It seems that HMD Global isn’t done releasing new Nokia phones in the first half of 2018. Just less than two weeks after it launched the Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, and Nokia 2.1 — successors to the Nokia 5, Nokia 3, and Nokia 2 — renders of a new device called Nokia 5.1 Plus have surfaced online.
NEX, Vivo’s next-gen flagship smartphone with an almost-zero-bezel screen, is set to launch June 12. We already have a good idea of what the phone might look like. On the inside, however, there are still plenty of questions needing answers.
The Samsung recently rolled out the Galaxy J6, the most affordable Galaxy with an Infinity Display (read: extra-tall screen), for P13,990 or around $265 in the Philippines. Elsewhere, thousands of miles from the Philippine islands, Samsung has announced the Galaxy J7 (2018) and J3 (2018) for its U.S. customers.
A lot has happened since Honor’s comeback in the Philippines on April 25. It set up shop on Shopee and, just four days ago, on Lazada. It brought these three devices to our shores: Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, and, most recently, Honor 10. And it showcased the Honor 7S and 7A budget smartphones.
We’ve been waiting for this for the longest time. The first batch of alleged live photos of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype is already circulating online, four months before the phone’s expected launch.
Gaming smartphones are taking the industry to new frontiers, and it seems every phone maker not named Apple is trying to get in on the action. Recently, Honor, the Huawei sub-brand whose devices are already available in the Philippines, has thrown its hat in the ring, launching the new Honor Play in its home market of China.
ASUS Philippines made a big announcement today, revealing the price of the highly anticipated ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 for the local market. The smartphone, which has been launched in other countries — India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, to name but three — features comparable specs to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 at a cheaper price to boot.
On the same day Globe Telecom announced that it will roll out 5G services starting in 2019, Smart Communications demonstrated yet again its readiness to adopt 5G, the next-generation network technology that performs as much as 100 times faster than 4G.
The race to 5G in the Philippines is on. Globe Telecom today announced that it will start offering 5G services in 2019, one of the first carriers in the world to do so.
The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro turned heads when they were launched in the Philippines in November 2017, with their HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor (same chip on the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro), Leica dual cameras, and 4,000mAh battery. And why not? The value they give are on a par with the competition’s. But the price tags? They were way lower.
Prior to its launch, the Lenovo Z5 sounded like a true contender in the bezel-less smartphone waters. Expectations were understandably high for the Chinese OEM’s return to public eye.
Vivo is scheduled to launch its flagship NEX series June 12th in its native China. Allegedly, there will be three almost-borderless smartphones in the lineup — the Vivo NEX, NEX S, and NEX A. They will be almost identical, but they’re supposed to come with varying specs and setups for the front-facing camera.
OPPO’s first true flagship smartphone in years will be formally unveiled this month at a global press event happening in Paris, France. The OPPO Find X has the launch date set for June 19.
We get asked a lot about Xiaomi’s brick-and-mortar retail shops and service centers in the Philippines, so we’re publishing this to answer your questions.
After doing rounds in the rumor mill for months, the ASUS Republic of Gamers or ROG Phone is now official. The even better news is that it’s looking very promising, at least on paper.
The OPPO Find X will be launched a few weeks from now, marking the revival of the company’s flagship series. So we’re not really surprised to see leaks of the smartphone trickling online.
Local smartphone brand Cherry Mobile today announced three new devices with Android Oreo (Go edition) for the best Android experience possible on a cheap handset. The Cherry Mobile Flare P3 Plus, Flare P3, and Flare P3 Lite are all priced under P5,000 or about $95, and come with quad-core MediaTek processors, taller displays, and fingerprint readers.
We all kind of dropped our jaws when Xiaomi revealed the Mi 8 Explorer Edition earlier this week. Who could take their eyes off the translucent flagship smartphone that proudly shows the internal components that make up its upper half?
We’re still months away from Apple’s annual iPhone launch, yet here we are, about to get what is claimed to be an exclusive first look at one of the iPhone models that are launching in 2018.
On May 25, we broke the news that the Samsung Galaxy J6 is coming to the country with Filipina actress Nadine Lustre as endorser. Earlier, Samsung Electronics Philippines has finally confirmed that the smartphone will be available here.
Taiwanese hardware manufacturer ASUS announced the ZenFone 5Z in the Philippines quite a while ago, though the high-end phone hasn’t made it to retail just yet. And if you’re one of the many waiting for the device to hit domestic shelves, the good news is that your patience will soon be rewarded.
Let me make this a personal note. Anyone who has read my bio knows that I used to work at OPPO. I joined the company in 2015, after my Yahoo and TV5 stints. Throughout my stay at the Chinese tech giant, I had hoped for a flagship phone that would succeed the OPPO Find 7. I had left not seeing that hope fulfilled. But this year will probably be different. This year, we’ll finally have the OPPO Find X.