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    ASUS has tweeted out that "Incredible is Coming" on August 31 in Berlin, two days prior to the official start of IFA Berlin. We suspect that the recent leaks of the ZenWatch 3 and a more global push for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and its friends will be the cruxes of this event. The time for something incredible is now! #IFA16 #ASUS pic.twitter.com/D7GgqHJvUW — ASUS (@ASUS) August 17, 2016 Pocketnow will be on the ground to chase the latest developments from Taiwan, Korea and all over, via Germany. Via: Droid Life

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    Technically, the 2016 edition of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin industrial exhibition, aka IFA, is scheduled to begin on September 2, and wrap up five days later. But this is by no means our first such dance, so we know full well to expect an onslaught of high-profile product announcements in the 48 to 72 hours preceding the trade show’s actual start. Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1, are looking like the most coveted dates for everyone from Samsung to Huawei, Lenovo, Asus, Acer and Sony to bring out new phones, tablets and smartwatches (plus, PCs and ...

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    Even with Galaxy Note 5’s number-skipping sequel unveiled a little earlier than initially anticipated, at a dedicated press gathering in New York City, we never really doubted Samsung still had something left up its sleeve for Berlin’s IFA trade show. At least two somethings, apparently, both far less exciting and headline-grabbing than the first dual-edged S Pen phablet, one smaller, and one bigger. The Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 are now essentially confirmed to break cover on September 1, i.e. the day before the official start of IFA 2016, with the actual European expo then ...

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    Much like it needed several years to find its feet in an overcrowded, ultra-competitive mobile device industry, experimenting with convertible PadFones and an overly humble first Zenfone generation before hitting one out of the park in 2015, Asus may have failed to truly get the ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2 off the ground only to succeed this time around. At least, it looks like the Asus ZenWatch 3 solved the puzzle of the winning form factor, possibly still hurting in terms of bulk. Taking for granted a sketchy set of newly leaked live pics purporting to show the third-gen Android Wear ...

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    Eager to get a head start on Apple that may prove essential for the company’s Q3 financial results and especially Q4 sales, lucrative holiday season included, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 several weeks before the expected iPhone 7 announcement, also significantly minimizing the IFA 2016’s importance in the eyes of mobile tech enthusiasts. But the Gear S3 smartwatch and Galaxy Tab S3 are still most likely slated for Berlin appearances shortly, and alongside them, Asus, Sony, Acer and Huawei should roll out “new and exciting” gadgets at one of Germany’s oldest industrial ...

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    Compared to the pre-release Galaxy Note 7 speculation bonanza, which felt like a roller coaster of emotions including everything from childish excitement to confusion, disappointment and ultimately boredom, the Samsung Gear S3 rumor games are a total and unceasing snooze fest. The only semi-interesting, semi-unexpected thing about the third-gen Tizen smartwatch might be all those sensors reportedly baked into it for improved activity tracking. Perhaps the Frontier name as well, if it pans out, and if it means the Gear S3 will come in at least three configurations, presumably ranging in ...

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    What’s up with all the big-time smartphone producers that seem intent on unveiling their fall flagships anywhere but IFA Berlin early next month? Okay, so Samsung wanted to get as much of a head start as possible on the iPhone 7 (6SE?), taking the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 in NYC, London and Rio this week. But we thought at least LG would for sure pick the capital of Germany as the V20’s announcement host city, seeing as how the eternal Korean number two giant “coincidentally” scheduled the phablet’s commercial release for September. As it turns out, the timing was indeed a ...

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    Anyone planning to make a stop in Berlin, Germany during a late summer/early fall Eurotrip to catch one of the oldest, largest industrial exhibitions in the world is probably disheartened by Samsung’s decision to not only “unpack” the Galaxy Note 7 a full month ahead of IFA, but possibly launch the thing in August as well. On the plus side, it’s now a near-certainty the Gear S3 smartwatch will be formally unveiled at or shortly before the 2016 Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show), set to take place between September 2 and 7. Was that ever doubtful? Not if you ...

