IFA 2017 HIGHLIGHTS SEPTEMBER 1 - SEPTEMBER 6 2017
IFA Berlin (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is the annual consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany which serves as launching platform for smartphone's, smart watches, tablet and more tech announcements from various brand manufactures.
Sony announced in its smartphone division two new devices of their XZ series Xperia lineup namely Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact along with mid-range XA1 Plus. The Xperia XZ1 is flagship sporting a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS Display which supports HDR, Snapdragon 835 SOC with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage with MicroSD support for 200GB, IP68 Certification, 19MP (Motion Eye) rear Camera with Triple Image sensor(Predictive Phase Detection Autofocus including laser & RGBC IR sensor) System, EIS 5-Axis with 4K & 960Fps Slow-Motion video recording & 13MP autofocus front camera with 1080p video recording, metallic design, USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner and 2700mah battery. The Xperia XZ1 Compact on the other hand has almost very much identical specifications of Xperia XZ1 but in a compact 4.6 inch HD IPS Display without metallic design, HDR display like XZ1 and the duo smartphones running Latest Android OS 8.0 Oreo. The pricing is expected to retail around 52,000 (809$ USD) for XZ1, 40,000 (622$ USD) for XZ1 Compact, 24,000 (373$ USD) for XA1 Plus with September(September 25 for XZ1)/October release.
Motorola announced its next gen to X series namely Moto X4. The device is sporting a 6 inch Quad HD O-LED display with Dolby Vision & HDR 10 Complaint, Snapdragon 835 SOC with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage with MicroSD support for 400GB, Dual 16+13 MP rear Camera with OIS (3-Axis), Phase detection & Laser Autofocus System with 4K video Recording & 5MP front camera with 1080p video recording, metallic design, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, IP68 & MIL-STD-810G Certification, NFC,USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner and 3300mah battery. The pricing is expected to retail around 56,000 ($871 USD) with September/October release.
LENOVO & MOTOROLA
Motorola announced its next gen to X series namely Moto X4. The device is sporting a 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display, Snapdragon 630 SOC with 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage with MicroSD support for 200GB, Dual 12+8 MP rear Camera with Phase detection Autofocus System with 4K video Recording & 16MP front camera with LED flash & 1080p video recording, metallic design, Android 7.1 Nougat, IP68 Certification, NFC, USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner and 3000mah battery. The pricing is expected to retail around 28,000 ($435 USD) with September release.
- Samsung this time focused on Smart watches including Gear Sport, Gear Fit 2 Pro & Gear Icon X wireless earbuds.
- BlackBerry showcased KeyOne Black Edition.
- Alcatel announced four smartphones (Idol 5 & 5S, A7 & A7 XL).
- Archos announced four different Access phones with (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5) displays and Archos Core 50 along with Archos Sense 47X & 101X and Archos Diamond Alpha+ & Diamond Tab.
- Honor Showcased New color Variant of Honor 9.
Well! this wraps up the IFA 2017 event!, For Reviews and more information Stay Tuned!.
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