LG and Sony launched phones, and there were a bunch of new headphones and smart speakers.
The second day of Europe’s biggest tech show, IFA 2017, has finally wrapped up. This is the last day before the conference officially opens its show floors tomorrow, and there were plenty of device announcements to go around, from phones and headphones to smart appliances and TVs.
LG launched its V30 phone, which features a 6-inch OLED display, two rear cameras and wireless charging. It’s the most premium phone from LG (just a notch higher than its G6 flagship) and is gunning against Samsung and its phones, like the newest. From what we’ve seen from the V30 so far, it looks and works great.
Garmin announced three new wearables. The $200 Vivosport is an activity tracker, while the Vivoactive 3 and Vivomove HR are smartwatches for iOS and Android, and start out at about $300.
Sony released a slew of things today, including three phones: the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, which sport cool camera tricks, and the Xperia XA1 Plus. It sports a beefy 3,430mAh battery, which is expected to give you a lot of juice throughout the day. Sony also unveiled three types of headphones, a noise-canceling over-the-ear, a sporty neck-band pair of headphones and wireless buds. Lastly, there’s the LF-S50G, a smart-home wireless speaker with Google Assistant.
Lenovo and Motorola
Motorola’s Moto X4 is another one of the company’s affordable mid-range phone, sporting a 5.2-inch screen, two 12-megapixel cameras and a Snapdragon 630 processor. Meanwhile, its parent company Lenovo launched a hybrid device that can dock its Tab 4 tablet while also being a smart home speaker.
- Toshiba released a smart TV that works with Alexa and will be available by the end of year.
- Drone maker DJI launched the Mavic Pro Platinum, which adds new electronic speed controller and redesigned propellers that reduces noise and increases flight times.
- Logitech has a new keyboard with a special dial that provides context-sensitive options for a specific set of applications, including Adobe CC versions of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
- Haier made a refrigerator that has five doors. And it’s as weird as it sounds.
- Imaging company Ricoh released a 360-degree camera.
- Razer’s 17-inch Blade Pro is one of the slimmest big-screen gaming laptops you can buy, but it’s also one of the most expensive. Now the company released as a new version of the system, with a more budget-friendly graphics card and screen and a lower price.
- Smart home manufacturer Netatmo announced upcoming Apple HomeKit compatibility for its Presence outdoor security camera and Welcome indoor security camera.
- Sharp added the IntelliDos washing machine to its laundry lineup that’s designed to fit in small spaces. But the company insists it has a “super capacity,” capable of handling all your laundry needs.
- Blackberry showed off its KeyOne phone, which was introduced in May, in a new black color.
- Jabra launched new in-ear stereo earbuds that doubles as a hands-free phone mic and attached to a collar you wear around your neck while your phone stays in your pocket. It works with Siri and Google Now.
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On Friday, we’re expecting news from appliance company Haier and Nanoleaf, which makes whimsical LED light designs.