Xiaomi launches stunning Redmi Note 7 in the Philippines
Offering a flagship-level experience with a powerful 48MP rear camera and a gorgeous dual-tone gradient glass design
March 20, 2019 — Today, Xiaomi announced the launch of Redmi Note 7, the latest smartphone in the highly popular Redmi Note series. Redmi Note 7 continues the series’ tradition of featuring a large display and excellent battery life, and pushes smartphone photography to a new level in this price range. Redmi Note 7 will be available from March 27, starting from Php 7,990.
“We are marking our second year in the Philippines inspired by our Mi Fans’ strong love of Xiaomi, which propelled us to become the best-selling brand in the biggest online sales events last year,” said Steven Shi, Head of Southeast Asia, Xiaomi Global. “As we update our multi-brand strategy in January with Redmi becoming an independent smartphone brand, we are strengthening our commitment in the Philippines by launching the latest device under the superior quality yet extremely cost effective Redmi brand, the Redmi Note 7. This comes with an 18-month warranty, making sure that Filipino Mi fans will be able to get the best out of the device.”
Stunning all-new design
Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the series, sporting a new premium style with the front and rear covered in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. The gorgeous 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080. The Redmi Note 7 screen's high pixel density and accurate colors (84% NTSC color gamut) offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class.
Class-leading camera for amazing photos even in low light
On the back, Redmi Note 7 sports the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 backside illuminated CMOS sensor that has 48 million physical pixels. When taking pictures, the sensor uses Samsung’s Tetracell technology that merges four pixels to work as one large 1.6µm pixel. This greatly increases light sensitivity and makes the resulting 12MP image much brighter and clearer, even in low-light conditions.
Furthermore, Xiaomi couples Redmi Note 7’s cameras with the latest AI features, including the night mode photography feature that was introduced along with Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 3, as well as AI scene detection, AI beautify and AI portraits that allow users to create amazing photos with ease.
Uncompromised performance and battery life
Redmi Note 7 is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data.
Redmi Note 7 carries on the Redmi tradition of excellent battery life with its large 4000mAh battery, which will last over a day for almost all users. Recharge via the USB Type-C port, and enjoy shorter charging times thanks to support for Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4. Redmi Note 7 also includes an IR blaster capable of controlling numerous home appliances, such as televisions or air conditioners. In addition, it comes with Smart PA audio for louder and higher-quality sound.
Built to last
Redmi Note 7 is built to be reliable, designed to last so users can use it worry-free for longer. It features Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, making it less vulnerable to damage from drops. Corners on the chassis are also reinforced, further improving durability. In addition, buttons and ports come with watertight seals to lessen the impact of accidental splashes that may occur in everyday use.
Redmi Note 7 will come in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red, and will retail at Php 7,990.00 for the 3GB+32GB version, Php 9,990.00 for 4GB+64GB, and Php 11,490.00 for 4GB+128GB. The first 100 customers who will purchase the device online will get Mi in-ear basic earphones and t-shirts. It will also roll out on Mi Authorize Stores soon.
Link to product images: Redmi Note 7
Link to product spec sheet: Redmi Note 7
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. Xiaomi is currently the world's fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world's largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 150.9 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.
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[Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019] Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, calls for international collaboration on industry standards and appeals to governments across the world to listen to cyber security experts. His requests come during a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Huawei is the first company to deploy 5G networks at scale, Guo said. His MWC 2019 keynote address - “Bringing you 5G safer, faster, smarter” - outlined how Huawei has developed the most powerful, simple, and intelligent 5G networks in the world, and argued that such innovation is nothing without security. He urges the industry and governments to work together and adopt unified cyber security standards.
BELOW THIS IS THE FULL TEXT OF HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Bringing you 5G safer, faster, smarter
Ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
It’s great to see you all again.
There has never been more interest in Huawei. We must be doing something right.
Of course, the past few months have been a challenge for us. On one hand, our 5G solutions are widely recognized in the industry. On the other hand, there has been a lot of speculation about the security of our 5G solutions.
Today, I would like to talk about Huawei's latest innovations and our views on cyber security.
Innovation – It's all in the details
On the 2018 EU R&D Investment Scoreboard, Huawei ranks number 5 globally. Last year, we invested more than 15 billion US dollars.
This consistent investment has produced many positive results. Through nonstop investment, we can keep providing our customers with new, innovative products and more efficient services.
5G is a perfect example of this.
Powerful. Simple. Intelligent.
Huawei is the first company that can deploy 5G networks at scale. More importantly, we can deliver the simplest possible sites with better performance.
With 100 megahertz, our 5G can reach more than 14 gigs-per-second; that’s for a single sector. We are at the leading edge of performance.
Strong capacity also needs strong transmission equipment.
Proven in field tests and commercial use
Last month, Zealer published a report, saying that Huawei's 5G is 20 times faster than the so-called 5G in the US. That's in field tests. In commercial use, it is not 20 times faster, but it's still much, much faster. So I fully understand what President Donald Trump said last week. The United States needs powerful, faster, and smarter 5G.
