Samsung unveils the Galaxy A8, its slimmest smartphone to date

Jul 16, 15 Samsung unveils the Galaxy A8, its slimmest smartphone to date

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After numerous times of leaks and rumors, Samsung has finally pulled the plug and unveiled the Galaxy A8 in China, said to be the company’s slimmest device to date as it measures a thin 5.9mm. Nevertheless, the new addition to the metal-laden A series is packed with powerful internals: It has a Snapdragon 615 processor, a fingerprint scanner, and a 3,050mAh battery which can make you wonder how Samsung managed to squeeze that. Samsung Galaxy A8 specs 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080, 387ppi 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Adreno 405 GPU 2GB of RAM 16GB or 32GB of storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB 16MP rear camera with LED Flash 5MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 3G, LTE WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, Fingerprint scanner Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz 3,050mAh battery Available in Black, White, and Gold colors, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now on pre-order in China without any mention of price and availability. Via Related posts: The Samsung Wave is hitting the stores this June Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503 Samsung Galaxy 551 Review Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 now official with Snapdragon chips, LTE, front LED flash Samsung announces the 4-inch Galaxy V...

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O+ 360 Alpha Plus now official with front LED Flash, Selfie Fix technology

Jul 16, 15 O+ 360 Alpha Plus now official with front LED Flash, Selfie Fix technology

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O+ has unveiled a new member of its rear-touch 360 family called the Alpha Plus. An update to last year’s 360 Alpha, it now presents itself with a better front-facing camera at five megapixels and comes with what they call a ‘selfie fix’ technology that touts a clearer and better fix when taking shots with the front camera. O+ 360 Alpha Plus specs 4.5” IPS display 1.3GHz Quad Core chip 8GB Internal Memory expandable via microSD up to 32GB 1GB RAM 5MP rear AF camera with LED Flash 5MP front AF camera with LED Flash, Selfie Fix Technology Dual-SIM, Dual Standby 3G Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, FM Radio Android 4.4.2 KitKat 1,500mAh Li-Ion Battery The O+ 360 Alpha Plus is officially priced at Php 4,995, but you can get it at a thousand pesos off when you buy one from July 15 to August 31, 2015. O+ USA FB: 1, 2 Related posts: No related...

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Xiaomi Mi 4i now set for a July 20 PH debut

Jul 15, 15 Xiaomi Mi 4i now set for a July 20 PH debut

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Waiting for a new release from Xioami? It’s now official: the company is set to launch its new Mi4i flagship in the country on Monday, July 20. The Mi 4i is a five-inch device sporting a Snapdragon chip, 2GB of RAM, and 4G LTE connectivity. Xiaomi Mi4i specs 5-inch Sharp/ JDI display, FHD 1920 x 1080, 441 PPI, Sunlight Display 1.7 GHz 2nd-gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor Adreno 405 GPU 2GB LPDDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Sony/Samsung 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash 5MP front camera with f/1.8 apeture Dual SIM, Dual standby 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ MIUI 6 on Android 5.0 Lollipop 3120mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery 69.6 x 138.1 x7.8 mm, 130 g Contrary to online-only announcements in the past, the top Chinese tech giant is now taking its upcoming launch offline at a local event, and Mr. Steve Vickers, General Manager for Xiaomi SEA, will be present at the occasion. We will be there to cover the latest updates, so stay tuned. Related posts: Xiaomi Redmi 2 now officially priced at Php6k Xiaomi intros new flagship smartphone Xiaomi updates Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage Xiaomi Mi4i set to debut in PH this...

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Cherry Mobile Omega 3 has 5.5-inch screen, 2GB RAM for less than Php 6K

Jul 15, 15 Cherry Mobile Omega 3 has 5.5-inch screen, 2GB RAM for less than Php 6K

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Cherry Mobile continues to capture once again its customers in the bang-for-the-buck device wars by introducing a new wave of Android smartphones as part of its Q3 plans. Among those rounding up the cyberspace in several Facebook groups is the Cherry Mobile Omega 3, a phablet equipped with 2GB RAM, an octa-core chip, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Cherry Mobile Omega 3 key specs 5.5-Inch IPS Display 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor Mali 450MP GPU 2GB RAM 16GB Internal storage 13MP rear camera with LED Flash 5MP front camera Dual-SIM, Dual Standby Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, USB OTG Android Kitkat 4.4.2 The Cherry Mobile Omega 3 is priced at Php 5,499, which makes it one of the most affordable 2GB RAM-equipped smartphones to date. This ain’t the end of the local smartphone brand’s wave of new releases this quarter, so we’ll see more of Cherry Mobile’s new offerings this Q3 when we see them in cyberspace. Stay tuned. Source: Cherry Mobile Flare X United Facebook Group Related posts: Cherry Mobile offers cheapest smartphone in the country Samsung Galaxy 5 vs. Cherry Mobile Nova vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Cherry Mobile unveils three new Flare devices Cherry Mobile ME, ME Fun to go on sale for 4 days Cherry Mobile unveils Flare X with Full HD screen, 3GB RAM for Php6,999 Cherry Mobile Touch 3G spotted at a sub-Php3k...

