The new iPhone 14 Pro has a 120Hz display, but does the basic iPhone 14 sport this awesome display technology? Here’s the answer to that pertinent question.
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If you’re in the market for a new gaming monitor, one of the early decisions you need to make is whether to buy a flat or curved display. The two formats offer different advantages and frequently mean the difference between picking up an when considering an LCD screen. Corsair is developing a new monitor that would seem to offer the best of both worlds.
This week, the company announced the Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240, a 45-inch 3,440 by 1,440 monitor you can manually bend to switch between a flat panel and a curved screen. The prototype features a pair of handles on its sides that allow you to adjust the curvature of its LG-made W-OLED panel up to a maximum of 800R. You can even adjust the sides independently of one another – though there’s no practical reason for doing so.
The conventional wisdom when it comes to whether you should buy a flat or curved monitor is that the former is better suited for daily use and productivity tasks while the latter is ideal for gaming since it can make the experience feel more immersive. What will be interesting to see with the 45WQHD240 is just how durable it proves to be over time. Samsung’s foldable phones have a noticeable crease where you bend them open and their screen protectors are . For a monitor that will likely cost thousands of dollars, no one wants to see those kinds of imperfections.
Judging by its other specs, the 45WQHD240 will be a more than capable gaming monitor. Its 21:9 ultrawide panel features a 240Hz refresh rate, 0.03ms gray-to-gray response time and 99 percent DCI-P3 coverage. It’s also G-Sync compatible and can max out at 1,000 nits of brightness. The biggest downside is that it won’t support VESA mounting, but the included stand offers plenty of ports.
The Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 doesn’t have a release date or price tag yet. Given the feature set, it will probably be eye-wateringly expensive when it arrives. Corsair promised to share more details later this year.
New details on Apple’s rugged Apple Watch are here. It’s tipped to have a huge display, better battery life, and a steep price.
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After yesterday’s comprehensive leak (thanks @evleaks), Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro which is a rugged smartphone built for challenging work environments that packs in a 6.6-inch 120Hz display, MIL-STD-810H durability, and a 4,500mAh removable battery. Samsung is also committing to four One UI/Android OS upgrades as well as five years of […]
A couple of months after launching its first-ever 5G handset, Infinix is back with the Note 12 VIP which packs in a 108MP main rear camera, and a big 6.7-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Powered by MediaTek’s Helio G96 processor, the Infinix Note 12 VIP sports a modern aesthetic and can fully recharge […]
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First teased during MWC 2022, Realme’s insanely fast 150W UltraDart charging has made its debut on the new GT Neo 3 that has been launched in China ahead of a global release in upcoming months. With its sporty racing stripes, the Dimensity 8100-powered GT Neo 3 is Realme’s latest affordable flagship, packing in a 120Hz […]
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Xiaomi has today unveiled the Redmi K50G gaming smartphone which promises to be a powerhouse thanks to the presence of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and a dual vapor cooling chamber. Succeeding the K40 Gaming phone from 2021, the K50G will also be available in a Mercedes F1 Edition which offers a black, silver, […]
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When Apple refreshed its line last fall, it left the entry-level model alone. Since then, there have been rumors the company has been working on a new version of the computer that will feature its forthcoming . Thanks to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, we now have a better idea of what to expect from the company.
In the latest edition of his , Gurman says he expects the entry-level model will follow its siblings in dropping the much-maligned Touch Bar. He notes the computer is unlikely to include the ProMotion display technology found on the 2021 MacBook Pro, meaning it won’t support a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling. Mini-LED backlighting is apparently off the table as well, so don’t expect the base model’s display to get as bright as the screens on its counterparts. Internal storage is another area where you may have to compromise if you decide to buy the new model.
According to Gurman, Apple plans to release at least four M2-powered Macs in 2022. Outside of the aforementioned MacBook Pro, the company is reportedly preparing to refresh the MacBook Air, 24-inch iMac and entry-level Mac Mini to include the latest version of its in-house silicon. There are also reports the company is working on a 27-inch iMac Pro that will feature its .
