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Samsung’s Unpacked event at San Francisco has just ended. And if you missed the livestream, don’t worry, we’ve got you with this quick rundown of what was launched during the event. From a big surprise, to phones, and accessories. Galaxy Fold Samsung didn’t waste any time by kicking off the show with the announcement of the first ever commercially available fully working foldable device, the Galaxy Fold. 8 years in the making, the Galaxy Fold is a combination of various innovations from the brand, from a new hinge mechanism, to a new polymer that’s both flexible and tough, to a customized UX. Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e Of course, the stars of the show, the new Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, and S10e. The specsheet is quite long. But to give you a short summary – they’ve improved almost every aspect of these devices. From the new Infinity-O display that uses Adaptive…

Five to ten years ago, a lot of people used to think that folding devices were just going to be concepts, and were virtually impossible to make. And today, Samsung has once again stepped up its game, and has made that, a reality. Meet the new Samsung Galaxy Fold, a masterpiece defines a new category of mobile devices. The Galaxy Fold is designed to deliver a totally new user experience, allowing users to do things they couldn’t with just an ordinary smartphone. Eight years in the making, Galaxy Fold brings together various innovations – from the materials, the engineering and the display, following the debut of a prototype back in 2011. The device features a 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED main display, and 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED cover display. Samsung actually invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than what you’ll find in your typical smartphone display. This…

If you find the Galaxy S10+ to be, just a tad too expensive, or a bit too big, and the Galaxy S10e to be a bit underwhelming, and a bit too small, you might want to settle with Samsung Galaxy S10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3KbKzsVbzM Same Look, Just a Bit Smaller The Samsung Galaxy S10 uses the same punch hole design for the front camera, only that you won’t get the depth sensor that the S10+ has. Other than that, the front and back of the unit is basically the same. You get a slightly smaller 6.1-inch Inifinity-O display that uses Adaptive AMOLED technology for superb brightness under direct sunlight and superior color accuracy. Flagship Performance You won’t be left out in performance, as the device runs on the same Exynos 9820 octa-core processor the delivers a marginal improvement in performance and reduced power consumption versus the Exynos 9810 on the S9. And…

AR Emojis have become quite a thing these days. And it’s not so hard to see why. The feature doesn’t just allow you to make a 3D avatar of your face, but developers can take advantage of it, and perhaps discover new implementations for various apps. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is taking AR Emoji to the next level, by adding body tracking. What this means is that now, the phone can capture not just your facial expressions but also specific points of your body to fully render a composite 3D version of you. What’s more amazing is that this is all done right from the camera of the Galaxy S10, and does not require any other 3rd party applications. Again, this opens up a myriad of possibilities: Imagine using your whole body avatar as a character in a dancing game? Maybe for trying out different clothes, shoes, and…

Great as the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ are, the company made sure that it offered a device that caters to those who prefer a more compact device, without sacrificing performance and a premium experience. That’s exactly what the new Galaxy S10e is for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GOO4pLjMVw Compact without compromise The Galaxy S10e basically sports the same look as its bigger siblings, except for the seemingly thicker bezels on the side. With a 5.8-inch screen, it’s the most compact of the Galaxy S10 lineup. Don’t be fooled by its size, as it packs an Exynos 9820 processor under the hood, along with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. Minus One Lens Whereas the S10 and S10+ are equipped with three rear cameras, the S10e only retains the two wide-angle cameras. It still has OIS, Dual Aperture feature for spectacular low light shots, as well as Intelligent…

After months of rumors, leaks, renders, and so forth, Samsung has finally unveiled its latest flagships during its Unpacked event in San Francisco, USA. And this time, it’s is more special than ever, as the company celebrates the 10th year of its Galaxy device. At the helm is the most premium and feature-packed of them all, the Samsung Galaxy S10+. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxdkl9RnALk A New Take on Design The first thing that you’ll probably notice about this device is that tiny punch hole at the upper right.. or for the S10+ it’s there’s actually two of them. Yep. That’s because its front cameras are in there. And mind you it can shoot 4K selfies, and has OIS. The bezels are as thin as they can go, and you get that signature Samsung display, which they now call Infinity-O display, which gives the phone an astonishing 90% screen-to-body ratio. And this isn’t using…

