Nokia started their year right by releasing four brand new Android phones. It is a well-known fact that Nokia and Google created a great relationship, proof of it are the promised regular software updates to ensure that every Nokia device is always up to date with the latest security patches.

Nokia MWC 10

To start off, we are bringing you the cream of the crop – the Nokia 8 Sirocco.


  • Display: 5.5″ QHD pOLED; Size: 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5 mm
  • OS: Android Oreo
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 – Octa core (4 x 2.36GHz Kryo + 4 x 1.9 GHz)
  • Storage: Internal – 128 GB (Non-expandable)
  • Camera: Rear – 12 MP Wide + 13MP Tele, dual-tone flash; Front – 5 MP
  • USB Type – C, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat 12

The Nokia 8 Sirocco easily gets the top spot in Nokia MWC news. With a powerful Snapdragon 835 and protected by Full 3D Corning Gorilla Glass around all sides, this device brings out the best of Nokia.

Nokia MWC 20

Next up, Nokia 7 Plus, the first 18:9 display ratio designed by Nokia. This doesn’t get the flagship status because of the use of Snapdragon 660 but can still operate extremely well with other specs. Take a look.


  • Display: 6.0 inch, FHD+ (2160 x 1080, 18:9), IPS LCD
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • OS: Android Oreo
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4, Internal memory: 64GB, MicroSD card slot up to 256GB
  • Camera: Rear – 12 MP f/1.75 2PD with ZEISS optics, 13 MP f/2.6 with ZEISS optics dual-tone flash, Front – 16 MP

The next device is already familiar with us. The Nokia 6 (2018) has been rehashed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 which Nokia claims is 60% faster than the old Nokia 6. The new Nokia 6 is available for two colors: Black with Copper accents and White with Iron accents.

Nokia MWC 13


  • Display: 5.5″ IPS LCD, full-HD, 1920 x 1080, 16:9
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2.2 GHz
  • OS: Android Oreo
  • RAM: 3GB LPDDR4, Internal Memory: 32GB, MicroSD card slot up to 128GB
  • Camera: Rear – 12 MP f/2, dual tone flash, Front – 8 MP

And lastly, Nokia announced its first Android Go smartphone, the Nokia 1. The device features a simple, colorful and changeable body. Nokia 1 got the privilege access to redesigned Google apps that use less RAM for better productivity.

Nokia MWC 11


  • Display: 4.5″ FWVGA IPS Display, 5 fingers touch-screen
  • CPU: MT6737M Quad Core 1.1GHz
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • RAM: 1GB LPPDDR3, Internal memory: 8GB, MicroSD card slot up to 126GB
  • Camera: Rear – 5 MP with LED flash, Front – 2 MP


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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

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3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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