The South Korea-based giant will hold a press conference on January 5. Now, despite the rumors that the Galaxy S7 flagship might be teased during CES 2016, we are quite pessimistic that this would actually happen. Judging by the past two years, Samsung might announce its next flagship smartphone and its variations (if any) during an "Unpacked" event at MWC 2016 later in Q1 2016. As a refresher, for the past two years, MWC was the trade show of choice for Samsung's flagship announcements. However, we wouldn't complain if Samsung drops a tease or two about the Galaxy S7 at CES 2016 in the days to come.
LG will be holding a keynote early on January 5, 2016, where it will give us a sneak peek of what's it got Well, the second-largest South Korea giant certainly has a sweet tooth for mystery, as we can only speculate what might be announced or showcased during CES 2016. We have certain hopes that the G Flex 3 might be announced. We've heard no rumors about this one, but we hadn't heard anything about the G Flex 2 in the end of 2014 either, yet this did not stop LG from announcing said curved handset at CES 2015. Who knows, we have heard nothing specific, but we suppose that if LG has a new wearable in the pipeline, we might see it unveiled at CES 2016.
As far as we know, HTC won't unveil any new smartphone in the following days. Still, the Taiwan-based tech giant will demonstrate the latest "very, very big technological breakthrough" that was made in collaboration with Valve in the field of virtual reality. As a refresher, HTC and Valve had teamed up on the HTC Vive VR headset, which was demoed back in March 2015 at MWC 2015. Due to this recent breakthrough, the original Vive VR got nixed and get substituted for the new one. The new and improved Vive headset allegedly sports a revised and more user-friendly design devoid of the HTC logo, but this is certainly not the only thing that's changed. As far as the rest of the novelties, we will have to wait for HTC to spill the beans in the coming days.
Judging by the few rumors circulating in the air, Huawei might try to woo us with its the Huawei Mate 8something "creative" and "smart" coming from its new subsidiary, honor. Apart from this, we also hope to see then the flesh. As a reminder, this new Huawei handset comes with a 6-inch display that is sadly a 1080p one, a promising HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset, either 3 or 4GB RAM on board, and a 16MP Sony IMX298 camera with f/2.0 aperture and 3-axis OIS.