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New smartphones, tablets and gadgets to expect at IFA 2014

Chris Martin | July 21, 2014
IFA 2014 in Berlin is just weeks away so we've rounded up the best smartphone, tablet and gadgets which might be launched.

Samsung Gear VR

You've probably heard of the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, well Gear VR is supposedly Samsung's answer. It's a virtual reality headset (hence the VR in the name) which developers are already testing, according to rumours and Samsung is hurriedly working order to launch the product at IFA.

It will apparently work only with high-end Samsung devices. The virtual reality effect is possible through head-tracking using the docked smartphone's acceleromter, gyroscope and processing power. The Gear VR has an OLED display and runs the Tizen OS.

Nvidia Shield Tablet

This one is up in the air but's it possible that the leaked Nvidia Sheild tablet, pictured above via evleaks. It will be a follow-up to the Shield hand-held system. Rumours suggest the device will have a 7.9in display and the image appears to show front facing stereo speakers.

Little else is known about the device but it will supposedly and likely be powered by Nvidia's latest Tegra K1 system-on-chip processor.

 

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