Europe’s biggest electronics expo IFA 2016 takes place in the buzzing halls of Messe Berlin in the month of September 2 – 7 with press events held a couple of days before. A spectacular light, color and sound exhibition take place to showcase the products. From the biggest tech giants to hundreds of companies keep their eye on these newest products and the most interesting mobile announcements at IFA 2016. Entry to IFA is open to the public, with one-day tickets available from €39 and two-day tickets from €56.
We’ve rounded up the best smartphones for 2016 and potential announcements from the biggest brands and the rumors that may be credible but definitely exciting.
Samsung had earlier brought a new wearable to market and Gear S2 looks great, feels great. So the successor to this super-impressive Gear S2 smartwatch named the Gear S3 will get to see some latest updates and new announcements for the new wearable version at IFA 2016.
Samsung will announce multiple versions of the smartwatch, Gear S3 Classic, Gear S3 Explorer and Gear S3 Frontier editions as some of the new versions are in the news too. Samsung may also unveil the Galaxy Tab S3 at its IFA press event with a healthy boost and a smart launch where its predecessor faltered.
Unveiling the 4K resolution by Sony on a 5.5-inch display is naturally a great technical achievement.
Sony may have new phones planned for IFA to showcase its Xperia Z6 range to represent a new chapter and evolution in mobile technology. With a similar design to Z5 but improved specifications, Xperia Z6 will be the next Sony Xperia flagship that will arrive in the second half of 2016.
Sony is planning to expand its audio range, a mobile line-up with a couple of extra devices too. It wishes to come up with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player sporting some serious high-end features and benefits. Brace yourself for the gizmos.
HTC may launch a couple of new Butterfly devices, the Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro. As HTC 10 is just hovering in the markets, there are no such official announcements for any smartphones coming on the way. The troubled HTC smartwatch saga continues with project getting delayed. Hope to see a new transformation in smartwatches soon with the advent of the flagship phones, though.
LG has come a long way with is latest introduction of Bluetooth Keyboard, the clever little Rolly. It transforms into a wand with a built-in stand that lets you prop up a phone or tablet, to get into any productive mode you wish.
It is also quietly preparing to announce the LG V10, which is scheduled to arrive in October, and also a new smartwatch as well. It is the first to run on Android 7.0 Nougat with Hi-Fi quality sound. It is trying to set a new standard for premium phones with better multimedia capabilities.
5. Motorola/ Lenovo
Motorola has already announced their new venture with Lenovo, which are Lenovo Moto Z and Moto Z. The Moto Z is undoubtedly a better smartphone of the two in terms of design. Lenovo will reveal those closer to the time they’re due to land on store shelves.
It also has some products in its line, though, like the Yoga tablet range, and medium range devices in the Vibe series. It has also showcased a teaser of Moto Mods for the Moto Z smartphone and we can get a quick look of these devices in Berlin.
As we have seen various launches and latest tech devices launched at last year’s IFA, we’d by lying if we weren’t hoping for more weird and wonderful products, this year. Brace yourself for some wonderful products down the line.