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A Samsung smartwatch and smartphones with bigger screens expected in Berlin

Mikael Ricknäs | Sept. 3, 2013
4K video is also expected to make an appearance on smartphones and TVs.

Just like last year, all the major vendors are expected to show new 4K TVs, although it remains to been seen whether they have cheaper models in store. Rumors ahead of the show are mostly about 4K products that are out of reach for most consumers, including a 98-inch TV from Samsung.

One way to get around the shortage of 4K video content is to allow users to create their own, which is what Acer's Liquid S2 does. The device will be unveiled at IFA, and is the first smartphone capable of recording 4K video. The device has a 6-inch full HD screen and is also powered by 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. The Liquid S2 version will be available at the end of October. Pricing was not announced.

Sony's Xperia Z1 is also rumored to be capable of 4K video recording.

IFA opens in Berlin on Friday and will continue through Sept. 11.


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