Las Vegas - Where have all the smartphones gone? Because the world's major phone-makers certainly bowed out of CES 2015.

Sure, LG treated us to a masterful performance with its LG G Flex 2, cleverly stealing the spotlight of an otherwise quiet smartphone-scape with its sophisticated sophomore attempt at a flexible phone. Plus, its sister brand LG Display had this prototype, which completely one-ups rival Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge.

And there were plenty of other phones at the show, from the $6,000 luxury Lamborghini handset to the Saygus V2 (aka "Superman" phone) with its redonculous external storage capacity or 256GB, to a simple $30 Nokia phone we saw here for the first time.

There were also smartphones by ZTE and Alcatel, by Motorola owner Lenovo, and by the much smaller Yezz. While Huawei didn't launch anything new per se, we did have a chance to see the sleek, limited edition rose-gold, saphhire-screened Huawei Ascend P7.

Now, the MWC is right around the corner, taking place the first week of March. It's a thrilling, nonstop frenzy of big-name announcements.