Just hours ago, Apple unveiled its latest battalion of mobile devices. But that doesn’t mean you turn a blind eye on the latest tech gear that got released at the recent IFA 2014 event in Berlin.
To make your lives easier from having to weed through a ton if IFA 2014 stories, we’ve collated the top 5 releases from the event into this story – you can thank us later.
Let’s welcome the Samsung Galaxy Note 4
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is official. With a screen size the same as its predecessor (5.7in), the new phablet is anything but a small upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It’s got a better screen resolution, enhanced display, a better camera for you selfies lovers, and upgraded insides, amongst others.
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No more teasing – this is the Moto 360
After months of keeping us waiting, Motorola’s released what we think could possibly be the most popular Android Wear smartwatch to the market. The model features a circular watchface (that’s been its unique selling proposition) and is already available in the US. We’re hoping it reaches our end of the earth shortly after.
Take a selfie with the HTC Desire 820
The HTC Desire 820 is a mid-range phone full of surprises. For one, it packs a 8MP camera on the front – which means you’ll be able to take amazing selfies, and it also shoots 1080p videos. It’s a colourful lot too; it comes in a choice of five different colours, with contrasting accents. Have your pick.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was made to battle the iPhone 6
Sony’s apparently eyeing Apple’s throne and has created the Xperia Z3 Compact to compete with the purported iPhone 6. The 4.6in unit as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5Ghz, an improved battery life, and a whopping 20.7MP camera amongst other features.
Nokia outs its Lumia Denim update
The successor to Nokia Cyan is all about “creating the perfect shot”. Upgrades have been done to the operating system to improve the Camera app – you can expect a better app load time as well as better transition timing between shots. It’s also made improvements to Cortana; now, you can activate it just by saying “hey Cortana”.