AMD Radeon 600 Series Are Essentially Rebadged Polaris GPUs

AMD’s Radeon 600 series graphics solutions recently went on to the market, but suffice to say, they’re anything but a brand new solution. The “new” graphics cards are essentially rebranded Radeon 500 series GPUs, which in turn were rebranded Radeon RX 400 series GPUs that launched back in 2016.
Like its 2016 predecessor, the rebranded Radeon 600 series GPUs are based on the same 14nm Polaris GPU architecture, as well as AMD’s already archaic Graphics Core Next (GCN) microarchitecture. Moreover, the specifications of each graphics card are virtually identical to their 500 series counterparts, including the amount of graphics memory and their respective clockspeeds.
In terms of models, the Radeon 600 series comprises the Radeon RX 640, Radeon 630, Radeon 625, Radeon 620, and the Radeon 610. To be clear, both the Radeon RX 640 and Radeon 630 are based on AMD’s Polaris GPU, while the Radeon 625 and 620 are based on the older Topaz GPU architecture and Orland for the Radeon 610.

It’s not wrong to say that AMD has a habit of refreshing older GPU architectures. The company has been doing it since the release of its Radeon R9 200 series, which is based on a 28nm die lithography.
For the record, AMD isn’t planning on releasing its Radeon 600 series as standalone products. At this point, it’s possible that the company only refreshed its older GPU series at the behest of OEMs who wish to sell their desktop and notebook solutions with “newer” generation hardware.
(Source: Techspot)
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Xiaomi Malaysia: It Is Now Time For Mi 9T Pro

Weeks after signs of its arrival into Malaysia begins to appear, it seems that Xiaomi is finally ready to unveil the illusive Mi 9T Pro for our market. This is after the company posted a new teaser on its official Facebook page and Twitter account.
Here is the said teaser:

Graphically, the teaser is identical to the one used by Xiaomi in the Netherlands. Since the company will be launching the Mi 9T Pro over there tomorrow, the timing of the new teaser by Xiaomi Malaysia is rather interesting, to say the least.
Additionally, the Mi 9T Pro has also passed through SIRIM certification process earlier this month. With that, it is really a matter of time before Xiaomi launches the new phone in our market.
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MCMC Telco Compounds In The First Seven Months of 2019 Already Higher Than The Whole 2018

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission recently has revealed several statistics regarding the compounds that it has issued to local telcos. Up till 31 July 2019, the regulator stated that it has delivered a total of 107 compounds which worth RM 3.13 million.
Interesting enough, that amount is already 20.4% higher than the total amount of compound that MCMC issued to local telcos for the whole 2018 which was said to be RM 3.18 million.

Out of these 107 compounds, 44 were issued within April and July 209 with YTL Communications being the biggest offender through 15 compounds that costs the company RM 750,000. Symphonet also received 15 compounds but with a much lower fine of RM 150,000.
Other offenders in the list were Maxis Broadband who received six compounds that carried a total cost of RM 250,000 while Digi and Enabling Asia Tech received two compounds each that have a total value of RM 200,000. Celcom, TM, Tune Talk, and U Mobile have also received one compound each with a combined fine of RM 160,000.

While MCMC didn’t reveal the exact reason behind each compound, the regulator stated that they were due to offences that are related to the Guidelines on Registration of End Users of Prepaid Public Cellular Services, General Consumer Code, and Mandatory Standards.
Since we still have around four months to go before we move on to 2020, we are not surprised if the number of compounds issued by MCMC will continue to grow.
(Source: MCMC. // Additional image: Nur Zueraisha Qistina.)
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Huawei To Get 90 More Days To Buy From US Suppliers; President Trump Not Keen On The Deal

Not too long after the US government’s initial ban on Huawei, the former is allowing the company to buy products from American suppliers once again. It wasn’t a permanent deal, and is set to end today, on 19 August. But it looks like the US Commerce Department is wiling to extend this time window.
According to Reuters’ sources, the Commerce Department is willing to extend the licensing deal for 90 days. Bloomberg reports that the deal was discussed by both US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Larry Kudlow, the White House national Economic Council director, said that there will be up to 10 more days of discussions with China.

