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If you’re planning to get a Samsung Galaxy A80, now would be a great time, as the brand’s is offering up to PhP8,000 worth of freebies when you purchase one, and it’s only until July 14. So what exactly do you get? well, if you’re a Blackpink fan, you’ll love this one. Black Pink Special Edition Package (Case + Smart Charging Stand + Photo Card) worth PhP5,999 Klook Voucher worth PhP1,000 Nanofixit Screen Protection with 1 year screen cracking insurance warranty of up to PhP5,000. Customers will be charged a 10% deductible fee amounting to P500 when they claim. Black Pink Mesh Pouch worth PhP599 To give you a refresher, the Galaxy A80 boasts a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 730, along with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You get a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide angle camera, and a…

Following its successful launch, the Y9 Prime 2019 is now available in stores, adding up to the company’s lineup of very capable mid-range devices for the Philippine market. Earlier today, the company celebrated its first day of sale with a special event held at SM Megamall. Watch out for the brand’s next roadshows in SM Cebu, SM Marilao and SM Sta. Rosa. Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 has a 6.59-inch TFT LCD display with FHD+ resolution, and houses a Kirin 710F octa-core CPU backed by 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For optics, the device is equipped with a trio of AI-assisted rear shooters – one main, one for wide angle shots, and one for that gorgeous depth of field effect. Its 16MP front camera is housed in a motorized pop-up mechanism, a first for the brand. It also features Night Mode, AI Scene Recognition,…

Launched in Tokyo in May of this year, the FUJIFILM GFX 100 finally made its debut in the Philippines today, through a fun and exciting launch event. The new flagship model utilizes a large 102MP BSI CMOS image sensor, capable of producing images with rich tones, superior resolution, and unmatched color reproduction. It’s the first digital camera with an in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism for a 55mm diagonal length large format sensor in the GFX series, and also boasts impressive auto focus speed. GFX 100 is powered by the X-Processor 4, FUJIFILM’s latest processing engine that allows it to capture uncropped 4K video, with the ability to change aspect ratio.  Photographers can also utilize its various Film Simulation modes that show FUJIFILM’s signature color and tone reproduction. It’s also the first large format camera to feature 4K 30p video. It boasts weather and dust resistance and is freeze proof up…

Vivo has announced a price drop for one of its entry-level devices, the Y91C, making the device accessible to more consumers. The Y91C has a 6.22-inch HD+ display, and is powered by a Helio P22 octa-core processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It sports a 13MP and 5MP rear and front shooters respectively. The device runs on Funtouch OS 4.5 on top of Android 8.1 and packs a 4,030mAh battery. Other features include Bluetooth 5, AI Game Mode and Face ID Access. Vivo Y91C comes in two colors – Fusion Black and Ocean Blue. and is now priced at PhP5,999.

HONOR has been teasing the arrival of its next entry-level offering for the Philippine market – HONOR 8S. Today, the company has revealed its local pricing and availability. For a quick recap, HONOR 8S boasts a 5.71-inch FullView display with a minimalist dew drop notch, for a screen-to-body ratio of 84.6%. Powering the device is a Helio A22 processor, along with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD card. For imaging, the device sports a 13MP f/1.8 rear camera with PDAF, and a 5MP f/2.2 front camera. It runs on EMUI 9 on top of Android Pie, and packs a 3,020mAh battery. HONOR 8S is priced at PhP5,490, and will be available in stores starting July 19, 2019. You can also pre-order the device from Shopee starting July 13, 2019. First 75 to pre-order will receive a FREE 32GB microSD card and an HONOR Band 4 Running.

In an effort to bring a seamless and immersive listening experience to more users, Spotify introduces Spotify Lite – a small, fast, and simplified version of the Spotify app that still gives you access to its core features, while maintaining a very small file size. Just because it’s “Lite” doesn’t mean it’s much less than the standard app. It still lets you access core features like searching for artists and songs, saving them, sharing them with others, discovering new music, and enjoying playlists made for you, but with a few extra features making it ideal for older devices and operating systems. Spotify Lite is just a 10MB download, which makes it quick to install and load. You can even set a data limit and get a notification when you reach it. It also lets you control your cache and clear it with a single tap. Here are the most important…

