Lenovo is the first to show off MediaTek’s new LTE-enabled MT6595 Octa-core processor, featuring 4 ARM Cortex-A17 cores with 4 ARM Cortex-A7 cores, with 4K H265 video record and playback, with LTE on the main die for the first time for MediaTek, they advertise it having MediaTek CorePilot HMP heterogeneous multiprocessing technology, enabling to run at the full power of all 8 processor cores while also scaling down to lowest power consumption, it may be one of the fastest ARM processors on the market yet. Lenovo introduces with Vibe X2 their new layered design mixing materials by the layer which makes for a new style of smartphone design that is really interesting. Lenovo Vibe X2 retails at $399 in the markets where it gets released.
Henry walks around the Toshiba IFA 2014 booth and checks out their Chromebooks, their Intel Laptops, Intel Tablets, Sports camera, 4K TVs, smart mirrors, and experimental 4K TVs.
Silver Nanowire Transparent Conductors From Cambrios for Touch Screens, Solar Panels, Lighting and Flexible displays
Cambrios CEO John LeMoncheck at IFA 2014 gives an update on the great progress they are making with AgNW transparent conductors for touch screens, enabling flexible touch, thin and light form that is suitable for wearable devices. With the latest launch of thin iPhones and Apple Watch, the race for thin, light, curved, flexible electronic devices has begun and material such as Cambrios ClearOhm silver nano wires are key to enable these technologies. In this video you will see their latest, never shown before 7” single layer touch screen that is highly conductive, transparent, very thin and light and suitable for bezel-less device designs. Apart from touch screens they are also enabling transparent solar cells, OLEd lighting, flexible displays like ePaper and OLED.
Allwinner Technology announces its brand-new high performance octa-core processor A83T for full HD tablets. Based on TSMC’s new 28nm HPC process, A83T is designed to be a high performance but extremely power-efficient octa-core processor packing eight highly energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at 2.0GHz implementing advanced ARM big.LITTLE architecture to maximize battery life. Imaginations PowerVR GPU is also included to deliver the best balance between graphic processing performance and power consumption.
“Octa-core is leading the market now, so after the remarkable UltraOcta A80, we’re here to release another extraordinary octa-core A83T for middle range tablet market,” said Jack Lee, the Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner, “The system performance of Allwinner A83T octa core is definitely impressive, but that’s not all. Our customers and consumers will be amazed by its extremely low power consumption as well, which even outperforms most quad-core tablet processors in the market.”
Another noteworthy feature of A83T is its implementation of Allwinner’s next-gen SmartColor technology, Allwinner’s latest achievements in display technology, which helps to deliver splendid image quality with higher resolutions, providing tablet consumers with eye-pleasing visual effects.
The first octa-core tablets featuring Allwinner A83T are to hit in Q4 2014 with several designs to be shown at the Hong Kong Fairs next month.
- Allwinner unveils A83T octa-core processor (liliputing.com)
- AllWinner Announces A83T Octa Core Processor for Tablets (cnx-software.com)
Trabi-XXL provides unique Trabant stretch-limousine tours in Berlin driving around most famous sights and getting so much attention, it’s hard to get more attention in Germany. Watch me with my cousins taking a tour of Berlin in the Trabi-XXL.de stretch Limousine!
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Anyone want to use one of these for more than 3 minutes? I’m not impressed with the experience. Sorry.
Rifda is a Shenzhen based producer of transparent LCDS. The transparent LCDS make it into products such as 3D glasses as well as point of sale products for banks.
The pico projector accessory enables one to output anything that the One Touch Hero displaying onto another surface. The pico projector is powered by the phone through the docking connector using an HDMI signal. The projector technology is a yet produced laser beam technology from an unspecified partner. The device lacks wired HDMI support and instead uses miracast for TV output. The TV link accessory provides Miracast wireless display support to TVs lack that functionality. The Miracast TV stick has a broadcom Arm processor in it. The TV link won’t be included but the price should be less than 50 USD. The price of the pico project remains unspecified.
