Think the iPhone is a tad overpriced? Well, the full cost of ownership for an Apple smartphone is peanuts compared to what Vertu is asking for its latest ultra-high-end Android handset. Vertu’s Signature Touch for Bentley phone is the third creation to come out of a five-year partnership with Bentley Motors, the same Bentley that makes some of the finest sedans in the world.
Xiaomi officially took the wraps off the Redmi 3, which is the latest affordable Android handset from the Chinese brand. The Redmi 3 will be available for a low price of 699 RMB, or roughly P5,000, in its native China and features an all-metal construction and a sizable 4,1000mAh battery.
LG isn’t the only Android manufacturer that’s set to debut an affordable selfie phone in early 2016. Chinese brand Lenovo has also taken the requirements of frugal selfie lovers seriously, as evidenced by its latest effort.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on smartphone news over the past few months, you probably already know that Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset yet, the Snapdragon 820, will be available in handsets in early 2016.
LG has seen the writing on the wall: Mobile phone owners love taking selfies. As such, the Korean manufacturer has announced a new series of selfie-centric smartphones in the low-end market. The first handsets in the series are the LG K10 and K7.
Android phone maker OPPO is looking to start the year strong following the announcement of a new line of products for International markets. OPPO’s new F series of smartphones will be marketed mainly towards those who are looking for a quality mobile photography experience in the midrange segment.
We haven’t seen a flagship OPPO smartphone after 2014’s N3, which had the tech community buzzing about its motorized, rotating camera. In 2015, OPPO Philippines launched a number of devices, including the OPPO Joy 3, Mirror 5, R7 Lite, R7 Plus, and Neo 7 — all devices aimed at the low or midrange market.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly be announced in February of next year, ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so it’s not surprising to see cases of the said flagship smartphone leaked into the wild before its official unveiling.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone (and you haven’t blown your budget on holiday gifts yet), now’s a really good time to snag OPPO Philippines‘ recent models at decent discounts for a limited time.
In a bit of good news for Cherry Mobile One G1 owners, Google has released the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 (MMB29K) update for the second-generation Android One smartphone.
BlackBerry launched the Priv for the Philippine market today, marking a renewed push to be competitive in the high-end segment. A vertical slider phone that runs Android Lollipop instead of BlackBerry 10, the Priv is the Canadian firm’s first product to use a third-party operating system; all previous BlackBerry hardware had its internally developed software on tap.
The year isn’t over for Cherry Mobile, as the company today announced the Flare S Play, yet another addition to its best-selling Flare smartphone series.
Another smartphone brand from the Far East is apparently seeking to set up shop in the Philippines, following the likes of OPPO and Huawei. The Chinese outfit I’m referring to is Vivo, which sent a job alert to one of my colleagues in the tech industry.
It’s Christmas in November for some folks: Cherry Mobile Flare X owners can now download the official Android Lollipop update for their beloved, bang-for-the-money smartphone. And while the update may have taken some time to develop, it’s finally here, and just in time to give users more reasons to cheer as the year draws to a close.
Remember the Meizu M2 Note? In my review, I pointed out that, despite the system-wide overhaul Meizu gave to Android, the 5.5-inch phone “delivers on many levels without breaking the bank.” In other words, it’s a pretty good purchase even by those who are on the market for a quality handset today.
Good news, Android fans: The Huawei-made Nexus 6P, Google’s most premium phone yet (the “P” actually stands for “premium”), is now available for preorder on Lazada’s Philippine website and mobile app. It comes in dark gray and is listed at P29,990, which is about what you’d expect to pay for a smartphone worthy of flagship status. Preorders will ship beginning December 11.
The last time I heard about the BlackBerry Priv, it was being handed to the Kardashians before anyone else, serving as a sort of reminder that not everyone in Hollywood has an iPhone in their pocket or clutch bag.
As earlier reported, LG has made the LG V10 official in the Philippines. For the uninitiated, the V10 is the Korean electronics maker most premium phone yet, with a P37,990 price tag to show for it. It succeeds the G4 as LG’s flagship smartphone and has all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a top-tier offering, plus a couple of attractions that make it stand out from the competition.
While most phone makers have already announced their full lineup of handsets at this stage of the year, LG Philippines has apparently saved its best for last. The company is getting ready to reveal the LG V10, a top-shelf Android phone that succeeds the G4 as LG’s current flagship, at a press event scheduled for November 25.
When Starmobile began brainstorming about its new brand identity and the product that will carry it forward, one of the questions raised was how can the company make the digital lives of consumers come to life. The answer apparently lies in mobile photography.