Sony Announces Xperia Z1 while Samsung Releases Note III and Gear

In what was a rather busy day at IFA in Germany yesterday, we have now with us first batch of really groundbreaking products which promise great innovation in the world of Tech. So let’s quickly jump in and find out what we know now about these three gadgets which made a lot of noise over in IFA.

Sony Xperia Z1 is what we Expected

It had been one of the worst kept secrets of the tech industry that Sony had been planning the launch of Xperia Z1 at IFA. The device is one of the best looking Android phones out there and the USP of the phone is without a doubt the 20.1 MP Camera and beautifully crafted single blog metallic body. The device codenamed, Honami features Sony’s G Lens with f2.0 aperture. Needless to say the device focuses mainly on photography with phones, but the general specs of the phone are pretty neat as well. The display on the Xperia Z1 is a 1080 P 5 inch one.

Xperia Z1

The handset runs Android 4.2, with update to 4.3 impeding upon a chipset with quad core CPUs clocked at 2.2 Ghz. The SoC is Snapdragon 800 which coupled with 2 GB RAM on board and 16 GB RAM make sure you can just not have enough of apps on this device. There is also 3000 mAh battery which is non removable. The phone is waterproof and although the design looks very similar to Xperia Z, Sony have said that the device has evolved from Xperia Z. Not just this, there were also announcements of QX10 and QX100 which are phone lenses that attach to your smartphones wirelessly.

Samsung Gear is not the smartwatch you hoped for

Without a doubt the Samsung Gear was the one device that everyone was looking forward to as it was the device that would mark the beginning of a new segment of wearable technologies in the world of consumer tech. However, despite a pretty sweet design, the watch lacks a lot of features of a simple watch. Yes, it is a smartwatch but it does lack a lot of things you would expect first and foremost from a watch.

Galaxy Gear

The watch syncs to your smartphone and allows for smart answering of text messages as well as phone calls without having to reach for your phone. The screen of tthe watch is 1.63 inches measured diagonally and has a 1.9 MP Camera embedded into the strap making sure you are stuck with the strap you buy the gear with. The watch has some interesting gestures built in and the use of gyro is interesting too as simply lifting the watch to your ear will help you answer calls. The Gear is expected to launch worldwide in the coming month. The watch has 512 MB of RAM and 800 Mhz single core processor under the hood.

The Note III is the true successor of Galaxy Note II

The third big launch of the day belonged to Samsung as they unveiled what they hoped for will be the next king of the Phablet world, the Galaxy Note III. The device is the successor to the hugely successful Note II and a considerable improvement. The device is slimmed down and the glossy plastic of the Note II has been replaced by a more matte like premium plastic on the Note III. The bezels have also been slimmed down and as a result the Note III has a screen size of 5.7 inches, a .2 inches increment over Note II.


The device will come in six colors including pink and orange and has a full HD 1080 P display. the Note III has improved bands for 4G LTE and the 13 MP rear camera can record in 4K or 1080 P. The much revered S-Pen has been updated too with a new menu now which pops up everywhere the pen makes a contact. The device will mainly ship with the Snapdragon 800 SoC which features a quad core CPU clocked at 2.2 Ghz. The device will ship with Android 4.3 out of the box.


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