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Sony unveils new versions of PlayStation 4

(Reuters) - Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony Corp , on Wednesday unveiled two new versions of its PlayStation 4 console in an eff...


Sony unveils new versions of PlayStation 4

(Reuters) – Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony Corp <6758.T>, on Wednesday unveiled two new versions of its PlayStation 4 console in an effort to help Sony maintain its sales lead over Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co. Ltd. <7974.T>.

The PlayStation 4 Pro, which will begin November 10, higher resolution and more realistic images will be supported by using 4k resolution and higher dynamic range (HDR), said Andrew House, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment a PlayStation event in new York City Tuesday announced the new products. The console will cost $ 399

In addition, the company has unveiled a slimmer, lighter and more energy-efficient version of its PlayStation 4 console, which will be September 15 and will cost $ 299

PlayStation Pro, whose code name is “Neo” is Sony’s virtual reality headset supports, thanks to the introduction of in October.

The PlayStation VR headset will buy in the United States on October 13 with 50 titles by the end of the year, the company said.

In addition, Sony will upgrade available that already over 40 million users of its PlayStation 4 console will enable you to upgrade to HDR, said House.

Netflix Inc. will launch a new app when the console pilot with 600 hours of 4K content, including his hit crime series “Narcos,” says House. YouTube unit, Google also plans an app for PS 4 Pro, he said.

Since the 2013 launch, Sony has more than 40 million units of the PlayStation 4 console, far surpassing Microsoft Corp Xbox One and Nintendo sold Wii

Sony said the games is now set on the biggest growth driver, helped by strong sales PS4 console, an increase of subscribers to its PlayStation network and the launch of its virtual reality headset are.

In the financial year to March 2017 Sony expects the game unit to account for 45 percent of its total operating profit.

Sony PS4 predict sales at 20 million units for the current financial year, from last year’s 17.7 million units

(Reporting by Jessica Toonkel in New York, Additional reporting by Makiko Yamazaki Tokyo, Editing by Sandra Maler).

Samsung unveils bigger Gear S3 smartwatches


Samsung unveils bigger Gear S3 smartwatches

Berlin (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics unveils two new smart watches on Wednesday, affecting various features of digital features, while also promising to four days of battery life, looking for the Apple Watch

world. largest producer of consumer electronics introduced its new line of gear S3 watches for this week’s opening of the IFA in Berlin, Europe’s largest annual trade show for electronics and household appliances.

The new gear S3 Frontier model has a rough look outside, and the gear S3 Classic has a more sophisticated look, but both clocks feature large faces that probably mainly appeal to male consumers.

The Frontier model has its own mobile radio chip attached to a high speed 4G mobile networks so it will not be necessary “tied” to the smartphone carrier to call or data transmission and reception, in contrast Apple to watches, which requires an iPhone to stay nearby for their connections.

Apple, the current market leader in smart watches, expected to be the new Apple Watch 2 line-up set for a week from now, on September 7, along with new mobile phones and computers.

Gadget News reported that Apple is considering the introduction of smart watches with their own mobile radio in 2017, but will not offer such a feature in the upcoming models feared that it would be their batteries further discharge, which typically last about 24 h in current models need to reload.

The latest Samsung smart watches offers always-on display color, dust and water resistance properties, a built-in speaker and GPS location finding technology. It enables users to also mobile payments in countries where Samsung Pay is available.

The price has not been announced for the new gear S3 watches, which is to buy because of the end of the year.

Samsung’s existing line of gear S2 watches retailing at major online sites for about $ 250 to $ 300, similar to the prices for the most basic sports version of the Apple Watch.

(Additional reporting and writing by Eric Auchard; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

Mobile World Congress 2016: LG Unveils Modular G5 Smartphone


The South Korean company has even gone so far as to a “touch-enabled high-speed coverage for yet-to-be-announced LG G5” free earlier this month, spotlight with the release, saying: “It is known as a business forward. of the times, LG has this characterization to heart by revealing the existence of the premium before the real product “

Here’s a look at some of the key features of G5:

the phone has a sleek, rounded metal body and comes with a 5.3-inch screen

looking our smartphones a lot -. and LG noted. A new always on display will keep the time on the screen, so users do not have to press a button to get the information.

LG keeps its slide-out battery, a feature that enables users to easily swap batteries when they do not have time to close are in the phone.

A collection of add smart devices, the phone can turn into a powerful digital camera, a high definition audio players and more.

The addition of the LG CAM Plus gives the user physical buttons for power, relaxed, record, zoom and a better grip, among other features, they still take leave better pictures. The camera add-on increases the battery capacity of the phone, allowing the user to snap away without worrying about the discharge of their battery.

Another module converts the phone into a high fidelity speaker, ideal for audiophiles. LG also unveiled a VR camera accessory that allows users to shoot their own 360-degree videos and images.

The G5 packs a Snapdragon 820 processor, making it incredibly fast. The G5 has a 16-megapixel camera and an additional 8-megapixel sensor, with a 135-degree lens for wide-angle shots.

The G5 will come in gold, silver, pink and gray. Pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but it is likely to keep the phones with flagship unit prices, they sit around $ 550 +.

Sony unveils new PlayStation4 console


Sony unveils new PlayStation4 console

Sony Corp. unveiled the next generation video game console called “PlayStation4” on Wednesday.

The company revealed that the new console successor to the PlayStation 3 seven years in New York.