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Xiaomi Mi4i set to debut in PH this July?

Jul 14, 15 Xiaomi Mi4i set to debut in PH this July?

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Mi Philippines is teasing a new device arriving to our shores this month, and it might be their newest smartphone that’s been announced recently. Nope, not that 5mm thick smartphone that’s set to be unveiled this week, but rather the mid-range Mi4i, where various clues lead up to speculations that the device is indeed landing. For one, Mi PH’s official customized case provider, The Diff, has listed on its online catalogue the Mi4i slated to arrive soon with a placeholder on its future spot on the page. Xiaomi Mi4i specs 5-inch Sharp/ JDI display, FHD 1920 x 1080, 441 PPI, Sunlight Display 1.7 GHz 2nd-gen Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor Adreno 405 GPU 2GB LPDDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Sony/Samsung 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone flash 5MP front camera with f/1.8 apeture Dual SIM, Dual standby 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ MIUI 6 on Android 5.0 Lollipop 3120mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery 69.6 x 138.1 x7.8 mm, 130 g While we await for the arrival of Xiaomi’s flagship unveiled last April in India, the folks at Mi PH has been mum to what it might actually be. If it is indeed the Mi4i arriving this month, how much do you think they would price it? Mi PH Related posts: Xiaomi Redmi 2 now officially priced at Php6k Xiaomi intros new flagship smartphone Xiaomi updates Redmi 2 with 2GB RAM, 16GB...

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5.5-inch Firefly Mobile Intense Metal spotted with 13MP cam, 3300mAh battery

Jul 12, 15 5.5-inch Firefly Mobile Intense Metal spotted with 13MP cam, 3300mAh battery

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Firefly Mobile is on a roll this year! After the back-to-back releases of its new flagship devices, it has now unveiled a new sub-Php5k smartphone called the Intense Metal. It touts a tough metal frame, and it sure does as we’ve seen one at a Firefly Mobile Kiosk in SM San Mateo, sporting decent hardware such as a 5.5-inch IPS OGS scratch-resistant display, 1GB of RAM, and a whooping 3300mAh battery. It runs on a quad-core processor and Android KitKat out of the box. Firefly Mobile Intense Metal specs 5.5-inch qHD IPS OGS display, 960×540, 200ppi Dragontail Scratch-resistant glass 1.3GHz Quad-Core chip 1GB RAM 8GB Internal Storage expandable via microSD card 13MP Sony Exmor IMX219 rear AF BSI camera with LED Flash 8MP front camera 3G HSPA+ WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS Android 4.4 KitKat 3300mAh battery with Fast-Charge Technology Available in gold or white colors, the Firefly Mobile Intense Metal is now on sale in stores for Php 4,499.   Related posts: Firefly Mobile’s GT100 S is an elegant five-inch smartphone for Php3,799 Firefly Mobile Allure 64 LTE packs 3GB RAM, Android Lollipop for...

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Lenovo A7000 hits local retailers for Php7,999

Jul 11, 15 Lenovo A7000 hits local retailers for Php7,999

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After selling online for a couple of months through multiple flash sales on e-commerce website Lazada, Lenovo is now taking its bang-for-the-buck A700 to offline merchants. An online catalog on one of the country’s top merchants lists the multimedia smartphone from the Chinese tech conglomerate. The A7000 is one of the few devices that sport Dolby’s Atom sound system, and packs a 2GB RAM under its 5.5-inch HD screen with Android Lollipop onboard. Lenovo A7000 specs Processor MediaTek MT6752m 1.5GHz True8Core™ Operating System Android™ 5.0, Lollipop with VIBE UI Display/Resolution 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display Color Onyx Black and Pearl White Memory 2GB RAM Storage 8GB internal storage Sound 1x speaker, Dolby Atmos®, 3.5mm audio jack Connectivity 4G LTE; FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40 Bluetooth BT 4.0 Camera 8MP auto-focus rear camera w/ LED flash; 5MP fixed-focus front camera Battery 2900mAh (Li-polymer, replaceable) Talk time: Up to 39 hours (2G), 16 hours (3G), 4G voice not supported Standby time: Up to 11 days (2G/3G), 12 days (4G) Weight 140g (4.94 ounces) Dimensions 152.6 x 76.2 x 7.9 mm (5.5 x 2.8 x 0.3 in.) SIM Support Dual, Micro SIM The listing has the device priced at Php 7,999 at Villman, half a grand pesos higher than its SRP online. See more of the Lenovo A7000 in our review here. Related posts: Five features that can make a Lenovo A7000 stand out Lenovo A7000 priced at Php 7,390 in PH Lenovo A7000 sale on May 28, Freebies and Giveaway Lenovo A7000 Review Lenovo K3 Note goes on sale at Novo7Tech this...

