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Pinoy Gaming Festival 2017 Announced, April 28-30 at Trinoma

March 25, 2017
Now in its almost half-a-decade run, the Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly 2017 (PGF) returns this April 28-30 at the Trinoma Activity Center, in Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.

Pinoy Gaming Festival 2017 Announced, April 28-30 at Trinoma

Boasting the nation's top talents in e-Sports and showcasing some of the best gaming equipment money can buy, the festival will feature competitive and casual games, such as popular MOBAs, FPSs, and console and mobile games.

Don't miss the biggest gaming event this summer. Admission is free!

Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly 2017 is presented by Globe Telecom and is organized by Gariath Concepts. Learn more at their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PinoyGamingFestival.

The Vivo Y53 is a Budget Cameraphone at P6,990

March 24, 2017
Vivo Philippines discreetly announced in the Philippines one of their budget cameraphone offerings, the Vivo Y53. An ordinary Filipino can now, for P6,990, take very competitive digital photos and selfies of themselves, thanks to the device's Ultra HD mode (from the 8MP rear camera), and also to the f/2.2 aperture of its 5MP front-facing camera and smart screen flash.

The Vivo Y53 is a Budget Cameraphone at P6,990 The Vivo Y53 is a Budget Cameraphone at P6,990

Performance-wise, the Vivo Y53 is no pushover. With its Snapdragon 425 chipset and its 2GB RAM, you'll surely be able to enjoy good performance, especially so since the device is sporting an entry-level display resolution (qHD). You'll also be able to expand its onboard 16GB storage up to 256GB, ensuring you'll have lots of storage to store those photos.

The Vivo Y53 is now available at Vivo partner outlets and comes in gray or gold.

Vivo Y53 Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Funtouch OS 3.0
Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU, Adreno 308 GPU
Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB
Display: 5-inch qHD TFT display, 540x960 display resolution, 220 ppi
Camera: 8MP rear camera with AF, LED flash; 5MP front-facing camera, screen flash
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotstpot; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS w/ A-GPS; microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
SIM: Dual nano SIM
Battery: 2500mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable
Dimensions: 144.2 × 71.4 × 7.64 mm, 137g
Colors: Gold, Gray
Price: P6,990

OPPO F3 Plus Black Edition Unveiled in the Philippines

March 24, 2017
Together with the announcement of the OPPO F3 Plus, OPPO also revealed that they would also be releasing a black edition of the said device.

OPPO F3 Plus Black Edition Unveiled in the Philippines

Related: OPPO F3 Plus launched for P23,990!

With an OPPO executive mentioning that this is the very first time the company has launched a black edition of any OPPO device, the OPPO F3 Plus will bear the same specs as the gold-colored one, but will not be launching alongside the April 1 release date. Sure, it's sexy - it even looks like the iPhone 7 in some angles - but you better have a case ready or else prepare to sacrifice that matte black color to scratches. We also aren't sure if this will be a limited run thing.

OPPO F3 Plus Black Edition Unveiled in the Philippines

OPPO F3 Plus Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ColorOS 3.0
Processor: 1.9GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653 CPU, Adreno 510 GPU
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
Display: 6-inch FHD IPS display,1920x1080 display resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera: 16MP rear camera w/ dual tone, dual flash, dual PDAF, OIS, f/1.7; Dual 16MP + 8MP front-facing cameras, 120-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 ac, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1 w/ A2DP, LE; GPS w/ A-GPS; microUSB 2.0 w/ USB OTG
SIM: Hybrid dual nano SIM
Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery, VOOC-enabled
Features: Front-mounted fingerprint sensor, VOOC fast-charging technology
Dimensions: 163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35mm, 185g
Colors: Gold, Black
Price: P23,990

OPPO F3 Plus Launched, Independent Dual Front Camera Phablet Priced at P23,990

March 24, 2017
Major Chinese smartphone brand OPPO once again have proved that they're the #SelfieExpert with the launch of the OPPO F3 Plus at the City of Dreams complex in Pasay City.

