Don't assume that just because there won't be hundreds of new cellphones on display at CES 2023 in Las Vegas that there won't be any. Even though the Galaxy S23 and iPhone 15 are expected to launch later this year, CES still managed to deliver a few unexpected announcements. The top smartphones unveiled at CES 2023 are listed below.
Unfortunately, the most intriguing smartphone at CES 2023 won't be available for immediate purchase. The Motorola ThinkPhone, to give it its full, rather odd name, is a component of the company's drive into the Business-to-Business (B2B) phone market and is loaded with software that appeals to businesses looking to provide their personnel with new handsets.
It's a pity because it has excellent features in addition to a look that evokes memories of the iconic IBM ThinkPad notebooks from the 1990s. The phone is powered by the great Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, has a large 6.6-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 5,000mAh battery with 68W rapid charging. With a 50MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a 32MP wide-angle sensor, the camera itself is alluring.
The Motorola ThinkPhone will be available in January, but in order to get one, you must be employed by a business that will use it as a work-related device. It could turn out to be a phone that you'll be fortunate to find in 2023.
Samsung Galaxy A14
This is not the Galaxy S23 series' predecessor, no. The Galaxy A14, on the other hand, is a $200 entry-level Galaxy phone with good specifications given the low cost. At this budget, 6.6-inch screens with 90Hz refresh rates are unusual, but this one only offers a 720p resolution. Though there are three cameras on the back and a 5,000mAh battery, the phone should last a while. You'll just be concerned with the 50MP primary camera, though.
The Galaxy A14 boasts 5G connection, Android 13, a MicroSD card slot, and—possibly more unusually—a 3.5mm headphone jack. The end result is a phone that, for a fair price, provides the majority of what you need from a basic phone. It'll be available at the start of January.
TCL 40 SE
With the TCL 40 SE smartphone, you can receive a basic specification and a straightforward style for just $169. It's not thrilling because of this, but it's not designed to be. It performs admirably in its role as a low-cost phone. The 6.75-inch screen features a 90Hz refresh rate, which is fantastic for a device with such a cheap price tag, and the MediaTek Hello G37 chipset and 4GB of RAM are both inside.
There are two 2MP cameras next to a 50MP camera on the back, same as the Galaxy A14, and a 3.5mm headphone port is also included. The gadget is powered by a 5,010mAh battery and runs Android 13. Even a charger is included in the box. Not at that thrilling, but good for the price. It will arrive in the early months of 2023, but not in the United States.
Samsung Flex Hybrid
It's true that this isn't a phone, but it may serve as the foundation for one in the future. Samsung's Flex Hybrid is a really intelligent screen technology that goes by the moniker rather than a specific device. It combines the sliding and folding phone screen technologies into a single "device." The screen's left side opens up, while its right side glides out. It expands the 10.5-inch screen's size to a whopping 12.4 inches.
It's fascinating to see what Samsung is working on, but it's unlikely that we'll see a glimpse of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 anytime soon. Remember that only a short while ago, folding displays were only ideas.
Because the OnePlus 11 was unveiled for the first time at a Chinese event, OnePlus sort of made the OnePlus 11 official at CES 2023, which took place at the same time as the Las Vegas show. OnePlus will debut the phone in China on January 9, but will launch it globally on February 7. That indicates that we don't really need to wait until next month because we already know almost all the specifics.
Motorola Defy with Bullitt Satellite Messenger
Since Apple first made satellite messaging available on the iPhone 14, it has become an unexpected trend. Bullitt, a company best known for its rugged smartphones produced under licence, is collaborating with Motorola and will add a unique programme called Bullitt Satellite Messenger to a future Defy phone, allowing it to send messages even in the absence of any connectivity. It only need a clear sky and your $5 yearly subscription fee
Additionally, it won't be limited to Motorola Defy models either because the app will be made available through both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, allowing users to connect with any phone running either of the two major mobile operating systems, Android or iOS. The service is anticipated to launch in the first quarter of 2023.