IFA 2021 previews, or launches from Samusung and Sony
IFA 2021 will officially take place September 5-10, 2021 in Berlin. Although the event officially kicks off on Friday, the first launches have already appeared today. Samsung held its Samsung Unpacked conference today, presenting its launches earlier than its competitors.
Sony also showed off its launches, unveiling new smartphones from its Xperia line, a tablet, as well as wearables.
Premieres from Samsung
Samsung unveiled 4 new products in its range. New phablet in Note series – Galaxy Note 4 and a smartphone with a curved screen, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a new wearable device, the Samsung Gear S smartwatch, which has aórym we already wrote last week, as well as virtual reality goggles, the Samsung Gear VR.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the latest model in the phablet seriesóIn the Note, które have a crowd of followersów. The phablet has a 5.7-inch screen with an impressive QuadHD resolution – 2560×1440 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7GHz. Note 4 will róAlso sold in a version with a Samsung Exynos 5433 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. RAM is 3GB, and the phablet’s built-in memory is 32GB.
The rear camera is as much as 16Mpx, the front camera – 3.7Mpx. In addition, the camera has optical image stabilization. The smartphone is equipped with a 3220 mAh battery. The manufacturer additionally provides a fast charging option, thanks to which theóThe screen will allow us to charge the device from 0% to 50% in just a pół hours.
The phablet gets paired with the S Pen stylus, whichóry wyróIt is characterized by precise operation and is expected to give almost the same feel when using it as if you were using a regular pen or pencilówka. Its precision poróis comparable to the precision of a computer mouse. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will go on sale in October and will be available in 4 colors: white, black, ró¿gold and gold-brown.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is a variation on the phabletów. WyróIt is made possible by a curved screen, whichórzy has been „extended” o the right side of the device. Notifications will be displayed on this curved side of the screen when the screen headsówny will be occupied by another application.
It remains always active, even when the screen lock is turned on. The edge may feature róalso jumps to the most frequently used applications. The technical specifications of this phablet are almost identical to those of the Galaxy Note 4. RóIt differs a bit in screen size, whichóra in this case is 5.6 inches.
It will be available róAlso in the twoóch variants when it comes to internal memory size – 32GB and 64GB. Galaxy Note Edge will not be as widely available as its brother Note 4. Will go on sale in selected regions before the end of the year. It will be available in black or white.
O Galaxy Gear S we already mentioned last week. As a reminder, the watch wyróżnia a slightly rounded screen, thanks to which theóremu smartwatch will rest more comfortably and impressively on the wrist. The watch has a dual-core processor 1.0GHz, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
It runs on Tizen and has 3G connectivity, as well as Bluetooth and WiFi.
About the VR helmet from Samsung róalso known something before IFA 2021. Samsung Gear VR was created in cooperation withóhe collaboration with Oculus Rift, the originator of the helmetóin to virtual reality. As suspected earlier, the helmet will work in tandem with the premiere Galaxy Note 4, który will be docked directly into the helmet and will replace the Gear VR screen.
Galaxy Note 4 is the only device compatible with Gear VR. Its operating principle is twinned with Oculus VR, róThe difference, however, is that this time it is about a completely wireless device. The device will appear on the market later this year.
Premieres from Sony
Róalso Sony unveiled its new devices. Sony’s launches include new smartphones: the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Sony Xperia E3, as well as two wearables – SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3.
Sony Xperia Z3 has 5.2-inch screen with 1080p resolution. As it came to Xperia, it is waterproof and dustproof. The 20.7Mpx rear camera features a high ISO sensitivity of 12800.
The processor that the Xperia Z3 is equipped with is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz. The manufacturer promises that the 3100 mAh battery is enough for two days of use. Sony also unveiled a compact version of the smartwatch – Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, która has the same specifications, but a slightly smaller screen – 4.6 inch with 720p resolution. The least technologically advanced of the trójki turned out to be a smartphone Sony Xperia E3. Looks strongly like its cousinóin the Z3 series.
Its specifications, however, are a bit weaker: the Xperia E3 has a quad-core processor 1.2GHz, a screen size of 4.5 inch and the 4G standard. The camera the smartwatch is equipped with is 5Mpx. The device’s RAM is 1GB, and the internal memory is – only 4GB.
Sony róalso presented róalso two wearables devices. We are talking about SmartBand Talk and about the watch SmartWatch 3. SmartBand is a wristband thatóra primarily performs fitness functions and tracks user activity. By equipping the wristband with a microphone and speaker, you can use it to make calls, but quite krótkie – long can easily drain the battery. The smartwatch runs on AndroidWear.
Has a display of 1.6-inch. It has an internal memory of 4GB. Its functionality is similar to the SmartBand – thanks to it róalso we can track physical activity, but it allows for better and more extensive connectivity with the smartphone.
SmartBand is expected to cost 160 euros, while the SmartWatch – 250 euros.
Sony also unveiled a new tablet, róalso branded Z3 – Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This is an 8-inch tablet, whichóry the manufacturer itself called „The thinnest and lightest” in its category. It features water resistance, as befits Xperia tablets. The tablet has a quad-core processor 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The camera it is equipped with has 8.1Mpx.
The tablet’s battery has a capacity of 4500 mAh.
How do you like the IFA 2021 pre-releases? Fancy the które any of the Samsung or Sony devices, or are you perhaps waiting for the other launches?