Another accessory for the Alcatel One Touch Hero includes a LED smart cover which can be used to display notifications and system functions such as displaying the time or music visualization. The power consumption of the LED smart cover is very low at 1mah. When no notifications or system functions are displayed the cover will not display anything and will look like a regular cover. The wireless charging cover and LED Smart cover will be included in some markets. The One Touch Hero also has it is phone accesory that connects by bluetooth and enables phone calls and SMS without using the device itself. The Phone accessory will included with the One Touch Hero. The phone accessory can also play music and find the device if it is lost.
Innos is a Chinese producer of Android smartphones. Innos primarily targets Asian and European markets. Innos makes around 200,000 – 300,000 phones per month. Innos is a licensee of Qualcomm. Innos also makes products for other brands.
D10 – 5″ Full HD OGS screen smartphone with A Qualcomm processor and 3000mah (6000mah). The price should be 250 Euro.
i2 – 4.3″ QHD Smartphone with Qualcomm Quad Core processor. The price is 200 Euro.
d9 – 4.3″ QHD Dual core MSM 8225 with a 4160mah battery. The price is around 200 Euro.
i6 – 4.5″ QHD Qualcomm processor. The Price is around 200 Euros. Not much was given in the way of specifications.
More information about Innos can be found at http://www.innos.co/en/
Panasonic launches their new Lumix GX7 compact Micro 4/3 Mirorrless camera with interchangeable lenses, showing it for the first time for people to try it out at IFA 2013. The Panasonic GX7 has classical retro-like analogue designs in silver and black styles and features modern cutting edge technology. The camera supports the latest new Panasonic lenses and also supports the usage of older lenses with adapters. The small size of the camera doesn’t prevent it from offering better image quality even than the Panasonic GH3 (which is the camera I use since January of this year). The quality offered by the GX7 is one of the best of any camera on the market today. Panasonic has developed a whole new sensor. The retail Price is about 1000 Euros in Europe and about $1000 in the USA. The GX7 offers basic video recording features similar to the GH3 but is not designed with that functionality in mind (does not support mini-jack audio input for example). Panasonic’s Lumix cameras are designed and manufactured in Japan. Panasonic itself has been manufacturing cameras for years often for other brand names. Panasonic also made cameras before they introduced the Lumix brand name in 2008. How soon for Panasonic’s consumer 4K cameras? Will there be a sub-$2000 Lumix GH4 with 4K support next year?
Toshiba presents their latest Excite Pro Android tablet. The Toshiba Excite Pro features a 2560×1600 resolution and a Tegra4 processor. The price for the Excite Pro is 429 Euros and 479 euros for the version with a keyboard. The Excite Pro is available in Europe soon after IFA is over. The Excite Write is Toshiba’s Other Tablet with features similar to the pro but it has a Wacom digitizer added on. The Excite Pro is 599 Euro. The Excite Pro is also available as a keyboard bundle.
Idoit is a Korea based producer of consumer electronics such as gaming and multimedia products. The Gam.r is a game console attachment for Android smartphones. The Gam.r was demonstrated using a Galaxy Note 2. The Gam.r controller attachment is also available for the Galaxy S3 or S4. The Gam.r should retail for 60 Euros including the miracast dongle. The Cliq.r acts a remote control for your smartphone enabiling it to be used as a set top box. The iDuo is a Bluetooth adapter that outputs your phones screen to HDMI. The iDuo Vu acts as a second screen for any MHL compatible smartphone. Idoit’s core business is making TV sattellites.
Bright Future is a Shenzhen based maker of consumer electronics. Bright Future bases their smartphones on Mediatek platforms. The price difference between 6589 and 6589T is 2.5 USD. Bright Future sells about 80,000 phones every month. Bright Future mostly targets Europe and South Asia.