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    Samsung, Huawei, Acer, and now Sony. This fall’s consumer electronics-centric IFA trade show is shaping up to be as jam-packed and memorable for us mobile hardware junkies as CES back in January and February’s MWC. In keeping with tradition, all major product announcements will likely take place ahead of the Berlin-set expo’s actual start on September 2, presumably including the oft-rumored Sony F8331 debut a day earlier. The company that’s looking to further contract its US smartphone business while maximizing European sales has just confirmed the pre-IFA press conference shall ...

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    Technically, the first ever Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset isn’t even a year old yet, so a sequel’s imminent release doesn’t feel like a given. But this widely available $100 product took more than a few design and functionality cues from two previous dev-focused, limited-scale “Innovator” Editions, the former of which saw daylight way back in December 2014. Ergo, the time for a follow-up is definitely now. Or, you know, August 2. Early September, at the latest. Indeed, Zauba import records for India suggest “testing & evaluation” is underway for a new ...

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    While generally not as glamorous and jam-packed with exciting mobile hardware announcements as the year-opening CES or MWC events, the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin consumer electronics trade show always makes its share of pre-holiday headlines. This year’s German expo will probably be no exception, despite Samsung reportedly planning once again to hold an Unpacked conference for the introduction of the latest Galaxy Note hero a few weeks before the IFA’s official start. You can still count on the Gear S3 debuting in the capital of the most populous EU member state ...

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    The International Funkausstellung Berlin comes our way starting September 2 and it will be a jam-packed week of tech business. But Huawei is kicking it off just a bit earlier. It has invited press outlets to an event in Berlin at which the company will release at least one new smartphone on September 1. Given Huawei's release pattern of last year, we may see the sequel to the Mate S at this event. The fabled follow-up to the Nexus 6P, the 7P could also get an appearance here, especially if Google decides to pull-up its Nexus event before September — a scenario that isn't looking likely ...

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    It’s ZTE’s turn to shine at IFA 2015 in Berlin, and as expected, the Chinese device manufacturer has traveled to one of Europe’s biggest consumer electronics trade shows with some distinctly familiar gear. The Axon, or Axon Pro phone is up for grabs in the OEM’s homeland, plus the US already, and starting September 24, it shall further spread its wings on the old continent. This time branded Axon Elite, the premium 5.5-inch Android is actually less “elite” than the American and especially Chinese versions. Granted, it offers no less than three different biometric authentication ...

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    It’s a tablet. It’s an Android all-in-one PC. It’s… something else entirely. A tablet “so different we can’t call it a tablet”, according to the device’s very manufacturer. That’s right, Alcatel Onetouch is playfully uncertain exactly how to market the colossal 17.3-inch Xess, which manages to get a precious head start on that crazy rumored 18.4-inch Samsung pad. Of course, this isn’t the first time we’re seeing Android loaded on a physical keyboard-lacking touchscreen device rivaling the sheer size of your home computer, but what makes the Xess special at a first ...

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    Alcatel Onetouch’s IFA 2015 product announcements aren’t quite done yet, and much like the Go Watch and Go Play phone, the Pop Star handheld aims to stand out with a quirky, special feature or two, and presumably, sensible pricing. The 5-inch Android isn’t as rugged as the Go Play, or sporty like the Go Watch, instead allowing consumers to “really express themselves” with the choice of more than a dozen different rear covers. You can pick a hip finish and freaky paint job from the Funky Collection, go a more glamorous route with the Fashion Collection, or in an obvious nod to ...

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    They say conventional PCs are dead and buried, but the IFA 2015 trade show in Berlin provides sufficient proof computer manufacturers will instead adapt to a new set of requirements from tech consumers and survive. Gone are the days of rigid, boring, inflexible laptops is the message Toshiba sends with the Satellite Click 10, Satellite Radius 12 and Radius 14 convertibles. Though obviously the smallest of the bunch, the Click 10 may well be the most attractive and is definitely the most versatile model. The “full-sized” keyboard easily attaches and detaches from the WUXGA (1,920 x ...

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    Based solely on their top-shelf specifications and premium designs, the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and especially the Z5 Premium look like Sony’s best chances in a long time to turn a mobile profit. But to build a resurgence of sorts, the financially and creatively struggling Japanese device manufacturer obviously needs the support of carriers and retailers. Sony mentioned nothing of the Z5 trio’s eventual US rollout upon announcing the handhelds in Berlin at IFA, merely claiming global bows are scheduled for October. Unfortunately, T-Mobile has already confirmed to at least one media ...