OPPO F3 Plus Launched, Independent Dual Front Camera Phablet Priced at P23,990
The OPPO F3 Plus

The OPPO F3 Plus touts the title as being the world's first independenty-working, wide-angle, dual front camera smartphone - unlike other dual front camera smartphones only that capture images together. This is on top of having a huge 6-inch display, a Snapdragon 653 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a VOOC-enabled 4000mAh battery.

Build-wise, it is truly a flagship-caliber smartphone, with a luxurious unibody aluminum build, a soft-touch fingerprint sensor at the front paired with backlit navigation keys. It may come off as large to some, but it feels like it's a 5.5-inch device when carried.

OPPO F3 Plus Launched, Independent Dual Front Camera Phablet Priced at P23,990
OPPO Philippines, Globe Telecom, and Lazada executives

The OPPO F3 Plus is priced at P23,990. It'll be available for pre-order this coming March 24 to 31, 2017 at OPPO concept stores and Lazada, and will come with free Bluetooth headphones and a selfie stick. Actual units will be available on April 1, 2017.

OPPO F3 Plus Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ColorOS 3.0
Processor: 1.9GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8976 Pro Snapdragon 653 CPU, Adreno 510 GPU
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
Display: 6-inch FHD IPS display,1920x1080 display resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 367 ppi
Camera: 16MP Sony IMX398 rear camera w/ dual tone, dual flash, dual PDAF, OIS, f/1.7; Dual 16MP + 8MP front-facing cameras, 120-degree wide-angle lens, f/2.0
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 ac, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.1 w/ A2DP, LE; GPS w/ A-GPS; microUSB 2.0 w/ USB OTG
SIM: Hybrid dual nano SIM
Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery, VOOC-enabled
Features: Front-mounted fingerprint sensor, VOOC fast-charging technology
Dimensions: 163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35mm, 185g
Colors: Gold, Black
Price: P23,990

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Announced, Takes Mobile Entertainment to the Next Level

March 09, 2017
Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017. It features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, AKG by HARMAN-tuned speakers, and is optimized for portable gaming.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Announced, Takes Mobile Entertainment to the Next Level

No pricing has been disclosed yet, but it's pretty much guaranteed to arrive here in the Philippines because the local Samsung outfit announced it via their media agency.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specifications

OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB
Display: 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display, Super AMOLED QXGA, 2048x1536 display resolution
Camera: 13MP rear camera with AF, LED flash; 5MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS w/ GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO; USB 3.1 Type-C
Battery: 6000mAh battery
Features: Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions: 237.3 x 169.0 x 6.0mm, 434g
Price: TBA










OPPO A39 Gets P1,000 Off for Summer

March 07, 2017
The OPPO A39 was just released this January, yet it just got P1,000 off as a special for summer, bringing it down to P9,990. “Summer is just around the corner and it’s going to be that time of the year for those fun adventure shots. We always want our pictures to be upload-ready the moment we take them and this is what the A39 does to our photos,” said OPPO Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng.

OPPO A39 Gets P1,000 Off Discount

You can get the discounted OPPO A39 at OPPO Stores nationwide this month.

OPPO A39 Specifications

OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, ColorOS UI
Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MTK6750 CPU, Mali T-860 GPU
Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB
Display: 5.2-inch HD IPS display, 1280*720 display resolution, 282 ppi, 2.5D curved glass, Gorilla Glass 4
Camera: 13MP Sony IMX258 PDAF rear camera w/ AF and LED flash, f/2.2; 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.4
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS; microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
SIM: Dual nano SIM
Battery: 2900mAh non-removable battery
Dimensions: 149.1x72.9x7.65mm, 147g
Color: Gold, Rose Gold
Price: PHP 9,990

Arsenal Devices Launches Three VR-Ready Smartphones, Leads with Arsenal VR One

March 07, 2017
New local smartphone brand Arsenal Devices recently launched three VR-ready Android phones, led by the Arsenal VR One (the other two being the Arsenal Power One and the Arsenal Deca One).

The Arsenal VR One is a beautiful slate smartphone featuring a metallic frame, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and VR-optimized content delivery - it is, after all, their selling point. Other than these, it features dated specifications, such as a 1.3.GHz MT6753 octa-core CPU, and suprising 2800mAh non-removable battery. It also comes with a Google Cardboard-type box called the Arsenal Card VR.