Gurman didn’t say when Apple fans should expect the company to release the new MacBook Pro model. We likely won’t see the computer at the company's next hardware event. In a separate report he published earlier this week, Gurman said Apple plans to host an event sometime on or around . The company will reportedly announce a new and iPad Air then.
The TCL NXTWEAR AIR has a pair of screens inside the sunglasses-like frame, showing the equivalent of a 140-inch screen right in front of your eyes.
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At CES 2022, we got a sneak peek at an amazing new immersive monitor from MIT spinoff Brelyon. Could this be the future of display tech?
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Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship processor last week after which came the usual slew of press releases from smartphone brands planning on launching phones running on the new silicon. First out the gate is Motorola having unveiled its Edge X30 flagship in China earlier today, with one of its variants sporting a […]
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The Apple Watch Series 7 teardown by iFixit revealed some changes under the hood, including new display tech and bigger battery.
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With this year’s iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple finally brought its ProMotion display technology from the iPad Pro over to some of its phones. The feature allows the new high-end iPhones to refresh screen content up to 120 times per second, thereby creating a much smoother interface experience. The effect is most noticeable when scrolling, but almost every aspect of a UI can benefit from a higher refresh rate.
Am I correct in seeing that UIView.animateWithDuration APIs aren't clocked at 120Hz on iPhone 13? On UIScrollView, system ones, and Metal by the looks of it, rest is still 60Hz? pic.twitter.com/t3MeM9cj0E
— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) September 24, 2021
Unfortunately, it looks like the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max limit their ProMotion displays in one notable context. According to spotted by , the phones cap some animations in third-party apps to 60Hz. Scrolling and full-screen transitions render as expected but other animations do not. The effect is apparently jarring. What makes it worse is that it’s not something you’ll see when using any software from Apple; the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max do not enforce that same limitation on the company’s apps.
What makes the situation particularly confusing is that the iPad Pro does not have a similar limit. It has treated first- and third-party apps equally since it was released in 2017. A source told 9to5Mac the iPhone’s implementation may have something to do with battery life considerations. At the very least, code in iOS 15 suggests the limitation isn’t a bug. Either way, we’ve reached out to Apple for more information, and we’ll update this article when we hear back from the company.
Having promised to be the first smartphone brand to launch a Snapdragon 888-powered flagship before the end of 2020, Xiaomi formally announced its Mi 11 handset in China with a couple of days to spare. Besides sporting the newest Qualcomm processor, the Mi 11 also boasts a big WQHD OLED display with a 120Hz refresh […]
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It’s the holiday season and that usually means that me-time is at a premium thanks to the kids being home, the in-laws visiting, and Bob from across the street gate-crashing festivities. If you find yourself with five minutes alone and near a smart display with the Google Assistant baked-in, you’ll be happy to know that […]
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The single-purpose Amazon Kindle tablet doesn’t capture headlines quite like Amazon’s other devices, but that doesn’t mean it won’t get upgrades every once in awhile. The newest rumor comes from an updated Amazon store listing that hints at a new regular old Kindle reader, and it might have an upgraded screen to make that reading […]
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With the launch of its Galaxy Z Fold 2 in August, Samsung has pretty much tied up the foldable smartphone segment while you could go as far as saying that LG has cornered the swiveling dual-displayed smartphone niche with its Wing. Out to stake some fresh ground for itself is OPPO, who today revealed a […]
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After the usual leaks and rumors, the new OnePlus 8T has been officially launched, borrowing a couple of features from the OnePlus 8 Pro such as a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display and ultra-fast 65W Warp Charging, although wireless charging isn’t present. UK dwellers can buy the 8GB/128GB base model for £549 while only the 12GB/256GB […]
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The official launch is around 3 weeks away but that has never stopped OnePlus from starting the hype machine early, as we saw with the OnePlus Nord back in July. This time around, it’s the turn of the OnePlus 8T which is launching on its lonesome instead of a pair, and while that’s a little […]
