CES 2014 : GadgetsToUse Full Coverage

CES 2014 was greeted with loads of excitement and enthusiasm worldwide and amidst the flood of consumer electronic devices, we covered a hand full which we expect to hit Indian Market soon. In this post we will sum up our CES 2014 coverage to provide with one stop portal for what you need to know about upcoming Smartphones and Tablets introduced in CES 2014.

Micromax Lap-Tab Dual Boot Hybrid

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Micromax surprised us with an appearance at CES 2014. It introduced one of its kinds dual boot Lap tab which provides you the option of both Android 4.2 and Windows 8.1 operating system. you can use the device as a Laptop with a detachable Keyboard and also as a tablet.

The Micromax Lap Tab comes with 10.1 Inch display, 1.46 GHz Celeron processor, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. You can read further details on our Micromax Lap Tab launch coverage.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Lap Tab
Display 10.1 inch,1280 x 800
Processor 1.46 GHz
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Expandable
OS Windows 8.1, Android
Cameras 2 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 7400 mAh
Price To Be Announced

Xolo Win Windows Tablet

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Micromax wasn’t the only domestic player out there at CES. Xolo also cashed in on the CES hype and introduced its Xolo Win Windows 8 tablet for which it has partnered with AMD. The Tablet features a large sized 10.1 inch display and is powered by AMD A4 1200 1GHz Dual core processor with AMD Radeon HD 8180G Graphics. The tablet is expected to be available in India next month as a mid range tablet. Read more about this Windows tablet on our Xolo Win Launch news article.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Win
Display 10.1 inch,1366 x 768
Processor AMD A4-1200 1 GHz dual core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB
OS Windows 8
Cameras 2 MP/ 1 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Price To Be Announced

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Sony finally launched the global variant of Sony Xperia Z1 Mini at CES 2014 and it did something different with it. The mini variant of flagship phone Xperia Z1 comes with a 4.3 inch display with HD resolution. Sony has managed to fit in all other high end hardware in to this compact device including the 20.7 MP camera and Snapdragon 800 beast. This is the only android phone out there which will provide you with high end specs in compact form factor and will appeal to those who don’t like a large display device. Read more about Sony Xperia Z1 Compact by clicking the linked text.

Key Specs

Model Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Display 4.3 Inch, 1280 X 720
Processor 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Extendable
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 20.7 MP/ 2MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Price To be Announced

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

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Huawei Ascend Mate launched last year had a major role in popularizing Huawei in Indian market. The phone received global recognition and was one of the few rare phones with 6 inch display back then and came with a copious 4050 mAh battery. At CES 2014, Huawei introduced the brushed up version of this phone, Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G with slightly enhanced 1.6 GHz Quad core processor and with some much needed updates to keep up with the modern scenario. Read more details about the latest Ascend Mate Phablet in our Huawei Ascend Mate 2 CES coverage.

Key Specs

Model Huawei Ascend Mate 2
Display 6.1 Inch, HD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Extendable
OS Android 4.2 based Emotion UI 2.0
Cameras 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 4050 mAh
Price To Be Announced

Samsung Galaxy Pro Series

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Samsung unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro at CES 2014 and specs for both of these tablets were leaked well ahead of their official launch. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro had a massive 12.2 inch display where as Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro was launched in three sizes- 8.4”, 10.1” and 12.2”. All the tabs featured high end specifications and constitute premium range devices. Take a look at the spec sheet of Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro below.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy Note Pro Samsung Galaxy  Tab Pro(8.4) Samsung Galaxy  Tab Pro (10.1) Samsung Galaxy  Tab Pro (12.2)
Display 12.2 Inch, 2560 x 1600 8.4 Inch 2560 x 1600 10.1 Inch 2560 x 1600 12.2 Inch 2560 x 1600
Processor Exynos 5 octa / Snapdragon 800 Exynos 5 octa / Snapdragon 800 Exynos 5 octa / Snapdragon 800 Exynos 5 octa / Snapdragon 800
RAM 3 GB 2 GB/ 3GB 2 GB/ 3GB 3 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB/ 64 GB 16 GB/ 32 GB 16 GB/ 32 GB 32 GB/ 64 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat Android 4.4 KitKat
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP 8 MP/ 2 MP 8 MP/ 2 MP 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 9,500 mAh 4,800 mAh 8,220 mAh 9,500 mAh
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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Samsung also  presented android based Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, at CES . The Successor of Samsung Galaxy Camera, launched in 2012, sports a better Android version and bigger battery. The camera also feature faux leather affect at the front, which we saw in Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 recently.Based on the spec sheet, the camera part of the Galaxy Camera 2 remains mostly unchanged, but there has been an upgrade to the internals. You can read more about the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 on the linked article.

