CES 2016: 6 smartphones launched at the event, which could take the world by storm

By Rahul R

CES 2016, that is currently underway in Las Vegas, has witnessed the launch (and even release) of multiple intuitive gadgets. Unconventionally, smartphones are also a part of these devices this year. Smartphone enthusiasts, and brand loyalists (of specific brands), had lots to cheer about as far as new phone launches are concerned.

Therefore, to offer a quick look at some of the best smartphones that were unveiled/launched/released during CES 2016, we have compiled a list of some of these phones that caught our eye. Check out the list below:

LG K series of smartphones

South Korean electronics brand LG tops our list, with its entirely new K series of mid-range smartphones, called the K7 and K10, that are said to cater to buyers stuck on shoestring budgets.

Acer’s Liquid Jade Primo

USP of this smartphone is its Windows 10 OS (out of the box) and Windows Continuum support. Acer’s Liquid Jade Primo is widely believed to compete directly with popular Microsoft Lumia smartphones.

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 smartphone

Popular chip manufacturer Qualcomm partnered with lesser-known Chinese electronics brand Letv to launch the Le Max Pro that is driven by the 64-bit Snapdragon 820 SoC. This handset also features Qualcomm’s own Quick Charge 2.0 rapid battery charge technology.

Huawei Mate 8

The Mate 8’s USP is its 4,000 mAh battery that is claimed to offer a talktime of more than 2 days, under conventional usage. This smartphone also features a freakishly large 6-inch display.

ZTE Grand X3

ZTE, which finds itself amongst the top 10 smartphone brands of the world, launched the Grand X3 which is claimed to be a high-end smartphone. This handset runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box and incorporates a 3,080mAh battery.

Google’s first Project Tango smartphone by Lenovo

Technology giants Lenovo and Google have made, the first smartphone featuring the latter’s Project Tango, official at the ongoing consumer electronics show (CES 2016). This smartphone will be released during late 2016.

However, at this point in time, this Project Tango handset is in the prototype stage and will naturally be time consuming, as far as development works are concerned.

Price of this smartphone is said to be below $500 (AED 1837) which should make the device affordable to a cross-section of people.

For starters, Google’s Project Tango enables mobile devices (including smartphones and tablets) to navigate through the physical world in the same way as that of humans. This technology introduces image processing through advanced computer vision and sensors.

In summary, Google’s Project Tango enhances the capabilities of the Android operating system.

As far as Lenovo’s Project Tango handsets are concerned, the key technical specs are yet to be announced. Loyalists can expect these details in the near future.