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With the demands of today’s workplace constantly evolving, and Dell is at the forefront of offering devices that can cater to the myriad of ways that people work, and deliver a balance of performance and portability. Thus, the company recently launched its new lineup of Latitude notebooks designed with a innovations to improve the user experience. The refreshed Latitude portfolio addresses a gap in the marketplace for thinner, lighter and more powerful  mobile devices. Now powered by Intel’s 8th Gen Core vPro processors, these machines deliver a significant performance upgrade over the previous generation of processors. Specifications and Pricing

Apart from the 6GB/128GB variant, OPPO had another surprise for its fans tonight – the F7 Diamond Black. Yes, you’ve read that right. It’s not just a glossy finish, but rather with diamond patterns added for an added sense of glamour and elegance. The device will be available in both 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants, along with everything that’s well-loved about the F7. You get a 6.23-inch FHD+ 19:9 display, a Helio P60 chip with AI capabilities, a 16MP rear camera with AI scene detection, and a 25MP front camera with AI-accelerated facial recognition. The OPPO F7 runs on ColorOS 5.0, which brings features like full screen optimization and screen recording to the palm of your hand. It packs a 3,400mAh battery – also AI-managed. The Diamond Black OPPO F7 4GB/64GBwill retail for PhP17,990 when it becomes available on April 21, 2018. To check out our review, click here. OPPO F7…

After the long wait, OPPO’s newest selfie expert, the F7 has just been officially launched locally, along with the introduction of the brand’s newest endorsers, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bllb9XsFSX8 The OPPO F7 features a 6.23-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by the new Helio P60 octa-core CPU which incorporates a vast array of AI-assisted features to the device in almost every aspect, from optimizing performance and power consumption to scene detection and improved facial recognition. The device has 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage. For imaging, there’s a 16MP rear camera with AI-assisted scene detection. The 25MP front camera also features an improved version of the brand’s signature AI Beauty Technology. Both cameras can capture images with enhanced colors, thanks to the new Super Vivid mode. The F7 runs on ColorOS 5.0, which brings features like full screen optimization for apps, “Raise…

During its recent mall tour at Market! Market! in BGC, global smartphone brand Vivo inked a partnership with Ayala Malls for a major sports event this year. Vivo will be the official title sponsor for the Hoop Battle Championship Philippines,  an annual 3×3  bastketball tournament held in a number of districts in China and other countries in Asia. In PH, Ayala Malls Synergies, Inc. (AMSI) Entertainment General Manager Gabby Katigbak also announced that it will be held in various Ayala malls. Capdase CEO Alex Fong also mentioned that the brand will give its full support in the upcoming activities. The three brands will be announcing more details of upcoming activities very soon. To know more about Vivo, you may visit their website, or follow their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

At the opening of ASUS’ 100th store in Ayala Malls Feliz, we were given a few minutes to talk with some of the company’s big guns, including the Country Manager, Mr. George Su, and the CEO himself, Mr. Jerry Shen, to get a better glimpse of what the future holds for the Zenfone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxEi9GfVmYg The Zoom Lineup is Officially Discontinued The Zenfone 3 Zoom will be the last of the Zoom lineup that will see the light of day. In their tests, they found out that having better light sensitivity combined with digital zoom is much more beneficial compared to optical zoom. Somehow, this makes sense as the new Zenfone 5z is already equipped with powerful and ai-assisted optics, but personally, we’d still love to see an even more camera-focused device. The Motive Behind the Very Aggressive Pricing of the Zenfone  5 Series ASUS wants to give its users a…

Razer has recently partnered with leading e-commerce platform Lazada for the launch of a region-centric digital game store that will offer users access to hundreds of titles in local pricing, including Far Cry 5 and classics like Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin’s Creed Origins. The store is set to initially launch in Singapore with Malaysia and Thailand in the second quarter, and then Indonesia and the Philippines afterwards. Sources – 1, 2

