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Ever wonder why it’s so hard to find a good, reliable smartphone that’s under 5.5 inches in size? We’ve wondered that for quite some time. Fortunately, there now exists a 5.2-inch model with Android that you can confidently carry with you and use every single day. It’s called the Arsenal VR One, the first and only model available from a rather newly-launched smartphone brand that aims to offer flagship features at reasonable prices.

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It’s a great feeling, consuming content–whether it be music, movies, or other forms of media–knowing that you paid for it somehow fair and square. Copying and sharing things may be easy as a few simple clicks when it comes to digital files, but knowing that you have legal possession of something you love is still good. In relation to all of this, Globe recently launched a new anti-piracy campaign called #PlayItRight, where the telco giant advocates playing content from legitimate sources. This kind of thing wouldn’t really fly back in, say, 2000, but now that we have the likes of Netflix, Spotify, and other sources like YouTube and various places around the Web, it’s a message that actually has some support. Not to mention, paying for these services is now easier than ever. Read on for a full press release where Globe goes into more detail about its #PlayItRight campaign.

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The OPPO F3 Plus may be the hottest selfie expert out right now, but it’s not exactly something that we can say is truly “for everyone.” Its screen may be too big, and its price tag a little too high for some people who just want to be able to take good, share-worthy selfies online and offline with their friends and family.

That’s why during the official launch of the F3 Plus, we opined that we could soon see the launch and release of a smaller, more affordable model, possibly called the OPPO F3. Fast forward to now, and we were right: OPPO plans to launch a new smartphone called the OPPO F3, and it’s happening about a week from now, on May 4th. We still don’t have much in terms of details at the moment, but what we do know is that the OPPO F3 is going to be the second dual-selfie cam smartphone from OPPO.

The OPPO F3 is also going to be less expensive, but by how much we just don’t know. OPPO recently posted a teaser video of the OPPO F3 on their official Facebook page, so we at least know what it looks like. It’s going to be available in gold with a white front, and has a similar layout of buttons on the side and below the display. We’ll let you know as soon as we gather more info, but for now, take a look at another photo of the OPPO F3 after the break.

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Every once in a while, we get the chance to combine two of our favorite things: geeking out about the latest tech, and eating. That’s why we got excited when we heard about OPPO partnering with the Department of Tourism for the 3rd installment of Madrid Fusión Manila at the SMX Convention Center. It’s basically a gathering of foodies with top chefs from around the world in attendance, and OPPO signed up to be one of the sponsors to help bring the event to life. Throughout the event, the chefs who attended were able to capture photos of the food that they prepared using the OPPO F1S Upgrade smartphone. That means that not only are they great at cooking delicious delicacies from the world over, but that they might as well also start writing about either food or tech, since they have the tools necessary already. No? Well, at least someone might get that idea. Read on for OPPO’s press release.

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About a month ago, we showed you what a talented designer with a creative vision can do with the latest digital textile printing solutions from one of the world’s most innovative companies. We’re talking about Epson, which back then announced its partnership with Filipino designer John Herrera, who won the Top Designer Award in London Fashion Week 2017. Well, apparently the two are still at it. In a recent press release, both Epson and John Herrera waxed poetic about the benefits of digital textile printing and how it has pretty much elevated the design of fabrics in such a way that there are even more possibilities for designers. We’ve never been much for fashion or design, but we do have taste, and we can tell from the photos made available that the pieces that were produced as a result of this collaboration have that extra oomph that only an inspired mind and a powerful tool can create. You can check out the full press release with details and pics after the break.

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It seems we have been so focused on flagships lately that we have neglected to take a look at what used to be the most hotly-contested price segment for smartphones in the local market: the low midrange. This is where a lot of people tend to find their actual daily driver, priced between 6,000 to 9,000 Pesos, and delivering just above average performance with at least one or two things that make it stand out from the competition. That could just as well be a quick description for the Asus Zenfone Live, the first Android phone that’s dedicated for social media livestreaming. We are now among the first in the Philippines to have this new model in our hands, and so we did the right thing and put it through its paces in a simple unboxing and quick review session. Read on for the details.

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Xiaomi’s latest flagship phone has just been outed. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 6, it may be the first new phone to give the Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for its money. The Mi 6 is no phablet, featuring only a 5.15-inch Full HD screen, but it’s packed full of other high-end features, including an octa-core 2.4GHz Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.

It also comes with a large 3350mAh battery, which should provide a good amount of battery life given the onboard chipset’s known power efficiency. The Mi 6 also features a dual cam setup on the back, using a combo of two 12MP camera sensors with no bulge, and up to 2x lossless zoom plus 4-axis anti-shake for video recording. The phone looks stunning in every sense of the word, though it’s now known how well it will withstand scratches with daily use.

The Mi 6’s curvy body hides a total of 4 stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner below the display, a Type-C port, and splash-resistant protection. It ships with Android 7.1.1 as standard, and will be available in White, Black, and Blue. It will also be released in two special Ceramic and Silver editions, with 18K gold camera rims for that extra premium feel. Pricing starts at around $363 or Php 18,000 for the 64GB version, around $421 or Php 21,000 for the 128GB version, and around $436 or Php 22,000 for the ceramic versions.

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