Although CES is not usually a technology fair in which one finds too many phones, several companies attended the 2020 edition with new smartphones to show us. Not only did we see devices that we can really acquire, but we also witnessed some concepts and anticipated presentations of equipment that may arrive in the future.
Let's take a closer look at the cell phones we saw at CES 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung launched Lite versions of its most popular flagship phones, the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10. The word Lite implies that its specifications are more modest, although they remain powerful enough to satisfy most people. Both have impressive 6.7-inch AMOLED displays with a camera selfies in a hole in the center of the top of the screen. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a Snapdragon 855 processor, while the Note 10 Lite carries the Samsung Exynos 8895.
The cameras are also different. For the S10 Lite, Samsung included a 48-megapixel main lens, with a 5 MP macro lens and an ultra-wide 12 MP lens. The Note 10 Lite has a triple camera of 12 MP. All are housed in quite prominent bumps on the back. An price or launch date is not confirmed.
TCL Series 10
TCL began promoting its phones last year with the TCL Plex, and has just announced three phones in a new Series 10 the TCL 10 L, the TCL 10 Pro and the TCL 10 5G. The 10 L and the 10 Pro will arrive in the United States, while the 5G version will have a global launch later. The three will cost less than $ 500 dollars. This was just a sample of the new phones and a confirmation of the launch of the brand in North America; The devices will be fully revealed during the Mobile World Congress at the end of February.
The Cat S32 is the latest rugged phone to be named Cat. Its rugged body is capable of surviving one every 1.8 meters and has an IP68 rating of water and dust resistance. This device is perfect for anyone who works or has fun in demanding environments and needs his phone to endure if the worst happens.
It has a MediaTek A20 processor, a 5.5-inch screen, a camera selfies of 5 megapixels and a main camera of 13 MP. The most important thing is that your battery has a capacity of 4,200 mAh that will keep you active for several days with moderate use. Arrive in the United States in the future.
Alcatel, a TCL brand, launched four phones at CES 2020, but it is the 1B that captures the eyes. It has Google's Android Go software, a clean and austere version of Android created for low-end phones. Although the Alcatel 1B costs the equivalent of $ 66 dollars, it has a large 5.5-inch screen (a rare thing on Android Go phones), a four-core processor and a special button to activate the Google Assistant. It will go on sale in three months in Europe and Africa.
OnePlus Concept One
OnePlus took advantage of the CES to wear a conceptual phone called OnePlus Concept One. This device has an electrochromic glass above the camera lenses on the back, which can be opaque or transparent thanks to an electric charge. The benefit is a cleaner design when the lenses are hidden, and the opportunity to add a large neutral density filter to the camera when it is active.
The device, created in collaboration with McLaren, is covered in leather, which makes it a true luxury item. The two firms are exploring the potential of bringing this technology to a phone that we can acquire in the future.
Boox E Ink
Boox manufactures electronic book readers and are experts in using electronic ink screens. The company showed a prototype telephone with electronic ink display that could begin to be produced during the next months. The advantage of electronic ink is that it is friendlier to the eyes and consumes less energy, which results in an excellent phone for reading and with a very durable battery.
Since the company has experience in electronic ink technology, the screen does not harm the user experience, can display photos and videos and has special ways to accelerate the movement of sites and other types of content. The specifications are not yet complete and the price is not yet defined, but it is an exciting turn to common phones for those who are interested in reading on their devices.
Coolpad Legacy 5G
Maybe not everyone knows the name Coolpad, but the Legacy 5G just announced will definitely draw the attention of many. The phone will be launched in the United States during the first half of 2020 and offer a 5G connection on the T-Mobile Sub-6 networks and other operators for less than $ 400 dollars. That's about half of the current price of a 5G phone and less than what TCL asks for the TCL 10 5G.
It has a 6.53-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, 4 GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader and a pair of cameras on the back. The main lens will have a 48 megapixel sensor and be accompanied by an ultra wide angle of 8 MP. The battery capacity is 4,000 mAh. Expect to hear more from the Legacy 5G in the coming months.
TCL folding phone
Another prototype present at CES 2020 was the TCL folding phone. We have already seen folding of the experts in TCL display technology, but this was the first we had the opportunity to try. It is more tablet than phone, because it has no screen on the outside, which makes it something great to use as a common phone. However, it is just an example of what TCL is capable of doing with the technology of folding screens. The company has at least 36 prototypes of folding devices currently in its laboratories.