CES 2015 is over. Three interesting days full with expectations, disappointments and premieres already passed. We didn’t see much new products (regarding the smartphones) and seems that the best is yet to come (probably during MWC 2015). However we can’t see that we were disappointed. So what was the interesting part according to us ? Check our CES 2015 short summary.
LG G Flex2
The long overdue announcement of LG G Flex2 is a fact. The smartphone with unique curved body has a new successor. The new LG Flex is a great improvement over the old model. The screen is smaller 5.5 inches P-OLED and with FHD resolution. This leads to 403 ppi pixel density compared to 245 ppi of the first Flex. The second generation should come with the questionable Snapdragon 810 (there are still many rumors about issues with the processor). There are going to be two versions in terms of memory – 16GB with 2GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB RAM – both expandable with microSD card slot. The camera remains 13MP, but it’s equipped with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. The battery will be decreased to 3000mAh, but the phone will come with Android 5.0 out of the box, which should provide battery improvements. The phone should be launched in Korea at the end of the month and other regions later.
Samsung announced that it will focus on the SmartTV market with its own-developed Tizen operating system. It looks quite difficult to compete against Android and iOS (even Windows Mobile), so the Sammys probably took the best decision. The SmartTV market is relatively new and yet to be developed, so there is plenty of space for innovations and improvements there.
Asus Zenfone 2
The first smartphone with 4GB is just behind the corner. Assus Zenfone 2 is a 5.5-inches smartphone with FHD resolution powered by quad-core Intel processor (the exact clocked speed varies between the different models). The phone comes with 13MP back camera with dual flashlight and Asus’ PixelMaster technology. A 3000mAh will serve for all users needs. The storage will be 16/32/64GB and only the most expensive one (64GB) will be paired with 4GB RAM. The other versions will spot 2GB RAM. All of them will be expandable with microSD.
Acer Liquid Z410
Acer Liquid Z401 is an entry-level LTE phone. The phone has 4.5-inches qHD (960×540 pixels) display, which gives a decent 245 ppi density, and it’s equipped with 64-bit MediaTek MT6732 processor probably clocked at 1.5GHz, which is pretty powerful for a budget device. It will spot two cameras with 5MP and 2MP respectively. The phone comes with Android KitKat. One cool feature, this phone will be equipped with, is a programmable button below the main camera. The price should be around $155 and we should see released around the world at the end of the month.
Lenovo announced another version of their layered smartphone Lenovo Vibe X2 and just added ‘Pro’ at the end. Lenovo Vibe X2 has slightly larger 5.3-inches display and better screen-to-boy ration. However it’s bigger and heavier than the first Vibe X2 phone. It’s powered by Snapdragon 615 and has microSD card slot. Everything else remains the same except the 5% battery increase. Another phone Lenovo introduced is P90. It comes with 4000mAh battery and 5.5-inches FHD display. The phone will be powered by Intel Atom Z3560 (quad-core processor clocked at 1.83GHz).
ZTE showed its Snapdragon 400 ZTE Grand X Max+, Kodak announced its first smartphone, Huawei showed-off with their dual-cameras Honor 6 Plus, Nokia unveiled featured phone Nokia 215, Desire 320 and Desire 826 introduced by HTC and a whole bunch of smartphones by BLU (BLU Vivo Air, BLU Studio Energy, BLU One Life (2015), BLU One Life XL, BLU Studio X, BLU Studio X Plus, BLU Studio G, BLU Studio C HD, BLU Studio C Mini)