German publication Technik News had recently revealed the codenames of upcoming Motorola phones such as Nio and Capri. While Nio is an upcoming Snapdragon 865 mobile platform powered smartphone, the Capri and Capri Plus are expected to debut as 4G midranges. These phones are tipped to launch in Q1 this year. Fresh information shared by the publication reveals that there is another upcoming Motorola phone codenamed Ibiza waiting to go official. It has shared the key specs of the device.
Motorola Ibiza specifications (Leaked)
The leak states the Motorola Ibiza phone’s model number is XT-2137. It will be powered by the mysterious SM4350 5G-ready Snapdragon chipset, which is codenamed as “Holi.” The SoC could be the forthcoming Snapdragon 4-series 5G chipset that is expected to debut in this quarter.
The handset is expected to arrive with a waterdrop notch display that supports an HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Its SoC will be supported by 4 GB of RAM. The Ibiza phone will arrive with a native storage of 128 GB. The handset will run on Android 11 OS, and a 5,000mAh battery will be driving it.
The Motorola Ibiza will have a 13-megapixel Samsung S5K3I6 lens for capturing selfie shots. The back panel of the phone will have a triple camera setup that features a 48-megapixel Samsung S5KGM1ST main camera, a 5-megapixel Samsung S5K5E9 macro lens, and a 2-megapixel OmniVision (OV02B1B) depth sensor.
The exact moniker of the XT-2173 Ibiza phone is not known yet. It is likely to arrive as one of the cheapest 5G phones in the market. As far as launch is concerned, it is likely to debut in Q1 2021.
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Netflix Update to Deliver Better Audio on Android With xHE-AAC Codec – Gadgets 360
Netflix is rolling out a new update that promises better audio quality on Android devices, including a fix for sudden volume changes, better sound in noisy environments, and better performance on slower mobile data connections. The company has implemented the Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC (xHE-AAC) audio codec on its streaming platform for Android mobile devices running Android 9 Pie and newer software. Although the technical aspects behind the change are quite complicated, the simplest way to explain the change is that Netflix is now promising “studio-quality audio” to go with its already excellent video content on Android devices.
Netflix has listed all of the changes brought about by the xHE-AAC audio codec in detail in a blog post. A key change that will make a difference to users across the world but particularly in India is the variable bitrate for audio streaming. This means that the codec will be able to adapt to the quality of the Internet connection; slower mobile data connections will see the stream scale back a bit to adjust, while maintaining some level of sound quality.
Additionally, all of this could mean that you’ll be able to watch Netflix movies and TV shows using your smartphone’s speakers — that is, without headphones — and still be able to hear dialogues and other sounds intelligibly even in noisy environments. The Netflix update will also offer a solution for the issue of sudden volume changes that often have users rushing to grab either the volume button or headphones to avoid disturbing others in the household.
The new upgrade is the latest in Netflix’s efforts to offer high-quality video and audio on its streaming platform. While some of its picture technologies such as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos require supporting hardware and fast Internet connections to work, small tweaks such as xHE-AAC will enable improvements even at the most basic level, especially for users who rely on slower mobile data connections as is common in India.
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Guilty Gear: Strive 'Game Modes' trailer; more modes detailed – Gematsu
Arc System Works has released a new trailer for Guilty Gear: Strive introducing the game’s various modes, as well as new information and screenshots detailing the offline game modes Story Mode, GG World, and Gallery Mode, and the Online Mode.
Get the details below.
■ Battle System
Cancels your attack, sends a shockwave, and slows down your opponent’s movement. You can use it while attacking to strengthen your offense, or use it defensively to weather your opponent’s attacks. Roman Cancel is a mechanic that can add depth to your matches, depending on how you use it.
Drive the opponent to the edge of the stage and unleash a certain attack to break the wall and blow them away into a different stage with a flashy scene. Not only will they take additional damage from the blow, your character’s attack power and other stats will increase for a limited time.
■ Offline Modes
The fated conclusion!
