Is Nintendo Duo the Official Name of the Nintendo NX?

Is Nintendo Duo the Official Name of the Nintendo NX?Is Nintendo Duo the Official Name of the Nintendo NX?
HIGHLIGHTS
According to the latest leak, the NX will be called the Nintendo Duo
Earlier this week specs, features, and price of the NX was leaked
Nintendo is yet to officially reveal the console
It appears that the Nintendo’s latest console, codenamed the NX may finally be named as Nintendo Duo at retail if the latest rumour surrounding the yet to be announced console is to be believed.

According to an image posted on Japanese forum 2Chan which allegedly stems from a software partner briefing, the device will be called the Nintendo Duo.

(Also see: Pokemon CEO Confirms Nintendo NX Is a Handheld and Home Console Hybrid)

This could make sense considering that past reports have suggested it would be a console and handheld hybrid. Nonetheless, 2Chan’s track record has been on the inconsistent side. But with an NX announcement in the offing, we won’t have to wait too long to find out.

Earlier in the week information on the NX’s price, features, and specifications found their way onto Reddit. For one, the games will be on cartridges. No surprise considering several sources have already confirmed this. 4K streaming for Netflix along with 1080p and 60fps for gaming have been talked about.

(Also see: Nintendo NX Price, Features, and Specs Leaked?)
“4k streaming has been mentioned. – What this likely means is playback of content such as Netflix, etc. Not gameplay,” the post reads. “1080p and 60fps are being used by the marketing teams in relation to gameplay on to the console portion. I’ve heard unconfirmed rumblings of 900p for the infamous hybrid part of the device.” 

Furthermore, the post claims that price points of $299.99 (around Rs. 20,000) and $399.99 (roughly Rs. 27,000) will be present. The base price being the former and a bundle price being the latter. What comes in the bundle is at this point of time unknown.

(Also see: Nintendo to End Wii U Production. Possible Nintendo NX Release Date Soon?)

It seems that the console will launch with four games, and a strong co-branding effort with a Mario launch title. Further alluding to the possibility of it being a handheld console (as if we didn’t need yet another confirmation) is the phrase “Interact with your game on the go” being seen on marketing materials.

Although some of this would be in line with what’s been leaked in the past, we’d still recommend you take this with a grain of salt. Reason being, while the moderators on the NX subreddit have taken utmost care in confirming the source’s identity and veracity of information, in an age where elaborate 3D-printed controller hoaxes are rife, it’s always best to temper expectations.

Nonetheless, hopefully Nintendo decides to launch the NX or whatever its final name is in India. But if past experiences are to be believed, that seems unlikely.

Tags: Nintendo NX, Nintendo NX release date, Nintendo NX price, Nintendo NX specs, NX, NX price, 2chan, Reddit, Nintendo Duo, Duo

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Samsung Galaxy Note7’s First Official TV Ad Gives a Sneak Peek at Its Features

Samsung Galaxy Note7's First Official TV Ad Gives a Sneak Peek at Its Features

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new advertisement teases Iris scanner and phone’s name
  • The commercial almost confirms phone’s waterproof feature
  • The phone most likely to named Samsung Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7, the upcoming smartphone in Samsung’s Note series, has now been spotted in its first official TV advertisement, which teases almost all the features that have been leaked regarding the phone. The advertisement touches upon features of the Note7 by giving hints regarding each.

First and foremost, there is little to no doubt now that the phone will indeed be called Samsung Note7 as the commercial shows a numerical order that goes from 1 to 5 then shows a question mark and zooms out to a ‘No’, which is clear indication of the skip that Samsung is widely expected to make. Samsung had tipped this name in the invitations sent out as well.

(Also See : Samsung Galaxy Note7 Price, Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours)

The advertisement starts with a close-up view of a thumb print and the shot is followed up by unlocking patterns used by several Android phones to unlock devices. The shots of these methods used to unlock smartphones looks like a hint to the Iris scanner that the phone is expected to feature, giving the Samsung Galaxy Note7 a new way of unlocking the device.

The shot of classic telephones under the water in the advertisement are more than enough to indicate to the smartphone’s waterproof feature.

The commercial also features a girl who is using an electric bulb to click a selfie. This might be an indication of better low light performance of the Galaxy Note7’s camera, but it could easily have something to do with phone’s LED flash as well.

Presence of Dual Pixels, as in the case of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge has also been suggested on the phone. There has also been talk of dual rear cameras on the phone.

The phone is scheduled to be released on August 2.

There are other hints given in the advertisement as well but they are actually pretty hard to crack at this point in time. Do check the video of the advertisement by Samsung Mobile Korea below and let us know what features you think the Galaxy Note7 will come with.

Tags: Android, Mobiles, Note Series, Note7, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Note 7
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Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Goes Official

Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Goes Official

HIGHLIGHTS
The Canvas Selfie runs Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
It sports a ‘Tap Sensor’ at the rear for clicking images or taking calls.
It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.
Micromax seems to be on a launching spree, as the company has introduced its new Canvas Selfie 4 smartphone in India. The company has announced that the Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 will be going on sale by end of this month available across retail stores. The company this week also unveiled the Micromax Bolt Selfie priced at Rs. 4,999.

The biggest highlight of the Micromax Canvas Selfie 4 is its 8-megapixel front and rear cameras. The smartphone also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow which could mean it is the first device from Micromax running the Android OS version.

Another notable feature of the Canvas Selfie 4 is its rear ‘Tap Sensor’ which the company touts can click images on tapping. The sensor can also be used to take calls.

For specifications, Micromax Canvas Selfie features a 5-inch HD display; 1.3GHz quad-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of storage; expandable storage support up to 32GB via microSD card; 3G support, and 2500mAh battery.

Commenting on the launch, Shubhajit Sen, Chief Marketing Officer, said, “Selfies are now the most popular type of photos snapped on a smartphone, with over a million selfies taken per day and 48 percent of that are shared on Facebook alone. With smartphones becoming the first device to capture precious moments with friends and family, a top class camera becomes a must have feature while buying a phone. With the Canvas Selfie 4 and its tap sensor we are upgrading the selfie experience of our young hyper social youngsters who are looking for a perfect integration of innovation, style and performance with an excellent selfie experience.”

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