Samsung Galaxy A70S rumored to include world’s first 64MP phone camera

Following a recent report that the Galaxy Note 10 may miss out on Samsung’s highly anticipated 64MP phone-camera sensor, it’s now looking like the South Korean electronics giant will debut its megapixel monster on a far less premium device.

According to Korean site ET News, Samsung is planning to bring the world’s first 64MP phone camera to the Samsung Galaxy A70S handset – an upcoming mid-range phone which will likely be an upgrade to the just-released Galaxy A70.

That Samsung would choose a mid-range phone to debut its 64MP sensor is hardly surprising, though – Samsung CEO DJ Koh told CNBC last year that the company would “bring technology and differentiation points starting from the mid-end.”

If the report does prove accurate, Samsung’s Galaxy A70S could snatch the megapixel crown from current reigning champ Sony, which in 2018 debuted the IMX586 smartphone sporting a massive 48MP snapper.

ET News suggests the Samsung Galaxy A70S could launch during the second half of 2019, though there’s currently no word on which specific territories the phone will be released in.

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MSI is putting Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs into its Trident desktops

Computex 2019 is right around the corner, and besides massive announcements like the expected release of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi graphics cards, plenty of other companies have kit to show. MSI is one of them, as it has upgraded its small form-factor gaming PC, the MSI Trident X, with new internals from Nvidia and Intel.

The new MSI Trident X Plus comes alongside upgraded models of two MSI laptops, the GE65 Raider and GT76 Titan. 

The new Trident model will feature Intel’s 9th-Generation Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics for the best gaming performance, and that’s all going into a 10-liter case.

MSI claims this makes the new Trident X Plus the smallest gaming desktop in the world powered by a 9th-Gen Core i9 processor. To keep all those component cool despite their close proximity, the Trident X Plus is designed with MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 technology, which separates the CPU, graphics, and power supply to have their own distinct channels for airflow. The previous generation of the Trident X proved to be one of the best gaming PCs, so the new model could have a strong shot at ranking.

Other peripherals for pairing

A gaming desktop is only as good as the peripherals you use it with, and MSI has a whole suite of them to pair with its latest computers.

The company has new keyboards and mice coming, but we haven’t found the company to offer the best gaming keyboards or best gaming mice in the past. However, it also has a few new monitors on offer, and an earlier MSI Optix monitor ranked among our best gaming monitors.

MSI has a new Optix 4K monitor with a 31.5-inch, curved display. It’s positioned as a small TV replacement with FreeSync and sub-10ms input lag. There’s also the super-fast Oculus NXG25R monitor with a Full HD display that boasts a 240Hz refresh rate and a 0.5ms response time.

At the more premium end, MSI also has the new Optix MPG341CQR monitor with a wide, curved, 3,440 x 1,440 display boasting a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms of input lg for smooth gaming. It also has a 21:9 aspect ratio for a cinematic experience that’s further along by support for HDR with HDR 400 (we presume this is VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 certification).

MSI is rounding out its offerings with two new series of PC cases as well. 

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MSI puts Intel Core i9 processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs into its Trident desktops

Computex 2019 is right around the corner, and besides massive announcements like  the expected release of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi graphics cards, plenty of other companies have kit to show. MSI is one of them, as it has upgraded its small form-factor gaming PC, the MSI Trident X with new internals from Nvidia and Intel.

The new MSI Trident X Plus comes alongside upgraded models of two MSI laptops, the GE65 Raider and GT76 Titan. The new model will feature Intel’s 9th-Gen Core i9 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics for the best gaming performance, and that’s all going into a 10-liter case.

MSI claims this makes the new Trident X Plus the smallest gaming desktop in the world powered by a 9th-Gen Core i9 processor. To keep all those component cool despite their close proximity, the Trident X Plus is designed with MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 technology, which separates the CPU, graphics, and power supply to have their own distinct channels for airflow. The previous generation of the Trident X proved to be one of the best gaming PCs, so the new model could have a strong shot at ranking.

