IFA 2014: 5 Biggest Launches To Expect From Global Tech Titans

By Anuj

    Every September, the tech community assembles at Europe's biggest gadget show. IFA 2013 saw thousands of visitors, and this year also we're expecting better-than-expected turnout.

    As usual, some of the biggest name in the tech arena - be it Samsung or Sony or LG for that matter, will be showcasing their respective devices at one of the oldest and most prestigious electronics shows in the world.

    This year's show runs from September 5 to September 10; although players like Samsung would be having gala press briefings earlier that week.

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    IFA 2014: 5 Biggest Launches To Expect From Global Tech Titans


    We're particularly anticipated about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is rumored to come with a flexible display. Other than the Note 4, Sony is expected to set the stage of fire with its latest flagship smart phone, the Xperia Z3.

    Chances are that LG may end up showing a new version of the G Flex smart phone, alongside the global debut of the G3 Stylus.

    Smart phones are likely to hog limelight, but this year we can expect the rise of smart watches. LG, for instance, could announce the second generation G Watch. Even Japanese's giant Sony is expected to unleash the SmartWatch 3. We may also see the unveiling of Samsung's Gear Solo - a new intelligent watch with standalone calling features.

    Here's what expect from IFA 2014. Take a closer look into sliders below!

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    Over the past few years, Samsung has been regular at IFA tech show. Last year we saw the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 3, and this year the company will likely to unveil its successor.

    Reportedly Samsung will unveil the Note 4 in two different form factors: one with a bendable flexible screen and the other with a normal 5.5-inch QHD display. It is learnt that Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 4 with a metallic finish.

    Samsung is also said to unveil the Gear Solo. The upcoming intelligent watch will likely to feature standalone calling feature, instead of having to sync with a smart phone. So far it is unknown whether the watch will be powered by Google's Android Wear OS or Samsung's Tizen. Only time will tell.

    Other than the Note 4 and Gear Solo, Samsung may announce Gear Wear - an arch rival to Sony's Project Morpheus and Facebook's Oculus Rift.



    Another big-time player, Sony, is expected to announce a plethora of devices. We are betting big on the arrival of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Tablet Z3 and the Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact.

    As the name suggests, Sony Xperia Z3 would be similar to its predecessor in respect of design and form factor. It may pack a beefy processor under the hood, and, of course, a large battery fitted inside.

    The Xperia Z3 Compact is also expected to get official. The miniature version of the Xperia Z3 would come with a 4.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801processor, 20.7MP rear facing camera and is said to run on the latest Android 4.4.

    We are expecting to see two new tablet devices next month from Sony. Both the tablets (one with a 10.1-inch display and the other with an 8-inch display) will be revealed. According to multiple leaks, the 8-inch tablet, dubbed as Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact, is expected to rival the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

    Last but not the least, Sony may debut the much hyped SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014. The watch will come with a built-in Wi-Fi, if rumors are to be believed.


    Although the manufacturer hasn't talked about its grand plans; still we expect the device maker will announce some ground breaking innovations.

    First and foremost, LG is expected to launch the G3 Stylus. Expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 killer, the forthcoming phone from LG will pack a working stylus. No update about its hardware internals. But yes, the device should be launched in India next month at Rs. 40,000, a person familiar with the matter told GizBot.

    Aside from the G3 Stylus, Sony appears to launch the G Flex 2 at this year's IFA tech show. Unfortunately, LG hasn't shared any info so far about the device.

    If leaks are be believed, LG is also working on the successor to the G Watch. The upcoming watch will rival the Moto 360.


    Huawei is yet another company set to focus on smart phones at IFA 2014. The company has already hinted at the upcoming Ascend Mate 7 via a series of teasers. The firm will likely to launch the device on Sept.4.

    According to latest rumors, the Ascend Mate 7 might come with a 6-inch display. Reportedly, the company will release the handset into two different versions: one with a 6-inch QHD display and the other one with a 6-inch FHD screen.

    The phone will be stuffed with a 3GB of RAM or 2GB of RAM and Huawei's very own Kirin 920 octa-core processor. It will also have a 13MP rear-camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The handset should run on the latest Android 4.4.


    At good look at Nokia's IFA 2014 invite clearly sheds light on the arrival of the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730. Both the handsets will run on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS.

    The much touted Lumia 730 (codenamed Superman), is said to be the most advance ‘Selfie' camera phone. It may feature a 5MP front-facing shooter. Reportedly, it will flaunt a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 6.7 MP rear-facing camera, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. It will be a mid-range handset.

    Notably, the invite to the event asks users if you're "ready for more". It is learnt that Nokia could launched its much hyped Lumia 830 (codenamed Tesla). The upcoming Lumia 830 will feature a 4.5-inch 720p display, 20MP PureView camera, a microSD card slot, 16GB of on-board storage and more. Other expected features include: LTE support and Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS under the hood.


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