Realme will release an inexpensive smartphone with a capacious battery and a triple camera

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The Chinese company Realme continues to actively attack the smartphone market: according to Internet sources, another affordable device is being prepared for release, which will probably be released before the end of the year.

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Device information appears on the FCC website. The smartphone is codenamed RMX3063, but its commercial name is still a mystery.

The documentation on the FCC website contains an illustration of the rear panel of the device. In the upper left corner there is a multi-module chamber in the form of a square-shaped block with rounded corners. It combines three optical elements with image sensors and a flash, which are organized in a 2 × 2 matrix.

It is said about the presence of a capacious battery – 4880 mAh. Most likely, in a commercial device, this battery will receive a 5000 mAh marking.

FCC records support for Bluetooth 4.2 wireless and 4G / LTE cellular. In other words, the new product will add to the range of inexpensive smartphones – its price is unlikely to exceed $ 150. The device will ship with Android 10 operating system with a proprietary Realme UI add-on.

According to Counterpoint Technology Market Research estimates, in the third quarter of this year, Realme shipped 14.8 million smartphones, ranking seventh in the ranking of the world’s leading suppliers.

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Players began to recreate recognizable personalities with the ruler editor in Crusader Kings III

Players began to recreate recognizable personalities with the ruler editor in Crusader Kings III


The appearance the other day in the global historical strategy Crusader Kings III of a full-fledged ruler editor did not go unnoticed: players from all over the world began to compete in recreating recognizable personalities.

The most skillful in mastering the Crusader Kings III character editor turned out to be Reddit users: the corresponding sub-forum is literally crammed with examples of folk art.

The greatest demand among gamers are the characters from Game of Thrones (Rainier Targaryen, Jaime Lannister, Tywin Lannister, Jon Snow) and video games (Shepard from Mass Effect, G-Man from Half-Life, Mewtwo from Pokemon).

There was a place among the custom creativity of historical figures (Julius Caesar), celebrities (Tom Selleck), heroes of The Witcher (Sigismund Dijkstra) and cartoons (Farquad from Shrek, Squidward from SpongeBob).

Recall, in addition to detailed customization of appearance, the ruler editor in Crusader Kings III allows you to set your future leader a variety of characteristics (physical, moral, social).

In addition to the editor, Update 1.2 also brought a list of character kills, a redesigned interface for dynasties and battles, an improvement in the disfigurement system for ugly heroes, and other minor changes.

Crusader Kings III was released on September 1 this year exclusively on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store). As part of the autumn Steam sale, the game received the first discount – 20% (744 rubles).

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Head of Roscosmos: it’s too early to write off the ISS

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Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of the state corporation Roscosmos, gave comments on the state of the International Space Station (ISS) and the prospects for its further operation.

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On the eve of RSC Energia First Deputy Director General Vladimir Soloviev said that in a few years avalanche-like failures could begin on board the ISS, which is associated with the end of the estimated service life of many components and assemblies. For the same reason, the cost of servicing the orbital complex can rise sharply.

Some mass media have begun to suggest that RSC Energia is proposing to abandon participation in the ISS project after 2025. Later, Mr. Soloviev denied these speculations: “There is no talk of any termination of the International Space Station after 2025, just as there is no talk of the termination of partnerships. A decision on the future fate of the station can only be made at the government level after a detailed study of decisions that will be proposed to the state corporation Roscosmos by the enterprises of the rocket and space industry responsible for the station’s flight, primarily RSC Energia, as well as discussions with partners in the ISS“.

And now Dmitry Rogozin has shared his position on the ISS project. In his opinion, the station has great potential in terms of developing space tourism and the participation of private companies. In addition, Russia is planning to commission three new ISS units.

Of course, some ISS modules have significantly exceeded their established service life (15 years), and we are monitoring their technical condition. But I think it’s too early to write off the station“, – TASS quotes the words of Mr. Rogozin.

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Gaming PC market will grow by at least 30% this year

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The phenomenon of a sharp demand for peripheral devices necessary for organizing video conferencing has been noted by Logitech more than once. Rival Corsair also admits that it has doubled shipments in the gaming business, and the gaming PC market could grow 30-35% by the end of the year.

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Image source: Tom’s Hardware

The need for self-isolation, as has been noted more than once, has increased the demand for only laptops for remote work and study, but also for gaming computers. HP and Dell’s recent quarterly reports show that desktop demand from the corporate sector has plummeted, but home gaming configurations are in growing demand, especially in the run-up to new games and next-gen game consoles, which are always giving the segment a lot of excitement.

The sales season this year, according to representatives of Corsair, will be characterized by a noticeable excess of demand compared to the ability of manufacturers to meet it. If, under normal conditions, the market for gaming PCs with a price of $ 1,500 or more could grow by 10% this year, in fact the increase in sales volumes may reach 30-35%.

Corsair does not even plan to offer significant discounts on its gaming products this quarter, as this prompts some customers to stock up on components in order to resell them at higher prices. Gaming peripherals and streaming equipment are in high demand this year, making it hard to find them on sale.

