Las Vegas recently played host to the world’s biggest annual consumer electronics trade show, CES. This year saw a curved TV screen, smart plant pot, self-driving car system and smart scooter, among other weird yet wonderful innovations that we will no doubt consider normal within a few years.
One piece of technology we definitely rely on today is the mobile phone, necessary for staying connected with phone calls, emails and social apps. So let’s take a look at some of the best unveilings from CES 2015 and see what you might consider the next time you need to make a mobile phone deals comparison and pick a handset.
LG G Flex 2
TVs aren’t the only piece of equipment to get the curved treatment this year, as LG present the G Flex 2. LG Electronics brand marketer Frank Lee said they were focused on design, innovation and convenience, to create a curved and comfortable-to-use smartphone. The device boasts a 5.5 inch flexible display that is 20% more resilient to impact. Lee explained that it is beautiful on the outside but beastly inside as, for the first time, it runs on a 64 octa-core performance and uses a Laser Auto Focus camera. The G Flex 2 will be available in flamenco pink or platinum.
Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3
This new PIXI smartphone from Alcatel is compatible with three different operating systems: Android, Windows Phone and Firefox. Its size variation goes one step further by offering four dimensions to choose from (3.5/4/4.5/5 display inches) in a selection of bright colours. The 5 inch PIXI 3 is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and features a 5MP rear-facing camera with a VGA front-facing camera. It also supports 4G LTE and simply achieves cross device integration with PCs. Look out for Alcatel’s smartwatch, which is a cheaper contender for the one released by Apple.
Samsung E7 & E5
There was no mention of the hotly anticipated S6 from Samsung at the show, but they did introduce two models: E7 and E5. Both are aimed at a younger market, using large displays and good front facing cameras for taking a good selfie with (something teens will no doubt make full use of!).
Both measure 7.3 mm thin and are similarly built with Super Amoled screens, but the E7’s measures half an inch bigger at 5.5 inches. The E7 also uses a 1.2GHz quad-core processor backed by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. At a cheaper price point, the E5 serves up 1,5GB of RAM and has an 8MP camera with 5MP front facing camera.
Another model that caught the attention of show goers is the 88 Tauri handset by Tonino Lamborghini. At an eye watering £4000, only 1,947 have been made, cased in steel and calfskin leather. Inside is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 3GB of ram and 64BG of storage. It also features Android 5.0 Lollipop software and a 12x digital zoom 13MP camera, helping to make it the Huracan of the mobile world.
It’s always great to see what devices we might be making calls from within the next year, so get excited about the mobiles you might be upgrading to in 2015.