In the two charts on the left, we have the results from IMT-2020’s phase 3 tests in China. As you can see, Huawei is far ahead of the game when it comes to single site throughput.
The third chart compares the speeds of a commercial 5G network deployed by several vendors. This is a real customer network. On Huawei 5G, single user speed reaches 1.3 Gbps.
Innovation is in the details.
Let's start with capacity.
For microwave, we can support 10 times greater transmission bandwidth than other solutions on the market.
Little by little, we are pushing the physical limits of our technology.
We are also making sites as simple as possible, without sacrificing performance.
For example, if we made 64T antennas with old techniques, one 5G antenna would be bigger than a door. Can you imagine installing that? If we put one here on the beach, it would be blown down.
To address this issue, we are using new materials. We have reduced the number of components by 99%, and with lighter covers, we can reduce weight by 40%.
These new AAUs are as wide as a backpack and very strong. They can survive grade-15 typhoons. This happened in Shenzhen last year.
Installation is super easy. We can install them directly on a 4G site, or even on a lamp pole. Simple sites greatly reduce carrier CAPEX and OPEX. In Europe, where space is limited, we can help you save 10,000 euros on site rental, every site, every year.
In the telecom industry, someone said we are using 5G networks of the 21st century. However, network Operation and Maintenance is still in the 18th century.
Let's look at one figure. Globally, 70% of network faults are from human limitations. To make life easier for carriers, our goal is to build intelligent networks.
Last October, Huawei launched the world’s most powerful AI chips: Ascend 910 and Ascend 310. We can use these to bring intelligence to all scenarios, and reduce computing power costs for carrier networks.
Building on these chips, Huawei has developed many algorithms and models for carrier networks. With AI, we can increase resource efficiency, make O&M easier, and reduce power consumption for telecom networks.
The more we invest in engineering science, the more value we can create.
At Huawei, we can bring powerful, simple, and intelligent 5G networks to carriers anywhere in the world, faster than anyone else.
Huawei is the global leader in 5G. But we understand innovation is nothing without security.
And that brings me to my second topic.
Prism, prism on the wall.
Who’s the most trustworthy of them all?
It’s an important question to ask. And if you don’t understand this question, go ask Edward Snowden.
We can’t use prisms, crystal balls, or politics to manage cyber security. It's a challenge we all share.
Unified standards and aligned responsibilities
To build a system that we all can trust, we need aligned responsibilities, unified standards, and clear regulation.
There are three areas of responsibility:
Let me start with technology providers, like us.
For technology providers, our responsibility is to comply with standards and build secure equipment.
With 5G, we have made a lot of progress over 4G, and we can proudly say that 5G is safer than 4G.
As vendors, we don't operate carrier networks, and we don't own carrier data. Our responsibility, what we promise, is that we don't do bad things.
Here, let me say this as clearly as possible: Huawei has not and will never plant backdoors. And we will never allow anyone to do so in our equipment.
We take this responsibility very seriously.
Carriers are responsible for the secure operations of their own networks.
5G networks are private networks. The boundaries between different networks are clear. Carriers can prevent external attacks with firewalls and security gateways.
For internal threats, carriers can manage, monitor, and audit all vendors and partners to make sure their network elements are secure.
Industry and regulators
Finally, as an industry, we all need to work together on standards. This is our shared responsibility.
To build safer networks, we need to standardize cyber security requirements. And these standards must be verifiable for all vendors and all carriers.
NESAS is jointly defined by GSMA and 3GPP, and it is a very good idea. Huawei fully supports this scheme.
In fact, 3GPP's security standards were created with the support of many government security agencies.
These agencies have strong capabilities to verify 5G security.
So, I fully agree with recent recommendations: Governments and mobile operators should work together to agree what this assurance testing and certification regime for Europe will be.
And I would recommend extending NESAS to the world.
Let the experts decide whether networks are safe or not.
Best Technology, Greater Security
Huawei has had a strong track record in security for three decades, serving three billion people around the world.
The US security accusation on our 5G has no evidence, nothing.
The irony is that the U.S. CLOUD Act allows their governmental entities to access data across borders.
So, for best technology and greater security, choose Huawei.
Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, made a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Guo used the first half of his keynote to outline Huawei’s position as the global leader in 5G but asserted that security is the basis of the company’s commitment to innovation.
In the light of the allegations of espionage by Huawei (but making no direct reference to it or to the arrest of its CFO in Vancouver) in the second half of the keynote, Guo responded to recent allegations directed at Huawei by the U.S. government.
He and called for fact-based regulation, referring to the recommendations made by GSMA, the industry organization for mobile network operators worldwide, for governments and mobile operators to work together.
Barcelona, Spain, 24 February 2019 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced its first 5G-ready smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G. To be available in select markets in May, Mi MIX 3 5G brings 5G wireless technology to Mi MIX 3, using the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 modem for unleashing transformative 5G experience. Following shortly after the announcement in Chinese Mainland, Mi 9 has also been announced for other global markets. Mi 9 is Xiaomi's latest flagship, featuring an AI triple camera, class-leading 20W wireless charging and unimaginable performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.
