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Phones at CES 2020: Cheap, shiny, 5G and concepts

Phone-makers came to CES to prep us for the trends and designs ahead. Here's what we saw.

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CES 2020 introduced some interesting phones

With the releases of the Apple iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus last year, it's no wonder companies at CES 2020 are trying to heat up the competition. From new foldable phones to new camera designs, here are the most interesting models we saw at the show.

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OnePlus Concept One

Now you see it, now you don't -- the OnePlus Concept One phone drew attention with its disappearing camera feature. It has a special glass that uses an electrical current to tint the lens of the rear cameras.

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Coolpad Legacy 5G

The Coolpad Legacy 5 phone is the cheapest 5G phone yet, costing only $400. It has a 6.53-inch display and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It will be available in the second quarter of this year.

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Galaxy S10 Lite

The new Lite version of the Galaxy S10 comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a rectangular camera on the back.

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Galaxy S10 Lite

CNET's Jessica Dolcourt notes that the camera awkwardly pops out from the surface and has a lot of empty space.

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Galaxy Note 10 Lite

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite also comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a rectangular camera on the back. However, it comes with an S Pen stylus and a headphone jack.

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Galaxy Note 10 Lite

Here's the front of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

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Cyrcle

Straying away from the rectangular norm is the Cyrcle phone. The screen is 3.45 inches in diameter.

Unfortunately, if you were looking to break away from your rectangle phone, this one won't be available until 2021. It will be priced at $700.

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TCL's foldable phone

This year, you can get your hands on TCL's new 7.2-inch foldable display phone, which will be cheaper than the new foldable Motorola Razr. It includes 5G support and four cameras -- main, low-light sensor, super wide-angle and macro.

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TCL 10 5G

For less than $500, you'll be able to snag this TCL 10 5G phone this year. It has four cameras on the back and a headphone jack.

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TCL 10 Pro

Also under $500 is the TCL 10 Pro. CNET's Jessica Dolcourt says this is the prettiest phone she's seen in a long time. 

It comes equipped with four rear cameras, including a 64-megapixel main shooter and dual flash. It also has a headphone jack and USB-C port.

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TCL 10 Pro

Here's a closer look at the rear cameras.

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Alcatel 3L

The Alcatel 3L has three cameras -- one that's a 48-megapixel camera. It also has a 6.22-inch HD Plus Vast display, 64GB built-in storage and it's only $155.

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Alcatel 3L

The back of the Alcatel 3L has a sparkling finish.

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Samsung SelfieType

OK, it's not a phone, but the Samsung SelfieType is an invisible keyboard for your phone. It uses AI and your phone's front camera to map your finger joints and translate their movements into keystrokes.

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Black Shark 2 Pro

The Black Shark 2 Pro is a gaming phone from Xiaomi. The new Pro version has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 15% faster graphics.

We're not sure when it'll be available, but we do know it'll cost $599.

For more info on products being shown off in Las Vegas this week, check out our full coverage of CES 2020.

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