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Earlier, we posted about the ZenFone 3 Laser going on sale today in Lazada. Now, ASUS has announced that the ZenFone Max Pro M1 will also be sold for a special discounted price of only PhP7,995 for the first 200 buyers from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM! take advantage of this offer and get a clear case worth PhP699 for free! The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 has a 6-inch FHD+ display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. The devices also boasts a dual rear camera system (12MP + 5MP), along with a 8MP front snapper. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a massive 5,000mAh battery. Specifications

On the lookout for awesome smartphone deals on Lazada’s 11.11 sale? ASUS has a lot in store for you. One of them is the ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser, which may not be the latest and greatest, but still packs decent specs for a mid-range device. The ZenFone 3 Laser boasts a 5.5-inch FHD display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. At the back of the device is a 13MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera with 0.03s ultra-fast focus and 3-axis EIS. The 8MP front snapper also boasts 84˚ field of view, selfie panorama, and beautification modes. It packs a 3,000mAh battery. The ASUS ZenFone 3 is now on sale in Lazada for only PhP6,395! Specifications

After the long wait, OPPO has finally debuted its first R-Series handset in the Philippines, known for sporting a premium design with innovative features. Welcome, the OPPO R17 Pro. Unboxing and First Impressions https://youtu.be/FoNZayTtiBM Premium Design Right off the bat, the OPPO R17 Pro is fusion of function and elegance, starting with the design, composed of the smaller notch that looks like a water drop, the slim profile, a body that’s polished with a dual-color gradient, its surface, specifically crafted to look and feel like satin. It boasts a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. Premium Features Under the hood is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor, along with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It runs on ColorOS 5.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and boasts a 3,700mAh power pack, compatible with OPPO’s Super VOOC Flash Charge Technology, giving you 40 minutes of usage time, with just 10…

Before, we used to only see OPPO’s R-Series smartphones in international news. While usually boasting eye-candy design and capable specs, it was, in fact always a question I had in mind as to why the brand never brought them here, until now. Today, we’re going to have our first look at something that’s quite special. Here’s our unboxing and first impressions of the first ever R-Series device to officially launch in the Philippines, the OPPO R17 Pro. Specifications Unboxing https://youtu.be/FoNZayTtiBM Design The R17 Pro looks more or less like the F9, especially with that water drop notch. Only this time, the 6.4-inch AMOLED screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. As an attempt to bring more premium looking phones to the market, the surface of the body is specifically designed to give off a satin feel, and is polished with a blue and purple gradient. And while they may have…

ASUS is giving its fans, an advance holiday treat with a jaw-dropping promo on select ZenFones! Starting November 1, you can go to the nearest ASUS and ZenFone Concept Store, Kiosk, or Accredited Multi-brand store, and enjoy the best of the ZenFone lineup at more pocket-friendly prices! including the ZenFone Max Pro 4GB variant, which is now priced at only PhP10,995! Here’s a list of what’s on sale:

In this age of an on-the-go lifestyle, watching videos on mobile devices has been the trend. As such, it’s important for carriers to provide its customers with the best viewing experience, through fast and reliable networks. Recently, OpenSignal, an independent mobile analytics company, released a new report (which now includes Asian carriers) that details the mobile video experience in Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines. In its per-operator study, Smart garnered a score of 42.2, beating its closest competitor’s score of 29.2. The score is even higher than the Philippines’ overall rating of 34.98.  Proof that the Telco is providing its customers the better mobile video experience in the country. The score is also comparable with US Telcos – AT&T at 40.88, and Sprint at 41.1. According to OpenSignal’s latest mobile networks update in August, Smart leads nationwide download speeds at 13.09Mbps vs competitor’s 7.34Mbps, as well…