We are doing very well with China, and talking!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2019

That said, it looks like Trump is not keen on the deal himself. Over the weekend, he told reporters that “we are not open to doing business at all because it’s a national security threat”. He also said that he will come to a decision later today.
Previous reports stated that the US government may give license to certain companies to deal with Huawei again. These licenses are also set to expire today. Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce, said that he will provide an update on this later today as well.
(Source: Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC)
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Loki Disney+ Series: Updates on Number of Episodes and Character Arc

One of the most exciting upcoming projects announced by Marvel Studios is Loki, the Disney+ streaming service that will be part of the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe. At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios confirmed initial fan speculation that the show would pick up right after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) stole the Tesseract and bolted out of there in Avengers: Endgame. The series will also include plenty of time travelling.
Now, we’ve got some more cool updates, including the number of episodes the first season will consist of as well as Loki’s character arc. In an interview with MTV News, Tom Hiddleston noted that the first season of Loki will consist of a tight six episodes. Hiddleston also mentioned that the series will have humour in it from start to finish, which is to be expected considering its lead character. But more intriguing than that is the fact that Loki will begin the series as the pure villain he was in 2012’s The Avengers and then evolve once again as the series plays out.

Hiddleston added:
“I feel like I know him [Loki], I’ve been playing him for 10 years now, and that’s crazy to me. By the time it’s out, I’ll be 40. When I was cast I was 29, which is a great chunk of my life…but the point is, there’s a sense of ‘I know this character now, I feel the audience knows him.’ Playing him, and playing him truthfully, but presenting him with new challenges which then have to change him in different ways is the most exciting aspect of it.
You have his specific gifts, his intelligence, his treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents the like of which he has never seen or known.”
Loki will be dropping on Disney+ in 2021.
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John Wick Director Chad Stahelski to Shoot Action Scenes For Birds of Prey

The female-centric DC supervillain team-up film, Birds of Prey helmed by Cathy Yan is set to undergo reshoots very soon. (Note: Reshoots are very normal in the film industry and are nothing to worry about unless reports suggest otherwise.) Interestingly enough, it looks like director of the John Wick trilogy, Chad Stahelski, will be helping Yan out with some of the action scenes to “beef up the wow factor.”
Per Collider:
Stahelski is coming in to oversee second unit photography on Birds of Prey, and though he’ll remain uncredited for his work, he’s the perfect person for Warners to turn to as it aims to maximize its investment in this female-driven Suicide Squad spinoff starring Margot Robbie. Stahelski is already creatively invested in the project, as his company 87 Eleven has been working on the movie’s stunts since production started.
John Wick trilogy director, Chad Stahelski
In big-budget productions, second unit directors are usually responsible for shooting supplementary footage, including stunts and action sequences. Considering this is Yan’s first big-budget film and only her second feature film in general, I think it’s a great idea to bring on someone like Chad Stahelski to polish up the action scenes. Yan’s previous film is the critically acclaimed Dead Pigs, which won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2018. I’m sure Yan will deliver a strong, character-driven film.
Chad Stahelski began his career as a stuntman — he was Keanu Reeves’ stunt double in The Matrix — before going on to be a second unit director and finally went on to helm the successful John Wick franchise. Stahelski was the second unit director of Captain America: Civil War, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and many more.

Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ali Wong, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Ewan McGregor. Its screenplay is written by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee).
Birds of Prey is set for a February 2020 release.
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Motorola One Action Comes with Dedicated Action Video Camera, Runs on Samsung Exynos

While Motorola might seem rather quiet these days, that doesn’t mean the mobile subsidiary of Lenovo is sitting idle on its laurels though. Earlier this week, the brand has announced a new phone called Motorola One Action.
The “Action” on its name is a direct reference to the 16MP quad pixel action video camera on the phone’s back which also comes together with f/2.2 117-degrees lens. Since this particular camera is meant specifically for videography, owners of Motorola One Action have to utilize the phone’s other cameras which include 12MP f/1.8 snapper and 5MP depth sensor.

