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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will finally arrive in the US on November 14

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge made its international debut in Japan last month as well as several other countries shortly after. Earlier today, Samsung announced that the device will also make its way to the US on November 14. The limited edition concept phone will be available for purchase at Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular starting this Friday. AT&T says that you’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from them for $399.99 on a two-year contract or $945.99 unlocked. At first glance AT&T seems to be charging an awful low for the device, but actually that’s just the standard price. The other carriers haven’t made announcements regarding the price just yet, but they are expected to sell the smartphone at a similar cost to AT&T.

As you might imagine, there is a good reason for the high price tag. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge will only be available in limited quantities as this is for all intents and purposes a concept phone. Samsung equipped the device with a rather unique curved display on one side that can show its user notifications and other useful information. It’s hard to say if this feature alone justifies the high cost, but this will be a niche device at the end of the day, so don’t expect to see many of them around.

As for the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is based on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, so its hardware is similar to that of the flagship’s. This means that it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor @ 2.7 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, 16 MP primary camera, 32 GB internal storage memory with microSD support, and 3,220 mAh battery. Indeed, the only major difference is the curved display, although the screen itself is pretty similar in terms of size and resolution to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s panel.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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