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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.
Sony’s Wena straps transforms just about any watch into a smartwatch that can be used for notifications, fitness tracking, and even contactless payments. They come in Active ($450) and Pro ($510) styles with the former consisting of silicone material, while the latter, a metal strap, which can be attached to luxury watches, Rolex included. The Pro features a 20mm band in silver or black, but can be used with watches that have 18mm, 20mm or 22mm lugs. Read more for another video and additional information.
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The Sony Xperia XA3 has leaked ahead of its official launch, and these spy shots confirm the ultra-wide cinematic display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, which means you’d be able to watch most major films without seeing those pesky black bars on the sides or at the top and bottom. Out back, it features a dual-camera system and a long pane of glass, with the fingerprint scanner integrated within the power button. Read more for a video and additional information.
A Sony programmer associated with the firm’s Advanced Technology Group is allegedly working with AMD’s Ryzen technology to improve the Zen core’s micro-architecture support within the LLVM compiler stack – a key component of a tool used in the PlayStation 4 development environment. Since there’s no PS4 model currently using the Ryzen processor, analysts speculate that this is related to a prospective next-gen PlayStation 5 console currently in development. In other words, a Sony programmer was spotted by Linux specialist “Phoronix” making contributions to the LLVM GitHub related to the znver1 architecture, which is the codename for AMD’s first-gen Ryzen CPUs, none of which are used in any PlayStations…yet. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 isn’t an expensive game console to begin with, but the company just slashed prices in South Korea and massive lines promptly ensued. Currently, the PS4 Pro was marked down from 498,000 South Korean Won ($444) to 348,000 KRW ($311), while the original PlayStation 4 got slashed from 378,000 KRW ($337) to 248,000 KRW ($221), and the PSVR can be snatched up at 298,000 KRW ($266), down from 448,000 KRW ($400). If you’re currently in South Korea and watch to cash in on these deals, you have until February 3. Read more for additional pictures of the crazy lines and additional information.
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Sony is set to officially reveal the Xperia XZ4 at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, but images have leaked ahead of the show, confirming that the device runs Android 9.0 Pie, complete with a pill-shaped home button on the bottom of the long screen. This extended 6.5-inch long display uses a 21:9 aspect ratio, making it a full half inch larger than its predecessor, the Xperia XZ3, which sported an HDR10 OLED screen. Read more to see an image allegedly captured using the smartphone’s triple camera setup.
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Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not have been a runaway success due to its limited game library, but there are several workarounds, and it’s being offered for just $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Straight from the box it comes pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite games along with two wired controllers for local multiplayer showdowns and a virtual memory card for vital game saves. This miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and includes a HDMI cable to connect directly to a television set. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to play PSP games on the PlayStation Classic.