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Sony Xperia 1 IV offers what other flagships dropped

A headphone jack and a charger in the box

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The Xperia series offers something for everyone. Though the series never really competed with the leaders of the industry, Sony’s smartphones found a respectable niche for those who want something different from Android. Now, Sony has something new for fans of the series: the Sony Xperia 1 IV.

As expected, the Xperia 1 IV offers everything you can ask for from a flagship today. First of all, the smartphone is already impressive in the display department. It sports a 6.5-inch 4K OLED HDR screen with 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also bolstered by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Under the hood, the Xperia 1 IV comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with an Adreno 730 GPU. It comes with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage (expandable through a microSD slot). Inside, it has Android 12 out of the box.

Additionally, the phone comes with a stunning four-camera rear setup. It won’t wow with megapixels, but its synchronicity is enough to push out impressive photos. The setup consists of the following: 12-megapixel main sensor + 12-megapixe ultrawide shooter + 12-megapixel periscope lens + 3D sensor. It also has a single 12-megapixel selfie shooter in front.

As always, Sony has a bag of tricks for the phone’s audio capabilities. Besides retaining a 3.5mm headphone jack, it is compatible with Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio, 360 Reality Audio (through its speakers), and 360 Spatial Sound.

Finally, it is powered by 5000mAh battery, compatible with 30W fast charging (yes, a charger is in the box) and wireless charging.

Starting in September, the Xperia 1 IV will ship in black and purple. It starts at US$ 1,600.

SEE ALSO: The Xperia PRO-I is Sony’s first smartphone with a 1-inch camera sensor

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ROG Phone 6 shows off its design ahead of launch

Featuring a second screen

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ROG Phone 5s

In a few weeks, ASUS is unveiling the ROG Phone 6. The next generation of gaming smartphone promises stellar performance packed inside a sharp design. Naturally, the power inside the phone isn’t a gigantic surprise, given what’s already out in the market today. However, figuring out what it will look like is always a treat. Now, a short time before the official launch, the ROG Phone 6 makes a small debut elsewhere, revealing the phone’s drip.

Recently, the phone popped up on TENAA. As with most filings, the entry comes with a set of photos that reveal both the front and the rear of the coming device. While the new device does share some similarities with its past siblings, the ROG Phone 6 has its own unique appeal.

Like the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, the new phone will have a secondary screen on its rear. However, while the former looks sleek and smooth, the latter has a more industrial charm, paired with a larger camera island. It looks like something from Guardians of the Galaxy, as opposed to the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate’s Iron-Man glam. That said, the new phone still looks interesting.

In terms of hardware, the phone is expected to launch with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, 16GB of RAM, and 6000mAh of battery life. ASUS is launching the phone on July 5.

SEE ALSO: ROG Phone 6 will launch in July

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ING to exit Philippine retail market by end of 2022

Customers urged to transfer funds to other accounts

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ING Philippines

In a statement made on June 24, 2022, ING Philippines has announced it will be leaving the Philippine retail market.

The bank was launched in 2018 in the country. However, the “uncertain global macro situation in the last few years” have prompted the bank to not expand their operations in the Philippines and other countries.

Still, the institution of Dutch origin assured Filipino clients that for now, they will still be able to access their accounts safely.

ING will also inform its customers of any changes that may impact their accounts.

While preparing for the bank’s eventual exit, customers are also urged to transfer their funds to another personal account using the app.

They can transfer up to PhP 1 million using InstaPay or PESONet (3 to 5 banking days) at a PhP 50,000 limit per transfer.

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iOS 16’s message editing feature might not work with Android phones

Or with older iPhones

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Recently, Apple unveiled new features coming to iOS 16. Among all the notable goodies coming to everyone’s favorite Apple devices, one standout feature is the ability to edit messages. Users will finally be able to edit embarrassing typos or unsend mistake messages. However, not everyone is getting the update. And unfortunately, not getting the update can spell problems when interacting with others that do have it.

As what happens with every update, Apple is cutting it off at a specific level. Older iPhones won’t get the update. Naturally, they won’t enjoy the coming features either. Besides not being able to use the features themselves, these devices won’t be able to interface with them as with newer devices, too.

As such, older phones won’t see the little “edited” sign in modified messages, as reported by 9to5Mac. Instead, they’ll be sent separate messages saying, “Edited to,” followed by what the new message is.

It’s even worse for unsending messages. Older iPhones won’t even try deleting the message. If you run an older device, you’ll still see any message that an iOS 16 user deleted, rendering the new feature absolutely useless.

While the light is shined on the disparity between old and new devices, an equally important focus is the interaction between Android and iOS. Android doesn’t have editing features or use the same messaging standard as iOS. Interactions might end up being the same.

Of course, we’re still some time away from the update’s official launch. Apple still has time to work on features. Additionally, they can also release minor updates after the grand launch.

iOS 16 is expected to launch later this year.

SEE ALSO: iOS 16 will let users skip CAPTCHA tests

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