Xiaomi's road to 5G
Xiaomi set its sights on a 5G solution as early as in May 2016 by establishing a team to deep dive on 5G standards and to start exploratory research. As a major participant of 5G trials organized by China Mobile, Xiaomi successfully tested n78 signal connection in September 2018, and completed mmWave (millimeter wave) signal test one month later. By that time, only a handful of smartphone manufacturers in the world had successfully conducted such testings.
With a mission to innovate, Xiaomi first developed numerous strategic 5G partnerships with key service providers across the globe, such as 3, Sunrise, TIM, Vodafone and many more. The next step was to make 5G devices available to consumers, and to achieve that Xiaomi had been working tirelessly with some of these carriers since the early stages of Mi MIX 3 5G development. With the official announcement of Mi MIX 3 5G, Xiaomi is now one of the first smartphone manufacturers to produce a 5G phone for commercial use. At the launch event, Xiaomi demonstrated the readiness of Mi MIX 3 5G with a live demo, made possible using the 5G network provided by Orange Spain.
“Xiaomi has spent tremendous efforts developing a 5G smartphone solution and Mi MIX 3 5G represents Xiaomi’s quest to create innovative products for everyone,” said Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi. "We are also delighted and honored to be working with our partners to make 5G a reality for even more users all over the world."
Mi MIX 3 5G—A performance beast ready for the next-generation mobile network
Integrating the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, Mi MIX 3 5G can connect to sub-6GHz signal that has gigabit-class download speed, which is tens of times faster than 4G network. Besides, the phone is one of the earliest adopters of the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, sustaining a long, stable peak performance thanks to a newly designed hybrid cooling system.
Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and advanced cooling
Inside Mi MIX 3 is the newly crowned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, built using the latest 7nm process. The Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU incorporates eight cores for a great balance between performance and power efficiency. Single core performance is up to 45% faster, a great leap from the previous generation. The Qualcomm Adreno™ 640 GPU see increased performance by 20% compared to the previous generation, and the fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing collaboration with Xiaomi to help bring deliver unprecedented 5G speeds and transformative user experiences to consumers through their latest flagship smartphone, Mi MIX 3 5G,” said Cristiano Amon, President, Qualcomm Incorporated. “Powering the new Mi MIX 3 5G and Mi 9, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform features the 4th generation Qualcomm AI Engine to make your phone the ultimate personal assistant, the world’s first announced Qualcomm Spectra Computer Vision ISP to capture cinema-grade photography, and Snapdragon elite gaming to transform your premium smartphone into a powerful gaming machine.”
To support applications requiring high-levels of device performance during extended periods of time, such as advanced multi-player gaming, Xiaomi has also developed a highly-advanced hybrid cooling system for Mi MIX 3 5G. The Rogers® HeatSORB™ thermal material implements a phase change effect that quickly captures heat generated by the device under demanding scenarios and delays temperature increases. Then, a passive heat pipe composed of six layers of graphite disperses heat at a speed three times faster than a typical dual graphite sheet.
Mi MIX 3 5G inherits the same 12MP AI dual camera from Mi MIX 3, which received a DxOMark photo score of 108, and features all the AI features users have come to expect from Xiaomi smartphones, including 960 fps slow-motion video capabilities. For selfies, Mi MIX 3 5G offers a 24MP + 2MP dual camera setup, making great use of Sony’s IMX576 sensor to capture more detail. The camera is managed by the Qualcomm Spectra™ 380 ISP for a speedy and power efficient camera experience so you can get more shots per charge.
Sliding design enables improved Full Screen Display
Mi MIX 3 5G uses Xiaomi’s patented magnetic slider, offering a great tactile experience and wide array of customizations. Users can set the slide to perform functions such as answering calls or starting up the camera app. Thanks to the slider design, the bezels are extremely thin, achieving an extreme screen-to-body ratio. What you notice is only the screen, which is a 6.39” 2340 x 1080 FHD+ Samsung AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Mi MIX 3 5G will be available in May, with a starting price of €599, in Onyx Black and Sapphire Blue.
Mi 9—AI triple camera flagship
Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship with an AI triple camera, with the main camera utilizing the latest 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2″ sensor. Users can choose to shoot high-resolution 48-megapixel images, or in low-light conditions, take even clearer and brighter photos as Mi 9 will combine four pixels to one, resulting in very sensitive 1.6μm large pixels. The AI triple camera combination of the main camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera gave Mi 9 a score of 107 by the authoritative DxOMark website, giving it the second highest score of all tested smartphones. In addition, a video score of 99 puts it at number one on DxOMark for video capture.
Dressed to the nines
Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. An advanced back cover color process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up.
The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.
“Inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudi, Mi 9 beautifully combines the reflection of light, seamless curves, and the use of natural elements to create a masterpiece of art”, says Carlos Canals Roura, President of The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, “A maximum expression of beauty”.