Interesting enough, the Motorola One Action is powered by Samsung Exynos 9609 processor instead of a chip from the usual manufacturers such as Qualcomm or MediaTek. Another unique feature on the phone is its 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display which has a 21:9 aspect ratio.
Motorola One Action also comes standard with 12MP f/2.0 selfie camera, 4GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, and 3500mAh battery. While it might be an Android One device, the phone does come with a number of Motorola’s UI functionality such as peek display, lift to unlock, three-finger screenshot, and more.

Price-wise, the Motorola One Action can be obtained for EU 259 (about RM 1,200) in Europe as well as Brazil and Mexico. For now, there is no information of the phone’s release in Malaysia but given the minimal support for newer Motorola phones in our market, it is likely that we will only know at the very last minute if the phone is coming to Malaysia.
(Source: Motorola – 1, 2.)
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All 9 Quentin Tarantino Films Ranked From Worst To Best

The King of Dialogue and Ultraviolence is back baby! After four agonizing years, we’re finally getting the 9th instalment into Tarantino’s loose saga of revisionist history, low lives and badass assassins. The man is a highly polarizing figure, garnering both praise for his unique auteur direction and unflinching use of vulgarity and violence while also gaining the ire of some more conservative parties who describe it as “obscene” or “excessive”. Regardless of which side of the fence you land, you gotta admit one thing: the man does it with style to boot. Over the years Tarantino has taken a multitude of cinematic inspirations from old Japanese films to spaghetti westerns to classic mobster flicks.
So with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood making its way into theatres this week, we figured that now would be a good a time as any to take stock of the man’s career. The adrenaline pumping highs and some of his lesser accomplishments because, at least for us, Tarantino has yet to truly shell out a “bad” film. Heck, even his weakest entries will easily outdo any other wannabe crime thriller any day of the week. The man is up there with the Coens, Paul Thomas Anderson and Mann.
So without further ado, we’re counting down all of Tarantino’s films from worst to best! Keep in mind that we’ll be only counting Tarantino’s standalone films, the ones he’s directly written and directed. So double features like Grindhouse and his partial involvement in films like Sin City or Natural Born Killers will not be taken into account. Cool? Cool.
8. The Hateful Eight
Again we’d like to reiterate that when we say “worst”, it is light of the man’s body of work and canon. So if you think The Hateful Eight is a fine and maybe even a great entry, then we’re mostly on the same page here. We merely think the premise lacks some of the ambition and style we’ve come to know and love in his other films. Its premise is centred around eight very dangerous and morally repugnant people waiting out a storm in a cabin with a murderer looking to see them all dead within their midst.
There are some highlights in the film, a good majority of them coming from Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren. Until this day, I can’t get that story of him making that white racist general’s son trudge with him through the snow. And when Marquis offered the boy a blanket in exchange for some…stimulation (I’ll leave it there), he all but too quickly took it. After all that humiliation, Marquis still killed the boy. Damn, that’s some icy, cold shit.

When sh*t finally hits the fan, it’s less of an uber shootout than it is an intense interrogation at gunpoint with folks in the cabin figuring out who the killer is. The mystery gets enough mileage with the audience slowly but surely learning the identities of the titular eight. Each of them bearing some mysterious past, some of them fabricated and a lot them, downright diabolical. Where the film falters, however, is when the big reveal does take place, Tarantino seems to struggle to take the rest of the plot to any more meaningful developments before his big finale.
It’s still a satisfying release but in a way, it felt like the film blew its load before hitting its supposed crescendo. I still highly recommend the film to those learning to craft witty and interesting dialogue because The Hateful Eight is firing on all cylinders in that department.
7. Reservoir Dogs
As far as directorial debuts go, Quentin has set a high bar for his career with Reservoir Dogs. The film has a fairly self-contained plot: a robbery gone wrong (or on purpose perhaps) and someone within the group isn’t exactly who he says he is. Somebody gets shot, people get nervous and you can cut the tension in the room with a butter knife. Who’s the mole? Is somebody keeping the stash for themselves? Things are about to pop off and no one is safe. How Tarantino sets Dogs apart from other crime films during the time was through his adoption of non-linear storytelling first introduced by Akira Kurosawa during the ’50s. We see how each member of the heist team got involved in the job, their motivations and eventually as the plot unfolds, the mole is revealed.

