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Poco M2 goes on sale today: price, specs, and availability

Update (September 25): The Poco M2 will go on sale in India at 12 noon today via Flipkart. Poco’s latest budget phone, the Poco M2 will go on sale for the first time today. The device was unveiled last week in India as the cheapest phone with 6GB of RAM.  The device will go on sale via Flipkart at 12 noon today. The Poco M2 comes in two configurations. The 6GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 10,999 while the 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs 12,499. Colour options include Pitch Black, Slate Blue and Brick Red.` (Image credit: Poco) Poco M2 specs On the front, the Poco M2 sports a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080. There’s also Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. The fingerprint scanner is located under the cameras on the back. The entire phone is also P2i coated for splash-resistance.  The Poco M2 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset with. This is an octa-core processor built on the 12nm process. The Mali G52 clocked at 950MHz takes care of the graphics duties. MediaTek’s HyperEngine Gaming technology also makes the cut. It is also the cheapest phone in India to offer 6GB of RAM across the board. There’s up to 128GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by 256GB via micro SD.   On the back is a quad-camera setup consisting of a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 5MP macro shooter…Continue readingPoco M2 goes on sale today: price, specs, and availability

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Google’s Pixel 5 design and specs revealed in latest leaks

Google has already announced an event for its upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G smartphones on September 30th, and it has even teased the phones themselves. But a new leak from WinFuture has revealed the best look yet at Google’s new flagship Pixel 5, along with nearly all of its specs. As rumored, the Pixel 5 will reportedly feature a Snapdragon 765G processor, complete with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, although WinFuture says that it’ll only support sub-6GHz 5G. That’s surprising, given that Verizon (which has historically sold Google’s flagship smartphones) requires mmWave 5G support for its network, although it’s possible that — similar to other recent Android phones — there are plans for a unique Verizon-exclusive variant with the extra support. Image: WinFuture The display is apparently a 6.0-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a hole-punch selfie camera to match the recently released 4A. Google appears to have shrunken down the “chin” on the bottom of the display, too, for a uniform bezel around the display. Notably absent: the radar-based Motion Sense array for gesture controls that were touted as a major feature of last year’s Pixel 4, along with any sort of in-display fingerprint scanner. Google is apparently sticking with a standard, rear-mounted option, although WinFuture doesn’t have any pictures of the back of the device to share yet. Rounding out the specs are 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a…Continue readingGoogle’s Pixel 5 design and specs revealed in latest leaks

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Poco X3: Specs, launch date and price in India

Poco is quickly gaining popularity as one of the go-to brands for great value-for-money smartphones. While we still wait for the Poco F2, the upcoming Poco X3 gets closest to a flagship that we’ve seen from the Xiaomi brand. Originally pegged as a OnePlus Nord rival, the Poco X3 recently made its global debut in Europe. Soon after, it was confirmed to launch in India on September 22. It will aim to bring a lot of segment-firsts when it arrives, with a new chipset, high refresh rate display, a large battery and promising cameras. It will face stiff competition from the likes of the Realme 7 Pro, Realme Narzo 20 Pro, Moto One Fusion Plus, the Samsung Galaxy M31s and more. With all of them excelling in a few aspects, the Poco X3 seems to be a jack of all. It remains to be seen if the Indian variant will have any key differences.  Cut to the chase  What is it? The successor to the Poco X2   When is it coming? September 22 in India   How much will it cost? Around Rs 20,000  Poco X3 launch date and price in India It’s time to redefine #SmoothAF.Get ready for the #POCOX3. Arriving on 22nd September at 12 noon on @Flipkart.To know something that you don’t, visit here: https://t.co/NSmwqs6yLY pic.twitter.com/lbeTQfpK9mSeptember 16, 2020 Poco India has finally confirmed that the Poco X3 will launch in India on September 22. It made its global debut in Europe last week on September 7, not too…Continue readingPoco X3: Specs, launch date and price in India

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Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs point to a next-gen game that anyone can run

CD Projekt Red dropped the minimum and recommended specs for Cyberpunk 2077 on its latest Night Wire Live stream event on Friday and gamers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief – for the most part, they’re really accessible. According to CD Projekt Red the game will run on an Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or an AMD Radeon RX 470 and only needs an Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310 processor. Considering some of these parts were released back in 2013, the vast majority of PC gamers should be covered under the minimum specs. That being said, the recommended specs do take things up a notch.  For that, CD Projekt Red is recommending a Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury and the slightly newer Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 3 3200G. The dev is also urging gamers to use an SSD with 70GB of free space over a standard hard drive to reduce loading times. Still, though, that’s very achievable. Here’s the complete specs list: (Image credit: Future) Specs, obviously, are just numbers for most of us – but they can also be gateways for some gamers who can’t afford the latest and greatest gear. When devs optimize their upcoming games for older hardware, it opens the floodgates to pretty much everyone to jump in and play. So, from all us gamers out there with budget PCs, thanks CD Projekt Red. Source linkContinue readingCyberpunk 2077 PC specs point to a next-gen game that anyone can run