Model Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Display 4.8-inch, HD Super Clear Touch LCD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Extendable
OS Android 4.3 Jelly bean with TouchWiz on top
Camera Sensor 16.3 MP, 1/ 2.3 inch BSI CMOS sensor
Camera Lens 21x Optical Zoom Lens, 23 mm Wide angle, F/ 2.8
Battery 2000 mAh
Price To be Announced

 

ZTE Grand S II

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The Chinese Multinational has now presented its latest flagship smartphone, ZTE Grand S II, at CES 2014. The ZTE Grand S II comes with latest Snapdragon 800 processor along with smart voice Control feature. The Voice control feature, which is also demonstrated in the video below will recognize multiple voice and let you unlock your smartphone by voice commands. Here are the complete specs of this latest offering from ZTE. Besides Grand S II,  ZTE also launched several other smartphones and its first Smartwatch BlueWatch compatible only with ZTE devices at CES 2014.

Key Specs

Model ZTE Grand S II
Display 5.5 Inch, Full HD
Processor 2.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Extendable
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Cameras 13 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Price To Be Announced

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1

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Panasonic launched a rugged Windows tablet at CES 2014, Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1, which is tough enough to hold under abusive outdoor conditions and survive shocks and falls from up to 5 feet. The tablet flaunts impressive and productive spec sheet. The rugged tablet is IP65 certified, which implies it is resistant to water and dust. The tablet is aimed at business users and will be expensive. Read the complete details of the tablet on our Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 launch coverage.

Key Specs

Model Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1
Display 7 Inch, 1200 X 800
Processor 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 vPro processor
RAM 4 GB, Extendable
Internal Storage up to 128 GB
OS Windows 8.1
Cameras 5 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 3220 mAh, Up to 8 hours of usage
Price To be Announced

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

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Lenovo has launched its ThinkPad 8 tablet, one of the most powerful Windows 8 tablet in the world. The thin windows tablet has been designed for productivity and ships with Microsoft Office and various connectivity ports, targeting business users and student community. Another feature which differentiates this tablet from the other 8 inch tablets is the HDMI port. You can connect this tablet to a bigger monitor and also attach other peripherals using the USB 3.0 port. Lenovo also announced 3rd-Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Black and Miix 2 Detachable Windows Tablets at CES this year.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo ThinkPad 8
Display 8.3 Inch, 1920 x 1200
Processor 2.4 GHz quad core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage up to 128 GB, Extendable
OS Windows 8.1
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery Up to 8 hours of usage
Price $ 449

ASUS at CES 2014

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Asus presented wide array of devices at CES 2014 which included 3 smartphones with varying display size in Zenfone series, 2 Padfones, a Windows phone Tablet- Asus VivoTab Note 8 and ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300. Zenfone series provided with a display size for every one with its Intel powered smartphones. The VivoTab Note 8 comes with a Wacom Digitizer to enhance productivity and Asus Transformer Duet TD300 is one of its kind dual bood operating system device which can support both Android and Windows operating system with a single chipset.

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Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

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Corning Presented an Antimicrobial Gorilla glass which comes with incorporates ionic silver in the glass to prevent growth of bacteria, algae and other micro organisms. The glass will last for the lifetime of the device and will constantly fight the microbes accumulating on the surface of the device.Such innovation in Glass technology will help Corning compete with upcoming competition like the Sapphire glass.

HP Slate 21 Pro All in One PC

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HP brought the successor of Slate 21 , all in one PC dubbed as HP Slate 21 Pro to CES 2014 . HP will market this device as an everyday working machine with use in education and hospitality sector. Powered by 1.9 GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, the Slate Pro will run on Android 4.3 jelly bean operating system and will come loaded wwith business friendly tools like Kingoffice software, Citrix XenMobile and Receiver support, and Skype / HP MyRoom for video conferencing. The All in one PC has been priced at $399 (~ 24,800 INR) and you will also get a keyboard and mouse out of the box.

Besides these devices, CES was flooded with all kinds of consumer electronics gadgets and new chipsets which, most of which might not make it to Indian markets any time soon. Viewing Domestic players at CES 2014 was a sweet surprise at CES 2014, we expect more of Domestic manufacturers to showcase their products at global platforms in the year 2014.