Sony suffered a catastrophic leak last week when its upcoming Xperia Z3 smartphone flagship was entirely laid bare by a regulatory body. The specs, dimensions, and design of the device were completely exposed, leaving the company with an IFA launch event that would now be a little de ja vu like. However, perhaps the Japanese company has a few more surprises up its sleeve, so here?s the IFA rumour roundup for Sony.
The Nokia/Microsoft Lumia 830 is set to land at the IFA trade show in Berlin in one week?s time and will be a mid-range effort that is likely to appeal to those in emerging markets. Of course, those looking to get on the Windows Phone platform anywhere in the world will be able to get the Lumia 830 at a relatively decent price. Today the smartphone has shown up next to what is arguably the daddy of the Lumia range, the 930.
Motorola has a pretty busy end of the year ahead as the company could be releasing up to eight new smartphones to the market. You can even add a ninth to that as the American brand is teaming up with Verizon to launch the Moto Luge, a handset that will be launched on August 28th.
Samsung's Galaxy Note range is responsible for creating an entire smartphone niche, not bad for a company often accused of failing to be innovative. The phablet (large screen smartphones) trend was started by the Korean company and ever since the Galaxy Note has dominated the market.
Motorola is going to launch a new Moto X+1, a new Moto G, and the Moto 360 wearable in a couple of weeks. That?s all a fact, you can take it to the bank as the company has sent invites for a September 4th press event in Chicago, and those teaser invites were not very subtle.
Chinese juggernaut Huawei has scheduled its press event for the IFA trade show in Berlin and will take to the stage September 4th. It is thought that the company will launch its Ascend Mate 3 flagship at the show, but that may not be the actual device from the Ascend range landing in Germany.
One of the more fanciful rumours surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was that it would come with a folded screen, giving the device three viewing panels. As it turns out, the design of the Note 4 is a little more conventional than that, but that does not mean there will never be a Note device with a folding screen.
Virtual reality has been heralded as the next frontier in gaming, while companies like Oculus Rift are paving the way for the tech to be used in other applications too. Sony unveiled its gaming oriented VR set earlier in the year and it is widely thought that Samsung will announced its own virtual reality project sometime this year, likely at the IFA trade show in Berlin next month.
There have been plenty of leaks concerning the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, some outlandish and others probable. We have a good idea of the specs the handset will boast, although the design as so far eluded us, paving the way for some bold claims. Now we can lay eyes on the Galaxy Note 4 for the first time, with this leaked shot said to be of the as yet unofficial device.
We know that Sony will launch a new device at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 3rd, as the company has confirmed a press event. That launch is expected to be the widely anticipated Xperia Z3, a handset that will be Sony's latest flagship product and will be among the leading smartphones on the market. However, it seems that the Z3 will have some company in the form of a smaller version.