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Carrying on the week of tech launches is Sony with its latest flagship, the Xperia 5 II that sports a Snapdragon 865 processor and the tall 21:9 aspect ratio that the brand is known for in recent times. 5G is present, as is a notchless 120Hz OLED display, and a trio of rear cameras. The […]
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The budget smartphone segment is getting more capable and more crowded than ever, with the latest entrant being the POCO X3 NFC that will cost just £199 when it goes on sale in the UK on September 17th. That £199 (~$ 260) gets you the recently announced Snapdragon 732G chipset, a 120HZ display, 33W fast-charging, and […]
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We recently reviewed the Red Magic 5G and now Nubia has gone and unleashed a refreshed version of the gaming smartphone called the Red Magic 5S. The 5S is more refined as opposed to a completely new handset, adding improved cooling technology into the mix. Updated August 26th: Global pre-orders for the Red Magic 5S […]
Having already launched in China running on the Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip and OPPO’s own watch OS, the OPPO Watch is finally official in the west, with the 41mm version going on sale in September and the higher-specced 46mm variant with LTE during October. Both models are powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chipset and feature […]
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A number of iPhone users are seeing a strange green tint on their devices’ displays for a few seconds after unlocking, and it’s still unclear what’s causing the phenomenon. Based on the complaints posted on Reddit and the MacRumors forum, the most af…
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When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, Realme might have already snagged the 2020 crown with its new X50m 5G smartphone that combines a Snapdragon 765G processor, a 120Hz display, and quad rear camera setup. All for under $ 300. That’s no typo, the Realme X50m 5G costs under $ 300, 1,999 yuan, […]
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The OPPO Ace2 5G has been announced, refreshing the phone from its predecessor’s launch back in October. It’s not a significant jump over last year’s variant, but it does have 5G and some seriously fast charging speeds. OPPO Ace2 5G You’ll probably notice that the OPPO Ace2 5G looks strikingly like a OnePlus phone, down […]
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The OnePlus 8 Pro looks like it’s going to shake things up for OnePlus, adopting a new design and a really slick new color. Seriously, can I get every phone in this teal color from now on? The leak is reportedly an official press render that OnePlus will be using, and if that holds up, […]
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OnePlus is reportedly testing bringing an Always-On Display feature to its phones. We don’t know exactly when that’ll happen, but it’s confirmed to be in the works directly from the company. The confirmation comes OnePlus’s IDEAS program, where users can submit their most wanted features on OnePlus phones. OnePlus Always-On Display If you’ve wanted an […]
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We’ve seen smartphones sporting 90Hz displays, and most recently the Find X2 Pro from OPPO with a 120Hz display, now we have Nubia upping the stakes with its new RedMagic 5G gaming phone whose 6.65-inch display has a slick 144Hz refresh rate. Besides the fancy display, the RedMagic 5G is powered by the latest Snapdragon […]
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After launching its budget blockbuster F1 back in 2018, Poco went quiet during 2019 which lead many to believe that the sub-brand had shut down for good. This is not the case though, with Poco instead spinning off from Xiaomi as its own entity and prepping to finally launch a successor to the F1 called […]
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Samsung has taken the wraps off of the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 phones, prepping their 2020 lineup of mid-range devices. These also very likely hint at what we can expect out of the Galaxy S11 family, especially with that insane camera module on the back. Galaxy A51 The Galaxy A51 is the more affordable […]
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Following their successful Redmi K20 (Mi 9T) sub- and value-flagships earlier this year, Xiaomi’s followups have just launched featuring high-refresh displays but also some downgrades. Xiaomi‘s value-oriented brand Redmi launched their excellent debut sub-flagship and its near-identical value-flagship Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, known globally as the Xiaomi Mi 9T and 9T Pro, in only […]
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Apple's newly available Pro Display XDR promises exceptional image quality, but there's one glaring omission for some users: there's no webcam. You can edit video in grand style with your $ 5,000 monitor, but you can't use it to hold a video chat with…
