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Honor 6X offers dual-camera setup for $150

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It looks like dual-camera setups aren’t exclusive to midrange and premium phones anymore. The Honor 6X, which falls under Huawei’s Honor sub-brand, has the trendy feature, and it doesn’t cost a fortune.

Released earlier today in China, the latest entry in Huawei’s fast-growing lineup looks a lot like a midranger, but the price says otherwise.

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Here’s what we have: a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D curved glass, octa-core Kirin 655 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow with an EMUI 4.1 skin, 8-megapixel front-facing shooter, and a pair of camera lenses on the rear, consisting of 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors.

Pricing is a little trickier, but not all that complicated. The variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage goes for RMB 999 ($150), the version with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retails for RMB 1,299 ($193), and forking over RMB 1,599 ($237) gets you the best one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Honor 6X gold color

All of them are good deals, especially when you consider that even the cheapest model comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back, 4G LTE connectivity, and a large 3340mAh battery with fast charging.

Pre-orders for the Honor 6X begin today in China, and it’ll become commercially available on October 25. Colors are the usual affair, consisting of rose gold, gold, silver, gray, and blue.

This isn’t Huawei’s first attempt at mainstreaming the dual-camera feature. After implementing it on the well-received P9 flagship, the Chinese company equipped it on the $400 Honor 8 that launched in the US last month.

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Globe postpaid plans for Samsung Galaxy A51

Zero cash-out starting from ThePlan 1499!

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Have you been eyeing Samsung’s successor to its all-around midranger for a while now? The Galaxy A51 is currently available exclusively on telecommunication companies like Globe. You can choose from different plans offered, and we’ve compiled the list to help you decide.

ThePlan 2999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  31GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 300 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
  • 24 months contract period
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 2,999/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 2,999

ThePlan 2499

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  21GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 150 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 2,499/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 2,499

ThePlan 1999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  16GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 150 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,999/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,999

ThePlan 1799

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  15GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 100 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,799/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,799

ThePlan 1499

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  10GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 100 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,499/mo
One-time cashout
  • FREE
Total
  • PhP 1,499

ThePlan 1299

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  8GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 1,299/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 3,600
Total
  • PhP 4,899

ThePlan 999

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  5GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Amazon Prime Video (6 months subscription; no data included)
  • Free iflixVIP (3-months subscription; no data included)
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 999/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 6,000
Total
  • PhP 6,999

ThePlan 799

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  3GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
  • 50 min calls to all network
Freebies
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 799/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 8,400
Total
  • PhP 9,199

ThePlan 599

Samsung Galaxy A51
Data allocation
  •  2GB
Inclusion
  • Unlimited texts to all network
  • Unlimited calls to Globe/TM
Freebies
  • Free Facebook (1GB data allocation per month for 24 months)
  • Free Shipping
Contract
  • 24 months
Monthly Fee
  • PhP 599/mo
One-time cashout
  • PhP 9,600
Total
  • PhP 10,199

Meet the Samsung Galaxy A51

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a quad-camera setup: 48-megapixel main shooter, 5-megapixel depth sensor, 5-megapixel macro lens, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. It has a 6.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED display, following the Infinity-O display that houses the 32-megapixel selfie camera. It also sports a 4000mAh battery with 15W charging.

Moreover, you get Samsung staple features like Knox, Bixby Vision, Lens, Routines, and Samsung Health.

Terms and availability

The Galaxy A51 will be available via Globe Telecom. Freebies like the 6-month subscription to Amazon Prime Video and 3-month subscription to iflixVIP is available when you apply for ThePlan until June 30, 2020. Moreover, you can get a PhP 1000 Samsung Online Store voucher when you avail of this handset with Globe’s ThePlan.

To avail, call Globe’s hotline: (02) 7730-1010 for new and additional line applications, and (02) 7730-1000 for plan renewals. Lines are open from Monday to Sunday, 8 AM to 10 PM. You may also visit Globe stores near you.

SEE ALSO: Awesome Screen! Samsung Galaxy A51 now officialSamsung Galaxy A51: Price and availability in SingaporeSamsung Galaxy A51 LTE: Price and availability in the USSamsung launches online Store in the PhilippinesSamsung, Xiaomi dominate Q1 2020 Android sales

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OnePlus accidentally disables OnePlus 8 Pro’s x-ray camera worldwide

Update rolling out in India

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Weeks ago, OnePlus confirmed a brewing privacy controversy surrounding the recently released OnePlus 8 Pro. Apparently, the premium smartphone’s Photochrom filter can penetrate through thin material like plastic or clothing. Despite OnePlus’s assurances to the contrary, several reviewers have demonstrated the feature’s strong capabilities. As a result, OnePlus has promised to disable the feature temporarily before working on a more permanent solution.

Surprisingly, after all the hullaballoo, OnePlus is disabling the feature only in Chinese smartphones. Presumably, the invasive feature is a more serious threat in China, compared to other nations. However, a recent update reveals a change of mind. Further, a followup hints at conflicting decisions inside OnePlus.

In India, OnePlus 8 Pro users are receiving new OTA updates — Oxygen OS 10.5.9.IN11, 10.5.9.IN11AA, and 10.5.9.IN11DA — that carries only one item in the patch notes, as posted in the OnePlus forums. As you might expect by now, the exactly similar patches remove the Photochrom filter temporarily “for adjustment.” In this case, “temporarily” is hugely short-term. The update promises the feature’s return “around June.”

However, after users spotted the update, OnePlus has quickly issued a statement, saying that the updates rolled out accidentally. Apparently, the company did not intend to disable the feature for non-Chinese models. As such, an upcoming OTA update will re-enable the feature.

Naturally, if you don’t live in India or China, your OnePlus 8 Pro still has the controversial Photochrom filter. However, OnePlus’s lingering uncertainty in India marks similar uncertainty in handling the privacy controversy.

SEE ALSO: OnePlus 8 Pro review: Best of the best

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Can Huawei Survive Without Google?

We shouldn’t rely on one company to handle our digital life

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As the US and China saga continues, this is the right time to talk about how the trade war affects the tech world and consumers overall. This massively affected Huawei — from the ban of certain American tech parts all the way to the complete removal of Google services in its phones.

This isn’t meant to be anti-Google as we still rely on Google to do most of our tasks. At the same time, this isn’t pro-Huawei either — even if we love their phones. It’s meant to be a wake up call. A reminder to think about the choices we make when it comes to tech. Whether it be in the phones we use, the apps we enjoy, and the services we rely on.

Take a look at our take on Huawei Mobile Services here.

 

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