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New smartphones, tablets and gadgets to expect at IFA 2014

New smartphones, tablets and gadgets to expect at IFA 2014

We round up the best gadgets to expect at IFA 2014 in Berlin

IFA is one of the top trade shows on the tech calendar and here is where we look at what smartphone, tablets and other gadgets to expect from the big names like Samsung, Sony, Motorola and more. See also: The best smartphones you can buy in 2014.

Kicking off at the beginning of September, IFA is a perfect time for tech companies to show off the products which will go on sale in time for the holiday season in the hope their gadget will be the must have for Christmas.

All sorts of new products will be announced including TVs, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and more. We've rounded up the best and most interesting ones which are tipped to appear at IFA 2014 but be aware that all the information is based on rumours so may not turn out to be correct.

We'll add to this article over the coming weeks leading up to IFA 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

One of the most rumoured smartphones of the year is the Galaxy Note 4 - partly because it hasn't been announced yet while others are now on sale, such as the LG G3. Samsung traditionally refreshes its Galaxy Note range at IFA by way of its Unpacked event.

This year looks to be no different and we should see the Galaxy Note 4 unveiled, supposedly on 3 September. And it probably won't be the only new product Samsung announces - that just wouldn't be Samsung style.

To whet your appetite, the Galaxy Note 4 is tipped to be the first 4K smartphone and a retina scanner.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs.

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Sony seems to be launching new flagship phone regularly now. The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 were only months apart and the Xperia Z3 (D6653) is tipped to be unveiled at this year's IFA show. It will also be accompanied by a Z3 Compact - even though we haven't seen an Xperia Z2 Compact yet.

Despite the Quad HD screen of the LG G3 and rumours of the 4K Galaxy Note 4, the Xperia Z3 is rumoured to stick with a Full HD screen. It's also supposedly going to keep the same 20.7Mp camera and a Snapdragon 801 processor, albeit a new improved version.

See also: Sony Xperia Z3 release date, price and specs: First pictures leak.

Motorola Moto X+1 (X2)

Motorola's Moto X and Moto G smartphones have been popular and the firm said at MWC that a follow-up to the former would arrive late summer. It didn't turn up in time for Google I/O so in our minds, the firm is likely to take the wraps off the smartphone in Berlin at IFA. It's unclear whether it will be called the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2.

Rumoured specs include a 5in or larger screen with a Full HD resolution, up to 64GB of storage (rare these days) and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Motorola could bundle the Moto X2 with the upcoming Moto 360 Android Wear smartphone.

See also: Motorola Moto X+1 (X2) release date, price and specs.

Samsung Gear VR

You've probably heard of the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, well Gear VR is supposedly Samsung's answer. It's a virtual reality headset (hence the VR in the name) which developers are already testing, according to rumours and Samsung is hurriedly working order to launch the product at IFA.

It will apparently work only with high-end Samsung devices. The virtual reality effect is possible through head-tracking using the docked smartphone's acceleromter, gyroscope and processing power. The Gear VR has an OLED display and runs the Tizen OS.

See: Samsung Gear VR release date, price and specs.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

This one is up in the air but's it possible that the leaked Nvidia Sheild tablet, pictured above via evleaks. It will be a follow-up to the Shield hand-held system. Rumours suggest the device will have a 7.9in display and the image appears to show front facing stereo speakers.

Little else is known about the device but it will supposedly and likely be powered by Nvidia's latest Tegra K1 system-on-chip processor.

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