Arsenal Launches Three VR-Ready Android Devices, Leads with Arsenal VR One

The Arsenal Power One is the tank of the trio. It carries a 5000mAh battery, and while not a new gimmick, is still something that some users value. It features a 5.5-inch display, 4GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port, and will run Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Arsenal Deca One - the one that seems to be the actual flagship of Arsenal Devices - meantime is still in prototype. When it comes out, it will run MediaTek's Helio X20 processor, boast a 5.7-inch QHD display (yes, you read that right), and a 3400mAh battery with fast charging support.

Currently, only the Arsenal VR One is available of the three. You can find it online at www.one2shop.com, or at MemoXpress branches starting this month, for a whopping P11,990. The other two devices do not have any prices and availability disclosed, but if the Arsenal VR One is any indication, these might easily hit past the P15,000 mark or more.

Arsenal VR One Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Arsenal UI
Processor: 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU
Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 64GB
Display: 5.2-inch JDI LTPS FHD display, 423ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera: 13MP rear camera w/ AF, LED flash; 8MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth 4.0 w/ BLE; GPS w/ A-GPS
SIM: Dual nanoSIM
Battery: 2800mAh battery, non-removable
Features: Fingerprint sensor, Dirac HD Sound
Color: Pitch Black, Metallic Silver
Price: P11,990

Arsenal Power One Specifications

OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
Processor: 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor, Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 128GB
Display: 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, 1080x1920 display resolution, 401ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, AS coating
Camera: 16MP Samsung 3P3 rear camera w/ AF, Spectrum LED flash; 8MP front-facing camera w/ IR
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth 4.0 w/ BLE; GPS, A-GPS w/ GLONASS; USB 3.0 Type C, USB OTG
SIM: Dual SIM
Battery: 5000mAh battery, non-removable
Features: Fingerprint sensor
Color: Ceramic White
Price: TBA

Arsenal Deca One Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor: 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core CPU, Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 128GB
Display: 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, 2560x1440 display resolution, 515 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2.5D Glass, AS coating
Camera: 16MP Samsung 3P3 rear camera w/ PDAF, Spectrum LED flash, f/2.0; 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.4, Wide Angle lens
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS; USB 3.0 Type C, USB OTG
SIM: Hybrid dual SIM
Battery: 3400mAh Li-Po battery, non-removable
Features: Fingerprint sensor, , NXP Smart PA audio, fast charging
Color: Space Gray
Price: TBA

Lenovo K6 Note Launched Locally, Snapdragon 430 with 4GB RAM in Tow

March 03, 2017
After recently launching the Moto M, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Lenovo also unveiled locally the Lenovo K6 Note, a followup to last year's warmly received Lenovo K5 Note. The device features an all-metal unibody design paired with a 5.5-inch FHD display, a Snapdragon 430 SoC, and 4GB RAM. This mid-ranger should be sufficient for a casual smartphone user's needs, from gaming to photos to multimedia, especially with its 4000mAh battery.

Lenovo K6 Note Launched Locally, Snapdragon 430 with 4GB RAM in Tow

The Lenovo K6 Note willl be available for P11,999 at Lenovo Stores and authorized partner outlets nationwide. It comes in dark gray, gold, and silver colors, and will come with a free Bluetooth headset. You can also avail of a 6-month, zero interest financing via credit cards or the Flexi Finance option at selected outlets.

Lenovo K6 Note Specifications

OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor: 1.4GHz 64-Bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, Adreno 505 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB (uses SIM slot 2)
Display: 5.5-nch FHD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 display resolution, Gorilla Glass 4, 401 ppi, 2.5D Curved Glass
Camera: 16MP rear camera w/ PDAF, dual tone LED flash; 8MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot; Bluetooth 4.2 w/ A2DP, LE; GPS w/ A-GPS
SIM: Hybrid dual nano SIM, dual standby
Battery: 4000mAh Li-ion battery, non-removable
Features: Fingerprint sensor, Dolby ATMOS-ready
Dimensions: 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm, 169 g
Colors: Dark Gray, Gold, Silver
Price: P11,999
 
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