. Though with many companies pulling out of in-person attendance amid Omicron surge, CES in 2022 will have a much smaller scale than usual physically. That’s not to say, that’s keeping CES 2022 short on big announcements.

Per convention, many companies from Samsung to Jabra, LG, and more, have begun announcing their cool and wacky products ahead of D-day which is January 5 for CES 2022. The trade show will wrap up on January 7, which is a day earlier than before (CES 2022 was initially pegged from January 5-8), as an additional safety measure to the ongoing health protocols put in place for the event amid a looming pandemic.

Financial Express Online will be tracking all the new products and innovations live in this blog, keeping you up-to-speed with all the top announcements from CES 2022. So, be sure to bookmark this page for all the big updates.

Live Updates
7:05 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
AMD announces 6nm Ryzen 6000 laptop chips with RDNA 2 graphics; previews Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000

AMD has announced a slew of new Ryzen chips and Radeon graphics cards for mobile and desktop PCs at CES 2022. This includes the 6nm Ryzen 6000 laptop chips with RDNA 2 graphics, Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop processor, all-new RX 6000M, Radeon RX 6000S series mobile graphics and more. Read here

5:27 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
Sony’s weird new smart webcam has a feature to stop you from sitting too close to your screen

Sony has announced its Bravia Cam, and well, it sure is something! Branded as the “weird” Sony gadget for CES 2022 by some, the Bravia Cam is a video camera that will be bundled with the fanciest TVs that Sony offers. It will also be available as an add-on for the rest of the line-up in case users want to opt for it. Well, as the product suggests, Bravia Cam can be used to make video calls, but there seems to be much more. Read more

2:45 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
CES 2022: Intel has an exciting update about its upcoming Arc GPUs

Gamers are highly anticipating Intel’s Arc GPUs, and during CES 2022, good news has come for them. The chipmaker has announced that the first-generation Alchemist GPUs by Intel have already started shipping to OEM customers to be used in laptop as well as desktop systems. Read here

2:25 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake ‘hybrid’ laptop chips arrive

Intel is ringing into the new year – and CES 2022 – with a fresh batch of 12th Gen Alder Lake ‘hybrid’ chips for laptops that are apparently faster than AMD and Apple’s rival flagships – namely AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900HX, and Apple’s M1 Max. Read here

1:17 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
Sony confirms name of its next VR headset, announces new Horizon game

Sony’s next VR headset will be called PlayStation VR2, the company has confirmed. Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan confirmed the name as part of the company’s presentation at CES 2022. Read here

1:16 (IST) 5 Jan 2022
Sony announces world’s first consumer QD-OLED 4K TV

Sony has introduced the world’s first QD-OLED (quantum dot organic light emitting diode) TV for consumers, kicking off its 2022 lineup with a high benchmark. The company’s current OLED TV sets use LG Display panels, tuned with Sony’s processing. Read here

6:31 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Samsung’s new TV remote uses radio frequency from routers to retain charge

Korean tech giant Samsung has returned to CES with its Eco Remote with added RF harvesting capabilities that helps the remote to preserve its charge by collecting radio waves from routers. Read here

6:21 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Jabra Elite 4 Active wireless earbuds with ANC, IP57 rating launched in India

At CES 2022, Jabra is launching the Elite 4 Active, wireless earbuds that are simultaneously being made available for buying globally including in India. The Elite 4 Active are technically affordable wireless earbuds – they’ll cost Rs 10,999 in India – but they punch way above their weight class in hardware. Read here

5:32 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G launched with Snapdragon 888 chip, contour cut design

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has officially arrived after months of leaks and speculations. This is the phone that will replace the fantastic S20 FE from 2020. Unlike the S20 FE, Samsung is not launching any LTE S21 FE this time. FE is short for “Fan Edition.” Read here

5:30 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Samsung Neo QLED features and specifications

The TV has been fitted with a Neo Quantum Processor which has an advanced contrast mapping with back-light unit. This means that the TV will now be able to control lighting across 16,384 steps. Read here

5:29 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
CES 2022: MICRO LED Samsung Smart TV

The TV has been equipped with 25 million micrometre-sized LEDs for individual production of light and colour, so that users can get immersive experience while using the TV. The TV is set to be unveiled in three different sizes – 110-inch, 101-inch and 89-inch models. Read here

5:29 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
CES 2022: Samsung’s new lineup of Smart TVs set to provide platform for NFTs

While announcing the features of its new lineup of smart TVs, the South Korean company seems to have validated crypto at its own end. An NFT Aggregation Platform would debut in its latest models of Smart TVs at CES 2022. With this feature, Samsung is aiming to let users browse NFTs that are up for sale and purchase them right on their Smart TVs. Read here

5:27 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
CES 2022: Samsung announces Odyssey Neo G8, Smart M8, UHD S8 monitors

Samsung has announced the Odyssey Neo G8, Smart M8, and UHD S8 monitors ahead of CES 2022. The Odyssey Neo G8 is, obviously, the cream of the crop with its 32-inch 240Hz 4K panel. Joining the Neo G8 are the Smart Monitor M8 with webcam and Google Duo support, as well as UHD Monitor S8 for content creators. Read here