IFA 2019 – news, hands on reviews and more
Welcome to Trusted Reviews’ IFA 2019 page. We’ll be reporting from the show from the 6th-11th September and bringing you the latest computing, phone and AV announcements direct from the show floor in Berlin.
Updated: the countdown to IFA, Europe’s biggest technology show, is happening in earnest, with the show just a few weeks away now.
The IFA trade show – or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, for those in the know and in possession of faultless German (it means ‘International Radio and Television show’) – is a hotbed of consumer tech goodness and hosting consumer tech product launches aplenty.
Trusted Reviews is of course sending a full team to the event, to bring you live reports on the latest releases, hands on reviews and our sense of what was best.
Can anyone go to IFA 2019?
Yes. Unlike some other trade oriented shows, IFA is also open to the Berlin public, and we have 20 tickets to give away to our excellent readers, which you can find out more about here.
When is IFA 2019?
The show itself kicks off on the 4th September, which is when we’ll be there, but is open to the public from the 6th September, closing on the 11th.
What can we expect from IFA 2019?
With many major firms such as Samsung, Sony, and LG attending and showing off what they’ve been working on over the past few months, we’re expecting significant announcements from Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Intel, Huawei. Sharp, Toshiba and Phillips in particular, based on the press events we’ve been invited to.
It’s too early to say much more than that, and we don’t want to speculate ahead of the event.
What about previous IFAs?
To get you in the right frame of mind here’s what we particularly enjoyed from IFA, from previous years:
- Best of IFA 2018: where we awarded ‘best smartwatch’ to the Skagen Falster 2 if you can recall that one.
- Best of IFA 2017: where Samsung launched its Gear Sport and Fit smartwatches, and Sony launched its Xperia XZ1.
- Best of IFA 2016: where we got surprisingly excited about coffee… as well as the Yoga Book.
Where can I find out more?
The main IFA website is here, if you’re looking to visit as either a member of the general public or as an exhibitor.
Tell me more about those free tickets again…
IFA is open to the public and anyone can order tickets via its main site here.
But as Trusted Reviews is also an official IFA media partner this year (say hello if you see us) we receive 20 free tickets as part of the arrangement – each one worth upwards of £40 each.
We’re giving away these tickets to 20 of our luckiest readers, and to grab one, all you have to do is answer the ludicrously easy question posed here.
That’s it for now. All IFA related news will be appended to this page below, so bookmark it so you don’t miss out.