Other peripherals for pairing

A gaming desktop is only as good as the peripherals you use it with, and MSI has a whole suite of them to pair with its latest computers.

The company has new keyboards and mice coming, but we haven’t found the company to offer the best gaming keyboards or best gaming mice in the past. However, it also has a few new monitors on offer, and an earlier MSI Optix monitor ranked among our best gaming monitors.

MSI has a new Optix 4K monitor with a 31.5-inch, curved display. It’s positioned as a small TV replacement with FreeSync and sub-10ms input lag. There’s also the super-fast Oculus NXG25R monitor with a Full HD display that boasts a 240Hz refresh rate and a 0.5ms response time.

At the more premium end, MSI also has the new Optix MPG341CQR monitor with a wide, curved, 3,440 x 1,440 display boasting a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms of input lg for smooth gaming. It also has a 21:9 aspect ratio for a cinematic experience that’s further along by support for HDR with HDR 400 (we presume this is VESA’s DisplayHDR 400 certification).

MSI is rounding out its offerings with two new series of PC cases as well. 

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Dolby and Universal Music Group are releasing thousands of songs in Dolby Atmos

Dolby and Universal Music Group announced today that the pair will release ‘thousands of songs’ from the music label in the Dolby Atmos Music format. 

The new, remastered versions of these songs will include “a diverse list of artists across a wide range of genres, from hip-hop, pop, and rock through jazz and classical music”. In an email to TechRadar, a Dolby representative explicitly mentioned “What’s Goin On” by Marvin Gaye, “7th heaven” by Beck, “Drive” by R.E.M. and “Mama said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J.

Dolby Atmos, for those who might not be familiar with the technology, is like super-powered surround sound that doesn’t just use two-channels (stereo), five-channels (surround) or seven-channels of audio, but rather any number of channels that the audio editor chooses. Each channel, in this case, can be an instrument or sound effect, layering the effects to create a 360-degree sound sphere. 

According to Michael Frey, UMG’s President of Operations, the reasoning behind the remastering is to allow artists to “share their music directly as intended and created in the studio. Dolby Atmos Music gives artists the power and creative freedom to express their story like never before.”

The Dolby representative we spoke to didn’t give the exact timing of when the songs would be available to listen to, but said that the companies will have more information about the partnership soon. 

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AMD Navi RX 3080 specs leak ahead of Computex 2019

Information on AMD Navi graphics cards keeps leaking out, and this time the specs for the AMD RX 3080 have been spotted online ahead of Computex 2019.

This leak comes via renowned leaker KOMACHI, and while the tweet was deleted, it was spotted by Wccftech. Despite the remarkably similar name, it doesn’t look like the AMD Navi RX 3080 will go up against something like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080

Instead, with its rumored 2,560 stream processors and 8GB of VRAM on a 256-bit bus, it looks like it will take on RTX 2070 instead – something that recent leaks back up. We’ve heard for a while now that the first round of AMD Navi graphics cards – known simply as ‘Navi 10’ – would occupy the mid-range, rather than competing with Nvidia’s flagship RTX 2080 Ti.

AMD Navi

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It’s all coming together, now

Because Computex 2019 is right around the corner, there’s been a wave of speculation and leaks about AMD Navi, and it’s all starting to come together. 

We already know that the next-generation mid-range graphics cards from Team Red are coming in Q3 2019, and it’s rumored that Nvidia is gearing up to compete. It hasn’t been confirmed to appear at Computex, but just a couple days ago we heard a rumor that these new GPUs would be on sale by July 7

Add that to all the leaked benchmarks, and we’re pretty confident that at least some of the rumors are true. And, if Nvidia’s recent ‘Super’ tease is any indication, Team Green is getting ready for something big to drop. 

It’s going to be interesting to see if these rumored new AMD Navi GPUs are going to be able to compete in the mid-range, as that’s where the real AMD vs Nvidia smackdown typically occurs. The flagships of the world get the headlines, but the mid-range is where people usually spend their cash. 

