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Top 10 tech trends to watch at Gitex Shopper

DUBAI, September 12, 2017

Gitex Shopper, the annual event for tech-savvy shoppers in Dubai, will offer the latest and largest selection of consumer electronics under one roof when it opens on September 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

More than 35,000 products will be on offer at the show this year, with the world’s top tech brands showcasing the latest products. Firms are expected to offer best tech bargains for the latest smartphones and laptops to VR and smart home appliances. The event runs till September 30.

Visitors to the show should be on the lookout for these top tech trends:

Wearables: Wearables have transitioned from geek to chic as manufacturers experiment with features and functions in fashionable formats. Devices are becoming smarter, with increased functionality and more apps available to support them - look out for the latest stylish smart watches, Apple watches, Fitbits and more.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): This is the buzzword of the moment, with leading tech companies racing to integrate this latest technology into daily lives. Smartphones are also advancing their AI systems, with personalised assistance like never before, understanding your interests, tastes, emotions and moods. Look out for new AI inclusions in the latest smartphone devices launched during Gitex Shopper.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR):
The past few years has seen a merging of the physical and digital worlds through AR and VR. Technological advances in VR headsets have made the systems more accessible than ever before, and consumers increasingly using VR, particularly in gaming and education. Samsung will be displaying the latest VR headsets, including Gear S3, Gear VR, Gear 360 and other accessories.

Smartphones: Mobile devices will play a key role in reshaping experiences with the compatibility of AI as a core component in unifying the Internet of Things. As a result, the latest smartphones have larger screens to adapt to this functionality. Look out for the latest Smartphones and great offers at Gitex Shopper.

Future of television: Televisions have been around for nearly a century and are still one of the most popular electronic devices. Recently there has been huge progress in display standards including ultra-high definition (UHD) screens. Leading technology companies are also redefining the design of televisions, such as LG’s Wallpaper and Samsung’s The Frame, which are cleverly designed to look like stylish wall art. Samsung TV will be displaying its range of picture perfect TVs at Gitex Shopper, including the revolutionary QLED TV.

Smart homes: Smart home control systems are bringing automation into the home. The likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home are leading the charge with their range of smart speakers which beyond playing music, can control Internet of Things devices. Controlling lights, the temperature in the home, setting timers and feeding pets can be managed through a central device, making everyday tasks easier. Compare and contrast the extensive range of smart home control systems at Gitex Shopper.

Cameras: Sports, photography and art enthusiasts will see increased benefits this year as digital camera manufacturers partner with offline entertainment providers to provide added value for consumers. This means improved processes to make the production of rich content much easier. Nikon cameras will be on display at Gitex Shopper, showcasing the best DSLR cameras packed with vibrant 4K UHD video support to create cinematic experiences.

Gaming: The gaming industry has changed significantly in recent years, with global launches of Sony PlayStation VR and Pokémon Go bringing augmented reality into the mainstream. Gaming is always a hot topic at Gitex, and this year the event welcomes the arrival of exciting new consoles. Leading the novelty board of products is Nintendo with Switch, a hybrid console that offers gaming at home or on the go and Nintendo 2DS XL, a renewed take on a classic.

Wireless earphones: This year, consumers are cutting the cord and embracing wireless headphones. At the forefront of this is a wireless revolution, with the likes of the Apple Air Pod able to wirelessly connect to other Apple devices. Increased functionality has also created extra benefits through noise-cancelling headphones and swimming headphones. Expect to find a wide selection at Gitex Shopper.

3D printing: 3D printers are becoming increasingly affordable and accessible. 2017 has seen the rise of portable printers which can easily connect to handheld devices such as iPhones or iPads to deliver high quality prints wherever you are. Exhibitors will showcase the latest in 3D printers for home and office.

Gitex Shopper will open from 11 am to 11 pm every day from September 23 to 30. Tickets are priced at Dh30 for all days. Entry is free for children below the age of five.  - TradeArabia News Service

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