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All You Need To Know About This Year's IFA Berlin

By Victor Thomson , Aug 30, 2016 03:00 AM EDT
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The IFA Consumer Electronics And Appliances Trade Fair 2016 edition that will start this week in Berlin, Germany, is expected to present the top smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs and wearable gadgets, alongside with kitchen appliances and washing machines.

IFA Consumer Electronics And Appliances Trade Fair

 According to Yahoo News, the annual IFA Consumer Electronics And Appliances Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany, is among the world's oldest consumer electronics shows. The first IFA conference took place in the year 1924 and it later became an annual event in the year 1939.

IFA Berlin exhibitions were stopped during World War II and later reinstated again in the year 1950. At present times, each year in September the 1.6-million-square-foot Messe Berlin expo hall attracts more than 245,000 visitors, 1,600 exhibitors and a huge press coverage.

The IFA 2016 show will begin officially on September 2, but top manufacturer brands like LG, Samsung, Sony, Lenovo, Huawei and others will aggressively compete for the limelight by hosting pop-up conferences and spin-off events off the show floor. Before the show officially opens we could see major announcement, as many press conferences will take place on August 31 and September 1.

Smartphones And Tablets At IFA 2016

According to Engadget, Samsung already launched its latest Gear VR and its newest Note at its own Unpacked event but it still may have something new to show at IFA 2016. Other mobile phone manufacturers will certainly have some mobile news for the show.

Sony is usually revising its Xperia lineup at IFA and this time around consumers and tech experts alike are expecting to see more. A smaller rumored version of the Xperia X Performance, the Xperia X Compact, might be unveiled at the IFA 2016 event.

Huawei has sent a September 1 event invitation that entices attendants to "Defy Expectations," according to Phandroid. The event is expected to unveil a curved edge tablet or phone.

Wearables At IFA 2016

Besides than just tablets and mobile phones, IFA is also becoming a wearables show. Samsung already made a hint that it will focus its first event in Berlin on the Gear S3. The event invitation has the words "Talk About 3" and "Gear," as well as a watch face design. Rumors suggest that Samsung will launch three versions of the S3: the Frontier, the Explorer and the Classic.

Huawei's premium Watch wearable and Asus' ZenWatch 2 might also see updates at this year edition of IFA. Fitbit has already announced that it will introduce this week at IFA updates to the Charge and the Flex.

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