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PS5 release date, design, specs and news for Sony’s PlayStation 5

The PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is Sony’s long-awaited next-generation console, it costs $499.99 / £449.99 / AU$749.95 and will be available from November 12, 2020 (in select markets).  We’ve got full PS5 details for you below, including detailed break downs of pricing and availability, so read on to find out everything you need to know about the PlayStation 5. UPDATE: The PS5 Showcase event has finished, and we now know the PS5 price and release date, plus five new games were revealed, and we got to learn about the new ‘PlayStation Plus Collection’ which brings a number of PS4 titles to the PS5 at launch.  There’s really not much left to know about the PS5, which is good because you can now start planning which version you’re going to get, what games you’ll pick up first, the accessories you’ll need, how much you need to save and when exactly it’ll land on your doorstep. We’ve glimpsed the PS5 design, seen the PS5 games line-up, including Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and know a lot about the console’s specs and features. These include an SSD for fast loading, ray-tracing, a built-in 4K Blu-ray player, and backwards compatibility with thousands of titles in the PS4’s game library. However, and possibly more importantly, we now also know the the PS5 price and release date. The PS5 is a very different-looking console to the PS4, with its space-age black-and-white color scheme looking a little different to PlayStations of the past. There’s more than one…Continue readingPS5 release date, design, specs and news for Sony’s PlayStation 5

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AMD Ryzen 4000 release date, laptops and specs: everything we know about AMD’s next CPUs

The AMD Ryzen 4000 unveiled to quite a bit of fanfare at CES 2020. And now the company has started to deliver, at least with their mobile lines. They may be revolutionizing the gaming laptop scene with almost the kind of performance that one might expect from their desktop counterparts. Actual proof exists in the form of such laptops like the Asus Zephyrus G14, which combine a great boost in performance with more power efficiency, to deliver power on par with desktops. And the mobile chips are a big part of that improvement. When AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors were introduced this past summer, it was alongside their siblings, the business desktop line of the AMD Ryzen Pro 4000-series processors. The Pros are now available from multiple retailers in Europe as well as being listed in the US. Based on a 7nm+ manufacturing process, AMD Ryzen 4000 desktop processors could potentially push clock speeds high enough to really make Intel hurt, especially if Team Blue stays stuck at 14nm on desktop. This means that although Team Red is already sitting on top of the CPU world right now, selling 40% more processors than its rival, it’s going for the knockout.  As for when AMD Ryzen 4000 will arrive, it looks like we’ll be getting a keynote announcement on October 8, with a release likely coming in the following weeks. Because AMD Ryzen 4000 exists across mobile, with desktop processors likely arriving on October 8, there’s a ton of information and…Continue readingAMD Ryzen 4000 release date, laptops and specs: everything we know about AMD’s next CPUs

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Microsoft reveals Xbox Series S specs, promises four times the processing power of Xbox One

Microsoft is fully detailing its new Xbox Series S console today. The $299 next-gen console will arrive on November 10th, designed to be a more affordable option for 1440p gaming. Microsoft is using the same CPU from the Xbox Series X inside the Series S, running at 3.6Hz. This is only slightly slower than the 3.8GHz speed the Zen 2-based CPU runs at in the Series X. “The primary difference between Xbox Series X and S is the GPU,” explains Jason Ronald, Microsoft’s director of Xbox program management. “Xbox Series S delivers four times the processing power of an Xbox One console and supports experiences up to 120fps,” says Liz Hamren, head of platform engineering and hardware at Xbox. “The primary difference between Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is in resolution. Through talking to our customers, we found that many of our fans prioritize framerate over resolution, so we wanted to build a console that didn’t require a 4K TV.” That led Microsoft to use a different GPU inside the Xbox Series S to bring the price down, one that the company promises is around three times more powerful than the Xbox One. While Microsoft doesn’t go into detailed specifics on the GPU specs, we understand the Xbox Series S has 20 CUs at 1.550GHz. This calculates to around 4 teraflops of performance, compared to the 12 teraflops (52 CUs at 1.825 GHz) found on the larger Xbox Series X. There’s an obvious power gap here, but Microsoft…Continue readingMicrosoft reveals Xbox Series S specs, promises four times the processing power of Xbox One