On the front, Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display. Under this display is a new and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
World’s first 20W wireless charging; TÜV safe quick charging certification
Inside the Mi 9 is a large 3300mAh battery, featuring a fast charging solution for both wired and wireless charging. This solution has received certification from renowned German institution TUV Rheinland for safe quick charging.
The 27W wired charging supports Qualcomm’s QC4+ standard, and enables Mi 9 to safely charge to 70% in just 30 minutes, and fully charge in 60 mins. When used with the new 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi 9 can fully charge in just 90 min, as fast as some wired solutions.
Mi LED Smart Bulb
Xiaomi also announced Mi LED Smart Bulb during its product launch. Featuring 16 million stunning colors and adjustable colour temperature and brightness, users will be able to control the lights remotely with Mi Home app. Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa at the moment, Mi LED Smart Bulb will also support Apple Home Kit in Q2 2019.
As one of the most user-centric company in the world, Xiaomi developed a unique community culture with Mi Fans from all over the world. The Mi Explorers program is one of our most important Mi Fan initiative. Selected Mi Fans are granted with exclusive access to the latest devices, while Xiaomi collects valuable feedback from them and works on improving products. This time, Xiaomi selected twenty Mi Fans from Spain, France, UK, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, providing them with Mi 9 preview access, and brought them to participate Xiaomi’s global launch in Barcelona, Spain, as well as Mobile World Congress 2019.
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GAME changer smartphone brand Realme Philippines marks its first 100 days in the country with bolder, more aggressive expansion plans and innovative new products, piggybacking on the milestones it has achieved in the few months since entering the country back in November last year.
Spurred by its vision of bringing real value to more Filipinos, Realme is establishing a strong omnichannel presence nationwide with both online and offline networks equipped to offer high-quality smartphones and service. Realme’s growing online footprint now covers both popular e-commerce platforms Lazada and Shopee, and is expected to help extend the brand’s influence and reach not just in Metro Manila but also in the provinces.
Realme currently has more than 1,500 stores nationwide. As expansion efforts gain more steam, Realme fans can look forward to more stores in the near term. Realme is now present in key regional cities nationwide such as Baguio, Cebu, Pampanga, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos.
The company has recently opened the first Realme Concept Kiosk at SM North Edsa. This introduces the brand’s new visual identity, Realme Gold.
Realme Chief Operating Officer Jacky Chen expressed gratitude for how expansion has been faster than initially expected. “We’ve been receiving positive feedback since day one. We are thankful and humbled by the warm market response given to us by Filipinos all over the country. We also continue to get good feedback from local dealers who see both the value and potential of the brand,” he said.
Attainable power and style
#RealEntryLevelKing Realme C1 proved it was not just another entry-level phone but rather a disruptive technology delivering powerful mobile performance and modern style at a price point that is accessible to more Filipinos.
The launching phone of Realme Philippines, the Realme C1 is just one of the phones that will redefine smartphones in the Philippines. The company is looking to further elevate the entry-level and midrange mobile experience with technology that is both reliable and attainable.
To continue providing real value, Realme will focus on products at the PHP 5,000.00 to PHP 15,000.00 price range. Product and technology innovations for the near term will highlight enhanced software processing and camera hardware for optimal performance and photography, respectively. Upcoming Realme phones will also promise even better multitasking capability.
Not just focusing on smartphones, Realme also recently released its Tech Backpack and Realme Buds that are accessories for the technology enthusiast. Quality accessories that are functional and above average-grade at reasonable prices for a complete experience.
In tandem with the latest processor, Realme will keep its product DNA of long battery life in all products. The Realme C1’s 4,230mAh battery delivers the longest battery life in its price point, and the company hopes to continue offering this product differentiator with its new phones.
Full Realme experience with growing community
Beyond setting a new benchmark for entry-level phones, Realme Philippines is looking to offer Filipino smartphone users a complete experience starting with innovative products at affordable prices and quality aftersales. The company currently has 23 service centers nationwide, and the number is expected to continue rising.
As the Realme ecosystem grows, the company hopes to provide exclusive perks and benefits to Realme fans across the country. Realme Philippines ultimately aims to provide the Filipino youth, its main target market, with the platform to express themselves and pursue their passions.
Additionally, Realme aims to be the next generation smartphone brand by approaching customers in an innovative and fresh approach. Focusing on the youth, Realme will spearhead with its new visual identity creative campaigns that are appealing for Filipinos.
“What we provide in Realme is a smartphone experience that is valuable and enjoyable at the same time, a formula that the youth today is looking for. The Philippine smartphone market is very competitive. We’ve seen so many shifts in the past 100 days, but we are proud that Realme is making a mark in the Philippines. We hope to continue offering a richer smartphone experience with the combination of game-changing products and a community of Realme users who can learn from one another,” said Eason de Guzman, Realme Philippines Marketing Lead.
Realme is a technology brand that specializes in providing high-quality smartphones. Established on May 4, 2018, National Youth Day of China, the brand is committed to offering powerful performance, stylish design and quality services to Filipinos, in particular the youth, to enable them to explore and experience more possibilities with their smartphones.
