If Samsung doesn’t decide to take the wraps off the Galaxy Note 5 early, the Koreans may have to contend with Microsoft for the IFA 2015 spotlight, although the latter is unlikely to make any moves on the Lumia front.
Psyched about the half a dozen Windows 10 Mobiles Redmond will probably launch by the year’s end, despite recent layoffs and a looming reshuffle of the giant’s smartphone business? Alas, we’re pretty sure the purportedly extravagant Lumia 940 and 940 XL won’t come out in Berlin two months from now.
And neither should the upper mid-range 840 and 840 XL, since the company’s only IFA event so far confirmed is a keynote centered on “tablets, 2-in-1s, premium notebooks, gaming devices and all-in-ones that will light up the Windows 10 experience for customers.”
The press conference takes place Friday, September 4, during the trade show’s opening day, at 3 pm in the CityCube event hall on the Messe Berlin fairgrounds. Certainly sounds fancy, and we expect a barrage of groundbreaking hardware running new software demoed and detailed.
Taking the role of master of ceremonies once again, corporate vice president of the OEM Division Nick Parker will essentially carry on from where he left off back at Computex in Taipei early last month.
Some of the gear flaunted in Asia could re-debut for the old continent, including the MSI GT72 Dominator Pro gaming laptop with built in eye-tracking tech, versatile hybrids like the Acer R13 or HP Spectre x360, powerhouse Asus Zen Aio Z240 or “borderless” new Dell XPS 15.
While the magic word “smartphones” doesn’t feature in the unveil’s formal announcement, tablets are teased, so technically, there’s hope for a convertible Surface Pro 4. Very slim hopes, unfortunately, given the Surface line is typically refreshed at dedicated gatherings, with the participation of higher-ranking MS officials.
Source: Windows Central