IFA is one of the biggest events in the mobile world every year. We always get a bunch of new device announcements and this year was no different. If you’ve been following XDA, you’ve seen plenty of new devices on our homepage. We now have forums for all of these devices as well. Let’s go through the list one-by-one and recap.
BlackBerry KEY2 LE
As the name implies, this is a “Lightweight Edition” of the BlackBerry KEY2. Some of the key differences include a less powerful Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a smaller 3,000 mAh battery. It has the same keyboard but lacks some of the extra features. The phone comes in at $399.
The Honor Magic 2 was teased after the Honor Play announcement. This is the follow-up to a device from 2016. Honor showed off a design with zero bezels on all four sides and a slide-up camera. We don’t know when the phone will be launched.
Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Lite, & Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 family is set to kick off this year. At IFA, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite was announced and we learned about the Kirin 980, which will be featured in the Mat 20 and Mate 20 Pro. The Mate Lite, on the other hand, is powered by the Kirin 710, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,750 mAh battery. It will start shipping next month for £379.
HTC U12 Life
The HTC U12 Life is a really good looking mid-range phone. It has an attractive glass back with a combination of smooth and ridged textures. Inside of the device is the Snapdragon 636 processor 4GB of RAM, 3,600 mAh battery, and 64GB of storage. HTC added the headphone jack back as well. This phone will be available in September for £300.
LG G7 Fit
LG expanded the LG G7 ThinQ family with two new devices: the LG G7 Fit and LG G7 One. The G7 Fit has a 2-year old Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery, and 32/64GB of storage. It is IP68 water and dust resistant and has a “Boombox Speaker.” LG did not share pricing.
LG G7 One
The LG G7 One is LG’s first Android One device. This means it will run a stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo. The specs, however, are not as good as the regular G7 It has a Snapdragon 835 prcoessor, 4GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery, and 32GB of storage. LG did not give pricing and availability details.
Motorola One & Motorola One Power
The Motorola One and Motorola One Power are very similar Android One phones. The main differences between the devices are size and power. The Motorola One has a 5.9-inch display and Snapdragon 625, while the One Power has a 6.2-inch display and Snapdragon 636 processor. They both have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, beefy batteries, and run stock Android 8.1 Oreo.
Sony Xperia XZ3
The Sony Xperia XZ3 is one of the more exciting devices from IFA. Sony says it will ship with Android 9 Pie when it launches in October. Another key feature is the OLED display, which is a rarity on a Sony phone. Other specs include the Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,300 mAh battery, and no 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony will be asking $900 for the XZ3.
The battle of the bezel-less phones is heating up at IFA. After Honor teased the Magic 2, Xiaomi took to Weibo to tease the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. It also has a bezel-less design on all 4 sides and a slide-up camera. We expect to learn more about this device in the coming months, but right now we don’t know a lot.
ZTE Axon 9 Pro
Last, but not least, is the ZTE Axon 9 Pro. Zte skipped over the Axon 8 and went straight from the ZTE Axon 7 to the Axon 9 Pro. It features a display notch, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, 4,000 mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo. This is a powerful device with all the besll and whistles. It will be available in September for €649.
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