Baseus, an international brand phone and gadgets brand from China, has recently opened its newest store in the country thru its local partner, Digits Corporation, headed by its CEO, Charles Paw. Present in the event were representatives from Baseus HQ – Vivian Wong, Global Sales Director; Brian Wong, Regional Sales Manager; Nickary Dai, Regional Sales Manager; and Pinping Yant, Space Designer. The Baseus brand is built with practicality and ease of use for its customers, derived from “Base of Use.” Its products range from accessories for iOS and Android devices –  speakers, headphones, powerbanks, flash drives, wireless chargers, car chargers and many more, all of which are sold at very affordable prices, with no compromise to quality. The brand’s products are distributed worldwide, with popular stores in Korea and Australia. The newly opened Baseus store is loacated at the 3rd Floor, Cyberzone, SM Southmall. To know more about Baseus and its products,…

Good news to all Vivo Y53 users, as the company has started rolling out an update to Funtouch OS that brings the well-loved Face ID Access to the handset. Now, users will have another secure and quick way of unlocking their Y53 smartphones apart from the typical password, PIN code, and pattern. The Vivo Y53 is runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and is equipped with a 5MP front camera along with an 8MP rear camera. It currently retails for PhP5,990 and is available in two colors: Crown Gold and Space Gray. To know more about Vivo, you may visit their website, or follow their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The F7, OPPO’s newest flagship smartphone in the Philippines with a new 19:9 full screen display, and a 25MP selfie camera with AI Beauty Technology, is now available for pre-order! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bllb9XsFSX8 Until April 18, 2018, you can pre-order the F7 in any of more than 5,000 OPPO stores nationwide. All you have to do is make a PhP1,000 deposit, and claim your unit starting April 21, 2018. Those who pre-order will also get a FREE Olike Magic Music Lamp. Those who will pre-order via Abensons Online, Lazada Philippines, Shopee, and Home Credit will also get additional perks.  The OPPO F7 comes in two colors: Solar Red and Moonlight Silver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=4uOU4iutu0c The OPPO F7’s TV ad has also received rave feedback mainly due to its strong message against online bashing. It now has more than 2.6M combine views in Facebook and YouTube. The OPPO F7 is powered by the new MediaTek…

Sony is reinforcing its mid-range lineup, by announcing the availability and local pricing of its ultimate “dual selfie” smartphone, the Xperia XA2 Ultra, which features a huge 6-inch Full HD display and dual front cameras. At the core of the XA2 Ultra is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage with microSD card support. At the rear is a 23MP rear camera that comes with features like SteadyShot, Hybrid Autofocus, and 5x Clear Image Zoom. It can also record 4K and 120fps slow-motion videos. At the front is a dual camera system that utilizes a 16MP main sensor with OIS, along with an 8MP secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens. The device runs on Sony’s custom skin on top of Android Oreo, and packs a 3,580mAh battery with Qnovo Adaptive Charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility. The Sony Xperia XA2…

Huawei has some good news to all of those who have been waiting for the arrival of its newest flagships in the country! The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro is set to launch on April 28, 2018, at the Mall of Asia Atrium! https://www.facebook.com/HuaweimobilePH/videos/1659480610800098/ To those who want to get first dibs, the company has also announced the pre-order mechanics and promo for the said devices: Pre-Order Mechanics: From April 21 to April 27, 2018, customers can pre-order a Huawei P20 or P20 Pro from any of the 31 participating stores and kiosks. To qualify for the promotion, customers will be required to deposit PhP1,000, which will then be deducted from the total amount upon full payment of the unit on the redemption date. Customers will be given an official receipt along with a pre-order card which they must completely fill-up, as both will serve as their proof of pre-order…

