IFA 2013 Wrap Up: Asian Firms Lead The Way

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To wrap up the recently concluded IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, it was apparent that Asian firms lead the way in the battle for consumer electronics dominance. Various new technologies spanning from smartphones, smartwatches, ultrabooks, smartTVs and more were showcased for over five days.

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, LG and Lenovo were among the companies who show off their own products which will be available in the next few weeks.Yeah, its just about the right time  for the holiday season spending spree.

Samsung certainly grabbed the attention when it unveiled its first offering of a smartwatch, Galaxy Gear. The also showcase Galaxy Note 3, Note 10.1 tablet, gigantic smartTVs.

Sony presented  its flagship smartphone Xperia Z1, as well as  the QX100 and QX10 lens cameras and the Vaio Tap 11 tablet and Fit laptop.

Toshiba, LG and Lenovo also attracted show goers with new tablets, and notebooks, smartphones and Ultra High-Definition TVs.

Here are some of the notable products worth your consideration.


Model Company Features
Galaxy Note III Samsung 5.7-inch  Super AMOLED screen
Android 4.3 JellyBean
Enhanced S Pen
Xperia Z1 Sony 5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
20.7 MP rear camera
Vibe X Lenovo 5 inches, 1280 x 1920 pixels
13 MP rear camera

xperia z1


Model Company Features
Galaxy Gear Samsung 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen
1.9 MP camera
Supports over 70 apps
 Smartwatch 2 Sony  1.6-inch Transreflective LCD screen
 compatible with any Android phone
 3-4 days battery life

sony smartwatch


Model Company Features
Encore Toshiba 8-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display
Windows 8.1
32 GB internal storage, micro SD
Galaxy 10.1 Samsung 2560 x 1600 resolution display
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Knox security
G Pad LG 8.3-inch 1920 x 1200 Full HD
1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM
features multitasking

lg g pad


Bravia KDL-S990A Sony Curved LED LCD HDTV with 3D
 Triluminous display, 4K X-Reality Pro picture which improves clarity & brightness
 OLED TV LG 77-inch curved ultra HD
 Canvas Speakers, 2.2 channel sound system
 Curved  UHD Samsung  55-inch and 65-inch
 ( Ultra High Definition )  Over 8 million pixels; resolution 4 times greater than full HD
sony bravia

SONY Bravia curved LED TV, brilliant color with TRILUMINOS, X-Reality™ PRO, slight curve allows for a wider viewing angle, multi-angle speakers, Dynamic Edge LED backlight, Motionflow™ XR 480, built-in Wi-Fi


Vaio Fit Sony options of 13″,14″ and 15″ Full HD
multiple display modes
Flex 14 and 15 Lenovo flexible multi touch display
price starts at $629
W30DT Toshiba 13.3″ Full HD, 4GB of RAM
 2 in 1 laptop-tablet

sony vaio


With so many gadgets and devices, which one stood out and you would most likely consider buying?


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