Visualized: CES 2014's smartphones and tablets in numbers
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).
1. DogeShibe (Posts: 188; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Chinese first produce humans,
then produce smartphones to use them :D
If you know what i mean...
2. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)
Cheap but has the same performance as big brands..
Yay China in tech but nay for badminton..
3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
"Conspiracy theorists who believe that China will someday take over the world now have a new reason of concern, because... nah, we’re kidding! "
A very good one indeed. Nah, they wont
4. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
They could in the future, they are becoming somethingv like USA was 100 years ago,and britain throughout most of theXIX century, rhey flood the world with their products, and they get richer every year, china might play the major role not too far in the future
5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
yeah, their gdp of $4,000 a year speaks for itself
6. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)
GDP per capita is not a reallty good tool to determin standard of living, chinese GDP per capita this year is 5k to 10k dollars, but they produce everything, so for the same phone you pay 500 dollars they pay 250 if not less, they pay 20 cents for cofee, they pay 2 dollars for a restaurant dinnerm. Chinese poeple in the coutryside dont earn a lot of dolars so they do not add up much to the GDP, because they have everything at their villiges and have natural food.
I live in poland, Our GDP per capita is 35-50k dollars per year, but most poeple (50%) earn the minimum wage or a little bit more of about 400-500 us dollars monthly, in china entry level job pay is often 2000 yuan (about 340 us dollars) but poeple often earn 500 hundred or more. But their goods are often 2 to 5 times cheaper than in the west. This year china is going to be the number one market for cars and electronic devices. 30 years ago china was 20 times poorer than Poland even though polish economy in the eighties was still centrally planned. today china builds 10k roads per year.
In the US in late nineteenth century workers were used pretty badly, american worker was very poor, evetime time they went on the streets police shot them, but ther poor used american worker was the first one in the world to drive cars (it would be inimaginable in europe in the 1920s that the factory worker would dirve a car.