Today’s launch wasn’t just about phones, but accessories as well. Speaking of which, Samsung also announced  new wearable devices, all designed to compliment the feature-packed Galaxy S10 series. Galaxy Watch Active To those who value fashion as much as their health, the Galaxy Watch Active is your perfect companion. Its sporty design is all thin, light and versatile. With well-being in mind, it takes a holistic approach to monitoring everything that matters. It’s equipped with a stress tracker to keep your stress levels in check and even guide you on a long-term goal. Fitness Tracking is as easy as choosing an activity and starting it. Simple, right? the Galaxy Watch Active knows whether you’re running, riding a bike, rowing, using an ellipitcal trainer, or doing a dynamic workout. You can also manually track more than 39 types of activities, set daily goals, and monitor your progress towards that goal. It…

Xiaomi has just unveiled its newest flagship in China, the Mi 9, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most feature-packed from the company to date. One of its key features, is its 48MP main camera that’s part of a trio of shooters at the rear. The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 6, and uses a smaller notch to house the 20MP selfie camera. The device rocks a Snapdragon 855, along with 6GB or 8GB RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Game Turbo mode is present here, and is tasked to optimize both the CPU and the GPU to deliver an immersive gaming experience. For imaging, the Mi 9 houses a triple camera system, one uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with a Quad Bayer filter. A 16MP Ultra-Wide lens has also been added to the pack, and finally…

Vivo has just launched the newest member of its mid-range lineup in India. Welcome, the V15 Pro which sports a 32MP pop-up selfie camera, and three rear shooters, the main one using a whopping 48MP sensor. The V15 Pro features the Spectrum Ripple Design, which involves a gradient finish with wave like ripple patterns combined. It has a 6.39″ Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, and houses a Snapdragon 675 processor with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Going back to the camera, the 48MP main shooter features Super Night Mode, which basically combines several photos with different exposure to improve clarity and detail. Then there’s a second ultra-wide angle camera which give you a 120° field of view. Finally, there’s a 5MP depth sensor. Under the display is a 5th generation in-display fingerprint scanner, the earpiece, the proximity sensor, and the ambient light sensor. The…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has just announced that the world’s slimmest gaming laptop refreshed with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics, the Zephyrus S, is now available for pre-order! With up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, the new Zephyrus S GX531 can handle any title you’ll throw at it, allowing you to dominate the battlefield. Specifications Pre-Order Bonus Pre-order your unit from any of the 5 ROG Concept Stores nationwide and receive a special loot pack as an added bonus, on top of the ROG Backpack and ROG Gaming Mouse inside the box.

Good news for you gamers out there! MSI has just announced that its new  slim and powerful GS65 and GS75 Stealth gaming laptops, both powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, are now available for pre-order! GS75 Stealth: The world’s first thin & light Gaming Laptop with GeForce RTX 2080 Graphics GS65 Stealth: Offers exceptional on-the-go gaming experience To pre-order yours, simply visit any of the following MSI Concept Stores: MSI SM Mall of Asia – Level 2, Cyberzone, North Wing MSI SM Megamall – Level 4, Cyberzone, Building B MSI SM North EDSA – Level 4, Cyberzone, The Annex For Cebu and Davao areas, you may visit: PC Quickbuys – 2nd Floor, Cyberzone, SM City Cebu Thinking Tools – 2nd Floor, Annex Bldg, SM City Davao #ReviewandReceive Campaign MSI is giving away $15 of Steam Credits to those who can give a user review or testimonial for its current and upcoming RTX-powered gaming laptops.…

Huawei’s newest budget devices, the Y6 Pro 2019 and Y7 Pro 2019 have officially arrived in the Philippines, and are now available for pre-order exclusively via Lazada from February 18 to 22. Pre-order on the 18th to get a free Huawei CM51 speaker worth PhP2,990 Pre-order on the 19th to get free Huawei AM12 Headphones worth PhP699 Those who will pre-order from the 18th to the 22nd will also get a chance to win a discount voucher worth PhP700! The Huawei Y6 Pro and Y7 Pro 2019 will retail for PhP6,990 and PhP9,990 respectively. Specifications For more information, click here.

