When the summer officially comes to an end and we go into the autumn, the International Funkausstellung or the more general IFA is about to start. In the same category as massive consumer electronics and trade show events such as CES (Consumer Electronics Show) or MWC (Mobile World Congress), IFA is one of the oldest industrial exhibitions dating back to 1924. For the technical foundations, this is one of the Mecca & # 39; s to be visited at least once. As always IFA will be implemented in the German capital Berlin and this year it will be held on August 31 to September 5.
Sony, Samsung and some others can be considered regular customers for this event and we have a broad idea about what they can launch. As far as others are concerned, we can only guess, but in this day of leaks and rumors an estimate is possible as well as fact. Of course we will be IFA's daily live coverage as tech2 will have boots on the ground and as such we will keep you informed of all confirmed launches.
In any case, here is what you can expect from IFA 2018:
Solid rumors are that Sony is ready to launch it Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone at IFA. Leaked images from the phone revealed that Sony is still not on board the notch-express, and that is always good to see. Instead, we seem to have a design that is almost identical to that of the XZ2 Premium that was launched earlier this year.
What is surprising, however, is that the leaked photo showed a single lens camera at the back. Rumor has it that this single unit will be a huge 48 MP sensor. In line with all other flagships, we expect the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, at least 6 GB of RAM and also a QHD + screen to be present.
It is also a known fact that Sony and great audio products go hand in hand. At IFA, we expect this year that the Japanese electronics giant will unveil the WH-1000X MK3 headphones together with a collection of new audio products to meet the most typical audiophile trends, or at least we hope they do.
Another regular at IFA is Samsung and some time ago the South Korean tech giant used the event to reveal its new Note smartphone. That will not be the case this year, because the Note 9 is already out with the Galaxy Watch and also the Galaxy Tab S4. So it is safe to assume that Samsung will not launch a mobile device during the event.
However, it has sent a launch invitation with a TV and Samsung can reveal the much-discussed news about microLED TV and also 8K QLED TVs. New information can also be unveiled about the recently announced Galaxy Home smart speaker powered by Bixby.
Lenovo / Motorola
Probably Lenovo will announce a new addition to her Yoga line-up, the Yoga 930. It is also expected that Lenovo, just like last year, with new VR equipment and we expect to hear more about the Mirage of the company Solo VR headset.
Lenovo is also owner of Motorola and at IFA there is the possibility to see the Moto X5 or the Moto P30. Clarity only occurs during Lenovo's keynote at IFA.
Acer, synonymous with a pair with the ultimate slot machine, presents the latest gaming laptops with 8th generation Intel i5, i7 and i9 processors and there is also the possibility that a new Chromebook will be introduced. The keynote is starting on August 29 at 2:00 pm IST. We have enclosed the stream here for your convenience.
Once one of the largest smartphone brands in the world, and now only a shadow of its former self, the name BlackBerry still has some respect. At IFA 2018, BlackBerry will probably reveal what looks like the Key2 LE, a cheaper version of the Key2But offers the same physical QWERTY keyboard.
LG could announce the LG V40 ThinQ smartphone at IFA 2018, but since it is just the G7 ThinQ, the chances are pretty small. The chances are that LG will reveal its own MicroLED TV to compete with Samsung. We can also expect more information about the ecosystem of smart, connected devices from LG called ThinQ AI. Could we also see an LG speaker? We will know for sure during the event.
All eyes will be attached to the keynote of Huawei at IFA 2018, because the Chinese smartphone giant is expected to launch the IFA 2018. Mate 20 series. In addition, Huawei introduces its next-gen flagship chipset, the Kirin 980 chipset, which is expected to drive the Mate 20 series and all future Huawei and Honor flagships this year. We can also hear more about Huawei's plan for 5G connectivity.
Gaming hardware maker, Razer is expected to make further announcements about his concept Project Linda, which was demonstrated at CES this year. For those who do not know, Project Linda is a laptop powered by a Razer phone. Now that we are talking about it, we can also catch a glimpse of the Razer Phone 2, although we should not keep our hopes too high.
Smart wearables maker Fitbit has announced a new device at IFA in recent years and this year will not be any different. Fitbit & # 39; s upgrade to the Charge 2, called the Charging 3, which was recently announced, will certainly be shown.