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Realme 7 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro comparison: Specs, features and differences

Realme’s number series has been one of the best-selling devices since its inception. With six months after the launch of the Realme 6 series, the company has made the Realme 7 series official in India.  Realme 7 Pro comes after the success of the Realme 6 Pro, which is still one of the best value for money phones under Rs 20,000. It retains the same performance capabilities and improves in areas like display, battery, and charging. If you are in the market to pick the best among two devices from Realme, we’ve compared the specifications of the two devices with each other which will make your task easier and pick the one which is best suited for you. Realme 7 Pro and Realme 6 Pro price in India (Image credit: Eugen Wegmann) Configuration Realme 6 Pro Realme 7 Pro 6GB + 64GB Rs 17,999 – 6GB + 128GB Rs 18,999 Rs 19,999 8GB + 128GB Rs 18,999 Rs 21,999 The Realme 6 Pro was announced back in March 2020 for a starting price of Rs 16,999. However, after the GST price hike, the price went up to Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 for the top-end variant. The Realme 7 Pro, on the other hand, is priced pretty high. The base variant starts at Rs 19,999 while the top variant with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM is priced at Rs 21,999.  Check out the Realme 7 on Flipkart Realme 7 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro design (Image credit: Aakash…Continue readingRealme 7 Pro vs Realme 6 Pro comparison: Specs, features and differences

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Intel Tiger Lake release date, specs and news: all the details on Intel’s next 10nm chips

Intel Tiger Lake is the second 10nm microarchitecture to actually make it to commercially-available laptops, even though it’s the third overall – we all remember the nightmare that was Cannon Lake. What separates Intel Tiger Lake from its predecessor – 2019’s Ice Lake – is the inclusion of Intel Xe graphics, which promises a massive boost to graphics performance over the Intel Gen11 graphics found in Intel’s 10th-gen lineup. With this, Intel is promising absolutely monumental improvements across the board, no matter what kind of work you are trying to do.  And, while Intel has officially launched the architecture, it may be a while before we start seeing a ton of laptops packing these processors – though Acer and Asus have already announced new lineups.  So, now that we have all the juicy Intel Tiger Lake specs, release date and architecture information, we gathered everything up in one spot. And, as new laptops come out, we’ll be sure to keep this article updated, so be sure to keep it bookmarked.  (Image credit: Intel)  Cut to the chase What is it? Intel’s 10nm+ Core processor architecture  When is it out? Late 2020 How much is it? Depends on the laptop  Intel Tiger Lake release date  Intel initially announced Tiger Lake at CES 2020, but didn’t give a hard release date. However, the platform has officially been launched, and it should be filtering its way into laptops from every major OEM over the next few months. The first lineups we know of…Continue readingIntel Tiger Lake release date, specs and news: all the details on Intel’s next 10nm chips

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Lenovo’s Yoga 9i brings updated specs and a leather chassis

Lenovo‘s Yoga laptops are some of the OG 2-in-1 laptops, popularizing the 360-degree hinge seen in so many models today. The company has since consistently built some of the best-regarded convertibles, and today it announced the latest in the family, the Yoga 9i, in 14 and 15-inch sizes. The star of the show us perhaps the Yoga Slim 9i — confusingly known as the IdeaPad Slim 9i in North America — a more svelte take on the lineup. A 14-inch laptop clad in black genuine leather, the laptop is just 13.9 mm (0.54 in) thick and weighs 1.26 kg (2.77 lbs). Why someone would want their gadgets wrapped in dead cow skin is beyond me, but you do you. If that’s not your thing, leather is optional on the standard 14-inch model and not available on the 15-inch one. The laptops can be configured with a 4K IPS touchscreen with 90 percent DCI-P3 coverage, and 500 nits of brightness for Dolby Vision support. On the Slim 9i, this top configuration can also be configured with curved edges that replicate the light curvature you see on many flagship phones. This doesn’t seem to affect the panel itself, but rather the sliver of border surrounding it. And while all the laptops feature Dolby Atmos sound, the Yoga 14 and 15 are a little more versatile than the Slim 9i in that speakers are placed in the rotating hinge, allowing the laptops to sound the same whether you are using them laptop or tablet…Continue readingLenovo’s Yoga 9i brings updated specs and a leather chassis