Reservoir Dogs is Tarantino at his most inexperienced and still he manages to avoid the amateurish pitfalls of overreaching in terms of scale and sweeping narratives. He borrows inspiration from more established filmmakers like Scorsese and Kurosawa, while at the same time he keeps the cast to a minimal, making his bolder ideas more manageable. So what do we get? We get a simple plot that steadily becomes complicated. A cast of competent actors delivering well-written dialogue and captivating performances.
Then, when while we’re resting on our laurels, thinking to ourselves, “Hey, this is a pretty good film”, he hits with the good stuff with a Mexican standoff and some stylish violence. The man would continue to refine his technique over the years to cinematic perfection but even at his most tender he has already displayed more talent and focus than most directors can only hope to achieve in their lifetime.
6. Jackie Brown
It truly is a crying shame that Jackie Brown isn’t mentioned as much as Tarantino’s other films. I suppose part of its cult appeal within Tarantino’s already existing niche is how different and experimental it feels. There are no grand shootouts or web of subplots. Before Soderbergh took the world by storm with Ocean’s 11, there was Jackie Brown which follows a down-on-her-luck air stewardess, played Pam Grier, trapped between a rock and a hard place.
The rock being the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and a dangerous gunrunner by the name of Ordell played by Samuel L. Jackson. After getting pinched for smuggling cash by the ATF and living under the thumb of Ordell, she decides that enough is enough. So with the aid of a very helpful bondsman, she turns the tables on all of them. They tried to use her in their games, but they’re about to learn a hard lesson. You don’t mess with Jackie Brown.

Ironically enough, the film that strays the farthest away from Tarantino’s format is his most straight forward. It takes the double-crosses of Reservoir Dogs and expands it to new territory. Pam Grier as the eponymous Jackie Brown is excellent. She’s streetsmart in every sense of the word, knowing when to posture strength to appeal to male bravado and when to be diplomatic. Pam Grier’s Jackie Brown is a bad bitch with a heart of gold. So while she isn’t exactly Kiddo Beatrix (we’ll get to her soon) or Shoshanna from Inglourious Basterds, the lady still kicks ass.
5. Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
Alright, so we’re going to cheat here for a bit and count both Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 as a single entry on this list. It’s sort of a Lord of the Rings situation in which the films are so interwoven within the overall story that its near impossible to count them as separate instalments.
When it comes to badass female characters in cinema there are three names that come to my mind. They are Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor, Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley and finally Uma Thurman’s Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill. The film is Tarantino’s love letter to martial arts and Chanbara cinema, all wrapped up in a neat yellow killing machine. On the happiest day of Beatrix’s life, her wedding, she had everything taken from her by former mentor and lover, Bill. He along with his trio of female assassins thought they killed her…but they were wrong. Nothing can keep the Bride down. She will have her vengeance. She will kill Bill.

The choreography within the Kill Bill duology is some of Tarantino’s most elaborate fights the man has ever put to screen. From bloody katana battles to eye-ripping, heart exploding kung fu, Thurman under his direction has given us one of the greatest female anti-heroes in all of cinema. It’s obvious that the man wanted to take the idea of Charlie’s Angels and turn it on its head with Charlie being an insane, manipulative bastard. Kill Bill is the ultimate feminist power trip and it is hard not to gush when Thurman stands there with her Hanzo Hattori blade. It might not exactly be his most thought-provoking entry and frankly, it doesn’t need to be because it is action extravaganza of the highest order.
4. Django Unchained
So this is a tough one to discuss. On the one hand, there’s an argument to be made for Tarantino taking a rather sensitive and painful chapter of American history and essentially reducing it down into one big cathartic merry-go-round of cracker-killing violence. Then on the other, there are those that feel like Django Unchained serves to exorcise the haunting spectre of Africa American exploitation through revenge fantasy. In our humble opinion, we believe Tarantino has done both and did it with absolute style and fun. Yes, he essentially uses the dehumanizing aspects of slavery to appeal to revenge fantasies but he also gave the black characters agency and the capacity for both good and evil. This isn’t a black-good-white-bad affair. This is a story of one man playing against an existing power structure to save the woman he loves.

