This year's edition of the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin), one of the largest annual tech exhibits on the planet, just happened. Cue happy geeks who look like they've just had a glimpse of gadget heaven.
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Okay, technically the IFA is still ongoing (it's scheduled from September 5 to 10). However, just like in previous years, pretty much all of the noteworthy announcements were done within the first two to three days of the gargantuan trade expo. This tells us one simple thing: The participating brands were super excited to get the word out about their latest gizmos, probably because they think we're gonna be psyched about it too.
So, what are these next-gen thingamajigs? Check out below the hottest hardware highlights of IFA 2014! The future of consumer electronics looks bright, yezzir!
THE ONE THAT'S SHATTER-PROOF, DUST-PROOF, AND WATER RESISTANT
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Hey, Sony! Your Xperia Z2 superphone is barely six months old, but you still went ahead and unveiled its successor, the Xperia Z3. Atat much? We ain't complaining though; it's a gorgeous device blessed with a 5.2-inch Full-HD touchscreen with shatter-proof glass and a dust-proof and water resistant frame (up to a meter for one minute). Under the hood is a 2.5GHz quad-core chip, 3GB of RAM, and 4G connectivity for your hardcore mobile needs. Ang tindi!
THE ONE WITH AN UNUSUAL DISPLAY
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Sure, the Galaxy Note 4 is the phablet every Samsung fan wants, but its bro, the Galaxy Note Edge, is not too shabby either. In fact, by looks alone, it's perhaps the most futuristic of its kind. Two words: side screen. Its display wraps around the right side (hence, the name) to give birth to a features bar where you can access certain services without having to make several clicks. Now that's eye-candy and functionality in one!
THE ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE OUR DREAM WATCH
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We've seen Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch before, too bad deets about it were as rare as clean public restrooms back then. Good thing more specifics were announced at the IFA to feed our geeky curiosity. Aside from sporting a look that's a mixture of classic and next-gen, the Moto 360 also comes with a 1.5-inch circular touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of capacity, as well as the capability to run Android apps and connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth for hands-free phone alerts (e.g. if someone sent you a sext).
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