The story of Guilty Gear finally reaches its climax! The Story Mode loved by fans in previous titles returns in Guilty Gear: Strive! Now with further evolved direction and graphics.
The Guilty Gear series has been around for over 20 years. The story of Guilty Gear: Strive is set in the United States of America. Our hero Sol Badguy has led an unbelievable life, but what will his final choice be…?
Please look forward to more details.
A huge encyclopedia where you can read up on everything there is to know about Guilty Gear!
The Guilty Gear series has over 20 years of history. GG World includes a “Chronology” that shows the series’ history and events at a glance; a “Glossary” where you can read up on character profiles and world settings; and a “Correlation Map” of the relationships between each character. There is a massive amount available that will make even first-time players feel at ease.
Enjoy artwork, music, and movies!
In Gallery Mode, you can view the character illustrations, setting images, and other development materials from Guilty Gear: Strive. There is a lot more to see as well, including trailers and songs from previous Guilty Gear titles.
■ Online Mode
Guilty Gear: Strive uses the same type of network players enjoyed in the previous title Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (Steam version)!
Rollback netcode allows for a great match experience, regardless of the distance between the players. If you are having trouble finding an opponent, try looking all around the world!
—Customize Your Own Avatar and Battle Against Players Around the World!
Control your own custom avatar and enjoy battles and communication while using emotes and chat.
—A New Rating System Pits You Against Players of the Same Skill Level!
Guilty Gear: Strive‘s Online Lobby assigns you to a floor depending on your skill level. Skill level is determined not only by the outcome of battle, but also by the analysis of your actions during matches. And because players at the same skill level naturally gather on the same floor, everyone from new players to veterans can enjoy tense battles!
—The Floor at the Top of the Lobby Reserved for Only the Most Skilled Players
Only players who continue to achieve good results can enter the “Heaven” floor at the top of the Online Lobby. The entrance to this floor is an extremely narrow gate. It is quite literally the top of the top.
—Use “Quick Start” to Quickly Jump into Online Battles
Guilty Gear: Strive features a “Quick Start” function that allows players to move directly from the menu screen to battle standby. Jump into an online match immediately!
Up to nine players can enter a “Player Match” room, allowing players to enjoy online battles with specific friends.
Guilty Gear: Strive is due out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on April 9. The Deluxe and Ultimate Editions will launch for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 three days in advance on April 6. Read more about the game here.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.
Hitman 3 surpasses its predecessor to claim No.1 | UK Boxed Charts – GamesIndustry.biz
Hitman 3 has taken No.1 in the UK boxed charts, with launch sales up 17% over its predecessor.
Developed and owned by IO Interactive, Hitman 3’s boxed release was handled by Square Enix, the company that previously owned the franchise before letting it go. The last game, 2018’s Hitman 2, was published by Warner Bros.
The PS5 version of the game was by far the dominant edition, accounting for 49% of sales. The Xbox version accounted for 27%, while the PS4 version made up 25%. Of course, this is just physical games, the majority of Hitman 3’s sales will have taken place in the digital download space.
Hitman’s chart-topping debut means that Animal Crossing: New Horizons drops to No.2, although only 800 games separates the two titles. Animal Crossing’s sales dropped 8% week-on-week.
Some new PS5 consoles were released in the market last week, which had a positive impact on a few titles. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is up 161%, jumping from No.12 to No.5, Demon’s Souls re-enters the charts at No.27 with a 291% sales increase, and there were sales bumps for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (up 56% and driven by the PlayStation version) and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (up 7%, but with the PS5 version up 174%). In total, PS5 game sales increased 324% week-on-week.
Another big riser was Ring Fit Adventure. The Nintendo Switch fitness game has frequently jumped up the charts during the pandemic whenever new stock comes into the market. The game rises to No.7 with a 47% sales rise.
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 23rd:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Hitman 3|
|1||2||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|2||3||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|12||4||Spider-Man: Miles MoralesCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|7||5||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|4||6||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|10||7||Ring Fit Adventure|
|3||8||Just Dance 2021|
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