The latest mid-range smartphone of Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Redmi 3, may have just found its toughest competitor in Lenovo's new Lemon 3 smartphone. According to a Tech Times report, the new Lemon 3 boasts of the same specs as the Redmi 3 plus the same price point of $105. It is certainly shaping up to be a good option for a mid-range smartphone.
According to a Gadgets 360 report, the Lenovo Lemon 3 is equipped with a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, which, according to the report, is better than the Redmi 3's 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset paired with 2 GB of RAM. In terms of internal storage, the device has 16 GB onboard storage which is expandable via a microSD card.
The device has similar cameras with the Redmi 3, namely a 13-megapixel main rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The Lemon 3 has a 2,750 mAh non-removable battery and comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop. more >>
"Star Fox Zero" was supposed to be out late 2015, but Platinum Games needed more time to polish the game, so the release date was pushed back again. Now, it appears that the Wii U game will be made available on July 15.
French retailer Micromania has listed "Star Fox Zero" under a July 15 release date, prompting rumors that the official release date has been moved once again from the previously expected April 2016 schedule, according to WCCF Tech.
So far, Micromania is the only retailer listing "Star Fox Zero" with the July 15 schedule. Amazon, Best Buy, and other online retailers still list the game with an April 22 release date, The Bitbag reports. more >>
"Cobalt" will finally be released for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Steam on Feb. 2.
The action-based multiplayer game will finally be available for $19.99 at the Xbox Games Store and Steam on Feb. 2. As of now, "Cobalt" is still being developed by Oxeye Game Studio and it will be published by Mojang, according to Win Beta.
"Cobalt" comes after "Agent Cobalt" and will include several game modes. This will include Capture the Plug, TeamStrike, Deathmatch, Adventure, and Survival. In the Survival mode, players will be tasked to shoot down a series of waves of enemies. The difficulty will increase as the game moves on. While they can opt to play solo, they can also increase their chances of surviving by choosing the local co-op, Tech Times reports. more >>
Xbox Live Gold subscribers are now entitled to more free games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in the second half of January 2016.
From Jan. 16 to 31, Xbox Live Gold members are given free access to "Deus Ex: Human Evolution" for Xbox 360. The "Zheros" game will also be available for free download for Xbox One from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, according to GameSpot.
On Jan. 15, the free download for "Thief" for Xbox One and "Dirt Showdown" for Xbox 360 ended for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The two games have been replaced by "Deus Ex" and "Zheros," the report details. more >>
While the launch of Samsung's next set of flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, seem imminent, a recent leak indicates that the Korean company may have one more device up its sleeve. According to a Tech Times report, Samsung may be planning to launch not just two, but three flagship devices, which includes the Galaxy S7 Edge+, during the upcoming Mobile World Congress in March.
Last year, Samsung held an Unpacked event during the Mobile World Congress where it unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ was launched separately in August 2015. This year may be an exception to this predictable schedule as recent leaks point to a big event that will launch all three devices.
The leak comes courtesy of known tipster Evan Blass who released an image, through this Twitter account @evleaks, of what looked like the logos of the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy S7 Edge+. It may also be assumed by looking at his tweet that Samsung is planning a big event for the launch. The next big technology event where this is most likely to happen is the upcoming Mobile World Congress in March, to be held in Barcelona. more >>
Fans of the open-world third-person shooter game "Tom Clancy's The Division" are getting extra hyped up this week as reports came out that the game's closed multiplayer is close to happening and a new gameplay trailer has been leaked. According to a report in GameSpot, information about the closed beta came from a listing in Uplay, a mobile app.
The listing indicated text that said that players can "take part in the Tom Clancy's The Division closed beta in January 2016." The listing also indicated all the game's platforms will be included in the beta, namely the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the PC. This is a clearer indication of when the beta was happening, as opposed to an earlier announcement by Ubisoft that it was happening in "early 2016."
However, Ubisoft has recently announced the closed beta's exact dates. According to its blog post, X-box One users have a 24-hour early access to the beta and will be able to enter it starting January 28. PC and PS4 users can start enjoying it one day after, January 29. According to the Beta's FAQ page, gamers who pre-ordered the game or availed of the Tom Clancy Humble Bundle will get a spot in the closed beta. Gamers may also register on its waiting list but that doesn't automatically mean that they'll get access to it. more >>