The Consumer Technology Association, the CES organizer, has announced the CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honorees. Devices, platforms, and technologies across 28 categories were highlighted for bringing “outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.”
CES 2021 Innovation Awards
The category Mobile Devices saw eight smartphones – we have a gaming phone, LG’s swivel phone, a foldable, but also a few that are more about value for money than outright innovation:
- Asus ROG Phone 3 & Asus ROG Kunai 3 Gamepad
- LG Wing
- LG Velvet 5G
- TCL 10 5G UW
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G / Note20 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A51 5G
- OnePlus 8 Pro
The “elite panel of industry experts,” consisting of 89 people has praised the Galaxy A51 5G “at a great value”, while the OnePlus 8 Pro was called a “leading mobile smartphone”.
The ASUS ROG Phone 3 was awarded for its thermal solution, premium sound, and the “simple yet futuristic game-centric design,” along with the ROG 3 Kunai Gamepad, removes the borders between mobile and console gaming.
The TCL 10 5G UW, available at only one carrier in the United States deserved its award thanks to its unusual camera design and apparently the ability to have a fancy name for every basic feature – the 6.53” Full HD+ NXTVISION display, the Super Bluetooth audio sharing capabilities and the versatile NXTVISION 48 MP AI-powered triple rear camera.