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Ding Ding Technology SK3 Pro with 2GB RAM debuts in PH for Php6.5K

Jul 10, 15 Ding Ding Technology SK3 Pro with 2GB RAM debuts in PH for Php6.5K

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Along with the “World’s smallest 4.5-inch smartphone“, SKK mobile has brought one of Ding Ding Technology’s premium smartphones, as what we have reported earlier, is the LG G3-like SK3 Pro, which packs beefy specs at an affordable price point. It is a 5.5-inch device sporting 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and runs on Android KitKat. Ding Ding Technology SK3 Pro specs 5.5-inch HD LCD display, 1280×720, 267ppi Quad-core Mediatek MT6582 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 64GB 13MP rear camera with LED Flash 5MP front camera 3G HSPA WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS Android 4.4 Kitkat 3000mAh battery Ding Ding’s SK3 Pro is sold locally at selected SKK Mobile branches for Php 6,499. Related posts: 4.5-inch Ding Ding Technology SK1 now official for Php 2,999 SKK Mobile intros 3G-enabled Atom and...

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LG G4 Beat announced with SD615 and 1.5GB RAM

Jul 10, 15 LG G4 Beat announced with SD615 and 1.5GB RAM

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LG has announced the mini version of its current flagship, the G4 Beat. The successor to last year’s G3 Beat has some nifty increases and additions from its predecessor, such as a slightly larger display with a full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 615 chip, a 1.5GB RAM, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity. It runs on the updated Android 5.1.1 Lollipop platform, and comes in hammered silver, white, and gold colors. LG G4 Beat specs 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD In-Cell Touch display, 1920 x 1080, 423ppi Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor 1.5GB RAM 8GB eMMC internal storage 8MP LDAF rear camera with LED Flash, Color Spectrum Sensor, Gesture Interval Shot, Full HD 1080p Video 5MP front camera 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ 42.2Mbps Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,  Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS 2,300mAh removable battery Android 5.1.1 Lollipop 142.7 x 72.6 x 9.85mm, Weight: 139g Colors: Metallic Silver, Ceramic White, Shiny Gold No specific price nor timetable has been announced for its release, but it is said to hit key markets in Europe and Latin America first. Source Related posts: LG Chocolate BL40 has arrived in the Philippines LG Optimus P500 Android phone debuts at Php6.5k LG lets dealers experience whole Optimus lineup for 2011 LG G4 set to debut in PH on May 28 LG’s new Windows Phone costs only $120 LG G4 officially launched in...

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Win an ASUS ZenFone 2 at the ASUS 100 Days of Zen

Here’s your chance to win an ASUS ZenFone 2. ASUS has partnered with artist Robert Jahns in launching the ASUS 100 Days of Zen – a 100 day long creative initiative led by the Instagram sensation himself. Over the course of 100 days, you can create and share your own image based on the series of incredible photos taken by Robert with ZenFone 2. A winner will be announced every day (for 99 days) and the grand prize winner, who will be picked by Robert will be invited to join him in a special location shoot as part of the See What Others Can’t See Photo Series. “Many images I create are built on 2 important elements: collaboration and inspiration. Collaborations are at the heart of my work. And with each piece I create, I’m aiming to make people smile and to inspire them with something that’s incredible, beautiful and new,” says Robert. “A lot of my work is done on a smartphone – including shooting, editing and creating. I’ve been using the ZenFone 2 professionally for a few months now. With 100 Days of Zen, I’m inviting people from all corners of the world to be inspired by the photos I’ve taken on the ZenFone 2 and to get creative making an incredible image. You can imagine anything with the technology that’s in your reach – just get started.” Here’s how you can join the 100 Days of Zen and win an ASUS ZenFone 2: 1. Visit the 100 Days of Zen website at http://www.asus.com/campaign/zenfone2/#zenfone-2 2. Pick an original ZenFone 2 photo taken by Robert from the gallery. 3. Let your imagination run wild and add your own creative elements to it. Remix, reboot, refilter, or retake, it’s entirely up to you. You are free to use whatever software, applications and materials you choose to make it your own. 4. Hashtag your creation with #100DaysOfZen and post it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to be in the running to win your very own...

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