THERE’S a breakup happening in the tech industry in 15 to 24 months’ time. Imagination Technologies, known for making graphics processors for the iPhone, has announced that Apple already notified the British chipmaker of the Cupertino-based company’s decision to end their partnership by 2019.
TO say that the Philippines’ smartphone scene is exciting is an understatement, as it turns out there were three preorder periods announced the past week. ASUS Philippines started accepting reservations for the ZenFone 3 Zoom March 27th. It was announced that preorder for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will begin April 17 and end April 29. And the latest to join the fray is Huawei Philippines.
SO apparently, there’s another version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that was not announced at the phone’s launch. Today, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be a Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition (this includes the S8+, just to be clear). Unfortunately, it won’t be available in the Philippines.
THE next ASUS camera phone will hit stores in the Philippines from April 7th, according to the Taiwanese OEM. Specifically, we’re referring to the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom (click for complete specs), which incidentally is now available for preorder through a microsite (customers will have to fill out this reservation form) and will launch locally on April 6.
SAMSUNG has pushed the envelope of smartphone design and, to a lesser extent, technology with each flagship outing in recent years — though it may have done too much in too many areas last year, resulting in the cancellation of a promising big phone. Take one glance at the Galaxy Note 7 headlines, and you’d think there would be no more room for ambition, risk, and chutzpah within the walls of Samsung’s Seoul headquarters.
THIS just in: The Samsung upper-midrange phone with 6GB of RAM — launched only in markets like China and India — is coming to the Philippines. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro (click for complete specs) will be introduced to the local market on April 6, about a week after the Korean giant launches the Samsung Galaxy S8 in New York.
YOU’VE been waiting for this, we know. Ever since HMD Global announced last year that the first Nokia phones running Android would be launched in 2017, we’ve been asked countless times about the devices’ launch in the Philippines. Now, with representatives from the company that got the rights to use the Nokia brand finally giving a statement about it, we can say this for certain: It’s sooner than you think it is.