Samsung Galaxy watch among gadgets launched in Germany
on 05/09/2013 08:18:00
LG and Acer are already claiming world firsts with their latest innovations, set to be unveiled at Berlin IFA.
Both companies are holding press conferences at the tech show in the German capital, which is open to the public from tomorrow until Wednesday.
LG will be showcasing its G Pad, which it says is the only 8-inch class tablet to feature a full HD display.
And Acer's Liquid S2 is claimed to be the first smartphone that can record video in the 4K 'ultra-HD' format.
Around 240,000 gadget enthusiasts are expected to flock to Berlin IFA, which held its first press day yesterday.
During the day, technology titans Samsung and Sony went head to head with their latest innovations.
Samsung unveiled its hotly anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which offers phone calls, email and even a camera - all on the wrist.
The company also revealed updated versions of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1, which work in unison with Galaxy Gear.
Sony also wowed crowds of press crammed the conference with the new Xperia Z1 smartphone, a fully waterproof handset which can stream video live to Facebook.
Xperia Z1 also boasts a 20.7 megapixel camera though the company also announced the CyberShot QX10 and QX100.
Both devices can be attached to smartphones - not just Sony models - to bring pocket camera quality photographs to mobiles.
IFA, one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany, is represented by companies from all over the world.
Products at the event range from smartphones to televisions, home appliances to tablets and computers.
Panasonic, Lenovo, Toshiba, Philips and Dyson are among other companies holding press conferences during the show.