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(Pocket-lint) - IFA Berlin is one of the most significant spots on the calendar for tech product launches.

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it's the place where the biggest brands, like Samsung, LG, Sony and Philips, often showcase the latest consumer devices and appliances. 

The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and, unlike many rivals, is open to the public. That means anyone can go and marvel at the latest and greatest technology.

When is IFA 2022?

  • Press days: 31 August - 1 September 2022
  • Public days: 2 - 6 September 2022

After a forced absence due to the pandemic, IFA has returned as a full-fledged trade and public show this year. ShowStoppers - the event that invites brands and media to a supporting event - will also open its doors once more.

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The show opens to the public on 2 September, but the press is always invited a day or two beforehand. That's when most of the big announcements are made and product launches take place - so that's when you need to be on the lookout for all the exciting news.

What has happened at IFA 2022?

The IFA 2022 extravaganza has started, with many brands launching new products and some still to come. While a lot of announcements are made, not all of them are hugely significant, so we're sticking to the stuff that we think is interesting and important.

Here's what's happened at IFA 2022.

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Asus

Asus confirmed that the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED would be available in Q4 2022 and it will cost from £3,299.99 or $3,499.99. This unique folding laptop gives you a huge display, with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard, giving you loads of ways to work. It's powerful too - certainly a unique evolution of traditional laptops.

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Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen has announced the Beosound Theatre, a high-end soundbar that offers 12 drivers, including two woofers, for 800W output. It's designed to be paired with any TV and deliver superior sound. It can be wall-mounted but thanks to a clever interface bracket, it can also be used to mount the soundbar with a TV - and hide all the cables away. The Beosound Theatre will cost €6,490 / $6,890 / £5,590.

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Garmin

Garmin has used IFA to announce the Garmin Venu Sq 2, an update to its square smartwatch, but this time packing in an OLED display and nearly double the battery life. It offers smart features as well as all of Garmin's fitness features. It's available now. Garmin has also launched a Black Panther version of the Vivofit Jr 3.

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Honor

  • 2 September, 17:00 CEST

Smartphone and tech brand Honor will be attending IFA this year. It will also host its own IFA keynote address on Friday 2 September, with CEO George Zhao talking about the company's goals for a connected future.

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Huawei

Huawei used IFA to announce the Nova 10 and 10 Pro for Europe, boosting its mid-range phone offering. The company has also updated the MateBook X Pro with 12th gen Intel hardware,  providing a premium laptop choice. 

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Jabra

Jabra has announced the Elite 5 which sit in the middle of Jabra's 2022 offering, with ANC, and offering advanced features like Bluetooth Multipoint so you can connect to multiple devices at the same time. They will cost £149.

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Lenovo

Lenovo has had a bumper IFA, showing off a range of new devices, but the highlight is the Glasses T1, a pair of AR glasses that you can connect to a smartphone to give you a virtual display to watch, similar to Nreal's Air glasses. We're also taken by the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which has a 16-inch folding display, powerful hardware and a detachable keyboard, similar to the Asus Zenbook 17 Fold.

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LG

LG has a big presence to show off televisions and display advancements and that is the case again this year. So far the company has announced that the 97-inch LG G2 Evo OLED will go on sale and we'll be getting the date and price soon, along with the LG OLED Flex, the first bendable OLED TV. Elsewhere it has shown off the LG Styler Shoecase and Showcare, which is an appliance that can show and care for your shoes. It also has the LG MoodUp fridge, with colour-changing LED door panels.

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Nokia

Nokia has announced a range of products at IFA 2022, including its new Circular subscription service. This scheme is designed to offer monthly payments for devices, but reward people for keeping their phones for longer. Nokia has also launched the X30 5G, G60 5G, and T21 - a new tablet, as well as some other accessories.

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Oppo 

Ok, so technically it's not an IFA launch, it actually happened in Paris, but it's within the same timeframe so it's blurred into one. Oppo has launched the Oppo Reno 8 Series into Europe, bringing a mid-range device in to offer more variety at more affordable prices.

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Philips Hue - Signify

Philips Hue - actually part of Signify - used IFA 2022 to highlight a number of additions to the range, including the ability to Mimic Presence, so it looks as though someone is home, turning lights on and off across a number of different rooms. Then there are the Lightguide bulbs and the Gradient Lightstrip designed for PC monitors - and compatible with Corsair's iCue system.

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Philips TV/TP Vision

TP Vision - which operates the Philips brand in the UK and Europe - has a big presence at IFA and it followed this up with a big showcase. It launched new OLED+ and Mini LED TV sets, with some impressive features to sink our teeth into. All of them, of course, pack in great Ambilight backlighting. It also expanded some of the audio offerings under the Fidelio brand, including the Philips Fidelio FS1 speaker, which can integrate with Ambilight systems.

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Samsung

Samsung - having already launched new mobile devices earlier in the summer - used IFA 2022 to talk about sustainability and basically pull everything together. There's a showcase of everything the company offers - which is a lot - but this isn't a huge launch year for Samsung. There is the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8, however, a new gaming monitor with CoreSync & Core Lighting+ on the rear, and a curved 34-inch OLED panel on the front.

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Sennheiser

Sennheiser has introduced the Ambeo Soundbar Plus, while also renaming its existing bar as the Ambeo Soundbar Max. This brings a smaller and more affordable soundbar to the family, while also offering a new Ambeo Sub to go alongside it.

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Sony

Sony announced the Xperia 5 IV, its new compact flagship phone, offering a couple of updates to the previous model, including wireless charging and a brighter display. Apart from that, Sony has been rather quiet at the show.

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Writing by Chris Hall. Editing by Britta O'Boyle.
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