Have you once again started brushing up your German language skills or accent? You must be all set with your passport to fly to Berlin â€“ to attend IFA Berlin 2014, one of the biggest and oldest consumer electronics show. You might have stuffed your mobile device with maps and apps to keep a tab on IFA Berlin dates, IFA Berlin schedule, and IFA Berlin 2014 live streams. If you are scouring details on product launches, then we have everything you want to know. We have brought IFA Berlin roundup to keep you abreast of everything happening in and around the event.
So, letâ€™s delve into the IFA Berlin 2014 event and check out all next big smartphone, smartwatch, smart home and other smart gears lined up for launches at the show.
Smartphone, phablets and tablet
A. Samsung has started this tradition with the launch of its flagship phablet Samsung Galaxy Note series at IFA Berlin a few years backâ€¦ and this year, the tech giant has revealed Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. While Galaxy Note 4 has no surprises to offer except bigger spec sheet, it is Galaxy Note Edge with curved right edge stole the show. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features improved S-Pen, 5.7-inch QHD 2560×1440 SAMOLED display with 515ppi whereas Galaxy Note Edge has this astonishing curved YOUM display at the right side to show ticker of notifications and bring one-tap access to apps, date and time. Apart from differences in size and battery power, Galaxy Note Edge (5.6-inch with 3,000mAh) and Note 4 (5.7-inch with 3,220mAh) are identical in terms of 3MB RAM, Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433 chipset, Android 4.4, 16 megapixels and a 3.7 megapixel camera, optical image stabilization, UV sensor, S Health.
B. Other big smartphone and tablet devices to be launched include LG G3 Stylus which is going to debut with 5.5-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, a MicroSD expansion slot, Touch and Shoot camera software, Knock Code, and a new keyboard app.
C. Similarly, Sony has confirmed the release of its flagship Smartphone Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony has promised galore improvements and features; an improved water-resistance design, 20 megapixel camera and 2.5GHz processor are the most prominent features of these.
Other notable smartphone release include Motorola Moto G2, Nokia Lumia 730 / Lumia 830, Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and 3, ASUS PadFones smartphone and tablets.
Smartwatches and wearable tech
Move over smartphone and tablets if handheld devices are not your thingâ€¦ IFA Berlin is going to unfold an array of smartwatches this year. Rumor mills are repeatedly abuzz about a range of smartwatches to debut at IFA Berlin 2014; But Samsung’s Virtual Reality Headset is surely going to top the list. Made in collaboration with Oculus VR team of Facebook, this headset is purely powered by Samsung Galaxy Note 4 unlike original VR headgear of Oculus VR which relies on PC. More than just a gaming device, Gear VR offers wide range of experiences from movies, music, live concerts and traveling. Other wearable smart gears include Samsung Gear S, LG G Watch R, and ASUS ZenWatch.
Smart appliances and smart home
The first television launched at the IFA Berlin by Manfred von Ardenne, a German inventor and physicist who demonstrated a TV with cathode ray tube. At IFA Berlin 2014, big television companies follow his legacy to unleash latest technology in television at IFA Berlin. This year is no exception. A lot of televisions with ultra-high definition 4K resolution, monstrous large screen, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays, and smart TV features are going to get announced at IFA Berlin 2014. Ideally designed for smart homes, these smart televisionscan be controlled using smartphone and dedicated apps.
With these new age smartphone, phablets, tablets, smartwatches and other smart appliances, IFA Berlin 2014 is going to floor many more new gadgets and devices. Keep a tab on keynotes, gadget launches and other updates on IFA Berlin 2014 from your mobile device using IFA 2014 apps for iOS and Android platforms.