Play Star Wars With Lenovo’s Star Wars AR Headset Coming Soon
Disney and Lenovo developing Star Wars augmented reality headset. Last weekend, Disney’s official fan club, D23 held its biennial expo. The event is usually an exciting one because Disney announces its film schedule for the coming years, shows official trailers and behind the scenes videos of popular franchises and fans get to meet their favorite stars.
For fans of Star Wars, the upcoming 8th movie isn’t the only thing to be excited about. Lucas film and Lenovo announced a Star Wars AR headset that brings the galaxy far far away to your room and face.
Although little was mentioned about the technical details of the headset, release date, and pricing, one thing we know is that our dream of being a Jedi is coming true. The AR headset will come with a number of Star Wars games including Holochess and another one called Jedi Challenges that requires you to have your own lightsaber.
The system runs apps downloaded to your smartphone, and it seems like your phone sits inside the headset and functions as the display as well, which suggests that the headset may have a price tag closer to the Samsung Gear VR ($130) than the HTC Vive system ($800).
Motorola’s New Photo Printer, E-Ink Display, and Lego Moto Mods Listed On Official Website
Motorola calls these modular hardware Moto Mods and this year we are getting more in addition to the ones released last year. Motorola says it plans to announce 12 new Moto Mods.
Some (moto gamepad, JBL SoundBoost 2 speaker and TurboPower battery mod) was unveiled alongside the Moto Z2 Play and a 360°camera mod was announced at an event in Ghana.
There is more to come and the Moto Mods page on the official Motorola China site just teased a few. After translating the page, we were able to discover that there will be a portable printer mod, an (e)-ink display mod, and a Lego™ robot mod.
The printer mod will probably print instant photos. However, the Lego robot mod is still a mystery. We expect these three new moto mods to be unveiled on July 25 during the #HelloMotoWorld launch event.
IFA Berlin 2017: Lenovo Schedules August 31 For Keynote Event
Lenovo has announced that its IFA 2017 keynote will hold on the 31st of August. IFA Berlin actually starts on the 1st of September and runs through to 6th but. it is not unusual to see manufacturers hold their product launches a day or two before it commences.
It is unclear what Lenovo will be announcing at the event but there are rumors of new products under the Yoga line. There is no information about any mobile phone for now but there is a chance some newly announced models will be on display. But we expect to see some new Moto Mods too.
Some also say we may get new Lenovo branded phones. Although the Chinese giant keeps saying that it isn’t ditching Lenovo Mobile in favor of Motorola or Moto, recent activities have proved otherwise.
#HelloMotoWorld Launch Event For July 25, Press invite Out
Lenovo has begun sending out press invites to its upcoming Moto launch event which it dubbed #HelloMotoWorld. The poster spotted shows the event will be held on July 25 in New York City, United States. The conference is expected to herald the birth of a couple of Moto smartphones and accessories.
One of the smartphones expected to be unveiled on that day is the Moto Z2 Force which has been the subject of several leaks. The Z2 Force is the next generation model of the Moto Z Force which was released last year.
The Moto Z2 Force is actually bigger than last year’s model with a dimension of 156.32 x 76.36 mm as against the Z Force’s 155.9 x 75.8 mm. However, the Z2 Force is thinner at 5.9mm (8.50m adding the camera bump). The Moto Z2 Force is expected to come with a 5.5-inch 2K display, a Snapdragon 835 processor and probably a more compact battery due to the thinner size.
Also, a new Moto X4 was leaked by popular Twitter tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) and could also be among the models that would be unveiled on July 25. Not much is known about the Moto X4 but the device is expected ill feature an aluminum body, dual rear cameras, and IP68 water resistance. The X4 will also come with a Snapdragon 630 chip backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB of native storage.
Today, the Moto M bearing the same(2016) model number has appeared on the GFXBench benchmarking platform with some modified specs.
One of the most striking changes that can be seen on the freshest listing of Moto M on GFXBench is that it features a 4.6-inch display that carries support for full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.Also, the 32 GB model of Moto M had featured 3 GB of RAM. There was another 64 GB variant of the phablet that came with 4 GB of RAM. The recent GFXBench listing of Moto M shows that it features 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM.
The listing contains two CPU variants such as MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10) and MT6755T (Helio P15) for the Moto M. The Helio P10 model is running on Android Marshmallow whereas the Helio P15 variant is running on Android Nougat. Both the models feature the same amount of RAM and internal storage. The benchmark listing also reveals a 16-megapixel rear camera 4K video recording support and an 8-megapixel frontal shooter which can shoot full HD videos.
A leakster has revealed that the Moto M2 would be equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD screen. He added that the 64 GB Moto M2 will have 4 GB of RAM and the 128 GB Moto M2 will include 6 GB of RAM.
Moto X4 New Leaks Dual Rear Cameras, Smaller Battery
The rumor mill has revealed that Lenovo will be launching the Moto X4 in the fourth quarter of this year. Its entire specifications and pricing for Indian audience have already surfaced. Earlier today, popular leakster, Evan Blass revealed some key information on the upcoming Moto X4.
Blass had tweeted in May that the forthcoming Moto X will be launching with Moto X4 moniker. He has revealed that the Moto X4 would be featuring a 5.2-inch screen that will be supporting a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. A leakster had claimed that the Moto X4 would be driven by Snapdragon 660, but fresh information states that it would be fueled by Snapdragon 630 that features an octa-core processor working at 2.2 GHz.
The SoC would be coupled with 4 GB of RAM and it will be arriving with an inbuilt storage of 64 GB. Blass did not reveal whether the Moto X4 would be available in 32 GB version.
A previous leak had suggested that the Moto X4 would be coming with 3,800mAh battery, but newer information reveals that it would be packed with 3,000mAh battery. Also, the smartphone would be equipped with 8-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual rear camera sensors. On the front, it will be featuring a 16-megapixel selfie snapper.
According to another leakster, Andi Yatim, the Moto X4 would be selling in India for Rs. 20,999 (~$324).
Good News for ZUK Fans There is a hope ZUK Brand May Not Be Dead After all
A recent rumor had hinted that Lenovo was planning to collapse the ZUK brand and instead focus its smartphone business under the Moto brand. The recent redirecting of the Lenovo China official website to Motorola.com.cn only fuelled the rumors.
Lenovo may indeed have rested its smartphone brand as the Lenovo and ZUK websites both redirect to Motorola.com.cn. The new website contains a link to navigate to Lenovo’s official China website where only laptops, tablets, Smart home gadgets, printers etc, are exhibited for sale excluding mobile phones.
But Lenovo former VP and presently CEO of the ZUK brand seems to have hinted via his Weibo page that the ZUK Z3 may be coming. The CEO had posted an interesting piece where he hinted that the company will be having 4 different events in the space of three months, precisely between July and September. The post attracted lots of comments with one particularly asking if the ZUK Z3 is coming and Chang Cheng’s response was affirmative. Although subsequent response by the CEO may not have been very explicit, he did not in anyway disclose that the brand is dead.
Recent rumors point at the Z3 coming as ZUK Z3 Nax, powered by the unannounced Snapdragon 836, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The likely turn of event is that Lenovo may have divested from ShenQi, the company which Lenovo invested in to make it the parent company of ZUK. So, it is possible ZUK mobile will be introducing its smartphones as an independent brand. Whatever it is, we expect to see four launch events within the next three months as hinted by the CEO.