Apple, as always, made headlines this week with its confirmation that it is indeed moving towards its own ARM-based processors. Of course, it isn’t the first major operating system vendor to make such a move, though its one-way journey is more permanent than Microsoft’s foray into ARM-based devices. The latter hasn’t exactly been a roaring success for a variety of reasons but Qualcomm may soon be giving Microsoft one less reason to blame it on processor performance.
To be fair, Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragons have proven themselves quite capable of heavy loads. It’s just the mix of a rather gigantic Windows 10 operating system and perhaps some virtualization to run win32 software that is dragging the chip maker’s Windows-centric processors down. It may have a slight refresh of those processors that could help improve Windows 10 on ARM’s chances just by a bit.
WinFuture got hold of information pointing to a Qualcomm SC8180XP. Considering the Snapdragon 8cx is the SC8180X, it might not be too far-fetched to call this a Snapdragon 8cx Plus. Especially considering the boost in clock cycles.
It’s more of a step up than a leap, though, with the “Plus” chip clocking in at 3.15 GHz for its four “Gold” Kryo 495 cores. The four “Silver” cores do remain at 1.8 GHz while the exact Adreno GPU used for this variant seems to be uncertain at this point.
The publication warns that there is no certainty Qualcomm will actually launch such a chip but it could at least make future Windows 10 on ARM devices sound a bit more notable. This Snapdragon 8cx Plus does sound a little like the custom Snapdragon-based Microsoft SQ1 used in the Surface Pro X, which was indeed noted for its better performance. That said, the platform still seems a ways off, though Apple’s upcoming ARM MacBooks could force Microsoft and Qualcomm to step things up and quickly.
Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System
This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.
Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.
Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.
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How To Fix Amazon Prime Video Not Streaming In 4K
Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place.
Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.
You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.
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