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DJ Koh has been at it again. After letting slip about the Note 9 before it launched, he has now also revealed some details about Samsung's highly anticipated foldable phone -- which is on track for being a world-first.

It doesn't have an official name, but it is generally referred to as the Samsung Galaxy X. These are the details we have so far.

In addition to teasing its upcoming Mate 20 phone at IFA last week, Huawei also announced its first ever smart speaker -- The Huawei AI Cube.

But much like the reportedly amazing Matebook X Pro, the Cube isn't coming to Australia. And neither are the new P20 colours.

So I decided to ask Huawei why we always miss out.

I've never been a fan of 2-in-1 laptops. I'm a simple girl who likes her keyboard at the front at all times.

But even I have to admit that Lenovo's Yoga series has always been sleek, and the watchband hinge quite sexy.

And this year the brand is taking it to the next level by installing a rotating Dolby Atmos 3D speaker into it.

I had to try it.

Here at Gizmodo we're big fans of IFA. Not only is it Europe's biggest tech show where some of the best announcements of the year are made... it's where you can find some of the more unique products that the tech world has to offer.

Suffice to say, we were on the prowl for the quirky stuff. These were our favourites.

IFA is Europe’s largest technology trade show and its origins go back to to 1924, a solid 50 years before CES was even a thing. And just because it takes place in far away Germany, doesn’t mean we don’t care. IFA was the first place people were introduced to the compact audio cassette and early portable TVs. Here’s a look at all coolest stuff from IFA 2018.

Held in Berlin, Germany, IFA is a huge mashup of appliances, audio equipment, computers, and sausages, and unlike CES, it’s open to the public. Think Coachella for gadget nerds if you will, but with way better beer. And it’s here that a lot of big Asian and European companies get to show their wares, many of which will never see an official stateside release. So we wanted to take a little time to go over all the big phone debuts that happened at IFA 2018.

TCL rolled into IFA last week with a cheaper version of its KEY2, the KEY2 LE.

With smaller specs and fewer dollars on the table, it definitely has some potential when it comes attracting new customers who like their phones with a side of keyboard.

A for me, I still can't stand the things.

While Dell’s premium XPS systems tend to hog a lot of attention, its Inspiron laptops are often the more popular purchase simply because it’s hard for people to throw down $1,500 or more on a computer, especially on systems with screens smaller than 15-inches. So in an effort to bring its midrange laptops more in line with its sleeker, high-end notebooks, Dell gave its Inspiron notebooks a full revamp starting with midrange 2-in-1s.

I was wandering around one of the many halls at IFA over the weekend when something caught my eye -- the Polaroid booth. There was something there that surprised. Something I had never seen before...

A suite of Polaroid smart phones. And they have been around since 2015.

'Seamless integration' is a narrative that Samsung has been doubling down on since Unpacked in New York last month.

As the company continues to to its suite of smart home products, it is clearly trying to ensure that users aren't removed from the convenience of the ecosystem.

And to do that, I think they may even build a smart car.

One of the biggest announcements at Unpacked last month was Samsung's entry into the smart speaker market with the Galaxy Home.

Few details about the device were revealed at the event, so I thought that we would perhaps get a closer look at IFA. I was wrong.

After Honor’s CEO George Zhao let the proverbial cat out of the bag at its launch yesterday, Huawei has now officially announced its new chipset at IFA, the Kirin 980.

But that's not all.

It's been less than six months since the release of the P20 series, but Huawei is already planning it's next big thing, the Mate 20 which is launching in London on October 16.

With Samsung working on bendy displays to put in flexible phones and even providing those screens to Chinese phonemakers to help grow the ecosystem, it’s clear a new era for smartphones is just around the corner. However, it seems as though Nubia couldn’t wait that long. At IFA 2018, the company released a frankly outrageous flexible screen device that looks like smartwatch, but promises even more.

You wanted to love the original Lenovo Yoga Book. It had a pretty display, and its keyboard doubled as a pad for pen input, which besides just being neat also allowed it to be one of the thinnest laptops available at .38 inches. Plus, it cost just $799). But the original Yoga Book was profoundly flawed and not a good buy for anyone beyond gadget nerds with extra cash. The new .39-inch Yoga Book C930, with a second e-ink display, is so outrageously neat that you could find yourself rooting for it despite its higher $1,999 price tag.

If you compare all of the cheaper fitness trackers currently available, you’ll find a lot of similarities when it comes to their hardware, design, and functionality. So to make its new vívosmart 4 stand out, Garmin has instead tried to innovate on the software side by using all of the data the wearable is tracking to provide new insights about how your body is doing, including a new Body Battery feature that estimates your energy levels.

Beautiful hinges have become something of a trend in laptops and 2-in-1s over the last few years. Lenovo has now taken it to the next level by installing a Dolby Atmos speaker in its latest flagship entry into its Yoga range -- the Yoga C930.

And it rotates.