Remember the Samsung SM-J260G that showed up on benchmarking site Geekbench end-April? It’s allegedly Samsung’s first smartphone running Android Oreo (Go edition). Now, there’s a report claiming that the budget device is being tested in markets other than India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Fresh on the heels of the Vivo X21 announcement, Vivo has quietly dropped the price of the base version of the Y71 at local retail. In case you missed our post back in April — when the company’s cheapest 18:9 phone launched in the Philippines — the Vivo Y71 debuted at P7,990 (approximately $150) for the 2GB RAM model, while the 3GB RAM unit came in at P8,990 ($169).
ASUS has launched the ZenFone Max Pro M1 in the Philippines, and pre-orders have started and will continue until June 24. Unfortunately for those eyeing more memory, only the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model of the phone was announced locally. (Although the base version is already plenty fast enough, as we’ll discuss further in our review.)
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro finally releases in China on June 25, alongside the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet. The smartphone will occupy the top position in Xiaomi’s entry-level handset line and is said to debut bearing multiple paint jobs, namely Black, Flame Red, Sand Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue.
Chinese phone maker Vivo has beaten Apple and Samsung in their quest to hide the fingerprint reader under the screen. The Vivo X21 has been formally unveiled at local retail in the Philippines, and it’s the first device in the country to have an in-display sensor for biometric authentication.
Vivo has upped its innovation game lately. It opened the year with a bang by showcasing a technology that puts the fingerprint sensor under the screen. That was at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. Now, for the first time, a Vivo smartphone with that feature has been made official in the Philippines, three months after it was launched in China. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Vivo X21.
We don’t write about discounts unless we think they’re something worth considering. This just-announced price drop of the OPPO A83 is one of them.
Despite the stigma of China-made products, Chinese smartphone manufacturers have continued to gobble up global market share. The current top 10 ranking is populated by the likes of Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo. Design- and technology-wise, they have improved by leaps and bounds as well, competing with brands like Apple and Samsung.
The OPPO Find X isn’t set to debut for at least several more hours, and yet almost all the details about the Chinese OEM’s latest flagship smartphone have been laid out courtesy of a post from The Verge.
A new Sony flagship phone, likely the Sony Xperia XZ3, might be launching at the IFA 2018 trade show in Berlin, which is happening from August 31 to September 5.
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z is now officially available at local retail, two months after it was announced for the Philippine market in April 2018. Now that it’s here, you might be wondering where you can get it at the lowest price (thus far) — without sacrificing warranty coverage from the manufacturer.
Chinese manufacturer Meizu is prepping the launch of the successors to the Meizu 15 lineup in August. And if there’s one takeaway from what we’ve learned about the smartphones so far, it’s that the Meizu 16 and 16 Plus (or Pro, as some claim) seem to follow in the path of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 8 SE.
It seems that the Android One family of smartphones is growing, with LG Electronics most likely joining the lineup soon.
Although a Samsung executive only confirmed the existence of a foldable Galaxy phone in September 2017, the company has been rumored to have been working on one for years now. Today, we may already be looking at an evidence of that.
After weeks of speculation, teasing, and wild theorizing, a launch date for the Philippine market has been set for the Vivo X21.
Last year’s Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One phone is based on the Mi 5X. They look the same, their specs are the same… only the software is different. So it’s just right to assume that the pure Android version of the Mi 6X will be called the Xiaomi Mi A2. And given the developments in the past 24 hours, the upcoming device’s launch is imminent.
After years without a clear successor, OPPO’s high-end Find series will finally add a new phone to its ranks, with the launch of the Find X slated for June 19 in Paris, France. So much has been said and written about the OPPO Find X that there seems to be nothing left for us to, well, find out. Then today happened.
Huawei will soon allow a handful of its newer devices to run an online version of Windows 10 on top of Android. The feature will be accessible through Huawei’s Cloud PC service. It’s going to debut first in China, where it was shown off as part of Huawei’s keynote at the CES Asia 2018 trade show.
We already know that a Samsung foldable phone — believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy X — is coming. A company executive had publicly spoken about it for the first time in September 2017, just hours before Apple launched the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8. Now, we got new information about the device, courtesy of analysts covering Samsung Electronics.
CES [Consumer Electronics Show] Asia 2018 is ongoing in Shanghai, China. One of the first major announcements to make headlines is that Huawei will soon be rolling out GPU Turbo technology to select Huawei and Honor smartphones using its very own Kirin processors.
The Vivo X21, one of the few smartphones out there with an under-display fingerprint sensor, will be launched in the Philippines this June. This, according to an email sent to us by a company representative just now. While no date was set, Vivo did send us a retail unit for testing weeks ago.
This week has been huge for the video-game community, with E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo] 2018 kicking off and filling our timelines with new announcements, teasers, and gameplay videos.