It’s official: Samsung today announced it will host its next “Unpacked” event on February 21 in Barcelona, one day before the Mobile World Conference 2016 begins.
Firefly Mobile is no stranger to releases aimed at disrupting the Philippine market, and the Firefly Mobile Intense Desire certainly looks the part of a budget smartphone with plenty of value to offer. Never mind that it sort of looks like an iPhone clone, or Meizu phone, encased in gold plastic.
The short answer is yes, at least according to one market research firm. The latest report from TrendForce is out, and the survey shows that smartphone shipments in 2015 grew 10.3 percent year-on-year to 1.293 billion units, nearly half of which, or 539 million, came from brands from the Far East.
With the Mobile World Congress in February fast approaching, the leaks and rumor mill are once again alive and well for some of the hardware that will be shown off during the biggest event for phone makers.
During the press launch of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom, the Taiwanese manufacturer announced news that the ZenFone Max will finally be making its way to Philippine shores, several months after its announcement in August of last year.
A year after its unveiling at the 2015 International CES, ASUS is finally ready to show off the ZenFone Zoom and its 3x optical-zoom range in all its final glory, with at least one local tech blog saying that the long-speculated camera phone will retail for P26,995 when it arrives in the Philippines next week.
You may think your Android phone is second to none when it comes to raw power and performance-per-core, but you’d be wrong. It turns out the iPhone 6s is the most powerful smartphone today — and by a wide margin.
Remix OS wowed at CES 2016, and Jide, the developer behind the Android-based operating system that runs on PC and Mac (with little work on your end, I might add), has made the alpha version of the software available for download at no cost from their website.
OPPO today announced that the first entry in the new F series of camera phones is now available for preorder for customers in Vietnam and starts shipping January 21st. Other markets, including the Philippines, will likely have to wait longer.
Think the iPhone is a tad overpriced? Well, the full cost of ownership for an Apple smartphone is peanuts compared to what Vertu is asking for its latest ultra-high-end Android handset. Vertu’s Signature Touch for Bentley phone is the third creation to come out of a five-year partnership with Bentley Motors, the same Bentley that makes some of the finest sedans in the world.
You might have heard that Netflix is streaming to almost every part of the world, including the Philippines. And now that the world’s most popular subscription video-on-demand service is available locally, the question that’s in the air is, assuming the 30-day trial period has ended, is it worth paying the monthly premium for unlimited streaming?
Here’s yet another reason to pull the plug on local cable services: Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription video-on-demand streaming service with over 70 million subscribers worldwide, switched on the green light for 130 additional countries, including the Philippines, the company announced today at CES 2016.
LG isn’t the only Android manufacturer that’s set to debut an affordable selfie phone in early 2016. Chinese brand Lenovo has also taken the requirements of frugal selfie lovers seriously, as evidenced by its latest effort.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on smartphone news over the past few months, you probably already know that Qualcomm’s most powerful chipset yet, the Snapdragon 820, will be available in handsets in early 2016.
LG has seen the writing on the wall: Mobile phone owners love taking selfies. As such, the Korean manufacturer has announced a new series of selfie-centric smartphones in the low-end market. The first handsets in the series are the LG K10 and K7.
Android phone maker OPPO is looking to start the year strong following the announcement of a new line of products for International markets. OPPO’s new F series of smartphones will be marketed mainly towards those who are looking for a quality mobile photography experience in the midrange segment.
We haven’t seen a flagship OPPO smartphone after 2014’s N3, which had the tech community buzzing about its motorized, rotating camera. In 2015, OPPO Philippines launched a number of devices, including the OPPO Joy 3, Mirror 5, R7 Lite, R7 Plus, and Neo 7 — all devices aimed at the low or midrange market.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will reportedly be announced in February of next year, ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, so it’s not surprising to see cases of the said flagship smartphone leaked into the wild before its official unveiling.
Starmobile today unveiled the newest addition to its Engage tablet lineup, the Starmobile Engage 7i. The device features a 7-inch IPS display and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop on a 64-bit Intel Atom X3 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. A 3,000mAh battery, which Starmobile says delivers up to 20 days of standby time, powers the whole assembly.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone (and you haven’t blown your budget on holiday gifts yet), now’s a really good time to snag OPPO Philippines‘ recent models at decent discounts for a limited time.