OPPO Philippines has announced a partnership with BDO and Lazada for one of the biggest annual online shopping events, the Lazada Mid-Year Sale, which starts on July 12, 2019. For a limited time, you can get up to 7% off on select OPPO smartphones in lovely colors – There’s the R17 Pro in Radiant Mist, the F11 Pro 128GB in Waterfall Gray, Aurora Green and Thunder Black, the F11 Pro 64GB in Aurora Green and Thunder Black, F11 in Jewelry White, Marble Green and Fluorite Purple, the F9 in Twilight Blue, the A7 3GB in Glaring Gold, the A3s 3GB/2GB in Red and Purple, and the A5s 3GB in Red and Black. You can also get an additional 20% off when you use your BDO credit card on your purchased items. Price breakdown and limited discount offers Get 5% off when you purchase an OPPO smartphone on Lazada during the…

ASUS Philippines recently announced its partnership with Schneider Electrics to deliver uninterrupted Internet connectivity to Filipinos by bundling select ASUS routers with APC’s compact Back-UPS Connect Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). With unexpected power outages happening, productivity tends to decrease due to sudden  loss of connectivity. Blackouts can also cause sudden electrical surges that may disable electronics. A UPS is designed specifically to tackle these kinds of situations. In addition to providing continuous power after a brownout, it also protects devices from damaging voltage fluctuations. Paired with ASUS’ wide range of feature-packed routers, people now have an opportunity to finish important tasks and manage affairs, even for a limited period of time. Back-UPS Connect can provide power not just for ASUS routers, but for other small devices for up to 150 minutes. That’s more than enough to send that time-sensitive files to peers or transfer a large post-processed video file to…

Realme has taken a step further in its aim to offer devices with exceptional photography capabilities, as it unveiled the world’s first 64MP photo taken using a smartphone. Furthermore, the company also confirmed its plans to launch a flagship device with a 64MP sensor in a quad-camera system by the second half of this year. Realme to raise image quality to a new level with larger size and higher resolution Realme’s flagship will pack the 64MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor, one of two from the Korean tech giant that boasts the highest resolution designed for high-end devices. With Samsung’s ISOCELL Plus Technology, the GW1 significantly improves color fidelity and light sensitivity. The technology also allows image sensors to equip 0.8μm and smaller pixels without any compromises in performance, this makes it ideal for developing super-resolution photography. The GM1 also has slightly higher light sensitivity, thanks to its size -…

It’s a great day for Filipino consumers, as Mislatel has managed to secure the permit to operate as the third major Telco in the country. President Rodrigo Duterte spearheaded the awarding of the certificate of public convenience. The consortium is composed of China Telecommunications Corp., Udenna Corp., and Chelsea Logistics Holding Corp. Mislatel has announced that it will be renamed to Dito Telecommunity Corporation, quite a catchy name, and we can already predict social media erupting with memes about this. In any case, they also announced that a pilot user program will be done towards the end of 2019 to test network conditions and more. As far as promises are concerned, Mislatel has also committed to a 27 mbps broadband speed in its first year of operation, and 55 mbps in its fifth. Is this the answer that many consumers are waiting for? will Mislatel be able to deliver on…

If you’re planning to shop for Xiaomi products, here’s a little bit of heads-up on the products that are currently being sold in Mi Authorized stores.  You can check out their latest brochure here. Guess what, they also teased the arrival of some new and interesting products, such as the Mi Light Strip, which we hope is a more affordable alternative to the Yeelight strip. There’s also the Mi Smart Band 4 which offers a beautiful AMOLED display, Bluetooth 5 and water resistance of up to 5 meters. They’re also bringing in an Electric Screw Driver, which is a really big help for DIY stuff, a basic version of their true wireless earphones, and a smart helmet, which even features magnetic charging and IPX4 waterproofing. Xiaomi has not revealed the prices for these items just yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

PLDT, a leader in digital services, continues its efforts to enhance the home Internet experience of Filipino families with the launch of the all-new PLDT Home WiFi, now available with family-sized data packages, also called FamLoad. FamLoads are packed with a generous amount of data allocation, so that each family member to enjoy their favorite online activities with their home Internet. Data packs are available for daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly reloading. For only PhP199, families can avail of FAMLOAD 199, which has up to 12GB of data allocation, valid for seven days. Choose your FamLoad For as low as PhP15 (FAMLOAD 15), users can enjoy 1GB of data allocation valid for one day, while FAMLOAD 15 can be used as an add-on to any prepaid pack. There’s also FAMLOAD 50 with up to 3GB of data allocation valid for 3 days, and FAMLOAD 599 which is ideal for families…

