Microsoft continues to fuel the interest of gamers in the Xbox Series X. In its blog, the company told more details about the characteristics of the console, as well as previously unknown software features.
The company confirmed that the Xbox Series X is based on the Zen 2 processor, while the RDNA 2 architecture became the basis for the graphics chip. Iron allowed Microsoft to reach 12 teraflops, which is twice as powerful as the Xbox One X and eight times as powerful as the Xbox One.
The company focused not only on the technical part of the console, but also on the software. So, the Xbox Series X will receive Variable Rate Shading technology, which distributes the resources of the graphic chip to draw objects that are in the player’s field of vision. According to Microsoft, the technology will improve gaming performance and frame rate without compromising image quality.
The hardware DirectX Raytracing will appear, which is also used in the PlayStation 5, the main competitor of the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft will get a fast SSD, which will allow users to hold two games in their memory and instantly switch between them. In addition, thanks to Dynamic Latency Input, engineers increase responsiveness by reducing the response time of the wireless controller.
The Xbox Series X will also feature Smart Delivery, which will install only the right version of the game on the users console. For example, having bought Halo Infinite for the Xbox One, the version for this console will be downloaded to the console, not the universal one, which will then adapt the graphics to the hardware. This feature will work with all Microsoft exclusives, and will also be available to third-party developers.
After the announcement of the Mi 10 smartphone, Xiaomi is now preparing for the presentation of the flagship under the Redmi brand. Now the network has new information about the device.
According to Indian insider Sudhanshu Ambhore, the Redmi K30 Pro will be released in two versions. How they will differ, he did not report. We can only assume that we are talking about smartphones with support for 4G and 5G. This is not difficult to implement, because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip, which is attributed to the flagship, ships without a built-in 5G modem.
The Redmi K30 Pro is also credited with a battery with a capacity of about 4700 mAh and a main camera with four modules. The main sensor should be the same as the usual Redmi K30 – Sony IMX686 with a resolution of 64 megapixels.
The Redmi K30 Pro debuts in the spring with a price tag of less than $ 550.
Yesterday, the new flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 went on sale in China, and the company has already shared the first results.
The first batch of smartphones sold out in just 1 minute! The manufacturer does not say how many devices were in the first batch, but notes that total sales exceeded 200 million yuan ($ 28.65 million).
The next batch of Xiaomi Mi 10 will go on sale on February 18, already with the older version of Mi 10 Pro.
The head of Xiaomi Lei Jun assures that the production of smartphones began a month before the release, so the company tried to accumulate the necessary reserves. True, due to coronavirus and the suspension of plants, supplies will be limited in the next week or two.
And the vice president of the company and the head of Redmi, Lou Weibing, once again explained why the Xiaomi Mi 10 is much more expensive than the previous flagships. Recall that the cost of Mi 10 starts at $ 573, Mi 10 Pro – from $ 716.
First of all, the price was affected by the Snapdragon 865 processor, which costs twice as much as the Snapdragon 855. Also add to the price a screen-waterfall with a frequency of 90 Hz and a hole for the front camera, a 108-megapixel camera, LPDDR5 RAM, an increased battery and a new cooling system.
Popular insider Evan Blass shared a promotional image of LG’s new flagship smartphone.
We are talking about the LG V60 ThinQ, which will be the only top-end smartphone of the Korean manufacturer this year, because the G-series will no longer be. According to the poster, the device will be equipped with four microphones, a 5000 mAh battery, a headphone jack and a main camera with four modules.
According to previous leaks, the LG V60 will also receive a 6.7-6.9-inch display with a drop-shaped cutout and a resolution of 2K, a sub-screen fingerprint scanner and, of course, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with a 5G modem.
Wait for the announcement of the smartphone at the MWC 2020 is not worth it. The flagship will be shown later at a separate event.
Following the official information about the flagships of the Samsung Galaxy S20, mentions of new Samsung Galaxy Buds + wireless headphones appeared on the network. True, they were highlighted not on the official website of the manufacturer, but in the application for iOS.
The App Store does not yet have this application, but it seems to be a tool for pairing headphones with Apple devices. By the way, ordinary Galaxy Buds do not have such an application.
