MDM Product Roundup – Vol 23 No 26

AMD has launched its RX 480 graphics card, designed to make VR more affordable (AMD Dramatically Lowers VR Cost). Prices start at $250.

Everdisplay’s 1.4″ AMOLED display at CES Asia. Photo: Chris ChinnockThe small AMOLED displays that Everdisplay debuted at CES Asia (Everdisplay Optronics Shows OLED Panels) now have specifications. The 0.95″ AMOLED has 180 x 120 resolution (3:2 aspect ratio) with 350 cd/m² of brightness. The 1.2″ square unit has 390 x 390 resolution and the same luminance. Other units included a 1.41″ almost-square display (360 x 320 resolution – 8:8 aspect ratio) and a 1.4″ circular display with 400 x 400 resolution and 300 cd/m² of brightness.

JVC is now shipping the KW-V820BT: the automotive multimedia receiver that was announced at CES this year. It is the company’s first receiver featuring Apple CarPlay. The receiver is available now for $600.

OnePlus has said that its third-generation smartphone (OnePlus Impresses With Premium Specs, Mid-Range Price) is about to become more expensive in the UK. Uncertainty over Brexit has led to the pound’s value falling. Due to this, OnePlus will raise its phone’s price by £20 ($25) on the 11th July. The phone will then cost £330 ($425) inc VAT.

Samsung is now selling unlocked versions of its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones in the USA. They cost $670 and $770, respectively.

Sharp has launched a new mini version of its Aquos Crystal smartphone (MDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 22) in Japan. The handset uses a similar design to the original, with thin bezels. The 4.7″ (1920 x 1080) display uses IGZO TFTs. A hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC runs Android 6.0, with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

Sharp SH M03 smartphonePre-orders for Sony‘s Playstation VR headset have sold out in the USA, since the official launch date and price were revealed at E3 in June. Andrew House, president of Playstation, said that Sony expects to be supply constrained but will do its best to meet demand (the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive both suffered supply shortages at launch – TA).