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MSI unveils budget version of GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Fan series

MSI unveils budget version of GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Fan series


Micro-Star International has introduced a new budget series of Twin Fan graphics accelerators. At the moment, it includes only one GeForce RTX 3070 model.

It is difficult to understand which of the previous episodes was replaced by the Twin Fan version. For the Armor series, it looks too simple, it does not look like the updated Aero series either.

According to the resource VideocardzThe Twin Fan may represent a new incarnation of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s budget TOC series, which hasn’t been updated since the release of NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards (GeForce GTX 1000 series models). At least the sticker on the fans of the new GeForce RTX 3070 model hints at this.

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Fan and MSI GeForce GTX 1060 TOC

MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Fan and MSI GeForce GTX 1060 TOC

Meanwhile, the Twin Fan series will be presented with video cards with reference characteristics, as well as a slight factory overclocking. For example, for the presented GeForce RTX 3070 model, the declared GPU frequency in Boost mode is 1740 MHz, which is only 1% higher than the reference value. For all other indicators, the novelty repeats the reference version.

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Image source: VideoCardz

On the technical side, only the printed circuit board stands out. In Twin Fan models, it has a non-standard design and is equipped with a set of 8 and 6-pin auxiliary power connectors.

However, the configuration of video connectors in the cards of the new series is usual – there are three DisplayPort and one HDMI.

Early leaks indicated that the MSI Twin Fan series will also be replenished with the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which NVIDIA will unveil in a few days. It is also built on the GA104 chip, but with fewer CUDA cores. It is very likely that the younger model may lose the second additional power connector.

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In Europe, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti was tentatively estimated at an average of 550 euros

In Europe, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti was tentatively estimated at an average of 550 euros


According to the resource VideoCardz, European retailers began to massively prepare for the launch of sales of the new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics accelerator. Models from Gigabyte, Inno3D and Zotac appeared in the assortment of various European sellers. However, it will not be possible to buy these video cards before December 2.

The official cost of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is still unknown, but in the US it is predicted a price tag of $ 399 for the reference version of the Founders Edition. Meanwhile, the price tags announced by European sellers for non-reference samples of the younger representative of the NVIDIA Ampere architecture generation look much closer to reality. Recall that earlier GeForce RTX 3060 Ti appeared in Saudi Arabia at a price of $ 1000, and a week earlier one of the European sellers estimated the novelty at 700 euros. The current price range for European retailers ranges from 484 to 592 euros depending on the model.

For example, the Latvian seller Dateks announced several versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti at once. The strange range of prices shows that they are inconclusive. For example, some factory-overclocked models are priced cheaper than conventional ones. However, the Dateks list looks like this:

  • Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle – € 538.91;
  • Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Eagle OC – € 525.98;
  • Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC – € 558.16;
  • Gigabyte RTX 3060 Ti Aorus Master – € 592.26;
  • Inno3D RTX 3060 Ti Twin X2 OC – € 502.23;
  • Inno3D RTX 3060 Ti iChill X3 – € 529.49;
  • Zotac RTX 3060 Ti Twin Edge – € 568.38.

Spanish retailer 101gigas appears to be expecting a PNY GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming Revel EPIC-X model. A cooling system with two fans is announced for the video card. The seller estimates the novelty at 526.92 euros (including VAT).

Another Spanish retailer, XtremeMedia, is expecting a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Eagle. According to the seller, a reasonable price for it would be 483.90 euros (including VAT 21%).

Portuguese retailer PCDiga estimates the same model from Gigabyte at 525.90 euros. The delivery of the video card is promised on December 4th.

One of the most popular UK stores, Scan, has also added the same model from Gigabyte to its database. True, he did not indicate its price.

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Xbox CEO praises PlayStation 5 controller and explains why Xbox Series controller barely changed

Xbox CEO praises PlayStation 5 controller and explains why Xbox Series controller barely changed


The DualSense controller is one of the most interesting innovations in the PlayStation 5. The gamepad was liked by gamers, journalists and developers, and now the head of the Xbox, Phil Spencer (Phil Spencer) spoke about the accessory of its main competitor in the console market.

In an interview with The Verge, Phil Spencer said he applauds what Sony has done with the DualShock. First of all, because DualSense will affect the industry. “I think all of us in the industry should learn from each other on the innovations that we are all promoting, whether it was the proliferation of a business model like Game Pass, or controller technology, or the Wii in the past, which obviously influenced us when we did Kinect and Sony did Move “– he added.

The head of Microsoft’s gaming division also talked about why the corporation did not try to implement any innovations in its controller for the Xbox Series X and S. According to Spencer, the Xbox gamepad has become a kind of standard (including outside of gaming scenarios). It even controls robots and industrial processes. This still surprises Spencer, and is the main reason why Microsoft hasn’t changed the controller much.

