The Reno8 series is going global with two models – the Reno8 and Reno8 Pro. The latter launched as the Reno8 Pro+ in China in May, while the first one is an upgraded version of what is dubbed Reno8 in China. This means that both global phones are quite similar, except for two major changes. Let’s start with the Pro and what makes is special, before moving on to the Reno8 and the shared features.
Oppo Reno8 Pro
The Oppo Reno8 Pro is powered by the customized Dimensity 8100-Max chipset, This 5nm chip has four Cortex-A78 cores, four A55 and a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. It has a fairly capable ISP, but image processing tasks are actually delegated to Oppo’s in-house MariSilicon X chip, which has 18 TOPS of number crunching power and works in 20-bit dynamic range. We will get back to the cameras in a second.
The other major advantage of the Pro is the 6.7” AMOLED display. It has 1,080 x 2,412px resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support (plus the certifications for high-quality video streaming from Netflix and Amazon).
PUBG can run on the Reno8 Pro in 90Hz mode, a first for the Reno series (phones need to be whitelisted for high refresh rate mode). Another cool feature for this game is Background Update: updates are downloaded in the background and you will see a hovering button when it’s ready to install (not available in Japan and India).
Both Reno8 phones have the same camera setups, at least as far as the hardware is concerned – the Pro model will have better processing thanks to that MariSilicon chip.
The main camera on the back is based on the 50MP Sony IMX766, a 1/1.56” sensor (1.0µm pixels) behind an f/1.8 7P lens (23mm) with omni-directional PDAF, dual native ISO and 12-bit image output.
Also on the back is an 8MP ultra wide camera (IMX355, 1/4”, 1.12µm) with a 112° 16mm lens. Finally, there is a 2MP macro camera on here.
Flipping over to the front, the selfie camera is based on the 32MP IMX709 sensor (1/2.74”, 0.8µm). This sensor uses an RGBW matrix for better low light performance. Another thing to note is that this selfie camera has autofocus and a fairly wide FoV of 90°. Both the IMX709 and the IMX766 support DOL-HDR for 4x wider dynamic range.
There are a few other perks left to mention. The Pro model has dual speakers and an X-axis linear motor for haptic feedback. There is also an extra layer of graphite to lead head out through the back. The back of the Pro is made out of glass, by the way.
The Oppo Reno8 Pro will be available in India from July 19, starting at ₹46,000 for the 8/256GB version. There is also a version with 12GB of RAM.
The chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) as well as 256GB storage (UFS 3.1). Note that the Indian version is getting only 128GB storage. Both phones are launching with ColorOS 12.1 based on Android 12.
The other difference between vanilla and Pro is the screen. The vanilla Reno8 comes with a 6.4” AMOLED display with roughly the same FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate (no HDR10 here, though).
The camera setup on the Reno8 is the same as on the Pro model (and as on the Reno7 Pro for that matter). Both phones have Ultra Clear Night Portrait modes and style themselves as “Portrait Experts”.
The IMX709 sensor in the selfie camera uses an RGBW matrix to let more light in
Both phones run on a 4,500mAh battery, despite their size difference. This battery charges using an 80W SuperVOOC system, which gets to 50% in 11 minutes. Of if you need a quick top-up while gaming, 5 minutes of charging are enough to go for 2 more hours. Note that in countries with 110V electricity charging tops out at 66W.
The Battery Health Engine reduces battery degradation to extend the cell’s life to 1,600 charge/discharge cycles, which works out to 4 years of daily charging.
The Oppo Reno8 will be available from July 25 starting at ₹39,000.
Asmongold calls out Blizzard after brief WoW ban: “You obviously f**ked up” – Dexerto
Asmongold was recently banned from World of Warcraft for a brief period but was quickly allowed back in the game after Blizzard overturned the initial suspension.
In a recent YouTube video, Asmongold described his banning from World of Warcraft as a “glorious day.” During this video, the popular content creator began by recounting the events leading up to the moment he found out he had been banned from playing Blizzard’s hit MMO.
