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CES 2013 video: What's new in smart phones

CES 2013 video: What’s new in smart phones

In case you thought phones had gotten as large as they ever would, think again: At CES this year was the Huawei Ascend Mate, with a 6.1-inch screen, the largest we’ve seen on a smart phone.

Consumer Reports phone expert Mike Gikas noted that phone makers are adapting phone design to help make these larger devices more comfortable to use and easy to carry: Screens are stretching to the very edge of the phone, and some feature curved backs that make them comfortable to hold and easier to carry.

Not every phone is 6-plus inches, but, says Gikas, the “new small” screen size is 4 inches.

Watch our video for more phone trends and previews of what’s to come in 2013. And check our full coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show.

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