Originally dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3, Samsung's latest flip phone is now officially called the Samsung W2016, according to a report in Tech Times. Unlike older-generation flip phones however, the W2016 sports so many more features such as a dual-screen and faster processing power.
According to the report, Samsung intends to bring back the flip phone which was once popular. Notably, there are still some Asian markets such as China and South Korea where flip phones are still in demand. Thus, companies like Samsung and competitor LG want to bring back these phones to these markets.
The Samsung W2016, however, is very different from older generation flip phones. Previous flip phones were usually made of cheap, lightweight material, but the W2016 comes with a sleek-looking metal design. It also runs on Android OS and has not just one, but two AMOLED touchscreens which are measured to be 3.9 inches. These screens have a WXGA 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution. Since it is a flip phone, it retains the physical T9 keyboard. more >>
The much-awaited movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is four months away but this will not keep fans from ogling the new Batsuit and the new Batmobile in detail. For fans who have the game "Batman: Arkham Knight," the game's DLC pack this November will bring them exclusive content from the movie, according to a report in IGN.
Another report in Tech Times said that the movie tie-in content will be filling in some of the gaps of what is still not known about the movie, which is a lot, given the secrecy with which the movie's plot and other details are being handled.
The "Batman v. Superman" content includes a high definition Batsuit, which is the new Batsuit that is featured in the film. Fans will be able to get up close and personal on the said suit and will be able to scrutinize it closely. more >>
Fans of the action RPG "Deus Ex" will need to wait for another six months before they can get their hands on the next installment of the series, "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided." Publisher Square Enix has made it known that the game had been delayed to August 2016, instead of the original February 2016 release date. According to IGN, the announcement was made on the game's website, which cited that the developer, Eidos Montreal, did not want to "compromise on quality" and thus needed to move the game's release date.
The developer said in its statement by studio head David Anfossi that in order for "Mankind Divided" to be the worthy successor of "Human Revolution," they need "more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet (their) high standards." The statement also noted how fans of the game series had high expectations for the next game and that the developer intends to exceed these expectations. After apologizing for the delay, they also said that developing "Mankind Divided" was both a "privilege" and a "huge responsibility."
"Deus Ex: Mankind Divided" is being developed for the PC and current-generation consoles, the PS4 and the Xbox One. It was announced over two years ago in October 2013 and was officially unveiled in April 2015. The game is said to be using a new game engine called the Dawn Engine. more >>
There is new content arriving for "Destiny: The Taken King," which was recently released. Bungie seems to be keeping good on its promise to bring new content for its recent expansion, as a recent leak is showing that a new quest for "Destiny" will be arriving, called "A Tale of Two Guardians." According to a report in Tech Times, the leak came out of Destiny DB Tracker.
The brand new quest is said to be tied with the game's Refer-a-Friend program that was recently announced by Bungie. Gamers will be able to get many rewards which include primary telemetry, special telemetry and heavy telemetry. The quest also brings with it new emotes and legendary weapons, according to the report.
The leak provided details on how to succeed in the upcoming quest. According to the report, most of the missions require the players to work together with a Linked Friend, which is where the Refer-a-Friend program comes in. Among the missions listed are: Comrades in Arms, which requires the player to finish a story mission with a Linked Friend; Wanderers, where the player needs to finish Patrols with a Linked Friend; Forged in Fire, where the player has to win a Crucible match with the help of a friend; Pushing Back the Darkness requires the player to finish the Daily Heroic Story quest with a friend; the player needs to finish a Heroic Strike with a friend with the Heroic Challenges mission; and lastly, the Lighting the Night mission requires the player and a friend to finish the Weekly Nightfall Strike. Other missions that do not require a Linked Friend are Our Own Story and More Tales to Tell. more >>
The South Korean technology company is gearing up to release a new high-end smartphone in the market, this time powered by its home-grown mobile operating system, Tizen. This is according to a report in Gadgets 360. The rumored high-end smartphone, said to be launched in 2016, was mentioned in a Samsung Vietnam website and reported through Sammobile, according to the report. That same website also mentioned that Samsung may be planning to start a new series or expand its Z phone series.
Samsung has long been expanding its line of products powered by its own Tizen OS. The Tizen OS is said to have surpassed the BlackBerry mobile OS in terms of number of devices running on it during the third quarter of 2015, according to the Gadgets 360 report. It became the fourth largest OS for smartphone, surpassing BlackBerry, which dropped down to the fifth largest OS platform.
Samsung has already launched several Tizen-based smartphones starting with the Samsung Z1 and then the Samsung Z3. Both phones were launched in India and according to Samsung, the phones were selling well in the country. Tizen phones are also said to have the second-largest market share in India in terms of budget smartphones, next to those running Android OS. more >>
"Final Fantasy XV" has a lot of improvements in store for fans, including new combat, gameplay mechanic, and magic.
Game director Hajime Tabata revealed a lot of the new features of "Final Fantasy XV" including new combat and magic gameplay. He also hinted that female lead character Stella may be featured in the game, according to a Crossmap report cited by Latinos Post.
In addition, fans will also be delighted with the developments incorporated into "Final Fantasy XV." The upcoming game will use a system similar to the Gambit system seen in "Final Fantasy XII." Lead designer Prasertvithyakarn Prasert gave a sneak peek into the said system, Realty Today reports. more >>