CES is always the first technology trade show of the year, and it takes place the first week of January, when everyone is fresh off of the holidays. This is where many manufacturers hope to start the new year off right, and announce all sorts of new products. But before the show opens on January 5th, there are a slew of press conferences on the 3rd and 4th from a number of companies, announcing their devices before the show. LG is one of those manufacturers, who always starts off the press day bright and early at 8AM PT. They are doing that again in 2017, having just begun sending out invites to their big press conference for January 4th at 8AM PT (that's 11AM ET and 4PM GMT).
The invitation from LG doesn't really hint at what they may be announcing at this event. However in years past LG has taken a bit of a smaller stance on the mobile side of things at CES, keeping their bigger mobile announcements for Mobile World Congress which happens in February. In fact, their last smartphone they announced at CES was the LG G Flex 2 in 2015. This is an LG Electronics press conference so it is likely that we'll see the South Korean company announcing new TV's, washing machines and other appliances. But it's always interesting to see what LG has up their sleeves. The company isn't expected to announce the LG G6 at this event, as that is still expected to come at Mobile World Congress, although it would be a nice surprise.
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) has been a big show for decades now, but it's become a much smaller show for the mobile industry. But it's a show that a lot of smaller manufacturers can use to get their name out there and showcase what they are doing without having the bigger companies like HTC, LG, Samsung and Huawei taking all the spotlight. CES is taking place from January 5th through the 10th this year, and there are now two days of press conferences ahead of the show, so there should be plenty to talk about when the show is all said and done.