IFA 2014 is just around the corner, and thanks to numerous leaks and press invitations, we have a pretty good picture of what to expect from various electronics manufacturers.
It’s going to be a busy five days, so today we’ve decided to talk a bit the upcoming smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices.
Samsung launches a new Note handset every year at IFA 2014, so this event will be no different. The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to arrive with a Snapdragon 805 processor (or an Exynos 5 Octa one) and a QHD display. Other specs include a 16-megapixel camera, 32GB of storage, and 3GB/4GB of RAM.
The company announced the Gear S smartwatch last week, ahead of IFA. This new device comes with built-in 3G connectivity (this allows it to go online all by itself, and it doesn’t have to pair with a smartphone to do so), a 2in SuperAMOLED display, and Samsung’s Tizen OS.
With a round face and a premium design, the G Watch R reminds us more of Motorola’s Moto 360 and its round screen, than Samsung’s Gear S and its curved one. The G Watch R will sport a 1.3in OLED display, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, and a number of sensors, such as the gyro, compass, barometer etc.
The ZenWatch will be the company’s first wearable device. According to rumours, Asus is planning on making it cheaper than the Gear S, with a price below £120. We don’t know know much about this wearable, but it will either run Asus’s own platform or Android Wear.
Based on Sony’s invitations, it looks like the company is planning a number of new devices for IFA, including the Xperia Z3, and a new tablet – the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Details about the Xperia Z3 are yet to be revealed, but the tablet is rumoured to arrive with an 8in display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
HTC recently unveiled the affordable HTC Desire 510, but the company is going to announce another new smartphone at IFA 2014 – the Desire 820 – which will come with an octa-core 64-bit processor (Qualcomm).
The Chinese manufacturer is expected to announce the Ascend Mate 7, which is rumoured to sport a metal back, as well as a fingerprint sensor. The handset will arrive with a 6.1in display, but with thinner bezels, which should make it easier to hold the phone.
Which device are you looking forward to the most?