A Vivo Device Will Be The First Smartphone With Clear Id
Your home cinema phone
So many eyes are usually glued to the screens of smartphones. Somehow, despite TVs getting significantly bigger – see Samsung's The Wall – consumers have become accustomed to watching movies on the phone's small screen. Sure you can plug in or cast your display to a TV, but who might be bothered sorting that out?
The Moviphone will be trialled at CES in 2010 and carries a unique feature. Contained in the phone – meaning it's not a peripheral – is a 720p HD projector. On the go and want to watch a video with big screen frills? The Pico projector can display a video up to 100 inches in size.
The device also comes filled with a 16-megapixel camera, Android 7.0 Nougat and a fingerprint scanner. Don't worry a lot of about that stuff though, the reason to get this phone certainly is the projector. It will cost you $599 (£440 in the UK, but it's rarely a direct conversion).
Considering more than half of video viewing now happens on mobile phones, it's probably accurate to say that smartphones have grown to be many people's go-to entertainment device. But there are certainly occasions when watching a lengthy video or tv series on a pocket-sized screen isn't ideal.
That's where Movi will come in: It's an Android smartphone with an integrated pico projector that can project 720p images up to 200 inches in size diagonally. It's available now for $599 and is unlocked, so it should assist any carrier.
The theory isn't entirely new — companies like Motorola sell smartphones that can connect to projector accessories, but those in many cases are expensive. The Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod, which is designed to fit on certain phones in Motorola's Moto Z line, costs $300. Once you add that to the price of the telephone, which could range between $400 and $720 depending on the model, you can find yourself paying between $700 and around $1,000. From that perspective, the Movi seems like a bargain.
The selfie phone
Sony has unveiled its new Experia XA2 at CES in Las Vegas Sony
Sony has been struggling to keep up with Apple and Samsung on the telephone front. Now, it is trying a different tact to attract new customers. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra debuted on 8 January boasting a front-facing camera that can shoot 120-degree photos.
Long story short, Sony is branding XA2 Ultra as the most effective camera for selfie photos. Remember all those times you had to stretch out just to really get your friend's face in the photo? Gone. The device could have one 8-megapixel camera and one 16-megapixel camera, both on the front. The rear camera is going to be 23 megapixels.
The Ultra comes with a 6-inch display, almost a typical now of high-end phones, and the XA2 will house an inferior 5.2-inch screen. A fingerprint scanner, 3300 mAh battery and gorilla glass round out a fairly stellar phone from Sony. It will come in blue, black, silver and pink.
The nostalgia phone
The PDA, another casualty of phones in the mid 2000s. Old, clunky, usually with a low priced plastic stylus. Despite nobody really requesting one, it appears we've a brand new and improved version for 2018.
Planet Computers has been showing off the Gemini phone, a clamshell flip phone with a full QWERTY keyboard on half for typing. It's not by any means weak either, the telephone packs a 10-core processor, 4G and 64GB of storage.
It will operate on Android 7.1 and includes two USB-C ports. It is available for pre-order on Indiegogo for £440.
One strange thing to mention though, in addition to the front-facing 5-megapixel camera for video calls, the telephone does not have a dedicated camera on the back.
The device most people are waiting to see
A Vivo device could be the first smartphone with Clear ID Synaptics
After Apple killed the fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X, many wondered if that would be the end of making use of your digits for security. But as as it happens, the technology does exist to put a fingerprint scanner underneath the screen itself.
It absolutely was confirmed in December that Vivo will be unveiling a smartphone at CES with the technology. At the conclusion of day two, nothing has been announced.
Watch on Vivo, most people are eagerly awaiting "Clear ID ".