September 9, 2015

IFA 2015 sees the launch of a stream of exciting new devices

Huawei Mate S The IFA 2015 saw the Chinese smartphone maker launch its most anticipated smartphone, the Mate S. While the Huawei Mate S seems to pack a punch in terms of hardware, the most intriguing aspect is the fact that it comes with Huawei’s take on Force Touch technology… yes, the technology which Apple introduced for the Apple Watch. It would be interesting to see this technology being combined with a device with a promising build, and equally promising specs. What, you ask? The Mate S comes with a 5.5-inch display, engineered out of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Powered by an octa-core HiSillicon Kirin 935 processor, it houses 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB built-in storage. Also included is a fingerprint sensor on the rear side, a somewhat staple in Huawei’s high-end devices. Marshall London The Marshall London is an Android-based smartphone targeted towards music-lovers. Manufactured by the audio company, Marshall, the Marshall London boasts a wolfson chip, two 3.5mm audio out ports and two front speakers. If you ask us, on paper, it sounds more like a media system than a smartphone. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, has 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Marshall London comes built-in with a full-version of the DJ app, Equaliser, and FLAC audio support. Sony Xperia Z5 Sony unveiled a whole line of exciting devices, including the Xperia Z5. It comes with a 5.2-inch LCD IPS display (Full 1080p HD), powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium The Z5’s flashier sibling, the Xperia Z5 Premium, comes with some powerful add-ons. For starters, it is a first at something. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature 4K or Ultra HD resolution of, wait for it, 2,160x3,840 pixels. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact The obscure brother of the Z5 and Z5 Premium is the Xperia Z5 Compact, but that too is pretty sweet of a device. The Xperia Z5 Compact is the inexpensive edition of the phone, which comes with a smaller, 4.6-inch display, but retains the camera combination and processor as of Xperia Z5. Lenovo Vibe S1 Another company revealing a string of great new smartphones is Lenovo. The first one of its smartphones to look forward to is the Lenovo Vibe S1, a device with a five-inch, 1080x1920 pixels display, powered by an octa-core processor, with a clock speed of 1.7GHz. Lenovo Phab and Phab Plus In a move that came as a surprise to many technophiles, Lenovo launched a 7-inch (-ish) smartphone in two models, the Lenovo Phab and Lenovo Phab Plus. Lenovo Phab has a 7-inch screen, while the Lenovo Phab Plus boasts a 6.8-inch display with Full HD resolution. There were many other manufacturers that released some devices to look forward to. For instance, the Acer Jade Primo, Acer Predator 6 and the ZTE Axon Elite all look very exciting. What is more exciting is the fact that all of them are supported by SmartIO. Should you purchase any of the smartphones launched at the IFA 2015, don’t worry about migrating onto either of them from your current device. Supporting all major platforms, SmartIO automatically rolls out support for any new device that enters the market. So, download the app from the app store of your choice and transfer away!

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