Last September, Vivo launched its newest front runner in the country, the V11. Sporting a new look, a powerful high mid-range processor, AI powered optics, and an in-display fingerprint scanner, this device aims to offer the company’s latest innovations, and a premium experience minus the hefty price tag. Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umh6m7HZVs&t=135s Specifications Design and Build Quality While still primarily made of plastic, the Vivo V11 does feel like a premium device in the hand, thanks to its slim for factor, and curved back. The company also deviated from the usual color options, and introduced color fusion. Our review unit was of the Starry Night variant, which utilizes a combination of black and a glittery blue surface, making it look like you’re watching stars in the night sky. Mind you, the back panel has a glossy finish which makes it a smudge magnet. It can also get slippery, so I suggest you use…

Huawei is once again aiming to raise the bar on mobile photography with its Mate 20 smartphones. The Mate 20 in particular, is now equipped with a triple camera system – composed of an RGB, Telephoto, and now, a wide-angle shooter. Allowing it to cater to various situations. It also sports a new design, and under the hood, the new Kirin 980 processor promises to deliver a notable improvement in raw performance over its predecessor, while also bringing improved AI features to the phone. Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBfdBdlTkNo Specifications Design and Build Quality Despite having a large 6.53-inch screen, the Mate 20 isn’t a chore to use with one hand. The back panel is a bit slippery though, so you might want to use the supplied clear case. The back panel is furnished with a glossy finish, which makes it a smudge magnet. The three rear cameras are arranged in a 2 x…

As part of its launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ASUS introduced two new products for home networks, all designed for seamless connectivity, the RT-AX88U and the AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack). RT-AX88U Featuring next gen Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless networking, the RT-AX88U router delivers ultrafast concurrent Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. With OFDMA, MU-MIMO and eight Gigabit LAN ports, it’s the perfect solution for dense Wi-Fi environments which demand high capacity for both wireless and wired connections, such as LAN parties. The RT-AX88U is also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi System, for seamless home coverage, and also includes AiProtection Pro for commercial-grade network security. AiMesh AX6100 Wi-Fi System (RT-AX92U 2-Pack) The AX6100 is the world’s first mesh Wi-Fi system that features the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networking with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology for delivering fast, strong and stable Wi-Fi, even when there are multiple devices connected and are transmitting…

During its recent launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ASUS unveiled the newest iteration of its AI-enabled platform for business and learning institutions, Zenbo Junior. Zenbo Junior allows developers, system integrators and business partners to create flexible and easily manageable robotics solutions to improve  business operations and customer experiences. It combines comprehensive development tools, which include the Zenbo SDK and Dialogue Development Editor, which allow for the creation of specialized applications faster and easier. Its programmable sensors and tools also allow students to develop a solid foundational understanding of robotics and AI concepts, all while creating fun and interactive projects. Zenbo Junior has built-in capabilities that include independent navigation, following lines, and avoiding objects. It also has a programmable sonar, and can respond to touch interaction. For instructors, it also features a Classroom Management Console, which enables distribution and submission of teaching materials and assignments and the ability to provide student and…

Yesterday, HMD Global officially launched the arrival of its newest mid-range device from the Nokia brand for the Philippine Market, the Nokia 5.1 Plus. The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a compact form factor, and boasts a 5.8-inch HD+ 19:9 edge to edge display, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. At the back of the device is a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera system with PDAF, the second one used for depth sensing. At the front is an 8MP snapper. The device has a feature called Live Bokeh, which allows you to adjust the point of focus, The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, and is part of the Android One program. It packs a 3,060mAh battery. Positioned as an ideal smartphone for casual gaming, it’s also the official mobile partner of Synergy…

Vivo surprised everyone at the launch of the V11, when they also introduced the V11i, another powerful mid-range phone at a more affordable price point. This time, they’re bringing in another surprise, the V11i in Fairy Pink! Yes, you’ve read that right. In addition the the black and blue hues of Starry Night, and the blue and purple hues of Nebula, the Vivo V11i now has a new limited edition Fairy Pink variant, which symbolizes charm, tenderness, and femininity. To give you a recap, the V11i utilizes the same Halo Notch as the V11, leading to a screen-to-body ratio of 90.4%. It’s equipped with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For imaging, the device houses a 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera system, complimented by a 25MP front shooter. Its cameras are also bolstered with AI features – AI Face Beauty, AI Selfie…

