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Galaxy for the Planet: Samsung’s tangible climate actions

Minimizing impact on the environment by 2025

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Climate change is real. Technology giants have been committing to sustainable platforms to reduce environmental footprints over the years to come. It’s not just Apple, Google, and Netflix — Samsung is taking charge through tangible climate actions across its business.

The South Korean giant unveiled Galaxy for the Planet, the sustainability platform for its Mobile Communications business. The initiative aims to reach its targets by 2025 and evolve its commitments to address new challenges over the years.

What does Samsung hope to achieve?

At GadgetMatch, we’ve discussed the importance of a circular economy, where Dell has been leading the charge.

Samsung is taking its own steps, investing in eco-conscious materials for its products to foster circular economy. The company hopes to use various recycled materials across all its mobile products by 2025. Of course, the phone maker promises to take strength, aesthetics, and durability into consideration.

Not just that, the South Korean company aims to incorporate eco-conscious solutions into its product packaging. We all know how plastics dominate every device package, which is why Samsung is working on eliminating single-use plastics from product packaging. Samsung plans to replace unnecessary resources and materials to commit to its goal.

Energy-saving to the fullest

Energy-saving technology has been distinct across all products produced by the technology giant. From airconditioning systems, smart televisions, and other appliances — Samsung prioritizes energy efficiency and reduced power consumption.

Furthermore, Samsung holds the crown for the most energy-efficient in the mobile industry, significantly reducing the standby power consumption across its smartphone chargers to 0.02W. To achieve zero power standby consumption, Samsung will reduce it below 0.005 by 2025.

Zero waste to landfill

E-waste populates our landfills, which is why Samsung is minimizing waste generated at its mobile worksites. The commitment is to divert all waste by 2025, while also practicing sustainable efforts to reduce e-waste on a global scale.

Some of its endeavors were optimizing product lifecycle, improving product design processes, and promoting initiatives like Galaxy Upcycling, Certified Re-Newed, and Trade-In programs.

Check out Samsung’s sustainability progress through their 2021 sustainability report.

Reviews

OPPO Find X6 Pro Review: You’ll want this phone with 3 insane cameras

Great but there’s a catch

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OPPO Find X6 Pro

It’s here — the OPPO Find X6 Pro. We haven’t been this excited to do a video on a phone in a long time. This phone not only packs all the high end specs. It looks beautiful, charges insanely fast, and has the best camera on a smartphone today.

Watch our Review.

Triple 50 cameras

Like its contemporaries (the Xiaomi 13 Pro and vivo X90 Pro), it sports a 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor. It’s accompanied by a 65mm periscope lens and a 15mm ultrawide angle lens. All three have 50MP.

OPPO and Hasselblad continue their partnership on this flagship as the Find X6 Pro also has the Hasselblad Color Calibration.

For selfie enthusiasts, this one sports a 32MP f/2.4 front-facing camera.

Flagship through and through

Like most Android flagships, this one sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with RAM that goes up to 16GB and UFS 4.0 storage that goes up to 512GB.

Supporting these major features is a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Yes, it’s OPPO’s SuperVOOC tech we’ve come to know and love.

Price and availability

As mentioned earlier, the OPPO Find X6 Pro is only available in China with no immediate plans of being available elsewhere.

It retails at CNY 5,999 for the 12/256GB variant, CNY 6,499 for the 16/256GB unit, and CNY 6,999 for the larger 16/512GB model.

Meanwhile, the OPPO Find X6 (12/256GB) retails for CNY 4,499.

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OPPO Find X6 Pro now official

In China!

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The best that OPPO has to offer in the traditional slab form factor is here. The OPPO Find X6 Pro has officially launched but it’s only available in China.

You might feel even more down about that last detail when you see what this phone is packing. Its rear camera array, on paper, is easily one of the best right now.

Triple 50 cameras

Like its contemporaries (the Xiaomi 13 Pro and vivo X90 Pro), it sports a 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor. It’s accompanied by a 65mm periscope lens and a 15mm ultrawide angle lens. All three have 50MP.

OPPO and Hasselblad continue their partnership on this flagship as the Find X6 Pro also has the Hasselblad Color Calibration.

For selfie enthusiasts, this one sports a 32MP f/2.4 front-facing camera.

Flagship through and through

Like most Android flagships, this one sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with RAM that goes up to 16GB and UFS 4.0 storage that goes up to 512GB.

Supporting these major features is a 5,000mAh battery with support for 100W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Yes, it’s the SuperVOOC tech we’ve come to know and love.

Eye candy display

Naturally, the display is also top-of-the-line. It has a 6.82-inch LTPO3 AMOLED Display with Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and up to 800 nits of peak brightness.

It’s also tough, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Speaking of protection, the Find X6 Pro has an IP68 rating which means it is dust and water-resistant.

Price and availability

As mentioned earlier, the OPPO Find X6 Pro is only available in China with no immediate plans of being available elsewhere.

It retails at CNY 5,999 for the 12/256GB variant, CNY 6,499 for the 16/256GB unit, and CNY 6,999 for the larger 16/512GB model.

Meanwhile, the OPPO Find X6 (12/256GB) retails for CNY 4,499.

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ShopeePay now available for Apple services

Additional payment method

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ShopeePay, the integrated mobile wallet of the e-commerce giant, is now available as a payment method for Apple services.

That means in the Philippines, one’s ShopeePay account may be used to pay for App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, and iTunes Store purchases, iCloud storage and more.

Using ShopeePay as an Apple ID payment method eliminates the need for a credit card while still having a secure and easy way for one-tap purchases from iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more.

Customers can manage their Apple ID payment information in Settings on iPhone and iPad, or on their Mac or PC.

On the Shopee app itself, ShopeePay has been a convenient payment option for users to buy products, as well as to pay bills, top-up load, and more.

SEE ALSO: ShopeePay: 6 reasons why you need to switch now

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