Last week was an IFA week and amidst all the buzz and excitement from Berlin quite a few exciting things happened for the android world since many android OEMs take stage at IFA to showcase what they have coming in the future. Although, not everything exciting happened only at IFA, some of those happened in closed rooms perhaps behind a desk or something, and some haven’t yet happened but the leaks have us pumped.
Lenovo has announced the Moto Z Play, (a more affordable variant of the Moto Z) modular smartphone that was announced in June this year. The Moto Z play comes with a price tag of $499 (approximately ₹33,500) and it will start shipping in September. The company also announced that the Moto Z will be priced at $624 (approximately ₹41,750).
The Moto Z and the Moto Z Play come with Moto Mods, a modular system that lets users extend the functionality of the smartphone. Lenovo has also unveiled a new Moto Mod developed with Hasselblad, called the True Zoom, which extends camera capabilities of the Moto Z family. The new products were unveiled at the sidelines of IFA 2016 in Berlin on Wednesday, and they will be on display at the company’s booth at the exhibition. Continue reading “Moto Mods so far : Verdict”
Dozens of tech press conferences and product announcements fill our days, but often, the largest and most important among them orbit the biggest shows of the year. CES kicks off the year in January, Mobile World Congress sets the pace for spring, Computex sets the agenda in the summer, and IFA has become the big show to watch each Labor Day weekend. And this year it’s bigger than ever. This year, we saw a flood of wearables, about a dozen desktop and laptop PCs, a surprising number of phones, at least three smart refrigerators, and a tasty sprinkling of quantum dots.
But don’t forget, IFA is just the tip of the consumer electronics iceberg. It leads into a busy fall that’s sure to be filled with high-profile releases in anticipation of the holiday season, with no sign of slowing down before CES early next year. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. For now, here are the best products we saw at IFA this year.
Every year at this time of the year, the latest and the greatest innovations and products from tech companies make their debut at IFA, this year was no different. It’s a six day long festival for the technology lovers where the press gets to taste the latest tech before it reaches the masses. Some of these are revelations fans have been waiting for, hoping to get blown away and some fairly new ideas that one never really thought of.
Here’s a selection of Five of the most eye catching gadgets from IFA this year in no particular order, whether they are good products however can be a topic of discussion.
As part of its 70th anniversary celebration, Sony Electronics unveiled today a new line of high resolution personal audio products that have been specifically designed to deliver the ultimate in music performance. All four models – including the MDR-Z1R headphones, NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman® players, and the TA-ZH1ES headphone amplifier – have been meticulously crafted to address the needs of the most demanding music enthusiasts.
Sony has finally unveiled the Xperia XZ and Xperia X compact. We had reported about the leaked press photos just a few hours ago and here we are yet again, like we promised with the details about Sony’s nexts. At IFA 2016, Sony announced the Xperia XZ, which is being called the true flagship of its new X series of smartphones. The company also announced a new smaller handset, the Xperia X compact. Combining preferred aspects of both the X and the Z smartphone lines, the XZ flagship banks on power and an advanced camera to woo customers. Get the Xperia XZ wallpapers from here.
The Courier would have been a dual-screen “booklet” PC. Rather than a keyboard, it sported two 7-inch touchscreens, connected by a hinge. With those two screens, you could use it as kind of a so-called “infinite journal,” sketching or taking notes with a stylus on one side while reading the news or making appointments on the other. Sounds like the Lenovo Yoga Book that was just announced at IFA 2016 right? Except the Yoga Book does not have dual screens but something similar.
Samsung has unveiled the Gear S3 and it’s coming in two flavours. First up is the Samsung Gear S3 Classic, the natural successor to the Gear S2. Then there’s the more rugged Samsung Gear S3 Frontier.
Both still feature that rotating bezel that the Wareable team are all big fans of. Both pack in the same features across the board, but there’s some small differences in the design and connectivity departments.
Today at IFA 2016 HTC has announced an updated variant of the One A9 called the One A9s. In this case, the update is designed to put the One A9 at a more attractive price point, which involves a few spec changes. The best way to describe this phone is more a relative of the One A9 rather than a pin-compatible SoC change and display change. It’s not an upgrade per say but another variant. Why? Because if you see it as an upgrade, even incremental, you’re going to be disappointed.