IFA 2018 is one of the biggest and fascinating tech shows and is Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show. You are probably excited about the new releases and launches by some of the best companies.
Here is the roundup of everything you need to know about IFA 2018, which is being held between August 31 and September 5 in Berlin, Germany. Let’s take a look at major offerings by renowned companies:
Wearables at IFA 2018
The biggest brands are unveiling their amazing range of products at IFA 2018. Here are the best wearables we saw on the show floor:
Garmin Vivosmart 4
Garmin is one of the most recognized wearable brands and has come up with Vivosmart 4 at IFA 2018. It is capable of assessing your energy levels all day long and also alerts you when you are too tired for a workout. In addition, it features energy monitoring system called Body Battery.
Fitbit Charge 3
An expected release, Fitbit Charge 3 is a feature-filled smartwatch. It offers you all fitness features in addition to great durability and touch-friendly design. The smartwatch includes a host of functionalities including 24 by 7 heart rate monitoring, integrated GPS, female health tracking and more. It comes in a variety of color variants and many choices for straps.
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD F30
This wearable is a perfect choice for all outdoor sports fans. It is sure to catch your attention for its chunky exterior and tough design. It runs Wear OS and thus, provides you with all smartphone notifications and Google Assistant. Battery life is a great boost to three days, thanks to the new Extend Mode.
Diesel On Full Guard 2.5
This is a stylish smartwatch with a massive display. Though it adds a little extra weight to your wrist but in return offers you tons of features and functionalities. It comes with NFC, integrated GPS as well as heart rate monitoring. You can also access Google Assistant.
Skagen Falster 2
The sequel of Skagen Falster has been announced at IFA 2018. It is a great choice for all those who give more priority to the functionalities than looks. It is waterproof and runs Wear OS, letting you use Google Assistant. It also comes with heart rate monitoring, on-board GPS and NFC.
Sony Fes Watch U
This wearable has Sony has surprised everyone with its innovative features. It uses e-ink paper for display and strap. It runs Sony’s own proprietary software and is ideal for those who want something different from the crowd. All-in-all, it is less of a smartwatch and more of a fashion statement.
Major New Smartphones at IFA 2018
When it comes to smartphones, IFA 2018 has witnessed the most number of amazing smartphones. We have assorted the best and major smartphones launched. Let’s take a look:
Sony Xperia XZ3
The biggest launch at IFA 2018 was Sony Xperia XZ3. The smartphone boasts a new design with a 6-inch QHD display and Snapdragon 845 chipset. It houses 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and 19MP rear camera and 13MP front camera. It is a stylish smartphone and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The smartphone supports wireless charging and is IP68 certified.
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Lite sports a 6.3-inch display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. Under the shell, it is powered by Kirin 710 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It features dual front camera sensors with 24MP and 2MP for perfect portrait selfies. The rear camera is 20MP and 2MP with wider aperture for low-light performance.
Motorola One and One Power
Lenovo-owned Motorola showcased Motorola One and One Power smartphones at IFA. Both smartphones sport notch-like design on the front. Motorola One Power has metal unibody design and has 5000mAh battery. Motorola One flaunts a 5.9-inch HD+ resolution display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. One Power is more powerful smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. It is a dual rear camera phone with 16MP + 5MP and has 12MP camera at the front.
BlackBerry Key2 LE
BlackBerry Key2 LE features the famous QWERTY keyboard having physical keys on the front. The smartphone boasts a 4.5-inch full-HD display and runs Snapdragon 636 chipset. It houses 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, 13MP + 5MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera and 3000mAh battery.
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
ZTE has launched a new flagship smartphone flaunting a 6.21-inch AMOLED display and is powered by Snapdragon 845. It houses 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and massive battery of 4000mAh. It has dual rear cameras of 20MP and 12MP with front camera of 20MP.
Audio Products at IFA 2018
IFA 2018 was a show dominated by smart sound speakers and headphones. Here are some of the best ones that standout from the crowd for their design and breakthrough features:
Marshall Acton II and Stanmore II speakers
The new speakers launched by Marshall feature an updated design with new grille accents and colors. The microphones are Alexa-enabled and include a mute button as well. Google Assistant support is also coming later this year.
Beyerdynamic has announced Byrd series consisting of both wired and wireless options. The entry-level is the wired Beat Byrd earphones that come with solid bass. Then, there’s a mid-range wired Soul Byrd earphones that come with five sizes of ear tips. They come with three-button remote with an integrated mic. You have wireless option as well called Blue Byrd that wrap around the neck. The earphones come with up to six hours of battery life.
Audio Technica ATH-SR50BT
These are sleek and comfortable headphones with notable Hear-Through feature. It lasts for about 25 hours on a single charge. You can adjust the volume by tapping the left cup. The additional settings can be managed via Audio Technica’s Connect mobile app. The company has also released ATH-SR30BT that features wireless Bluetooth and lasts for up to 70 hours on a single charge.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6
Bang & Olufsen is always known for its quality build and sound. These wireless earphones have been designed to be entirely portable and last for about 5 hours on a single charge. They also come with snap-on charging unit that clips on and let you recharge them while listening.
This pair of wireless headphones feature the latest QN1 HD noise cancelling processor and offers four times greater performance than before. These offer equally capable with low-range, mid-range and high-range noise levels.
Sony WF-SP900 Sports Headphones
Sony has also unveiled WF-SP900 truly wireless sports headphones that offer water and dust resistance. The earphones come with water and dust resistance.
Sony Bluetooth Speakers
Sony XB01G Bluetooth speaker comes with extra bass and is Google Assistant-powered. It comes with LED light strips and is IP65 water-resistant and dustproof. The speaker comes with 16 hours of battery life. Sony new colorful XB01 is a great option. It comes with six hours of playback time and has a water resistant design.
Laptops at IFA 2018
The technology show at Berlin, Germany; IFA 2018; has shown a number of coolest laptops. Here, we take a close look at them:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
Lenovo unveiled ThinkPad X1 Extreme laptop with 15.6-inch UHD display. It features premium-level build and runs powerful Intel H-series six-octa processor. The laptop has 4K HDR display and offers up to 15 hours of battery life.
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 / 15
Both laptops carry an ultra-narrow bezel design on all four sides and have an extremely compact frame. They feature an elegant design and are powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. ZenBook Flip 15 sports discrete Nvidia GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU. The price and availability details are not yet disclosed by the company.
Asus ZenBook 13 / 14 / 15
The Taiwanese tech company has also introduced new ZenBook lineup including ZenBook 13, 14 and 15. They feature in-house NanoEdge display with ultraslim bezels and 95% screen-to-body ratio. ZenBook 13 and 14 includes NumberPad, LED-illuminated numeric keypad and touchpad. All three laptops carry Core i7-8565U CPU with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD.
Acer has showed off Swift 5 during IFA 2018. It uses a new magnesium-lithium shell with price starting at $1099. The 2.2-pound laptop features a 1080p display with razor-thin bezels and webcam is located above the display. It is powered by latest 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs and houses up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of RAM.
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
Dell has also come up with a new laptop featuring InfinityEdge thin bezels and a webcam sitting above the display. The laptops use latest Whiskey Lake processor and depending on display size having resolution of up to 4K. Dell unveiled new generation of 13, 15 and 17-inch convertibles having a rounded look.
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