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IFA 2014 Highlights: Devices, Gadgets, and News

THE IFA 2014, Berlin technology fair, will take place between September 5 and 10, but press events have started on the 3rd. We watched the presentations of the devices that will set the trend in the mobile market in 2015, including the Note 4, the Xperia Z3 and the second generation Moto X. In addition to these flagships, the Berlin Fair already records record for smart watches and other gadgets. See below what has already been released!

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The 2014 IFA will take place from September 5 to 10 in Berlin, Germany. / ANDROIDPIT

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth generation of the South Korean company's successful series of phablets, and like its predecessor, it combines state-of-the-art technology, a bright, crisp display and the smart functions of the S Pen. system. We were able to test Note 4 right after its release. Here are our first impressions.

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Note 4 and its super screen. / ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy Note Edge

The big surprise of the Unpacked event was not Note 4, but another revolutionary device: the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, the first truly curved screen Android smartphone. The device has the same hardware and the same user interface as Note 4, and our first test shows the most important functions and information of the new device:

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The revolutionary Note Edge. / ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Gear S

Samsung introduced its new Gear S smartwatch at IFA 2014. The curved screen clock runs on Samsung's Tizen operating system and Samsung's first SIM-enabled smartwatch. This makes it independent of a smartphone, and works as a standalone device. Check out our first device test:

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Gear S has already been announced, but only showed up at an event on September 3. / ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Another device we could see on IFA was the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The smartphone hits the world market in September, and intends to compete in the device industry high end; however, its specifications fall below the Galaxy S5 in several respects. The biggest news of the Galaxy Alpha was to bring a metal housing, which really gave a much better look to a Samsung cell phone.

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha can also be tested at IFA 2014. / ANDROIDPIT

Gear VR

Along with the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung also introduced a gadget that promises to bring a new dimension of virtual reality. Look at our first test of what capable the Gear VR, and if this concept dictates market bias:

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Samsung's virtual reality device. / ANDROIDPIT

Smart Watches with Android Wear

At MWC Barcelona we witnessed the resurgence of so-called devices wearables (wearable) both in the field of smartwatches and exercise bracelets. The official presentation of Android Wear during Google I / O, along with the launch of the LG G Watch It's from Gear live, was the start for the new operating system intended for these devices. Fortunately, our sources confirmed that the Moto 360 must make an appearance during the IFA at a simultaneous event in So Paulo and Chicago.

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Finally the Moto 360 has arrived! / AndroidPIT

LG G Watch R

The first round smartwatch to be officially launched split opinions during its IFA presentation, especially since LG did not show the final version of the device, that is, the one that reaches the end consumer. See the article below for our first impressions of the watch:

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The calf leather strap seems to be the wrong choice for this device. / ANDROIDPIT

ZenWatch

In addition, ASUS announced its first wearable device running Android Wear, the ZenWatch. Another wearable expected to show up during the Berlin fair the LG G Watch R, which was already announced a week before the IFA began.

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ZenWatch is ASUS 'first smart watch. / ANDROIDPIT

Sony

Xperia Z3

Sony launched the Xperia Z3, the second flagship of the manufacturer in 2014. No big surprises, the device all that previously leaked, ie boring! The big news of the line seems to only be running on the latest version of Android already available, a slightly higher clocked processor and an improvement in design and water resistance certification. Check out all the technical specifications of the Xperia Z3.

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Sony launched Xperia Z3 during event at IFA 2014. / Sony Mobile

Xperia Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact was presented at the fair with its larger brother, the Xperia Z3. After recent photo leaks and handset specs, Sony's next generation of turbocharged minis see the light of day. Here you will find all information and images unique to the device.

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Xperia Z3 compact! / ANDROIDPIT

SmartWatch 3 and Smartband Talk

The smart wristband compatible with smartphones, tablets and dedicated to Life Log health monitoring applications. With GPS and 4 GB of internal memory, it supports Android Wear and is not just for storing all the information generated in your daily life. You can also listen to music remotely and use it to do sports.

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Smartwatch 3 runs with Android Wear. / ANDROIDPIT
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The smart bracelet from Sony has flashy colors. / ANDROIDPIT

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

This is the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world, according to Sony. In numbers: 6.4 mm and 270 grams. Sony focused on the gaming and entertainment experience, improving controls with just one hand. It is also water and dust resistant, like the smartphone of the same name. This is the first tablet that offers a remote control for the PlayStation 4, and can be used as a screen to play remotely, free from the console. Display colors have been optimized thanks to Live Color LED technology.

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The Z3 Tablet Compact, and the entire Z3 line, can be used with the PS4. / ANDROIDPIT

Xperia E3

The newest mid-range model from Sony is called E3. It has a design very similar to that of the flagships, and be available in several colors. The 4.5 inch screen is designed not to devour the battery. The handset was equipped with a 5 megapixel camera and well crafted software to make the most of it. The E3 comes packaged with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 four-core processor at 1.2 GHz, as well as a Stamina mode battery, which allows for extended power.

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The E3 comes to fight the Moto G2. / Sony

New QX Cameras

THE QX1 and the QX30, Sony's mobile lenses that can be used in conjunction with your smartphone, also appeared during the 2013 Berlin fair. In 2014 we saw an evolution of these gadgets, for example, with more powerful optical zoom, in this year's edition.

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The 2014 QX10 and QX100 lenses were presented. / ANDROIDPIT

Motorola

As expected, Motorola presented three new devices at an IFA event and also in Chicago, So Paulo and New Delhi. See all the details about Moto G second generation, Moto X second generation and Moto 360 below.

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This is the new Moto G. / ANDROIDPIT

Moto G 2014

With the Moto G, Motorola left behind the sixth position to establish itself as the second mobile device manufacturer in Brazil. The device was the best selling in the entire history of the company. The second generation Moto G carries all this legacy on the back and, after putting our hands on the new mid range, also known as Moto G2, we can say that at first glance Motorola did not disappoint. Check out our hands on why Moto G continues to be the best cost benefit in the market.

Moto 360

Motorola also announced its long-awaited smartwatch, the Moto 360, during a press conference at its headquarters in So Paulo and at IFA. During the event we were able to test the device for a few minutes, and take some questions regarding its functionality, finish and construction, and of course, confirm that the rumors were right.

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The Moto 360's screen is bright and sharp. / ANDROIDPIT

Moto X second generation

The Moto X 2014 was also presented, many rumors were confirmed, and many others did not materialize. Check out all the information below and our first test with the device, which extends the intelligent and voice control functions and gestures of the original Moto X.

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Bright and clear, the Moto X 2014 screen. / ANDROIDPIT

Lenovo

O Lenovo Vibe X2 was presented during the press conference of the Chinese company. This top of the line Chinese manufacturer comes with a 5 inch screen and 1080 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and 13MP (rear) and 5MP (front) cameras. In principle, this device was designed to compete with other devices in the Chinese market.

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Details of the back of the beautiful Vibe X2. / ANDROIDPIT

Huawei

Ascend Mate 7

During the Huawei press conference at IFA 2014, the Chinese manufacturer showed us its best with a new Android device. They may still be growing in some regions, but the latest handset proves that Huawei is definitely on the right track: the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a complex, intricate and well-designed smartphone.

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The Ascend Mate 7 is beautiful! / ANDROIDPIT

This article will continue to be updated whenever we have new information.

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