We see Jamie Foxx’s Django at times looking the other way to the oppression of his people, and at times even encouraging it, believing that it’ll enable him to get to his lover. Then there’s Christoph Waltz’s Dr King Schultz who is sympathetic to the plight of African-American slaves but is also a bounty hunter. It’s these shades of grey that gives the film the leeway to revel in its blood and gore without ever having to romanticize racial violence. As for the actual violence and action on display here, it is a whole lot of spaghetti western fun coupled with all the kinetic flair of a John Wu film. Django Unchained’s dense subject matter can be a tad inaccessible to those with more delicate dispositions but screw them. If Jackie Brown is Tarantino’s homage to blaxploitation then Django is his subversion of it. Though this isn’t Tarantino at his biggest or brightest, it’s him at his most unapologetic.
3. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
This is where I must respectfully disagree with our resident film critic Dashran’s review of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. This is easily one of his greatest masterpieces of all time! Don’t let the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the late 1960’s fool you, this isn’t just a stellar period piece with thrilling alternate history thrown in. Oh no, this is Tarantino at his metatextual best! The character of Rick Dalton, played by Leonard DiCaprio, honestly feels like DiCaprio playing a heightened and caricatured version of himself and I bloody love it!
In a lot of ways, it mirrors the actor’s passion for the craft and frustration for recognition. For goodness sake, the man has worked from Scorsese to Spielberg to Nolan to Tarantino before finally landing that Oscar with Ignaritu in The Revenant. It’s such a ball to see him channel in all out in such a hilarious, self-aware way. And though this isn’t our top pick, let me tell you something: this Tarantino’s funniest film to date. Unlike Hobbs and Shaw, there’s no ego here between actors.
From the highest ranks of Hollywood royalty to lowliest of extras, everyone gets a chance to make an absolute ass of themselves. Throughout the first two acts I found myself thinking, “This is such a great film from the performances to the cinematography to the dialogue…but something’s missing.” Then the third act kicked in and boy howdy! What a hell of a way to close out a film. I mean holy dog sh*t on a stick!
I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say, things get pretty hairy and pretty trippy pretty quickly. Obviously, the dynamic duo of Pitt’s Cliff Booth and DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton are the shining stars of this romp but I do want to take the time to applaud some of the supporting cast here who went the extra mile. Mike Moh, Julie Butters and Mikey Madison take a bow!
2. Inglourious Basterds
“I think this just be my masterpiece”, those are the final words echoed by the infamous Nazi Hunter of Apache-Jew descent, Lieutenant Aldo Raine. Fittingly enough, that is the exact sentiment shared by Quentin Tarantino about Inglourious Basterds. If Once Upon A Time Hollywood is Tarantino at his most celebratory, then Basterds is Tarantino at his most ambitious. The opening scene itself already sets such a high bar for what is to come with Christoph Waltz’s Hans Landa ruthlessly and gleefully gunning down a group of Jews hiding in a French village.
The thing is the actual shooting is the least painful part of the whole scene, not to take anything away from the phenomenal action here. It is the frighteningly civil conversation/interrogation Landa that prefaces the horror. In a single scene, Tarantino has managed to tell you the entire premise of the film without having it ever explained. He’s told us the main antagonist, his motivations, the superiority complex of the party he represents and power they wield. Brilliant.