Spurred by its mission to “let the youth from all over the world enjoy the pleasant life brought about by technology and beauty at a more reasonable price,” Realme focuses on user needs and presents products with both strong performance and trendy design in the broad context of e-commerce.
The Realme 1 won wide recognition for its power and style immediately after its launch in India in May 2018. Recently, it soared to second place in India’s online smartphone market by virtue of its monthly sales volume.
Realme is committed to offering powerful performance, stylish design and sincere service and to exploring more possibilities with smartphones.
Valentine’s Day is not only about being with someone and spending it over a fancy dinner date or a romantic overnight getaway. For those looking to spend some #MeTime or those who either haven’t found the “one” yet, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has the perfect companion for you.
Here are some ideas for a well-spent Valentine’s Day with a reliable partner:
1. Immerse yourself in different worlds
Reading is said to open doors, broaden the imagination, and allow anyone to travel and experience new things. The same can be said for watching movies and TV series and even playing online games, all of which lets a person live out fantasies and experience other adventures or worlds otherwise unknown.
With the Nokia 3.1 Plus’s 6-inch HD+ display and 18:9 aspect ratio, immersing oneself fully in Netflix binge-watching or the latest movies is very easy as you find yourself absorbed in another world in no time. The phone’s big screen lets you consume and experience content in a new way, guaranteeing a fun-filled time.
Have the best of every me-time with the phone’s entertainment features. You can also expect uninterrupted entertainment courtesy of the phone’s 3,500mAh battery, which can last up to two days.
2. Take on an adventure of self-discovery
If there is a place that you have been planning to visit but have not been able to get around to doing so, now is a good time to explore it. Whether it is a park, a café, an art gallery or a museum, there will certainly be something interesting for you to chance upon to can learn more about yourself.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus offers the perfect way to capture and celebrate this adventure with its advanced dual-rear imaging. Equipped with a 13MP camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus, you can take crisp images with fast and accurate focus even in low light. The second rear camera includes a 5MP sensor for rear depth sensing to give you that professional and stylistic shot with a selectable bokeh blur. With these great imaging features, all you need is a subject and a click to create your own piece of art.
If you are the type who prefers to stay at home but would like to try out new food trends or go on a shopping spree, online food delivery and shopping could substitute for a day out. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is one of the most-secure phones to receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates as guaranteed in the Android One programme. It is always up-to-date with the latest Google services for a worry-free e-commerce experience. With this smartphone nothing will stop you from exploring it all right from the comfort of your own bedroom.
3. Create your own happiness project
Finding your own happiness is well within the palm of your hands. Dive into a new project that it not only exciting but heartwarming as well – be it writing your next poem, novel or screenplay, starting your next digital painting, throwing yourself into the realm of pixel art or video editing for your own film or music video. Let your inner creativity come out. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the perfect partner you can rely on for all these activities.
The phone’s access to the extensive Google Play Store lets you get hold of the latest applications for any of your new happiness projects. In addition, the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor ensures the optimal performance you need to keep up with the most rigorous tasks.
4. Make it a lasting experience
Every day is a new opportunity for you to do something new and celebrate love with family, friends, yourself and with that special someone, once they come along. Designed to offer immense durability expected of a Nokia phone, the Nokia 3.1 Plus can certainly withstand the test of time at a notably affordable price. A phone you can rely on for Valentine’s Day and beyond, the Nokia 3.1 Plus surely lets you stay connected with different worlds whilst building your own.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in Blue, White or Baltic, and is available at all authorised Nokia mobile resellers, MemoXpress and Megacellular, and at Nokia mobile-branded stores, kiosks and exhibits for P9,990.
LAST weekend Xiaomi debuted its first Android Go smartphone, Redmi Go, in the Philippines. Packed with useful software and efficient hardware, Redmi Go will be available at P3,990.
The Android Go program was launched by Google in 2017, with affordable smartphones running on a highly efficient version of Android. Out of the box, Redmi Go runs the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) operating system, featuring reimagined Google apps that have been optimized to reduce storage and data use.
“Xiaomi has received such a warm welcome in the Philippines since its re-entry last year, and we are really grateful to all Mi fans for their support. With Redmi Go making its global debut here, we hope that even more users here will be able to enjoy an amazing smartphone experience at an amazing price. This is part of our commitment to make innovation available to everyone,” Steven Shi, Head of Southeast Asia, Xiaomi Global said.
Redmi Go features a 5.0-inch HD display, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 SoC, and a 3000mAh battery. On the back it sports a 8MP main camera supported by an LED flashlight. On the front, Redmi Go has a 5MP camera for selfies. It comes with two SIM card slots and has a dedicated microSD slot that supports up to 128GB microSD cards.
The new Xiaomi phone will come in Black or Blue, and will be available in 8GB storage capacity. Pre-orders on Lazada were made last January 31 until February 3, 2019 wherein the first 200 customers received a free pair of earphones. Redmi Go will be available in Authorized Mi Stores nationwide starting February 4, 2019.