“We need to think about all the existing use cases. We cannot turn the controller inside out because many have expectations of how it should work. We have to innovate with this in mind, and we look at what other companies are doing to learn from this and see if it can be applied to what we do. “Spencer replied.

As a reminder, Microsoft is also releasing the advanced Xbox Elite controller, which features adjustable controls and petals on the back for a more comfortable gaming experience. Most likely, in the future, if the corporation introduces any innovations, they will initially appear in the controller of the “elite” series.

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Xiaomi introduced the first smartwatch Redmi for only $ 45

Xiaomi introduced the first smartwatch Redmi for only $ 45


In addition to the announcement of the new Redmi Note 9 series of smartphones, Xiaomi today also introduced the first smartwatch under the Redmi brand. The novelty is the second wearable device of the brand – the first was the Redmi Band fitness bracelet, presented at the beginning of the year.

The Redmi Watch has a square case with a matte finish and 2.5D glass covering a 1.4-inch screen with a pixel density of 323 PPI (dots per inch). The weight of the novelty is only 35 grams. There are several colored straps for the gadget: black, ivory, blue, cherry pink and green.

The smartwatch has more than 20 pre-installed watch faces, including classic ones, and also offers to create your own. As for the built-in functions, the Redmi Watch is equipped with a heart rate sensor, sleep and activity monitoring, 24-hour monitoring of changes in heart rate during activity and rest of the user, and can also store this information for the last 30 days. In addition, Redmi Watch provides 7 sports training modes, including two types of running (indoor and outdoor), cycling, walking, swimming and other activities.

The device is equipped with a high-precision sensor with a motion algorithm. The novelty is declared water resistant when immersed up to 50 meters. The company did not specify the battery capacity of the smartwatch, but said that it can work on a single battery charge for a week. The battery saving function can extend the operating time up to 12 days.

The device also includes a built-in microphone with support for the XiaoAI voice assistant. In addition, the new product has multifunctional NFC support, can work with the Alipay payment system, 270 different cards for paying for public transport, is able to open Xiaomi smart locks and work with other smart gadgets of the company.

The manufacturer estimated the Redmi Watch at 299 yuan (about $ 45), however, when pre-ordering, the buyer will receive a discount of 30 yuan, which will ultimately reduce the cost of the smart watch to $ 40. Unfortunately, the availability of new items in markets other than China has not yet been reported. In the Celestial Empire, the gadget will go on sale on December 1.

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Apple will equip a branded 5G modem, not only the iPhone 13, but also the future iPad Pro

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Sources in Apple’s supply chains say the company’s own 5G modem will be ready by the second half of the year and will be used not only in the iPhone 13, but also in one of the 2021 iPad Pros. Rumors recently surfaced that the Californian company will launch an iPad Pro with an OLED matrix in the second half of next year. Apparently, it is he who will receive Apple’s branded 5G modem.

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Initially, the appearance of the iPad with support for 5G communication was expected before the end of this year. However, some time ago Rumors have surfaced that Apple has postponed the launch of the 5G iPad Pro to early 2021 due to delays caused by the coronavirus. DigiTimes reports that, amid the news, Apple suppliers are expecting an increase in demand for 5G mmWave antennas. Note that the first 5G iPads will use the same Qualcomm 5G modems as the new iPhone 12s.

But at the same time, the publication separately notes that Apple continues to develop its own 5G modem, which is intended to replace the Qualcomm solution used in the iPhone 12. In addition to the iPhone 13, which will be released next fall, as reported, the proprietary modem will find application in future iPad Pro models, which should also be announced in the fall of 2021 after the new generation of the iPhone.

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DigiTimes is known for its reliable supply chain sources, so there is every reason to believe that the forecast will be confirmed. Recall that last summer, Apple acquired most of Intel’s smartphone modem business, so it has a strong foundation for its developments.

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Russia to begin discussing the fate of the ISS with foreign partners in 2021

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The State Corporation Roscosmos has made an official statement regarding the participation of the Russian Federation in the International Space Station (ISS) project. It is reported that Russia will soon begin to discuss the fate of the orbital complex with foreign partners.

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Photos of Roscosmos

Today in a number of media outlets there was information that RSC Energia proposed to refuse to participate in the ISS project after 2025. This is due to the fact that by that time the orbital complex may be overwhelmed by a wave of disruptions.

It was reported that RSC Energia proposes to focus on the development of the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS) project. Its creation is planned to begin after the completion of the ISS operation.

Roskosmos is really looking forward to proposals and an engineering note from RSC Energia on the new multifunctional orbital station. These projects will first be considered at the Roskosmos Scientific and Technical Council, and then reported to the Government. The question of the ISS operating time depends on both technical and political issues discussed with partners. One way or another, it is planned to begin consultations with NASA and other partners on these topics early next year.“, – said in a statement by Roscosmos.

We add that in April next year, Russia intends to introduce a multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) “Science” into the ISS. In the fall of 2021, the launch of the Prichal nodal module into orbit is scheduled. After that, in 2024, a scientific and energy module (SEM) will go to the ISS.



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