The IFA 2016 is set to kick off on Sept. 2 and with a few days to go before the event, the excitement is palpable as consumers gear up for the onslaught of new gadgets.
We take a look at what devices one can expect major OEMs such a Samsung, Sony, LG, Lenovo and Huawei will unleash at the annual electronics and appliance trade show.
Samsung fans can look forward to some amazing devices being unveiled at the IFA 2016 as the company has a mobile event slated for Aug. 31 and a press conference on Sept. 1.
The press invite from Samsung features two watch hands, which hinted at a new smartwatch from the company. Moreover, the Korea-based company also tweeted about "a timely innovation" further reinstating that a successor of the Gear S2 is on the cards.
Considering the fact that Samsung debuted the Gear S2 smartwatch at the IFA 2015, it is likely that the Gear S3 will be launched at the IFA this year.
Rumors and leaks also hint at the Galaxy Tab S3 — the successor of the Galaxy Tab S2 — being unveiled at the IFA.
Sony has an event slated for Sept. 1 and if the Japanese company's press invite is anything to go on, it has a gamut of devices ranging from a new Xperia lineup of smartphones, TVs, cameras, headphones to a PlayStation VR in the pipeline.
Sony will potentially take the wraps off the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact smartphones at the IFA 2016. The company has also previewed a new TV, which could also make its appearance at the event.
We could also see the Xperia Eye camera and the Xperia Ear Bluetooth headset at the event.
Consumers are eagerly awaiting the debut of the LG V20 smartphone, but they will also be contented with other devices, such as the Bluetooth speakers and 4K/8K TVs, which are already announced to be coming at the IFA 2016.
Rumors are rife that LG will debut the LG G Flex 3 smartphone — the successor of the LG G Flex 2 — at the IFA this year. The modular smartphone reportedly boasts a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 16-megapixel primary camera and 4 GB of RAM.
Huawei has already teased its Sept. 1 press event that builds anticipation for a new product range with its "Defy Expectations" tag line. The image hints at a new smartphone, but before one gets their hopes high for the debut of the Mate 9, the company has already confirmed that is not to be.
However, Huawei has revealed that a new smartphone lineup is set to be launched at the IFA 2016. This is anticipated to be the rumored Nova series, which is said to be designed with women users in mind.
Moreover, the OEM could also take the wraps off the new the 8-inch MediaPad M3, which has been leaked recently.
The OEM is anticipated to debut a lineup of bendable devices at its IFA event as shown off in a video teaser earlier in August. The Lenovo press event is slated for Aug. 31.