This nuance in dialogue juxtaposed with the razor-sharp focus of the violence perpetrated leaves the entire experience of watching the film feeling one is sitting on a ticking time bomb. it is the hallmark of a great spy film, one of the many genres Inglourious Basterds inhabit. This ticking time bomb pacing isn’t merely for suspense, however. It can be utilized for humour like when the sombre exchange between Tim Roth’s Bear Jew and a Nazi officer suddenly snaps off into a violent and gut-busting riot with him beating the officer to death while pretending he’s in a baseball game.
There are many reasons why Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds is an amazing film but personally, I feel the one thing the director has “mastered” in his masterpiece is the art of suspense and his dynamic application of it. So why isn’t our top pick then? Well, as much we absolutely love Tarantino’s Basterds, we feel it’s just a hair short of another one of his classics.
1. Pulp Fiction
In spite of the fact that Tarantino considers Inglourious Basterds to be his magnum opus, I have to disagree with the man. I believe Pulp Fiction to be his greatest piece thus far. Here we see him pay homage to legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s mind-bending film, Rashomon. A pioneer into the structure of non-linear storytelling and Tarantino brought to the shores of the US and popularized it. Arguably he did it first in Reservoir Dogs but it really gained traction in Pulp Fiction. All the Tarantinoisms we’ve come expect spawned mostly from the framework of Pulp Fiction.
Wisecracking, philosophical banter between average joes who are secretly competent badasses? Check. Intimidating monologues with quotes appropriated from religion, myth and literature before someone lets loose? You know it man. Oh, and insane over the top violence breaking the silence which leaves us laughing at the chaos and absurdity of everything around us? Hells yes. Until today, people use Pulp Fiction as the standard for great dialogue and delivery and there a ton of iconic moments here.

Some of them include a quaint British couple exchanging pleasantries before sticking up an entire diner, Vincent’s not-so-platonic night out with the Boss’ wife and of course we have my man Sam. L and his epic execution of Brett. The best part of it all is just how balanced the entire experience is due to the pacing. Tarantino manages to move a scene from charming to tense to charming before having explosive encounters that leave us in utter shock and awe.
I think the aptest way I can describe Pulp Fiction is simply the world as Tarantino sees it. That beneath the mundane ebbs and flows of our dreary lives, the potential for action, intrigue and complexity lurk, waiting to be exposed. So for introducing generations to a world of colourful chaos, visceral violence and delicious doublespeak dialogue, we gotta give the crown to 1994’s Pulp Fiction.
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Apple Sues A Company For Unlawfully Selling Exact Copies Of iOS

Talk about a change of pace for Apple. The fruit company recently found itself in the rare position to serve a lawsuit out to a virtualisation company called Corellium. The company’s crime? Providing its clients with virtual access to Apple’s iOS inside a web browser.
Specifically, Apple’s lawsuit describes Corellium’s service as an “illegal replication” of its mobile operating system and apps that are designed to run on its iPhone, iPad, and other devices. Further, the brand from Cupertino also alleges that Corellium makes unlicensed copies of its newest iOS versions, as soon as they are officially available.
To be fair, Corellium’s existence and how the company to be isn’t what normal folk would describe as typical. According to Forbes, the co-founders of the startup take pride as being some of the early pioneers in the jailbreaking circle. The company isn’t shy about its actions either, having openly admitted to it during a recent Black Hat conference.

In any case, Apple is demanding that Corellium destroys all the codebase, and that it pays compensation to the former, in cash. More importantly, it has asked the US court to order the startup to notify its customers that it violated Apple’s right.
(Source: Techspot, Forbes // Image: Getty Images)
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Apple Watch To Get Titanium And Ceramic Options

If you’ve always wanted more alternatives to the aluminum Apple Watch case, you may be in luck. In the latest version of the watchOS 6 beta, iHelp BR found references to two new materials that will be used to house the Watch. They are ceramic and titanium.
iHelp BR also notes that there will be 44mm and 40mm versions for both of the new casing materials. That said, it’s not known as of now it this is the next generation smartwatch that we’re looking at, or just new versions of the current Apple Watch 4.

To be fair, the ceramic option isn’t actually entirely new. While it was not made officially available on our shores, the Apple Watch 2 and 3 did come in ceramic casings. The titanium casing, on the other hand, looks to a first for the company’s smartwatches.
Either way, there’s still no indication as to when they will be officially announced. Apple’s next scheduled announcement is for the new generation iPhone. With that in mind, that may be when the company lifts the veil off the new Watch cases.
(Source: iHelp BR via The Verge)
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