Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki recently posted a new video on Twitter teasing the PlayStation 5 loading times. To be more specific, it was “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.” You’ll not only get a glimpse of the loading times, but also the performance of Marvel’s Spider-Man between a PS4 Pro and PS5. Read more for the video and additional information.
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If Sony were to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft and release an all-digital version of their game console(s), then it would only make sense for the next-generation PlayStation 5 to have no disc drive. As for other specifications, it’s rumored that the PS5 will sport an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor with a GPU and AMD Navi architecture with ray tracing support as well as 8K games. Read more for a video, another picture an additional information.
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Mark Cerny, chief architect of the PS4 and the upcoming PS5, has just leaked new details about Sony’s next-generation console. In addition to boasting vastly improved CPU / GPU performance, increased system memory, the game console is reportedly going to offer 8K resolution and 3D audio, all powered by an AMD Ryzen-based chip with 8 cores on the new 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture. The GPU is an adapted variant of the Radeon Navi family, complete with support for ray tracing. It’s expected to hit the market some time in 2020. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sony’s H900N Hi-Res Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones are best in class, and you can pick up a renewed pair for $154.89 shipped, today only, originally $299.99. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales compressed digital music files and takes them closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. By simply restoring the high-range sound lost in compression, DSEE HX reproduces all of your digital music files in rich, natural sound. Its digital noise cancelling reduces a variety of ambient noise when listening to music, thanks to the two microphones built in to the headphones – one outside and one inside the housing, which work with the digital noise cancelling engine to cut out unwanted sound. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Sony has unveiled the world’s first ’16K’ TV screen that spans two floors, and it’s being installed at a research center near Tokyo for Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido. Measuring 63′ (w) by 17′ (h), it boasts 64 times more pixels than a regular 1080p HDTV display. “We’re moving slowly towards 8K TVs at the end of the decade and who knows how long it will take to get beyond that, so 16K is likely to be limited to the corporate world for the time being. But there’s no doubt about it, these displays are incredibly impressive in person – even 8K on a big display is almost mezmerising,” said David Mercer, principal analyst at consultancy Strategy Analytics. Read more for a video explaining why anything beyond 4K may be useless.
Sony introduces the world’s smallest and lightest premium compact camera, the RX0 II (DSC-RX0M2), which builds upon the waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crush-proof, and ultra-compact qualities of its predecessor. This new model adds internal 4K recording, an adjustable LCD screen that tilts upward 180 degrees / downward 90 degrees, and new image stabilization solutions for video recording. Featuring a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ X image processing engine and in-body electronic stabilization for steady footage, even when shot handheld. Read more for a hands-on video preview, additional pictures and information.
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A new link from an industry insider claims that Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be powered by an eight-core Ryzen CPU powerful enough to run games in 4K at 60 fps. Since this next-generation video game console is reportedly going to have backwards compatibility, it does make sense to use the most powerful hardware for a smooth gaming experience regardless of the game’s original hardware. The slated PS5 release date in some time during 2020, but nothing has yet been confirmed with E3 2019 looming. Read more for a video of what the PS5 user interface could look like.
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Sony’s PlayStation Vita has officially been discontinued, and for those who don’t know, it was the successor to the PlayStation Portable and first in Japan on December 17, 2011, with releases in North America, Europe, and other worldwide regions starting on February 22, 2012. As of today, production has ended on the last two SKUs, or to be more specific, the PS Vita 2000 series. These two models boast the same features as the original, but with a slightly smaller form factor, extended battery life, and an LCD screen replacing the OLED display. Read more for a video showing why you should still pick one up in 2019.
It’s official, the Sony Xperia 1 is the first smartphone with a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display. Not just great for movies, the expansive 21:9 display offers you a deeper unrestricted view of all your gameplay, while Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as allowing you to record gameplay. An advanced triple lens camera (12MP) is perfect for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.). It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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Technology leaker Evan Blass has just posted a photo of the Sony Xperia 1 (XZ4) ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 next week on Twitter. This is the first time we get to see the handset in purple, complete with a power button, fingerprint scanner, volume rocker, and a shutter release. It’s speculated to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset, and feature 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, along with a 4,400mAh capacity battery. Read more for a video and additional information.