HE rumor mills are in full swing days before the October 19 launch of the OPPO R9s in China. In fact, OPPO itself has already made the “early registration” page for the smartphone public.
HAT’S this we hear that the Huawei Mate 9 will have a curved-screen variant, just like Samsung’s Edge smartphones and the already dead Galaxy Note 7?
E were wrapped up in the stream of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 updates that we almost missed an announcement that may excite mobile-photography enthusiasts: The ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser is already available in the Philippines.
S we had hoped, Samsung finally halted sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 units after replacement phones are still overheating and catching fire. With the device practically done, what are your options this time? Which smartphone should you consider buying? We listed nine alternatives for you.
week ago, we laid out some reasons many Filipino Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users might still prefer to get the “safe” Note 7 to another phone — barring a “new round of explosions.” Today, whether that’s still true or not, we believe Samsung should stop selling the device altogether.
OTOROLA Philippines has been dropping hints that it will bring new Moto phones to the country soon. Since October 4, the Lenovo-owned company has already posted three teasers on its Facebook page. Which models could they be? We’re willing to be they’re the Motorola Moto Z and Moto G4 or G4 Plus.
OOD news: The Philippines did not have the worst broadband-internet connection speed in Asia Pacific in the second quarter of 2016. Bad news: It was second to the last in the ranking.
T was like a scene from a horror movie for tech enthusiasts. Every few hours starting end of August, we heard of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding until finally, the world’s largest smartphone vendor announced a global recall of its new flagship mobile device. Billions of dollars got wiped off the company’s market value; tech shares in other firms were sold to raise cash; Note 7s were banned from flights; recall processes got bungled, particularly in the U.S.; the arch-rival’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were launched… It was as if Samsung couldn’t catch a lucky break.
HE invitations are out. Huawei has sent out invites to a November 3 event in Munich, Germany, where the company is expected to reveal its beast of a new flagship phone — if rumor mills are to be believed.
week ago, we called Samsung Electronics Philippines‘ hotline to ask when the tech giant will resume selling the Galaxy Note 7 in the country. They didn’t have an answer then, but this morning, a representative confirmed that it will only be in a few days’ time.
AUNCH a device whose specs can match or outdo the competition and offer it at a much lower price. That’s classic Xiaomi. And that’s how the Chinese company played the game again today, as it introduced two new flagship smartphones that cost as low as 1,999 yuan ($300 or P14,500). It’s a move abandoned by ASUS, which now offers its traditionally affordable ZenFone devices at a higher price.
ith serious Galaxy Note 7 battery issues hounding Samsung, it’s understandable the Korean company would want to release the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier than usual. Leaked documents say the tech giant’s next flagship phone will be powered by an Exynos 8895 processor — and the CPU will be paired with not just any other GPU.
he first iOS 10.1 developer beta update has rolled out to public-beta testers, and with it comes the Portrait mode Apple promised will go live for all iPhone 7 Plus users later this year.
he 32GB variant of the Apple iPhone 7 officially sells for $649 or roughly P31,000, but did you know that making the device costs only about 35 percent of that price? If IHS Markit is to be believed, that is.
oday’s release of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in parts of the world not named the Philippines doesn’t mean you can’t be one of the first in the country to get the new iPhone. You can — but for a price.
t’s out. Traffic app Waze has released its second Driver Satisfaction Index, an annual study of the driving experience of its users in 38 countries and 235 metros, and the result is surprising.
he Apple iPhone 7 may not be out yet, but it’s now being tagged as the fastest smartphone you can buy after a benchmark test shows it beats the competition by a mile.
e knew it was only a matter of time. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have joined other carriers around the world that ban the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on their flights until further notice.
ess than a week after issuing a recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units over exploding batteries, Samsung Electronics Philippines has announced details of its replacement program. This, despite no cases of battery fires being recorded in the country.
oll out the red carpet; the iPhone 7 — along with its bigger brother, the iPhone 7 Plus — is here, and it is everything we expected it to be: an Apple device with zero “effs” given to people who complained when they got wind of rumors that this year’s iPhone won’t have a headphone jack.