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Sony Xperia 5G prototype smartphone presented at MWC 2019

This year at MWC 2019, various manufacturers showcased their abilities endeavouring the new 5G technology. Majority of the manufacturers noted the 5G supported products which are slated to make first public appearance in Q2 2019. In newest, Sony has joined the list of long waited 5G backed products with its prototype smartphone. The fresh device has been showcased at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona at Sony and Qualcomm booths. It looks a decade of new technologies have just started with the announcement of folding smartphones from Samsung and Huawei. On the other hand, 5G tech support is gaining pace, and the first batch of compatible products have made an appearance at the Mobile World Congress. As per our folks at Pocket-lint, they have spotted a Sony 5G prototype smartphone at both Sony and Qualcomm booths. It was unlikely to get the full information about the device by just looking at it as the gadget was encased. Later talking to Adam Marsch, Sony’s global communications team, our source arrived to have idea that it is not a commercial but a testing smartphone. Although, they even confirmed that the real models would differ from the current prototype. Now, multiple products with minor hardware changes are going through alternative tests. The real purpose of minor hardware changes is to“trying to understand [what would happen] if you take an antenna away from a certain place and make it thinner”. The prototype models are running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. It is even going that the manufacturer would have coupled Snapdragon 855 with the X50 5G modem. The panel measurements were not out there, but it showed 21:9 aspect ratio. Sony has labelled the new device as “AG-1” internally as told by Adam Marsh. It uses 5mm wave for the 5G transmission along with sub 6 spectrum support. Speaking further more, Adam said that Sony is working on 5G tech however don’t have goals for any commercial device release still. It could come with a 5G smartphone in the near future. The similar time frame is still unknown, although, it has been made clear that Sony is working on new 5G technology. It has been guessed that Sony might come with a commercial 5G smartphone at IFA 2019 in September. It might be another version of recently unveiled Sony Xperia 1 what runs Snapdragon 855. (Source, via)

Sony enables Fortnite cross-play between PS4, Xbox One and Switch

Sony has finally done what many Fortnite gamers have been asking for since the game launched, enabling cross-play support between the PS4 and other platforms. Starting today, a beta version of the game is being released which enables Fortnite players on PS4 to play against those on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC/Mac, iOS and Android. Users will also be able to sync their progress and purchases. Until now, PS4 cross-play for Fortnite only worked with PC/Mac and the mobile versions but not with other consoles. Sony had previously come up with numerous excuses as to why this did not...

Xiaomi Mi 9 with 12 GB RAM scores highest on Master Lu

Master Lu, a benchmarking platform from China has shared the experience scores of the Xiaomi Mi 9 through its Weibo handle. The Mi 9 has managed to record the highest benchmarking score of 409,889. The listing moreover confirms that there will be a 12 GB RAM edition of the cameraphone. In the Chip and GPU tests of Master Lu, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has respectively scored 158,234 and 154,071. Moreover, in the RAM and memory tests the smartphone has respectively recorded 55,250 and 42,334 scores. Thus, it has managed to breach 400k mark on Master Lu by reaching a score of 409,889. The Master Lu Xiaomi Mi 9 listing proves that it is running on Android 9 Pie OS and is driven by Snapdragon 855 SoC. The SoC is supported by 12 GB of RAM. The panel of the cameraphone carries support for full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Master Lu has claimed that the 12 GB RAM version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 is equipped with 256 GB of native memory. Xiaomi mi 9 with 12 gb ram scores highest on master lu The Weibo article by Master Lu what contains the benches of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Furthermore is screenshots of the Lenovo Z5 Pro and Honor V20 benchmarks screenshots. In comparison to the Mi 9, the Lenovo Z5 Pro with 12 GB of RAM and Sd 855 has scored 356,679. The Kirin 980 powered Honor V20 with 8 GB of RAM has scored 310,410. Xiaomi Mi 9 is equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display that options the quickest optical in-panel fingerprint scanner. The handset features a triple image sensor setup on its rear with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the main scanner. The waterdrop notch of the panel is coming to house a 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 front-facing digital camera. The Mi 9 could possibly be receiving power from a 3,500mAh battery. The 3C listing of the cameraphone has unveiled that it may perhaps carry support for 27W fast charging. A flowed out shot of the cameraphone has unveiled that it may In addition support 20W quickest wireless charging tech. (source,via)

Microsoft Edge web browser now available on both iPads and Android tablets

Microsoft has announced that its Edge web browser is now available to use on Android tablets as well as Apple's iPads. "Now, you too, can experience familiar features like your Favorites (including Roaming Favorites), Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View, and Roaming Passwords in Microsoft Edge across all of your devices," the company said in a blog post. This comes a few months after the web browser was made available for iOS and Android platforms in preview mode, something which happened in October last year. The preview label was removed in November. Source

OnePlus 5T Oreo update now arriving as OxygenOS 5.0.3

The OnePlus 5T Oreo update, as some you might already know, started rolling out late last month. It arrived as OxygenOS 5.0.2. However, due to some issues, the roll out was temporarily stopped. Good news is the update has again started rolling out, and this times, it's arriving as OxygenOS 5.0.3. As for changes, most of them remain the same, just that the change-log now mentions some fixed issues. If you've been waiting for the OTA notification, your wait shouldn't be too long now. Source | Via