Samsung has announced the latest entry in its Galaxy flagship smartphones, Galaxy S4. Revealed at Unpacked event in New York City, the Galaxy S4 sports a massive 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441ppi (Galaxy S III has 306ppi).
Galaxy S4 will support offline Group Play, has a 13 megapixel front camera and 2 megapixel rear, and is equipped with an infrared LED. It contains 2GB of DDR3 RAM. A slimmer yet stronger build than its predecessors.
New features including, a nine language translator, a bunch of video and photo features. Watch the full unpacked event right below:
Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE, has finally unwrapped the company’s next-gen home console, PlayStation 4. Here are all the details.
The console sports an AMD 8-core CPU SoC based on Jaguar Technology and a set 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, with graphic AMD’s Next-gen Radeon based graphic engine.
Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Hard Disk Drive
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Digital Output (optical)*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The console will launch in Holiday 2013. A rumor suggests that there will be two SKUs at price tags around $429 and $529.
Next-gen PlayStation Eye:
Each console is said to ship with the next-gen PlayStation Eye camera which packs a pair of wide-angle cameras that will pick up signals from the new DualShock 4 controllers.
PlayStation 4 Eye
External Dimension Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)(tentative)
Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps
640×400 pixel @ 120fps
320×192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range 30cm～∞
Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length Approx. 2m (tentative)
The new 3D camera detects the player from the light bars attached to the new controller for an easy identification. It will let you spectate and watch other friends play games from your console’s dashboard with the ability to remotely control games their friends are playing to help them get through a tough spot.
The new controller, Dualshock 4, will come with a new small touchpad in the center that will work as an input button, capacitive type and two-point multitouch panel. A new “share” button, by which you can record gameplay and onscreen footage and share it directly with your friends. Some claims that you can actually have access to the last 15 minutes recorded anytime you press the share button.
Dualshock 4 specs:
Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches
PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports: USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Voltage DC3.7V (tentative) Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)
PS Vita Integration and Second Screen:
PS Vita is fully integrated even you can play/stream PS4 games right on it, thanks to Gaikai technology. You’ll also be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone, a companion apps will be made available for iOS and Android. Some speculate that most of online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony’s new online service will be called PlayStation World replacing PlayStation Plus. Its not known yet whether this related to Gaikai or PlayStation Cloud.
PlayStation 3 titles won’t be supported natively, confirmed Sony. But all PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles will be playable using Gaiki streaming technology on PS4 or actually on any platform, anything, anywhere.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack Sony’s Japan Studio
Killzone: Shadow Fall by Guerrilla Studio.
DriveClub by Evolution Studio.
InFamous: Second Son by Sucker Punch
Destiny, by Bungie, and Diablo III, by Blizzard
Watch Dogs from Ubisoft is confirmed as a launch title
New Final Fantasy title for PS4 will be announced at E3 this year
Sony PlayStationis holding an event set for February 20th at 6pm EST under the tagline “See the future“. We believe the invites were sent to the media for the upcoming Sony next-gen console, PlayStation 4 reveal.
Citing“people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal confirms that the event is indeed for PS4 reveal and the new PlayStation console will incorporate more social features, this comes in line with what rumored before that the new controller (upgraded DualShock?) will have a dedicated “Share” button.
It seems like Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream are already working on the next endeavor after Beyond: Two Souls, intended for the next-gen PlayStation 4.
Quantic Dream has registered the domain name for SingularityPS4.com. Following a similar move, the studio has done in the past, as they registered the domain names of both heavyrainPS3.com and beyondPS3.com. This indicates that Quantic Dream is indeed prepping a new title for PS4 called Singularity.
Interestingly, going back to Kara tech demo that was shown at GDC last year, Quantic Dream’s lead David Cage said he was inspired by Ray Kurzweil‘s book The Singularity is Near. This suggests that the android Kara could be the subject of the new title in the works. Watch Kara tech demo below: