OnePlus is starting to dribble out details for its next phones, and it’s starting with the feature you probably care about the most: the screen. The company’s upcoming, Samsung-made 120Hz Fluid Display (not pictured) is faster than the 90Hz of the 7 series and thus better at handling motion, but that’s just supposedly the start. The AMOLED panel packs a slew of custom design choices that might help it stand out against the ROG Phone 2 and those precious few other 120Hz handsets on the market.
OnePlus talks about the 120Hz display for its next flagship phone – Engadget
The Fluid Display touts an “exclusive optimization solution” that reportedly renders frames 7 percent faster, and it boasts a 240Hz touch sampling rate to make it that much more responsive to your finger taps. You can also expect smoother-looking video playback at 60Hz or 120Hz, too, thanks to the same kind of frame insertion technology used in many modern TVs (this comes at the same time as TV makers are courting people who hate motion smoothing, but never you mind that).
You can likewise expect better color accuracy through “professional tuning” that promises a Just Noticeable Color Difference ratio of less than 0.8 (slightly better than the Galaxy S10’s 0.9, for context), 10-bit color that’s automatically calibrated at the factory and a 1,000-nit peak brightness.
We wouldn’t be surprised if 120Hz AMOLED displays appear in more phones in 2020 (Apple and Samsung are rumored to be making that leap). What OnePlus claims to be special now may be relatively commonplace by the end of the year. Still, the Fluid Display shows that very fast refresh rates are coming to mainstream phones before long, and sets a benchmark for what to expect.
Mortal Kombat 1 Kameo Gameplay Showcased in New Summer Game Fest Trailer – IGN
Mortal Kombat 1 looks as absurdly violent as you’d hope, as brand new extended gameplay today showed some absolutely gruesome fatalities, one after another, and characters such as Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Scorpion, and Raiden showcased.
Revealed at Summer Game Fest, the new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer also showed off our first real look at assist characters, or Kameos. Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon also took the stage after the trailer, detailing that Mortal Kombat 1 takes place in a “new timeline” where characters we’ve seen before have their stories told in a brand new way in a “reboot” of sorts.
Kameo fighters are chosen during character select after choosing your main fighter, and can be called out multiple times during a fight to assist with a single button press. Any character can be combined with any other Kameo fighter, allowing for deeper customization of movesets and more interesting possibilities for combo building. Some Kameo fighters are available in the main roster (yes you can combine Sub-Zero with Sub-Zero), while others are unique to the Kameo roster. Known Kameo fighters include Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Kano, Goro, Kung Lao, Stryker, and Jackson “Jax” Briggs.
Mortal Kombat 1 was revealed just last month, and is already approaching fast. The game will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19. The game will introduce a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang, along with reimagined versions of a lot of iconic characters.
Mortal Kombat 1 Summer Game Fest 2023 Trailer
The upcoming reboot has also dealt with its fair share of leaks. After a slip from Warner Bros. Discovery on an earnings call earlier this year, Mortal Kombat 1’s title was leaked just hours before its official announcement. The leaks didn’t even end there, though, as Amazon may have leaked DLC characters.
You can catch up on everything else announced at the Summer Game Fest today in our round up, and keep an eye on all the trailers, announcements, and more from Summer of Gaming right here.
iOS 17 redesigns Apple Translate and offers a more intuitive UX
iOS 17 beta 1 offers an overhauled Apple Translate app that is more straightforward and easy to use. The redesign is available on iPadOS 17, too.
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WWDC is our favorite time of the year for many reasons. Not only do we get to try out the upcoming major updates to Apple’s operating systems, but we also sometimes get fresh hardware releases. This time around, we witnessed the debut of Apple’s Vision Pro, some new Mac models, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, and watchOS 10. And while the Cupertino firm has provided the public with a comprehensive list of what’s new in these releases, many additions remain undocumented publicly. For example, we have just discovered that iOS 17 beta 1 redesigns the built-in Apple Translate app. The new user interface offers more intuitive controls, making the application more straightforward and easy to use.
As our screenshots above reveal, Apple Translate on iOS 17 beta 1 (right) is cleaner than that on iOS 16 and earlier versions (left). The new design simplifies the entire section, making it both more intuitive to operate and easy on the eyes. As someone who tries to rely on Google services as little as possible, I had always found Apple Translate unintuitive to use when compared to its Google counterpart. Through the iOS 17 update, users finally get to enjoy a more direct app.
For example, Apple Translate on iOS 16 continues to shift between the two selected languages, making it hard to tap on the right field straightaway. Furthermore, dismissing a translated phrase to type another one was also a pain. On iOS 17, pretty much all of my concerns have been addressed in the Apple Translate app.
While Google Translate remains superior in terms of translation accuracy and language availability, Apple Translate can handle my occasional translation needs just fine. And thanks to this overhaul, I feel even more motivated to depend on it and ditch Google’s solution completely. We can only hope that this design makes it to the final release in September, as Apple could change its mind at any given moment.
Samsung may bring dust resistance feature to Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5
Tech giant Samsung will reportedly bring the dust resistance feature to its upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 smartphones, which are scheduled to be launched next month.
The Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series are already recognised as the first water-resistant folding phones in the world, reports SamMobile.
According to tipster @chunvn8888, the Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 will be dust resistant with an IP58 rating.
Earlier, it was rumoured that the company will use the teardrop hinge design for its upcoming AZ Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 devices.
It was also reported that the tech giant was upgrading the hinge of the Z Fold 5 smartphone which is expected to withstand 2,00,000 folds.
Also, Galaxy Z Fold 5 is likely to feature a 108MP primary rear camera and in-built stylus pen (S Pen) slot.
Meanwhile, in March this year, it was reported that the company would unveil a new tri-foldable smartphone, alongside its Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 devices.
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