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Sony Xperia Pro is the smartphone for professional videographers

It’s still under development

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The cancellation of MWC 2020 didn’t stop Sony from teasing their upcoming professional smartphone. The tech giant is taking it to another level with the Xperia Pro. It’s particularly meant for professionals who shoot cinematic videos and broadcast-grade footage.

Xperia 1 II on (some) steroids

Just like the recently announced Xperia 1 II, it features the latest Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G support. Although the latter has a sub-6GHz spectrum, the Pro model uses 5G mmWave for faster upload and download speeds in a specific coverage area.

8GB RAM is still inside, with a bumped up internal storage of 512GB. It also supports microSD cards of up to 1TB. There are no increase in battery capacity as it relies on the same 4000mAh battery.

The display will still be the 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED 90Hz display with 21:9 aspect ratio, all protected by Gorilla Glass 6. IP rating is neither changed. IP65/68 will help protect the phone from unprecedented water spills and dust storms.

Other than that, the camera system is the same triple-lens setup found on the Xperia 1 II. It features three 12-megapixel cameras capable of shooting wide, super-wide, and zoomed shots. ZEISS optics, calibration, and coating are intact as well.

If you think Sony lets this smartphone shoot 8K videos, you’re wrong. It still shoots 4K 30p max. Selfie shooter is limited to just 8 megapixels.

So, what’s different?

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You might just call it “Xperia 1 II Plus” because of all the similar specs — but its stealthy form factor proves otherwise. Completely ditching the Gorilla Glass 6 back, it features a “low dielectric constant material” that’s supposed to strengthen 5G connections.

There’s also a 360-degree antenna design with 16 antennas that’s mostly helpful in connecting to 5G for TV broadcasting. With all these powerful 5G internals, it’s cooled by a graphite sheet, vapor chamber, and air gap to further maximize the use of 5G even in long periods of time.

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Not that it’s a special feature, but there’s an extra button (not a Google Assistant button) which lets you assign other apps whenever you press it. Other than that, there’s also an HDMI port which lets you connect through professional cameras as a secondary monitor. With the help of 5G, it enables the user to livestream TV-grade video content even in a limited area.

We still have to wait for Sony’s official announcement regarding its price and availability.

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A remastered NieR Replicant is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Experience a much darker and more modern re-telling of the highly anticipated prequel

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Square Enix came into Tokyo Game Show 2020 with a big announcement in mind. Even though it was an online show, the developers behind Final Fantasy and Marvel’s Avengers have something brewing up for the year. This time, they’ve decided to focus on a market-exclusive title —  NieR Replicant — ready for a more worldwide stage.

To kickoff the Tokyo Game Show, they’ve announced the arrival of NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139. If you haven’t heard of NieR Replicant before, that’s totally reasonable because this was a Japan-exclusive release. Essentially, Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 is a remaster of the original game released in 2010 for Japanese players.

NieR Replicant is the most anticipated sequel to the post-apocalyptic RPG, NieR Automata. This prequel delves into a darker world that sees you going on a quest for a cure. Also, joining you in this quest is Grimoire Weiss in search for the “Sealed Verses.” For Automata players, you may be familiar with it as he appears as downloadable content for the game.

The prequel will be available on April 22, 2021 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, its PC release on Steam will be on April 24, 2021.

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Acer named as official sponsor for PUBG Continental Series 2

Providing all the powerful hardware at the highest level of competition for PUBG

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PUBG and Acer have a brief history of organizing intense competitions. Just earlier this year, the PCS Charity Showdown ushered in the year’s promising lineup of Esports tournaments. Now, these two are back at it again with another huge tournament to crown a new champion for 2020.

The PUBG Continental Series 2 APAC is an online regional tournament that brings together the top teams from Southeast Asia and Oceania. Beginning August 29, 16 teams across the region will vie to become the APAC region’s third overall champion. With Acer as the official sponsor, all participants will get their hands on the most powerful Acer Predator hardware.

Featured Esports hardware include the Acer Predator Triton 500, powered by the latest processors and GPUs. It sports a 10th generation Intel processor and up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER GPU for stellar power and performance. Also, it comes with a 300Hz refresh rate IPS display with a 3ms response rate for smooth gameplay all around.

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OPPO Find X2 Pro now comes in Green Vegan Leather

OPPO’s finest in a new skin

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OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Leather

OPPO’s finest is back but in a new skin. The OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather Edition is now official and it’s coming to Singapore.

That isn’t just any kind of leather. With an IP68-rating, it’s splash, dust, and waterproof. OPPO says the new color variant takes inspiration from the concept of “healing.” The company believes it is a soothing and refreshing color that exudes comfort.

The complete the look, the phone also includes a custom-made vegan leather built-in middle frame. It uses environmentally-friendly materials along with a unique three-layer leather stitching technology.

OPPO’s finest

The OPPO Find X2 Pro is the culmination of OPPO’s innovations over the years. Here’s an excerpt from our review:

“The Find X2 Pro delivered in every aspect, especially in those that are most important to us. Just by holding the phone, you can tell that OPPO spent a lot of time refining the product. The Find X2 Pro has one of the best spec sheets found on smartphones this year as well.”

Pricing and availability

The OPPO Find X2 Pro 5G Green Vegan Leather Edition is priced at SG$ 1,699 (US$ 1237), and will be available from this Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Singtel, Starhub and M1 stores, OPPO’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship Store, and at all OPPO Concept Stores.

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