Best of IFA 2017 Awards – FoneArena

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This year at the IFA 2017 we gave out FoneArena Awards to some of the latest products that were introduced at the event. We gave these awards under several categories such as Best Smartphone, Best Product, Best Innovation and Editor’s Pick of IFA 2017.

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Alcatel A7 XL with dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, A7 and Idol 5 announced

Alcatel A7 XL

Alcatel has announced A7, A7 Plus in the ‘A series’ and Idol 5 smartphone in the ‘Idol series’ at the IFA 2017. The A7 XL has 12-megapixel rear camera with secondary 2-megapixel camera to capture depth information and has a 6-inch 1080p screen. Both the A7 and and A7 XL have a 4000mAh battery with support for fast charging. The Idol 5 is a cheaper version of the Idol 5S that was introduced in the U.S. back in June. Continue reading “Alcatel A7 XL with dual rear cameras, 4000mAh battery, A7 and Idol 5 announced”

CAT S31 and CAT S41 rugged Android smartphones, Caterpillar T20 rugged Windows 10 tablet announced

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Cat phones, popular for its rugged phones at the IFA introduced two new rugged smartphones – S31 and S41 and Caterpillar T20 rugged Windows 10 tablet.  The Cat 31, successor of Cat 30 has a 4.7-inch HD screen and a 4000mAh battery, while the Cat C41, successor of Cat C40 has a 5-inch 1080p screen and packs a 5000mAh battery. Continue reading “CAT S31 and CAT S41 rugged Android smartphones, Caterpillar T20 rugged Windows 10 tablet announced”

ZOPO P5000 with 18:9 display and Z5000 with 5000mAh battery, dual rear cameras announced

ZOPO Z5000

ZOPO at the IFA 2017 last week announced P5000 and Z5000, two new mid-range smartphones. Both these have a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensor along with a secondary 5-megapixel camera to capture depth information and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with soft LED flash. These are powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10 SoCs, have 4GB of RAM, run Android 7.0 (Nougat), feature unibody metal design and pack a 5000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. Continue reading “ZOPO P5000 with 18:9 display and Z5000 with 5000mAh battery, dual rear cameras announced”

Huawei Kirin 970 10nm SoC with dedicated neural network processing unit announced

Huawei Kirin 970

Huawei at the IFA 2017 announced Kirin 970, its next-generation processor of high-end devices and the world’s first mobile SoC with  dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU). It is an Octa-Core SoC with four ARM Cortex A73 Cores clocked up to 2.4GHz and four ARM Cortex A53 Cores clocked up to 1.8 GHz, similar to the Kirin 960, but this is built on 10nm TSMC process technology compared to 16nm FinFET process in the predecessor and has a faster ARM Mali-G72MP12 GPU. It has support for LTE Category 18 offering download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps. Continue reading “Huawei Kirin 970 10nm SoC with dedicated neural network processing unit announced”

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17

Microsoft Fall Creators Update October 17

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update back in May at the Build 2017. Today at an event at the IFA 2017 it announced that the update will roll out starting from October 17th. It also announced that the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start rolling out from October 17 when the Fall Creators Update ships. Continue reading “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17”

JBL Free earbuds, Reflect Fit headphones, LINK speakers with Google Assistant and more announced

JBL Free

HARMAN International at the IFA 2017 announced several JBL audio products including JBL Free wireless in-ear earbuds, Reflect Fit sport heart rate tracking headphones, LINK Series with the Google Assistant, E65BTNC over ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones, JBL Boombox and more. Continue reading “JBL Free earbuds, Reflect Fit headphones, LINK speakers with Google Assistant and more announced”

Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset announced starting at $349

Lenovo Explorer

Lenovo has announced the Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset at ongoing IFA 2017.  It is designed as a natural extension of your PC, letting users of compatible mixed reality laptops and desktops.

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