No, the iPhone did not appear at CES this year, except on a billboard that Apple pulled to criticize competitors' privacy practices. But many of Apple's competitors have bothered to show up at CES 2019 this week in Las Vegas, where they have been showing off some of their best new phones.
Among the devices are the first smartphone with 5G capacity for the Verizon network, and LG and Huawei phones that have a large number of cameras. A folding smartphone and a PDA-style Android phone also appeared at CES 2019.
What follows are 5 new cool phones that we saw at CES 2019.
Motorola Moto Z3 With Mod 5G
The first smartphone with capacity for 5G offered for the Verizon network was exhibited at CES 2019: the Motorola Moto Z3, which can be connected to 5G through a modular add-on. While the Moto Z3 is already available, the 5G Moto Mod is expected to debut this quarter. The mod, which fits the back of the phone, includes Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G modem and dedicated antennas to access Verizon's ultra-wideband network.
The mod also includes a 2000 mAh battery to prevent the battery from running out at faster data rates. As for the Moto Z3 itself, the 6-inch smartphone has a FHD + Super AMOLED display, a 3000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 835 processor from Qualcomm.
The Motorola Moto Z3 is priced at $ 480 from Verizon. The price for the 5G Moto Mod has not been revealed.
LG V40 ThinQ
LG used CES 2019 to showcase its new V-series smartphone, the V40 ThinQ, and this time, the phone comes with five cameras. The phone is the first to achieve the feat of five cameras, with three rear cameras and two front cameras for enhanced photos and a wider range of options for taking photos.
For example, the V40 ThinQ allows users to capture three photos at once: standard, telephoto zoom and super wide-angle. The LG ThinQ V40 also features a 6.4-inch QHD + screen, enhanced audio (even from a Boombox speaker with bass) and the built-in Google Assistant.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei showed off its premium Mate 20 Pro smartphone during CES 2019, which also has a larger rear camera assembly than usual with a three-camera system. The three Leica cameras consist of a 40-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 20-megapixel wide-angle camera and an eight-megapixel telephoto camera. The Mate 20 Pro features a 6.39-inch curved OLED display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440, along with the eight-core Kirin 980 processor, 6 GB of RAM and a 4200 mAh battery.
Last year, at CES, Planet Computers showed a new personal digital assistant, the Gemini, which was opened to reveal a physical keyboard connected to an Android smartphone. This year, at CES, Planet Computers returned with an update of its PDA concept: the Cosmo Communicator, which presents several important improvements.
First, the device now has an external 1.9-inch touchscreen that provides much of the phone's functionality, including notifications and the ability to make calls, so users do not have to open the device unless they want to use the keyboard The camera has also been improved, as Cosmo Communicator adds an external 24 megapixel camera to the internal 5 megapixel camera included above.
The specifications have also been improved, with the device moving towards a faster Mediatek processor, 6 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB and 128 GB of storage instead of 64 GB. The screen of the smartphone remains in 5.99 inches with FHD + resolution, but the keyboard now has backlighting in the new model.
While a consumer version of the Royole FlexPai foldable smartphone is not yet available in the US UU., Royole used CES 2019 to display the device. However, the FlexPai is for sale in China, so it beats Samsung, which launched a foldable smartphone in November, to the market. The Royole FlexPai is deployed to become a screen the size of a 7.8-inch tablet, and the company says the device is "virtually unbreakable." The FlexPai runs Water OS, an operating system based on Android 9.0.
This article originally appeared on crn.com