13.01.2020 NEWS

CES 2020 Mobile Review

Last week we saw the annual CES event held in Las Vegas. The CES is a trade show organised by the Consumer Technology Association, hosting presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.

At the world’s biggest tech event a variety of new smartphones were introduced. Although don’t get too excited, some are just concept ideas and an insight to what mobile devices might look like in the future. Others though, will be available to buy soon. We’ll keep you updated on all new releases as we hear it throughout the year.

Samsung, as expected, announced some new handsets. Firstly introducing the Galaxy S10 Lite, this comes 11 months after the release of the Galaxy S10. It’s fair to say it is unusual for Samsung to release a phone that is the same size as the previous but this does come with a lower spec than the S10.
In relation to price, it is much more in line with the affordable Galaxy A range than the premium Galaxy S phones.

Could we be seeing that Samsung will start releasing budget Galaxy S phones each year similar to Google with the Pixel 3a range?

As well as the Galaxy S10 Lite, we saw Samsung unveil the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. It’s no surprise that this is a more affordable option compared to the Note 10. Complete with a stylus, it’s a great option for those that love the business-centric form of the Galaxy Note, as well as being the cheapest Samsung on the market. Keep your eyes peeled for a release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 11, which we expect to be announced in the second half of this year.

The Samsung Galaxy A range is the most affordable and has gained two new devices- Galaxy A51 and The Galaxy A71, which is the most high-tech mid-range device ever. Boasting a huge 6.7-inch screen, four rear cameras and a large 4,500mAh battery. We suspect this will be a super phone for a variety of users.

Let’s look at the OnePlus Concept One – ever find the camera on the back of your phone quite a large part of the design? How about one that can disappear? The idea is that the phone shoots an electric current through the glass that houses the cameras, which makes the lenses invisible when you aren’t using them. As it stands, you won’t be able to purchase this handset as it is just a concept but we all know how quickly technology changes.

We also had some insight into a 5G handset. It would appear that TCL have announced an affordable 5G Phone. The TCL 10 5G is expected to be available for around the £500 mark, therefore making it much more affordable than those already on the market. This could be the start of us seeing many more affordable 5G ready handsets coming onto the mobile scene.

TCL seem to be keeping in line with developing a more affordable range of phones, announcing a new foldable handset at the CES 2020. The device isn’t quite ready for release just yet, but it could be a step in the direction to get other companies thinking about making more affordable foldable handsets.

So there you have it, our rundown of the newest handsets set to hit the market along with some concept ideas, all demonstrated at the CES this year.

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