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CES 2015 update: Lenovo reveals two cheap tabs; Kodak, LG, Asus, HTC in limelight

The CES saw announcements from major handset makers like Asus, HTC, Lenovo, LG, and even Kodak, which announced its first ever Android smartphone.

From first time smartphone maker, Kodak, to leading device makers like LG, Lenovo, Asus etc have announced a slew of devices at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) which is currently underway in Las Vegas, USA. Here are few prominent devices that were showcased at the event.
CES 2015 and Tab 2 A7-30

Lenovo

Lenovo has a gala time at the event. It has raised the curtains off two smartphones – Vibe X2 Pro and P90 – and two tablets – Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 and Tab 2 A7-30.
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro
Lenovo P90
Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro has a 5.3 inch 1080p IPS LCD I display, 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset, dual SIM, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and 64 GB microSD card slot. It has a 13 megapixel rear camera with flash and a 13 megapixel camera without flash. The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro has a 2,410 mAh and will support LTE. It is expected to be made available in market by April.
Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 and Tab 2 A7-30
The Lenovo P90 has a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD display, Intel Atom Z3560 chipset with a 1.83 quad-core processor, LTE network support, single SIM, 2 GB RAM, 32GB of in-built storage, 4,000 mAh battery, 13 megapixel auto-focus rear camera, and 5 megapixel fixed-focus front camera. It is expected to hit select markets in February.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 is roughly priced at Rs 6,300 while the A7-30 is priced approximately at Rs 8,100 and both are to go on sale from this month (no announcement on Indian availability). The A710 will come only in WiFi version while both 3G and WiFi versions of the other will be made available.

Both the tablets offer 7 inch touchscreen with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1 GB RAM, 32 GB micro SD card slot, 0.3 MP front camera and Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The A7-30 offers a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8382 processor, 16 GB internal storage, and 2 megapixel rear camera. The Lenovo A7-10 has no rear camera and has 8 GB of ROM.

HTC Desire 826

Meanwhile HTC has raised the curtains of its new handset, Desire 826. This Android 5.0 based smartphone has a 5.5 inch full HD display, octa core processor, 16 GB internal storage, 2 GB RAM, 4G capability, 2600 mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera and a 4MP UltraPixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for the front-facing camera.
Desire 826
In certain markets, the phone is said to come with a 13 megapixel front camera.

Re-birth of Kodak

Kodak has unvieled its first smartphone, called IM5. The Kodak IM5 has 5 inch HD screen, 13 megapixel rear camera, a 5 megapixel front camera, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB built-in storage, micro SD card support, 1.7 Ghz octa core processor, and is based on Android 4.4 but is said to be upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Kodak IM5
The USP of the phone is its “unique image management software” that will let you quickly edit photos, share them on social media, or directly print them. The phone doesn’t look spectacular at all in paper considering its price tag of €229 , it is expected to roll out this March. We can only now wait to see its fate.

Asus

Asus has launched two smartphones at the ongoing CES 2015 -ZenFone and ZenFone Zoom – a smartphone with 3x optical zoom.

Asus ZenFone 2 comes with “industry’s first” 4GB RAM and is expected to be made available around March for around Rs 13,000 ( $199). It will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage variant.
Asus ZenFone 2
The ZenFone 2 has 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS along with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-color Real Tone flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It will run on Android 5.0 and powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor running at 2.3GHz

The other smartphone, Asus ZenFone Zoom has a 5.5 inch screen and supports 3x optical zoom. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-color Real Tone flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has 2GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.

LG

Korean electronic giant, LG today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the G Flex 2. The new LG G Flex 2 is more curvier than its predecessor and is the highlight of the day 1 of Consumer Electronic Show 2015 (January 6-9). Note that we had reported about LG G Flex 2 way back in May last year itself.

The LG G Flex is said to be curvier, faster, and has an improved back panel that heals faster (from scratches) than its predecessor, the G Flex. The phone has a P-OLED display with full HD resolution (older one has HD resolution). LG has also decreased the screen size to 5.5 inch from 6 inch.
LG G Flex 2
The screen of Flex 2 has LG’s own protective glass that is said to be 20 per cent more durable than the Corning Gorill Glass 3. Like the earlier version, the Flex 2 has also a healing back cover that heals the scratches. This time, the healing time is said to be just 10 seconds at room temperature from earlier 3 minutes.
LG G Flex 2
Another highlight of the Flex 2 is its curved body. “The screen is curved to a 700mm radius, which makes for an “immersive” experience (says LG) and brings the mic closer to your mouth. The back is curved to 650mm so it’s easier to handle and fit in the pocket,” according to GSMarena.
LG G Flex 2
Besides, the LG G Flex 2 comes with faster Snapdragon 810 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, and 2 GB RAM. It will come in 16 and 32 GB in-built storage variants and both the versions will have a micro SD card slot.

The LG G Flex 2 is said to have a 13 megapixel rear camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilisation) and Laser Auto Focus technology as the LG G3. There are two LED flash lights in its rear panel as well while a 2.1 megapixel camera is in its front. Ofcourse, it comes with 4G LTE connectivity besides the usual WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and micro USB port. Also it has an appropriate 3000 mAh battery with FastCharge facility.

The LG G Flex 2 comes in silver and red colours and is said to hit the Korean market by the end of this month. Ofcourse it is in all likelihood will be launched in India soon but at a hefty price point for sure. By the way, the older LG G Flex is still available in India for the best price of Rs 37,345.

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