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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Announced, 6-inch Screen, 5000mAh Battery in Tow

July 27, 2016
Mobile leader Samsung have announced something literally bigger than their Galaxy Note series, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro. The A9 Pro features a huge 6-inch display, a 5000mAh battery, and a powerful 16-megapixel camera.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) Announced, 6-inch Screen, 5000mAh Battery in Tow

At first glance and hold, the A9 Pro is a chunky piece of good-looking hardware, but it's not as powerful as its flagship cousins. Of course, what the A series brings to the table are a premium feel - chamfered edges and all, plus being a guaranteed entertainment powerhouse, but at a slightly lower price than the Galaxy S series.



The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will sell for PHP 25,990 and will be available in Samsung stores and authorized partners nationwide.

Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Specifications

OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor: 1.8GHz x4 + 1.4GHz x4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset, Adreno 510 GPU
Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 256GB
Display: 6-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, 1920x1080 display resolution, 367 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera w/ AF, OIS, LED flash, f/1.9; 8-megapixel front-facing camera, f/1.9
Connectivity: Up to 4G LTE; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct; Bluetooth 4.2 w/ A2DP, EDR, LE; GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS; NFC; microUSB 2.0
SIM: Dual nano-SIM, dual standby
Battery: 5000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
Dimensions: 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9 mm, 210g
Colors: Gold
Price: PHP 25,990

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Icon X Launched, Fitness Wearables Below PHP 10,000

July 20, 2016
Samsung Philippines recently launched locally the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Samsung Gear Icon X, two wearables that are aimed at people with active lifestyles. The former is a smart band - an updated, better-looking version of the original Gear Fit, while the latter are wireless earbuds that offer significant mobility even when doing physical activities. The only issue that you'll experience with the Icon X perhaps is if you lose an earbud, meaning you'll have to do with a piece of the pair.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Icon X Launched, Fitness Wearables Below PHP 10,000

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Specifications

OS: Tizen
Processor: 1GHz Exynos 3250 dual-core processor
Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage
Display: 1.5”, 216 x 432 Curved Super AMOLED
Connectivity: BT 4.1. BLE
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitor, GPS
Battery: 200 mAh
Compatibility: Android 4.4 (RAM 1.5GB & above)
Features: IP68, Music player
Dimensions: 24.5mm x 51.2mm x 11.9mm
Colors: Black, Blue, Pink
Price: P 8,490

Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Icon X Launched, Fitness Wearables Below PHP 10,000 Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Icon X Launched, Fitness Wearables Below PHP 10,000

Samsung Gear Icon X

Connectivity: BT 4.1
Memory: 4GB
Sensors: Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer, Capacitive Touch
Speaker: Dynamic Driver
Microphone: 2ea per earbud
Compatibility: Android 4.4 (RAM1.5GB & above)
Battery Earbud: 47.5 mAh
Charging Case: 315 mAh
Features: Splash Resistant (P 2i Nano Coating)
Dimensions Earbud: 25.9mm x 19.5mm x 17.9mm, 6.3g per earbud
Case: 32.5mm x 30.3mm x 92mm
Colors: Black, Blue, White
Price: P 7,990

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 Arrives, Budget Android Quad-core for PHP 2,999

July 18, 2016
Continuing the Flare spirit, Cherry Mobile introduced on their Facebook page the Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2. If you'll recall, the original Flare HD was introduced in 2014 and had a price tag of PHP 5,499. What the Flare HD 2 is basically 2014 technology made cheaper.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 Arrives, Budget Quad-core for PHP 2,999

The Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 is now available at Cherry Mobile kiosks and partner outlets for PHP 2,999.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 Specifications

OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor: 1.3GHz MediaTek 6580 quad-core processor, Mali 400MP2 GPU
Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, microSD expandable up to 32GB
Display: 5-inch HD IPS display
Connectivity: Up to 3G; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS w/ A-GPS

Mini NES Incoming: Nintendo Classic Mini Slated for November, Contains 30 Games

July 16, 2016
If you've been a fan of old school games, or perhaps just trying to explore retro, then you'll be glad to know that Nintendo will be bringing back a miniature but fully functional version of its NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) this holiday season.