After our camera battle between the HONOR 8C and the realme 3, it’s time for a contest of gaming prowess. This time, it’s going to be between the Honor Play and the realme 3 Pro. HONOR Play The HONOR Play took the mid-range market by storm with its aggressive pricing and very capable hardware. The Kirin 970 may not be the latest, but we’re still talking about a flagship-level chip, which also run the likes of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Add 4GB of RAM and GPU Turbo to the mix, and we can have a phone that should handle even current titles with no major issues. Realme 3 Pro Realme 3 Pro on the other hand, is the current talk of town in the mid-range segment. The brand has been known to out devices that deliver exceptional value for money, and this one’s no different. It runs on…

ASUS Philippines and Shopee are teaming up again, this time, with a new set of exciting deals in Shopee’s 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from July 5 to 7, 2019. Experience a balance of performance and portability with ASUS’ X407 notebooks, now at affordable price – a limited time offer at the ASUS store in Shopee. Product Specs SRP Special Price ASUS X407MA-BV003T Gold INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,850 ASUS X407MA-BV002T Gray INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,250 ASUS X407UA-BV133T GOLD Intel Core i3-7100U Processor, 2.4GHz (3M Cache) 4GB DDR4 1TB HDD 14′ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 27,995 Php 23,309 So what are you waiting for? head to the ASUS store on Shopee and…

Today, we’re heading down BGC in Taguig City, for a head to head camera duel between two smartphones that offer really good specs for a budget price tag, to see which one fares better. Before we proceed, let’s take a look at our contestants: On one side is the Honor 10 Lite. This bang for the buck device sports a 6.21-inch FHD+ display, and has a Kirin 710 under the hood. It comes with 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage, and boasts a 13MP +  2MP (main + depth) rear camera, and a 24MP selfie shooter, all of which are AI-assisted. On the other side is the realme 3. Taking the market by storm with its excellent specsheet and competitive pricing, this phone boasts a 6.2-inch display, and houses a Helio P60 augmented with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. For…

HONOR has had quite the success in the Philippine market, thanks to a portfolio of well-designed and properly specced phones and very competitive pricing. In fact, on the last week of June 2018, HONOR hit an all-time high in sales at 40%, despite the “ban” issue. With that out of the way, the company shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Their next device to launch in the country is bound to shake the budget segment – meet the Honor 8S. Honor 8S boasts a 5.71-inch FullView display for an immersive all-screen experience, utilizing a minimalist dew drop notch, for a screen-to-body ratio of 84.6%. Under the hood is a Helio A22 processor, backed by 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage which can be expanded using a microSD card. For imaging, the device sports a 13MP f/1.8 rear camera with PDAF, and a 5MP f/2.2 front camera. It runs…

With an aim to support and inspire a new generation of Filipino photography lovers all around the world, and encourage people to record their lives through images, and express themselves creatively, OPPO launched  the Creators Awards Photo Contest, Those who want to join can submit their photos until July 17, 2019. Bigger opportunities to see beyond The “See Beyond” Creators Awards also aims to nurture talent for photography, paving the way for greater creative expression through a combination of project funding, mentoring, and the opportunity to display work publicly through a series of activities. Popular creators like Magnum Photos photographer Lua Ribeira, IPA Award-winning photographer İlker Karaman, and actress Chun Xia, were featured as special guests at the Creators Awards. They shared their work, which focused solely on expression and creation. Bringing the art of photography right at your fingertips OPPO has always been focused on delivering a better user…

Realme, the game-changer brand, joins Shopee’s 7.7 sale, offering up to 22% off on select realme smartphones – realme 3 and realme C1. The 3GB + 32GB variant of the realme 3 will be priced at PhP6,299 (from PhP6,999), while its 3GB + 64GB variant will retail for PhP7,490 (from PhP7,990). Realme C1 on the other hand, will be sold for only PhP4,699 (from PhP5,990). Flash Sale Time Flash Sale Items July 07, 2019 – Sunday – 12AM–1:59AM Realme 3GB+32GB Realme C1 July 07, 2019 – Sunday – 9:00AM–10:59AM Realme 3GB+64GB July 07, 2019 – Sunday – 2:00PM–3:59PM Realme 3GB+32GB Realme 3GB+64GB Realme C1 July 07, 2019 – Sunday – 6:00PM–7:59PM Realme 3GB+32GB Realme 3GB+64GB Realme C1 July 07, 2019 – Sunday – 10:00PM–11:59PM Realme 3GB+32GB Realme 3GB+64GB Realme C1 “We keep on finding ways to make sure more Filipinos experience the real value offered by our products. Our…