The new versions of the gaming system in one generation is usually to reduce the size of the enclosure, and by the time the next model they have order to become obsolete. The head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, Phil Spencer claims that the console of the future will move away from the traditional update cycle and will allow to carry out an upgrade, as in the case of a normal PC. And thanks to the universal Windows platform, users will be able to run old games after installing more powerful hardware.
Apparently, Microsoft plans to continuously improve Xbox without revolutionary technological spurts every few years. Over time, will be history and the notion of backward compatibility of games. But is it possible that new projects with cool graphics and support for 4K simply won’t work on the first versions of the console? According to team Xbox, the upgrade will be optional, and therefore, such problems should arise.
The Xbox head added that he is not going to officially announce the plans of Microsoft for the near future. But now we know in which direction the company will move on.
Samsung has started selling the capacious SSD drives PM1633a, 15 terabyte.
To achieve a record capacity of 15 TB Samsung turned out by placing 2.5-inch form factor 512 memory chips V-NAND 256 GB.
The SSD turned out to be not only comprehensive, but fast: SAS (12 Gbps), coupled with the built-in DRAM (16 GB) shows the maximum speed of reading and writing in the area of 1200 MB/s. the Drive is designed for high-performance servers, but in the future the company is preparing to release drive for home users of this technology.
The cost model PM1633a not reported. In the line of devices will be less capacious SSD: 7,68 TB, 3,84 TB 1,92 TB, 960 GB and 480 GB.
Recently, the Chinese company Vivo unveiled its new flagship smartphone in the line of Xplay Vivo Xplay 5. Of course, the phone can not be called a “full-fledged” Chinese device, because the price at it not such and small (about the cost of a more detailed talk later), but those technical characteristics that offers us the manufacturer, make us think.
As you might guess from the title, the main feature of the Vivo Xplay 5 to 6 GB of RAM. The company proudly declares that it is the world’s first phone with this amount of RAM. But just look at other characteristics, as you realize that not one “RAM” the guys from Vivo are going to lure customers to itself. Music lovers (audiophiles, to be absolutely precise) can attract a set of three ES9028 DAC and OPA1612 operational amplifiers. But that’s not all. Paired with all of the above and very interesting set of other technical characteristics. For example, in Vivo Xplay installed 5,43 inch display with Super AMOLED matrix and a resolution of 2560 on 1440 points. The screen occupies almost 70 percent of the front panel. Frame is not very thick. But the thing is that on both sides of the glass panel is slightly curved in shape. Like Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, if that. It’s sort of a trend 2016, apparently.
I think you will surprise nobody if I say that “iron heart” of this device supports Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which is paired with graphic accelerator Adreno 530 and, as I wrote in the beginning, and even paired with 6 GB of RAM. By the way, about memory. Built-in. MicroSD card slot is not. But why should I care if the drive here on 128 GB?
The main camera has a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, phase autofocus and dual led flash. You can write video up to 4K at 30 frames per second. As for the front camera, it received well-deserved 8 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.4. I don’t think in terms of photo and video capabilities is Vivo Xplay 5 will be able to compete with the flagships A-brands, but for most applications this kit will suffice with a head. The autonomy of this whole affair will be responsible battery of 3600 mAh, which is pretty good. On sale you can find a smartphone in a gray casing, in the casing of a gold and pink body. Now, that’s all the time we talked about the flagship – the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite (or Ultimate Edition). That’s just this model and will cost you $ 650. But there is also the regular version of the Vivo Xplay 5. It differs from his brother “smooth” 5.5-inch screen (the resolution is QHD), Qualcomm Snapdragon processor already 652, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The set is also quite solid, but a little easier. Because of this and the price tag here will be lower – about $ 560. The fingerprint scanner is there, and there.