Remember the APEX phone from Vivo? Well, it no longer is, because it’s already reality. The company has just announced its newest flagship device, the new NEX-S, and my oh my, does it pack a ton of unique features.

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Let’s start off with the display. While most phones these days rely on a notch to house the front-facing camera and earpiece, the NEX-S completely gets rid of that, resulting to an astonishing screen-to-body ratio of 91.24%. The device features a 6.59-inch Ultra FullView display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio, the first of its kind.

So you might be asking, where did the front camera go? well, it’s still there, but instead of seeing it all the time, the 8MP shooter only pops-up when you need it. While this kind of mechanism might ring some bells as far as durability is concerned, but hey, at least it’s different. It also has the company’s in-display fingerprint scanning technology.

Second question, how am I going to hear the person on the other end of the line during a phone call? the answer? Vivo’s new Screen SoundCasting technology which basically allows the entire display to work as a speaker. Again, we’re not sure how well this works, but they probably wouldn’t release it if it didn’t meet standards right?

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Moving on to the rest of the specs, the NEX-S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, along with 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. As far as optics go, it basically features the same dual rear camera setup as the X21 UD – 12MP + 5MP. The device’s cameras also feature Scene Recognition, HDR, and more. The NEX-S runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a 4,000mAh battery.

Finally, the NEX-S has Jovi, Vivo’s own voice operated digital assistant. Just like its competitors, Jovi lets you do numerous tasks on the phone using voice commands, such as opening apps and more.

The Vivo NEX-S is set to be available for pre-order starting June 13, with store availability to follow on the 23rd. The 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will retail for CNY 4,498 or around $700, while the 256GB storage variant will cost $80 more. Will, it be available markets outside China? no word, but we’re hoping it will.

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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

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

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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