IFA 2016 Complete Wrap-Up: Everything You Need To Know


While IFA's conferences and show floor stuff has just started today, the big announcement for all the new and upcoming devices from major manufacturer and smaller manufacturers alike happened over the last couple of days prior to actual trade show beginning. With that being the case, there was lots to take in as there were some big device reveals across the wearables and smartphones categories. The biggest, at least to some, will have been the official unveiling of the Samsung Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier, Samsung's newest smartwatch and the follow-up to the still popular Gear S2 that was launched last year.

ASUS also had a new watch to unveil as they have now debuted the ASUS ZenWatch 3, confirming the rumors that it would come with a round display instead of the squared off displays that were used on the last two models. Those interested in smartphones may have missed device specifics as there were a handful of new phones announced during IFA this year. This includes two new phones that are part of Sony's Xperia X line, known as the Xperia XA and the Xperia X Compact, giving Sony another top-end offering to place alongside the Xperia X Performance that launched earlier this Summer, and a new device for their Compact line. Lenovo officially unveiled that the Moto Z Play would be making it's way to the U.S. as an unlocked version and as a Verizon exclusive with the Moto Z Play DROID Edition. The device will hit Verizon first, followed by the unlocked model at a later date. One of the best things about the Moto Z devices is the Moto Mods, and alongside the Moto Z Play Lenovo announced the Hasselblad True Zoom Camera Mod, but they also had a couple of tablet devices to announce with the 2-in-1 Yoga Book and the Yoga Tab 3 Plus.

Speaking of smartphones and tablets, Huawei announced devices from both categories as well with the MediaPad M3 and two new smartphones, the Nova and the Nova Plus, which are actually the start of a new phone line from Huawei that will be labeled as "Nova." Of course there were phones from Alcatel and Nubia, although the Nubia Z11 was not a new phone announcement, rather an announcement that was simply unveiling the global launch of the device. Alcatel also showcased a VR headset, as did Qualcomm with a reference design that was powered by the Snapdragon 820. If you didn't catch some of the device news from IFA over the past couple of days, you can find everything in the links below detailing the big reveals.











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