“I go to log on to World of Warcraft and it tells me this: Blizzard account has been suspended.” Jokingly, Asmon then added, “they shut me down, rightfully so.” He then went on to address Blizzard directly and offer up his thanks for what he clearly believed was an error on their behalf.
“I wanna say thank you, Blizzard, this is gonna be great clickbait on YouTube. You obviously f***ed up and didn’t mean to suspend me but that doesn’t mean my editors aren’t gonna farm this out for viewers on YouTube. Thank you, Blizzard.”
He then went on to read out an email from the devs, explaining why he was banned from World of Warcraft for allegedly engaging with real money transactions (RMT). However, Asmon was quick to shut down the idea that he had done any RMT trading in the video, which appeared to be the reasoning for his banning.
Asmon then called out Blizzard for their recent string of banning players for supposedly unsubstantiated reasons or banning players and then quickly overturning the decision. He did this by reading out tweets from other content creators as well as community members who have found themselves in similar situations when playing World of Warcraft.
Following his video, the World of Warcraft community on Reddit have shown their support for the content creator as well as also voicing their disappointment at Blizzard for banning Asmongold and others and then quickly backflipping after realising it was a mistake.
For all the latest on Asmongold, check out Dexerto’s full coverage here.
Samsung unveils prices for Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 in India, details discounts and promos – GSMArena.com news – GSMArena.com
We have waited nearly a week for Samsung to unveil the prices for the new Galaxy Z foldables for the Indian market and here they are. Fans can now pre-book a Z Flip4 or Z Fold4 and score some gifts and discounts. This is a special Samsung Live promo event that starts today and ends tomorrow a midnight.
First, the prices. The table below has the breakdown by storage capacity. A couple of things to note about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 – the customizable Bespoke Edition is available from Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores (and only in 256GB trim), the 512GB version is not available in the country. As for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, the top 1TB model is available, but only through Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores.
|Galaxy Z Fold4||256GB||512GB||1TB*|
|₹8,000 cashback or Upgrade Bonus|
|* 1TB variant exclusive to Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores|
|Galaxy Z Flip4||128GB||256GB||256GB Bespoke*|
|₹7,000 cashback or Upgrade Bonus|
|* Bespoke Edition exclusive to Samsung Live and Samsung Exclusive Stores|
Note that these are the base prices, the two-day promo event offers some discounts. You can get ₹8,000 cashback with the pre-booking of a Z Fold4 or ₹7,000 with a Z Flip4. You will need an HDFC credit or debit card for that. Alternatively, if you are planning to trade in an old phone for credit, you will get an additional ₹8,000 or ₹7,000 towards purchasing the new foldable.
There’s more – you get a free Wireless Charger Duo (normally valued at ₹5,200). The Galaxy Z Flip4 Bespoke Edition also comes with a free Slim Clear Cover (worth ₹2,000).
For some peace of mind you ca get 1 year of Samsung Care+ at half price – ₹6,000. No Cost EMI is available for up to 24 months as well.
Finally, you can get a previous generation Galaxy watch at a hefty discount. Those who pre-book the Galaxy Z Fold4 can pick up a Galaxy Watch4 Classic (46mm, Bluetooth) for ₹3,000 (down from the MSRP of ₹35,000). If you picked the Z Flip4 instead you can grab a Watch4 Classic (42mm, Bluetooth) for ₹3,000 (down from ₹32,000).
If you prefer one of the new Galaxy Watch5 models, those are already on pre-order – here is the pricing info for them. You can pre-book one now and get a discount on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
An exploration of the history of Yorkshire, the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq – Town of Sackville
An exploration of the history of Yorkshire, the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq
An exploration of the history of Yorkshire, the Acadians and the Mi’kmaq
Facilitated by Renée Belliveau, this online presentation will help us understand what impact the arrival of the Yorkshire Settlers had on the Tantramar area, both the good and the bad.
To join the presentation using the Microsoft Teams platform, type shorturl.at/kmP69 in your browser or contact email@example.com for the link.
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