We begin this insider by reviewing data provided by financial analysts. They relate to the prices for set-top boxes manufactured by Sony and Microsoft. Next, we'll discuss the key features of Apple's studio headphones, due out on June 22nd. At the end of the information block, there will be details of AMD's plans to bring several processors to the market for mobile devices. We will also find out why the release of the Google Pixel 4a smartphone is delayed.
Trade war between Sony and Microsoft could end with American victory
Sony and Microsoft consoles are expected to be released later this year. The marketing confrontation between these two tech giants began a long time ago. The US company is still in the lead and is not ready to give way to competitors from Japan. To do this, Microsoft may even go to extreme measures: selling Xbox Series X consoles at a loss.
This news was reported by financial analysts Michael Packter and Peter Moore.
The market value of the PlayStation 5 is expected to be around $ 500. At this time, Microsoft has taken a wait and see attitude. After their main competitor's product hits the market, Americans will retaliate. Experts are inclined to assume that gamers will be able to buy Xbox Series X for $ 100 cheaper
. There is also an opinion that the new consoles will be sold by both companies at reduced prices. The most advanced hardware installed there is not cheap, not all gamers are able to pay the market price for it.
There is one caveat here, which is the whole point: only Microsoft can afford to sell consoles at great losses for themselves. The Japanese manufacturer does not have this option.
Peter Moore explained that earlier something similar had already happened with the advent of the Xbox 360. Then they were sold at a loss, at reduced prices. This led to an increase in the popularity of the product and the partial displacement of its Japanese counterpart from the market.
In any case, it is worth waiting for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 to hit the market. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of difficulties have arisen related to production and logistics.
New Apple headphones will be equipped with special sensors
On June 22, the WWDC 2020 online conference is to be held. Insiders claim that this forum will show Apple's branded headphones - AirPods Studio.
Recently, the first data on the technical equipment of the gadget appeared on the network. Network informants claim that they will be equipped with special sensors that interrupt music playback when removed from the head.
The device will additionally include the ability to automatically detect the left and right channels. As a result, the user will be able to always wear them only on the "correct" side. They also talk about equipping the headphones with an active noise canceling system.
The estimated cost of AirPods Studio is $ 349.
AMD will reveal some powerful mobile chipsets soon
Several AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors were recently tested in the 3DMark benchmark. The results of this process have been posted online.
Insiders believe that AMD will soon reveal the Ryzen 9 4900U and Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition chipsets. From the data available on the AMD website, it is easy to understand that the Ryzen 9 4900U will be equipped with eight cores and sixteen threads at a nominal clock speed of 1.8 GHz and a maximum of 4.3 GHz.
Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition will be a lot like it. Netizens speculate that the presence of such a configuration indicates the company's plans to release a special overclocked version of the flagship Renoir.
When the release of new products will take place is not reported. Nothing is known about pricing yet.
It is possible that the appearance of a new product in the range of AMD will not remain unanswered by its main competitor - Intel. Their confrontation has been going on for several years.
Google Pixel 4a will show in summer
Earlier, our resource has already written about the plans of Google, concerning the announcement of a new smartphone. The Google Pixel 4a was supposed to be shown in May this year.
Recently the German edition of Caschys provided a report. In doing so, it referred to data from representatives of the operator Vodafone Germany. According to this information, the announcement of the Google Pixel 4a was postponed to June 5th. The reasons for this step are not specified. It is possible that the coronavirus pandemic made its own adjustments.
Recently, this factor has become the main brake on the development of many companies producing electronics. Most of their offices in China, Indonesia, Vietnam and a number of other countries were closed almost all spring. Only recently they started their work and began to gain production momentum, which was before the crisis period.
From past leaks, it is known that the Google Pixel 4a will be equipped with a Snapdragon 730 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 5.81-inch OLED display with Full HD resolution. Its specifications provide for two versions of the built-in storage: 64 GB and 128 GB.
The autonomy of the device will be provided by a 3080 mAh battery, which supports fast charging up to 18 W. Not the most advanced option, but not bad either.
No pricing has been announced for the new Google product.
The Topic of Article: Inside # 6.05: Xbox Series X; Apple studio headphones; AMD processors; Google Pixel 4a.