Redmi Go will be released in more markets globally. Local availability in other markets will be announced closer to launch date.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the availability in the Philippines of the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a smartphone that goes big on content experiences with its 6-inch HD+ display and a weekend-busting two-day battery life.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the most affordable Nokia smartphone with dual cameras and is the latest device to join the Android One family, delivering the best of Google with monthly security patches.
“We went big in a more accessible category to deliver premium experiences at an exceptional value. The Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers a large display, dual cameras, two-day battery life1 and the power of an octa-core processor - all in an affordable package. And we didn’t stop there. The phone is encased in a metal body with die-cast metal interiors and the craftsmanship and attention to detail you expect of a Nokiasmartphone. In short: with the Nokia 3.1 Plus go big without having to spend big," Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global says.
“I am more than thrilled to begin my journey in the Philippines with the introduction of the Nokia 3.1 Plus to our beloved Filipino Nokia fans. We will continue playing in the ever-competitive Philippine smartphone market, with its constant growth and rising demand for new models featuring enticing innovations. With the Nokia 3.1 Plus, Filipinos can get refined performance without compromising on the experience," Sancho Chak, HMD Global Country Manager for the Philippines shared.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers great viewing experiences in its category, thanks to its 6-inch HD+ display and 18:9 aspect ratio, which enables users to view more content on their screen. All these make social media browsing through favourite newsfeeds, apps and videos ideal and more fun.
With its 3500mAh battery that lasts two days between charges1, the Nokia 3.1 Plus can also effortlessly get you through your Netflix binges without needing a top-up.
Get professional-style bokeh shots with dual rear cameras
Bringing crisp images with fast and accurate focus even in low light, the Nokia 3.1 Plus steps up the photography game with its 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus main camera. The rear camera also includes a 5MP sensor for rear depth sensing imaging, making professional studio style shots possible. The selectable bokeh blur feature allows users to adjust blur even after the image has been taken.
On the front is an 8MP camera designed to make selfies stand out. With its high-quality dual camera photography and AI-accelerated experiences powered by the octa-core chipset, the Nokia 3.1 Plus makes premium photography features available at an affordable price point.
With the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor’s perfect balance of high performance and power efficiency, the Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers only the necessary power by using fewer cores during basic tasks for optimal efficiency. The chipset also provides a boost during intensive tasks such as watching videos to ensure sustainable high performance and a consistently reliable experience.
The phone’s precision-fit, CNC-machined rear aluminium cover delivers a seamless, pure design which, combined with a die-cast metal structure, provides impressive solidity. The Nokia 3.1 Plus’s matte, highly tactile finish with diamond cut detailing and curved 2.5D glass offers a precision-crafted feel in the hand expected of a Nokia smartphone.
Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
The Nokia 3.1 Plus joins the comprehensive lineup of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, delivering high-quality experience endorsed by Google. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life out of the box but also come preloaded with the very latest in AI-powered innovations developed by Google.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This ranks the Nokia 3.1 Plus amongst the most-secure phones out there and is kept always up-to-date with the latest Google services, including Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus ships with Android Oreo™ preloaded so you’ll immediately be able to enjoy the latest and greatest features, including Google Lens, picture-in-picture for multitasking and Google Play. Discover and run new apps whilst enjoying the phone longer through Android One’s AI-powered battery-saving features that intuitively limit background usage.
The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in Blue, White or Baltic, and may be availed at all authorised Nokia mobile resellers, MemoXpress and Megacellular, and at Nokia mobile-branded stores, kiosks and exhibits for P9,990.
Go big on screen, battery life and dual rear cameras with the most affordable Nokia smartphone to date.
BEIJING, China— Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced at its annual MIDC conference a strategic partnership with IKEA. IKEA's full range of smart lighting products will be connected to Xiaomi's IoT platform starting this December in China. This marks the first time IKEA has partnered with a Chinese technology company.
A pioneer in AI and Internet of Things (IoT), Xiaomi IoT platform has connected more than 132 million smart devices (excluding mobile phones and laptops), and has more than 20 million daily active devices in more than 200 countries and regions around the world, as of September 30. This is according to data released at the conference by Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Corporation. Xiaomi Xiao Ai voice assistant has cumulatively been activated on about 100 million devices, with monthly active users exceeding 34 million and cumulative wake-up times exceeding 8 billion.
"KEA and Xiaomi share very similar values and I believe our cooperation will accelerate the development of the smart home industry across the world," Fan Dian, General Manager of the IoT platform department of Xiaomi said.
Anna Pawlak-Kuliga, CEO and president of IKEA Retail China said she believes the two companies will benefit greatly from the partnership, better enabling both to serve customers worldwide with smarter solutions at home.
Starting in China in December, IKEA’s full range of smart lighting products will be connected to Xiaomi IoT platform and can be controlled via Xiaomi products, including Xiao Ai voice assistant and the Mi Home app. The lights can also be paired to other Xiaomi IoT smart devices such as sensors and electrical appliances for smart scene management. The smart lighting products will be connected to Mi Control Hub through the ZigBee protocol.
