Items tagged with ifa2019

LG is showing off its expanded UltraGear gaming monitor lineup at IFA 2019 in Berlin. There are three new models, including two 27-inch panels and a larger 37.5-inch model, each with an IPS screen, ultra-fast 1ms GtG (gray-to-gray) response time, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support to keep the action smooth and free of unwanted tearing. The fastest of the three is the UltraGear 27GN750. It's a 27-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution and 240Hz refresh rate, making it ideally suited for esports gaming. Of course, you'll need a burly graphics card to take advantage of an ultra-high refresh rate, but for the most part, esports titles are less demanding than other types of games. Brightness is rated at... Read more...
Huawei is rolling out a new high-end system-on-chip (SoC) that will power its upcoming flagship Mate 30 series. Announced at IFA 2019 in Berlin, the new Kirin 990 lineup includes a version with built-in 5G connectivity, the Kirin 990 5G, in addition to a non-5G variant. Both are said to run faster than Huawe's previous flagship chipset, the Kirin 980. The new SoCs are built on an advanced 7-nanometer+ (nm+) extreme ultraviolet (EUV) manufacturing process. Both also sport eight ARM Cortex cores, including two "ultra-large" A76-based cores, two "large" A76 cores, and four "small" A55 cores. However, while similar in overall makeup, there are some key differences between the Kirin 990 and Kirin... Read more...
IFA 2019 or “Internationale Funkausstellung” is just around the corner and several companies have already held their own press conferences in anticipation of the event. Acer just announced a new line of products at their press conference in Berlin, and some of the standout products include the Predator Triton 300, Triton 500 with a 300Hz display, and the Acer Nitro XV3 series. Acer is particularly interested in increasing its number of thin Windows 10 gaming notebooks, and the Predator Triton 300 is the newest addition. The notebook weighs in at 5.07 pounds (2.3 kg) and is advertised as a “blend” of performance and features “all wrapped up in a slim design for a... Read more...
There are gaming chairs, and then there is Acer's Predator Thronos Air, a herculean contraption that might be better described as a gaming battle station. Calling it a "chair" is a disservice to the design and functionality—in fact, Acer playfully refers to it as a "sleek gaming cave for hardcore enthusiasts," which sounds accurate to us. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the Predator Thronos Air looks like the type of thing future generations will strap into when embarking on a virtual journey. I don't know if I agree with Acer's "sleek" descriptor, but it is definitely wild and...different. It is also a multi-purpose chair. "The steel structure includes a chair, modular desk, and... Read more...
ASUS is rolling out an upgraded version of its newly minted ROG Phone II gaming handset. Announced at IFA, the new ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition maintains many of the core hardware specs of the regular version, but upgrades the storage to a capacious 1TB of UFS 3.0 ROM (twice as much as the top storage option on the standard model). It also boasts faster Cat 20 4G LTE download speeds, enabling downloads of up to 2Gbps (versus 1.2Gbps on the standard model). Beyond the core hardware upgrades, the ROG Phone II Ultimate Edition offers a distinctive look with an exclusive new color theme, consisting of a matte black. ASUS also mentions "distinctive patterning emblazoned on the back cover," though... Read more...
At long last, Samsung's folding smartphone may finally see the light of day next month, following a short-lived and ill-fated launch. We are of course talking about the Galaxy Fold. If the latest report from a South Korean news agency is on target, Samsung will debut a reworked version of the Galaxy Fold on September 6, during a special IFA event. A successful Galaxy Fold relaunch was not always a foregone conclusion. And really, it still isn't—just refer to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco for an example of a Samsung-brand smartphone ultimately being scrapped due to a major issue. Unlike the Galaxy Note 7, however, the problem with the Galaxy Fold was never the battery. Instead, the folding smartphone... Read more...
Next month marks the kickoff for IFA 2019 in Germany. The show opens on September 6, and ahead of the show, LG has debuted a video invite for an event that indicates it will be showing off some new products. The teaser video starts with an 8-bit style video game running on a single screen smartphone form factor. If we are to assume anything about the form factor of the device being shown off from the video, which could be a version of the LG V50 ThinQ smartphone, it would appear that the bezels are thin and there is no notch. The biggest feature of the smartphone in the video is a second screen that folds out, offering twice the screen space. The video shows a game that has a head moving through... Read more...