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500-Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro

Sony has decided to commemorate selling 500-million PlayStation consoles - 525.3-million to be exact - by releasing a limited edition PS4 Pro. Limited to just 50,000 units worldwide, the bundle includes a translucent-blue console with matching DualShock 4 controller, a stand, headset, and a PlayStation Camera. Continue reading for an unboxing video, more pictures and information.

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Sony IMX586 48MP Sensor

We have seen the future of smartphone cameras, and they'll use Sony's all-new IMX586 CMOS sensor, the first with the capability to capture 48-megapixel photos, thanks to an ultra-small pixel size of just 0.8μm, which enables this pixel density on a 1/2-inch sensor. It also captures 4K video footage at 30fps, 480fps high-speed recording at 1080p, phase-detect autofocus, and HDR imaging. "These days, high-end smartphone models require even greater imaging quality from their cameras. The new Sony sensor features 48 effective megapixels, a pixel count which rivals that of high-performance SLR cameras, making it possible to capture beautiful, high-resolution images even with a smartphone" said a company representative. continue reading for a few sample photos and more information.

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Sony Xperia Flex Foldable Smartphone

It's only a matter of time until smartphone with flexible designs hit the market, and Sony's Xperia Flex could be one of them. Featuring a 6.2" 4K OLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, dual rear cameras (19MP + 12MP sensors), and a body that can be folded in half. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ARVOW Smartphone Three Displays

Photo credit: Samar Marzouk

Several dual-screen smartphones have already hit the market, but we've yet to see a model with three displays, or at least a non-concept, to be revealed. The Sony ARVOW just might be the first, as not only does this device have a triple screen setup, but when not in use, you can just fold it in half, using the top and bottom for notifications. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PS5 Concept

Photo credit: Joseph Dumary via Yanko Design

Another day, another PlayStation 5 concept, especially this time of year, when E3 is in full session. Designed by Joseph Dumary, this device features a Smart Console that records and adapts gamers' behavior to provide preferred controller settings, apply game options automatically, and install necessary apps to enhance the gaming experience. However, the most innovative feature are the new DualShock controllers, which boast "Watt Up" technology by the Energous Group, which permanently keeps the gamepads charged wirelessly. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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PlayStation 5

Since Sony is a part of the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group, it would be very fitting of them to give the format one last hurrah before going fully digital, and the PlayStation 5 could be the perfect game console to do so. In the concept above, an opening around the edge of the circle enables users to slide discs directly into the console. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Portable PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 may be on its way out for the next-generation model, but Sony has yet to release a portable version. This custom solution, by "My Mate Vince", could be the next best thing, as it "allows you to play your PS4 locally within Bluetooth range on a handheld screen with no lag (very little, not noticeable)." It's better than Remote Play since you have a full 1080p, even on PS4 and PS4 Slim, and no latency. "It has a 1080p 10" screen which looks lovely. By using Wireless HDMI and the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con it makes it possible to mimic the best feature of the Wii U which is the 2nd handheld screen," adds Vince. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos, including one about the time it rained for 2-million years.

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Sony A16 Camera

The problem with many point-and-shoot cameras today is that they are jam-packed with features, so much so, that you can't just pick it up and use all of its functions, without reading the instruction manual. Sony's Alpha 16 is the complete opposite, as there are no buttons, just a large touchscreen display on the back that can be used to access any of the camera's functions. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sony Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

Sony's XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones offers app control, and you can pick up a pair for $88 shipped, today only, originally $198. It features high quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC. You can optimize the sound settings with Sony's Headphones Connect app, while enjoying broad frequency response. Easily take calls wirelessly with the built-in mic. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Next-Gen PSP

The Sony PS Vita is a nice portable console, but let's face it, the PSP is long overdue for a refresh, and this is what a next-generation device could look like if it had an edge-to-edge OLED display. However, this will have to come at a sacrifice, in the form of two notches that are unfortunately the controllers required to play the games. It does retain the classic rounded shape, and would most likely be released in a variety of colors, including the original grey color. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more pictures.

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