In addition to IKEA, Xiaomi also announced in-depth cooperation with Ji Hotel, CHJ Automotive and Ikongjian, an interior decoration company. These partnerships involve a full range of Xiaomi smart IoT devices that can be applied to different scenarios.
Further opening up AIoT possibilities for third-party developers
Since the inaugural MIDC conference in 2017, Xiaomi has been developing initiatives for developers to take advantage of the opportunities in AI and IoT. The Xiaomi IoT Developer Program was first launched last year, giving third-party developers access to the Mi Home platform for controlling smart home scenarios with cloud + AI + big data capabilities.
In the past year, over 1,000 third-party products have successfully been incorporated to the Xiaomi IoT platform, which has accumulated over 1,000 enterprise developers and more than 7,000 individual developers, allowing Xiao Ai voice assistant to perform over 1,300 types of tasks. Xiaomi has also started new initiatives for developers to take advantage of the opportunities in AI and IoT.
This year, Xiaomi continues to open up AIoT possibilities. The company announced at the conference that it will invest RMB 100 million to build the “Xiaomi AIoT Developer Fund”, which will be used to support AI developers, hardware equipment manufacturers and AI technology companies.
Xiaomi also released Mi Smart Door Lock, which adopts integrated 3D live fingerprint recognition. It also supports six unlocking means including password, NFC and Bluetooth.
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK).
Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 132 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 70 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets.
For more information, please visit the Xiaomi IoT Developer Website.
Strong awareness efforts coupled with real time engagements wit their target markets produced wonderful results for smartphone brand Realme. Is this the Oppo effect? Or are they doing it on their own?
TWO months ago smartphone brand Realme launched the C1, the feature-loaded phone had sold-out in flash sales and in offline stores.
This 2019, the company is setting its sights on becoming a major smartphone player in the Philippines through a nationwide expansion campaign. Tech reviewers branded the phone as reliable, fresh, yet surprisingly affordable. During its launch, the C1 took the #RealEntryLevelKing hashtag after gaining enough popularity to cause long queues and warm buyer response, prompting the company to expand distribution to more than 1,000 stores nationwide to meet strong demand.
“We are truly grateful to all Filipinos for trusting what we offer. Our hearts are full with customers’ positive feedback on the Realme C1, especially knowing that these users took a chance with us, a new brand. Rest assured that we will listen to each and every one of you. By putting customer needs at the core of our development work, we will make sure that our solutions are innovations that you can truly enjoy,” shares Realme Chief Operating Officer Jacky Chen.
The Realme C1, the launching phone of Realme Philippines, disrupted the entry-level smartphone market with features unmatched at its P5,990 price point.
The #RealEntryLevelKing delivers high-tier performance with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, advanced 14nm process and a basic frequency up to 1.8GHz, effectively reducing power consumption and controlling heat, all at a price tag that will not hurt the pocket. With its 6.2-inch super large screen, the Realme C1 is the first notch full-screen smartphone in its price segment. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 88.8 percent and a 19:9 screen display. The 4,230mAh battery delivers the longest battery life in its price point.
Giving real value Filipinos deserve, this entry-level royal has ruled over online and offline sales since its launch. To make it accessible to even more Filipinos, Realme is expanding to 1,000 stores and 23 service centers nationwide this month. Going beyond Metro Manila, Realme is now present in key regional cities nationwide such as Baguio, Cebu, Pampanga, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos.
Growing the Realme Squad the Realme C1 continues to attract a strong following online. The Realme Philippines Community on Facebook, which just reached 4,000 members continues to grow and serves as a sharing platform to expand the knowledge of current and potential users. It provides the latest information about the brand and exclusive community activities to help fans win exciting rewards.
Fans from all over the Philippines post pictures of their adventures with the entry-level king. Members and squad leaders discuss FAQs and share tips among themselves, and even with the local Realme team. All these help foster a sense of belongingness—a Realme Philippines brand promise, particularly to the young and young-at-heart who can continue to be proud to be young with the Realme C1.
Full throttle this 2019Inspired by its success these past couple of months, Realme Philippines is gearing up to continue surprising its fans, whether through sale events, system updates such as the recent ColorOS 5.2 update, or online promos.
Supplementary information from and quotations from REALME PRESS OFFICE.
PHOTOGRAPHS can help protect and preserve the fragile ecosystem around the La Mesa Watershed.
This is how smartphone maker Oppo sees its role with its latest project this time working with ABS-CBN. At the recent release of the latest F9 variant in a stunning Jade Green the two companies also launched its Charity Photo Contest to benefit environmental organization Bantay Kalikasan and the La Mesa Watershed.
The La Mesa Watershed is a protected environment that contains the La Mesa Dam and Reservoir. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife and also holds a dam and reservoir that holds 50.5 million cubic meters of water that supplies the whole Metro Manila area.
and occupying an area of 27 square kilometers in Quezon City, Philippines. It was built in 1929 under the supervision of the construction firm Pedro Siochi and Company. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila.
“Oppo is inspired to help work towards protecting and preserving the country’s natural beauty, and a partnership with Bantay Kalikasan brings us closer to that goal,” Jane Wan, Oppo Philippines VP for Marketing said.
