Smartphones and tablet to expect at IFA 2014

The IFA 2014 tradeshow comes to Berlin this week! We've rounded up all the best new phones, tablets, smartwatches and more that you can expect to be unveiled at IFA 2014. See alsoThe best smartphones you can buy in 2014.

Kicking off at the beginning of September, IFA is a perfect time for tech companies to show off the products which will go on sale in time for the holiday season in the hope their gadget will be the must have for Christmas.

All sorts of new products will be announced including TVs, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and more. We've rounded up the best and most interesting ones which are tipped to appear at IFA 2014, but be aware that all the information is based on rumours and product leaks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Also see: How to watch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launch live: live blog and video stream.

One of the most rumoured smartphones of the year is the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung traditionally refreshes its Galaxy Note range at IFA by way of an Unpacked event.

This year looks to be no different and we should see the Galaxy Note 4 unveiled today (3 September) at Samsung's Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event. To whet your appetite, the Galaxy Note 4 is tipped to be the first 4K smartphone and a retina scanner, plus it'll feature the fingerprint scanner introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs.

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S

Samsung's Gear S was unveiled prior to IFA, but we'll likely get a chance to see this new Tizen-powered smartwatch that works independently of a smartphone in the flesh.

See: Samsung Gear S release date, price and specs UK

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR - Also see: How to watch Samsung Gear VR launch live: live blog and video stream.

You've probably heard of the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, well Gear VR is supposedly Samsung's answer. It's a virtual reality headset (hence the VR in the name) which developers are already testing, according to rumours and Samsung is hurriedly working order to launch the product at IFA.

It will apparently work only with high-end Samsung devices. The virtual reality effect is possible through head-tracking using the docked smartphone's acceleromter, gyroscope and processing power. The Gear VR has an OLED display and runs the Tizen OS.

All the rumours suggest the Samsung Gear VR will launch today (3 September) at Samsung's IFA 2014 Unpacked event.

SeeSamsung Gear VR release date, price and specs.

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact -  Also see: How to watch Sony Xperia Z3 launch live: live blog and video stream.

Sony seems to be launching new flagship phone regularly now. The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 were only months apart and the Xperia Z3 (D6653) is tipped to be unveiled today at IFA. It will likely be accompanied by a Z3 Compact – even though we haven't seen an Xperia Z2 Compact yet.

Despite the Quad HD screen of the LG G3 and rumours of the 4K Galaxy Note 4, the Xperia Z3 is rumoured to stick with a full-HD screen. It's also supposedly going to keep the same 20.7Mp camera and a Snapdragon 801 processor, albeit a new improved version.

See also: Sony Xperia Z3 release date, price and specs: First pictures leak.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - Also see: How to watch Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact launch live: live blog and video stream.

Sony is dipping its toes into the compact tablet market with the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Thought to be an 8in waterproof device, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will probably feature 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot, although little else is known about its spec. We reckon it'll launch this afternoon.

See also: Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact release date, price and specs.

Sony SmartWatch 3 -  Also see: How to watch Sony SmartWatch 3 launch live: live blog and video stream.

Wearable tech continues to boom and will no doubt feature heavily at IFA 2014. Sony was one of the first to launch a smartwatch and has released two versions. The SmartWatch 2 was launch almost a year ago and so it's unsurprising that the SmartWatch 3 is rumoured to be making an appearance in Berlin this afternoon.

Read more: Sony Smartwatch 3 release date, price and specs.

LG G3 Stylus

LG G3 Stylus and Prime

The LG G3 is the best smartphone you can buy and the firm has recently announced the LG G3 S (Beat) as a sort of mini version. LG last week unveiled the LG G3 Stylus, and we expect to learn more about this affordable phablet at IFA. There have also been whispers about a LG G3 Prime, which will have a similar spec to the Korea-only LG G3 Cat 6.

Read more: LG G3 Prime and G3 Stylus smartphones pegged for IFA 2014 launch.

LG G Flex 2

Curved screen smartphones haven't exactly taken off but following on from the LG G Flex, it's rumoured that LG will announced a follow-up at IFA. It will be called the G Flex 2 and also have a curved screen but little else is known.

LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R

Not to be outdone by the brand-new and super-stylish Motorola Moto 360, LG unveiled its own round smartwatch prior to IFA 2014. It's got a fantastic spec, and it's super-stylish. We can't wait to check it out at IFA.

Read more: LG G Watch R release date, price and specs.

Moto X+1

Motorola Moto X+1 (X2)

Motorola's Moto X and Moto G smartphones have been popular and the firm said at MWC that a follow-up to the former would arrive late summer. It didn't turn up in time for Google I/O so, in our minds, the firm is likely to take the wraps off the smartphone in Berlin at IFA (although its September launch event will actually be held in Chicago - see below). It's unclear whether the new Moto X will be called the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2.

Rumoured specs include a 5in or larger screen with a full-HD resolution, up to 64GB of storage (rare these days) and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. Motorola could bundle the Moto X2 with the upcoming Moto 360 Android Wear smartphone.

Read more: Motorola Moto X+1 (X2) release date, price and specs.

Motorola September launch invite IFA

Motorola Moto G2

With its invitation that has been sent out (above), it looks like Motorola will announce a new version of the popular Moto G budget smartphone. It's dubbed the Moto G2 for obvious reasons and it sounds like as though will launch alongside the X+1, Moto 360 and some sort of Bluetooth headset.

The launch event will take place on 4 September, but the odd thing is that it will be in Chicago.

Read more: Motorola Moto G2 release date, price and specs.

Moto 360

Motorola Moto 360

One of the most anticipated smartwatches, the Moto 360 has a rounded watch face and a traditional wristwatch design. It looks pretty cool, too.

Loads of photos and details have leaked about this smartwatch - in fact Motorola confirmed it months back, and we were surprised to not see it launch at Google I/O. Still, it's coming soon - very soon.

Read more: Motorola Moto 360 release date, price and specs.

Microsoft IFA 2014 Lumia

Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 - See How to watch Nokia Lumia 730 and 830 launch live: live video stream

Microsoft won't be shunning IFA and has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow (4 September) in Berlin with the tag line "ready for more?" including a camera lens ad the 'o' (above). Having recently announced and launched the Lumia 630, 635, 930 and 530, it's expected that Microsoft will reveal at least one more smartphone, if not two. The possible devices are the Nokia Lumia 730 - codenamed 'superman' - and the Lumia 830.

Read more: Nokia Lumia 730 release date, price and specs and Nokia Lumia 830 release date, price and specs.

HTC One Wear

We've been waiting for HTC's take on the smartwatch for what feels like forever. It failed to materialise at a recent HTC event - used to showcase the HTC One M8 for Windows - but we're fully expecting it to arrive any day now.

Read more: HTC One Wear release date, price and specs.

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