IFA 2016 from 2 to 7 Sept: Here's what to expect from Samsung, Lenovo and others

With IFA 2016 just around the corner, here's everything that you can expect at the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

After Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC), IFA is considered to be the next big trade show for consumer electronics to take from from 2 to 7 September in Berlin. With the usual flow from smartphone companies, we could also see new emerging technologies come to the forefront this year. With IFA 2016 just around the corner, here's everything that you can expect at the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

Samsung Gear S3, smart home appliances

Samsung has gone ahead and already sent out invites for its press briefing at the IFA 2016. The invite doesn't mention any product, but clearly points out at a watch, which is speculated to be the Samsung Gear S3. The event is scheduled for 1 September. A recent report had pointed out at a rotary bezel for the watch. Now, IFA is where we've earlier seen the company unveil flagship products, but looks like the Watch will be the highlight this year. Besides, the company is also expected to showcase its connected home appliances such as Twitter-connected fridges.

Huawei trio: Nova, Nova Plus, MediaPad M3

Huawei also has a press meet slated for 1 September, and going by prolific tipster that company has a trio of devices planned for the event. Huawei Nova, Nova Plus and MediaPad M3 will be unveiled at the tech show. Now, not much is known about Nova or Nova Plus, but both are said to be aimed towards women buyers.


AndroidAuthority points out at the possibility of the device leaked as Mate S2 to be the Nova instead. In that case, the specs would be 5.5-inch Full HD display, Kirin 960 SoC, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear snapper, 8MP front camera and a 3500mAh battery.

On the other hand, the MediaPad M3 would be the successor to the M2 10 that made its debut at the CES earlier this year.

Lenovo and Motorola

Lenovo and Lenovo-owned Motorola will be sharing a conference slated for 31 August, a pre-IFA event. Post that, the company will put on display a slew of products including Moto Mods and an all-new Moto 360 watch.

The IFA 2016 teaser video by the company gives a sneak peek into some of the interesting products that the company has planned. Apart from the highly-anticipated watch, thanks to the upcoming Watch 2 launch, one can't help but notice bendable display and a hybrid-tablet device probably to take on the Microsoft Surface. Moreover, a new Tango phone is also speculated to be the highlight of the press meet.

Sony smartphones

While most companies seem to be focusing on devices that are not smartphones, Sony has planned new Xperia XR and X Compact for a 1 September event. The Xperia XR is likely to pack in a bigger 5.2-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM. On the other hand, Sony’s ‘compact’ flagship will feature a 4.6-inch display, a Snapdragon 820 CPU paired with 3GB RAM and will come powered by a 2,700mAh battery.

Asus is also expected to put on shelf a new wearable.The company has teased a Zenolution for a pre-event to take place on 31 August, so we can expect some big announcements there.

The company has already disclosed its plans for the 21:9 aspect monitors. However, we wonder if the rumoured LG G Flex 3 will make its presence felt. The special feature of LG’s G Flex series was always the flexible form factor and the fact that it also packed in a self-healing back cover.

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