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Samsung has just unveiled two new additions to its A-series. The Galaxy A50s and A30s benefit from a short but significant list of upgrades. Galaxy A50s packs a triple-camera system that uses a new 48MP f/2.0 main shooter, along with the old 5MP depth sensor and 8MP ultrawide camera. The selfie camera has also been upgraded from 25MP to 32MP. It also boasts a new look for its back panel in the form of triangular patterns along with a holographic effect, and comes in four new colors (with catchy names) – Prism Crush Black, Prism Crush White, Prism Crush Green and Prism Crush Violet. Everything else is the same as the regular A50 – a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 9610, up to 6GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging. Galaxy A30s on the other hand, also benefits from a new design and a…

Apart from the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, Samsung also launched its newest tablet for the Philippine market, the Galaxy Tab S6. The Galaxy Tab S6 allows people to create and connect, as well as enjoy immersive entertainment on the go. Equipped with a ton of new features and powerful hardware, it allows users to do so much more on any previous tablet. Redesigned S Pen Samsung equipped the S-Pen on the Tab S6 with the same new features as the one on the Note 10 series. That means you get built-in BLE, wireless charging, and remote control features like Air Actions for performing certain in-app actions. It also has the same longevity – up to 10 hours of battery life. Handwritten Samsung Notes  can easily be converted into digital text, which can then be shared via SMS or email or exported to various formats including Microsoft Word. You…

Just a few days after its launch in the US, Samsung Philippines has brought the newest additions to the Galaxy Note lineup to local shores. Welcome the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The Galaxy Note 10 series boast a new design that’s elegant, premium, and more symmetrical at the same time. Both pack eye-candy Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O displays – 6.3-inches FHD+ for the Note 10, and 6.8-inches WQHD+ for the Note 10+, the largest screen in a Note device to date. Both devices are powered by the Exynos 9825, the Note 10 with 8GB of RAM and the Note 10+ with 12GB. As for storage, you can 256GB on the former, and up to 512GB on the latter. For optics, the Note 10 sticks to a triple rear camera setup, while the Note 10+ has an additional DepthVision camera for better depth sensing and for use in AR applications.…

Apart from the new Note 10 series, Samsung had a couple of surprises up its sleeve at today’s unpacked event in New York City, one of which is the Galaxy Book S. Boasting an extremely slim chassis, and weighing less than a kilogram, this device is designed for those who want a high-performance productivity machine that doesn’t carry the burdens of a traditional laptop design. The Galaxy Book S boasts a 13.3-inch TFT touch display with FHD resolution, and runs on the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform which offers up to 40% better CPU performance and up to 80% better GPU performance versus the Galaxy Book 2. It has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of storage, expandable using a microSD card. Its battery can last up to 23 hours of continuous video playback in a single charge, and with ultra-fast LTE connectivity, it’s able to achieve…

Today, we take a look at the more premium of the two Galaxy Note 10 devices – The Galaxy Note 10+ sports everything you’ll probably need in a productivity machine, an immersive screen, a powerful 7nm processor, an S-Pen with enhanced features, and more. Specifications Display 6.8″ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O, 3040 x 1440 HDR10+ Certified Processor Exynos 9825 RAM 12GB Storage 256GB/512GB Rear Camera 16MP Ultra Wide  (f/2.2, 123°) 12MP Wide (f/1.5/f/2.4, 77°) 12MP Telephoto (f/2.1) DepthVision Camera Front Camera 10MP (f/2.2, 80°) OS Samsung OneUI Battery 3,500mAh with 45W Fast Charging S-Pen Battery Up to 10 Hours Stanby Other Features NFC Bluetooth 5 Live Focus Zoom-in Mic Night Mode (Front and Rear) OIS Dual Aperture Live Focus Video Super Steady Video Screen Recorder AR Doodle Air Actions AI-Powered Game Booster Samsung DeX Wireless Power Share Wirless Charging Look and Feel: As Premium as it Gets Straight up, the Galaxy…

For years, the S-Pen has been the bread and butter of Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, and with every iteration, this iconic piece of technology has evolved, not just with its look, but also with regards to what it can do. For the Note 10 and Note 10+, the S-Pen isn’t just for drawing or writing, but is also a tool for expressing yourself in a creative way, as well as performing certain tasks within apps. Here are some of the things that you can do with it. Air Actions The new S-Pen recognizes six new gestures called Air Actions – Swipe Up, Down, Left, Right, Clockwise and Counterclockwise, and you’ll be doing this with the S-Pen away from the device, like a remote control. One good example would be for the Camera up, swipe up and down to switch cameras, swipe left or right to switch modes, and swing clockwise…

