Oppo Find 7, Project Morpheus, a new Apple iPhone 5c and the world's cheapest phablet: Gadget Digest
We’ve had another busy week in the gadget world, with manufacturers lining up to release details of exciting new gear, games and accessories. From a cheaper iPhone, to a smartphone with the sharpest screen we’ve ever seen, to bikes that glow in the dark, we’ve enjoyed reading about all sorts. Read on for five of the biggest stories you need to take with you to the watering hole this evening.
Oppo Find 7 Quad HD smartphone
Chinese phone manufacturer Oppo has already stunned us with the Oppo N1 – a distinctive smartphone with a 5.9-inch Full HD screen and a 206-degree rotating camera, but the Oppo Find 7 is something else entirely. Something else entirely in a good way, too, boasting specs we’ve never seen before on a smartphone. When it comes to the Find 7, we’re torn which direction to look in first – with the 5.5-inch screen featuring a staggering Quad HD resolution – that’s 1440×2560 pixels. Throw in a 50-Megapixel camera, which on paper puts even the mighty Nokia Lumia 1020 to shame – and we really can’t wait to get our hands on the Find 7.
Project Morpheus arrives
Out of all the announcements in the past week, few things have been as exciting as Project Morpheus – Sony’s very own virtual reality headset. Morpheus is designed for the PS4, and promises a completely immersive gaming experience.
Project Morpheus has a strong battle on its hands, following in the footsteps of the Oculus Rift headset, but the specs are more than up to the job. There’s a 5-inch, 1920×1080 screen, which should look glorious when your eyeballs are mere centimetres away, and a clever mixture of surround sound and sensors that monitor where your’e looking and what you’re doing mean you’ll always feel at the very heart of the game you’re playing.
Hello Samsung NX Mini!
The selfie trend has gone crazy recently, with tens of thousands of women joining in a viral Facebook campaign to take makeup-free selfies for breast cancer awareness. And if you’re going to take snaps of yourself, the tiny <a href=”http://gadgetshow.channel5.com/gadget-show/gadget-news/samsung-unleashes-its-selfie-taking-nx-mini-camera ”>Samsung NX Mini is a great camera to use.
Samsung’s mirror-less snapper packs in a 20.5-Megapixel sensor, and Wi-Fi and NCF help you to easily share the photographs you’ve taken. It’s the screen on the back that really makes it perfect for selfies though, flipping up so you can see exactly what you’re shooting at arm’s length. You can even wink to make the camera take a photograph, rather than trying to hold it steady and press the shutter button!
iPhone for the masses!
The Apple iPhone has alway been an aspirational gadget, costing more than the majority of rivals and offering something a little special. A major price slash for the iPhone 5c this week means that more people than ever will be able to get their hands on Apple’s smartphone.
The latest version of the Apple iPhone 5c costs £40 less than any other model in the range, thanks to 8GB of storage rather than 16GB. If you can see past the storage issue though, you’ll get a phone with a gorgeous Retina screen, Apple’s A6 processor and an 8-Megapixel camera.
Turbocharged value from Xiaomi’s super-cheap phablet!
Not heard of the Xiaomi Redmi Note? It’s the latest device from an increasingly ambitious company, and it offers absolutely staggering value for money.
Costing just under £80, the Redmi Note offers a 5.5-inch screen with a 720p HD resolution, a 13-Megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-Megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and selfies. The regular model comes with a 1.4GHz processor, or you can upgrade to a 1.7GHz model with 2GB of ram for just £96. What’s not to like?