A few days ago, FUJIFILM Philippines held a special event to showcase its latest hybrid instant camera for the popular square format. The instax SQUARE SQ20 lets you print your best moments, even with moving subjects, quick and hassle-free. It also adds a ton of new features that allow you put that creative touch in your shots. Some of the new features include Motion Mode, which allows you to take a video with a maximum length of 15 seconds, and then use the dial at the back of the camera to select the best moments in the video and print it out. There’s also Time Shift Collage, which can take four images with a set time difference, all at once using a single press of the shutter button. The special filter “Sequence” can take dynamic and dreamy photos adding sequence effects to the image. The SQ20 is the first in…

AOC, a global leader in display technology has once again partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Film to become the official monitor partner of Alita: Battle Angel, from the producers of Titanic and Avatar. The partnership will also involve various promotional activities, including social media contests, and a simple web-based game. By partnering with Twentieth Century Fox Film since 2013, AOC has engaged numerous viewers in new cinematic adventures by supporting and promoting films such as X-Men First Class, and The Martian. Alita: Battle Angel perfectly aligns with AOC’s vision to help gamers to always stay on top of their game  through competition and constant self-optimization. Alita: Battle Angel follows an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rose Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in the future world she does not recognize, Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor takes her in and later realizes that there’s…

In it pursuit of innovation and convenience, Panasonic Philippines has recently launched its newest lineup of Washers, Fridges, and Air Conditioners for the Philippine Market, all are packed with the company’s latest innovations that set them apart from the competition. The new Panasonic Washers are packed with new features that deliver superior wash performance in just one touch. StainMaster+ gives intensive multi-stain removal and bacteria elimination Easy Wide Opening function allows for large laundry such as bed comforters and bed sheets Active Foam System creates fine foam that lifts dirt from clothes’ fibre with ease Econavi feature provides optimum electricity, water and time saving operation during your laundry A Rear Control Panel allows the user to easily operate the machine New Models: Panasonic NA-FS85A7-EN, NA-FS14V7-EN, NA-FS16V7-EN, NA-FS10X7-EN, NA-FS11X7-EN, NA-FS13X7-EN The new Panasonic Refrigerators are designed to be tough, and easy to use, boasting multiple features that deliver a better experience.…

A few days ago, FUJIFILM Philippines invited several members of the media to an exclusive sneak peak of its latest Rangefinder camera, the GFX-50R. A medium format camera that’s developed to achieve a lightweight and compact system, while delivering outstanding picture quality for everyday shots. Both the GFX 50S and GFX 50R’s magnesium alloy bodies are dust and water resistant. The GFX 50R only weighs 775g, and its internal weather seals allow it to withstand dust and low temperatures, making it a great choice for tough shooting conditions as well as for studio use. Dial-based operation means you have precise and absolute control over every element of the shot. Operational dials are in fact, milled from aluminium blocks to give that premium texture, and the use of rubber ensures a comfortable grip. The GFX-50R boasts a 43.8 x 32.9mm CMOS medium format sensor, boasting an effective resolution of 51.4 million…

Last year, we reviewed the ASUS ROG Strix GL504 Scar II, which was nothing short of an impressive gaming machine. Today, we take a first look at its bigger and more powerful brother, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II GL704. Announced at CES 2019, this beast packs the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, which brings ray-tracing to the table, offering a more lifelike and immersive gaming experience on top of all the usual goodies. Specifications Design The GL704 sports the usual accents of a SCAR laptop, with camouflage patterns on its body, and a two gradient finish on the lid, divided. The ROG logo is also RGB-enabled – a nice touch to add that extra visual zing. You get a huge 17.3-inch display, surrounded by minimal bezels, and packed into a 15-inch body. That basically means you get the same portability, and at the same time, more real estate for…

These days, a simple case of miscommunication can ruin or nurture a relationship. A few decades ago, not answering calls may just be a sign of weak signal or a battery on its last ounces of juice, fast forward to today, and not answering a message can be interpreted as deliberately ignoring someone. Before Smartphones Mobile phones have come a long way. From the time when these devices were only for businessmen, the rich, or the geeks, and while it started to claw its way to more consumers thanks to brand’s like Nokia, it was still mostly seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. Going digital The new millennium saw a momentous shift. In just a few years, the mobile phone changed from being a nice-to-have to a can’t live without item.  The texting craze then took over, and paved the way for a new channel of building (and…