The theme during the first day of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) seemed to be bigger, faster, and stronger.
Bigger television sets are always fun and cool, but people expect those. What really caught the attention of attendees Tuesday were two smartphones that had nearly twice the screen size of the average iPhone or Android device.
China's Huawei debuted Ascend Mate, a 6.1-inch smartphone with strong battery life and HD display. (Apple's iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen.)
"Smartphone and tablets are kind of converging," Huawei's Craig Jaycox told Yahoo! News. "From consumers to the carrier companies themselves, everyone seems to be asking for larger screens."
Of course, there were giant tablets on display as well, including Panasonic's 4K 20-inch tablet. While it's portable and powerful, it isn't much smaller than some home television screens.
The TVs are getting even bigger too. Samsung, for example, wowed attendees with its 85-inch 4K Ultra HD LCD TV.
The 7-ounce Ascend Mate also comes with a built-in 8-megapixel camera, Dolby Surround Sound speakers, and a water-resistant screen that held up even when an entire glass of water was poured onto its surface during a demonstration.