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    It’s always wise to wait for a phone’s official announcement, even when online retailers jump the gun and seemingly let the cat out of the bag, fully revealing the specifications. The Lenovo Vibe P1 managed to keep a few surprises under wraps for its IFA 2015 debut, targeting “consumers who never stop to plug in” not just with a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery. Don’t get us wrong, the twice-as-large cell than that of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is hands down the hardware highlight. But at the same time, Lenovo wagers on a series of energy-enhancing functions and technologies, plus Vibe ...

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    Since mainstream tablet popularity in general has taken a big hit as a direct consequence of the rise of phablets, it should come as no surprise the best current option for gamers is still the aging 8-inch Nvidia Shield. But perhaps not for long, as the similarly sized Acer Predator 8 struts its stuff in Berlin for IFA 2015 ahead of an October EMEA rollout, and November North American spread. Part of the larger gaming-oriented Predator product family, the thin and lightweight 8-incher measures 8.7mm in depth and tips the scales at 350 grams. That’s pretty impressive, considering the ...

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    Not exactly a force to be reckoned with in the global smartphone décor, especially as far as US penetration is concerned, Acer wants to at least strengthen its low-cost European market position. To that end, the Taiwanese electronics corporation has traveled to Berlin for the IFA 2015 trade show with no less than six new affordable Liquid handhelds. The most potent member of the family is the 5.5-inch Liquid Z630, what with its quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 processor and 2GB RAM under the hood. The mid-range phablet is further equipped with a hefty 4,000 mAh battery, as well as a ...

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    Typically, when a no-name company decides to tackle the intensely challenging and competitive smartphone market, it does so with low to mid-end models priced “aggressively.” But German-based multinational corporation Gigaset, which was once known as Siemens, is going about its mainstream Android debut in a very different, bold manner. Almost too bold, as the rapid rise of OnePlus and Motorola’s awfully tempting budget proposals make it physically impossible for the €549 Gigaset ME Pro to gain any sort of traction on the old continent. Meanwhile, the non-Pro ME and “entry-level” ...

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    We’re literally hours away from Sony’s highly anticipated pre-IFA 2015 press event, and the open floodgates continue to produce exposes of crucial Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact features, as well as no doubt credible pictures of the two, alongside their Z5 Premium sibling, out in the wild. First things first, the hands-on images, while definitely clearer and more revealing than all previous visual leaks, don’t provide any shocking revelations. The blocky, industrial-looking Z5s mostly keep with high-end Xperia design tradition, adding a few touches of originality in the mix, like logos ...

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    The global commander of the slowly crumbling PC universe has jumped the gun at IFA 2015 with an onslaught of product announcements roughly 48 hours ahead of the Berlin tech fair’s formal commencement. As always, Lenovo’s computing roster is all about choice and diversity, as business consumers, power users, casual web enjoyers and hardcore gamers are equally taken care of. Hands down the star of the rich and eclectic IFA portfolio is the 12-inch 2-in-1 IdeaPad Miix 700, which launches an all-out attack on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 with similar versatility, portability and a slightly ...

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    It must be awfully frustrating for Huawei to see its next-gen flagship phone strutting its stuff on the interwebs less than 24 hours ahead of a planned IFA 2015 announcement in Berlin, especially given the Chinese device manufacturer managed to keep a pretty tight lid on visual leaks all this time. Of course, we’ve known the Mate 7 sequel was headed for stores soon since a while back, though its very rumored name suggests it’s more of a spin-off and incremental upgrade than a full-on follow-up. Purportedly powered by a Kirin 935 SoC, not a 950, and sporting a Full HD 5.7-inch screen, ...

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    Huawei’s September 2 IFA press event in Berlin, Germany is shaping up to be about something old and something new. The oldie that the Chinese device manufacturer gears up to re-introduce to the world is pretty much the textbook definition of a goldie, both literally and figuratively. First unveiled way back at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, the Huawei Watch was at long last listed for US pre-orders on Amazon on Friday. Priced at $350 in an “entry-level”, stainless steel-made, leather-strapped configuration, and plated entirely in gold for $800, the wearable ...

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