In Short

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) is an annual consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany, which often serves as a launching platform for smartphone and tablet manufacturers. Think of it as a mini-Mobile World Congress. This is where we've often seen Samsung dominate with the release of its yearly Galaxy Note model, but the Note 5 is already on the streets. We do, however, have the Gear 2 smartwatch waiting for us, and it wouldn't surprise us to see a few other, well — surprises crop up!

This year’s event officially runs from Sept. 4-9, with the official media days leading up to it — so look for coverage to really kick off starting Sept 1 or 2.

While press events typically take place around the city in the lead up to IFA, much of the action will center on Messe Berlin, the massive event venue that plays host to the show. Android Central will be on the ground at IFA to bring you full coverage of the show's events. Keep watching this page for all the latest developments!