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Shiny, cheap, 'magic': The phones of CES 2017

Take a look through the phone launches that matter at this year's CES tech show in Vegas.

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Jessica Dolcourt, Andrew Hoyle
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BlackBerry 'Mercury'

Blackberry is back with the "Mercury", an Android 7 phone with a physical keyboard. It's real, and it'll go on sale by March.

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2 of 18 James Martin/CNET

Asus ZenFone AR

The Asus Zenfone AR is the first phone to pair Google's AR software, Tango, with its new Daydream VR headset. That's a win for Asus, but so is the fact that the phone's impressively thin.

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Huawei Honor Magic

If you want a little AI in your phone, the gorgeous Huawei Honor Magic will give you a flashlight when it's dark and pop-up notifications only when it knows you're you.

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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom

The Asus Zenfone Zoom 3 gets its name from the dual-camera setup sitting on the back, one lens with optical zoom. But its huge 5,000mAh battery is another showstopper.

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Huawei Honor 6X

Huawei's Honor 6X packs a 5.5-inch full HD screen, a dual 12-megapixel rear camera, fingerprint sensor, 8-megapixel front camera and a metal design. Pretty good for a phone that'll cost $200 (or £225, AU$272 converted).

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Samsung Galaxy A7, A5, A3

Samsung's 2017 versions of the A3, A5 and A7 range from 4.7 inches up to 5.7 inches, but they all have 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, and IP67 water resistance.

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ZTE Blade V8 Pro

You'll find dual cameras on ZTE's Blade V8 Pro, too -- 13 megapixels. While one shoots in colour, the other specialises in black-and-white shots.

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LG Stylus 3

Miss the Samsung Note 7 you had to return in fireproof packaging? The LG's Stylus 3 has its own digital pen and a removable battery that hopefully won't burst into flames.

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9 of 18 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Huawei Mate 9 with Amazon Alexa assistant

Huawei's Mate 9 is already on sale globally (and we reviewed it in full), but now the phone is coming to the US. And, it's going to be the first to launch with Amazon's Alexa assistant on board.

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10 of 18 Joshua Goldman/CNET

'H2' phone scans your food

You'll probably never remember the name of this phone that's capable of detecting a fake Viagra pill, but you probably won't forget that it can. (It's the Changhong H2, by the way.)

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11 of 18 Sarah Tew/CNET

Xiaomi Mi Mix in white

Would you look at that bezel? It's so thin! And that's how the Xiaomi Mi Mix hits new heights in design. The company just announced it in white. Too bad it's China-only for now.

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Alcatel A3 XL

Alcatel's A3 XL is pretty cheap, and that's one of its best features as it becomes the latest to make a grab for the Best Budget crown.

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13 of 18 Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Kodak Ektra

The Kodak Ektra is one of those fringe phones that seeks to hook photo enthusiasts. The brand showed it off here at CES, though it was announced in late 2016.

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LG K10

LG's K10 is mostly your standard midrange phone with LG's usual back buttons. The design's a little different this year, but here's the main shocker -- it runs on Android 5.1, when almost everyone else is on Android 7.

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ZTE Hawkeye

What does a crowdsourced phone look like? Like the ZTE Hawkeye. OK, this is just a mock-up, but it will have eye-tracking functions and a removable, self-adhesive case.

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Onkyo phone

This Android phone by Onkyo is basically a portable audio player you can make calls from.

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Onkyo phone

It's blocky, thick and only potentially impressive for audiophiles looking for good sound through premium headphones, and for this volume wheel.

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Coolpad Conjr

An unlocked phone going on sale in the US, Coolpad's Conjr is an affordable metal Android device.

Check out all the amazing, wacky and weird tech of CES.

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