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Oppo Inno Day 2021: MariSilicon X NPU with 6nm Process Node, RGBW Pro Mode Launched, to Debut with Find X Series in 2022

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Oppo Inno Day 2021 has hosted its first day, and while the much awaited smartphone launches are yet to come through, the company has unveiled the much teased MariSilicon X neural processing unit (NPU). The latter is the company’s first proprietary NPU, and according to Oppo, will be used in the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find X — set to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.

As for MariSilicon X, the NPU claims to offer a fair bit of performance. The processing unit comes with 6nm core architecture powering the NPU, and is largely geared to bring lossless photography and videography to Oppo’s smartphones. The NPU is seemingly capable of producing 18 TOPS (total operations processing system) of processing power, hence posing itself as a dedicated AI co-processor alongside the main processor.

Oppo further claims that the MariSilicon X NPU offers the best in class power efficiency. At the Oppo Inno Day 2021 event earlier today, the company stated that the NPU is capable of producing 11.6 TOPS of processing power per Watt of power consumption. It further stated that the NPU enables 20-bit Ultra HDR data throughput through its image signal processor, which in turn enables 4K Ultra HDR RAW videography on its phones.

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Oppo also stated that the MariSilicon X NPU will be used in combination with an RGBW sensor, which has an additional white pixel in the red, green and blue pixel array on the sensor, to enable a ‘Pro’ mode. The NPU will be capable of processing 20-bit lossless RAW data, which the company believes will make a whole world of difference in terms of low light, high resolution videography.

The MariSilicon X NPU will also play a big role in enabling 4K night video. As mentioned before, the first day session at Oppo Inno Day 2021 announced that the MariSilicon X NPU will first appear in its upcoming Find X flagship smartphone, which will be launched in early 2022. The company is also expected to launch its Find N foldable smartphone, during the second day of its event — scheduled for tomorrow.

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EA and Lucasfilm Games Announce Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Sequel, 2 More Games in the Works

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EA and Lucasfilm Games have just confirmed that 3 major Star Wars titles are currently in the works at Respawn Entertainment. Among them is the highly-anticipated next chapter in the Star Wars Jedi franchise.

It is worth noting that EA and Lucasfilm have only confirmed the game to be the ‘next game in the Star Wars Jedi franchise’, which doesn’t mention it being a sequel to 2019’s Jedi Fallen Order.

Other projects include a new First-Person Shooter from Peter Hirschmann, Game Director of popular VR project from Respawn, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Next is a Strategy Game via a publishing collaboration between Respawn and Bit Reactor, a newly formed studio from former XCOM developers.

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EA and Lucasfilm Join Forces Again to Put Out 3 New Star Wars Games

Development on the next Jedi franchise game is currently underway, led by Game Director Stig Asmussen. The third game is a new Strategy title that will be led in development by Greg Foertsch, who has had a prolific body of work in the games industry. Bit Reactor will be taking the lead on this particular project.

“We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic StarWars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres and we are looking forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”

The gaming community was pleasantly surprised when LucasFilm Games made a return to the big stage after being shut down in 2013. LucasFilm Games was confirmed by Disney to be the home to all future Star Wars games and it looks like their relationship with EA has been revived with the announcement of these 3 titles.

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LucasArts and EA had a pretty fruitful relationship back in the day with back-to-back hits such as The Force Unleashed. So, it is definitely a major cause for excitement that LucasFilm Games will now be helming, along with Respawn, a new era of Star Wars games.

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motorola ‘Frontier 22’ with 6.67″ FHD+ 144Hz curved OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus, 200MP camera surfaces

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motorola is gearing up to launch the Edge 30 (Moto x30) smartphone globally soon, now the motorola ‘Frontier 22’, the company’s flagship smartphone has surfaced in press renders along with rumoured specifications. This reveals a curved punch-hole screen, 50MP AI triple rear cameras, and moto logo on the back and a matte finish.

It said to be powered by Qualcomm’s upcoming  SM8475 4nm SoC, which is said to be Snapdragon 8 Gen1 Plus, since the Part Number of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is SM8450. It is also said to be one of the first phones to use a 200MP sensor, which could use  200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor was introduced last year.

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motorola ‘Frontier 22’ rumoured specifications

  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ 144Hz POLED curved display, DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10+
  • Octa Core Snapdragon Gen 1 Plus 4nm Mobile Platform
  • 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 200MP rear camera with Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor, OIS, LED flash, 50MP ultra-wide camera, 12MP 2x telephoto camera
  • 60MP front camera
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, triple microphone array
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 6E, MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, QZSS(L1+L5), 2 x USB Type-C, NFC
  • 4500mAh battery with 125W wired fast charging, 30W / 50W wireless charging

We still don’t have the final name of the phone or the pricing yet, but it is expected to be introduced in July 2022.

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