Official: The world's leading manufacturers have begun to take the stage at IFA 2019 in Berlin, Germany to showcase their latest innovations. Here's what you need to know about this year's show, including how long it will run, where it's going, the schedule and all the devices we've seen (and expect to see) revealed by the likes of LG, Sony, Samsung and more.
First of all, the Internationale Funkausstellung – otherwise known as the IFA – is an annual public exhibition in Messe Berlin, where brands gather to showcase everything from refrigerators and microwaves to smartphones and tablets. Seriously, whether you're in voice controlled washers or 1
The IFA 2019 will run from September 6 to 11, though most of the big announcements – such as the updated Samsung Galaxy Fold – have started running on invitation-only events on September 4 and 5. Below we have rounded up all the major news from each company and what to expect from those who are yet to show their hand.
IFA 2019 Schedule
Acer – 10:30 a.m. CEST / 4:30 a.m. EDT / 1:30 a.m. PST Asus – 1:00 a.m. CEST / 7 : 00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PST Amazon – 7:00 PM CEST / 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 PM PST
Samsung – 11:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM PST
- Philips – 12: 00 CEST / 6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PST
- Sony – 1:00 PM CEST / 7:00 AM EDT / 4:00 PM PST
- TCL – 2:30 PM CEST / 8:30 AM EDT / 5:30 PM PST
- Toshiba – 4:00 PM CEST / 10:00 AM EDT / 7:00 AM PST
- Sharp – 4:00 PM CEST / 10:00 AM EDT / 7:00 AM PST
- LG Mobile – 10 : 00 hrs CEST / 4:00 hrs EDT / 1:00 hrs PST
- Huawei – 10:30 hrs CEST / 4:30 hrs EDT / 1:30 hrs PST
Acer at IFA 2019
Acer was the first manufacturer to take the stage in Berlin before IFA 2019 .and this does not disappoint, announcing the revised Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop with a ridiculous 300Hz refresh rate, a new line of ConceptD devices including Microsoft Surface Studio's RTX Studio ConceptD 9 Pro, refreshed Swift 3 and Swift 5 models and more.
Asus at IFA 2019
Asus had a lot to show at its event on September 4, with ROG Phone 2, ProArt StudioBook One and StudioBook Pro X topping the show. It also unveiled a wave of new gaming laptops with 300Hz screens and a ProArt display, which is exactly the first to support the HDR 1600 and a variable refresh rate between 48 and 120Hz (to eliminate motion blur).
Amazon at IFA 2019
Well, we didn't see that coming. On September 3, Amazon announced that there was nothing new about the hardware of new hardware before IFA 2019, including OLED Fire TV Edition and Fire TV Edition Soundbar, a new 65-inch Toshiba Fire TV Edition with Dolby Vision HDR and a refreshed Fire TV Cube, and new partnerships that will see Fire TV sold in more markets.
BMW at IFA 2019
BMW is said to be the BMW presents a standalone vehicle with 5G baked in IFA 2019. Unfortunately, little is known about the car and when it will be presented, but it will not be the first time when the car was introduced at IFA – Mercedes showed off the refurbished interior, which debuts in the new A-Class at IFA 2018. So we'll have to wait and see what the car manufacturer has to offer.
LG at IFA 2019
LG came out in full force at CES 2019, introducing a 77-inch 8K OLED 4K TV, so we're expecting a finer appearance in IFA 2019. Most of the rumors we've heard so far, they are hinting at a display case aimed at the smartphone, including at least one new dual-screen handset and two mid-range devices. We need to see brand new 4K Ultra HD Cinebeam spotlights as well.
HisFA by IFA 2019
Budget maker Hisense stuns the media with the surprising announcement of a massive 85-inch 8K TV (also available in 75-inch configurations for those who are not space enough) and three new laser on September 5th. Unfortunately, there is no pricing information, but hopefully it will be a little cheaper than the LG 42,000 88-inch 8-inch OLED TV.
Huawei at IFA 2019
No one really knows what Huawei will do at IFA 2019 now that it has started inviting me to an event taking place in Munich on September 19, announcing Huawei Mate 30 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro, but one thing is for sure: there will still be a huge presence in the IFA. Some say it will release the Kirin 990, while others think we might see a 5G TV (or both).
OnePlus at IFA 2019
While OnePlus does not have an IFA 2019 event scheduled, there have been some talkers who claim that the much anticipated OnePlus TV will be shown behind closed doors during the conference. If so, you can bet on your bottom dollar that a leaking picture here and a titbit will pop up shortly thereafter, as the industry's dark cheekbone seems to make a quick buck.
Panasonic at IFA 2019
And Panasonic is a frequent sponsor of IFA, one of the largest attendees of the show, and we cannot see that changing any time soon. He usually uses IFA as a platform to show off stunning new television that never makes its way to the United States. But that doesn't mean we can't look with wonder, does it? On the bright side, TCL should have something neat about us.
Samsung at IFA 2019
Samsung's event on September 5 was a little more serious, with the company repeating the (re) release date of the fabulous Galaxy Fold and announcing a 55-inch QLED 8K TV, which was kind of weird. whereas television is sold in select markets for a short time. It also featured some personalized refrigerators, because why not?
Sonos in IFA 2019
If Sonos were a ship, the number of leaks he had would have sunk. To that end, we don't have to wonder what the audio titan of IFA 2019 brings – we already know. This is a Bluetooth speaker with AirPlay 2, Bluetooth and USB Type-C. It also has Auto Trueplay, can be connected to other Sonos hardware, and comes with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to boot.
Sharply in IFA 2019
No need to speculate: Sharp has confirmed that a huge 120-inch 8K TV will be announced in IFA 2019. Of course, this is not the largest 8K TV in the world (this would be Samsung's 292-inch The Wall Luxury), but is the most significant LCD TV so far, the Manufacturer also added that the TV includes 5G … to get more details from the artwork. Useful, huh?
Sony at IFA 2019
Sony is almost as unpredictable as it can be when it comes to IFA, using the show to announce everything from headsets to smartphones in the past. We should see a new phone at IFA 2019 – supposedly Xperia 2 – a new 4K TV and maybe even a new version of the 1000X headset (WH-1000XM3 was released at IFA 2018). We'll have to wait and see again.
TCL in IFA 2019
TCL bet big on IFA, it seems. According to various tipsters, the Chinese manufacturer is preparing to introduce many new technologies to the event, including a folding smartphone and a mini-LED TV. One also added that the company will introduce a new wearable device that brings 100-inch cinematic experience to a Ray-Bans pair-sized device.
What else to expect at IFA 2019
Above is just a small selection of manufacturers that will be at IFA 2019 in – Lenovo, Philips, Sennheiser, Qualcomm and Yamaha have their own events scheduled to show the most their new innovations, as a number of other brands do, and Digital Trends will be live-streamed, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with all the latest IFA 2019 news.