Smart Communications, Inc, has just announced that it will start accepting pre-orders for the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ from August 9 to 18, 2019. The devices will be available via Smart’s Signature Plans. As a bonus treat, those who will pre-order within this period will receive up to PhP15,000 worth of Samsung freebies: FREE Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Tab A 8.0”, and Samsung DeX Cable when you get the Note 10+ (512GB), which is a pre-order exclusive. FREE Galaxy Tab A 8.0” when you pre-order the Note 10+ (256GB) FREE Galaxy Buds when you pre-order the Note 10 Smart offers the Galaxy Note 10 series under its Signature Device Plans – giving subscribers a prioritized, worry-free, and in-control postpaid experience. The Galaxy Note 10 series is best paired with Signature Device Plan L. For PhP1,999 per month, you get 15GB data allocation, Unli On-Net Calls,  100…

While the Galaxy Note 10+ is all that great, some consumers just prefer working with a phone that’s slightly more compact, and that’s where the Note 10 comes in. It’s the ideal device for those who want most of the goodies offered by the bigger Note 10+, in a smaller form factor and more affordable pricing. Like its bigger brother, Galaxy Note 10 features a seamless and more symmetrical design. It also has a punch-hole front camera, along with curved glass on the sides. Build-wise, they’re pretty much the same – Premium, Elegant, Excellent. Galaxy Note 10 has a smaller 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood is the Exynos 9825, backed by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and yes, still no headphone jack. What it does have is an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. This one retains a triple-cam setup…

At its Unpacked event held at New York City, USA, Samsung finally lifted the curtains off the latest additions to its Note lineup. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ boast a balanced and symmetrical look, along with cutting-edge hardware and innovations designed to deliver “Next Level Power.” Shifting the focus to the Note 10+, this phone is fantastic in almost every way. Its premium design exudes elegance and power, with a glass and metal construction, combined with curved edges. Its 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display utilizes an edge-to-edge design, and is packed into a smaller body, to the benefit of handling. It also has HDR10+ certification, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHP4K6GdfXE Under the hood is the Exynos 9825, along with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. True to previous leaks, Samsung has indeed gotten rid of the headphone jack. Like the S10+, it uses an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. The device…

Right before the Note 10 Launch, Samsung announced what we speculate is the chip that could be running the device. The new Exynos 9825 is built on a 7nm  EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) process, expected to deliver up to 30% faster transistor performance while using up to 50% less power. The Exynos 9825 utilizes a duo of custom cores, along with two high performance Cortex-A75 and four high efficiency Cortex- A55 cores. It uses the same GPU as the Exynos 9820, the Mali-G76 though this time, with a higher clock speed. It also uses an NPU or Neural Processing Unit in charge of AI-related tasks. It supports 8x carrier aggregation, up to Cat. 20 LTE download speeds (up to 2Gbps) and up to 316Mbps upload speeds. Best of all, it’s 5G-ready. The Exynos 9825 supports, 8K video encoding at 30FPS,  4K at 150FPS, and HDR10+. Devices powered by this chip…

Contrary to past trends, details of Samsung’s newest wearable. the Galaxy Watch Active 2, is already out ahead of the Note 10 launch event in New York City. Available in 40mm and 44mm sizes, Galaxy Watch Active 2 sports 5ATM water resistance and an IP68 rating, which means you can basically take it for a swim without worry. It’s also MIL-STD-810G rated for durability, and equipped with a Super AMOLED display with 360px x 360px resolution. It’s loaded with a new version of Samsung’s OneUI that utlizes a virtual bezel for a more seamless look. Galaxy Watch Active 2 can now read your hear rate faster, and now has an ECG feature. It can intelligently track up to 39 types of workouts, including their sub-categories. To make it more personal, users will be able to match it with any standard 20mm band, and customize the watch face according to their…

Samsung may be working on an improved version of the Exynos 9820 that was featured in the Galaxy S10 family, only this time, for the upcoming Galaxy Note 10. The Note 10 has already been caught in a benchmark results database sporting an Exynos 9825. Despite this, the company has stayed pretty quiet on this. Well… until recently. A video posted on the official Samsung Exynos Twitter account shows a new, evolved, next-level, intelligent processor arriving on August 7. https://twitter.com/SamsungExynos/status/1157290006995767296 Some rumors of the 9825 include that it’s made on a 7nm process compared to the 8nm process of the 9820. This should allow for marginal battery life gains even if all else stays the same. We’ll have to wait and see what the new chipset from Samsung brings onto the plate and how much of an upgrade it actually is from its predecessor. Source