Apart from the Zenfone 5 series, ASUS also also announced another variant of its Max series, the Zenfone Max M1, a toned down version of the Zenfone Max Plus M1, which was launched just a month ago. The Zenfone Max M1 sports a 5.5-inch display with HD+ resolution, and is powered by either a quad-core Snadpragon 425 or an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor, along with 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. For imaging, the device has a dual rear camera setup – a combination of a 13MP and another 8MP sensor. There’s also a 13MP front shooter. The device runs on ZenUI 5.0 on top of Android 8.0 and packs a 4,000mAh battery. It retails for an affordable price of only PhP8,995. ASUS Zenfone Max M1 Specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/430 Processor 2GB/3GB of RAM,  16GB/32GB of storage expandable via microSD card (Up to 256GB) 5.5-inch…

At its grand event today at One Esplanade in Pasay City, ASUS has finally launched the newest iterations of its popular Zenfone lineup, as it went #BackTo5, and welcomed a new breed of photography-focused smartphones. Meet the Zenfone 5Q, Zenfone 5, and Zenfone 5z. Zenfone 5z The leader of the pack, and the most powerful of the lot, the Zenfone 5Z features a 6.2-inch 19:9 display with FHD+ resolution, giving the phone a 90% screen to body ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip with an Artificial Intelligence Engine or AIE, along with 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of storage with microSD card support. For imaging, the 5z has dual rear cameras composed of a 12MP main sensor, along with secondary 8MP sensor equipped with a 120° wide-angle lens. It also has OIS, 4K video recording, and AI-assisted scene detection. At the front is an 8MP…

HMD global has just launched the new lineup of Nokia devices for the Philippines. The Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 1, and the 8110 4G Dual, catering to various types of users, from the photo-lovers, to the more budget-conscious, and even to those who want to have a new take on one of the all-time greats. Nokia 7 Plus The Nokia 7 Plus features ZEISS optics on its front and rear cameras – 12MP + 13MP sensors at the back, plus a 16MP shooter at the front. It has a 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. It comes with Android Oreo, and has a 3,800mAh battery with fast charging. Nokia 6 The new version of the popular Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch FHD 16:9 display. Under…

LG has finally revealed the date when it will officially unveil its newest premium smartphone, the LG G7 ThinQ. It will be on May 2, 2018, to be held at Metropolitan West in New York City, and on May 3, 2018 at I’Park Mall in Seoul, South Korea. In PH, the device is scheduled for launch sometime at the end of May. The G7 ThinkQ is the first premium smartphone to feature the ThinQ name, which is used to brand all LG products and services that make use of Artificial Intelligence or AI. The device is the latest evolution of the V30S ThinQ, the first smartphone from the brand to feature AI technology at its core, including voice recognition and Vision AI, the LG V7 ThinkQ will also offer improved interconnectivity with other ThinkQ devices such as home appliances, and more. The LG G7 ThinkQ’s predecessor, the G6, was launched…

At last night’s event at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and in Taiwan, introduced Anne Curtis as its first a-list celebrity brand ambassador, along with the launch of its biggest mid-year sale in the Philippines to date, the 5.5 Shopee Super Sale. The sale will run from April 13 to May 5, 2018, and features discounts of up to 90% on thousands of items, with prices of as low as PhP55, along with daily flash sales. The multi-talented superstar will also be making her debut as brand ambassador in the brand’s first-ever TVC in the Philippines. Users can also look forward to non-stop exciting deals from April 13 onwards, all leading up to the 24-hour shopping fiesta on May 5, 2018, There will be massive promotions, including 55-peso deals, daily in-app vouchers and surprises, and discounts of up to 90% off on selected…

Following its launch last March, Vivo’s newest flagship in the country, the V9, has been well-received by consumers, and has already reached 18,000 pre-orders as of April 5, 2018. Due to the unprecedented success of the device, Vivo is bringing in additional units to accommodate the demand. The brand also very thankful to its fans for their unwavering support, and has ensured that it will continue to push the boundaries to introduce more innovative products and an even better user experience in the future. The Vivo V9 features AI-assisted beautification on its 24MP selfie camera, and has a 6.3-inch FullView display for an immersive viewing experience. It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a dual rear camera system, designed to add a depth of field effect to your photos. The Vivo V9 currently retails for PhP17,990…