HEADS-UP, overzealous Nokia fans — the tens of you out there. The elusive Nokia 6 Android smartphone (click for complete specs) that is exclusive to China (or at least, that’s what we’ve been led to believe by its maker) will go on sale tomorrow, January 26, on Lazada Philippines.
IT’S still a little over two months away from the Samsung Galaxy S8‘s expected launch, but leaks have already kicked into high gear. And if we are to believe the latest report about the device, then it seems the Korean tech giant has made sure that its upcoming flagship smartphone is a major upgrade over the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
SONY may not be top of mind among smartphone brands at the moment, but it’s doing very well in the camera segment, even at the prices we’re seeing. The Sony A6500 is the company’s latest “prosumer” mirrorless camera, with specs and pricing to match. And after spending months on shelves overseas — it’s been out in the U.S. since November — it’s finally available in the Philippines.
CLEVER. If LG Electronics itself gave the image of the LG G6 (seen on the left above, beside the G5) to U.S.-based site The Verge, then we have to hand it to the manufacturer for letting its Korean rival have the stage first to talk about the reasons for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents. No way you’d want to get upstaged when you’ve made something that has the potential to turn your luck around, right?
THE world can rest easy, as Samsung today answered that — pardon us — burning question on everyone’s lips. At a news conference, the tech giant confirmed that bad batteries and bad decisions were to blame for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents that led to its discontinuation just two months after its launch.
CHINESE smartphone vendors still reign over the industry amid a 1.1 percent growth to 363 million shipments in Q3 2016, according to the latest numbers published by market-research firm IDC.
IT seems that the battle for best camera phone will be fought in the front, what with all the selfie-centric handsets that keep coming in, often with something new to brag about. Even Samsung, though quietly, has joined the usual suspects — you know, OPPO and Vivo — with the launch of the new Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) in the Philippines. As we noted in our review, the A7 isn’t marketed as serious competition in the selfie game, but it probably should be.