Looking for a new TV, a pair of headphones, or a speaker? You’ve come to the right place because the annual European tech show, IFA, is taking place in Berlin this week and the announcements are coming in thick and fast.
Top of the agenda has been the return of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Amazon’s first set of Fire TV devices in the UK, and new fitness wearables to get you moving.
Here are all the cool tech launches you need to know from IFA 2019.
All eyes were on Huawei’s Richard Yu, CEO of the Chinese tech company’s consumer division, delivering the opening keynote at this year’s conference. The focus was on the company’s new Kirin 990 chip which will power its next range of 5G phones, the Kirin A1 chip which will feature in the company’s new wearable devices, as well as an updated version of the P30 Pro which will ship with Android 10.
Yu took the opportunity to highlight the power of Huawei’s mobile AI. In the past two years, Huawei phone owners have accessed the devices’ AI capabilities over 1.6 trillion times. “We are leading the mobile AI in the world,” said Yu.
Return of the Fold
Samsung used its IFA conference to announce the return of the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone. The top and bottom of the device have new protective caps that act as a protective layer and to enforce its durability. The screen protector on the display is reinforced by the metal outline so no one will be removing that anytime soon.
As well, Samsung says it has minimised the gap between the hinge and the body when the device is shut.
Some parts of the software have been updated too: there’s a split-screen or full-screen keyboard, you can choose which you prefer in the settings, and you can switch the navigation bar to be on the left, centre or right-hand side, depending on which is more comfortable.
The new Galaxy Fold goes on sale today in Korea, and is coming to the UK on September 18 and will cost £1,900 outright. More