Consumer electronics show IFA is now upon us and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices!

IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences have already started to stream by rapidly. So that means plenty of great new tech has been revealed already, with more to come.

There were plenty of rumours speculating what IFA 2015 would mean for the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola and LG. So it's interesting to see which of them were true. There are also one or two things yet to be announced, so it's worth keeping an eye out for more hot news.

We have rounded up the rumoured products that are still yet to be made official alongside the highlights of what has been announced so far, all in the one place. And we'll be updating regularly, so be sure to check back.

Although Acer was tipped to unveil several Windows 10 phones prior to its IFA press conference, its main focus was on an expanded range of gaming devices instead.

The pick of those is undoubtedly the Predator 6 smartphone, which has been designed with gamers firmly in mind. The Android device has many of the same traits as the previously announced Predator 8 gaming tablet, including its design features, but comes with a deca-core processor (that's 10 cores folks, blimey), 4GB of RAM and a haptic feedback touchscreen so it has the feel of thumbsticks without them being physically there.

The company also revealed a modular PC in the shape of the Revo Build, which you can add elements too like Lego (kind-of), and teased a Jade Primo Windows 10 phone that will come with a keyboard, dock and mouse to turn it into a PC through the operating system's Continuum feature.

Apple doesn't do trade shows.

However, Apple likes to disrupt the news cycle and with a special event scheduled for 9 September, there's going to be plenty of talk over the top of the Berlin trade show.

However, with Apple due to launch iOS 9, we're still expecting to see a range of HomeKit-compatible hardware at IFA 2015.

Although Asus did indeed announce European availability for the ZenFone Zoom and pricing for the ZenWatch 2, it also focused heavily on games devices. These included a bonkers gaming laptop, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) GX700.

As well as a whole stack of beefy gaming-grade components it comes with its own water cooling system to keep everything running smoothly and to prevent overheating.

Perhaps the best news for gamers though comes in the form of the Asus Vivostick, a PC that's not much bigger than a USB memory stick and will be available for around £85. It might not be powerful to run today's best PC games, but thanks to being driven by Windows 10, Xbox One owners could use it to stream their games into another room.

Google doesn't usually grace the halls of IFA like it does Mobile World Congress, but with plenty of Android action from associated partners at IFA, Google's presence will be keenly felt.

There's the issue of the two Nexus devices that are rumoured, as well as Android M. We don't think they will appear at IFA, but we're already seeing plenty of action in the Android Wear field. There should also be more smarthome devices that Work with Nest and more about Google's Brillo smarthome platform.


As well as reveal price and availability for its Android Wear smartwatch, the imaginatively titled Huawei Watch, the Chinese firm revealed its much anticipated Mate S smartphone.

It is a high-end device with a metal body, 5.5-inch Full HD display and a luxury model is available with a whopping 128GB of storage.

READ: Huawei Mate S: A touch of class (hands-on)

LG always likes to make a few launches at IFA, but often reveals those devices in the weeks before the show opens so we already knew what to expect during its press conference.

We've already had the announcement of a curved soundbar from the company, fitting in with the Music Flow family of devices. Plus, the company announced two new Bluetooth speakers ahead of the event, including another in the Music Flow collection, the P5, and the SoundPop 360 that looks like a milk bottle.

It also revealed a gold version of its smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, a couple of days before the show.

But IFA has always been predominantly a consumer electronics show with a slant on home entertainment and LG has announced that it will be debuting OLED TVs this year. There are four 4K models - two curved and, for the first time, two flat 4K OLED sets, at 55- and 65-inches. Plus, three of the new TVs will feature HDR picture technology for enhanced colours.

The company also revealed during its IFA press event that it is partnering with Amazon to supply HDR material to watch on the sets.

Then there's the LG Rolly keyboard and the new G Pad II, both of which have already been announced.

As part of the Lenovo press conference, Motorola revealed not one, not two but three new versions of the Moto 360 for this year. There are two different sizes of the standard version, plus a sports model for good measure.