Here you can see the battery level in the headphones and charging case, general information and the availability of software updates.
There is also an image of Galaxy Buds +, but nothing new here: the outwardly new model is the same as the old one.
Samsung Galaxy Buds + is credited with improved autonomy, an active noise isolation system and a price of $ 150.
By the way, Galaxy Buds + will not be bundled with flagships, but Samsung will give them for free for pre-order Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Recently, Xiaomi Mi 9T smartphones received an update from MIUI 11 based on Android 10. However, with the new firmware, users started to have problems.
After installing the MIUI 188.8.131.52 update, which includes Android security fixes from January, smartphones started to run a little on battery power.
On forums, users write that if before a single charge was enough for 9-10 hours of work, now it is 6-7 hours at best. Moreover, the smartphone’s settings indicate that Android is the most “gluttonous” – it consumes more than 30% of the battery charge.
For example, one of the users in 24 minutes watching videos on YouTube, the charge decreased from 100% to 87%.
Many people advise clearing the cache, disabling autorun, and restarting the smartphone periodically. There is a cardinal method – reset to factory settings. However, we immediately warn that not all of these manipulations work for everyone.
Most likely, in the near future, Xiaomi will release a new update for Mi 9T, which will fix the error.
Xiaomi has finally revealed information when to wait for the appearance of a new smartphone under the Poco brand.
According to the brand’s general manager, the device will debut next month in India. The exact date has not yet been reported. It should be announced closer to the presentation.
At the event, the Poco X2 smartphone will debut, which, according to leaks, will become the global version of the Redmi K30. The novelty is likely to receive the same characteristics. This is a 6.67-inch 120Hz IPS display with FHD + resolution, a dual-selfie cutout, a Snapdragon 730G processor, a main camera with four modules, a 4500 mAh battery with fast 30-watt charging, and Google’s NFC module for contactless payments Pay. How much the device will cost is unknown.
Indian TrueTech Edition Releases First
Image of OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone.
The picture confirmed some of the new features. The device will receive a display with curved edges, thin frames and a hole in the left corner for the front camera. In addition, in the photo you can see the OxygenOS shell with setting the refresh rate of the picture. Users will be able to choose one of three modes: 60, 90 or 120 Hz. Unlike the Galaxy S20, the 120-hertz screen in the OnePlus 8 Pro will work with QHD + resolution.
The smartphone is credited with an OLED panel with a diagonal of 6.7 inches, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with a 5G modem, 8/12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of ROM and a battery of 4100 mAh or more. The novelty will be equipped with a new fast charging Warp Charge, as well as the main camera with four modules and a Sony IMX686 sensor of 60 megapixels.
OnePlus 8 Pro should be announced with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite in the second quarter of this year.
Google developers will soon add a very useful feature to their proprietary call application.
Experts from XDA-Developers found in the new version of Google Phone 43.0.28919110, which recently received owners of Pixel 4 smartphones. In the application code, the craftsmen found a mention and even a logo of the function for recording conversations. Such an opportunity was previously available only through third-party applications on older versions of the OS, but starting with Android 9 Pie Google closed access to it. Therefore, now it is necessary to establish the root of the law for this.
Unfortunately, it is not yet known when the call recording function will appear in the application. Most likely, it will soon be added to the beta version of Google Phone.
In July 2019, Xiaomi introduced a new smartphone as part of the Android One program – Mi A3. It has a good “filling” and low cost, and it cannot boast of a new version of Android.
Xiaomi Mi A3 runs on the “original” Android, so the upgrade to Android 10 should have been among the first. Other companies have long updated smartphones with both “original” Android and branded shells, but there is still no update for Mi A3.
They promised to release the update back in October. After several months of waiting, users made a petition demanding that the Xiaomi Mi A3 be updated to Android 10. At the time of writing this news, it has collected more than 3 thousand signatures.
At the same time, the Indian representative of Xiaomi said on Twitter that the update will be released soon.
In addition, the other day on gitHub appeared source codes for Android 10 firmware for Mi A3 and Mi A2, which means that the update will be released soon.