We just want to see if AMD can provide better value for the money at that $499 price tag with the Navi RX 3080 than Nvidia offers with the RTX 2070. But at least we don’t have to wait too much longer until Computex 2019 to learn fact from fiction.

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Dyson hair dryer: the best Supersonic prices and sales in May 2019

Dyson, a company mostly known for vacuums, has engineered a high-tech hair dryer called the Dyson Supersonic. The Dyson hairdryer features innovative technology that puts it in a category of its own and is unlike any traditional hair dryer. The Supersonic features a digital motor that creates ultra-fast drying while also preventing heat damage. The only downside of this futuristic hair dryer? The Supersonic is priced well above most hair dryers, currently retailing for $400 in the US and £300 in the UK. But fear not, we’re here to ease your financial pain by listing the best prices and sales below so you can get the best deal on the premium hair dryer.

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is built with a powerful V9 digital motor that combined with air multiplier technology produces high-velocity controlled air for fast, controlled drying. The Supersonic hair dryer measures air temperature 20 times a second so you’ll never have to worry about damaging your hair with extreme heat. The Dyson hair dryer offers four different heat settings as well as three different speed settings so you can style your hair exactly how you want. The controlled heat and settings also help with reducing frizz so you can achieve sleek, smooth hair with every use. The Supersonic also comes with three different magnetic attachments so you can achieve different styles using just one tool.

See the best prices and sales available for the Dyson hair dryer below.

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Designed with a Dyson digital motor V9

Dimensions: 3.8″ x 3.1″ x 9.6″ | Weight: 4.41 lbs | Power: 1600 W

AMD is front and center in Acer’s latest Nitro 5 and Swift 3 notebooks

AMD may not have the strongest footing in the mobile computing space, with most (currently all) of the best laptops and best gaming laptops powered by Intel processors (CPUs) and Nvidia graphics processors (GPUs). But, Acer has turned to AMD to power its latest Nitro 5 gaming laptop and thin-and-light Swift 3 notebook.

AMD has seen its processor sales ramp up, thanks to the introduction of its Ryzen line. Naturally, the company has been going full steam ahead on Ryzen. 

While AMD’s mobile CPUs have lagged behind its desktop counterparts, launching later than the desktop components, they may be on the rise.

The Nitro 5 design remains unchanged, however, it appears. (Image Credit: Acer)

The Nitro 5 design remains unchanged, however, it appears. (Image Credit: Acer)

Helpful inclusions

The inclusion of 2nd Generation Ryzen mobile processors in the new Nitro 5 gaming laptop can give the component a stronger foothold in the mid-tier gaming market, especially as the Nitro 5 is already a value option that lines up well with Ryzen’s placement as a value alternative to Intel CPUs.

AMD Ryzen CPUs in the Acer Swift 3 may be an even bigger deal. The last iteration of the thin-and-light laptop running on Intel is already one of our top picks for laptops thanks to its budget value and strong performance for the price.

The new Acer Swift 3 will offer up to a Ryzen 7 3700U quad-core processor. That can come with integrated Vega 10 graphics that outclass the prior Swift 3’s Intel HD Graphics 620 option, according to UserBenchmark scores. But, the Swift 3 will also get the option of dedicated Radeon 540X graphics for an even bigger performance boost.

Since AMD’s components are generally more affordable than Intel’s, Acer looks to be upping the premium features as well. For example, the new Swift 3 will have thinner bezels around its 14-inch display than the previous model. The Nitro 5 is getting thinner bezels, too.

Acer is unfortunately not yet talking pricing or availability for these products in any of the regions that TechRadar covers.

This could be a win-win for Acer and AMD. Acer is likely getting to improve the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 designs without increasing price, and AMD will get to show up in machines that have a strong shot at being popular. Acer laptops currently hold the top four spots on Amazon’s best sellers list for laptops.

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