B645 – a 6.45″ Full HD screen smartphone with a MTK 6589t processor. The price is 243 USD in bulk.
B608 – 6″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6589 processor. The price is 168 USD in bulk.
H602 – 6″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a unspecified MTK dual core processor. The price is 120 USD in bulk.
H572 – 5.7″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6577. The price is 135 USD in bulk.
H53 – 5.3″ HD (1280×720) screen smartphone with a MTK 6577. The price is 110 USD in bulk.
B501Q3 -5″ HD (1280×720) or QHD (960×540) screen smartphone with a MTK 6589m processor. The price is 138 USD for QHD or 158 USD for HD in bulk.
B5012F – 5″ (1280×720) OGS screen smartphone with MTK 6589m processor. The price is 158 USD.
B4513 – 4.5″ QHD (960×540) screen with MTK 6572 processor. The price is 74 USD in bulk. The design resembles a HTC One.
Bright Future also makes a variety of devices MTK 6577a processors a downgraded version of the MTK 6577. The prices start at 49 USD.
The Archos Childpad is a 10″ or 8″ rugged tablet aimed at the younger audience. The Childpad has a toy bear Mp3 player attached to it for the purpose of playing audio files away from the tablet, it works by having music dragged to it. The Bear Mp3 player charges through the tablet. The price is targetted to have a retail price of about 160 Euro for 10.1″ and 130 Euro for 8. The 8″ version lacks a handle and lack the bear MP3 player. Expect the product to launch around October or November.
The Alcatel One Touch Hero has a E Ink display cover which can display system functions and can act as a second screen for reading ebooks. The E Ink cover attaches to the device using a docking pin on the side of the device. The E Ink screen by displaying content rather than having the LCD do it you save power. The final version of the cover will have the ability to magnetically clip to the back. The E Ink cover at this time only supports the built in e-reader app but 3rd support should come in the future. The One touch hero has a 6″ full hd screen with pen support, the MT6589T 1.5Ghz Quad-core processor, 8gb and 16gb options with Micro SD expansion, 2gb of ram, and 3400mah battery.
Sony AX1 4K Camorder, records 4K 24p/25p/30p/50p/60p on XQD memory cards in XAVC S codec at 60/100/150mbitps
Sony presents their first consumer 4K camcorder. The price is $4500€. Records 3840×2160 in 24p, 30p, 25p, 50p and 60p. Encoding using Sony’s new XAVC S codec. XAVC S is a new version of XAVC, used in Sony’s higher-end F5 and F55. XAVC S 4K footage is encoded in 3 possible bitrates 60mbit/s, 100mbit/s and 150 Mbit/s on Sony’s new XQD memory card format. SD Card is only for 1080p recording, the USB host port might allow for 4K recording to an external hard drive, I am not sure. This new Sony camcorder arrives on the market in November. The end of this video also shows some of the latestSony 4K TVs selling for starting about 4000€ in Europe for Sony’s 55″ 4K TV and about 5500€ for Sony’s 65″ 4K TV.
Here’s Eva at the Allwinner booth announcing the launch of the new Allwinner A23 dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-400MP2 GPU, they claim it to be the most efficient dual-core in the world. The new Allwinner A23 offers lower power consumption, better performance and a lower more optimized cost compared to the previous Allwinner A20. Allwinner products support Android up to version 4.2.2 with 4.3 coming later. The A23 will be mass produced in October to be shown in devices here on ARMdevices.net in the weeks to come. Allwinner claims to be the largest producer of ARM SoCs for tablets in the world.
Qualcomm shows off their new Mirasol for smartwatch prototype, the Qualcomm Toq, they are releasing a few hundred “good yield” smartwatches to some limited amount of people who will be able to order, pre-order it online. Does this mean the Qualcomm Mirasol screen can be mass produced? Qualcomm does say that this smartwatch prototype is only going to be released in a limited amount to a limited amount of people.
More information at: http://toq.qualcomm.com/