The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the biggest events in technology -- and it always kicks off the new year with a bang.

Major companies and even newbie startups flock to Las Vegas every January in order to promote their latest gadgets, TVs, cars, and initiatives. Apart from hosting show-floor booths and hotel suites, which attendees and the media can tour, companies hold keynotes and presentations to announce their latest kit.

More than 177,000 people attended CES last year, making CES 2016 a record-breaking year. Who knows if CES 2017 will be as big, but based on a few invitations so far, we do have an inkling about what you can expect to see in the mobile, laptop, tablet, and wearables departments.

Here is an overview of some of the biggest announcements to expect from it...

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