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.
NO surprises here. The Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone (click for complete specs) was unveiled today in China. While the 5X is positioned as a midrange option, it doesn’t appear to have stopped the company’s engineers from drawing up a premium-looking device with a big screen and the same dual-camera system found on the flagship Mi 6.
IF your smartphone’s rocking Android, then you might be aware that RAM plays a key role in determining whether or not your device can handle multiple tasks at once without bogging down — or worse, freezing, forcing a hard reboot.
TODAY’s smartphones are monsters compared with what they were a few years ago. They take photos that can rival those shot with point-and-shoot cameras. Their screens are so sharp — maybe even sharper than that of your TV — thanks to the number of pixels crammed into them. Internal storage is huger than ever — the highest being 256GB, a capacity that is even bigger than many of today’s laptops’ memory. Processing power has gone through the roof. But battery life? That aspect hasn’t changed much, what a pity.
HMD Global is tipped to launch the Nokia 8 soon, though several details, including pricing, have already emerged via online sources. Today’s leaked images give us our best look yet at the upcoming Android flagship.
OR more likely to be unpacked. Today, Samsung has sent out invites to its August 23 (August 24 in the Philippines) Unpacked event in New York City. And we’re willing to bet the Korean tech giant is launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 there.
MOTOROLA is at it again with modular smartphones. It just announced the Moto Z2 Play (click for complete specs) in the Philippines, where the device will compete in the premium midrange segment against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), the Vivo V5 Plus, and the OPPO F3 Plus, to name a few.
THIS is it! Almost two months since we reported that HTC is coming back to the Philippines, we finally have a date of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s official re-entry to the country.
INFINIX introduced its Note 4 series of smartphones in the Philippines, comprising the Note 4 and Note 4 Pro. The upstart brand is exclusively sold by Hellotronics locally, which sells smartphones and other electronics through Lazada Philippines.
THE month of May was not particularly good to Apple, as the iPhone 7 Plus finally got dislodged from the top spot of benchmarking app Antutu’s list of best-performing smartphones. Was June any worse?
FACT: 20 percent of mobile phones shipped internationally are fake. And more than 50 percent of those may have come from China alone, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But whose handsets did counterfeit-phone makers in China copy the most in the first half of 2017? Apple perhaps? Well, we thought wrong.