Despite the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack, it looks like Samsung is preparing to offer an audio dongle for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ The lack of a 3.5mm audio jack on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, at this point, is no secret. Various leaks and evidence have surfaced on the Internet that the company will finally ditch the headphone jack on the latest Note series. A new leak has surfaced that shows the 3.5mm audio jack dongle.  While it doesn’t look too different from any existing audio dongle, it is good to know that future users of the Note 10+ will have a workaround. Roland Quandt published on Twitter a couple of images of Samsung’s take on the USB-C to 3.5mm audio dongle that will launch with the Note 10+. However, it was not confirmed whether or no the audio dongle comes with the phone out of…

Blinks celebrate! Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy A80, Watch Active, and Buds Blackpink Edition will be coming to the Philippine shores. The Blackpink Edition, of course, is mainly black and pink. The Galaxy A80 has pink trimmings around the phone and around the camera module along with a Blackpink logo in the back. While the Watch Active has a black watch and pink strap. Lastly, the Buds come in a black case with pink on the inside and the Buds themselves are dominantly black and pink on the outside. If the Blackpink-themed devices weren’t enough, the smartphone comes with Blackpink themes and stickers as well as a free CD in its specially-designed box. Specifications Display 6.7″ FHD+ Super AMOLED New Infinity Display Processor Snapdragon 730 (Octa-Core) RAM 8GB Storage 128GB (Not Expandable) Rear Camera 48MP (f/2.0) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 3D Depth OS Android 9 Pie + Samsung…

Ahead of its launch, Samsung Philippines has already put up a VIP pre-order page for the Note 10 (series). Pre-ordering is as simple as getting a 4 digit PIN via the website and then logging in with the email. From there, pre-order transactions will be available. There are three VIP Pre-order bundles to choose from. The first is Option A which comes with a special gift worth around PHP 29,999. Next is Option B which comes with two special gifts along with store token worth PHP 4,000. Lastly, Option C which comes bundled with a special gift and store token worth PHP 3,000. All three options come with free wireless combo charge worth PHP 2,799. After accomplishing the pre-order form on the website, you’ll have to secure the VIP pre-order within 48 hours by paying PHP 2,000 in a participating store. The VIP pre-order will run until August 4, 2019.…

Today, we’re doing a full scale comparison between two mid-range devices from two respectable brands – one sports a standard design, and the other is the company’s first to have a motorized camera system. We’ll be diving into the various aspects of each device – design, performance, camera, software, and battery life. At the end of each section, a winner will be declared and will be given a point. The phone with the most points will be the winner. Let’s take a look at our contenders. On one side, we have the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Fresh off the launchpad, this device marks a milestone for the brand, being its first smartphone to have a pop-up selfie camera.  It uses a Kirin 710F, which is a variation of the regular Kirin 710 – a processor that’s been the company’s mainstay for its mid-range devices. It has a trio of rear…

Samsung’s biggest TV promotional event, The Great Samsung TV Sale is back with bigger and better prizes, along with amazing offers for those who want to experience the next level in television viewing right in the comfort of their homes. Being the world’s no.1 TV for 13 consecutive years, Samsung Philippines celebrates the milestone by offering its TVs at the best possible deals – that’s 13 great offers of up to 25% off on QLED, UHD, and Full HD models. In addition, any purchase of 2018 or 2019 models gets buyers a chance to win one of 13 QLED TVs in a raffle. To make things more exciting, Samsung is also giving away an 82-inch OLED 8K TV worth PhP999,999 to one lucky grand prize winner. To qualify, customer must purchase a 55-inch and up 2018 or 2019 TV model during the sale. But wait! there’s more! Those who will…

Samsung has announced that it has begun mass production of its latest 12-gigabit LPDDR5 mobile DRAM. The new RAM is optimized for AI and 5G features in future smartphones, this may include the upcoming Galaxy Note 10. Lee Jung-bae, VP of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung revealed that the new LPDDR5 memory is built on the second-generation 10-nm class process. It will support UHD video recording and machine learning, on top of significantly extending  battery life. 12 Gb LPDDR5 DRAM can transfer 44GB data in a second when the memory is made into a 12GB package. It also uses up to 30% less power through integrating a new circuit design with enhanced clocking with clocking, training, and low-power feature. The company is also preparing a 16Gb LPDDR5  to supposedly “solidify its competitive edge in the global memory market”. Source