Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, IFA, begins in Germany today. For us Aussies it’s happening overnight, so we’ll likely awake to some exciting news about the latest and greatest gadgets.

But what, I hear you ask, exactly is IFA anyway?

Well, it’s one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany. It’s special to tech enthusiasts because, unlike other tech trade shows, it allows access to the general public — with 200,000 people expected to visit!

Hints and rumours have gone into overdrive and people from all around the world have been tweeting their excitement:

We’re expecting to see some very exciting product announcements from major phone manufacturers who have already sent out invitations to their keynote speeches.

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