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IFA Berlin 2013 Special: What to Expect from the Biggest Tech Extravaganza?
The week that consumers and techies around the world have been waiting for so long is here. IFA Berlin 2013 will officially starts September 6, but before that two of the biggest names in the tech industry would announce their respective products. Last year also, both Samsung and Sony launched some crazy devices.
This year, is certainly a special one for Sony as well as for Samsung. The Japanese giant Sony will finally announce its 20.7-MP camera phone - the Xperia Z1. Moreover, don't be surprised to see the sequel to Xperia Tablet Z announced alongside the Honami i1. That's it from the house of Sony? Something is missing .....What about Honami i1 Mini?
The rumors say that the Xperia Z maker is also planning to announce a mini version of Honami i1 with similar hardware. Let's wait and watch for the official announcement. Moving on to Samsung, this very South Korean giant will announce some nasty products.
Notably, the Galaxy Note 3 is one such phablet that would surely lure you with its powerful hardware stuffed inside. We're hoping to see the device landing India in the first week of October. The biggest and the most anticipated product of the IFA Berlin 2013 would be .......Any guesses?
Well, our experts think that Samsung Galaxy Gear would be the most hyped device waiting to be announced on September 4 in Berlin. The Galaxy Camera maker could announce some low- to- mid end Android powered smartphones as well.
There's another tech vendor, who should come forward by announcing HTC One Max as soon as possible. Fans and press are eagerly waiting for HTC to give green signal to its much hyped phablet. The device is rumored to have a fingerprint sensor on the rear back with latest Snapdragon 800 processor. Reportedly, HTC might announce Windows 8 powered HTC One in Berlin.
The South Korean giant LG is also participating at IFA 2013. The G2 maker has nothing much to show case at this year's most awaited tech show. The vendor has already announced G Pad 8.3, the world's first 8.3-inch Full HD tablet. Our sources say that LG is not bringing a 10-inch variant of G Pad at the moment. If you are a big fan of LG, then expect an updated range of Home Appliances to be showcased in Berlin.
Yesterday, we had reported that Acer launched Liquid S, a 6-inch Full HD phablet with 4K video recording facility. Apart from Liquid S2, the tech vendor also launched Iconia A3, a 10.1-inch HD tablet with above average specifications. Acer is now concentrating more on "connected devices "due to the fact that regular Windows 8 powered PCs aren't selling well in the market.
Lenovo, Alcatel and Huawei are also not far behind. The Chinese brigade will showcase new smartphones and tablets. Alcatel, (now part of TCL Communications) has announced the coming of Idol Mini, Idol S and an 8-inch tablet. Lenovo is also rumored to announce a successor to K900 and another high-end smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Reportedly, Huawei is also prepping to announce a successor to Ascend Mate having a Full HD display.
We've prepared a list of top 5 most anticipated devices to be announced in Berlin. Take a look!
Samsung Galaxy Gear
Samsung had been promoting its first smart watch - the Galaxy Gear indirectly through various PR routes. The idea of announcing Galaxy Gear later this year is a pre-planned strategy. Apple is slated to announce iWatch sometime early next year. If Samsung launches Galaxy Gear earlier, then it would give the vendor complete control over the market. The Galaxy Gear is said to have a 3-inch display. It will have a dual core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. The Galaxy Gear will last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Moreover, the intelligent watch will arrive with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Apart from Galaxy Gear, the South Korean giant will announce a sequel to Note 2. The next gen Note smartphone would have powerful hardware besides a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display. The phone would have Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor on the board. Moreover, the phone will also have a 13-mega pixel rear facing camera with advance imaging optics. Industry insiders believe that Samsung is preparing to reduce the price of Galaxy S4 immediately after the global announcement of Note 3. Expect Samsung India to announce Note 3 above Rs. 43,000.
Sony Honami i1
The Sony Honami i1 is possibility this year's most hyped smartphone. The phone is grabbing attention not because of its display or size, but for its superb 20.7 MP rear facing camera. Sony is also rumored to announce G Lens accessory (external lenses) as well. The specifications of Honami i1 have been leaked alongside press shots. The device will have a 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3300mAh Li Ion battery. The handset will also pack 4K video recording facility.
HTC One Max
Struggling giant HTC could announce One Max in Berlin later this week. The much buzzed HTC One Max is a name of 6-inch phablet. It's better to call One Max, a large sixed HTC One. The specifications of the device would be more than enough. What to expect? The device is rumored to have a fingerprint module built at the rear back panel. It will have a 6-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 3300mAh Li Ion battery, PureView camera and more.
Panasonic 4K 20-inch Tablet
Earlier this year, Panasonic showcased its 20-inch 4K resolution ducked tablet. Running of Intel supported platform and Windows 8, the tablet was just a dummy model with no clue when Panasonic going to launch globally. Now, we're getting a clue about the coming of the tablet in Berlin. The tablet is said to be the thinnest and lightest 20-inch 4K tablet. As the name suggests, the device will have a 20-inch display having resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 220ppi. No more details are available about the tablet.