Mini NES Incoming: Nintendo Classic Mini Slated for November, Contains 30 Games

Aptly called the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES, the small console will contain 30 built-in titles, ranging from Final Fantasy to Zelda titles to Super Mario Brothers. And while these games are plenty enough, it apparently would be fixed from the getgo, i.e. you won't be able to expand its game library any further, according to Nintendo.

The included titles are:

Balloon Fight
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario
Excitebike
FINAL FANTASY
Galaga
GHOSTS‘N GOBLINS
GRADIUS
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Mario Bros.
MEGA MAN 2
Metroid
NINJA GAIDEN
PAC-MAN
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics
SUPER C
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

The box includes one classic-looking Nintendo Classic Mini:NES controller (while a second one can be purchased separately), an HDMI port, and a USB cable for the console's power supply. So if you have a phone charger standing by, you'll need that to power on this device.

Mini NES Incoming: Nintendo Classic Mini Slated for November, Contains 30 Games

The Nintendo Classic Mini: NES will be released on November 11, 2016, and is now available for pre-order in the US for USD 60. Let's pray this comes here in the Philippines as well, just because this would be a perfect holiday gift.

No, Pokémon Go isn't Launching in Southeast Asia Yet

July 15, 2016
No, Pokémon Go isn't Launching in SEA Yet

Gaming blog IGN recently inquired with Niantic, the developers of Pokémon Go, about the rumored launch of the game in new territories, specifically Southeast Asia. They received a response, which said:

The team is currently heads down working on the game. We do not have any announced plans for countries beyond New Zealand, Australia, US and Germany at the moment.

Chris Kramer, Vice President

fortyseven communications

This stems from other tech and gaming websites claiming that the game will launch in other parts of the world, includin the Philippines, within 48 hours, as other countries such as the UK got full Pokémon Go availability this weekend.

So, as much as this breaks our hearts (yes, we want to play this game so bad as well), we suggest waiting for Pokémon Go to officially launch instead, and just keep vigilant over iTunes and Google Play.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Philippine Launch Date Confirmed on August 2

July 14, 2016
Samsung's Philippine Facebook page just posted a launch teaser regarding the much-leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 7. For a few, we know that the South Korean company chose to skip device numbers from 6 directly to 7, that it will have an iris scanner, and that it may carry Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 821 chipset. Photos of it have also been leaked online in its Black Onyx color.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 rumored specifications


Pricing is expected to be around $849 to $910 (directly translates to PHP 39,900), which is pretty expensive, and says a lot about this highly-expected most powerful device from Samsung.

You can view the Galaxy Note 7's launch live this August 2, 2016 by going to samsung.com/PH.

Save up to P5,000 with the Great Samsung Sale 2016

July 13, 2016
Samsung's annual Great Samsung Sale is currently ongoing right now until July 31, 2016, where you can get up to PHP 5,000 off with devices on sale. Among the lineup this year is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy A5, and the Galaxy Tab S2. See below for more details.

Save up to P5,000 with the Great Samsung Sale 2016

The Great Samsung Sale is available at all Samsung Experience Stores and authorized dealers nationwide.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Incoming, Slated for November 2016 Release

July 12, 2016
While everyone is busy talking about Pokemon Go, the next Pokemon installment from Nintendo, Sun and Moon, are sneaking up fast - it's actually slated for a November 2016 release.

Pokemon Sun and Moon Incoming, Slated for November 2016 Release

While the details about this new game are still sketchy, there's lots of new Pokemons to be had, including the games' new legendary mascots, Solgalaeo and Lunala (pictured above). The three starter Pokemon have also been named: Rowlet (Grass), Litten (Fire), and Popplio (Water). Here's some more details, including the other leaked 'mons, just in case.


Pokemon Sun and Moon are now avaible for pre-order in the Philippines, with Astro Vision, DataBlitz, Game One PH, and i.TECH offering a LV 100 Darkrai code when you pay for a pre-order until August (that's already next month!), and a limited edition badge when you pre-order for both Sun and Moon. Expect it to hit the Philippines this November 18, 2016 with a PHP 2,599 price tag (est.).

Pokemon Sun and Moon will be Nintendo 3DS exclusives.

Source: Serebii
 
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