IF you look at the quarterly rankings of smartphone vendors from the first quarter of 2016 to the second three months of this year, you’ll get bored because you’ll be looking at the same companies again and again. Not the second quarter of 2017.
IT has taken the company longer than expected to find its footing, but HTC is finally — and officially! — back in the Philippines after years of absence in the smartphone race. (We were able to talk to its Philippine representative about its comeback on May 28.) Better yet, the flagship HTC U11, the phone with the highest-rated camera, at least according to DxOMark, is included in the Taiwanese phone maker’s local lineup.
IN the third episode of #RevuLive, we turned the spotlight on only one device, the Meizu Pro 7. And for good reason; the flagship phone has not even been released yet. It will start shipping in China on August 5 and is tentatively set to launch in the Philippines end-August.
REMEMBER our story about ASUS possibly announcing the ZenFone 4 in the Philippines on August 19? Turns out we were right! The ASUS ZenFone 4 is indeed getting an official announcement in a couple of weeks, as confirmed by the brand today.
AS noted in our previous post, we’re pretty sure ASUS will launch the ZenFone 4 in the Philippines August 19th, even though it’s unlikely the Taiwanese firm will unveil an entire roster of new smartphones in one go. The recently announced ZenFone 4 Max is a safe bet, but what else can we expect from the announcement?
SAMSUNG is aiming to give Apple’s iPad Pro a serious run for its money; hence, the release of the new Samsung Galaxy Book in the Philippines. It is priced at P44,990 (around $890) locally, which isn’t cheap, but neither is the hardware it is going up against. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 64GB of storage, and sans the accessories, sells from P36,990 ($732) in authorized stores.
CHERRY Mobile has announced four new devices under its Lazada-exclusive Cubix sub-brand, namely the Cubix Cube Play, Play HD, and Max smartphones and the Cube Book laptop. The Cube Max and Book can now be purchased from the online retailer’s Philippine website, while both Play handsets should be available by end-August, we’re told.
AFTER being out of the spotlight for quite some time, Chinese phone-maker Meizu is once again drawing interest from the international tech community after launching the Meizu Pro 7 (click this for the full specs) and the Meizu Pro 7 Plus (click this for the complete specs) smartphones with a pair of touchscreens. There’s one on the front and another one on the back, unlike the LG V20 and other models with ticker-type displays above their screens.