I loved the OnePlus 6, mainly due to its simplicity and straightforward character. It was simply a phone that’s perfectly balanced in all aspects, from performance, to the camera, and the battery life. Just recently, the brand unveiled its successor, the OnePlus 6T, which promises to be an even better device, packed with a ton of improvements. As far as the design is concerned, it still looks much like the previous version, except for a smaller notch, a thinner bezel a larger 6.4-inch display, and the missing headphone jack, which can be a potential deal breaker for some. It runs on a Snapdragon 845, along with up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It sports the same rear cameras as the OnePlus 6 (16MP + 20MP), with a difference in software. The latter upscaled to produce 2x telephoto captures. When working together, the two is touted to…

Apart from its gaming lineup, ASUS also introduced a number of products for professionals and creatives. Welcome the ProArt PA34VC curved monitor, the ProArt PA90 MiniPC, and the ZenScreen Go MB16AP. ProArt PA34VC The ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved monitor that uses an IPS Panel, is HDR 10 ready, and has a resolution of 3440 x 1440 (UWQHD) at a 21:9 aspect ratio. Designed as a multi-purpose display, this monitor exhibits excellent color accuracy, and has adaptive sync technology to achieve fluid visuals with a refresh rate of up to 100Hz. To make sure that its monitors are fit for professional use, ASUS calibrates them to guarantee delta-E (∆E) < 2 color accuracy. You also gain the convenience of having a DisplayPort, HDMI Port, and Thunderbolt 3, which offers transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps and 60W of power delivery to external devices. The PA34VC is also hardware calibration ready,…

Announced at COMPUTEX 2018, the ROG Phone is deemed as the ultimate device for mobile gaming. Designed with ease of use and maximum performance in mind, every bit of its design, its components, the software, and its accessories are there to make sure that nothing will distract you from performing at your best, across almost any game title. Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECDtX1Xsz4s The ROG Phone boasts a 6-inch FHD+ 90Hz display with a 1ms response time for smooth and fluid visuals. Thanks to a special version of the Snapdragon 845 that’s clocked at 2.96GHz and 8GB of RAM, it should be able to handle anything you throw at it with ease. There’s even X mode, which optimizes the phone’s performance, and prevents notifications from distracting you. This can be triggered by squeezing the sides of the device. To sustain maximum performance for extended hours, the device boasts a vapor chamber cooling system,…

When it comes to overclocking, ASUS ROG is a household name, thanks to motherboards which are designed specifically to make it easier for enthusiasts who want to maximize the capabilities of their processors. At its “Incredible Intelligence” launch event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company showcased one of such motherboards, the Maximus XI Apex. The Maximus XI Apex is a full ATX motherboard that’s equipped with Intel’s Z390 chipset. It establishes itself as the premiere platform for LN2 junkies with its one-DIMM per channel architecture that supports DDR4 4800+ MHz memory. For extreme overclocking, the Apex features an enhanced Extreme Digi+ VRM fed by dual eight-pin auxiliary connectors, with the addition of a condensation detection circuit, finned VRM heatsink and Probelt. It also supports double-capacity DIMMs, which feature a unique memory-trace design, allowing up to 32GB per slot, for a total memory capacity of 64GB. It also features a DIMM.2…

One of the key focus points of the ASUS’ “Incredible Intelligence” event in Malaysia were the newest gaming products under the Republic of Gamers Brand. And one of the best highlights is perhaps the new ROG Strix XG49VQ. The XG49VQ is a 49-inch curved gaming monitor with 3840 x 1080p resolution (32:9), 144Hz refresh rate, which guarantees fluid and smooth visuals. Of course you have to have a system that can take advantage of its potential. But this isn’t your average gaming monitor, as it also has FreeSync 2 HDR, ASUS Shadow Boost Technology, which helps you scout enemies in dark situations, and picture by picture mode, which can show content from up to 3 devices at the same time, you can play your game, get tips and tricks, and still monitor your social media account from the same monitor. Pricing and availability hasn’t been announced, yet. But I do hope…