The IFA consumer electronic show officially kicks off in Berlin on Thursday, but some companies will hold press events a day or two early: and plenty of news has been leaking ahead of schedule.
One thing that seems pretty clear? Acer will be showing off that gaming tablet the company’s been trotting out at press events for much of the year. Hopefully we’ll get some official specs and a release date this time.
- Acer’s teaser for this week’s press event seems to emphasize gaming machines
The teaser video clearly shows the Acer Predator tablet, but the company is also teasing what looks like desktop and notebook gaming systems. [Acer]
- 2015 LG Nexus 5 specs leaked (again)
Another day, another leak involving LG’s upcoming Google Nexusx phone with a 5.2 inch display. Android Police tends to be pretty cautious when reporting leaked info, so if they’re running these specs, they must be pretty confident in their source. So what should we expect? A 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and a 2,700 mAh battery for a price that’s lower than a typical flagship. [Android Police]
- Xiaomi Mi4c leaked: Snapdragon 808 and USB C?
Xiaomi may be preparing to launch a new variant of its Mi4 smartphone, this time with a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 13MP and 5MP cameras, and a USB Type C connector. [GizmoChina]
- Sling TV internet TV service now supports Amazon Fire tablets
Pretty soon Sling TV will be like Doom: you’ll be able to run it on everything. [Sling]
- Huawei Watch gets Bluetooth certification
In case you needed more evidence that the Huawei smartwatch was coming soon, it just received certification from the Bluetooth SIG. While the certification website doesn’t usually provide many hardware details, this time the site did confirm that the Huawei Watch would feature Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and an IP67 dustproof/waterproof case. [Bluetooth SIG]
- There are three different versions of MediaTek’s Helio X10 processor
All three are octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 chips, but some are more powerful than others. [Phone Arena]
- Razer launches an updated version of the Nabu X activity tracker, coming in October for $100
The button’s been moved and there’s a new version of the companion app, which is also available for the original Nabu and Nabu X.[Razer]