Chris Velazco said it: Weird LG is back. The repeatedly leaked LG Wing has been officially revealed, with a 3.9-inch second screen hidden behind its main one. This is by far the strangest dual-screen device so far, and I’m kinda into it.
The phone has midrange specs with a Snapdragon 765G CPU, but the potential of an all-in-one camera/gimbal combo is just wild enough that it might work. LG has struggled to break out in the phone market despite occasionally taking big swings, and this feels like the first one I’m excited about since its bendable G Flex. Oh, and there might be some kind of slider device on the way? Let’s do this, LG.
Sony's 'budget' A7C fits a full-frame sensor in a new compact body
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Sony’s latest full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7C, has an all-new compact body with an electronic viewfinder in the corner, making it look more like the APS-C sensor A6600 than any other A7-series camera to date. It’s also cheaper — though not by a lot — than any recent A7 full-frame camera so far.
The A7C will cost $1,800 for the body only, or $2,100 in a kit with Sony’s new, very compact FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens. Pre-orders are open now, and the body-only and kit models will start shipping in late October.
What to expect at Apple's September 15th event
A new Apple Watch and iPad Air are practically a given.
It’s all happening later today, but here’s a teaser of what we’re expecting to see from Apple, at a safe remote distance. It’s not a new iPhone affair — expect that next month — but new iPads and Apple Watches. We’ll probably see the Series 6 appear, but I’m more interested in seeing if Apple replaces the Series 3 with a newer, reasonably priced wearable. You’ll be able to follow the news as it unfolds starting at 10AM PT/1PM ET on Apple’s website and on YouTube.
Google’s Pixel 5 event is happening September 30th
Ready to reveal everything we already know about.
The events don’t stop. Google’s incoming Pixel showcase will take place virtually, with the taglines of “Launch Night In” and “Your couch is the best seat in the house.”
To be honest, we know a lot (if not everything) Google will reveal: 5G Pixel phones, including the Pixel 5, a new smart speaker — heavily leaked — and another, newer, Chromecast.
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‘Bloomberg’ reports PS5 Digital Edition pricing could dip below $400
But there have been manufacturing troubles
We’re only a day from Sony’s next PlayStation 5 event where we hope to get a confirmed price / launch date for the new console, but the rumors are still coming in. After reporting in July that Sony would respond to the coronavirus pandemic by boosting PS5 manufacturing to make as many as 10 million units by the end of this calendar year, now Bloomberg is citing sources who say the company has reduced estimates to 11 million units by March 2021 — four million fewer than previously planned.
The rumored culprit behind the difference is in the console’s chipset, with yields that Bloomberg reports are “improving” but unstable and run as low as 50 percent.
The report also cites analyst Masahiro Wakasugi, who thinks Sony is targeting a price as low as $450 for the disc-equipped PS5 and sub-$400 for the all-digital edition, which would compare nicely to Microsoft’s Xbox Series lineup that hits $499 for the Series X and $299 for a 1440p-ready Series S. Not long until we find out.
Aston Martin built a $74,000 racing simulator
The company is only making 150 of the luxury esports simulators.
The prestige car company has announced plans to build a $74,000 racing simulator. It’s apparently “the ultimate in luxury esports experiences” for people who have a little extra cash.
Designed to match the Aston Martin aesthetic, the ARM-C01 has a carbon fiber frame, Aston Martin racing grille and seating position that imitates the Aston Martin Valkyrie. The British company Curv Racing Simulators worked with Aston Martin to develop the racing tech.
The company plans to sell just 150 of them for a whopping £57,500 (about $74,000). Yes, you could buy a real car.
GMC’s electric Hummer reveal is on October 20th
For now, the truck company is just teasing its ‘crab mode’ ability.
GMC will detail its new electric truck on October 20th, with online reservations opening that same day. The automaker had originally planned to reveal the vehicle on May 20th, but it ended up delaying the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.