Conspiracy theorists who believe that China will someday take over the world now have a new reason of concern, because... nah, we’re kidding! Still, it’s true that Chinese companies had the highest number of new smartphones and tablets announced at CES 2014 (thanks to ZTE, Lenovo, Huawei and others). Overall, Asia-based manufacturers were on a roll in Vegas - but that’s hardly a surprise.
Country of origin aside, can you guess which of the newly-announced smartphones has the highest expected retail price? What about the most expensive tablet showcased at CES? You’ll see it all in the slides below.
We included only devices announced by companies with an international presence (or at least a future international presence that’s been confirmed). Also, tablets that aren't truly portable (like Panasonic's huge 20-inch 4K Windows slate) were left out.
CES 2014's smartphones and tablets (Android + Windows) in numbers
1. Total number of tablets and smartphones (Android + Windows) announced at CES 2014. Listed by country
Taiwanese companies: Asus, Acer.
South Korean companies: Samsung, LG.
Japanese companies: Sony, Panasonic.
US companies: Polaroid.
2. Total number of tablets and smartphones (Android + Windows) announced at CES 2014. Listed by manufacturer
Lenovo: ThinkPad 8, Miix 2 10, Miix 2 11, Vibe Z, A859, S650, S930.
ZTE: Grand S II, Nubia Z5S, Nubia Z5S Mini, Sonata 4G, Iconic Phablet.
Samsung: Galaxy TabPRO 8.0, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Galaxy NotePRO 12.2.
Alcatel: One Touch Idol+, Touch Pop C9, Touch Pop 7, Touch Pop 8.
Acer: Iconia A1-830, Iconia B1-720, Liquid Z5.
Polaroid: Q7, Q8, Q10.
Sony: Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S.
LG: G Flex.
Panasonic: Toughpad FZ-M1.
Huawei: Ascend Mate 2.
3. Total number of tablets and smartphones announced at CES 2014. Listed by OS
The cheapest tablet is the Acer Iconia B1-720 ($130). The most expensive slate is Samsung's Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 LTE - which is expected to cost around $850. We didn't include Panasonic's rugged Toughpad FZ-M1 here, because it's a niche device not targeted at regular users (it'll cost a whopping $2,099).