IFA 2016 Day Two: Everything You Need To Know So Far

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The first official day of IFA 2016 doesn’t start until tomorrow, but just like yesterday there have been numerous IFA announcements from various brands in the mobile and technology market, including the likes of Sony, VerveLife by Motorola, Huawei, and more. Usually at these types of events, smartphones can be a big focus for those companies which are already rooted in the industry, and that’s exactly the case here at this year’s IFA as companies like Sony have officially unveiled two new Sony Xperia X phones today, after having been rumored for the past month or so that they were coming. Both the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact will be on their way to consumers in the near future.

Sony was not the only company to announce new devices today, both Huawei and ZTE, two of the larger Chinese smartphone brands, have announced phones as well. Huawei have announced the all new Nova and Nova Plus devices, while also unveiling two new colors for their already available Huawei P9 smartphone. ZTE meanwhile officially announced the recently rumored Axon 7 Mini smartphone which comes complete with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space. HTC also revealed a new phone with the One A9s, and Alcatel introduced the SHINE LITE. While most of today’s announcements have revolved around smartphones, other devices were in the limelight briefly as well. Fossil announced that they’re shipping the first smartwatches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which was confirmed by Qualcomm themselves. In addition to this, Sony’s Xperia Ear, which was originally unveiled during Mobile World Congress back in February, announced today that they would begin selling the device in select markets in November. Since this is not just about smartphones and smartwatches, other technology made an appearance today as well, such as Qualcomm’s reference VR headset powered by their Snapdragon 820 CPU, and Alcatel’s wireless VR headset called the Vision. If you’ve happened to miss any of the IFA related news from today before the first official day kicks off tomorrow morning, you can find everything from the links down below.









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