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We haven’t heard much about the OnePlus 8 Pro yet, but some new rumors have started to pop up to fill in the details. If these rumors end up being right, we might see an insanely high refresh rate screen make its way into the next OnePlus flagship. High refresh rate screens have been making […]
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One of the selling points of the new Pixel 4 models is the screen’s 90Hz refresh rate, which provides a faster, smoother experience. Gaming, in particular, really benefits. It’s not an “always on” feature, however, and drops to 60Hz often to preserve battery life. Screen brightness plays a role and it’s been shown that the […]
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Rumours for Realme’s first flagship have abounded for weeks, and now the Oppo value brand has teased its epic specs while other details have leaked with the launch right around the corner. All of us engrossed in the value-flagship world have been excited to see what Oppo‘s value-oriented Realme brand could do in said value-flagship […]
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The OnePlus 7T isn't even shipping yet, but that isn't stopping leaks about its inevitable sequel. Well-known tipster OnLeaks and CashKaro have posted what they say are renders of the OnePlus 8 based on schematics from a "company insider." The desi…
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Samsung is renowned for the quality of its AMOLED displays and the Infinity-O panels found on the Galaxy S10/S10+ and Galaxy Note 10/10+ are prime examples of how the Korean company is the leader in display technology. As the newest members of the Note series, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ feature Dynamic AMOLED […]
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When Huawei launched the Mate 20 Pro in 2018, we were mightily impressed by its trio of rear cameras, gorgeous finish, and superb battery life. But how could the Chinese handset maker improve upon its flagship handset? According to a bunch of leaked renders, the Mate 30 Pro could sport a display with an improved […]
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OnePlus isn’t holding anything back from the OnePlus 7 Pro this year. We already know it’ll be nicking some high-end features from the competition, like curved displays, 5G, and super fast storage, but the display looks to be one area where OnePlus wants to be better, not just match the other guys. While it’s already […]
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Pursuit of the ultimate bezelless design has been the focus of mobile design for the last few years, and Samsung has just reaffirmed their efforts to finally hide that selfie cam for good. Ever since Xiaomi‘s original Mi Mix launched at the tail-end of 2016, the mobile world has been obsessed with perfecting the bezelless […]
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We all knew first-gen foldables were going to face issues, however I don’t think any could’ve foreseen the like of the catastrophic screen destruction currently plaguing Samsung‘s category debut. Samsung first began teasing their exciting new ‘foldable’ phone (tablet?) back in late 2018, yet when they finally unveiled the device earlier this year at Samsung […]
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Known for producing budget-conscious handsets for Xiaomi in previous years, Redmi has officially launched its very first handset as an independent entity. The newly announced Redmi Note 7 features a metal and glass design, along with a 6.3-inch display, a massive 48MP rear camera, and a big 4,000mAh battery. Besides being the first phone to be […]
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Notched displays are yesterday’s trend; the next display craze involves a punch-hole that sits in the upper reaches of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. After the Honor View 20 was confirmed to launch on December 26 in China with a punch-hole display, Samsung has taken the opportunity to announce a punch-hole design of […]
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What’s in a name, I hear you ask? Let’s take Google’s Home Hub as an example, ‘Home Hub’ simply rolls off the tongue like a good quality brandy. By contrast, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ model WK9 rolls off the tongue like you are spitting out Lego bricks. In case you were wondering, the XBOOM […]
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Google sourced the OLED panels for last year’s Pixel 2 XL from LG, and it’s fair to say that there were some issues with the displays from early shipments exhibiting muted colors and blue hues. Google attempted to fix the issues via software updates which included a ‘Saturated‘ mode to boost color vibrancy, although that […]
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Besides unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 at the Unpacked event held in New York, Samsung has also taken the wrappers off its brand new smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch that has been much rumored recently. The follow-up to the Gear S3 still runs the Tizen-based Wearable OS and not Wear OS like some rumors suggested, and […]
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