Wan explained that through the F9’s new, unique gradient of white and green, Oppo is celebrating the beautiful hues of white-sand beaches, clear waters, and the lush rainforests of the Philippines.
The Charity Photo Contest will bring together three photographers who traveled across the Philippines to capture the islands’ unique locales, cultures, stories, and people. Each photographer has produced five photos on specific themes using the Oppo F9 Jade Green. These photos will be were posted on an online gallery that voters can access via Oppo Philippines’ Facebook page starting last January 12.
From this date, the public can choose their favorite photos, vote for their choices, and share on their respective social media accounts. Visitors to the site can vote and share one photo per day until the end of the contest on January 31.
Oppo Philippines will donate one peso for each vote and share to Bantay Kalikasan’s efforts to plant approximately three hectares of trees at the La Mesa Watershed, which is Metro Manila’s only major watershed. The watershed feeds water in to the La Mesa Reservoir that in turn pumps this water to the Balara Filters for filtration and distribution.
The total number of votes and shares will be tallied during the end of the contest duration.
Wan encourages Oppo fans to vote and share every day to contribute to the total donation, and use the official hashtags #OppoCharity and #OppoF9JadeGreen. Three voter-sharers will also have a chance to win brand-new Oppo F9s in Jade Green each in a raffle after the competition duration. The photographer whose photos garnered the most votes and shares will be announced on Oppo Philippines’ social media pages.
The Oppo F9 which comes with a 16 MP + 2MP dual rear camera, 6GB RAM and the new Jade Green retails for P17,990.
A wide angle camera allows people to snap awesome experiences and amazing memories every day. With a dash of creativity, one can combine interesting subjects with expansive backgrounds to produce gorgeous shots.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 pushes the boundaries further. With its triple camera setup, which includes the 120-degree Ultra Wide Camera, the smartphone empowers its users to share their world without limitations. With the same viewing angle as the human eye, the camera captures the complete story, showcasing scenes as wide and as detailed as one sees it.
Want to make the most out of your ultra wide angle shots with the Galaxy A7?
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Lead the eyes with diagonal lines
Keep an eye out for roads, buildings, or patterns that run diagonally in the viewfinder. The lines they form lead one’s eye toward a point of interest and suggest a sense of depth. Position eye-catching subjects at the intersection or end of these lines to produce dynamic photographs.
Play with perspective with angles and scales
Place items in front of landscapes or monuments, which will emphasize depth and add scale. Instead of shooting straight-on, try working with different angles. For example, capture buildings or structures from below to make them look more imposing. From a hilltop or rooftop, angle the camera downward to create an illusion of height.
Find spectacular sights
Create special couple, family, or barkada photos by incorporating gorgeous backdrops in the frame. Capture tender moments in a field of flowers (think tulip gardens of the Netherlands) to add more romance. Make the squad smile and pose in front of towering mountains or skyscrapers for that epic group shot.
#CaptureMore with the triple camera of the Galaxy A7 now!
Purchase the Samsung Galaxy A7 for only P17,990 in Samsung stores nationwide. It comes in three colors—blue, black, and gold to fit different styles. What’s more, the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant of the Galaxy A7 is also now available in the country. Sporting a blue color, the upgraded model retails for only P22,990.
For more information about the Samsung Galaxy A7, visit Samsung’s Facebook page or click the button below.
MANILA, November 23, 2018 – The night offers some of our best experiences in life, and it’s a shame that not every photo taken on these exciting evenings illuminate all the fun, inspiration, and thrill we’ve had. But with the OPPO R17 Pro, you can seize the night with stunning photos that truly capture the beauty of the night.
OPPO R17 Pro has already launched in Europe and China. It debuts first in Philippines among Southeast Asia with other much anticipated markets coming. With powerful low light shooting performance, there’s no better smartphone than the R17 Pro to capture the night. The R17 Pro solves the challenges of mobile night shooting through optimizing hardware and software to deliver clarity, brilliant colors, and high image quality even in low-light conditions. The technology used on the camera enhances the features of the photo which makes it stand out from the rest.
To celebrate the unveiling of this new R Series flagship product, OPPO is launching its “Seize the Night” campaign to embrace the culture of urban youthfulness that basks under the dazzling lights and vibrant thrum of the city.
To discover how the world’s youth sees and seizes the night, OPPO is launching a global promo that calls for night-photography entries. Everyone can upload a photo taken by R17 Pro at night, using the the hashtag #SeizeTheNight and tag OPPOPH (for Facebook) or @OPPOPhilippines (for Twitter and Instagram). Entries may be submitted from November 27, 2018 until December 14, 2018 (11:59PM).
The best photos will be showcased on the brand’s social media channels and stand the chance earn 12 budding photographers a five-night trip to Hong Kong for two. To know more about the mechanics, check out OPPO’s social media page.
Apart from the chance to explore one of the world’s most exciting cities at night, young Filipino photographers participating in the campaign can win three OPPO R17 Pro units. Entries will be judged basted on the story and visual beauty of the photo submission.