Eager to get your hands on what is currently the world’s most advanced smartphone camera? Smart has got you covered. The local telecom giant has just announced that it plans to release both the Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20 to its customers beginning on April 28.
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It’s not official yet, but from what we know so far, there’s a new Android-powered OnePlus smartphone on the horizon. It has already been teased on Twitter by OnePlus itself, and the company’s “partner” tech blogs and personalities have already written and talked about it. The phone’s name is clear: it’s going to be called the OnePlus 6. But what it offers, as far as features go, is still not clear.
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It has been a while since any new Chrome OS devices were announced, and now Acer wants to take the spotlight. The Taiwan-based company has just announced the Chromebook Tab 10, a full-sized 10-inch tablet that’s the first in the world to run Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS.
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Apple hosted a “Special Event” earlier today in Chicago that saw the introduction of a number of different items on its proverbial menu for the education sector. In case you haven’t heard, Apple is a huge proponent of providing students as well as educators with the tools that they need in order to work on their assignments, projects, and lessons while they’re in school. On the device side, the company today announced a new iPad 9.7-inch, this time with support for Apple Pencil — the iPad-only smart stylus — in tow.
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If you thought you’d seen the last of Xiaomi’s budget Android handsets, think again. Online retailer Lazada, which recently held a flash sale for the entry-level Redmi 5A, has just announced that they managed to sell out of Xiaomi’s newest most affordable phone in less than one hour. That’s quite the accomplishment, considering that there are many other budget phones available in offline retailers from many different brands today.
The Redmi 5A is a budget Android phone through and through. It features a small-ish 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Its dual camera setup is comprised of a 13MP rear snapper plus a 5MP front-facing one, and it comes equipped with Low-light enhancement features, HDR, Burst mode, and facial recognition technology.
The phone also comes with the usual mix of smartphone antennas and sensors like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor, and it can take in up to two nano SIM cards at once. A microSD card slot is also available as a dedicated slot, and it is said to support up to 128GB.
The battery on the Redmi 5A holds a capacity of 3000mAh and offers eight days of standby, according to Xiaomi. The pre-installed operating system is none other than Android 7.0 Nougat — shown under the very tasteful MIUI, of course — so you know that the phone is compatible with all of the latest Android apps and games. All of this adds up to a modest yet respectable set of features, which makes the phone’s Php 4,390 price tag more than acceptable.
We’re not quite sure if you can find this phone anywhere in local retail outlets, but Lazada promises that its second batch of units is already on the way. If you’re interested in it, check out the Redmi 5A on the next flash sale, scheduled to happen on March 19 at 1:00 PM.
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