Bespoke Home Pop-up launched, Samsung expands designs

Galaxy Z Flip4 up for grabs




Samsung Singapore has launched a limited-time only Bespoke Home Pop-up just as they have expanded Bespoke Home to offer customers even more personalization options for the Bespoke Refrigerator.

It is located just outside Ngee Ann City Fountain, Orchard Road. Opening hours will be from 10AM to 9PM daily from August 20 to September 15, 2022.

Here, there will be five different themed rooms in two levels for people to see Bespoke products up close.

Visitors can get a chance to win a new Galaxy Z Flip4 5G (128GB) worth SG$ 1,398 every week when they take part in the Bespoke Home contest on Instagram with the following mechanics:

  • Snap a picture at the Bespoke Home pop-up in front of one of the thematic rooms
  • Share it as a post on Instagram and tag @samsungsg
  • Use the hashtags #SamsungBeSpokeSG and #BeSpokeHomeSG to qualify for the contest

The first 25 visitors who RSVP daily will also receive a special gift worth SG$ 45.

New collections

For the latest expansion, the Bespoke Refrigerator now includes a new Wallpaper Collection, Disney and Marvel-themed Collection, and new color options.

The Wallpaper Collection will feature eight vivid pattern designs for different aesthetic preferences. For Disney fans, Samsung gives the option to bring their favorite characters and superheroes to life.

Samsung has also added Clean Vanilla, Clean Peach, and Satin Beige to their existing color palette for the Bespoke Refrigerators.


Xiaomi 12T series now official

The brand’s latest flagship



Xiaomi 12T Pro

Xiaomi announced the global launch of its latest smartphones: The Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro.

The pair is set to rival other phones in the flagship category. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is powered by an SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm) processor. Meanwhile the standard 12T houses a Dimensity 8100-Ultra (5nm) chipset.

Both phones have a 5,000mAh battery and support Xiaomi’s 120W HyperCharge which can promise 100 percent charging in just 19 minutes, and 13.5 hours of screen-on time.

The 12T Pro has up to 12GB RAM for seamless performance, on top of a 256GB internal memory while the 12T isn’t that far behind with an 8GB RAM and the same storage capacity.

The devices also have a 6.67-inch AMOLED HDR10+ screen which comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and supports Dolby Vision and AdaptiveSync. In addition, the Pro model has an IP53 dust and splash resistance rating.

Exceptional smartphone photography

When it comes to photography, the 12T Pro features a pro-grade 200MP camera which has a large 1/1.22-inch sensor. It is capable of filming 8K videos and 4K at up to 60fps.

The 12T has a 108MP main shooter that can also record 4K videos and standard HD clips in 60fps.

With Xiaomi’s ProCut and Ultra burst, as well as advanced AI algorithms, smartphone photography will definitely be taken to the next level. Both devices likewise have 20MP selfie cameras.

Price and availability

In Singapore, the Xiaomi 12T Pro starts at SG$ 1,099 while the Xiaomi 12T retails for SG$749.

Pricing and availability details in the Philippines have yet to be revealed.

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OPPO A17 now official in Singapore

Another all-around option




OPPO is introducing another all-around option for customers in Singapore with the release of the OPPO A17 in the island.

Although the upgrades from its predecessor aren’t mindblowing, it’s still fair to think of the A17 as a better version of the OPPO A16.

The smartphone is powered by a Helio G35 processor with a 4GB base RAM and 64GB RAM. It has a 6.56-inch display with up to a 60Hz refresh rate.

What’s great about the A17 is that it has an optional RAM expansion, giving users the choice for an extra RAM of up to 4GB which can be helpful in occasions where the phone requires some heavy lifting.

The device has a 5,000mAh battery and promises up to 20 hours of usage on a single charge. With Super Nighttime Standby, the phone reduces power consumption further to just 2 or 3 percent overnight with AI capabilities detecting sleep patterns.

Like any other phone in the segment, the A17 has a 50MP main camera. Although it only has a 2MP camera alongside it in the rear and a 5MP selfie camera.

Perhaps, the only thing unique about the entry-level phone is its IPX4 water resistance rating, able to withstand splashes.

Pricing, availability

The ultra-slim device with a flat-edged middle frame and smoothed edges will be available in Lake Blue and Midnight Black option at SG$ 229.

It can be bought on OPPO’s Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, and TikTok official stores. It’s also available on authorized retailers and partner stores islandwide.

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vivo Y35 now available in Singapore

An upgrade from their Y33



vivo Y35

vivo’s newest mid-ranger in its Y series, the vivo Y35, has officially been released in Singapore.

The Y35 is available in Agate Black and Dawn Gold starting at SG$ 359. It can be purchased starting September 24 at vivo’s official Lazada and Shopee stores. It’s also available at authorized retailers, and its Concept Store at Bugis Junction and Causeway Point.

Durable, powerful

Essentially an upgraded version of the Y33, the Y35 is powered by a Snapdragon 680 processor with a maximum power of 2.4GHz. It has a base RAM of 8GB, coupled with an extended RAM of 8GB as well for a seamless experience.

The smartphone also has an internal storage capacity of 128GB. The phone also houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 44W FlashCharge, enabling a 70 percent charge in just 34 minutes.

It comes with a stylish flat frame design wherein the symmetrical rounded corners with 2.5D curvature on both the front and back stand out.

The Y35 has a 6.58-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. With Multi-Turbo 5.5 algorithm, it allows users to run multiple apps without the lag.

The phone is likewise IPX4 for water-resistance and IP5X for dust-resistance, ensuring users of durability.

Suited for mobile photography needs

When it comes to its camera setup, the Y35 has a 50MP main shooter with a large sensor, complemented by a 2MP bokeh and a 2MP macro. In front is a 16MP HD selfie camera.

The main camera has a Super Night Mode, allowing more light to enter even in poor lighting conditions. Captures are then improved significantly by the phone’s AI brightening technology, while noise is reduced by Aura Screen Light. 

For a limited time, consumers who purchase the Y35 will also receive a complimentary notebook giftbox worth SG$ 19.90.

SEE ALSO: vivo Y35: Sets the bar higher for entry-level phones


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