We have a date! Three days ago, details of the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 surfaced courtesy of someone who has had a history of leaking devices that have not been officially introduced yet. Today, the Taiwanese company itself has revealed the launch date of the smartphone in Indonesia. The date to circle? December 11.
Well, well, well. Look what we stumbled upon in one of the Facebook groups we belong to. It’s a poster announcing a new OPPO phone in the Philippines. And when we asked a company executive about it, the person confirmed that the OPPO A7 is indeed official in the country.
So you can live with the notch? How about two notches? No, we’re not kidding. There really is a newly announced smartphone that features a 5.2-inch screen with two cutouts — one at the top and the other at the bottom. Meet the Sharp Aquos R2 Compact.
Huawei has had a banner year in 2018. Worldwide, it toppled Apple for two consecutive quarters to become the No. 2 smartphone brand. In the Philippines, it landed fifth place in two reports: Counterpoint’s for the second quarter and IDC’s from January to June. The two market research firms were one in saying that Huawei experienced significant growth in the country this year.
The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1, which features comparable specs to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, is one of the aggressively priced smartphones that impressed us this year. It was first launched in India in April and eventually made its way to the Philippines in June. Now, we’re hearing of the impending launch of its successor, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2, courtesy of Roland Quandt of Germany-based site WinFuture.
If you are wondering where to buy official and locally warrantied Honor phones offline in the Philippines, you’ll be pleased to know they will be available in more brick-and-mortar locations in the country soon. In fact, four are scheduled to open its doors tomorrow, November 15.
Despite releasing the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagships in the Philippines recently, Huawei isn’t done for the year. Case in point: Just days ago, the world’s second-biggest smartphone vendor announced the new Huawei Y9 2019 locally.
They’re finally up again. Official listings of the Vivo Y95 on Vivo Philippines’ Facebook Shop and website — which got taken down hours after they went live — are back online, but this time on Lazada and Shopee.