Hisense Will Offer Smartphones to the American Market

Chinese Manufacturer’s EG-980 Looks to Compete; the X1 Looks a Bit Ridiculous

We had the chance to play around with the devices earlier today while on the floor of CES. The 5.5-inch 1080 HD display EG-980 boasts a sleek, boxy OS and felt extremely durable. Hisense tablets are currently available in the US, and the company is hoping to add smartphones to the mix by the end of the year.

Erik provides a brief look at the EG-980 below:

The EG-980 will reportedly ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and may come in both a standard and stripped-down model at a lower cost. Though we’re still waiting on price point info, this phone could do well here. Next, we checked out Hisense’s X1. Just looking at this thing, you’d never guess it was a phone based on sheer size. With a 6.8-inch display, this thing is huge. It dwarfs even the biggest, popular smartphones currently available in the US. This one might have some problems catching on. See it in the video below:

Let us know what you think in the comments, and be sure to check back for more news from CES.