Weirdly though, even though plenty about them has been upgraded, they still feature the same flat tyre screen as the previous edition, where the bottom of the circular display just shows a black bar permanently. Considering how other manufacturers have managed to devise circular smartwatches that have edge to edge displays, we wonder if this is a mistake on Motorola's part.

READ: New Moto 360 comes in two sizes and a sport version, but the 'flat tyre' screen remains

As well as the Panasonic Nubo, a 4G home monitoring camera that doesn't rely on Wi-Fi to stay connected, so can be used on boats or in caravans, the Japanese company revealed a THX-certified 4K OLED TV, the Viera TX-65CZ950V.

The 65-incher promises some of the deepest black levels in television history, but we're yet to find out how much that could cost. We fully expect it to be more than £6,000 though, when it arrives in the UK next month.

Philips unveiled plenty from its numerous brands and segment owners, such as TP Vision for TVs, and we had already learnt about the new Philips Hue dimming switch. But the most impressive announcement came in the form of the AmbiLux TV projection system

Philips Ambilight TVs have always shone coloured LED lights onto a back wall to enhance the visual treat on screen, but the AmbiLux TV takes that several steps further.

It uses actual projectors to expand the image on screen onto the wall, adding definition and movement to the colourful experience. It's certainly a unique and different approach to help Philips TVs of the future stand out more.

READ: Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Like Google, Microsoft won't have a direct presence at IFA 2015 bar the occasional appearance at partners' press conferences (such as Acer's). But with the recent launch of Windows 10, however, there are plenty of devices claiming to be built for the new OS. 

We doubt its own Lumia Windows 10 phones will appear at IFA, they are more likely to be announced at a 19 October launch event. But there's still time for another manufacturer other than Acer to pull something out of the bag.

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Samsung traditionally uses IFA as the platform to launch its Galaxy Note device. But it decided to go early with this year's model. The Galaxy Note 5 was announced at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York on 13 August, along with the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

It has announced the Gear S2, its round Tizen smartwatch, immediately prior to IFA though so is expected to show it off for the first time at a dedicated event. Samsung is pitching it very much as a fashion device, coming in two designs, with a rotating bezel around the display, so we'll get a proper look later.

The company also revealed that it will be introducing a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and several new HDR-capable 4K SUHD TVs soon, plus it detailed the entire new range of SmartThings - from the IoT company it bought last year.

READ: Samsung SmartThings 2nd gen hands-on: The affordable sensors that make your home smarter


As every year, Sony has plenty to show at IFA, including some tasty new Bravia TVs, including the 75-inch X91C. There is also the Sony Wena round smartwatch that it is working on, which was shown during the company's press conference on the Wednesday.

And being a leader in high-res audio for the masses, Sony also unveiled a stack of quality Walkman portable audio players and headphones to match.

But the biggest news from the firm by far was the launch of the new Xperia Z5 family of smartphones.

The Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium have been popular amongst IFA-goers and online readers alike, but it is the latter that has topped most news lists. It comes with a 5.5-inch 4K screen and 23-megapixel camera. It's a real powerhouse of a phone and no mistake

READ: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Android's new 4K king of bling (hands-on)

Tado, the smart heating provider, has announced a range of new features. Not only will you be able to remotely control your heating, but new additions to the Tado universe mean you'll be able to control individual radiators or underfloor heating in separate rooms.

Tado will also be expanding to airconditioning control too. That means you'll be able to benefit whether you live on cool or hot climates.

TomTom revealed a new compact satnav for drivers of heavy goods vehicles, the 5-inch Trucker 5000 to go alongside the 6-inch version, but its biggest announcement so far concerns the TomTom Spark.

It is the company's fourth generation sports watch, which has multisport capabilities but can also wirelessly play and control music through Bluetooth headphones.

READ: TomTom Spark is a multisports watch with music in mind

We've only scratched the surface of the announcements that we've had during IFA 2015 so far. We'll continue to add announcements and details of the highlights as we learn them, right up until the end of the show.

Pocket-lint is also at IFA 2015 in force to bring you all the news and hands-ons as we get to them. Keep your eyes on the IFA 2015 hub for all the details.