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iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

iPad Air 5 leak says Apple has a new holiday hero

Only a couple of significant upgrades are planned for Apple's various iPad devices in the next season or two, according to sources associated with Chinese part suppliers. It's suggested that the next iPad Air could be the best place to look for a major change in size and/or power - that or the iPad mini 6, which could have a new 8.4-inch display panel and a new A14 Bionic chip. The rest of the iPad models do not appear to be set to have particularly important changes in the wings.

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Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung’s huge curved Odyssey Neo G9 gaming display gets an equally huge price

Samsung's big curved gaming displays are getting an upgrade, with the new 2021 Odyssey Neo G9 finally having a price tag attached. Announced back in March, the new gaming screen certainly isn't scaled for diminutive desktops, with a 49-inch ultra-wide panel that's the first to offer curved Quantum Mini LED.

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Samsung’s vast The Wall TV lines this virtual studio and I want to live in it

Samsung’s vast The Wall TV lines this virtual studio and I want to live in it

Samsung's The Wall may be impressive in a "huge TV" way, but the display-maker is taking things to a whole new level by using a vast, seamless screen as the backdrop to a new TV and movie studio. The Wall relies on modular Micro LED panels, which can be slotted together to make much bigger screens, or - as in the new CJ ENM virtual studio - an impressively curved one.

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A new Apple display with an iPhone chip inside is reportedly in testing

A new Apple display with an iPhone chip inside is reportedly in testing

Apple is reportedly working on a new external display equipped with both a dedicated iPhone chip and a Neural Engine, potentially giving the Pro Display XDR a high-end replacement. Currently the company has just one official external display in its line-up, the 6K-capable Pro Display XDR with a $5k starting price.

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Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Samsung foldable displays will have 120Hz refresh rates

Although Samsung seems to have the lion's share of the niche foldable phone market, it might not be the only noteworthy game in town soon. A couple of new foldable devices are rumored to be launching within the next 12 or so months, but, ironically and unsurprisingly, Samsung will also benefit from those indirectly. Its display panel business will be the one providing foldable screens for these phones, and those screens might even boast fast refresh rates usually seen on conventional phones.

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Samsung’s 2021 The Wall is 1,000 inches of modular 8K Micro LED TV

Samsung’s 2021 The Wall is 1,000 inches of modular 8K Micro LED TV

Samsung has revealed a new version of its biggest TV, with the 2021 The Wall offering over 1,000 inches of modular screen with a number of upgrades. Designed with flexible MicroLED panels that allow different sizes of overall screen to be pieced together, for 2021 there's now support for 120Hz frame rates among other niceties.

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iPhone 13 always-on display could finally happen this year

iPhone 13 always-on display could finally happen this year

Every year brings rumors and hopes of new iPhone features that never come. Last year, it was the iPad Pro ProMotion display tech that would have brought a 120Hz refresh rate to iPhones. That never happened with the iPhone 12, but that hasn't dashed hopes it will still come. The iPhone 13 could finally get that kind of screen, but the technology that will enable it could also bring a wanted but an also contentious feature, an always-on display system similar to the Apple Watch.

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Galaxy S20 owners report failing displays just after a year of use

Galaxy S20 owners report failing displays just after a year of use

The screen is probably the part of the smartphone that gets the most wear and tear because it is always exposed to the outside world and is always in use. That these displays would eventually break is the inevitable future that many owners dread, but few probably expect that to happen in a little over a year. That is the rather unfavorable situation that a growing number of owners of Galaxy S20 series phones have found themselves in, with the premium flagship's screens exhibiting severe issues for no explicable reason.

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This color e-paper could match LCD on quality but with wild battery life

This color e-paper could match LCD on quality but with wild battery life

A new color e-paper display could bring LCD-style quality but without the need for a power-hungry backlight, paving the way to new tablets, ereaders, and phones. Although color e-paper is already on the market in a handful of devices, the colors themselves tend to be far more muted than from an LCD or OLED panel.

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Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

Nintendo Switch OLED vs Nintendo Switch: Upgrade or pass

The tech community was expecting a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch but on July 6 an OLED model was announced as the fourth major release of the handheld console. Called Nintendo Switch (OLED model), the new version of Nintendo handheld game console is a bit of a subjective choice depending on whether you already own the Switch or you’re a first-time user of a handheld console.

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Nintendo Switch OLED VS Lite VS original: Buy by the screen

Nintendo Switch OLED VS Lite VS original: Buy by the screen

In the battle of values between the various Nintendo Switch models today, your focus will likely start with display size. The Lite has a 5.5-inch LCD, the original has a 6.2-inch LCD, and the OLED model has a 7-inch OLED panel. This larger model also comes with an improved kickstand, higher base storage, and it'll cost you a little bit more money.

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xScreen Xbox Series S screen add-on makes the case for portability

xScreen Xbox Series S screen add-on makes the case for portability

An accessory called xScreen was revealed this week by a 3rd-party creator aiming to turn the Xbox Series X into a portable gaming machine. The device is effectively a plug-in, flip-up display for the console, adding a new sort of way to play to the Microsoft-made video game console. After just a short period listed on Kickstarter, the campaign for this piece of hardware reached its initial goal several times over.

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